fly fishing for the bourgeoisie (elite and filthy wealthy)

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  1. loose ferrule

    loose ferrule New Member

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    From the SeattlePI ... regarding Dick (head) Cheney.
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    "Vice" is a skilled fly fisherman, despite his abysmal environmental record. Air Force II used to be parked all during August at the Jackson, Wyo., airport. Visitors to Grand Teton National Park were shooed away to make streams a secure location for Cheney's angling.

    Doubtless, he'll be back in the Tetons this summer, hopefully stripped of the top-heavy security screen.

    Back in Washington, D.C., however, Cheney is casting for bigger fish. Obama isn't biting, but other opponents are taking the bait.

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    Ignoring the politics, because this is a fly fishing board :), but everyone who voted for this turd needs to be lashed with a 15ft spey rod ...
     
  2. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    I ~think~ he gets secret service for life like the president, if he wants it.
     
  3. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Secret service is one thing, I don't grudge him that, but hopefully "shooing away" other anglers from public water will not be required or permitted.
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  4. Brett Angel

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    iagree
     
  5. Mike T

    Mike T Active Member

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    That would infuriate me just as if I was stuck in the hours long traffic jam in Manhatten caused by Obama's "date night".

    All politicians have a dramatically over developed sense of entitlement.
     
  6. Plecoptera

    Plecoptera Active Member

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    A couple years ago around this time of year I was in Idaho Falls and the entire SF Snake was closed down for the day so Cheney could fish there. The economic loss and time lost from the guides probably made this an expensive fishing trip when you look at the cost to the local economy and the cost to beef up security around the river corridor.:beathead:
     
  7. smc

    smc Active Member

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    Who ya gonna call? Dave Monti!:rofl:
     
  8. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Yes, but . . . .

    All it takes is one whacked-out head case with a gun who thinks if he pulls the trigger, Jodi Foster will then magically love him.

    Look no further than the anti-abortionist last week, who, committed to preserving the 'sanctity of life', took another. Don't ever understimate people's ability to believe in their own perverse logic.

    Or for that matter, Dick Cheney himself, who shoots his own friends!

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  9. jcalderon

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    Hell, if he hit Cheney that would be a great shot!!!
     
  10. _WW_

    _WW_ Geriatric Skagit Swinger

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    I pity the fool that tries to teach him to spey cast...

    ...and I'm sure the river was emptied not for Cheney's safety, but ours!
     
  11. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    He probably has an assistant cut overhanging brush along the stream edge so he could float a dry fly.... I'd like to fish with a barb on my fly near him.... :D
     
  12. EasyE

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    I have friends that live in the area and fish the S. Fork often. What a cluster it is when he shows up.
     
  13. fisheral87

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    What a joke. At least Obama didn't lock down Manhattan. What does jet fuel run at these days?
     
  14. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    I usually hate these threads as they turn South early. This one is in danger of just that. I do have some experience with this issue though.

    When I was in upstate New York Poppy Bush fished the Douglaston Salmon Run during peak salmon season. The whole stretch was locked down. It was a private section so I'm sure he paid. I had little issue with it, politics aside. He was a former president and people do occasionally freak out an go after ex-prez's.

    I do think , however, that due to the insulated nature of the position, a strange perception of things can develop. Presient Bush for instance, likely had a very positive experience fishing a piece of water that is normally crowded. His perception of private water and the stocking of Pacific salmon in the great lakes was informed by what he experienced. That experience was far different than the normal American experience.

    Sox 6 Yankees 5,
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  15. Dan Cuomo

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    Thanks for one more reason to dislike our former VP, as if I needed another. I have friends in JH and Driggs who regularly send me anti-Cheney bits from the local papers. To say he is less than appreciated by the locals is an understatement.