Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Texas Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A White House source stated that Congress is considering awarding Vice-President Dick Cheney the Medal of Freedom, the national highest civilian commendation, for his act of bravery in shooting an attorney.

The source was quoted to say “All Americans have wanted to shoot a lawyer at one time or another and Cheney actually had the balls to do it.”

In a related story, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which issues hunting licenses, said that it will start requiring hunters wishing to bag a lawyer to have the new “lawyer’s stamp” on their hunting license. Currently Texas hunters are required to carry stamps for hunting birds, deer, and bear, at a cost of $7 annually. The new “lawyers stamp” will cost $100, but open season will be all year long.

The department further stated that although the “lawyers stamp” comes at hefty price, sales have been brisk and it is believed it will generate annual revenues in excess of $3 billion in the first year. Other states are considering similar hunting license stamps.

Thanks for sharing, Dawn!


  1. #1 coturnix
    February 25, 2006

    I made a serious meistake – I opened this page while drinking Coke. Can I have a paper-towel and some Windex, please?

  2. #2 GrrlScientist
    February 25, 2006

    uh-oh! is your computer okay? perhaps we should send the repair bill to cheney .. except he might not pay for it. he IS a dick, you know!

  3. #3 coturnix
    February 25, 2006

    Computer is OK, although Cheney looks like an Appaloosa right now. I peppered his face with Coke.

  4. #4 Sara @ YellowIbis
    February 25, 2006

    My two favorite news headlines on this incident were:

    “I shot the lawyer, but I did not shoot the deputy” (similar to above), and

    “Misses quail, hits Fox”

  5. #5 coturnix
    February 25, 2006

    Sara – I love your online store. I bookmarked it for the next holiday….

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