Dick Cheney sells out dinner event in Vancouver

Even a "mass murderer", as one Vancouver lawyer has described him, can sell out a dinner.

That's right. Vancouver's Bon Mot Book Club says its Dick Cheney speaking event is full.

However, an email sent out today (September 19) by club organizer Leah Costello noted eight tickets had been "released" and were available for the taking. The price of admission? $500.

Cheney is coming to the Vancouver Club (915 West Hastings Street) next Monday (September 26) to promote his book In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir. The event gets underway at 6 p.m.

Gail Davidson, cofounder of the group Lawyers Against the War, has called on the Canadian government to either keep the former U.S. vice president out of the country or to arrest and prosecute him for crimes against humanity.

Meanwhile, local antiwar activists are planning to give Cheney "the welcome he deserves". The StopWar Coalition is calling for a protest starting at 5:30 p.m. outside the event at the Vancouver Club.

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Bellatrix76
Damn scalpers!
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Hey Jude
Remember when our colleague and friend Marc Emery hassled John Walters. Walters payed a visit to our friend and we all know where he is now. Everyone who is protesting better make sure they cannot be identified. Never can tell what evil lurks beneath.
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judi sommer
Ah,Bellatrix 76, love your ironic comment. As a curious aside, Michael Moore, who is not Cheney's biggest fan, was in town last night.Hetold HiIS sold-out crowd (at an accessible $21 a ticket including HST) that he and Cheney were nearly neck and neck for book sales. according to the NY Times best sellers list. Given Moore's book was just launched last week and Cheney's has been out for awhile, let's hope this bodes well for 2012! Wonder why Cheney's event hasn't sold out?Hmm...
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uknow
If he could do it all over again he'd still invade the wrong country
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Mark Fornataro
Its not too late. For $500 you can throw your smelliest old shoe at Dickhead!
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Mackenna
How disgusting, rich Vancouver idiots. Cheney should not be invited to Vancouver, he should not set foot in this city. He should not be welcome here. Give your heads a shake, clowns.
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faux pas
the same club brought in Sarah Palin last year to promote her book..
Is there a pattern here?
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Mark D'Antoni
Outrageous news. Cheney is a despicable character in American history. I am sure Vancouver will give him "the welcome he deserves."
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RonS
This so called sick example of a man is a coward. While elegible for the draft to go to Viet Nam he avoided it, not once, six times. Then he has the balls to send troops over to Iraqe to protect the oil fields. What a piss poor example this book club is and it's owners. How do you look yourselves in the mirror in the morning? Oh yeah, it's a rose coloured mirror!
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flora-jean
weapons, oil, and mining buddies ... I wonder what they do with the books?
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uknow
He should be refered to as 'the dick cheney'.
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CompassionSolvesAll
Bon Mot usually has sponsors for each event.

I suggest finding out who some of the sponsors are for the event and letting them know how you feel about Bon Mot.

If the Hotel is a sponsor, guess who will be staying over night!
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Roedy Green
hen Canada signed on to the world court we agreed to arrest war criminal fugitives.Cheney has freely admitted to torture and aiding and abetting two aggressive wars (a capital offence). The only reason not to arrest him would be fear of illegal reprisals from the USA. WE ARE LEGALLY REQUIRED TO ARREST CHENEY. Seriously, do you think Obama would risk war to protect Cheney? Even if Cheney spent a night in jail before Harper sprung him, it would rattle him and keep him from defiling Canada with his presence in future.
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Mary Atkins
The worst war criminal of the 2nd millenium?
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Mosby
I think Cheney deserves the same respect and dignity that the Navy Seals gave to Bin Laden.
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Xtina
Cheney heard the sound of $$$ rustling and is compelled to come running--you know like Komodo dragons during feeding time at the zoo.
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Rolando
Why such whining, low class vitriol and hate?
We should be proud of our free speech and welcome such a renown visitor, even if you disagree with him.
It's called free enterprise tourism and it's economically healthy.
Sounds like some of you would rather welcome Machmud Amadinijad and his band of sharia law assassins?
Who cares if free people spend their own after tax dollars on their own free choice? If you don't like it, you are free to not attend.
We have to learn to appreciate and protect our freedoms more.

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Jim Curry
Cheney was a high ranking soldier in the Bush Crime family, a criminal of the worst sort and should be treated as such. He shouldn't be selling out theaters, he should be in an orange jump suit geting romamnced by Bubba.
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RMurphy
Canadians must pay heed to who the sponsors of Cheney's book tour are. These are the sponsors and legitimizers of human rights violations and war crimes:

Book Sponsor: Toronto Dominion Bank
Education Sponsor: Sauder School of Business, University of BC
Media Sponsor: The Globe and Mail.
Patron Reception Sponsors: KPMG, Maclaghlan & Blakes, Elo Luongo
Author Reception Sponsor: Dean Knight Capital Management Ltd.
Gift Sponsor: Peter & Joanne Brown Foundation
Salong Conversation Sponsor: Haywood Securities Inc.

http://www.bonmotclub.com/vancouver/vancouver_series2011-2012.html
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campbell
A quick abduction and a lengthy waterboarding are in order here!!
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