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So you're saying Dick "Go F*ck Yourself" Cheney is not well-liked? Go figure.

Posted by: Brian T. Traylor | Jun 3, 2008 12:08:26 AM

Hey Brian...go f*ck yourself.

Posted by: Mary Jo Kopechne | Jun 3, 2008 12:54:11 AM

Hey Brian...go f*ck yourself.
Posted by: Mary Jo Kopechne


with a '67 Olds 88, Brian ....

Posted by: iamfelix | Jun 3, 2008 1:42:33 AM

...what? Someone actually expected CLASS from Democrats?

Posted by: DaveP. | Jun 3, 2008 4:30:41 AM

What kills me about Brian and jack-offs like him is that they don't even know the background on that story. Pat Leahy was accusing Cheney of war profiteering in Senate hearings around Halliburton. But Leahy already knew Cheney had not only lost a third of the value of his Halliburton stock since entering office, Cheney also had given all the money he was due to recieve from Halliburton (from deferred compensation plans) to charity.

So Dick Cheney gives his Golden Parachute to charity, loses millions in stock he can't sell because he's V.P., and to top it off Haliburton secured the military supply contracts years before the war even started because the only three firms in the world eligible to bid had agreed to take it in turns to supply the military in ten year shifts back in the 90's, under a deal worked out by the Clinton administration. A deal which guarantees a profit of no more than and no less than 1% on all contracts with the allowance for a 2% bonus if supplies arrive ahead of schedule and under cost.

Leahy called him a crook for the cameras and then he wants his picture taken with Cheney on the Senate floor. "Go Fuck Yourself" indeed. Leahy's lucky he didn't get cracked in the jaw. That's what I would have done.

Posted by: The Apologist | Jun 3, 2008 7:51:08 AM

I forgot: via Joe Sherlock's The View From The Windshield. Always a fun and interesting blog!

Posted by: Tom McMahon | Jun 3, 2008 12:40:47 PM

The difference being, of course, that Cheney's heart attacks haven't been fatal and Kennedy's tumor likely will be. Which, you surely realize, influences the level of humor in a given situation.

I'd be interested to see if there were any jokes made about Vice President Cheney's heart attacks while he was undergoing medical care. I'm guessing not many.

So: This is pretty much just made-up, crackpot BS, another case of conservatives finding offense in something that doesn't exist. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Tom | Jun 3, 2008 4:45:59 PM

Tom: "I'd be interested to see if there were any jokes made about Vice President Cheney's heart attacks while he was undergoing medical care. I'm guessing not many."

You would be guessing, like most bed-wetting liberals, wrong.

Posted by: fred mertz | Jun 3, 2008 10:25:03 PM

Mary Jo,

Eloquent.

Because I pointed out that Dick Cheney is not well-liked, I'm told to fuck myself? One mustn't expect class from this bunch of commenters either.

The Apologist,

"What kills me about Brian and jack-offs like him is that they don't even know the background on that story."

You presume too much - I know the back story. Society tends to hate those in power at the time even if their outbursts are perfectly justified.

Posted by: Brian T. Traylor | Jun 3, 2008 11:13:12 PM

Fred:

It's hard to argue against your considered logic and irrefutable evidence. You serve as a fine example of the inherent reasonableness of conservatives.

Posted by: Tom | Jun 3, 2008 11:21:10 PM

http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/blcheneyquotes.htm

Google will give you many more.

Tom -- Go *please* yourself. You are ignorant and a fine example of a wing nut dipstick.

Thank you for re-enforcing my point.

Posted by: fred mertz | Jun 4, 2008 10:36:37 PM

Yes, certainly "discomfort in Dick Cheney's leg" (the first joke you cite) is the same thing as a terminal brain tumor.

Hey, Fred: You getting along OK with Ethel? You seem a little tightly wound.

Posted by: Tom | Jun 5, 2008 1:07:29 PM

You could redraw these boxes replacing Cheney with Bill Clinton's bypass which was equal fodder for humor, and Kennedy as Ronald Reagan's battle with Alzheimer's as it was lionized.

Dick Cheney has said a lot of things on par with Go *** yourself that wouldn't require a 67 Olds. the point is he's abrasive, ask yer boy Scott McClellan about that..

btw Newt Gingrich called he said he needs you to give back this outdated form of binary divisive politics, because its see through and worn out.

When in doubt, reduce your opponents in the argument to silly names like bed wetters so you don't have to worry about reason or logic. Like BTT i also found it ironic that Dave P expects civility and class as most of the posts either tell someone to F off or call them a school yard name.

Here's where you tell me to bust my own wing nut.

Posted by: Erm | Jun 12, 2008 3:52:37 PM

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