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Matt Wuerker

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    Quite a number of Cheney/Thanksgiving cartoons this week. Somebody needs to explain to me why I should care about the Cheney’s Thanksgiving dinner.

  2. NoMo'ol'tomcats

    NoMo'ol'tomcats said, about 3 years ago

    Wuerker forgot the 100,000-600,000 stuffed Iranians.

  3. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 3 years ago

    Dick can sit at the Lunatic Crook table………

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago


    “Somebody needs to explain to me why I should care about the Cheney’s Thanksgiving dinner.”

    If you boil things down to their essence, almost nothing should make you really care about stuff. I mean, food and shelter and preserving body temp are really the only things that matter.

    If you are asking why the subject keeps coming up, it’s a reaction to the fact that Liz Cheney moved from Virginia to Wyoming to run for Senate from there. As part of being a good Republican, she has emphasized her opposition to gay marriage, but her sister is married to a lesbian, and they have two children. Under the circumstances, family gatherings are likely to be tense. Eugene Robinson’s column about this subject is well-written and insightful.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    I understand what you’re saying, Play One, about the Cheney family’s possible internal differences. It’s just that I care no more about the Cheney family than I care about the Kardashians or Honey Boo Boo and don’t understand why multiple editorial cartoonists seem bent on convincing me that I should care.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago


    It’s the fact that the Cheney family is NOT just an internal discussion, but something that affects the politics of this nation. I can safely ignore Honey Boo Boo or the entire Kardashian clan (as indeed I do); I can’t ignore a potential senator. The political implications: (1) Cheney’s daughter feels entitled to a Senate seat because of her name and regardless of actual proven ability, which to me is cause for concern (especially after two Bushes and indeed the possibility of another Clinton) (2) Dick Cheney himself over time moved away from the anti-homosexual contingent because of his other daughter, but (3) his political heir Liz is deliberately making a point of this — is this simply cynical manipulation of the base? Or is this her genuine belief? In either case, it suggests something about her character, which applies to whether she deserves a Senate seat or could act properly in it if she got it.
    But it’s funnier to talk about Thanksgiving dinner. They’re cartoonists, not pundits!

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    You didn’t ask. I thought (and still think) it was pure political shenanigans for her to do so. Keep in mind that one of the Kennedys (I can’t keep them straight) did the same thing earlier than she did. She wore a Yankees cap, and won the election. I fault New York voters far more; she blows with the political winds…it’s a different game. But voters should have some sense of responsibility.

    In my home state, Mr. McAuliffe ran for (and won) the governorship. He was not really a Virginian, either. At least he had not served an elected office here, and that worked mightily against him. However, his opponent was so miserable that voters held their noses and voted for the lesser of the evils.

    No such situation exists in Wyoming. Their current Senator is as conservative as the rest of the state, and had full backing of the Cheney family until Liz decided to get a lucrative job based on name recognition, and the knowledge that the money would continue to flow without having to do anything to earn it (which is why most politicians run for office).

    Please do not assume to know what I think. Next time, feel free to ask me.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    ““Saddam has bought yellow cake uranium from Africa!” LIES

    And when Valerie Plame’s husband tried to convince the Bush administration about this lie, he was brushed off. As a result, he published his findings in the New York Times. As a result of THAT, Scooter Libby outed Valerie Plame, putting many of her colleagues currently in the field at risk, some of whose missions had to be scrubbed as a result. We can speculate as to whether Mr. Libby was “asked” to do someone else’s dirty work, but we can be sure that his sentence was commuted by his superiors. Truth.

  9. Subversive

    Subversive said, about 3 years ago

    Mary should just be glad they don’t make her “hang out” on the old fenceline with Matt Shepard

  10. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, about 3 years ago

    You must live a sad life, going to old threads spreading your mindless hatred of fellow citizens where it will hardly be seen.

  11. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 3 years ago

    Calling people names is all they can do. I’ve never seen a rational argument from the right.

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