January 18, 2011

"Cheney's heart transplant. Wouldn't that be the worst day ever? Not only are you dead but they've given your heart to THAT prick!"

A comment on Facebook (from one of my friends) on this article.

75 comments:

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

Where's the "civility bullshit" tag?

The Crack Emcee said...

That prick public servant who's kept your dumb ass and the country safe by advocating policies you're too stupid to appreciate.

What a fucking loser.

The Crack Emcee said...

And BTW - nice friends you got there, Ann.

Fritz said...

And BTW - nice friends you got there, Ann.

Price of being an academic.

Rialby said...

This is the kind of stuff I feared when Bush was President. If, God forbid, he or Cheney got killed, I guarantee there would be idiots who celebrated in the real or virtual streets. What do you do then? Do you punch them in the face? What if they're your friend?

How did people react to all of the "I wish Palin were dead" remarks from last week on Twitter/FB/etc.

SteveR said...

Plenty of folks like Cheney, and he gets extra points for telling Leahy FU.

Jay said...

But remember, only conservatives engage in heated rhetoric.

Bob_R said...

You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that, oil and water were the same as wind and air to you. You just slept the big sleep, not caring about the nastiness of how you died or where you fell. Me, I was part of the nastiness now.

Kevin said...

Just part of the famed compassion of the Left...

Coketown said...

And lo, all the hearts from Hooville Hospital would not work--for Cheney had a heart that was three sizes too small.

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

Stack Cheney up against Gore and Biden and what do you get?

Yeah....

AJ Lynch said...

Come on - It is a funny juxtaposition. Well thought out joke & punch line. And it's interchangeable - could be used on whichevrr party you hate.

Fred4Pres said...

People can be such assholes. Civility is just a one way street.

chickelit said...

I heard that Marilyn Monroe made some awful friends during her ascent.

You should encourage your friend to comment here. Now. Today

chickelit said...

AJ Lynch said...
Come on - It is a funny juxtaposition. Well thought out joke & punch line. And it's interchangeable - could be used on whichevrr party you hate.

OK if it was a joke then they should definitely comment here.

TWM said...

If I had a friend (FB or otherwise) who said that I would dump them quick. Fortunately I would never have a friend like that so . . .

mesquito said...

My neighbor has a donor heart. Right before a Labor Day weekend his doctor told him to stay close to the phone, because somebody was sure to wreck their motorcycle over the holiday. That's exactly what happened. New ticker!

Methadras said...

Hey Ann, would you be so kind as to tell us who your friend is, so I can with as much civility I can muster, tell him to go fuck himself?

Jason said...

I was having a beer at a venue I used to play music at frequently, the day Jerry Falwell died. One of the regulars, and a musician I knew walked in with a cake he baked in celebration of Jerry Falwell's death.

I didn't take the offered piece. I regret now that I didn't take the whole cake and dump it in the trash.

The man who baked the cake was a friend, and a very nice, sweet man. But with a very big moral blind spot, as is common among liberals.

He died of lung cancer a short time later. That was one of the last times I saw him.

I miss him.

But I should have pissed him off over that cake.

Browndog said...

Still able to hate from beyond the grave?

Impressive.

A lifetime of hate just isn't enough for some on the left.

MadisonMan said...

Stack Cheney up against Gore and Biden and what do you get?

Yeah.

800 pounds?

TosaGuy said...

I guess I have better things to do than stew in hate about a retired vice president.

lyssalovelyredhead said...

Stack Cheney up against Gore and Biden and what do you get?

Yeah.

800 pounds?


And most of it in balls.

dont tread 2012 said...

When I saw the interview I couldn't help but imagine all the lefties that will undoubtedly cheer when Dick Cheney passes.

Civility indeed.

Blackhearts, every one of them.

tim maguire said...

I'd say you have lousy taste in friends, but most of my friends would be happy to retell that joke too. That's what happens when you're surrounded by liberals; if you want to have friends, they're the only raw material available.

The Elder said...

Count this as proof of how the word "friend" has been cheapened by Facebook.

Michael said...

Bill Frist could pop one in Dick's chest before you could say jack robin!! Dick Cheney is as real as they come, an actual grown up in a world of brats and babies.

What Crack said.

AJ Lynch said...

Althouse - you are on facebook? I thought there was an age limit.

jr565 said...

Crack Emcee wrote:
"That prick public servant who's kept your dumb ass and the country safe by advocating policies you're too stupid to appreciate."


And yet, Obama ends up adopting half these policies in his continuance of his war on terror. And yet, whereas these policies made Cheney Darth Vader and the Emperor rolled into one, under Obama these policies are not even worth mentioning. Policies are only negative if they cause embarrasment to those in the wrong party. The same policies in Obama's hands and it's turkey with gravy.

EDH said...

My Heart Belongs to Cheney.

jr565 said...

Ann's friend can suck Cheney's ballsack.

edutcher said...

This is why the New Civility doesn't have a prayer. It's the old gag about the scorpion and the turtle.

They just can't resist it.

Fen said...

2004. Clinton. Quad Bypass.

Conservatives: "Grats and here's to a speedy recovery"


2011. Cheney. Heart Transplant.

Democrats: "Worst. Day. Ever."

Fen said...

Squishy Moderate: "Both sides need to stop"

[...]

Eric said...

"What's happened over time is the technology's gotten better and better and we've gotten more and more experience with people living with this technology," he said. "So I'll have to make a decision at some point whether or not I want to go for a transplant. But we haven't addressed that yet."

The two minutes of Cheney hate aside, let me say technology sometimes sneaks up on you. I'm amazed a guy who has five heart attacks under his belt has the option of deciding whether or not he wants to "go for" a transplant.

Pogo said...

In which Democrats reveal exactly how national health care would over time become grotesquely deformed by politics, payback, and petty grievances.

Humans being what they are, this sort of meanness and evil will work its way into the process. It's inevitable.

Michael said...

Cheney is a very interesting guy and never had the reputation of a hard line conservative until the Bush presidency. He is a very agile speaker and debater. In the biography of Cheney that I read, there was some discussion of the fact that Bush aides wanted him off TV because he is so calm and well spoken when Bush was somewhat awkward as a speaker. They did not want the contrast. Cheney is an example of walking, talking competence.

phx said...

That's pretty funny. That's like something Mort Sahl would have said.

Daniel Fielding said...

The friend who made that comment is an stupid, ungrateful, wretch.

AST said...

Dick Cheney, may he live forever, is the kind of leader we need. No more empathy, please. Governments don't have feelings. They have one obligation: to protect our lives, liberty and property rights, and require us to be responsible, so that a free society can prosper and remain healthy.

Mark said...

Considering what I've done to my body, I'd guess the only thing anyone would get from me would be my tendons, but even if it were Kim il Jong, I'd have to say, "My species, right or wrong."

Or in other words, let the ideas win or lose on their own merits. And if that goes over anyone's head, too bad.

JAL said...

Haha. And Rush Limbaugh should die too.

What is it with lefties?

Not for that, but I (almost) never check my facebook. I'm lucky if I can remember how to sign in.

If anyone said that I wouldn't even see it.

But then I have a confusing mixture of people on facebook who have no connection at all except a little string tied to a part of me that most of the others have no idea about.

But no one I can think of there would say that. I don't think.

Not looking.

{What is it about lefties? They are so middle school.}

Alex said...

May Darth Cheney live forever and haunt the souls of leftie ghouls FOREVER!

peter hoh said...

Rialby, there is a dark underbelly of unpleasantness to a lot of partisans. The worst really are full of passionate intensity.

When news broke that Paul Wellstone (and others) died in a plane crash, there were people who drove to his campaign office in order to taunt those who were gathering to pay their respects. Real classy.

Would that it were so, but I am certain that you will be able to find similar examples when either Vice President Cheney or President George W. Bush die.

Incivility will not go away.

murgatroyd666 said...

But ... But "progressives" are entitled to say things like that, because they're ethically superior to the rest of us. They hold the moral high ground, and that's what gives them the right to rule. Just ask 'em, they'll tell you!

Larry said...

Always liked Cheney. Wish him well.

Bob_R said...

@Peter Koh - Great urban legend.

Mick said...

Cheney is a Traitor to America. He allowed the Usurper (Obama-- his father Obama Sr., was NEVER a citizen) to pass the Electoral College.

rdkraus said...

If you want to check the current status of liberal civility, go to the NYT website and read their comments re: Joe Lieberman's retirement.

vet66 said...

Cheney made the bad guys of the world nervous and poor sleepers. The lefties give them a good laugh as they fall to sleep dreaming of yet another way to weaken our way of life.

Perpetual adolescents such as the "...worst day ever" post are lost in the magnificence of themselves and their ego feeding loser friends.

Cheney is a leader. He also represents the father figure most of the left never had the benefit of.

Mr. Forward said...

Mr. Crack Emcee, I want to sincerely apologize for asking you to be civil a few threads back. If you had taken my advice we never would have gotten this wisdom:

The Crack Emcee said...
"That prick public servant who's kept your dumb ass and the country safe by advocating policies you're too stupid to appreciate..."

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Let's quit pretending this whole civility charade has anything to do with how we talk to each other as individuals. It's all about controlling the spin for the masses.

Orinoco said...

Its finally starting to make sense. Cheney is Darth Vader. Obama is the son of Darth Vader. Luke!

TOTWTYTR said...

This is the kind of stuff I feared when Bush was President. If, God forbid, he or Cheney got killed, I guarantee there would be idiots who celebrated in the real or virtual streets. What do you do then? Do you punch them in the face? What if they're your friend?

If you have the type of person who would celebrate the death of a sitting President as your friend, you need to get a better class of friend.

Original Mike said...

So much for civility week.

Given how Cheney and Bush have been treated for the last decade, it is amazing that the likes of Paul Krugman can claim, with a straight face, that the hate comes predominately from the right.

Cincinnatus said...

Many of us who are conservative became that way after we had children. Who grew up to be liberal. Until they had kids.

From what I have seen and read, Mr. Cheney is a wonderful dad.

Milwaukee said...

The Left seems to consist of a lot of pampered princesses, whose expectation of compromise is "Do what I want, slower than I want, but do what I want." They are blind to all the heated, hateful rhetoric they threw at G.W.Bush, but anybody who objects to Obama is racist, regardless of the reasons for objecting.

Eugene Robinson had this to say today "In the spirit of civil discourse, I'd like to humbly suggest that Sarah Palin please consider being quiet for a while. Perhaps a great while." He is neither humble nor civil, and just adds to the background noise, not to the debate.

Y'all notice how Cindy Sheehan is now a footnote in "anti-war protests under Bush"? When the pushing and shoving is done, many on the left will be disposed of, as once they were "useful idiots", then they will simply be "idiots". Nothing gracious is the way you will be dumped.

I Callahan said...

If I had a friend that celebrated the death of an ex vice president (even the lefty ones), and did in front of me, then yes, I would punch him in the face.

stinkylegs said...

I was in college when Reagan was shot, and a friend (not close) eagerly said, "Did he die?" Never felt the same about him after that....

Wacky Hermit said...

Wait, I thought you weren't supposed to care about what happened to your estate after you died, because (as Mr. Weiner put it) you're already dead. So why the hell would you care what happened to your heart after you were already dead?

VW: gededog. What you should do if you're very stressed.

virgil xenophon said...

Erm, edutcher@8:29, it's the Scorpion and the "Frog,' good sir. (Kinda hard for the Scorpion's sting to get thru the Turtles shell, dontcha thimk?)

bunyun68 said...

To quote a friend of Dick Cheney, your friend is a "Major League Asshole."

McGehee said...

I think if Cheney were to need somebody else’s heart, it should be that of a liberal.

I hear they’re delicious.

Original Mike said...

@McGehee: I would have thought they'd be bitter.

McGehee said...

@Original Mike: Well, some people like espresso...

GM Roper said...

Remember when the Left was delighted at the choice of Cheney because it lent "W" "GRAVITAS?"

Hey lefties, be careful of what you wish for, because the wish might come true and bite you in the nether regions.

Dan said...

@Peter Koh:

As a lifelong Minnesotan, I call bullsh*t on people going to Wellstone's office and taunting people until I see proof. That's not how conservatives operate, and CERTAINLY not in a state where people are known for (at least their superficial) "niceness". We're just not that "in your face", preferring a more passive-aggressive approach.

Like, for instance, trying to hijack a dead Senator's memorial service and turn it into a political rally. I *can* prove that *that* happened, and it's very much in character for Minnesotans. I've no doubt something similar could have happened if it had been a GOP senator, too...but it was exceptionally disgusting that it was Wellstone, given that he, while entirely misguided, was probably the only senator in the country who actually meant most of what he said.

bandmeeting said...

And yet, Obama ends up adopting half these policies in his continuance of his war on terror.

New York, on a weekend day during the Dubya years, was filled with various street corner protests such as the anti-war grannies.

Where did they go? What changed? We are still in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Why do I have to go to the Google Account page, now daily, to reset my password?

Semper said...

But how will they keep the liberal heart from bleeding?

McGehee said...

@Semper: I understand pan-searing over a medium flame helps.

peter hoh said...

Bob R @ 6:07 and Dan @ 9:30: Not an urban legend. I witnessed it with my own eyes and ears.

McGehee said...

@peter hoh -- Then you won't have any trouble offering dates and times. And links, if possible.

The Crack Emcee said...

Mr. Forward,

Mr. Crack Emcee, I want to sincerely apologize for asking you to be civil a few threads back.

Apology accepted, and I think quite highly of you for saying so.

Conservatives 4 Better Dental Hygiene said...

I guess this is your way of saying that you really don't support private health care decisions, and think that the government (Cheney) deserves to make our health care decisions for us.

Thanks for showing us your true colors, Socialists.

peter hoh said...

McGehee, October 25, 2002.

Exactly how am I supposed to supply a link to something I witnessed?