December 30, 2020

Just so we're clear...

Backstory: "Dick Cheney hunting accident" (Wikipedia).

48 comments:

rhhardin said...

It's just one of the components of humor. Somebody's having a that's not funny moment.

Ann Althouse said...

Of course, if you click on "Dick Cheney" in the "trending" sidebar at Twitter, you'll get the usual detritus of a Twitter trend that is just a person's name: lots of people saying I had to click to see if he died. In the case of Cheney, there are many people who think they look good proclaiming their hope that he's died.

But the original trend got started because of that hunting picture Cruz tweeted and the joke that he should go hunting next time with Cheney (Cheney having famously shot a guy in the face once while out hunting).

stlcdr said...

While I did find that mildly humorous, remembering the dick Chaney incident, it does remind us of the double standard (and that’s putting it mildly) that exists.

stlcdr said...

(OT: is spell check getting worse? Had to correct duck chancy to Dick Cheney and it still didn’t get it right)

Earnest Prole said...

I’m sure we can all agree this joke is hilarious when the target’s political affiliation differs from our own — otherwise it’s Just Not Funny.

Masscon said...

Love trumps hate...

Big Mike said...

But the original trend got started because of that hunting picture Cruz tweeted and the joke that he should go hunting next time with Cheney (Cheney having famously shot a guy in the face once while out hunting).

@Althouse, a particularly unfunny joke. You demean yourself republishing it.

tds said...

side note: the lady encouraging Ted Cruz to go hunting with Dick Cheney describes herself as "America's best christian" in her twitter profile. She even offers americasbestchristian@gmail.com e-mail address

Ann Althouse said...

Between rh and Big Mike, I'm either failing to see the humor or I'm actually endorsing the humor.

Could you 2 guys fight it out? It's 6 in the morning. What's your problem?!

Kevin said...

If the joke doesn’t work when you change the name to Elizabeth Warren, it’s not a joke.

That is, when the joke was about Dick Cheney it was universally fine.

This is not a joke about Dick Cheney.

lb said...

Did you read the comments below the tweet? It is sobering to realize how many people are that sick in this world and are cheering each other on out loud in public

Francisco D said...

I will bet that Dick Cheney finds it somewhat funny.

He is a mature adult not a liberal Democrat.

D.D. Driver said...

The offensive part for me is that it's a lame, tired joke that way past it's expiration date. It's like telling a Lorena Bobbitt joke in 2020.

Big Mike said...

I’m right.

Big Mike said...

And it’s 7:00 am here in Virginia.

Earnest Prole said...

It's like telling a Lorena Bobbitt joke in 2020.

Lorena Bobbitt jokes will never peter out.

Danno said...

Since I don't do twitter I thought Ted Cruz was posing after he bagged his daily limit of libtards.

Temujin said...

Meh. Cruz has their number every time he takes them on. Which is pretty much daily. And that's why they hate him. He's brilliant and he's not going anywhere.

D.D. Driver said...

Lorena Bobbitt jokes will never peter out.

I wish you would cut that out.

rhhardin said...

Scott Adams has a list of ingredients for jokes. A joke needs at least two, preferably three. The humor impaired (30% of the population) can use it like autism people do as a checklist against bad interpretation

1. Clever: "You recognize clever when you see it. It's just combining things that people didn't think you were going to combine, but yet you somehow made it work."
2. Naughty: "Naughty is usually just sex or bathroom jokes."
3. Bizarre: "Bizarre just means two things out of place."
4. Cruel: "Cruelty is a staple in humor. Cruel just means something bad happened to somebody or you said something unkind to somebody. You know cruel when you see it."
5. Cute: "Cute is usually just kids and animals."
6. Recognizable: "Humor usually requires that you recognize something about the subject of the joke being like your experience or like yourself. It's either like somebody you know, like you, but has to be familiar. Something you recognize."

BUMBLE BEE said...

And may Mrs. "superchristian" Bowers chase after Kyle Rittenhouse.

donald said...

So it’s not funny when others wish death upon the monster wishing death on others. Is that because she’s female and it might cause hormonal damage to all the wimmenz?

Sebastian said...

Correction: Twitter is a cesspit of prog sociopaths.

The Gipper Lives said...

Stop It
Stop It Now

If this disgraceful fraud were ratified by our Corrupt Swamp, then it would be the Corrupt Swamp that would have to give way. Nothing I know about this President tells me he will curl up in the fetal position and accept this Ballot Coup, Biden Coup or Beijing Coup, knowing full well that he won in a landslide. Nothing.

But this is bigger than President Trump. Eighty million voters are not going to have their voice throttled and choice stolen to be replaced with a Chinese Poodle and his Jezebel whore.

You can’t have a re-public-an form of government when your public consists of dead people, house pets, houseplants, superheroes, Civil War veterans, imaginary friends, illegal aliens, NPCs, cartoon characters, entire cemeteries, vegetarians with wilting beards, Bolshevik commissars (half gangster, half gramophone), earnest ladies in sandals, shock-headed Marxists chewing polysyllables, escaped Quakers, birth-control fanatics, Uni-Party backstairs-crawlers and the entire Fictional American-Community casting billions of fairytale ballots for a basement-dwelling doormat with a questionable pulse, tabulated on Hugo Chavez Brand(tm) voting machines by people who can’t decide how many genders there are.

But we’re not going to overthrow the government. No, that’s already been done.

We’re going to overthrow those who have already overthrown the government–the government of the people, by the people and for the people. As President Lincoln put it; “We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”

It is untenable. It would mean the ratification of a Permanent CIA/FBI American Police State Apparatus and the Death of Free and Fair Elections in this nation. You cannot have this. No. Just No.

Once upon a time in a land far, far away and so long ago there was a magazine whose mission was “to stand athwart History, yelling Stop!”. That magazine is now a shell of a shell, having been co-opted by a grumpy rump who grovel for Globalist Danegeld. Robert Conquest was wrong--sometimes an explicitly right-wing organization becomes left-wing when the money runs out and the fickle finger of fate defenestrates. These guys would rather be ruled by Chinese telecom oligarchs than the first two thousand names in the Boston phone book.

Yet the orphaned mission remains.

It is now only President Trump and his 80 million voters who stand athwart, commanding History to Stop! #StopTheSteal!

So proceed at your own peril, Swamp Creatures. But you will not steal our voice, steal our choice, steal our elections, steal our Rights and steal our futures, if we have to take apart the Corrupt Swamp bog by bog and brick by brick.

We’re yelling “Stop!” Are you listening? I don’t think you are.

Because if you don’t stop, if you can’t stop, if you cant make yourself stop, then, by the Grace of Almighty God, we will stop it for you.

Because we won't Stop, either. Not Ever. Our Cause is Freedom.

What's yours?

Lovernios said...

"Lorena Bobbitt jokes will never peter out.

I wish you would cut that out." - D. D. Driver

I agree. Cut us some slack.

stevew said...

Manufactured controversy, so what else is new.

Ted Cruz gives at least as good as he gets in these things. I'm willing to bet that he laughed when he saw it. Because it's funny.

exhelodrvr1 said...

The issue isn't whether it's funny or not. It is funny. The issue is that if someone makes a similar comment next time a Demo pol takes a photo op holding a shotgun, they will be burnt at the stake.

JML said...

We have some ballsy, in your face humor this morning. And the usual assortment of dick comments.

The person who tweeted it is a Canadian, and it is a parody site/account, just not as deep or clever as Titania.

glam1931 said...

Mrs. Betty Bowers, "America's Best Christian", is an anti-Christian parody site. I'm surprised more folks here aren't aware of her; she's played by Deven Green, and the character was created and written by writer Andrew Bradley. Their stuff has been online for many years.

Rusty said...

exhelodrvr1 said...
"The issue isn't whether it's funny or not. It is funny. The issue is that if someone makes a similar comment next time a Demo pol takes a photo op holding a shotgun, they will be burnt at the stake."
It's OK. Democrats don't hunt or own guns. Those of us that do are like an alien form of life to them.

JK Brown said...

Twitter lives up to to its root word. Regardless of the marketing, the business model is to facilitate middle school mean girl interaction.

Twit - To vex by bringing to notice, or reminding of, a fault,
defect, misfortune, or the like; to revile; to reproach; to
upbraid; to taunt; as, he twitted his friend of falsehood.
[1913 Webster]

Lurker21 said...

I would miss Senator Urkel if anything ever happened to him.

Cheney, not so much.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Say something like that directed at any democrat. Twitter will not allow your calls for violence.

Michael said...

Cruz is holding his gun wrong. He should hold by the barrels. Doing it his way is good for knocking someone’s teeth out. He should know better.

Leland said...

Twitter needs to chose if it is a publisher or open forum. Considering Twitter has censored lesser items based on politics; it seems to be more of a publisher, and therefore should be held responsible for republishing items like this. To help others, I prefer Twitter be an open platform, but then I don't use it because they prefer to censor like a publisher.

Darrell said...

Doing it his way is good for knocking someone’s teeth out

And? That's why I do it.

Jupiter said...

Ted Cruz and Dick Cheney hunting some Canadian Communist with birdshot sounds pretty damn funny to me.

Jupiter said...

"Cruz is holding his gun wrong."

Oh, knock it off. Go make a 20-minute youtube video called "How To Hold Your Shotgun over Your Left Shoulder While Someone Is Taking Your Picture".

Matthew Heintz said...

The Gipper lives @ 7:45 ; Couldn't have said it better myself, thank you very much!

PB said...

I hate having to chew carefully so as not to crack a tooth on birdshot.

Skeptical Voter said...

Go hunting with Elizabeth Warren you just might get shot with an arrow. But Betty Bowers (is she a latter day Betty Boop?) won't warn you about that.

Joe Smith said...

The tolerant left, so sensitive.

The same people who's throw your conservative ass in a camp if they could.

They're working on it.

Skippy Tisdale said...

Ted, I enthusiastically encourage you to go hunting with Dick Cheney next time.

What is something a self-important asshole would say?

Readering said...

Folks should be reminded every so often of the tool that is Dick Cheney.

Bilwick said...

When you're hanging out with Bill Clinton, "friendly fire" means something else.

Bilwick said...

"Because we won't Stop, either. Not Ever. Our Cause is Freedom.

What's yours?"

The glorious cause of submitting, peacefully--nay, willingly!--to our loving Big Brother!

The Vault Dweller said...

Is it wrong to wish that Mrs. Betty Bowers have drinks with Bill Cosby?

The Vault Dweller said...

Also, this reminds me of a few years ago when Trump was going to have a meeting with Kim Jong Un. Some Papparazzi guy mentioned this to Anthony Bourdain and asked him, if he was cooking for that meeting what would he serve, to which he responded quickly, "Hemlock." Mr. Bourdain's quip was funnier because it was off the cuff which enhanced the cleverness of the joke.