The neo-con crowd got a much overdue mega punch in the gut on Tuesday with the electoral bludgeoning of Dick Cheney’s evil spawn, Liz. It is for moments like this that the word “chortle” was created. Chortle away.
I actually have an indirect tie to the Cheney’s via my old (and deceased) friend, Bruce Bradley. Please don’t hate Bruce. If it was not for Bruce, we might not ever had to suffer the insanity of Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney. (In Bruce’s defense, he was appalled by what Cheney did during his time as Bush’s Vice President.)
The story starts in 1964 when Bruce became Chief of Staff to a Congressman from Kansas, Robert Ellsworth. Ellsworth went on to become the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO. Anyway back to Bruce. While working for Ellsworth, Bruce befriended a young Congressman from Illinois. A guy named, Donald Rumsfeld. Yep, that Rumsfeld. Bruce and Don became friends over ferocious games of squash and racket ball. Bruce had a club foot but could still beat Rummy. This was during 1964-1968.
Jump ahead a few years. Burce set up a consulting firm–Bradley Woods. One day in 1973, Rummy calls Bruce and says, “Hey Bruce, I’ve got a great young man who needs a job. His name is Dick Cheney.” That is all Bruce needed to hear. He gave Cheney a job.
1973 – Rumsfeld asks Cheney to join him in Brussels, Belgium, when Nixon appoints Rumsfeld ambassador to NATO. Cheney declines and instead accepts a post as vice president at Bradley, Woods and Company, a Washington, DC, investment firm that counsels corporate clients on politics and federal policy.
According to Bruce (we had wonderful chats while playing golf), Cheney was a heavy smoker (you could smoke in the office back in the 70s) and partial to 3 martini lunches. He did little real work. The job was a place holder for an entitled favorite son. Cheney left Bruce two years later to become Gerald Ford’s Chief of Staff and then campaign manager. When Ford lost to Jimmy Carter in 1976 he returned to Bradley Woods. It was a place to hang his hat and put his feet on the desk while puffing away to prep for his run for Congress in Wyoming, which he won. Next stop, Congress.
You know the rest of the story. Dick Cheney became the living embodiment of Darth Vader during the George W. Bush administration. In fact, Cheney and Rumsfeld conspired together to circumvent the will of President Bush. I have heard one story from a participant at a White House Situation Room meeting that took place in 2003. President Bush made a decision to take action against Afghani drug traffickers and Rummy and Cheney ignored him and took a different tack. My friend, who was present at the meeting, was shocked.
So that brings us to Cheney’s evil spawn, Liz. She has the same totalitarian tendencies of her dad and has proven herself more adept at profiting off of her political connections. How else to explain her rise in net assets from $7 million to $40 million while a member of the House of Representatives. I have heard of people being frugal and counting pennies, but this is off the scale.
With this as background I want to give you a chance to select your favorite post-election meme for Liz “Lincoln” Cheney. Enjoy:
Which is your favorite? Or have you found one that is better? Please share.
One final note. Word is that Liz is going to be wearing body armor when she is around Big Daddy Dick. It seems she heard he has a thing for shooting lame ducks. (RIMSHOT)!
Devin Santana says
The floating trash bin is just so funny !
Denny Fusaro says
Ford lost to Carter in 1986. Good analysis in any event.
Larry Johnson says
Thanks. It was 1976. Mind fart. Thanks for the sharp eyes.
is the tme/sonar_21 your telegram?
just 40 followers and posts your articles, just wonder if it is you or a “fan” account.
Larry Johnson says
Yes, that is me. I’ve been remiss in posting there.
check your dates. 1976.
1976… Ford lost. 1980… Carter lost to Reagan.
not me says
The writer is correct. It was 76. There was not a presidential election in 86
D.E. Murray says
I always confuse Liz with Rachel Levine.
Yes We Can says
Mittens carpetbagged on over to Utah but it probably won’t be an option for Dizzy Lizzy.
Lizzo/Stacy Abrams 2024.
DWEEZIL THE WEASEL says
The LDS block-voting strategy will keep Mittens in power regardless of his evil, reprehensible acts.
Jack Barry says
Hey Larry, how about a little nightcap covering what you can tell about Darth’s OSP for shits n giggles.
Larry Johnson says
What is OSP?
G V says
I think he means The Office of Special Plans, OSP
Jack Barry says
Yes, The Office of Special Plans
Methinks that these videos are highly offensive towards the original Miss Piggy.
Why insult the lovely Miss Piggy?
Habtamu Abay says
The trash bin is interesting
During that video of liz with her daddy issues dad I really wish someone in the crowd would have yelled out “Go fuck yourself Cheney.” Reminiscent of that whole Katrina hurricane statement made by the Dick (head) Cheney himself.
Carl Schurz says
floating trash can is my favorite. Anyway, who is Liz? 😉
Cato the Uncensored says
What did Miss Piggy do to warrant the comparison?
I have to go with the last one.
The floating dumpster was fantastic.
I really do hope she runs, with all the glowing press coverage and tens of millions in donations. Seeing her get some pathetic vote count despite all that will be a lot of fun.
And all the speculation that she might run for president in 2024 and take votes away from Trump just adds to the absurd comedy of this pathetic figure.
Sorry y’all, I get the Miss Piggy love but #1 takes the prize for me – hands down. Or should I say nose down, as in coffee through the nose upon seeing it!
chris angelou says
My father worked with Rumsfeld at A.G. Becker, in Chicago in early 1960’s. He had a similar no show job. These guys are all the same. Liz will end up getting even richer.
chris angelou says
My father worked with Rumsfeld at A.G. Becker, in Chicago in early 1960’s. He had a similar no show job as his buddy Dick. These guys are all the same. Liz will end up getting even richer.
No surprise that Rumsfeld was able to flip off Bush. By that time Rummy was a Super Bureaucrat .. one the most powerful and revered Cabinet Secretaries in Washington History. Probably the last Pres ident who could make Rummy toe the line was Reagan. At least thats the impression I got
the pair says
that job was probably tangential at best as he was still in the government at the time. some bureaucratic nonsense called “assistant director of the cost of living council” that segued into “deputy assistant to the president”. his drinking habit is well known and i just assumed he smoked as it was basically legally required in the 70s. you could smoke in frigging hospitals back then and i recall looking through a collection of “banned cartoons” that included fred flintstone and barney rubble shilling for winstons.
as for this bruce fellow, i doubt he affected cheney’s trajectory much as he was already in the nixon club by that point. plus it’s doubtful that rumsfeld ever had any actual “friends”; one saying that has survived decades in DC is “if you want a friend here you better buy a dog”.
Will we ever see REAL and impartial Trials for war criminals in U.S.?
If not, how will we ever recover from the loss of trust in the eyes of non-Western world?
The trash bin is headed for the Lincoln Tunnel.
Taras 77 says
OT: In other good news, (take it when we can get it), Sundance has a headline as follows as Stelter,one of the lead propogandists at cnn is being shit canned: (cannot improve on the headline)
The Fattish Man of Paralyzing Stupidity Has Been Cancelled by CNN Fake News
Certainly not as momentous as lizzie the lizard being shit canned.
Lets not forget her daddy is the CEO of Halliburton, one of the biggest profiteers in the War on Terror