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Former Vice President Dick Cheney (r) recently wrote something which was carried by a widely distributed newspaper. Why would anyone provide a forum for free to someone who’s been wrong about everything for so many years? Just asking.

In Kansas City on December 12, 2003:

“Why do you want access to evil?” – across the street from Barney Allis Plaza in Kansas City

picketing then Vice President Dick Cheney at a fundraiser – December 12, 2003.

From Scott Lemieux at Lawyers, Guns & Money:

Ongoing Notes On the Death of Parody

June 18, 2014 | Scott Lemieux

Shorter Verbatim Dick and Liz Cheney: “Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.”

If he were talking about his own administration, it would even be accurate! I look forward to Michael Brown’s critique of the Obama administration’s disaster management policies….

At Balloon Juice:

The Death of Irony

Betty Cracker

7:11 am Jun 18 2014

Irony shuffled dispiritedly from his bedroom in worn, smelly pajamas, fetching yesterday’s copy of The Wall Street Journal from the magazine rack, brewing a cup of tea and sitting down with a sigh at the ratty, stained kitchen table.

He wondered for the thousandth time that morning if life was worth living in this new age, an era in which he could not shake the suspicion that he was obsolete. Waving these depressing thoughts away, he opened the paper to the opinion section….

….And with that, Irony rose determinedly from the table, fashioned a noose from the belt of his bathrobe, secured it around his neck, leapt up onto the table and tied the other end to the chandelier, kicked the table away and ended it all. The end.