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Neocon axis of evil holds reunion with waterboarding jokes at Dick Cheney NY roast

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You were not invited to…


A roast for Dick Cheney in New York two nights back, featuring waterboarding ‘n torture jokes.

Hosted by which tired neoconservative magazine?


Paid for by who?

A bunch of pro-Israel billionaires, including Bruce Kovner, Roger Hertog, Ira Rennert, Paul Singer,  Michael Steinhardt, and Nina Rosenwald (sugar mama of anti-Muslim hate).

Featuring which washed up Israel lobbyists?

John Podhoretz as emcee, Joseph Lieberman and Michael Mukasey and Scooter Libby as roasters. And Kenneth Bialkin.

Thanks to Andrew Sullivan and Ben Smith. And Alex Kane.

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  1. LanceThruster
    October 9, 2013, 4:40 pm

    Ximinez: NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our chief weapon is surprise…surprise and fear…fear and surprise…. Our two weapons are fear and surprise…and ruthless efficiency…. Our *three* weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency…and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope…. Our *four*…no… *Amongst* our weapons…. Amongst our weaponry…are such elements as fear, surprise…. I’ll come in again.

    [The Inquisition exits]

  2. Castellio
    October 9, 2013, 4:42 pm

    Is there anyone out there doing investigative journalism into the responsibilities and work of Michael Mukasey?

  3. seafoid
    October 9, 2013, 4:53 pm

    The men who broke American power and pulled the curtain down on what turned out to be a very short American century. Syria is the proof.
    Cheney is up there with the great sociopaths.

    • October 10, 2013, 12:04 am

      i’m quite sure if washington, jefferson, madison, monroe, and all the founding fathers of what use to be called the United States of America but which has descended precipatously into what has essentially become west israel, could all of a sudden come alive and resume power in washington that they would be so outgaged with venom and disgust at what these aforementioned little traitorous shits have done to the beautiful country they had all so painstakingly devoted their lives into building that they would waste no time whatsoever in indicting, prosecuting, and when found guilty, staging public hangings in front of the capital to show their disgust.

  4. DICKERSON3870
    October 9, 2013, 5:14 pm

    RE: A roast for Dick Cheney in New York two nights back,* featuring waterboarding ‘n torture jokes.

    Cheney himself told one waterboarding joke, the attendees said, which he attributed to Jay Leno. It centered on a one-shot antelope hunting contest in Wyoming in which the loser had to dance with an Indian squaw. . .”**

    ** MY COMMENT: “Pricky Dick” Cheney is truly a despicable, racist/misogynistic ogre! ! !

    • LanceThruster
      October 9, 2013, 5:44 pm

      Where’s an EMP burst when you need one?

    • piotr
      October 11, 2013, 12:43 am

      This is the aristocracy for you. If you were raised on stories what aristocrats viewed as good fun for discerning guests about 300 years ago, it would be quite similar. You just need to dispense with the empathy for lesser people.

      You peasants may think that this is sociopathy, but undue empathy for the lesser people would prevent the upper class from maintaining its most basic function which is the maintaining of the basics of the social order, like the fact that folks at the bottom should stay where they are.

  5. radii
    October 9, 2013, 7:19 pm

    hopefully these traitors will hold these dinners every year and one year they will be met with handcuffs and buses to take them away as the criminals they are

  6. bilal a
    bilal a
    October 9, 2013, 11:29 pm

    Apparently, Elana Kagan-like in a tank top, working the crowd in Tel Aviv, would be welcome at the Cheney party: ‘ Sudanese to Sudan, We want a Jewish State ‘.

    Israelis Angry At Court Ruling On Africans
    sraeli crowd cheers as Africans called “slaves”

    • MRW
      October 10, 2013, 7:53 pm

      bilal a,

      Dimona-based David Sheen’s article (your last link) ends with this hysterical bit (I watched the video too) about an IDF soldier afraid to go out on Yom Kippur because Africans were smoking and cooking outdoors. He wanted his country to protect him from this threat.

      But what stands out for me as the most revealing episode of the evening is my interview with a twenty-year-old Israeli soldier in civilian attire who says that he is afraid of being attacked when he walks around the neighborhood, even when he is armed with an assault rifle. When I asked what had happened to him to have aroused such intense fears, he told me that the anxiety took hold when he observed non-Jewish African people smoking and cooking outdoors on Yom Kippur, a day when these behaviors are forbidden to Jewish people.

      It is difficult to imagine that there might be a single Jewish person anywhere in the world outside of Israel who stepped out of a synagogue on Yom Kippur, saw a non-Jewish person taking a drag on a cigarette or flipping a burger on a barbecue grill, and suddenly became afraid for his or her life.

      The fact that this is the reported experience of a battle-ready Israeli soldier in Tel Aviv, the largest Jewish-majority city in the history of the world — leads one to surmise that this fear of African asylum-seekers probably has more to do with state-sponsored propaganda demonizing non-white non-Jewish people, than with any supposed demonic qualities that propaganda ascribes to its victims.

    • Kathleen
      October 12, 2013, 11:22 am

      That Electronic Intifada link video of Israeli’s saying the most racist things about Sudanese. The one guy says “you are turning the state of Israel into a multinational country” Confirming once again Israel is not a democracy but an apartheid terribly racist country. Racist against Palestinians, now Sudanese. One guy is totally appalled by the idea of Chinese etc being in the country.

      The interviewer ask the one young man to be specific about what he has directly experienced that would show reasons for his concerns. He then goes onto say that “they cook food on the streets” and the one woman says the streets are covered with blacks. Racism so thick you can barely take it in.

      This video should be spread far and wide. Show the racism in Israel

  7. Kathleen
    October 10, 2013, 9:20 am

    Aye yi yi. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Libby, Lieberman “nice that we’re all here at the Plaza instead of in cages after some war crimes trial” where they all belong.

    Wonder where Feith, Cambone, Wolfowitz, Ledeen, Condi Rice were?

    If there is a hell they certainly all belong there.

    • just
      October 10, 2013, 5:07 pm

      Or GW…

    • October 11, 2013, 11:59 pm

      mushroom condi? by the way, have’nt heard from w in a long time. i guess his handlers are keeping him out of the spotlight locked away on his ranch clearing brush so he doesn’t open his mouth and say something, you know, incriminating?
      yup, that’s what’s expected from a former president, clearing brush

  8. amigo
    October 10, 2013, 10:17 am

    The kind of Roasting I would have in mind for these miscreants would involve the fires of hell.

    A long slow roasting with periodic basting in a special home made “sauce”.

    Then, feed the result to some very hungry coyotes.

  9. James Canning
    James Canning
    October 10, 2013, 1:41 pm

    Yes, a good time was had by all. What fun. Self-congratulation for conspiracy to set up an illegal war and avoid prosecution.

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