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Since Fox News does not (yet) have representation in the United States Senate, torture fan Liz Cheneyannounced Tuesday afternoon that she is willing to let the state of Wyoming elect her in 2014, especially now that she owns a house there and everything. We now find ourselves in the curious position of kind of half-heartedly rooting for Mike Enzi, the conservative three-term senator whom Cheney will face in a primary next year, unless her dad taught her to do that thing where she holds her hand out in front of her and Enzi's windpipe just collapses and she says she finds his lack of faith disturbing. That could happen, too.


Enzi expressed surprise that Cheney decided to run against him, saying "She said that if I ran she wasn’t going to run, but obviously that wasn’t correct,” and adding, "I thought we were friends." Which is maybe the saddest thing any politician has ever said.

Come on, Mike Enzi! This is a family that is famous for shooting their friends in the face and making them apologize for causing so much trouble.

Following the announcement, the GOP establishment, including the National Republican Senatorial Committee, rushed to pledge support for Enzi, which may not matter too much since of course Cheney, the daughter of a Vice President and beneficiary of an extensive network of right-wing donors and Washington, will be running as a grassroots Tea Party outsider. In any case, Cheney's announcement video doesn't even mention Enzi, because she is running against Barack Obama and the EPA.

Immediately after Cheney's announcement, of course, we went looking for our all-time favorite Liz Cheney stories, and while we really enjoyed her exciting pro-torture video collection from a few years back, and her criticism of Barack Obama for not supporting Czechoslovakia twenty years after that nation ceased to be, and her steadfast opposition to the U.S. Constitution whenever she thinks it's inconvenient, our favorite Liz Cheney story remains that thing she said right after her dad betrayed the Kindest Bravest Warmest Most Wonderful Republican in history:

And we kind of have to agree with at least part of that -- we like what Sarah Palin has done to for her party's image as well. Here's hoping that Liz Cheney's political career is every bit as successful.

[WaPo / ABC]

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Guys, it's been one more shit day in a shit week in the fifth shit month of another shit Trump year. Which is why I need to remind you that it's not ALL shit out there! Oh, sure, it's MOSTLY shit, but you know what isn't shit? YR WONKETTE, and the strange community of strange internet people who have made getting through all this shit a bit more tolerable, that's who and what. Which is why you should give us money, so we can keep whanging away at the walls of shit with our shovels and laughing at the shit getting all over, because one of these days we will get it all cleaned up or at least not be up to our waists in shit, and we can all laugh about what a crazy fight it was, as St. Molly Ivins always kept reminding us.

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There is a very normal article circulating on the internet right now by a fella named Don Boys (that's not the joke, the jokes are coming), who is both an insane batshit preacher, and also an insane batshit former member of the Indiana House of Representatives. (Also sometimes he blogs at the Daily Caller about how Mike Pence really went balls deep into the gay agenda when he swore in that insane batshit gay guy Rick Grenell as America's ambassador to Germany.)

This article, of course, is about Pete Buttigieg, because what are anti-gay buffoons obsessed with right now? Pete Buttigieg. Boys (still his name) is primarily concerned not with the simple fact that Buttigieg is gay, but with how gay Buttigieg really is. IN THE SEX WAY!

Well, Don, since you asked!

Shall we dive into this thing without the proper prophylactics? We shall.

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