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Political figure heads did their best comedic genius impressions with waterboarding and Indian squaws at Dick Cheney roast.

Dick Cheney Roast Has Waterboarding and Indian Squaw Jokes

ICTMN Staff
10/9/13

 

Celebrity Roasts have become a hit amongst fans over the last few years, sprouting similar events like the one held on October 7 for former Vice President Dick Cheney. The events are usually a comedic event filled with jokes and harsh ribbing, Cheney’s was no different complete with waterboarding and mentions of Indian squaws.

According to Buzzfeed, the event was held at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan and featured commentary by former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld; former Attorney General Michael Mukasey; and Senator Joe Lieberman and others.

Buzzfeed reports two attendees felt the jokes were in appropriate spirit of a roast, while one felt that “there were some waterboarding jokes that were really tasteless.”

Cheney himself joked about waterboarding centering “on a one-shot antelope hunting contest in Wyoming in which the loser had to dance with an Indian squaw.” Following a dispute in the story, Leno, according to Cheney, “joked that Cheney wanted to go catch the animal with his bare hands and waterboard it.”

There were plenty of other jokes about President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and others, but none stood out more than the light mocking of waterboarding and the use of an Indian squaw as a form of punishing the loser.

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Submitted by Two Bears Growling on
Typical evil white politician with money.................they think everything they say is funny at these things. In reality, it is racist & insulting, not to mention impolite, rude, uncalled for & shameful to the Creator.

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Submitted by Michael Madrid on
The entire Bush administration consisted of war-mongers who've never spent a day in the military, Christians who ignored nearly everything Jesus taught, hypocrites who called for our support for the war in Iraq while simultaneously cutting veteran's benefits. EVERY SINGLE PREDICTION they made regarding Iraq WAS WRONG! How do these people still deserve credence and why are we surprised that they're insensitve about Native cultures?

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Submitted by Georgia Delorme on
There's no excuse, even in the light of (so-called) humor, for a political figure to infer that the latter (I won't dignify it by repeating it) is a punishment. If he was ever invited, he should feel honored to take part in something with deeper meaning.

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Submitted by Amy on
I am a Native American Indian and find it offensive that you would in this day and time refer my female gender as a squaw this is very disgraceful on your part goes to show the racial comments are going out by such stupid and uninformed people who hold such a high paying job.

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Submitted by hesutu on
I expect nothing less from Cheney, his friends and associates. The sort of people they are is well known, if we wish to stoop to calling them people and not what they really are, malevolent cannibalistic entities inhabiting human form.

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Submitted by curtj on
A neo conservative whose only aim is profit for his multi national conglomerate and he and his ilk don't care one iota, how they get it. These parasites have no ethics, morality or legal standing to steal other countries natural resources and lands for colonization. Cheney, Bush and the rest of the neo cons, use the US government to spend its trillions of dollars and thousands of American kids lives to invade or mount coups to replace democratically elected governments with bribed dictators, bribed to allow foreign conglomerates to steal their countries resources and lands with the profits going to the neo cons and their pet dictators. Some of the profits "trickle down" to their bribed Washington politicians in the Executive and judicial branches along with Congress, who enjoy the perks or personal, and professional relationships and also "blind trust investments" wink wink. America spends trillions and the corporations the dictators and investors get the profits. Americans get the trillion dollar bill and resulting terrorist attacks from people incensed at seeing their natural resources and lands stolen and their people terrorized and murdered in or for the theft to happen. A splendid never ending war on terrorism. .

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Submitted by curtj on
A neo conservative whose only aim is profit for his multi national conglomerate and he and his ilk don't care one iota, how they get it. These parasites have no ethics, morality or legal standing to steal other countries natural resources and lands for colonization. Cheney, Bush and the rest of the neo cons, use the US government to spend its trillions of dollars and thousands of American kids lives to invade or mount coups to replace democratically elected governments with bribed dictators, bribed to allow foreign conglomerates to steal their countries resources and lands with the profits going to the neo cons and their pet dictators. Some of the profits "trickle down" to their bribed Washington politicians in the Executive and judicial branches along with Congress, who enjoy the perks or personal, and professional relationships and also "blind trust investments" wink wink. America spends trillions and the corporations the dictators and investors get the profits. Americans get the trillion dollar bill and resulting terrorist attacks from people incensed at seeing their natural resources and lands stolen and their people terrorized and murdered in or for the theft to happen. A splendid never ending war on terrorism. .

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Lee Shoemaker
Submitted by Lee Shoemaker on
Don't take it to personal, thats what they think of any body who doesn't make a million$ a year and donate to there war chest. These men (and I do use the word men lightly) are the true "White Trash of our country.

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Submitted by Radrae on
No surprise he only came from an area that had the third largest reservation in the U.S. Carrying on the legacy we all lived with when they had "no dogs or Indians allowed" on the public establishments in the towns surrounding the reservation that my parents seen. They posted signs on restaurants and bars and this was not that long ago. Then they wonder why we all just can't get along!??

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A pack of draft dodging cowards. They are all war criminals and Obama gave them a free pass.
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