‘Daddy Swore an Oath’ Bundy Guy Makes Sequel Starring ‘Bag of Dicks’ Someone Sent Him


Just when you thought the Bundy Mob standoff in Oregon couldn’t get any sillier, it went ahead and did. Aside from the frequent drubbings that group leader Ammon Bundy is taking on cable news, another subplot developed last week as the internet rose up in mockery of a dramatic video message posted by standoff participant Jon “Daddy Swore an Oath” Ritzheimer. More on that nickname in a minute.

Well, Ritzenheimer is at it again, posting a sequel to his first viral video “hit” that features a sampling of the hate mail he has received at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, including a literal bag of dicks that someone spent $17.90 to send him. I think he handles it well (transcript via Chez Pazienza):

So we went and picked up some mail that came in from, you know, a lot of the supporters. But along with that mail we got an abundance of the hate mail and it was just, it was really mind-blowing to me that people would actually spend their money — you know, this box right here, 17-dollars and 90-cents. They spend and waste their money on all this hateful stuff to send out here to us and buy this ridiculous stuff. It’s really ridiculous, even the — this one was really funny, a bag of dicks. So rather than going out and doing good, you know, they just spend all their money on hate, and hate, and hate, and hate. So we’re gonna clear the table and we’re gonna continue to do work and do good for our country. We’re not gonna be deterred.

Ritzenheimer rose to viral video “fame” last week when he posted a lengthy good-bye message to his family that included one particular portion that caught on:

“Your daddy swore an oath. He swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, against all enemies foreign and domestic.”

Personally, I found that video a lot sad, because whatever you think of these guys, I’m sure his wife and kids miss him and worry about him. But the internet quickly began making its own smug, self-satisfied “Daddy swore an oath” videos to cruelly mock RiRitzheimer, kicked off by The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle:

Okay, the “Kiss Army” guy was funny, but the rest of them were kinda more irritating than Ritzheimer.

Like The Godfather Part II, this sequel is better than the original because it lacks that melancholy edge, but this story is incredibly still playing out. Here’s hoping the comedy doesn’t turn into tragedy.

(h/t Chez Pazienza)

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