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Friday, November 06, 2009

Tom Coburn Hates Veterans

Senator Tom Coburn (R-Shitstain) has placed a legislative hold on the Veterans’ Caregiver and Omnibus Health Benefits Act of 2009 (S 1963). This is his way of protesting against the stimulus bill, which he has called “the worst act of generational theft in our nation’s history.”

Thirteen military and veterans’ groups have sent a letter to Harry Reid saying: “It is essential that Congress act on this comprehensive measure without further delay. Thousands of disabled veterans with serious medical conditions and the family members who care for them are counting on this additional support.”

Steve Robertson, the legislative director for The American Legion, met with Coburn’s staff to try arranging for some sort of compromise. No dice. He said:

“For a lot of family caregivers, delay is costing them their jobs and their savings. It’s having a big impact. They made it clear that Sen. Coburn sees this as using his rights as a senator to place a hold on a bill…I agree with that, but that doesn’t mean it makes sense to hold up a bill that would do a lot of good things for veterans that has cleared a committee and is ready for a vote.”

Sixty-one years ago an inbred redneck got fucked by a Neanderthal, and it gave birth to Tom Coburn. If you’d like to tell him that (in so many words), please click here.

A few other Senate Republicans learned something yesterday — something most of us already learned in elementary school. If you play hooky from school, the rest of the class will continue on without you. Time doesn’t stand still for you just because you’re having a tantrum.

For people who never learned this in school, the business world teaches the same lesson, often more bluntly. Don’t show up for work, and your coworkers will get along just fine without you. And your boss might discover that he/she doesn’t need you any more.

For the sake of all Republican readers out there (in case that isn’t an oxymoron), a well-known self-help book has now been rewritten: All I Really Need To Know, I learned when I was 57 years old.

This last story has a certain irony to it. Republicans won’t get it, but for people whose IQs are ABOVE freezing, it should be good for a laugh: At Michele Bachmann’s anti-Government Takeover anti-Socialized Medicine rally yesterday, one of the John Galt wannabes had a heart attack. Fortunately for Howard Roark Junior, some of those hated socialist bureaucrats were close at hand, and they resuscitated him.

As Mr. Bootstraps was being wheeled away by about ten government medical personnel, John Boner was spewing into his mike: “Join us in defeating Pelosi care!”

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Anonymous Jess said...

Max Baucus once again showing us the tool that he is. Why is this guy even allowed a vote is beyond me. Signed the petition by the way and forwarded to my distribution list.

Coburn is just a waste of space if you ask me. This is the man that uses his MD as a front for hiding chicanery, for his Family brother John Ensign using the dr/patient privilege. Makes no difference to those two idiots that Coburn is an Ob/Gyn. I swear my head hurts with all the trying to keep up with them. He was quick to let the voters in his state know, he managed to get them money even though he was against the stimulus, like the rest of them. Little Bobby J, running around with a big Mr Rogers grin and big old checks to hand out with his signature.

The repubs are all about the yellow magnets supporting the troops, but when it comes down to actually supporting those troops, they suddenly run from it. Time after time, they are called out on the lies from the left and the media does not keep on them about it. They have to go to another story all of a sudden. One of those liberal media things I guess *sigh*

You talk about the crazy eyes protest yesterday and the whole socialized medicine talk. There was a man being interviewed on the Foxness monster, yes I watched to see how they would spin this. When I say I am not kidding with this next statement, it would be an understatement. They interviewed a guy that said his son had no insurance and he wanted health care reform, but please don't have the government have anything to do with my son and his health care.

I did have a good laugh though at the messing up of the pledge, which I refuse to do because of that whole dog thing. Anyway, dude messes up the pledge, then Oompa Loompa Boner gets into the action. He holds his copy of the Constitution, waving it in the air proudly, then ignorantly proceeds to tell the audience, this is my copy and starts to recite things from the Declaration of Independence. This is the leader of the minority party. A leader in congress, that does not know the difference between the documents. I don't know how these people manage to function with us sane people, I just don't.

November 6, 2009 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Why do Republicans like Tom Coburn hate Americans? He needs to take that magnetic yellow "Support Our Troops" ribbon off his socialism-provided SUV.

November 6, 2009 at 8:18 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

" . . . that doesn’t mean it makes sense to hold up a bill that would do a lot of good things for veterans that has cleared a committee and is ready for a vote."

Robertson mistakes Coburn for someone who gives a rip about doing "a lot of good things for veterans." Coburn is a schoolyard bully of the Newt Gingrich, Dick Armey, Tom DeLay, Dick Cheney, Dennis Hastert kind. He wants his way or else he will spoil an effort to help veterans and their families.

Coburn is that selfish and that simpleminded. A true conservative Republican firebrand and a real credit to all those Oklahoma superpatriots who sent him to the Senate.

November 7, 2009 at 12:05 AM  
Anonymous Bee said...

After what happened on a certain military base here in the US thursday, Coburn better start changing his tune real quick.

These SOB's with yellow ribbons on their cars don't give 2 figs for veterans. They never did, never will, so long as they gnash teeth and rend breasts over anti-war "libruls" being "soldier haters." Ignorance runs rampant, my friends - ignorance reigns supreme.

November 7, 2009 at 5:54 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Oompa Loompa doompadee doo
I've got another senator for you
Oompa Loompa doompadah dee
If you are dumb, Coburn you might be!

November 7, 2009 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

This must be the year of years for republicans to make complete dicks of themselves with the odd democrat, who has been drinking the same water, thrown in, pretty soon I am going to start watching Nickelodeon and reading weather forecasts for all my news.

November 7, 2009 at 9:51 AM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Now now..... flags and yellow magnets show everybody what a SUPER PATRIOT you are!!! But actually asking someone to serve in the armed forces, or even PAY for this war they all love so much? NOOOOOO! That's COMMANISM, man!!!

November 7, 2009 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Republican American Conservatism is nothing but a cult, with it's evil corporatist leaders indoctrinating the brainless zombie followers in how to attack democracy.

Opening with a botched pledge to their falling flag was perfectly symbolic.

November 7, 2009 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: I haven't followed Coburn much, but it seems like every time a rightwing senator says something asinine, it's either Coburn or Inhofe, the other Oklahoma senator. Or Brownback. Come to think of it there are quite a few of them.

I believe it about the guy who says he wants health care reform but he doesn't want the government running it. WTF? I can't believe how many millions of dumbfucks have been brainwashed into thinking that any government program that helps people is "No! Get the government out of here! Government takeover!" And they're simultaneously brainwashed into thinking the Patriot Act and the Prison-Industrial Complex are just hunky dory. "Hey, I don't have anything to hide."

"Foxness monster" LOL.

Lew: No doubt he has tons of those yellow ribbons. Otherwise, people might think he doesn't support the troops.

SW: The American Legion (Robertson) probably has to be diplomatic toward their fellow conservative. I'm a member so I get their magazine. Their two main themes are promoting the interests of soldiers and veterans, and slamming everybody who criticizes the Iraqi quagmire. Somehow they never make the connection that support for veterans comes mostly from those America-hating pinkos who didn't want us to invade Iraq.

Bee: If Coburn had any reaction at all to that massacre, it was probably "those damn Muslims, I knew we should have kicked them all out of here."

Randal: That song rings a bell. Wait, don't tell me -- Pantera, right?

Holte: You're right, sometimes Nickelodeon and the Weather Channel are more comforting than all the shitty news out there.

JR: Yup, a chickenhwak with yellow ribbons plastered all over his car -- that's the portrait of the American Patriot.

Dave: That's a great combination, corporatist leaders and their legions of zombie followers. Too bad there are so many of them.

November 7, 2009 at 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

I said the same thing about the Patriot Act Tom and I was lambasted by es republican friends that told me, I was way too radical. Their loss, not mine. I really am a nice person, I have been told that sticks to principles no matter what.

Ah, the Foxness monster, a little levity is always needed and they are kind of like that elusive Loch Ness monster, in that fair and balanced news reporting does not exist on the channel. Only calling them what they should be called.

Coburn is a nasty piece of work. I watched him during the SFC mark up, he is just a smarmy little man in so many different ways. Bunning is another one, that guy should just not bother showing up to work, he spends so much time doing nothing. I am watching the HCR debate and these people on the right are really beginning to piss me off,, with the making women as destructive as smoking and it is taking away our freedoms the soldiers fought for and we all have health care if we go to emergency rooms. ARRGH, spent much of the day at a Our Lady of Oppress the Ovaries rally and got a ticket for vandalism. I did something really bad to a church, after thinking about what they had done to stick it to women in the HCR debate and using money to oppose the equal marriage prop in Maine. They deserved it though, I found out this morning these churches, Catholic, in Maine had to sell off a couple properties but then turned right around and gave money to defeat the marriage law. They then started in on the whole abortion and fed funds debate up to sending letters from the Catholic bishops group.

They really need to get religion out of government and right quick.

November 7, 2009 at 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Screamin' Mimi said...

Jess: Damn right! I saw a bumper sticker awhile back that said it for me: "Last time we mixed religion with politics, people got burned at the stake."

November 7, 2009 at 8:56 PM  
Anonymous Thomas said...

Aren't the republicans the ones that are supposed to be the pro-military party?

I suppose that's true if pro-military means sending servicemen to fight abroad whilst cutting or denying their benefits.

November 8, 2009 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

Thanks for putting the petition on there, Tom.

Coburn is a nasty piece of work.

November 8, 2009 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

Did you nopw that in England you can barely get an ambulence. You get 20 questions first to make sure what you have isn't life threatening and then they ask you if a friend or relative can take you because they are so rationed and if you have a wound they ask you if you have a needle and thread handy.

November 9, 2009 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lisa: It's even worse than that over there in that communist England. I heard they don't have any kind of modern medicine. They don't even have anesthesia. When somebody needs an operation, they force feed him a bottle of rum and then conk him over the head to knock him out. Then five people have to hold him down while the barber (they don't have doctors yet) cuts him open. It's just awful.

November 9, 2009 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

No Tom they just give birth on a sidewalk because there was no ambulance available.

November 10, 2009 at 8:16 AM  

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