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Friday, February 26, 2010

Republicans to Unemployed Workers: “Fuck You”

In addition to the 290 bills that are already stalled by Senate Republicans, there’s a brand new one. The House has passed a bill to extend unemployment benefits which are scheduled to expire this weekend.

The Senate kept stalling, dithering, preening, and — oops, oh look, it’s the weekend already! Thank God It’s Friday! Fuck those parasites. Tell ‘em to go out and get a job!

The unemployment benefits are part of a larger bill that also includes highway funding and loans for small businesses. Democrats kept trying, yesterday and this morning, to pass the bill, but the Party of Fuck No kept saying Fuck No.

The main culprit was Senator Jim Bunning (R—Cocksucker). Bunning blocked every attempt to pass the bill, pretending to be concerned about the budget deficit. Where was he when we were throwing trillions of dollars at the Iraqi invasion and the War on Drugs?

You remember the old joke about the kid who kills both of his parents and then asks the court for mercy because he’s an orphan. Here’s Marie Antoinette “Jim” Bunning’s version: After hours and hours of throwing up every possible roadblock to this bill, he complained that all of this delaying and dithering had made him late to a basketball game.

Wouldn’t it be a shame if a stray basketball came flying into the stands and smashed into Jim Bunning’s nose.

Even though this bill has already been passed by the House, a few House Republicans managed to express their contempt for people who work for a living. Rep. Dean Heller (R—Shitbucket) said that too many unemployment benefits might be creating a nation of hobos.

Hopefully the voters of Nevada will turn Dean Heller into a hobo this November.

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29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama to All Americans-

"We need more of you unemployed"

February 26, 2010 at 12:46 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

I threw my Uggs at the teevee when I saw this. I am so glad nothing happened to this, one since this would be the second one I have had to replace within a year :)because of something these idiots have said or done. If nothing else, I am boosting the economy right, that is what my husband told me.

February 26, 2010 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Anon.: Yes, you said exactly what Glenn and Rush told you to say. Very good.

Jess: I get most of my news from the 'net instead of the TV, so our TV set is safe. So far I haven't smashed the computer monitor, but with the shitty news that keeps coming out, you never know.

February 26, 2010 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

"Hopefully the voters of Nevada will turn Dean Heller into a hobo this November." Har har har, best one in many a day!

February 26, 2010 at 2:18 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Ny hubby just laughs at me Tom because he isn't very interested unless I am screaming and he wants to know what at. I get mine from everywhere. CSPAN is usually on in the background and then the net, newspapers. He really is one of those independent/ignorant voters. This is not a strike against him, he just does not keep up with day to day stuff they way some of us addicts do.

Hey anon, maybe we should just go ahead and bring slavery back, that would solve the unemployment problem. We will all just go work for free somewhere, I am CERTAIN businesses would just love that. These your talking points for today's topic, so we can all follow the bouncing ball with you?

There is a guy in Arizona thinks that slavery was really good at the time it was happening. One of yours Trent Frank. Here you go in all his ignorance at about the 6 minute mark. I don't think they realize that the little camera connects to the outside world, sad really.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=459Dny0aabI&feature=player_embedded

February 26, 2010 at 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jess I beleive it was one of yours,Robert Byrd oha dn the Gore Family.
Tom I don't need anyone to tell me anything. Get out much?

February 26, 2010 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

jadadj: Glad you liked it. Hope it comes true.

Jess: I never heard of that guy but he sure looks like a redneck. He could've been an extra in every redneck movie ever made -- Easy Rider, Deliverance...

I played part of the video but the sound kept cutting in and out. I'll try it again later.

Anonymous: How's it going Lisa? Between the Rogers ISP and the trademark "Lisa" typo, "Robert Byrd oha dn the Gore Family" (????), yer busted. That's it, I'm not printing any more anonymous comments from Rogers Cable. If anybody else comes over here to dump on you, you won't be able to answer them. Wallow in it.

February 26, 2010 at 3:03 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Anon, that may have all happened in the past granted. However, we are supposed to learn from it. Trent Frank is doing it TODAY in the friggin 21st century when a half,African American/white man*** is in the White House. Now what, want to call Rush or one of the Beckerheads to get some more information before you speak? I'll give you like a lifeline of call a friend or google the info.

Will we go back to the emancipation document to say this one said that at the time, or that one said this at the time. Want to go back further than that to the guy that started it all. William Wilberforce. 1807 was when the Atlantic slave trade was done and gone as far as Britain went. Go look him up before you come back with garbage please. I only have cursory knowledge, from some African studies classes and would have to do more research for you than I care to on this. Even though he was British, because of him and William Pitt, slavery was given a second look in these United States IMO. History is all good to not repeat the mistakes made, see Native Americans, African Americans for abominable atrocities done to them. To use that as, an it's ok because this person did it is truly vile.

***This is in no way meant to offend any half breeds, since I consider myself one of those because of my ethnicity. Quite proud of it actually that I am not one thing or the other.

February 26, 2010 at 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Jess: I never heard of that guy but he sure looks like a redneck. He could've been an extra in every redneck movie ever made -- Easy Rider, Deliverance..

Doesn't he though? Hey you should let her/him/it post and suffer the consequences of coming to your house and pissing on the coffee table :) Your house, your rules, though I have to admit it is fun sparring with the bottom feeders once in a while.

February 26, 2010 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Tom, best move you've ever made here. Adios annoymous/Lisa.

February 26, 2010 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: Good point. Conservatives are always pointing to something a Democrat did 40 years ago, or 140 years ago, and saying "see, Democrats do it too."

jadedj, Jess: I have nothing against disagreement and discussion, but there's a fine line between debate and just being a dumping ground for trolls.

February 26, 2010 at 5:27 PM  
Anonymous Wolfe Tone said...

Tom,
The fact is, the GOP simply doesn't give a shit, and the Republican shills on the mainstream media don't, either.

Asshats.
All of them.

February 26, 2010 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

I'm not a troll fol-de-roll . . . Seriously, if we cut off employment benefits and this moment in time, the real estate market would go in a hole so deep it would take 20 years to get out, these mugs have no idea how many people are just hanging on.

February 26, 2010 at 8:00 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Lisa, come see me. I promise I'll print your comments. I'm a compassionate liberal *snort*

Tom, you must stop by and meet the "compassionate conservative" that is sure to rise right to the top of the Rushpubliscum Party.

February 26, 2010 at 9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republicans have always been against unemployment - nothing new here, I'm surprised they would hold out with the figures so high, they must not be worried.

Tom:
Jess: Good point. Conservatives are always pointing to something a Democrat did 40 years ago, or 140 years ago, and saying "see, Democrats do it too."

Yeah they still hit on Robert Byrd for his use of the N word over 20 years ago but forget that Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms used it religiously.

Yes they so lay the blame on democrats for delay in Civil Rights without telling us that most of them switched to the Republican Party were they were greeted with open arms and covered with kisses.

Al Gore Senior lost his senate seat for be too moderate on Civil Rights (read: Race Trader)

Lisa and her ilk with consider him a bleeding heart and Tea Baggers would be tar and feathering him.

Erik

February 27, 2010 at 1:47 AM  
Blogger Suzan said...

Wouldn't it be something if the millions of unemployed woke up, got organized and decided to turn out of office (and into "hoboes") all the thugs who refuse to represent them with some compassion in Congress?

Dreaming again,

S
________________

February 27, 2010 at 6:31 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

All hobos report for duty to Heller's front lawn/makeshift toilet.

Bunning would be funny because he's clinically insane/senile, but then one realizes those poorly edumacated yokels keep on electing this braindead doofus.

February 27, 2010 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

I, for one, am entertained by Anonymous Lisa. As I stated in my Orwellian update, "Insanity is wisdom. Hatred is compassion. and Anger is virtue."

"Ignorance is strength" is still the golden rule with members of the Cult of Conservatism. In fact they are even proud of their ignorance.

"I don't need anyone to tell me anything," says it all.

Of course we know this does not apply to Rush and the other Cult leaders at Fox.

If we simply add one of several words at the end of her statement it would be accurate. "I don't need anyone to tell me anything... truthful, or honest, or factual, or relevant."

February 27, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Great minds, Tom. I lead with this today too. It's important that Bunning is just the GOP front man for this. He stepped forward so that that cvan claim innocense, because he's retiring at the end of the year.

Is that troll Lisa? Devious, isn't she.

February 27, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Wolfe Tone: Interesting link. I liked Glenn Beck's quote: "I’ve read the Constitution … I didn’t see that you had a right to teeth.” That's fortunate for Beck, since most of his fans probably don't have any.

Holte: Excellent point. Housing and every other sector of this fragile economy would grind to a halt without unemployment benefits and other forms of assistance that are enabling millions of people to survive. Unfortunately, most conservatives aren't able to make cognitive connections like that.

JR: If you mean Dougall, from Utah, I just went to that post and left a comment. He's a winner all right.

Erik: Republican politicians probably figure that unemployed people aren't gonna vote for them anyway. But I don't know if that reasoning is correct or not, since these massive layoffs are cutting across all party lines.

Suzan: Funny you should mention that. I found this article yesterday. I haven't read it; I just bookmarked it. But it looks encouraging.

Randal: There you go; turn his yard (and his house too) into a giant refugee camp and public restroom.

Dave: That's true, the more gullible and easily-led somebody is, the more likely that this person will constantly recite "I don't need anyone to tell me anything." It goes hand in hand with all the Orwellian terminology you mentioned.

TomCat: You're right, that was clever of the Oligarchs to use Bunning for this stunt, since he's not running for re-election.

February 27, 2010 at 11:53 AM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

It's been clear for several years that Bunning belongs in an institution, and it ain't the U.S. Senate. He's such a foul piece of work even the Republican leadership has pressured him to not run for re-election. I can't imagine anything much more damning than that.

February 27, 2010 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: I've never known much about Bunning before, but other obnoxious stories about him have come up in the news since this latest stunt of his. That certainly doesn't say much for him that the Republican leadership doesn't want him to run again.

February 27, 2010 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

The GOP seems more concerned about dumping money down the sinkholes of Afghanistan and Iraq than it does about helping Americans have fallen victim to their policies of the last eight years.

February 27, 2010 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Thomas Jetterson IV said...

Republican Bunning was set up to get MORE unemployed angry at Republicans. Bunning just wanted Democrats to FUND unemployment out of STIMULUS already deligated NOT look for MORE money. TWO weeks ago Dems passed "PayGo" which Pelosi had PUSHED in 2006 bragging,"We are going to pay as we go not get our children indebted." Democrats got Paygo THEN pushed for UNFUNDED Unemployment knowing Bunning would SQAWK since PayGo was a Democrat baby and they already two weeks gone, are renigging on what THEY wanted!

March 6, 2010 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Thomas Jetterson IV said...

Dems set up Bunning who is retiring and has nothing to lose. Dems cannot resist playing up unemployment knowing they can get HOT HATRED for GOP who are just trying to get DEms to do their OWN PAYGO that they voted in Feb 2010. Dems KNOW they are supposed to fund longest unemployment DOLE in the world with STIMULUS MONEY. So Bunning gets bomb threats. If he got KILLED doing the right thing, Dems would rejoice!! Buncha unclean illigitimates!

March 6, 2010 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

TJ4: I think your tinfoil hat needs tightening; some of those Martian broadcasts are still getting through :)

Bunning probably was set up, since he's retiring -- by his fellow Republicans. Boner and McConnell and the other cowards don't have the 'nads to do or say anything unless they're marching in lockstep with at least 40 of their fellow wingtards.

Not that it's any of my business or anything, but I happened to notice on your Blogger profile that the only entry under "Favorite Music" was the Kingston Trio. That's it??? I liked them too, back in the early '60s when they existed. Anyway, just wondering...

March 6, 2010 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Thomas Jefferson IV? You're kidding, right?

March 6, 2010 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

jadedj: LOL. They're coming out of the woodwork.

March 6, 2010 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Makes me want to click my heels, snap to with a salute, and wave the flag...all at once.

March 6, 2010 at 10:18 AM  

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