The avalanche has started, it is too late for the pebbles to vote.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

And The Winner Is...

Senator Tom (I sterilize under age women) Coburn of Oklahoma. Mr. Coburn uses the excuse that he's a doctor (Ob-Gyn) and a deacon when dealing with the blowback from Senator John Ensign's affair so he doesn't have to disclose what advice he gave the cheating senator.  That gets him the Chutzpah award.

The Stupid award is for holding up unemployment extensions for what he terms a "small group of people."  This week that amounts to 212,000 people and next week and the week after that will add many more.  His arrogance prevents him from understanding that the 212,000 only applies to the people receiving benefits and doesn't include spouses and children.

Meanwhile, in the real world that the rest of us live in, 1.2 million households in America have disappeared.
So it's likely that the full impact of the 8.4 million jobs lost and nearly three million homes foreclosed on since the recession began has taken an even bigger toll on the number of American households.
Those numbers probably aren't big enough for Mr. Coburn either. But funding two useless wars, tax cuts for rich people and corporations while enjoying automatic pay raises for Congress, that's okay.

Remember in the early nineties when it seemed like every exit off the freeway and many a four way stop had people with signs asking for help?  That went away under President Clinton but they're back again.  Except now they include children.

Maybe he meant small people?


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