Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Outgoing U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky...


He knows he is one, but why waste our time telling him.  The jackass needs a beatdown like hell.  Oh yeah, if you don't know who Bunning is then here's the story about his assholery:

WASHINGTON — Two thousand federal transportation workers were furloughed without pay on Monday, and the Obama administration said they have a Kentucky senator to blame for it.
Federal reimbursements to states for highway programs will also be halted, the Transportation Department said in a statement late Sunday. The reimbursements amount to about $190 million a day, according to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
The furloughs and freeze on payments were the result of a decision last week by Republican Sen. Jim Bunning to block passage of legislation that would have extended federal highway and transit programs, the department said. Those programs expired at midnight Sunday.
The extension of transportation programs was part of a larger package of government programs that also expired Sunday, including unemployment benefits for about 400,000 Americans.
Bunning objected to the $10 billion measure, saying it would add to the budget deficit. He didn't respond to a request Monday for comment.
The impasse has provided the administration with an opening to excoriate Republicans for allowing popular programs to run out, even if only for a short time.
Bunning spent last Thursday and Friday filibustering the passage of the bill because he felt it was the time and place to bitch and moan about government spending.   During this tirade, he told one Democratic senator TOUGH SHIT about the filibuster of an unanimous vote to extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Benefits, federal funds to pay US DOT laborers, and Medicare benefits, which will cause people to lose their unemployment benefits along with others losing their jobs.

Here's a moment of how much of an asshole he is:

Interestingly, Senator Bunning has the Jim Bunning Foundation that has only raised $504,000 since its founding in 1996, and of that he paid himself $180,000 and only gave $136,000 to charities.  SCANDALOUS   Even his constituents in Ken-turkey are turning on him like an in-grown toenail!  In the words of a very close friend of mine would say, LET THE FLAMING BEGIN!

UPDATE:  The ass backpedaled and folded after the Democrats turned up the heat to the point that he would have made the entire Republican Party look bad, so he allowed for the vote to go through.


  1. Bunning is the kind of person we should exile to Canada - so that the rest of us can stop threatening to move there:

    The Last Straw




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