Saturday, October 22, 2005

Dead Baby Doll


Black Baby Doll and Limbs, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans

"Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), a staunch opponent of pork barrel spending, tried to block $453 million for two Alaska bridges that had been tucked into the recent highway bill. Coburn wanted to redirect the money to the Interstate 10 bridge across Lake Pontchartrain, a major thoroughfare that was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina.

Sen. Ted Stevens, the veteran Alaska Republican, was dramatic in his response. "I don't kid people," Stevens roared. "If the Senate decides to discriminate against our state . . . I will resign from this body."

15 comments:

Gordon said...

To Sen. Stevens: Don't let door hit you on the way out...

kenny said...

Let the asshole resign.

Melissa said...

Bye Ted:
I can't say we'll miss you when you're gone...
Now if we could only get the other 40 or so incompetents out, maybe some good could come of all of this!
Melissa

Cabe said...

Force him to resign. He makes Conservatives like me look bad.

Jesse said...

I hope he's not expecting anyone to beg him to stay...

He should resign ASAP.

fletch65 said...

This is America, and it is ru(i)n by Republicans. What can you expect? I didn't vote for a one of the dirty mothers, Repubicans (pun intended) who'd rather build bridges to nowhere islands (that may actually be dirty glaciers, by the way). You Repubicans are responsible for 99% of the mess All of us are in. You did it to us all...and our Big Easy, our brave fighting men and women, our peers in the world, our American poor and our children who will someday have to foot the bill fo rthis mess, we all are suffering.

carl said...

people that make threats (or promises) like that shouldn't be in public office. i hope they toss him out the door.

Wade Rankin said...

On behalf of everyone down here in South Louisiana, we thank Sen. Stevens for his past service and wish him the best of luck in his new endeavors.

Kate said...

We can only hope.

Anonymous said...

Please, for Gods sake, would somebody "discriminate" against Alaska and get that larcenous a-- hole the f---- out of there!!
Stevens has done nothing but crap on one of the most beautiful places in the world for many years now.His specialty is bribing welfarers with tax dollars while greasing corporate palms at everyone elses expense.

porchwise said...

Aw, is his pork barrel shrinking...I doubt it. Someone should empty it, tuck him in it and barrel slide it down one of those glaciers.

Steve said...

If I may be allowed to qoute Bill Murray from "Ghostbusters" for the good senator from Alaska;

"someone with your qualifications would have no trouble finding a top-flight job in either the food service or housekeeping industries."

Hit the road ya pompous douchebag.

Anonymous said...

Fletch, up yours.
It's a TRUE Republican (Coburn) who is trying to get that money to Louisiana.
Crawl back in your hole of self-pity.

clayton cubitt said...

Umm. They're both Republicans.

Ketchikan resident said...

I live in the town where Senator Stevens wants to build the bridge. The majority of my fellow islanders want to give the money back. We all feel like shit up here thinking that we could be doing so much more to help but are being constrained by our government. It's not our choice. Our 8,000 voices are minute and not being heard.

We don't want this damn bridge!

Our community has had fundraisers for the survivors of the hurricanes. We've sent goods, money and people to help. And we still want to do more.

It makes me feel so selfish and hopeless. Stupid Senator Stevens and his pointless spending.