Guess the disability!Alaskan Senate hopeful and semi-bearded teabagger Joe Miller literally ran away from a question about his disabled-veteran status during last night’s “Meet and Greet” session in Anchorage. In a roomful of 50 people — most supporters and well wishers — Miller was asked to identify his service-connected disability and his official “percentage disabled.” Panic swept over Miller’s sweaty face.

Looking away from your correspondent, Miller yelped to no one in particular, “We’ve gotta go!” He then pointed to his wife and said, “Let’s move!” The Millers hustled to the back of the vacant strip mall office next to the pizza place and surrounded themselves with campaign staffers.

This time, Miller’s phalanx of creepy skinheads dressed as Secret Service agents — last seen assaulting and restraining a local journalist — were nowhere around. Your correspondent was able to escape unscathed.

A West Point graduate who served in the first Gulf War, Miller boasts of his military record in his radio and teevee ads, yet refuses to discuss the nature or the degree of his service-connected disabilities; he receives monthly tax-free payments for life as compensation. If Miller is classified as 30% or more disabled, he receives additional payments for each of his nine dependents. This Veterans Administration benefits chart shows that Miller could conceivably be bringing in over $4,000 a month, tax free, depending on his disability rating.

He needn’t report or declare this income. What are the disabilities for which Joe Miller receives tax-free payments? A Post Traumatic Stress Disorder diagnosis should concern voters more than say, hearing loss.

Yet when asked, Joe Miller froze for a moment and then fled like a guilty child.

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  • SecretMuslin

    Can erectile dysfunction be non-combat military related? If yes, then that's my guess.

  • Allmighty_Manos

    Correspondent was last seen being hustled into a back of a van by large men wearing green fatigues. One witness said he looked "scared". If anyone has seen said person, please contact the Alaska Highway Patrol.

    • Tundra Grifter

      Stay away from the Alaska Highway Patrol.

      One "TrooperGate" in our lifetime is already one too many!

  • slappypaddy

    cranio-rectal inversion is only considered a disability if it's a current condition caused by explosives.

    • Bunnie0Cock

      during surgery for a prolapsed rectum, the army surgeon accidentally nicked the retinal nerve, now Joe Wayne has a shitty outlook on life.

  • OneDollarJuana

    Hmmm. Sounds like panic disorder (need to leave instantly), Tourette's Syndrome (unexpected outburst directed at no-one in particular), hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), incontinence (sudden and urgent need to leave), restless-leg syndrome (need to run away). Messed-up guy.

    • Radiotherapy

      Sounds like hookworms to me.

    • LionelHutzEsq

      Is Sadism still considered a disorder? 'Cause we know he likes to handcuff guys.

  • LionelHutzEsq

    What part of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" do you not understand?

    • prochoicegrandma

      Spot on, IMO.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Clearly America needs to stop asking this man questions and let him carry on with his job of yelling at the bugs on his arms.

  • nonbeliever7

    Sounds like we'll have to learn how to correctly spell Lesa Mercowski for the next 6 years.

  • JMPEsq

    At least it's pleasantly surprising that he ran off instead having the questioner beaten by his hired goons; er a, arrested by security.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    So this welfare queen is probably getting military disability payments, as well.

    So Republican of him. So Tea-Baggy.

    • freakishlywrong


  • not that Dewey

    Without chemicals, he points. This is Alaska, right?

  • Extemporanus

    Oh yeah…

    Welcome to the Wonkette Cunt Brigade, Alaska Bill! And congrats on the byline and Palin-esque commitment to completing your job.

  • Radiotherapy

    I can't ever remember actually rooting for a Republican, establishment or otherwise, but, Go, Lisa Murkyowsky, Go.

    • metamarcisf

      Her correct name is Dr. Laura Murkowski. And she'll be a shoe-in as long as she refrains from racial epixxpts – epafatsxxx – ipecacsxxx…as long as she stays away from that naughty "N" word.

  • Guppy06

    One word: uniball.

  • GAH, thanks WordPress for eating this entire post and then not allowing the editors to change it. We have, obviously, reconstructed the post from scratch. JOE MILLER'S GOONS ARE EVERYWHERE.

    • Extemporanus

      Did you reconstruct the comments from scratch as well? Because two of mine are G-O-N-E, baby!

      I'm serious — Joe Miller's goons (aka "Bill Scannell") just cold disappeared them…

    • elviouslyqueer

      And after I had composed a truly witty retort, complete with all the bells and Wonkette dog-whistles including a stomach-churning description of Todd Palin and Lisa Murkowski bumping uglies. FINE.

      *takes toys, contemplates going home*

    • JMPEsq

      And now the original Sara's post above has the same issues. Did the Breitbart trolls break the Wonkette?

    • Boredw/Gravity

      Yes, I had comments, relative, insightful comments that needed posting — but I was denied. Now all other Wonketteers are getting my well-deserved p-points. So Trucknutz to WordPress, such as.

    • Jukesgrrl

      It's easy for Alaskans to sabotage the Internets because they have access to the maps of the tubez. Don't blame WordPress, Ken. You have to pay the First Dude his vig. Do you think those snow machines maintain themselves?

  • Terry

    I say he shot himself in the foot in order to get sent home.

    • Katydid

      I would say he keeps shooting himself in the foot too

    • elviouslyqueer

      Was that before or after he managed to pry it out of his mouth?

    • Jukesgrrl

      Michelle Malkin says he was shot by John Kerry.

    • Beowoof

      He missed and shot himself in the left temple.

  • Lucidamente1

    Well, at least he didn't try to shield himself with a child, like Greg Stillson. Doh!

    • themcwow

      or like Sarah Palin.

  • el_chupacabra

    Don't do as i say i do, do as i say i said i did say i do. did is say i do that? i say i do as i did not that i'll say i did or do anything. look over there.

  • neiltheblaze

    Does this mean disability payments aren't unconstitutional?

  • SexySmurf

    Joe the Miller:

    1. Has his own secret police.
    2. Is on the government dole.
    3. Loves him some East Germany.
    4. Has a stupid looking beard.

    Clearly he's a dirty Commie.

    • Bwinski

      OR, he's working hard to be beck's new evening sidekick on teevee… THAT'S scary..

  • Bluestatelibel

    All of them!

  • DaSandman

    he has a teensy tiny little johnson to go with his teeny tiney little nutsack. Joe, you are a sniveling little hypocrite. Lets find out what he's hiding, eh?

  • Flat_Earther

    Sucking on the government tit.. I assume he'll be addressing this question at his next press conference. What color were the drapes he picked out?

  • fuflans

    did anyone hear the bbc piece w/guardian editor (?) and CA rabbi bagger who was trying to hook up with english defense league?

    as ever, bagger opens mouth = bagger fail.

  • JustPixelz

    He'll admit to anything but PTSD. So silence will tell us the story.

    But when you think about it, doesn't everyone in America have PTSD from the Bush Eons?

    • real_dc_native

      We do. Just some of us don't realize it (tea-baggers) and some of us won't admit it (politicians)

  • freakishlywrong

    Oh Beardy Mc..Fascist, you're running for PUBLIC OFFICE, Mama Grizzly drug your ass outta the woods and anointed you. People will have questions. Man Up!

  • Gopherit

    Oh my god. This man may have no dick. How can he represent Alaska?

    • CapnFatback

      He'd be perfectly suited working as a representative for the EPA in ghost-ridden New York City in the mid-80s.

      • Terry

        Don't cross the beams!

    • Beowoof

      A dickless teabagger, now there is an image. Maybe he has prosthetic dick so he can still stand up to pee.

  • fuflans

    bill scannell is wonkette's war correspondent.

    • ph7

      a.k.a Lara Logan's next baby daddy.

  • JMPEsq

    Since he's young man with a beard, I'm guessing they asked and he told.

  • elpinche

    Joe Miller was in a war? Was it one of those imaginary militia wars where you wear cammies from Academy, shoot watermelons, and drink beer from your friend's butt crack?

  • metamarcisf

    Xenopolycythemia. And if you know of this condition, you know that nothing can be done.

  • Kabooms from firing da big gun in hiz Gulf War tank flat-assed killed his pre-conscious. Ol' Joe now has a straight un-filtered shot from his sub-conscious to his tongue and vocal chords. I don't think the hookworm conjecture applies here, but is our expert in the hours? Esteemed Mr. Owl, any input on this?

  • CapnFatback

    PTSD-ensconced hobo beard gets him five cans of beans per ingrown hair.

  • NorthStarSpanx

    Though dressing up like Klinger won't get Joe discharged from the Army anymore, Naughty Monkey shoe fetishist Joe Miller has gots to be insane in the membrane.

    Frankly, a Personality Disorder would make him more agreeable than just being a Palin-lackey Douche-Bag.

  • MistaEko

    Amateur. Learn from the master, Joe.

    The correct way to deflect questions is "we've gotta GOOOOOOO …….. NOOOOOOOOOOOO"

  • Toomush_Infer

    I've said it before – it's against the Alaska constitution to ask anyone what their name is, where they come from, or why do they get a government check….

  • A Personality Disorder generally invalidates other psychiatric disabilities in the DOD system, I believe. It's probably the most apt diagnosis, but the least likely.

    My guess is that he's either "disabled" for some humiliating condition — like something else psychiatric that would make him look like a pussy instead of a rugged Mr. Brawny lumberjack veteran — or it's just a high percentage of disability (100% disabled and unemployable!) that illustrates what a sham military pensions can be, especially for officers.

    • Terry

      If it was something like a piece of schrapnel, he'd be talking about it non-stop.

      • Bunnie0Cock

        fully agree, he would play it up big time. Unlike the illegal invasion of Iraq under Bush part two, it is unlikely to be a closed head injury or PTSD, could be a nasty rash from the bio agents the Iraqi army used on our soldiers or a bad acne rash that he covers up the the sketchy looking mini beard.

  • I believe this was the plot of "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

    • Limeylizzie

      That was my first thought, so his cock was shot off in combat and Gene Tierney still loves him?

    • Jukesgrrl

      You're thinking of The Sun Also Rises. The protagonist's manhood received a mysterious war wound, but he lived to make himself and others miserable. In For Whom the Bell Tolls, everybody dies. But who cares … they were commies.

  • GuyClinch

    Given his reluctance to answer, I've got to go ahead and assume it's spontaneous lactation. He probably started leaking just as our correspondent approached… Come to think of it, maybe that's Angle's problem, too. Okay, that's gross. sorry.

    • elsie09

      truly LOL….

  • walstib

    Come on everybody!

    Can't you see that (s)he's a post-op tranny? Why else would he have that pseudo-beard thingy and be married to yet anther post-op tranny?

  • SarcasticNymph

    Must be a shaving disability.

  • LionelHutzEsq

    Where are the Swift Boaters when you actually need them?

  • loquacioustunes

    Maybe there is no "service-connected disability." Maybe the Pentagon just found his profile on

  • MiniMencken

    Dendrocolonic Obstruction. That's when you get a huge stick up your ass and you can't get it out.

  • prommie

    If this don't just beat all, I don't know what would.

    • anniegetyourfun

      What if he had converted to Islam, briefly, while serving in the military?

  • prochoicegrandma

    The Devil is in the Details – you gotta see the details at Palingates!

    I was very curious as to how & why Joe Miller got out of his 5 year commitment to the Army after serving only 3 years. He graduated from West Point Military Academy with a taxpayer funded college education. See my comments at Palingates…

  • XOhioan

    Maybe he developed a Pilonidal cyst*


  • XOhioan

    I didn't see this in previous Joe Miller question escape: he knocked down an 8-year old boy while doing so.

    • glamourdammerung

      I really hope someone filmed it.

      Also, in before "the kid was a democrap plant/speed bump".

  • notreelyhelping

    Obviously, it wasn't Miller time.

  • themcwow
  • Boredw/Gravity

    Does he now work in an ad agency in New York?

    • obfuscator2

      his real name was ronald raper.

  • Lost_Teabaggers

    So let's recap: In 2002 we were treated to that obvious anti-American triple amputee Max Cleland being compared to Osama and Saddam by draft dodging hypocrit chickenhawk slavemaster-named Saxby the closeted. In 2004 we got to hear about John Kerry's medals all being phony and how he personally tortured Republican soldiers for the NVA. Now we're in 2010 and this bearded doucheball could conceivably be making up his entire disability status; will the MSM investigate? No, of course not! It's not news unless some Republican chickenhawk is slandering a Democratic disabled ex-serviceman or some amoral scummy butt buddy of Karl Rove is paying off morons to pass bullshit conspiracy theories made out of whole cloth by Lee Atwater's Dilbert look alike protege; that kind of slander requires no investigation whatsoever just like this bearded douchebag's possible phony claims warrants no investigation, either.

  • ShaveTheWhales

    It's gotta be non-combat. If it were combat-related, he'd be trumpeting it to the heavens.

    My first assumption was that it's psychological, because even a non-combat physical injury would be good press. But then it occurred to me that it could be a physical injury (1) caused by some kind of stupid behavior on his part; or (2) something which isn't actually all that, you know, disabling. Case (1) would be embarrassing, and case (2) could even lead to a review of his disability status.

    I still lean towards psych.

    Anyhow, what fun — a tear-down-the-gubmint asshole whose entire adult life has been almost 100% supported by the gubmint.

  • catchtheflava

    He probably has tinnitus. Impossible for a health practitioner to determine the validity of his claims, easily attributed to training and combat (he was an Armor officer, lots of noise). But fo' real, people need to hammer him on all the money he is sucking out of the Dept of Defense. And then we need to use that as a bridge to talk about cutting the Defense budget. Why is the government willing to pay $1 million/person to deploy troops to strategically pointless nations like Iraq and Afghanistan, and yet there are crumbling schools without books? It raises valuable questions about our national priorities.

    I think Matt Taibbi summed it up when he wrote in his Rolling Stone piece on the Tea Party: "These people are full of shit."

    • transfatz

      Crumbling schools without books = Teabagger petri dishes.

  • Tyroanee

    I had no idea verbal diarrhea was covered in a discharge…

    • transfatz

      A Joe Miller discharge is way beyond the ability of any panty liner to handle. Run from the room and see your doctor immediately.

  • Ben_Fairbanks

    I emailed this story to the reporter at the Fairbanks Daily News Miner who has been covering Ol' Bootstrppy Joe's antics. Let's see what happens…

  • aaaprogressive

    Joe Miller gets a Hannity Job, tries to explain why reporter was cuffed with bogus 'men's room' lie

    Don’t Let Sarah Palin Dictate the Future of NPR

  • Are we sure this isn't a mockumentary directed by David Lynch? Will there be dwarves soon?

    • Jukesgrrl

      Who's playing the Log Lady?

    • OhNoGuy

      Are your eyes goin' bad. This is all dwarf, all the time.

    • transfatz

      He wants his garmenbozia back.

  • 30% or more disabled–hell you don't have to be a doctor to tell Joe Miller a LOT more fucked up than 30%.

    Whatever happened to him–and wherever it happened, most likely having nothing to do with serving in the military–left him so imbecilic that he can't answer simple questions.

  • Fuck I have Gulf War related PTSD and hearing loss, where the fuck in my four grand a month tax free? Oh right I'm a Liberal who thinks that you shouldn't milk the government for every dollar.

  • barkingspiders

    This guy should always be framed in black and white with a day old stubble. He is such a throwback to the most primitive part of the subconscious. That he has managed to breed like a wharf rat should be cause for concern though!

  • wok3

    Next time Miller should really try a diversionary tactic to escape questions, because just running away seems so … well, I guess it does fit his personality. Wait – That's his disability, excessive cowardice!

  • SimonGirty

    Combat-induced generalized dissociative amnesia… would be my excuse too. The Dick Act of 1903 socialized the militia, so if you want to hire cranked-up skinhead thugs to silence opposition, you want the plausible deniability to fuck with your "Purity of Essence." Or some damn thing?

  • jaegermeister

    So being a pussy is a disability?

  • Anthr_DCLwyr3d

    30% homo.

  • Glacierworm

    This kind of misleading post plays right into Miller and the tea party's hands.

    Here's why. This guy is a liberal, a vet, and an alaskan:….

  • Beowoof

    How many right wingers collect for chronic douche baggery as a disability. Joe is one, but there are many others I am sure.

    • transfatz

      I heard an NPR interview with a Teabag spokeswoman who described herself as a single stay-at-home-mother. The interviewer completely missed it.

  • transfatz


  • SaucyJAK

    I had to sign up just to tell you guys without a doubt some of the funniest posts I have ever read. Carry on.

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