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Tag: tom coburn

FreedomWorks: Protection From Domestic Violence Is For Wusses

Have you been avoiding reading anything about the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) because opposition to it is just too fucking depressing? US TOO. But now none of us can avoid it no more not ever,...

Oh Paul Ryan, David Brooks Can’t Stay Mad At You!

What is Paul Ryan’s biggest mistake, you might be wondering -- and yes, we know! It’s hard to pick just one! But if, for some reason, we were going to try, would we pick Ryan’s sponsorship of a personhood...

Tom Coburn Derailing Entire Senate Over Funding For Bike Paths

Hey, is there a major important bill that Congress is trying urgently to pass to avoid one or another type of needless catastrophic shutdown? Sure, it's "a day." This time: something about "funding for the FAA and highway projects...

Tom Coburn Will Murder Congress, Elderly, Medicare

There are a bunch of "insane things Tom Coburn said in one single day" floating around on the Internet for some reason (August news cycles), so let us do a neat little paraphrase to sum up his wingnut brain...

Tom Coburn Slashes 9/11-Cancer Relief, Suddenly Has Evil Goatee

Just weeks after Joe Miller's stunning midterm loss, facial hair has finally returned to the Senate, as Tom Coburn has, heroically, suddenly grown the goatee ("Van Dyke") of Santa Claus' evil twin or whatever. And, powered by a churning...

Congress So Eerily Productive It Now May Help People With 9/11 Cancer

On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked airplanes and flew them into two skyscrapers in New York City. As office workers panicked and their formerly mundane work environment suddenly became a gnarled warehouse of firy death, selfless firefighters and police...

Adorable Earmark-Ban Vote Fails Miserably

The Senate on Tuesday morning defeated a proposal from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) to ban congressional earmarks. In a 39-56 vote, members defeated a temporary ban on the appropriations procedure. The moratorium was offered as an amendment to a food-safety...

Noted Shark-Lover Harry Reid Spars With Shark Victim Tom Coburn

If there's one story that distills our current politics it's this one. Everything comes down to this: Democrats like Harry Reid like sharks because they get all their money from Hollywood liberal sharks like that one that starred in...

Tom Coburn Does Not Trust Newt Gingrich And His Many Wives, Just Like You Probably!

There are many good reasons not to Vote Newt for President, the best and most obvious reason being that you need to save your vote for John Bolton! Another good reason is because Newt Gingrich is a horrible cumsicle....

Meet ‘Lucky,’ Scott Brown’s New Team Member

A heroic staffer for Massachusetts model-senator Scott Brown recently saved this nice little cat from a harsh, lonely existence on the wild streets of Washington and brought her to Brown's office. The feline polled well with Team Brown and...

Grizzled Old Coot Will Be Oklahoma’s Next Democratic Senator

Your Wonkette takes its mandate to keep you abreast of any and all wacky political candidates seriously! So today we introduce you to your new boyfriend, assuming you like old dudes who wear baseball caps and have gross-looking beards....

Why Is Harry Reid Giving His Monkey Friends All The Good Drugs?

By all rights Sharron Angle's Twitter feed ought to be a nonstop stream of hilarity, full of death threats and theological lunacy and pleas for friendship, but in practice whichever intern has been put in charge of it is...

MEAN OLD TOM COBURN BLOCKS DANA PERINO: With Tom Coburn still maintaining a blanket hold on 100+ administration nominees, he is inadvertently ruining everything for America's Sweetheart, Dana Perino, whom Obamar had selected for the Broadcasting Board of Governors...

Tom Coburn Is Just a Sad Lesbian Cat Lady Now

Poor old Tom Coburn was a wingnut proto-teabagger Republican Hero until the other day, when he went INSANE and told a crowd of morons they should maybe not be so hateful and personal about politics, when reasonable people can...

Tom Coburn Tells Town Hall That Nancy Pelosi Is Nice Lady And To Ignore Fox News, Wingnuts Furious

Tom Coburn used to be one of the most conservative senators in the senate, but now that is over. He is a liberal, a communist, and a lesbian, starting this afternoon. Mostly a lesbian, an old lesbian. What he...

Polite Senate Republicans Not Trying To Disrupt Reconciliation Process

GUESS WHAT, OUR HEADLINE EMPLOYS SARCASM. Consider Tom "I Am A Doctor Like Howard Dean" Coburn, who has introduced a slew of wacky amendments that will be super-tough for Senate Democrats to vote against, because any change that the...