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The Donnybrook
Friday, February 26, 2010
He pitched a perfect game for the Phillies...

...then promptly became a cantankerous old prick...

Jim Bunning, a Republican from Kentucky, is single-handedly blocking Senate action needed to prevent an estimated 1.2 million American workers from prematurely losing their unemployment benefits next month.

As Democratic senators asked again and again for unanimous consent for a vote on a 30-day extension Thursday night, Bunning refused to go along.

And when Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) begged him to drop his objection, Politico reports, Bunning replied: "Tough shit."
As if that weren't bad enough, check out Bunning's other big gripe about being required to do his job as a U.S. Senator...

"I have missed the Kentucky-South Carolina game that started at 9:00," he said, "and it's the only redeeming chance we had to beat South Carolina since they're the only team that has beat Kentucky this year.
The good news: This will be #14's last year in the Senate.

The bad news: His successor might be an even bigger tool than he is...


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