-- Republican Kentucky Senator and colossal asshole Jim Bunning, who is single-handedly blocking action to extend unemployment and health insurance benefits for more than a million Americans, responding to pleas on the Senate floor that he allow the measure to be pushed through
He went on to cross his arms and say this about the time being "wasted" attempting to resolve the impasse:
"I have missed the Kentucky-South Carolina game that started at 9:00, 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."
Kentucky's current unemployment rate is 10.7% -- which means that the real figure, factoring in people who are severely underemployed or who have simply given up looking for work, is probably more like 17%.
There just aren't words, folks. Actually there are, but they would advocate hitting Bunning repeatedly behind the knees with a rubber hose until he remembered who the fuck he works for, so best I not go there.
Incidentally, Bunning's cruel and disgraceful drama queen act is all for nothing. The bill's going to pass whether he likes it or not.