Friday, March 04, 2011

Those patriotic Republicans

The Orange Boner refuses to let Frank Buckles lie in state at the Capitol. What's he afraid of, that other living WW1 veterans would want the same honor? Oh wait, that's right, there ARE no other living WW1 veterans!

The Rethugs talk a good game about being "patriotic real Americans", but when it comes time to put their actions where their mouth lives, well...

-- Badtux the Hypocrisy Penguin


  1. Boehner, in addition to his other flaws, is a viciously mean and petty man. When Boehner looks back on his own sorry life at the end of it, unlike Buckles, he will see only a vast wasteland. It is unfortunate that he has arrived at a position of great power.

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  3. The Orange Boner is jealous because his only battles have been with the bottle and sotweed.

  4. It's the existence of nasty, petty walking shitstorms like Boehner who make people like me almost wish there really was something like Dante's hell.

    I'd damn near go myself to watch him get his assignment in about circle seven!

  5. I didn't see anything in the linked story about "Why". Any idea what Boner's objection was? Was the old guy a liberal or something?

  6. To be fair, the rotunda is controlled by both the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader. For somebody to lie in state in the rotunda, both of those people must grant permission. It is my understanding that both Mr. Reid and Mr. Boehner refused to grant their permission in this particular case. (Heaven knows I am no fan of John Boehner, but fair is fair.)


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