There are simply too many contenders to just give out one round of our Bunkie Awards, as we did last week. Like the Oscars, the Tonys, and the Emmys, the Bunkies are given out for excellence, in this case, for utterances Rick Santorum might call, ”Bulls….t.”
So, we proudly announce this week’s winners. And they are winners, in more ways than one.
10. “Blacks are under attack,” rabble-rouser Jesse “Craving for Attention” Jackson, following the tragic shooting of 17-year old, unarmed Trayvon Martin by a Hispanic/white crime watch member, who is claiming self-defense under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which allows a person to shoot if he or she feels threatened.
9. “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon,” President Barack “Stoking The Fires” Obama. Obama also said if he had a muse, she would look like Sandra Fluke. Just kidding. But, no kidding, if you saw a picture of the fresh-faced Trayvon, which is the dated one that’s circulating, he really does look a little like Obama.
8. “The principal felt that she was not monitoring her classroom adequately,” Superintendent Lisa Wilmore, commenting on the firing of an elementary school teacher in Tallulah, Louisiana. You could say that, since she didn’t notice two third-graders were having oral sex under their desks. The source of this shocking story, including a teacher actually being fired, was CBSHouston.
7. “I’m too smart to get married.” Bob Kadluboski, 56, the subject of a front-page story in last Sunday’s Times Leader, which attempted to figure out what makes the owner of City Wide Towning tick. One thing that does, he said, is plotting revenge in his spare time. Kobby, as he’s known to many except to Wilkes-Barre City Mayor Tom Leighton, who prefers to call him “Cupcake,” doesn’t miss a city council meeting, and, more often than not, is thrown out of them. But, rest assured, he will get even. He said as much.
6. “Could we talk about my book?” former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, of Pennsylvania, changing the touchy subject after a Fox News host got him to admit that it was his vote that clinched the deal for ObamaCare and the humongous stimulus package, which had a minimal effect on job creation. Way to go, Arlen.
5. He’s “a foul-mouthed, big-headed oaf,” a “pea-brained, pithheaded simpleton with too much testosterone,” and “a prize, good-for-nothing ignoramous.” Guess whom Pravda, the former Soviet newspaper’s website, so eloquently bad-mouthed in an editorial? Barack Obama? No, he doesn’t have excess testosterone. Al Sharpton? No, but that’s a good guess. Actually, Pravda threw those sticks and stones at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney – another reason to vote for Mr. Testosterone; the Russians don’t like him.
4. “You folks read stuff more than I do.” This brainy statement was uttered by none other than our country’s Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Perpetuating the Democratic Party’s new talking points, Reid said that if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that ObamaCare is unconstitutional, that would be good for Obama’s re-election campaign. Sounds like a win-win for the president’s attempted power grab.
3. “I am a small business owner. I have prepared budgets. I am committed to using my experiences, both individually and as a business owner, to be the voice of the people in Congress.” – Wilkes-Barre Attorney William Vinsko, who, according to his 2011 financial statement, published in The Times Leader, lists income of $98,170 and rental income of between $15,001 to $50,000 from a property in Brant Beach, NJ. He lists three mortgages on that property, one ranging from $250,001 to $500,000 and two others from $50,001 to $100,000 each. His debts also include five business loans, including one from $500,000 to $1 million, an outstanding credit card balance of between $15,000 to $50,000 and a 2000 unpaid student loan through Sallie Mae of between $15,001 and $50,000.
With a national debt of almost $16 trillion, Attorney Vinsko wants to be our voice in Washington? Why would we want to send someone there who owes far more money than he takes in? Actually, maybe he’ll fit right in at our nation’s Capitol.
2. “You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers’ dime.” That’s what multiple Bunkie winner President Barack Obama said in 2009 about corporations using federal bailout money. Fast forward to 2012. Last week, after visiting Mt. Rushmore, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughers Malia and Sasha headed to Las Vegas for “a private trip,” which part of, at least was “on the taxpayers’ dime.” These three must be living out of their suitcases. February, the trio went skiing in Aspen to celebrate President’s Day, and Malia just returned from spring break in Mexico. But who’s counting? Certainly, not them. Vacation #17 for the Obama family in three years and three months.
1. “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility,” Obama, unaware a microphone was on, discussing missile defense systems with outgoing Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.” A little over-confident, don’t you think? And Pravda calls Mitt Romney a “big-headed oaf?”
- Betty Roccograndi