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(NewsOK)   Cancer number three finally gets the message across to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), who announced he's leaving at the end of the year   (newsok.com) divider line 39
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2014-01-17 10:10:59 AM  
I'm going to miss him. Didn't see eye to eye on everything ( who would?) but I always trusted his integrity.


/normally would make a integrity/cancer joke
 
2014-01-17 10:14:02 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'm going to miss him. Didn't see eye to eye on everything ( who would?) but I always trusted his integrity.



The porkmeisters are dancing with joy in Washington today.
 
2014-01-17 10:19:53 AM  
Tom Coburn in the same sentence as integrity without the qualifier "lack of?" Ha!

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington lists him as one of the most corrupt in Washington. He was recently admonished by the Ethics Committee for his role in covering up John Ensign's affair.

http://www.crewsmostcorrupt.org/pages/legal-category/c/tom-coburn
 
2014-01-17 10:22:46 AM  
I might not agree with anything he stands for, but I hate seeing someone go down to cancer. Good luck to the Senator.
 
2014-01-17 10:47:48 AM  
My thoughts:

A) don't wish cancer on anyone so I hate to hear that

B) not sad he's leaving the Senate

C) sad to see he's leaving because he'll most likely be replaced by an even bigger idiot
 
2014-01-17 11:03:08 AM  
What are the chances a lesser man will hold the office now?
 
2014-01-17 11:05:53 AM  
If you didn't like dr Ellen degeneres hair, wait until you see who Oklahoma picks to replAce him.


Be afraid America.

/Sally kern is available
 
2014-01-17 11:13:38 AM  
Seems too coincidental what with the state legalizing same sex marriages.
 
2014-01-17 11:15:37 AM  
What fresh Hell does the Sooner State have in store for the nation?
 
2014-01-17 11:16:15 AM  
I actually liked him. Compared to Cruz, he's a paragon compared to what we could get in oklahoma.
 
2014-01-17 11:17:27 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: C) sad to see he's leaving because he'll most likely be replaced by an even bigger idiot


It's Oklahoma. Doesn't surprise me. The new person can team with Cruz to be bold embodiments of failure and only talk.
 
2014-01-17 11:17:36 AM  
Isn't this the genius who wanted to ship MRAPs back from Afghanistan even though it would cost less to leave them there for shredding?
 
2014-01-17 11:17:53 AM  
It's his own fault for not getting silicone breast implants, then he'd never be ill and live into his 120s.
 
2014-01-17 11:18:11 AM  
Coburn's decision could set off a major scramble among Republicans hoping to replace him. U.S. Reps. Tom Cole, R-Moore; James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City; and Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, will likely consider the race, along with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

What about the hopefuls from Ontario, BC, Manitoba, Alberta?
 
2014-01-17 11:19:03 AM  

Nadie_AZ: I might not agree with anything he stands for, but I hate seeing someone go down to cancer. Good luck to the Senator.


This.
 
2014-01-17 11:21:17 AM  

BitwiseShift: Coburn's decision could set off a major scramble among Republicans hoping to replace him. U.S. Reps. Tom Cole, R-Moore; James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City; and Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, will likely consider the race, along with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

What about the hopefuls from Ontario, BC, Manitoba, Alberta?


This guy is more of an idiot as the drunk he replaced. That is saying a lot.
 
2014-01-17 11:21:32 AM  
Oklahoma - Naive America
 
2014-01-17 11:22:24 AM  
Why the FU*K couldn't it have been Inhofe!

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I meant that's awful and I hope he gets well soon.
 
2014-01-17 11:22:29 AM  
i15.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-17 11:24:20 AM  
I'm the libbiest lib who ever libbed and even I think that headline is really mean-spirited, even for Fark.
 
2014-01-17 11:27:21 AM  
Which crazy Tea Partier is going to take his place?
 
2014-01-17 11:27:27 AM  
At one time Oklahoma had great representatives.

Carl Albert, David boren, Robert Kerr,

Those days are dead and gone.
 
2014-01-17 11:27:57 AM  
I guess he likes to R-OK.
 
2014-01-17 11:31:35 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: sad to see he's leaving because he'll most likely be replaced by an even bigger idiot


The real question is: will the Okie from Muskogee be replaced by a bigger idiot than the Twerp from Tulsa.
 
2014-01-17 11:44:25 AM  
Why does embedded video have the miami vice theme playing in the background
 
2014-01-17 11:47:10 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: My thoughts:

A) don't wish cancer on anyone so I hate to hear that

B) not sad he's leaving the Senate

C) sad to see he's leaving because he'll most likely be replaced by an even bigger idiot


The rumors I've heard are that James Lankford and Tom Cole are gunning for the open seat. Lankford would be as bad as Cruz is. No idea about Cole though.
 
2014-01-17 11:50:01 AM  
Cancer is God's message to him saying that he's not doing as Jesus told him to do.
 
2014-01-17 12:12:28 PM  
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2014-01-17 12:15:13 PM  
Well, on the upside he'll have the health care that his party has fought tooth-and-nail to deny to so many others, so he's got that going for him.
 
2014-01-17 12:18:03 PM  
sigh... I submitted another article hours ago, that just got greenlit... and it's a dupe of this one.  Can't win.
 
2014-01-17 12:32:20 PM  

Gulper Eel: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'm going to miss him. Didn't see eye to eye on everything ( who would?) but I always trusted his integrity.


The porkmeisters are dancing with joy in Washington today.


So much scientific research that ended up on his pork list was something I knew was valid science worth pursuing. He would rephrase the studies into something ridiculous and false. He was boldly and willfully ignorant when talking about my area of expertise. I don't expect he was much more honest or intelligent in other areas.

Coke monkeys? Yeah, we use various drugs on monkeys so we can analyze and understand their neurological pathways. The military funds the research because it wants to learn how to protect the brains of our soldiers. Coburn acts like it was a bunch of lazy grad students getting paid for playing games.
 
2014-01-17 12:34:24 PM  
media.salon.com
"Look out Senate... the Red Rooter's coming to clear your pipes!"
 
2014-01-17 12:58:55 PM  
Fark cancer, and fark Tom Coburn.
 
2014-01-17 01:15:15 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: My thoughts:

A) don't wish cancer on anyone so I hate to hear that

B) not sad he's leaving the Senate

C) sad to see he's leaving because he'll most likely be replaced by an even bigger idiot


Pretty much this given the voting record in this state.
 
2014-01-17 01:54:10 PM  
So a cancer can get cancer...good to know.
 
2014-01-17 03:30:08 PM  
Sad news.  Coburn was conservative, sure, but so is whoever will replace him.  It's Oklahoma!  Coburn stood out amongst conservative legislators for his ability to work together with Democrats.

Serious Black: The rumors I've heard are that James Lankford and Tom Cole are gunning for the open seat. Lankford would be as bad as Cruz is. No idea about Cole though.


Tom Cole is a party man/insider/moderate, similar to John Boehner.
 
2014-01-17 08:23:18 PM  

Captain Dan: Coburn stood out amongst conservative legislators for his ability to work together with Democrats.


That piece of banking-settlement transparency legislation farkers were falling over themselves in joy about because Elizabeth Warren sponsored it?

Coburn's the other sponsor.

Farking splitters, both of them. We all must shun ourselves because we are politically impure.
 
2014-01-17 08:43:09 PM  
Coburn was at least half sane, and wasn't a douche about the President.  Good luck to him.  Of course Inhofe stays, because that's just the way these things have gone.  Coburn will be probably be eplaced by a farking nut job like Inhofe.
 
2014-01-18 04:16:25 AM  

Bill the unknowing: Coburn was at least half sane, and wasn't a douche about the President.  Good luck to him.  Of course Inhofe stays, because that's just the way these things have gone.  Coburn will be probably be eplaced by a farking nut job like Inhofe.


Coburn is a member of The Family, but yeah, he does say sane things from time to time.
 
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