All Further Articles for 2013-05-21

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Oklahomans Want Coburn to Take His Thoughts and Prayers and Shove 'Em
In the time-honored tradition of setting abstract and often wrong-headed partisan politics above the needs of real people, Oklahoma's GOP Sen. Tom Coburn, a longtime climate change skeptic and foe of federal aid, announced right after the devastating tornadoes hit his state that any disaster relief should be offset with other budget cuts, no doubt preferably affecting poor people. So when he tweeted that his "thoughts and prayers" were with the suffering victims, they weren't having any of it. From posts on his Facebook page: "You are just a bad person...You are failing miserably as a senator and a human being. Fucking piece of garbage....To hell with you sir, and enjoy the weather...You are the enemy - you disgust us all." Update : Coburn's office has blasted his "crass" critics for "playing disaster aid politics." He knows whereof he speaks.
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Chase's Dimon Wins Despite (Or Thanks To?) Lengthy Rap Sheet
Shareholders of JPMorgan Chase have reportedly declined to strip Jamie Dimon of his job as mega-fat-cat Chairman/CEO of the too-big-to-fail-or-jail Chase, despite an unending litany of illegal activities, an upcoming Senate hearing, and an astonishing new 45-page report documenting case after case of fraud and abuse, from foreclosure fraud to obstruction of justice to making fictitious trades to money laundering for drug cartels - all by a company that's essentially "a criminal racket just days away from imploding, were it not propped up by implicit bailout guarantees and light-touch regulators." Yeah, sure, let's keep the guy who ran it.
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