From The New Yorker:
"Coburn got through the minute he was allotted to explain his Viagra amendment without cracking a smile. 'This is not a game amendment,' he insisted. 'It actually saves money.'
So many senators snickered that the presiding officer banged his gavel for order.
'The amendment offered by the senator from Oklahoma makes a mockery of this Senate,' Baucus declared. 'It is a crass political stunt aimed at making thirty-second commercials, not public policy.'"
Lets tell this like it is, we need a law to stop doctors from prescibing viagra to known dangerous offenders. Since Sen Coeburn is also an M.D. then he should have an ideal how much this is already a problem, lets hear about it.
Doesnt have much faith in doctors does he. Dont you have to go to a doctor to get viagra. Arent offenders on a registry and the doctors know this. what about old cases who are working with professionals to have normal relationships now. what he's saying here is that doctors in this country will be giving dangerous people viagra and to me thats not making sense. seems like more political hype and fear to attack the health care bill and this guy stand out in the crowd.
nothing you say is true.
your sickness has made you twisted & wrong about almost everything.
as always in mid-term elections, the party in power will loose seats in the house and senate. but democrats will remain in control of congress and obviously the presidency
however, in 2012, with a booming economy, obama will win an electoral landslide nearly as large as reagan's in 1984
we will build a more perfect union
while u boil in your own sickness & hate
nothing you say is true.
it's both amazing and sad how twisted your sense of right and wrong is, how perverted your views are.
bro, i truly hope that somehow sanity finds its way back into your head before you, and those like you, end-up a sad, unremarkable, statistic in a crime file.
only in your twisted, delusional world does the majority of america hate
it is you that hate and we, america are better than you
you hate because you are diseased, a cancerous stench that america has been washing off for the last 120 years. we are better than you because we don't hate those who want to make our county better, but just have different ideas.
nothing you say is true and you probably can't recognize truth if it was shouting in your face. i'm sorry, get better
bro, nothing you say is true. it's sad and remarkable. not one true thing. bro, you have a disease. the putrid stench of your sickness infests and warps everything you say and everything you do.
you've become so twisted, so deluded, that you don't know the difference between the truth and a lie, right and wrong, good or bad.
i mean, all you have is your hate and your twisted delusions. i hope you find faith, hope and love and overcome your darkness.
nothing you say is true. not one thing.
however, there is a difference between you and a liar
a liar knows the difference between the truth and a lie
and decides to tell the lie
u are so warped, so deluded that you can't tell the difference.
truth is whatever you feel and lies are whatever you don't like
ur hate has made you utterly blind and oblivious to your own error, searching for a scapegoat on which to blame everything
this is a sickness
again, i'm sorry for you
you've become a disease. everything you say is twisted, distorted and false.
maybe it's from seeing the worst in our society, day in and day out
maybe it's from seeing the lack of justice in law enforcement
maybe it's a need for revenge or
maybe it's just plain hate
whatever it is, your hate makes talking with you useless since you're blind.
you're disease has taken or buried whatever sense of right and wrong u had
again, i'm sorry & i hope you can get better
treated the vet from nam? i hate them? wow. you really are a loon bro.
1 - i wasn't even alive to "hate" then
2 - my family was one of those vet you say i hate.
you said hate, you embraced your hate. and the thing you SAID you had was HATE.
these are your words and they are a disease. it is not hate to celebrate when a disease dies of.
if i hate anything, i hate the putrid disease that has a hold of you.
your hate warps and distorts everything you say and do. you call lies truth, up down and right wrong. you can't be trusted and not even capable of honesty, virtue or truth.
we who don't hate, who can acknowledge right and wrong on left or right, who love and believe in our country, we will make america better without and inspite of you and your hate.
you are dark and in darkness. i hope you find your way out.
only in your delusional world does the majority of america hate
it is you that hate and america is better than you
you hate because you are a disease, a cancerous stench that america has been washing off for the last 120 years. we are better than you because we don't hate those who want to make our county better, but just have different ideas.
your hate warps everythng you do and say and as those like you age & die-off, my generation will make this a more perfect union
@godhelpusall5000 - "that is all they [liberals] have"
you lie! we have...
- prevented the greatest economic collapse since the great depression
- ended a needless war in iraq that killed hundreds of thousands
- restored the frozen credit markets
- provided insurance coverage for 31 million americans
- stopped insurance companies from denying coverage to children
and oh yeah we have the house, the senate and the presidency
besides your lies, what do you have?
Pal...with this 'Package, I dont have to worry about it. You republicans always worrying or curious about that. heh heh
'party of no' 'party oh homophobes'. lol
THIS JUST IN! House just passed the Bill again. rean n weep...boo hoo hoo
wait... fricken really?
does obama just make racist republicans just go crazy? amend health care to keep the government from buying viagra for sex offenders? did jimmy fallon write this shit? holy fuck, that's funny as hell.
pretty nice idea.
kinda weird, but nice. too bad they only offered it to stall a fix to the HCR bill that would remove the 2 most notable special deals made.
when the repubs vote against the reconciliation bill, lets say they supported those special deals. why the hell not.
I thought the GOP wanted *less* government?
State facts and figures where this is a rampant problem and we can talk about it... Otherwise I think you're grand standing...
I propose the No Kicking Puppies Act, because people shouldn't be kicking puppies damnmit!
Old people can kick puppies, Do you want federal funds, your tax dollars, to go to treat people on medicare that kick puppies?
i believe this could serve well!
Bachman, Palin, BoNer and 1/2 repug party would implode!
main thing is to let AMERICA know who this party is and what they stand for!
THIS THE PARTY THAT 'AHEM' PROTECTS INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM!?!
fuck them./..gloves are off baby.
all of there HIT lists got me a little buzy. got them in my 'cross hairs'....later
The sex offender would know ahead of time that they are not allowed to buy Viagra, so they would only be giving up their privacy if they request Viagra and that would not be a problem because they would already know that they are not allowed to. As for the privacy part, the identities of registered sex offenders are already known to the public, so it's not like the doctor would be told any secret.
We bribe Warlords in Afghanistan with Viagra to defeat the Taliban. There was a rapist running around with a lifetime supply of viagra a few years back. I guess this drug is often abused. I hope they all have heart attacks, sex offenders or not.
Better idea, how about no Viagra for Senators? Then maybe they'll keep their paws off the Pages and Interns.
Just a way to muck up the process.
He didn't even bother reciting any cases where viagra has ever actually been used or has contributed to the actions of a criminal.
More obstructionism from the right.
I think Coburn just wants to have a clip played on the Colbert Report.
However, I heard Sen. McCain was going to introduce an amendment that would get rid of the sweetheart deals, like the 'Cornhusker Kickback'.
If that gets approved, the bill gets sent back to the House.
If it doesn't, that looks awful for Democrats.
Criminals have the same right to live as any other human being. But today's Republicans have missed the whole point of the American Revolution so they would execute any criminal - perceived, actual and political - at the spot.
Lol, so its okay to take away Viagra from criminals, but to suggest we take guns away from criminals means we're trying to take them away from everyone. The Republicans have no grasp of consistent reality.
you know i have to say something about this bill. The problem with sex offenders is that they are aroused by specific situations and are generally impulsive about this. Most dont plan it out well enough to be able to use viagra in it proper application. Secondly if a sex offender were to try to rehabilitate themselves by engaging in a "normal" relationship, they may find it very hard to become aroused, and may need viagra to consummate the first stages of that relationship.
True, but there is no reason why they cannot add this amendment after the bill becomes law.
It amazes how many leftest wing-nuts on this channel are opposing this just because it was proposed by a Republican.
That's like saying if a murder is going to act again, they're going to do it with or without a gun. Whether they are going to act again or not is unknown but the idea of letting that person own a gun is flat out retarded.
The same goes for sex offenders, they may or may not act out again but giving them medication to help them become more sexually active is just as retarded as giving the murder a gun.
@thegreenskies You cite SVU as data and fact yet you have the incredible gall to float around calling others stupid you punk ass troll? You are a perfect example of why we are in such an incredible mess politically in this country. Whats next for you, going to the CERN channel and citing Doctor Who as conflicting data to their findings? Jackass.
@thegreenskies next time you buy viagra, you need to show your criminal record. just in case. Also why would a republican want more government control over healthcare? i thought they wanted the opposite
are you guys fucking stupid? they cant do it again without their hard dicks. haven't you ever watched SVU? it's their weapon. They have no drive and will not offend again if they can't get a fucking hard on... you people are disgusting.
So when the Democrats vote it down the Republicans will say the Democrats want sex offenders to have viagra. Why not introduce an amendment stopping forced castration and lobotomies of 5 year old boys? What a heap of white trash the Gop is.
The class of drugs that Levitra, Viagra, Stendra, and Cialis belong to are called PDE5 inhibitors. They work by relaxing tight blood vessels, allowing more blood to surge into the penis and cause an erection, says Gregory Bales, M.D., an associate professor of urology at the University of Chicago.
The little pills do the trick for more than two-thirds of men with Viagra protects the heart (ED). They also work for guys who simply need them for a short time to get their “confidence back,” says Michael Eisenberg, M.D., director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford University.