Senator blocks unemployment bill; says, 'Tough [bleep]!'

Jim Bunning
Jim Bunning

Making the rounds of the blogosphere today is a lot of talk about Senator Jim Bunning, a Republican from Kentucky, who released an epithet in Congress that, to put it politely, is a synonym for tough cow manure.

But what's more serious than the curse word: unemployment benefits now hang in the balance for 1.2 million Americans, such as a New York man who lost his benefits.

Because Bunning, 77, blocked the bill, unemployment benefits will temporarily expire after Feb. 28.