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At the crib


When the insults are true, are they insults anymore?

Gazette staff June 8th, 2011

When Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., sees something he doesn’t like, he doesn’t mess around.

Ask him not to throw out the baby with the bathwater, and it’s possible he’ll tell you the baby is actually a 30-year-old man who can support himself. And the bathwater doesn’t pay for itself.

Coburn has had his moments (Think back to comments about southeastern Oklahoma schools being run by roving gangs of lesbians, and the ongoing drama in which Dr. Tom allegedly played counselor to philandering former Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev.), but the Muskogee doctor is now breaking new ground in how to bring personal irritations to national policy level.

Coburn recently said an Oklahoma man featured on the National Geographic Channel show “Taboo” named Stanley Thornton Jr., 30, could be improperly collecting Social Security disability checks from the federal government, according to a UPI report.

Thornton, who was featured on the show for his uncommon lifestyle choices, including wearing adult diapers for fun, sleeping in an adult-sized crib, being spoon-fed, and drinking from a bottle, runs a support group website for so-called adult babies, and designs and builds baby-style furniture for adults. (Need a cradle for the human equivalent of Baby Huey?) Coburn said he saw the man featured on the show and investigated whether Thornton has been improperly collecting the checks.

Thornton claims he cannot retain employment because he suffers from a disability, but Dr. Tom said any person capable of building baby furniture able to support a full-grown man in diapers can’t be too disabled.

“Given that Mr. Thornton is able to determine what is appropriate attire and actions in public, drive himself to complete errands, design and custom-make baby furniture to support a 350-pound adult and run an Internet support group, it is possible that he has been improperly collecting disability benefits for a period of time,” Coburn said in the UPI report.

We here at CFN usually just throw the remote or the nearest usable missile at the television when programming irritates us — just before asking our “nurse” to change our adult-sized diapers, burp us and put us to bed with our “passy.”

 
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06.08.2011 at 11:01 Reply

I've gotta agree with Coburn.  There are a lot of people like Thornton who are unfairly collecting Social Secuirty for questionable disabilities, and these are the people we should be punishing.

 

 
 
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