Worst Persons

Worst Person in the World

OldManCloud

Representative Don Young (R-AK) is a horrible person.

Young offended a lot of people on Tuesday of this week when he told a crowd of high school students that suicide can be blamed on a lack of support from friends and family.

Young compounded his awfulness yesterday by saying that suicide can be blamed on big government; because the people of Alaska have become entitled free-loaders.

Asked about the “lack of support” comment, Young expanded on it and added that suicide in Alaska didn’t exist before “government largesse” gave residents an entitlement mentality, according to an audio recording of his senior center appearance. [...]

“When people had to work and had to provide and had to keep warm by putting participation in cutting wood and catching the fish and killing the animals, we didn’t have the suicide problem,” he says on the recording.

Suicide comes from federal government largesse “saying you are not worth anything but you are going to get something for nothing,” he says.

If only we could all go back to being hunter-gatherers, we could end this suicide business.

This began when Young accused high school administrators of “coddling” their students after the suicide of a fellow classmate and it somehow transformed into Young yelling at the clouds about entitlement.

Don Young is man who should have rode off into the sunset about a decade (or three) ago.

  • TimJ

    About the only thing I miss about Olbermann is his “Worst Person in the World” segment. Maybe you can bring it back on Bob and Chez?

  • waspuppet

    “… we didn’t have the suicide problem …”

    Wow. I have even more respect for the creative genius of William Shakespeare and Arthur Miller, who ended “Romeo and Juliet” and “Death of a Salesman,” respectively, with suicide, WHICH DIDN’T EVEN EXIST.

  • swift_4

    It’s a non-stop list of horrible people saying and doing horrible things. Yet “progressives” mumble “just like Bush” and don’t vote. Then, when Republicans make things worse, they shrug and say “See. Nothing gets better.”

  • Christopher Foxx

    Suicide comes from federal government largesse

    That explains why suicide never happens in Russia(1) or North Korea(2).

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    (1) Russia has second worst suicide rate in the world

    (2) North Korea’s suicide rate among worst in world

  • muselet

    The comment stunned students and staff reeling from the suicide death of a student last week and sent ripples through Alaska’s suicide prevention community. Alaska has the highest suicide rate in the country.

    Young on Wednesday was back in the Valley, this time talking with about 100 people at the Palmer senior center run by Mat-Su Senior Services.

    Asked about the “lack of support” comment, Young expanded on it and added that suicide in Alaska didn’t exist before “government largesse” gave residents an entitlement mentality, according to an audio recording of his senior center appearance.

    He also criticized school administrators for supporting students who disrespected him and said he refused to “coddle” them.

    (Emphasis added)

    Gee, Don Young’s yet another thin-skinned bully. I never would have guessed.

    –alopecia

  • aynwrong

    Unreal. The GOP has devolved into a mass of drooling zombies all of whom just mumble out the same nonsense no matter what the subject is. How else to explain a conversation about a child committing suicide being blamed on “big government.”

    Can’t find a job :BIG GOVERNMENT!

    Can’t afford health insurance:BIG GOVERNMENT!

    Banks and insurance companies crash the economy:BIG GOVERNMENT!

    Yet when then police are caught in a clear case of brutality on tape the GOP has nothing to say or try to make it illegal to point a cell phone at the police. This is the same party that is now passing laws designed to make it more difficult (OR IMPOSSIBLE) to vote. And then they proceed to lecture as all about some nonsense called LIMITED GOVERNMENT!

    I’d laugh if it were’t so pathetic.

    • Christopher Foxx

      Can’t find a job :BIG GOVERNMENT!
      Can’t afford health insurance:BIG GOVERNMENT!
      Banks and insurance companies crash the economy:BIG GOVERNMENT!

      What has Don Young been a major part of for 40+ years?: BIG GOVERNMENT