March 2nd, 2010
04:26 PM ET

Beat 360° 3/2/10

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) takes an elevator as he arrives at the U.S. Capitol for a vote March 2, 2010 in Washington, DC. Bunning has been under criticism on his blockage of legislations to extend benefits and health insurance subsidies for unemployed, and may force up to 200,000 people to lose benefits this week.

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

Beat 360° Winners:


Mike Roselli

"Going down?”


Mike Waggoner, Boulder, CO

"I will be out of work after the next election, so I am cutting my own unemployment benefits."

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soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Molly

    Senator Bunning,
    Saw reporters and started running.
    Senator Bunning,
    Yelled "EXCUSE ME!" and it didn't look stunning.
    Senator Bunning,
    Speech today was not so cunning.
    Senator Bunning,
    Ready for a shunning?

    March 2, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
  2. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Once you announce you're retiring, it's a lot of fun to just mess with people.

    March 2, 2010 at 7:53 pm |
  3. Robert - Palm Desert, CA

    I have got forty grandchildren. Reid only got sixteen of 'em. Now who's the man?

    March 2, 2010 at 7:51 pm |
  4. Darrell - Rock Hill, S.C.

    "Gee, I wonder why so many people who used to work in this building aren't here anymore"

    March 2, 2010 at 7:49 pm |
  5. Johnny From South Carolina

    Senator Bunning on his way to meet up with some of his lobbyist buddies for brunch.

    March 2, 2010 at 7:40 pm |
  6. Noel (Tokyo, Japan)

    "See you at Starbucks"

    March 2, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  7. Idzan Ismail. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Hey, look at the bags under my eyes. Maybe I need the tea-bags from the Tea-Partyers to soothe them.

    March 2, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  8. Amy in Kansas City, on the Missouri side!

    "No comment, you already made me miss the basketball game!"

    March 2, 2010 at 7:26 pm |
  9. Veronica Jordan Brantford Ontario

    What the heck is going on ,i am just stepping out to see who won the basketball game/That's all

    March 2, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
  10. Janine from PA.

    Congress will never make me miss another KY-SC game again after this!

    March 2, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  11. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Jim Bunning gets a 'time out'.

    March 2, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  12. Isabel, Brazil •

    Screw health care, I've gotta go play golf.

    March 2, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  13. Molly

    What! Your taxes paid for this? It's still MY elevator and you can't enter.

    March 2, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  14. Tarja, Finland

    There`s plenty of space here...I would like to have some company ...

    March 2, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  15. elanor coombs, ga

    Employed or unemployed Senator Bunning of Kentucky, you will be covered health wise and pension wise for life!!!

    March 2, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  16. Cameron Cox

    I'm sorry Senator but this elevator is considered an extended benefit and right now it appears to be blocked.

    Cameron Cox
    Winnipeg, Canada

    March 2, 2010 at 7:04 pm |
  17. Molly

    I am strong and mighty. I can close elevator doors with my bare hands, end benefits for the unemployed, and yell "EXCUSE ME!" – all in a single day.

    March 2, 2010 at 7:01 pm |
  18. Greg Myers,Houston TX

    Hall of Famer Jim Bunning throws another wicked curveball.

    March 2, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  19. Kelly Finegold, Ann Arbor, MI

    Jim Bunning attempts to find his lost popularity ratings by taking an elevator to the basement.

    March 2, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  20. Melissa from New York

    Gee, I'm hoping nobody blocks this elevator.....that would be a real pain!

    March 2, 2010 at 6:51 pm |

    i vote no no and no there is a basketball game on tonight!!!!!!!!

    March 2, 2010 at 6:49 pm |
  22. Lori - PA

    Why is everyone comparing me to the Grinch?

    March 2, 2010 at 6:46 pm |
  23. Mary (Farmington Hills, MI)

    Jim Bunning's constituents cheer as he presses the down button on the Senate's "express hellivator."

    March 2, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  24. Lori - PA

    I hope no one saw me.

    March 2, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  25. Lynda Nelson, BC Canada

    Senator Jim Bunning is suddenly overcome by a feeling of sheer panic, as he realizes he has left his 'stopwatch' at home!

    March 2, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  26. Victor - Jersey City, NJ

    Reporter: Senator Bunning, given your record of blocking votes are you also considering to single-handedly block the elevator to raise fitness awareness? How would you explain this to the handicapped?

    March 2, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  27. Brendan Crotty, Bay Area

    "Hey, hold the door!"

    "I object."

    March 2, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  28. Vickie Show Me State

    I'm going down,down,down.......

    March 2, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  29. Anthony - Apex, NC

    This guy wants to block unemployment benefits for 200,000 people. Did you really think he'd hold the door for you?

    March 2, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  30. Linda las Vegas

    Bunning:"What do you mean I'm a mean old man?!"

    March 2, 2010 at 5:58 pm |
  31. Lynda Nelson, BC Canada

    Senate Democrats have to fear ... because Bunning, the 'One-Man Filibuster' is here!

    March 2, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  32. Patrick

    And behind door #2 is yet another senator who when asked what they are going to do to fix the situation will not give you a direct answer! (Epic fail on his part)

    March 2, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  33. craig- long island,ny

    "I'll be back after I cash my paycheck, and go for a quick checkup from my doctor."

    March 2, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  34. Catherine from NOLA

    Brother, can you spare an unemployment check?

    March 2, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  35. Daryll From Edmonton Canada

    Don't you hate those incredably uncomfortable pauses when the door won't close..... ever......sigh...is this thing broken... Maye I should start singing... HELP me door

    March 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  36. Kevin Haggith Toronto CANADA

    It appears that doing business with U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning is like picking the wrong door on 'Let's Make a Deal".

    March 2, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  37. Daniel Kuhn, Jackson Michigan

    After spending 24 years in the Capitol, Jim Bunning finally wanders onto the fiscal responsibility floor.

    March 2, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
  38. Sancho Hinojosa

    Very funny guys..Who put super-glue on the handrail!?!?

    March 2, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  39. Kathy - Akron, OH

    ...as 99 Senators wait for the next elevator.

    March 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  40. Tim Gibson

    Going down!

    Tim Gibson
    San Diego, CA

    March 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  41. Kashmir Aolick, Canada

    Let them eat Kraft dinner.

    March 2, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  42. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    "I want to be remembered as Jim 'Filibuster' Bunning!"

    March 2, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  43. Mike Waggoner, Boulder CO

    My stand against unemployment benefits shows character. I will be out of work after the next election, so I am cutting my own unemployment benefits.

    March 2, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  44. Patty-CA

    The wife's not talking to me, my dog bit me, and Wolf Blitzer just asked me to leave the Situation Room!

    March 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  45. Richard Hine, New York City

    "Call me what you want. I'm retiring. And I'm taking my health benefits with me."

    March 2, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  46. Kara Cox Charlottesville, VA

    Senator Jim Bunning learns that Health Care Reform is like an elevator–it either takes you up or it takes you down.

    March 2, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  47. Kara Cox Charlottesville, VA

    "What floor Senator. Bunning?"

    "I think I am going down."

    March 2, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  48. Kristien, Antwerp, Belgium

    "What do you mean, this elevator wasn't working so they cut it's cables?!"

    March 2, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  49. Cynthia from Kansas City, Missouri

    "I object, it's not my problem!"

    March 2, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  50. Tim Gibson

    Sorry folks, this car is taken, try the stairs please.

    Tim Gibson
    San Diego, CA

    March 2, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
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