PEOPLE WHO RUN THE COUNTRY  1:01 pm April 19, 2012

Virginia Foxx Simply Does Not Care For You Damn Kids And Your Debt

by Jim Newell

BRIBE MERep. Virginia Foxx is a remarkable idiot from North Carolina whom our national political system has rewarded with vast power. As head of the House Education and Workforce subcommittee, she’s the House’s point-person on various important higher education issues of the day: exploding student debt loads, oversight of for-profit colleges, the funding of Pell Grants, and more. But back to that part about her being a remarkable idiot: here’s what she thinks about those “college students,” one of the large demographics that her committee exists to serve:

“I have very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt because there’s no reason for that,” Foxx continued. “We live in an opportunity society and people are forgetting that. I remind folks all the time that the Declaration of Independence says ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’ You don’t sit on your butt and have it dumped in your lap.”

Foxx also noted that when she went to college, back in 19-diggity-two, she never took out one dime in loans over the seven years it took her to learn nothing and graduate. So yes, you’re right, we do in fact have a leader of a House education committee who is not aware of exponential rise in higher education costs over the last 20 years, which, along with exponentially rising health care costs and exponentially rising mortgage/rent payments, are the three most visible threats to our viability as an “opportunity society” that doesn’t randomly fuck people over with hundreds of millions of dollars in debt, at birth, for the crime of trying to secure basic modern needs.

You know what happened in the last several decades, Virginia Foxx? The last several decades happened:

That’s right, Virginia Foxx paid $87.50 in tuition. That was the price of a full semester’s tuition at UNC in 1961. The Chair of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training is completely out of touch with the very different realities facing today’s students.

To be fair, prices have gone up a lot since 1961. If you take that $87.50 and adjust it for inflation, the actual dollar amount is a whopping $671.30 per semester. Including tuition and fees, Representative Foxx would have paid $279 for the academic year—about $2,140 today. That’s about equivalent to what students pay right now at community colleges, not public four-year institutions—especially not public flagships.

The other thing about Virginia Foxx is that she is personally responsible for so much of the student debt problem in this country. She’s taken tens of thousands from the for-profit college industry in recent cycles and helped their lobbyists water-down or block the basic regulations the Obama administration has tried to put in place. She is the main legislator helping these crooks loot the federal government and saddle poor people with massive debts incommensurate with the value of their degrees. From OpenSecrets:

First of all, Foxx’s opinion on student loans does matter — she’s a member of the House’s Education and Workforce Committee and chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training. It’s not one of the powerhouse committees known for helping its members attract a lot of campaign cash, but since Foxx was named committee chair in January 2011, she has become a magnet for campaign contributions from for-profit universities – a recent hot topic on the Hill.

Last year a Senate investigation found that nearly one-quarter of students at for-profit schools end up defaulting on student loans, and half of defaults on all student loans are by students at for-profit schools. At the time there was a lot of noise about possibly rewriting rules for how these for-profit schools can operate because so many of their students rely on federal grants or student loans – until a big lobbying push by the industry seemed to quiet things down.

In her first year on the subcommittee, Foxx picked up at least $48,668 from PACs or individuals affiliated with for-profit colleges. We counted 22 companies or trade associations in the for-profit college industry on the list of her top contributors, including: Bridgepoint Education, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, the Apollo Group (which owns the University of Phoenix) and student loan lender NelNet Inc.

She is an embarrassment, like all the others.

[HuffPo]

 

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Barb April 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm

She probably worked her way through college by being a nurse in the Crimean war.

Maman April 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Florence Nightingale thought Virginia Fox wasn't nurturing enough

Fare la Volpe April 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

She received a winning recommendation letter from Hannibal.

Biff April 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Yeah, Hannibal Lecter.

sullivanst April 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Elephant liver is also tasty with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

Tundra Grifter April 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Crymea River.

Wile E. Quixote April 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Nah, she probably just sucked a lot of cock like all the other cheap and trashy white, southern, conservative whores.

caitifty April 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Close: " Foxx grew up in a poor family and first lived in a home with running water and electricity when she was 14. While attending Crossnore High School in Crossnore, North Carolina, she worked as a janitor at the school … She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor's degree in 1968 and later earned both a Master of Arts in college teaching (1972) and Ed.D (1985) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro."

So if she was so poor, who paid for the BA, MA, and Ed.D? I'm going to take a wild guess it was some collection of once generous but now stingy/nonexistent government grant & loan programs.

BerkeleyBear April 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

The first is explained in the story, and that (plus the income of a teacher back when they still earned a living wage and had time to take outside classes) explains the other two. Very common bath for teachers (especially ones looking to get into administration) back in the 70s and 80s – much harder to pull off today.

vtxmcrider April 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm

"While attending Crossnore High School in Crossnore, North Carolina, she worked as a janitor at the school …"

And fucking Newt claims that was all his idea? Virginia was born long before her time, which also explains why she looks like she already died.

Callyson April 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I have very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt because there’s no reason for that”

Tell it to the college registration folks: they seem to have a problem with enrolling students who have not paid up…

“We live in an opportunity society and people are forgetting that. I remind folks all the time that the Declaration of Independence says ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’ You don’t sit on your butt and have it dumped in your lap.”

Oh, I'm sorry–I did not realize that the hours and hours I spent studying, working on papers and problem sets, going to class, and sacrificing time and money amounted to sitting on my butt…

Bitch.

Lascauxcaveman April 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm

What? Didn't your classrooms/dorm room have any chairs?

anniegetyerfun April 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Perhaps she has been spending too much time with David Vitter, who is an expert on laps and dumping.

dinkybossetti April 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Not to mention the hours and hours college graduates spend working any jobs they can find in an attempt to pay off the debt that was dumped in their laps as a result of NOT sitting on their butts.

nounverb911 April 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm

They let women into college when she was young?

Pragmatist2 April 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm

She was never young.

iburl April 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

or a woman

Ruhe April 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Was she ever really a she?

Guppy April 19, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Looking around, I'm not sure I ever was, either.

BlueStateLibel April 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

They HAD colleges when she was young?

ElPinche April 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Yeah she graduated from R'lyeh Community along with her other shoggoth cunt friends.

donner_froh April 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm

You don’t sit on your butt and have it dumped in your lap.

Wrong again, Virginia. If you don't sit on your butt there is no lap to dump "it" into.

MaxNeanderthal April 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

From the look of her, I'd say she's been doing a lot of butt sitting, and having things dumped in her lap, i.e. food, a lot of it, which she ate….

ManchuCandidate April 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Stupid and corrupt like a Foxx.

Barb April 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm

"You don’t sit on your butt and have it dumped in your lap"

Monica Lewinski did.

UnholyMoses April 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm

As did Mitt Romney and his sons.

BornInATrailer April 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

And David Vitter!

Biff April 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

On your knees!

bagofmice April 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm

But you have to admit, she worked for it.

freakishlywrong April 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

That name is kind of porny. It should be Virgynia though.

Radiotherapy April 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Virginia Foxxx ?

Madfall April 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Dumb like a Foxx?

Nah, doesn't work.

prommie April 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

How much did she inherit?

Swampgas_Man April 19, 2012 at 3:11 pm

She doesn't need to inherit; Conflict Of Interest will provide.

caitifty April 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Wikipedia says she was so poor she worked as a janitor in high school (no, really..). Since she was so poor, she would have had to get her BA, MA, and Ed.D. through (tadah!) gubermint grants and loans. Hypocritical bitch.

iburl April 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Gingrich approves

Pragmatist2 April 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

She's the chair of the Education Committee and she can't even spell "fox"? WTF

gurukalehuru April 29, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Believe it or not, she's Redd Foxx's long lost aunt.

Nostrildamus April 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm

She speaks with the intelligence of someone with an $87.50 education.

Wadisay April 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Think about it: Romney/Foxx in 2012! She could appeal to the wimmenz, the developmentally impaired, and, uh, Virginia.

4TheTurnstiles April 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm

She has dry buttplug face. Try more lube sweetie.

new_pic_for_NEWTer April 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm

She looks like a cross between Dame Edna and the Chicken Lady from Kids in the hall, only less attractive.

UnholyMoses April 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm

BAWK! Gotta get laid …

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go dump bleach into my ear canal …

DebC2 April 20, 2012 at 12:48 am

I'm thinking Ray Bolger on a bender.

freakishlywrong April 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm

He looks like Mrs. Doubtfire.

DonnyKerabotsos April 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I look at that kisser and I see Dick Cheney in drag…

SayItWithWookies April 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Virginia Foxx paid $87.50 for that education? She was robbed.

Doktor StrangeZoom April 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I have very little tolerance for people who take tens of thousands of dollars a year from industries they're responsible to write regulations for.

EDIT: It may be an opportunity society, but that shouldn't allow you to just sit on your butt and have lobbyists dump money in your lap.

UnholyMoses April 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Not to be rude, but as someone with $60K in debt, I'd like to say to Rep. Foxx:

"Fuck you, and may you rot in fucking hell you fucking cunt."

There. All better. (Well, okay. Not really.)

finallyhappy April 19, 2012 at 6:27 pm

probably she isn't fucking- I mean look at that face!

Jennyjen798 April 20, 2012 at 12:25 am

Took the words out of my mouth!

bumfug April 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

If I'm talking about Virginia Foxx, THEN is it OK to use terms like "skullfuck", "bloody stool" and "slow, painful death"?

ttommyunger April 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Cross-eyed, ugly and stoopid is no way to go through life, Virginia.

widestanceromance April 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I bet she thinks she graduated from at least two colleges.

ttommyunger April 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Lovely blew eyes, one blew East, one West.

widestanceromance April 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Damn, thank you for that. Blindsided me it did.

flamingpdog April 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

HEY, I graduated from two colleges: William and Mary!

widestanceromance April 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm

So, tell me, what do you bisexuals. . .you know. . .do?

flamingpdog April 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm

JELLO PARTIES!!!

"William and Mary: Where the girls are women, and so are half the guys."

Also (too), because of the large ghey population (GREAT drama department – Glenn Close graduated the year before I did), known affectionately in some circles as the College of Fairy and Mary.

MaxNeanderthal April 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Upfist Tom! Glad to see I wasn't the only one who thought her eyeballs are jealous of each other….

ttommyunger April 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm

…and pissed!

Sharkey April 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Somewhere, a fox is missing its virgin.

Callyson April 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm

This woman has been a monster for some time now. From Wikipedia:

In September 2005, Foxx was one of 11 members of Congress to vote against the $51 billion aid package to victims of Hurricane Katrina. She was also one of only 33 Republicans to vote against the extension of the Voting Rights Act in July 2006…

In April 2009, Foxx expressed opposition to the Matthew Shepard Act, claiming that the murder of Matthew Shepard was not a hate crime. While debating the act at the House of Representatives, which was attended by Matthew Shepard's mother, she called the incident a "very unfortunate incident" but also "we know that that young man was killed in the commitment of a robbery. It wasn't because he was gay." She continued that "It's really a hoax that that continues to be used as an excuse for passing hate crimes bills." However, that statement is disputed by the police reports, the ensuing police investigation and by the trial testimony of the accused themselves. She was criticized by several media outlets and some congressional colleagues for that statement. It was also noted that Matthew Shepard's mother was present at the time.

Christ, another day when I need a drink or ten…

Schmannnity April 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm

It cost her $175 per year and it still took her 7 years to scare up the scratch?

FNMA April 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Seven years of college down the drain.
– Blutto Blutarsky

OneYieldRegular April 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

If you think Foxx's comments are galling for those of us who already graduated with debt, just imagine being an 18 year old attending admit weekend at UNC and hearing this.

freakishlywrong April 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

These fucksitcks have very little tolerance for anything.

Schmannnity April 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

The Jesse Helms wing of the North Carolina Republican party is alive and well.

elviouslyqueer April 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm

"We live in an opportunity society and people are forgetting that. I remind folks all the time that the Declaration of Independence says ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’ You don’t sit on your butt and have it dumped in your lap.”

Presumably this means the "opportunity" to get elected to Congress so that you can suckle off the public teat while at the same time setting policy and legislation about things you haven't had a clue about since the dinosaurs were young.

Mumbletypeg April 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm

She went from pocketing a couple of education degrees, to helping her husband w/ some landscaping business, to community college admin stuff and then entered politics 18 years ago. No kids. Just an observation. As an elected official, if you are removed from the arena of young people who could help inform your opinions of their situation, it seems wise to avail yourself of some relevant and up-to-date facts before you say something screwed up and affect consituents' opinions of your situation.

widestanceromance April 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

No kids? MIght there be some reason why Dog smacked her with the Barren stick?

DerrickWildcat April 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Terrible Grandma.

GuanoFaucet April 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm

We live in an opportunity society

I'd like to take this opportunity to tell Rep. Foxx to go fuck herself.

sewollef April 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Eww. Really?

I just pictured that, and I nearly upchucked my vegetarian lunch

flamingpdog April 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

"She is an embarrassment, like all the others."

/fixed

Goonemeritus April 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Most people mistakenly believe Rome fell because of excessive sexy-time. This is not the case even a cursory read of history shows that the ethos of civic responsibility faded. The rich took their ball and went home leaving the average Roman to fend for themselves. Add the similar constant state of war to the mix and I predict resurgence in toga sales.

prommie April 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm

You know, it was even simpler, Rome fell after they attacked Persia. Which of course is what the republicans want us to do now.

Lascauxcaveman April 19, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Both are remarkable, and remarkably depressing, parallels.

ManchuCandidate April 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Toga! Toga"! Toga! Toga!!!!

James Michael Curley April 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Life in the streets of ancient Rome was quite revealing after a heavy rain fall.

doloras April 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Not really. Togas were heavy woolen blankets, not sheets.

MaxNeanderthal April 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

That statement ranks as a sub-50 25, Goon. 10/10….

Spurning Beer April 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I thought Virginia was for lovers.

Advn2rgirl April 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Not lovers of knowledge, apparently.

Sharkey April 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I don't see any problem with dumping happiness in people's laps.

Generation[redacted] April 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm

That's where I usually find it.

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Unless it stains their pants.

Doktor StrangeZoom April 19, 2012 at 1:33 pm

"Fall not in love, therefore. It will stick you your face"

–Deteriorata

Sharkey April 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm

So messy.

MarionNYNY April 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Well it is an opportunity society, and she's giving for-profit colleges the opportunity to get rich.

swordfis April 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm

No one can tell me that that's not Dick Cheney in drag.

EtchySketchy April 19, 2012 at 1:22 pm

"HaHa" I thought, that's funny.

Then I looked at the pic. Holy fuck–you're not joking.

el_donaldo April 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm

You wanna check for the open heart surgery scars, go ahead, I dare ya.

Radiotherapy April 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Yes, there is no Santa Claus, Virginia.

JustPixelz April 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm

She paid for college with royalties on the phrase "crazy like a Foxx".

The minimum wage was $1.15/hour in 1961. She could have earned her annual tuition and fees in about 250 hours — about a summer of full time work. Today's UNC annual tuition and fees total $7000, with minimum wage at $7.25 it will take a student about 1000 hours — six months of full time work. The UNC web site says to expect annual costs to rise about $400 each year. The costs go up by more than Ms Foxx paid (in unadjusted dollars).

I learned all this in 5 minutes with google. What's her excuse?

Jus_Wonderin April 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

No snark here. These figures clearly illustrate how STUPID Virginia Foxx is. Gah.

anniegetyerfun April 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Well, to be fair, they didn't teach her about the internet when she was in college in 1672, and as such, she is likely unaware of its existence.

That, and mirrors.

UnholyMoses April 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

"What's her excuse?"

She's a stupid fucking cunt who, like every current Republican, doesn't give a rat's flea infested ass about anyone who doesn't have the opportunity to dump piles of campaign contributions into her lap.

And, yes, I know I could have just stopped after the first five words.*

(* Technically, three words, a contraction, and an article. But whatthefuckever.)

vtxmcrider April 20, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Virginia Foxx got financial aid in exchange for doing eye tricks in the university circus.

SorosBot April 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm

If those kids wanted to go to college without having to take on tons of debt, they should have been born to rich parents!

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Or had the good sense to be born in the forties.

GOPCrusher April 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm

The world needs ditch diggers too!

kissawookiee April 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Or they should have been Ann Romney Feminists and married money!

Gainsbourg69 April 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

It is an opportunity society after all, isn't it?

donner_froh April 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Loans to college students show how fucked the Amerikkkan system has become.

Problem: College costs rising much faster then rate of inflation, tuition and fees becoming unaffordable for millions of qualified students.

Solution: Make loans to students that they will be saddled with for decades after they graduate. Create draconian and unfair collection policies through corruptly stupid people like Virginia Foxx.

Sounds like more American exceptionalism.

SayItWithWookies April 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Wow, Colonel Harlan Sanders looks like shit.

ManchuCandidate April 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Brain is extra crispy.

Radiotherapy April 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Ever since he went into league with those messican Taco Bell's.

elviouslyqueer April 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Oh please, Wooks. Do you not recognize Jan Crouch without makeup?

SayItWithWookies April 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Holy fuck — who dropped the bulldog into the cotton candy machine?!

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 19, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Typical dumbass baby boomer – "oh, what's that ladder doing behind me? I better just pull that up." Also, ugly old bitch.

P.S. this statement is not meant to include any of the very wise old baby boomers in these parts, so de-bunch your panties right now.

NellCote71 April 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

As a baby boomer myself, a very wise old one at that, I am pleased to report that she is not a baby boomer since she was born in 1943.

Radiotherapy April 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

She was born in '43, so technically she's America's greatest generation or something. So you can stop your War on Baby Boomers right now. Anyshizzle, it's millenials we don't like in these parts, amirite?

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

technicallity, schmechnicallity. She's a baby boomer.

Biff April 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Oh no you don't, you can't pin that cunt on us legitimate boomers–she's too old.

Fare la Volpe April 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Boomers and Greatsers are the biggest welfare queens on the planet. I'm paying off over $10,000 in debt out of my own pocket (I'm lucky to bring in $11,000/yr) whereas my dad got close to free tuition because his father was a prof. And yet he still has the nerve to get on my case about student loans.

Seriously, old people can suck my gingery nutsack.

anniegetyerfun April 19, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Foxx's face just killed my fetus.

SayItWithWookies April 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

So she just gave you a free Dyspepsia & Corruption, and you probably didn't even thank her.

Fare la Volpe April 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm

She should send Ginny a card. Though I'm not sure if Hallmark has a "Thank You for My Abortion" series.

Biff April 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm

RIP. The jar line forms to the right.

weejee April 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Someone should tell Rep. Foxx that the parking cop is writing-up her broom for being double-parked.

Stevola April 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Witchypoo libel!

Lascauxcaveman April 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Hey! Just like Rep. Foxx, I paid my way through college without taking out any loans.

Pretty sure that is all we have in common.

HobbesEvilTwin April 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm

congressional whore is whoring.

Doktor StrangeZoom April 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I recently got approved for income-based repayment rate on my student loans–at least, for one year; presumably, it can be renewed, though I'm kind of afraid to ask.

At the amount I can afford to pay, I should have the whole thing paid off in roughly 160 years. If I have to pay the full rate, I will be homeless.

Blueb4sunrise April 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm

"Yeah, and….?"
-V. Foxx

el_donaldo April 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Remarkable idiot? Well, it's remarkable we let actual idiots get so close to the levers of power, but she's from NC – she's a pretty unexceptional, garden-variety idiot there.

V572 Fehrnstrom April 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm

And how much is tuition, room and board at Chapel Hill these days? $20,660/yr in-state, and $41,140 out-of-state. So Rep Foxx obviously knows whereof she speaks.

You can almost hear her wishing to say they had to increase the tuition quite a bit to pay for remedial courses after they started admitting Blacks.

http://admissions.unc.edu/Aid_and_Scholarships/Tu

Terry April 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

That $20K includes everything: books, health insurance, room/board, etc. Tuition is actually just over $7K at UNC. http://admissions.unc.edu/Aid_and_Scholarships/Tu

V572 Fehrnstrom April 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Rep Foxx has all the hallmarks of a townie.

Tommmcattt April 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm

If you paid more than $10.00 for that hideous cowl-neck there was no reason for THAT either, 'Ginny.

bumfug April 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm

No shit – that looks like something you put on a dog's neck so he can't lick his balls.

CapnFatback April 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Foxx's outrage is understandable. At her age, she must be extremely sensitive about the awkward medical condition that is lap dumping.

comrad_darkness April 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Sounds like she just sits in her chair and free money just falls in her lap.

iburl April 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

This one's for you, Virginia: http://hiphopwired.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10

metamarcisf April 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Virginia Foxx must've worked her way through the NC university system on an athletic scholarship, like Michael Jordan.

meatlofer April 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

With Dick Clark out of the way,a lot of these old people are gonna mouthoff! CUNT!

GOPCrusher April 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

87.50 for a semester? You can't even get a decent seat at a football game for that anymore.

swordfis April 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

QUESTION FOR THE EDITOR: Where do these idiots come from? Seriously. I don't think I've ever met such stupid, repulsive and stingy people in my life. I'm not even angry anymore, I'm dumbfounded.

Doktor StrangeZoom April 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm

They are elected by We The Idiots.

Native_of_SL_UT April 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Rush was right. Some women go to college to become whores.

docterry6973 April 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm

The GOP just loves to give its biggest fools the most powerful public positions. It's like they want to rub it in. "See, we're assholes and people still vote for us."

Exhausted66 April 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I don't have a joke here. Just an agreement. John Kyl on the Super Committee? Daryl Issa on House Oversight? This bitch?

it's like they find the least qualified person and give them the job just to be dicks. It's the Heckuva Job Party.

Ruhe April 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Can any of you "securities" savvy wonketeers answer this question for me? Has anyone found a way to securitize student loan debt yet? And if so wouldn't the lynch pin of such a racket be the guaranteeing of loans by the Federal Government? And if you wanted that racket to get up and running quickly you'd need some inside partners who shared your sense of urgency for creating more and more new loans? Partners like the University of Phoenix, maybe?
Just askin'.

ifthethunderdontgetya April 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Sallie Mae Trusts

Also, here's a comment from someone at seeking alpha that seems to have a clue.

I've never been involved with student loan securities, or anything related except my own loan through the WaPo Credit Union (paid off decades ago, I'm happy to say).
~

BornInATrailer April 19, 2012 at 1:37 pm

She's just bitter that no amount of Cialis or soaking in a claw foot tub will get her laid.

Doktor StrangeZoom April 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

In other news, Wonkette's new sponsorship deal with Suicide-Booths R Us is off to a smashing start.

crybabyboehner April 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

"I have very little tolerance for … "

I think she's talking about the coloreds, right? And our diminutive friends from the South?

Allmighty_Manos April 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Kony/Foxx: Both are members of the Lord's Resistance Army (known in the US by its monicker the GOP) and both f*** over kids.

sewollef April 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Did Ginny change her name a century or go or something?

I swear up and down, she was 'Spanky' in that beat combo, Spanky and Our Gang from the last century.

Elaine…. can that really be you?

Sharkey April 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Let this be a lesson – if you keep on making that face, it REALLY WILL stick that way.

Terry April 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Is she related to Redd? They're both comedians, evidently.

MoeDeLawn April 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm

She reminds me of the grumpy tea party Kool Aid lady.

EtchySketchy April 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Don't go posting a picture like that and following up with a lot of ole 'lap talk'.

Gross.

Gleem McShineys April 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I sure hope that she got that awful hatchety bitchface look in the picture because someone had just told her to "Please choke on a bag of white cheddar walrus scrotums" only a moment before, but I am pretty sure her face is always like that.

Today is disappointing.

Millennial Malaise April 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

For $87.50, Representative Foxx really got her money's worth.

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ April 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I bet she's just peachy-keen with all those federally-backed student loans going to for-profit colleges.

Radiotherapy April 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Hey all you kids, get off my lawn!!1!

widestanceromance April 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Hey, crossed-eyed idiot: how many fingers am I holding up?

James Michael Curley April 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Four

widestanceromance April 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I see what you did there. Thanks!

OurHoboSenator April 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Does this old bat actually not even understand what a LOAN is? And that it has to be PAID BACK?

Although, to be fair, every month when I make that Sallie Mae payment, it does feel a little like someone is taking a dump on my lap.

Steverino247 April 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

OT: Call it an antidote or whatever, but this picture should soothe some pains in your day: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/pho

Enjoy.

Lascauxcaveman April 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Lol, I hate to sound mean, but Barry looks a little like Forrest Gump in that shot.

Steverino247 April 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Dude, you're harshing my mellow here.

LagunaB April 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Thank you. I needed that. Dealt with too many stupid people today.

anniegetyerfun April 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm

People I have little tolerance for:

Those who avoid eating lunch, so they can complain about how hungry and tired they are (not the working poor – my husband does this, as do many of my female friends).

Rich people who complain about being "punished" for being "successful".

Anyone who likes Pope Nazi.

Fantastical morons like Foxx.

—-

Pretty sure that covers most of my list of people I can't stand.

Wonderthing April 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Poors must pay! And stay fearful! Where else will we get the slaves for the future? And they must make babies that we will ridicule and doom to a perpetual cycle of poeverty and failure. We will always need someone to blame. Hooray for "others"!

HeadlockSally April 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm

"I have very little tolerance …"

Thank you Captain Obvious (R) – Anywhere.

DahBoner April 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Foxx is halfway between the softcore 'Fox' and the hardcore 'Foxxx'…

Biff April 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Per wikipedia:

Foxx was born in The Bronx borough of New York City. Foxx grew up in a poor family and first lived in a home with running water and electricity when she was 14.[3] While attending Crossnore High School in Crossnore, North Carolina, she worked as a janitor at the school

I guess now we know where newt came up with that asinine idea.

Wile E. Quixote April 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Once again Virginia Foxx proves that the greatest tragedy of the Civil War is that the Union Army didn't have nuclear weapons.

johnnyzhivago April 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Why do these kids today think they need to go to college anyway? Homeschooling was good enough for our founders, so it's good enough for them!

Wile E. Quixote April 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

And if you really want to hate Virginia Foxx just think of the pension that this massively entitled disease organism will be collecting if she retires from Congress (assuming she doesn't shrivel to dust by being exposed to sunlight).

ElPinche April 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I wonder if they keep Virginia Foxx in the cellar when they're not in session.

"I'll swallow your soul! I'll swallow your soul! I'll swallow your soul! "

teebob2000 April 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

We've said it before, we'll say it again. And again. And again.

FUCK.

THESE.

PEOPLE.

Antispandex April 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm

"…paid $87.50 in tuition. That was the price of a full semester’s tuition at UNC in 1961."

Still about what it's worth….let's move along.

Me_K_Cong April 19, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I have zero tolerance, for zero tolerance.

SwanSwanH April 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

According to the News & Observer:

Foxx represents the 5th district that has been a Republican stronghold under Foxx and before her under Rep. Richard Burr. But the new redistricting plan makes it somewhat less Republican-leaning in an effort to hurt Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler in an adjoining district.

Gainsbourg69 April 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Chile has Camila Vallejos and we have young Paultards. Who do you think is going to solve their college tuition problems first? Hint: Not the morons who worry that the illuminati is taking away their freedoms.

poorgradstudent April 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Frankly, I admire her. It takes a lot of gumption and can-do spirit for a morally and intellectually bankrupt jackass to stand out in this Congress.

rickmaci April 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Looks like the social security version of a Cabbage Patch doll.

Beetagger April 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm

She needs to get rogered by Ted Nugent.

rocktonsam April 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm

on the bright side, shes old and will die soon, probably

Come here a minute April 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

If you can go to UNC and wind up as stupid as Rep. Foxxxy, why not go to an inexpensive community college instead of a fancy FLAGSHIP.

MilwaukeeKent April 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm

The way I heard it, she worked her way through college as a stripper and then kept the stage name. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

wood50 April 19, 2012 at 9:31 pm

She also walked 3 miles to school in bare feet in the winter, uphill both ways when she was young.

Schmegeg April 20, 2012 at 12:25 am

"Foxx picked up at least $48,668 from PACs or individuals affiliated with for-profit colleges."

Did she have to show her parents' earrnings to qualify for this?

erikwdc April 20, 2012 at 12:52 am

This Virginia Foxx character would have run into some problems on the Titanic when they said "women and children first."

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