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

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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:

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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.


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  • Barb

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

    • Maman

      Florence Nightingale thought Virginia Fox wasn't nurturing enough

    • Fare la Volpe

      She received a winning recommendation letter from Hannibal.

      • Biff

        Yeah, Hannibal Lecter.

        • sullivanst

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

    • Tundra Grifter

      Crymea River.

    • Wile E. Quixote

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

    • caitifty

      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

        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

        "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

    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…


    • Lascauxcaveman

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

    • anniegetyerfun

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

    • dinkybossetti

      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

    They let women into college when she was young?

    • Pragmatist2

      She was never young.

      • iburl

        or a woman

      • Ruhe

        Was she ever really a she?

      • Guppy

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

    • BlueStateLibel

      They HAD colleges when she was young?

    • ElPinche

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

  • donner_froh

    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

      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

    Stupid and corrupt like a Foxx.

  • Barb

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

    Monica Lewinski did.

    • UnholyMoses

      As did Mitt Romney and his sons.

      • BornInATrailer

        And David Vitter!

    • Biff

      On your knees!

    • bagofmice

      But you have to admit, she worked for it.

  • freakishlywrong

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

    • Radiotherapy

      Virginia Foxxx ?

  • Madfall

    Dumb like a Foxx?

    Nah, doesn't work.

  • prommie

    How much did she inherit?

    • Swampgas_Man

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

    • caitifty

      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

        Gingrich approves

  • Pragmatist2

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

    • gurukalehuru

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

  • Nostrildamus

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

  • Wadisay

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

  • 4TheTurnstiles

    She has dry buttplug face. Try more lube sweetie.

  • new_pic_for_NEWTer

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

    • UnholyMoses

      BAWK! Gotta get laid …

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

    • DebC2

      I'm thinking Ray Bolger on a bender.

  • freakishlywrong

    He looks like Mrs. Doubtfire.

    • DonnyKerabotsos

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

  • SayItWithWookies

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

  • Doktor StrangeZoom

    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

    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

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

    • Jennyjen798

      Took the words out of my mouth!

  • bumfug

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

  • ttommyunger

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

    • widestanceromance

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

      • ttommyunger

        Lovely blew eyes, one blew East, one West.

        • widestanceromance

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

      • flamingpdog

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

        • widestanceromance

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

          • flamingpdog

            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

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

      • ttommyunger

        …and pissed!

  • Sharkey

    Somewhere, a fox is missing its virgin.

  • Callyson

    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

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

    • FNMA

      Seven years of college down the drain.
      — Blutto Blutarsky

  • OneYieldRegular

    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

    These fucksitcks have very little tolerance for anything.

  • Schmannnity

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

  • elviouslyqueer

    "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

    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

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

  • DerrickWildcat

    Terrible Grandma.

  • GuanoFaucet

    We live in an opportunity society

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

    • sewollef

      Eww. Really?

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

  • flamingpdog

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


  • Goonemeritus

    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

      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

        Both are remarkable, and remarkably depressing, parallels.

    • ManchuCandidate

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

      • James Michael Curley

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

        • doloras

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

    • MaxNeanderthal

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

  • Spurning Beer

    I thought Virginia was for lovers.

    • Advn2rgirl

      Not lovers of knowledge, apparently.

  • Sharkey

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

    • Generation[redacted]

      That's where I usually find it.

    • BigSkullF*ckingDog

      Unless it stains their pants.

      • Doktor StrangeZoom

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


      • Sharkey

        So messy.

  • MarionNYNY

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

  • swordfis

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

    • EtchySketchy

      "HaHa" I thought, that's funny.

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

    • el_donaldo

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

  • Radiotherapy

    Yes, there is no Santa Claus, Virginia.

  • JustPixelz

    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

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

    • anniegetyerfun

      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

      "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

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

  • SorosBot

    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

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

    • GOPCrusher

      The world needs ditch diggers too!

    • kissawookiee

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

    • Gainsbourg69

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

  • donner_froh

    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

    Wow, Colonel Harlan Sanders looks like shit.

    • ManchuCandidate

      Brain is extra crispy.

    • Radiotherapy

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

    • elviouslyqueer

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

      • SayItWithWookies

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

  • BigSkullF*ckingDog

    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

      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

      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

        technicallity, schmechnicallity. She's a baby boomer.

    • Biff

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

    • Fare la Volpe

      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

    Foxx's face just killed my fetus.

    • SayItWithWookies

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

      • Fare la Volpe

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

    • Biff

      RIP. The jar line forms to the right.

  • weejee

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

    • Stevola

      Witchypoo libel!

  • Lascauxcaveman

    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

    congressional whore is whoring.

  • Doktor StrangeZoom

    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

      "Yeah, and….?"
      -V. Foxx

  • el_donaldo

    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

    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.

  • Tommmcattt

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

    • bumfug

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

  • CapnFatback

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

  • comrad_darkness

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

  • iburl

    This one's for you, Virginia:

  • metamarcisf

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

  • meatlofer

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

  • GOPCrusher

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

  • swordfis

    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

      They are elected by We The Idiots.

  • Native_of_SL_UT

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

  • docterry6973

    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

      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

    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

      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

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

  • Doktor StrangeZoom

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

  • crybabyboehner

    "I have very little tolerance for … "

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

  • Allmighty_Manos

    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

    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

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

  • Terry

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

    • MoeDeLawn

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

  • EtchySketchy

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


  • Gleem McShineys

    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

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

  • Chick-Fil-Atheist™

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

  • Radiotherapy

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

  • widestanceromance

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

    • James Michael Curley


      • widestanceromance

        I see what you did there. Thanks!

  • OurHoboSenator

    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

    OT: Call it an antidote or whatever, but this picture should soothe some pains in your day:


    • Lascauxcaveman

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

      • Steverino247

        Dude, you're harshing my mellow here.

    • LagunaB

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

  • anniegetyerfun

    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

    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

    "I have very little tolerance …"

    Thank you Captain Obvious (R) – Anywhere.

  • DahBoner

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

  • Biff

    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

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

  • johnnyzhivago

    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

    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

    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

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




  • Antispandex

    "…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

    I have zero tolerance, for zero tolerance.

  • SwanSwanH

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Beetagger

    She needs to get rogered by Ted Nugent.

  • rocktonsam

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

  • Come here a minute

    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

    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

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

  • Schmegeg

    "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

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