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Obama Travels To North Carolina To Make Fun of Virginia Foxx

North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx, the beloved Southern belle, education subcommittee overlord, and defender of for-profit colleges’ right to loot the federal government and strap poor students with billions in debt in return for worthless pieces of paper, recently drew fresh OUTRAGE! with her admission that she had “very little tolerance for people” who graduate with a lot of student debt. She didn’t take any loans to pay her $87 bucks in tuition when she went to UNC, during the Plantagenet dynasty, after all. Stupid kids. Anyway, here were are a week later, and coincidence of coincidences, President Obama is giving a speech about student debt at UNC today and quoting a certain old dingbat congresswoman. Read more on Obama Travels To North Carolina To Make Fun of Virginia Foxx…
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Virginia Foxx Simply Does Not Care For You Damn Kids And Your Debt

Rep. 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.” Read more on Virginia Foxx Simply Does Not Care For You Damn Kids And Your Debt…
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Jesus Doesn’t Care About Your Run-Off, Mr. Gresham Barrett!

Maybe it is unfair to compare Helen Thomas to Hezbollah/The Final Solution, but you know what? Life isn’t fair. [The Corner] John McCain stopped massaging his wrinkly wingnut scalp with SPF 40 just long enough to ask that someone murder Ahmadinejad and then start WWIII. [Weekly Standard] Read more on Jesus Doesn’t Care About Your Run-Off, Mr. Gresham Barrett!…
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Three Orange Republican Congressmen Praise Their Mom, Virginia Foxx

Walking nicotine stain John Boehner, dapper lifelong bachelor David Dreier and stripper-loving sleazebag Pete Sessions have one wonderful thing in common: their mom, wingnut congresslady Virginia Foxx. She’s such a dingbat that the Republicans gave her the Ronald Reagan Dingbat award down at the Southern Confederacy dinner convention the GOP just held in that one place they drowned, New Orleans. [YouTube via Wonkette operative “Chris H.”] Read more on Three Orange Republican Congressmen Praise Their Mom, Virginia Foxx…
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Virginia Foxx Passed Civil Rights All By Herself, Essentially, In The ’60s

Unfortunate Rep. Virginia Foxx, who throws words like “tarbaby” around in casual discourse, for some reason said this about the Democrats today: “Just as we were the people who passed the civil rights bills back in the ’60s without very much help from our colleagues across the aisle. They love to engage in revisionist history.” Read more on Virginia Foxx Passed Civil Rights All By Herself, Essentially, In The ’60s…
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Crazy Virginia Foxx Declares War On Terror On Health Care

Wacky Southern belle Virginia Foxx, the dingbat congresswoman from North Carolina whose other hits this year include calling the Matthew Shepard beating a “hoax” and for some reason using the word “tarbaby” on the House floor, has now delivered a nuclear bomb of hyperbolic meaninglessness: “I believe we have more to fear from the potential of that [health care] bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country.” Ever. [Media Matters] Read more on Crazy Virginia Foxx Declares War On Terror On Health Care…
 

Gossip Roundup: Speaker’s Box

* Heard on the Hill: Former Jack Kingston spokesman starts media consulting firm, argues that politicians need to be more like Kid Rock… Anonymous wag sends out email from the made-up “House Select Committee on Global Warming, Energy & Happy Feet.” [Roll Call] * Reliable Source: There will be lots of political celebrities in Nancy Pelosi’s box tonight. [WP] * Yeas and Nays: New Rep. Paul Hodes is a kids band with his wife Peggo. The band is called “Peggosus.” … Here comes Henry Waxman’s kid to be a DC lobbyist! [Examiner] * Under the Dome: Drudge overwhelms Senate website… Jon Tester tries to quiet the Senate, shouts “Have order in the House.” … Rep. Don Young: “”I am wearing this red shirt today; it’s the color of the bill that we are debating, communist red.” [The Hill] * Shenanigans: Dem strategist Jack Quinn suffered a concussion after a skiing accident… Rep. Virginia Foxx sponsored a bill honoring Christmas tree sellers, owns a Christmas tree nursery. [The Politico] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Speaker’s Box…
 

Gossip Roundup: Ban the Vuitton

Reliable Source: Rep. Patrick Kennedy spent the night before his driving accident with a female “friend”. . . Katie Couric stopped by Cafe Milano late Saturday night for a martini and pizza with local beer distributor Jimmy Reyes. [WP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Ban the Vuitton…
 

Wonkette’s Week in Review: No Standing Eight Count

* The week started off with a double shot of intelligence stories to get us all hot and bothered. Did we say hot? We meant super-hot. * Sometimes they pop and sometimes they sizzle. Read more on Wonkette’s Week in Review: No Standing Eight Count…
 

Congressional Catfight: Jackson-Lee Defeats Foxx

The polls are now closed, and here are your results: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) has handily defeated Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), by a margin of 64 percent to 36 percent. Although Jackson-Lee’s lead narrowed over time, it was still commanding by the time that voting concluded. Read more on Congressional Catfight: Jackson-Lee Defeats Foxx…
 

Congressional Catfight: Sheila Jackson-Lee vs. Virginia Foxx

Time for our next Congressional Catfight face-off: Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (on left) versus Rep. Virginia Foxx (on right). Anonymous Hill Staffer had the following to say about each of our worthy competitors: Shelia JACKSON LEE (D-TX): She’s just fucking nuts, and has something to say about every goddamn bill that’s on the floor. Burns through staff like crazy. Virginia FOXX (R-NC): She’s like your grandma, if your grandma was a pissed off militant paper wasp of a Republican. Also she wears these dumbass sweaters on the floor (like home-knit and have snowmen on them and stuff). Also, she’s Jamie Foxx’s great aunt. Combined with the pictures, that should be enough for you to make an informed decision. But if you’d like more information about the candidates, additional tidbits appear after the jump. Gawker Media polls require Javascript; if you’re viewing this in an RSS reader, click through to view in your Javascript-enabled web browser. Knock yourselves out! This race will be interesting — and surely much closer than the rout of Jo Ann Emerson by Katherine Harris. If you’re on the fence, a little more about the two candidates is available after the jump. Read more on Congressional Catfight: Sheila Jackson-Lee vs. Virginia Foxx…
 

Congressional Catfight: The Competitors and Tournament Ladder

Earlier today, we announced Congressional Catfight, our contest to find the biggest beeatch in the House. (Apologies for the mixed animal metaphors.) We kicked off the competition with a battle between Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) and Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL). Now, we bring you the full roster of worthy competitors: Top row, left to right: Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO); Katherine Harris (R-FL); Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX); Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Bottom row, left to right: Cynthia McKinney (D-GA); Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Barney Frank (D-MA); David Dreier (R-CA) By the way, the polls are still open in the Emerson v. Harris match-up. So if you haven’t voted yet, click here, and make your voice heard. For those of you who are really excited about this competition, the full tournament ladder, with brackets, appears after the jump. Read more on Congressional Catfight: The Competitors and Tournament Ladder…