Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Election 2012: Congresswoman Virginia Foxx -- Health Care Terrorism, Hate Crime Hoaxes, and Fresh Green Beans

by Sunnyjane

The Republican Tea Party congress has added a new twist to the word inefficacy: when you are incapable of achieving a desired effect or result, you can always let one of the nuttier residents in the asylum have a go at it.  And few in the U.S. House of Representatives can do it with more contemptible passion than Virginia Foxx of North Carolina.  Since Congresswoman Foxx has been loafing about in that noble chamber since 2006, one can only assume that the 5th District cherishes the caliber of ignorance she possesses.

Sweet mother of madness!

The Only Thing We Have to Fear is...a Healthcare Bill?

You may ask, Seriously?  Skeptics!   According to Rep. Foxx and her partners in obstructionism, the greatest fear that we all should have to our freedom comes from this room -- this very room -- and what may happen later this week in terms of a tax increase bill masquerading as a health care bill.  I believe we have more to fear from the potential of that bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country.

See?  Told ya.

And, of course, it should come as no surprise to anyone that Foxx is a Grover Groveler, and has signed his anti-American tax pledge.

The Matthew Shepard Murder "Hoax"

In October 1998, twenty-one-year-old University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, was robbed, pistol-whipped, tortured, tied to a fence, and left to die.  While the defendants' stated intention was robbery, the ensuing acts that caused his death were simply carried out because Matthew Shepard was gay.  As Rep. John Lewis, a Democratic congressman from Georgia who has firsthand experience with hate crimes, stated:  The law enforcement people and almost every reasonable person I know believes he was murdered because he was gay.

To put the question to rest, the Denver Post reported in 2004 that one of the accused murderers, Aaron McKinney, said Matt Shepard needed killing…As far as Matt is concerned, I don’t have any remorse.  The night I did it, I did have hatred for homosexuals.   McKinney now calls himself the poster child for hate-crime murders.   Both men were found guilty of the crime and are each serving  two consecutive life sentences. 

But there is no room for facts to interfere with the companionship between hate, ignorance, and arrogance in the moss-covered Kingdom of Far-Right Nutterstan.   In April 2009, Foxx stated, I also would like to point out that there was a bill -- the hate crimes bill that's called the Matthew Shepard bill is named after a very unfortunate incident that happened where a young man was killed, but we know that that young man was killed in the commitment of a robbery. It wasn't because he was gay. This -- the bill was named for him, hate crimes bill was named for him, but it's really a hoax that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills.   (It's no use pointing out to Rep. Foxx that it should be killed in the commission of a robbery.  There is no known cure for stupidity.)

President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act  six months later.

Student Loan Debt is Intolerable!

This statement comes from -- wait for it -- the Chairperson of the Higher Education & Workforce Training Subcommittee.  Yes indeed, dear readers, Rep Foxx controls policy on the issue of student debt and she firmly believes that such a thing as borrowing for your advanced education is not only intolerable, but unnecessary!   Said the Chairwoman recentlyI have very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt. I went through school, I worked my way through, it took me seven years, I never borrowed a dime of money.

Get out and work for your education, you lazy, spoiled kids!   Why, you can probably get minimum wage at McDonald's.  Let's take an example of the college where President Obama spoke last week, the University of Iowa.   There are eighteen McDonald's "restaurants" in Iowa City.  Divide that great solution  for pay-as-you-attend amongst thirty thousand or so students currently enrolled at  this institution of higher learning, and it would only take you about twenty-five years to graduate.  What, you have a problem with that?  

If so, take Mitt Romney's advice and borrow it from your parents!   There's a dandy idea, girls and boys.  Now if  you happen to fall asleep while Mitt's giving you this sage advice, you can always just sell some stock, right?   OOOOOOOK, then!

The Tale of the Haricots Verts

There surely must be an amendment in the Commandment that discusses lying that is just for the Republican Tea Party.   This amendment encourages members of the Far Right establishment to lie about anything if it sounds good at the moment and suits its talker's purpose.

In a debate with her Democratic opponent in North Carolina leading up to the 2010 elections, the moderator asked a very general question about agriculture -- an important issue in that state.   Foxx responded by saying that she and her husband were really farmers at heart and in practice and that she had picked and cooked fresh green beans the day before, and they were delicious.   They only problem with this little homage to her gardening skills is that the day before would have been October 11.  As the Watauga Watch, a local newspaper, points out, There are zero "fresh green beans" out in any garden at this time of year. There are dried bean husks hanging on leafless bushes.  

Like rampant cancer cells, stupidity metastasizes.  I strongly suggest that Ms. Foxx go back to North Carolina -- for good -- and take up gardening in earnest.

End Note


Thanks to North Carolinian Older_Wiser for some links to the high-jinks of Rep.Virginia Foxx.  Fortunately, O_W is not represented by this regressive congressperson!

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