Armageddon Follies

By: Thursday April 11, 2013 1:30 am

Comforting that we elect so many truly powerful intellects to serve in Congress — (when so many out there are clearly more qualified).


Republicans Hypocritically Attack Joe Barton (R-TX) for Clearly Articulating Their Official Position on BP

By: Sunday June 20, 2010 11:30 am

Why all of the Republican hand-wringing and pearl-clutching and phony outrage about Barton’s apology to BP’s CEO? Look at this press release from Republican Study Committee chairman Tom Price (R-GA), dated 6/16 — the day before Barton’s nationally-televised apology to BP’s chairman.

The World Is Rich, But It Is Not Mine

By: Sunday June 20, 2010 9:30 am

Congressman Joe Barton says he doesn’t want to live in a country in which those in authority are held accountable.

Joe Barton’s “Kernel of Truth”

By: Sunday June 20, 2010 6:30 am

David Brooks see Joe Barton as one-third right, revealing a deep truth about conservatives.

GOP Congressman Calls on Barton to Step Down from Ranking Committee Membership [Update: Barton Apologizes for His Apology]

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 12:50 pm

This has snowballed. Jeff Miller (R-FL), a Republican Congressman from the Pensacola area (one of the places hit hard by the oil spill), has publicly called for Joe Barton to step down in the wake of his comments apologizing to BP for their “treatment by the White House.”

Liveblog: BP CEO Tony Hayward Before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee (Part 3)

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 11:31 am

BP CEO Tony Hayward is testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The meeting is chaired by Bart Stupak (D-MI). It is expected that the meeting will be interrupted throughout the morning for a series of House votes. You can watch the testimony live on CSPAN 3. You can find part one of the liveblog here and part two here.

Republican Joe Barton Apologizes to BP for Forcing Them to Pay for Their Damages

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 8:05 am

And thank the goddess that someone finally showed Obama how to make a decent apology to people who don’t have our interests are heart. All that bowing is nothing to the on your knees performance by Republican Joe Barton.

Oh, That’s Where Eshoo and Barton Were in the NYT Story!

By: Monday November 16, 2009 7:55 am

Earlier today, I noted the curious absence of Anna Eshoo and Joe Barton in the NYT story about Genentech writing speeches for those supporting biologics in the health care reform bill.

House Health Care Bill: A Death Sentence for My Fellow Breast Cancer Survivors

By: Thursday October 29, 2009 12:30 pm

There was much celebration on Capitol Hill today with the announcement of the new House health care bill. For myself, as a three-time breast cancer survivor, there was tremendous sadness and disappointment in the Speaker. Nancy Pelosi made a choice with regard to the lifesaving biologic drugs I took when I was in chemotherapy-drugs that [...]

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