House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Califor...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California slams Republican Rep. Joe Barton for BP apology

There are 38 comments on the Examiner.com story from Jun 18, 2010, titled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California slams Republican Rep. Joe Barton for BP apology. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

Barton's apology to BP CEO Tony Hayward , and his statement that he was "ashamed" about the $20 billion BP escrow fund, occurred at the beginning of a hearing by the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Government Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee , at which Hayward was the sole witness.

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nzmoores

Auckland, New Zealand

#1 Jun 18, 2010
Pelosi slamming anyone? All part of the strategy unveiled in this phone transcript...

http://nodavebarry.blogspot.com/2010/06/nancy...
octabama

Anchorage, AK

#2 Jun 18, 2010
She looks like she slammed her face in a fruitcake and came out a NUT!!!!
Empty

United States

#3 Jun 18, 2010
The contents of Pelosi's brain...
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Middle of the road

Rancho Cordova, CA

#4 Jun 18, 2010
Republican Rep. Joe Barton, typical repubican. Apologizes to the rapist because the people getting raped don‘t like it. Typical repubican.....

Can't wait for November! This will make a wonderful campaign issue.
Chuck

Claremont, CA

#5 Jun 18, 2010
Empty wrote:
The contents of Pelosi's brain...
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What brains.
Wartime

United States

#6 Jun 18, 2010
octabama wrote:
She looks like she slammed her face in a fruitcake and came out a NUT!!!!
Truth be told, your "fruitcake" reference is a metaphor for Obama's marxist ass. And given his passion for pecan arugula salads, there should be no mystery as to where the nut came from.
Wartime

United States

#7 Jun 18, 2010
Middle of the road wrote:
Republican Rep. Joe Barton, typical repubican. Apologizes to the rapist because the people getting raped don‘t like it. Typical repubican.....
Can't wait for November! This will make a wonderful campaign issue.
Barton? You whacko, you meant Joe Biden!

The absolute cluelessness of Joe Biden:

Joe Biden reassures small business owners...


MAGGIE RODRIGUEZ: Mr. Vice-President, we watched the speech last night with a cross-section of Americans and asked them if they had questions for you. And I'd like to share one of them with you from a viewer who had to lay off most of her staff last year. Take a listen.

QUESTIONER: What I'm looking for are real clear details about how is the stimulus package really going to help small businesses.

RODRIQUEZ: Mr. Vice-President?

JOE BIDEN: Well, there's a number of ways. It depends on what your business is. I would recommend that woman call my office directly and I will be able to guide her as to what pieces of this package would be directly helpful to her. For example, it may very well be that she is in a circumstance where she is not able...her customers aren't able to get to her. There's no transit capability. The bridge going across the crick to get to her business needs repair. It may very well be that she is in a position where she is unable to access her energy costs are so high by providing smart meters by being able to bring down the cost of her work force through the cost of operating her business...

Yeah, all a small business owner has to do is call the Vice-President's office and good ol' Joe himself will painstakingly guide her through the intricacies of the stimulus package
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/200...
Wartime

United States

#8 Jun 18, 2010
More Biden....

Administration Has Zero Tolerance For Stimulus Fraud, Says Biden - June 18, 2010
http://talkradionews.com/2010/06/administrati...

"Despite the fact that his administration has received frequent criticism over the Recovery Act, Vice President Joe Biden told reporters on Friday that it has been a success. By acting with “transparency, responsibility, and accountability,” he argued that the Recovery Act, or stimulus bill, has revived the U.S. economy by spurring growth and creating jobs with minimal cases of fraud."

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!

Obama stimulus funds tagged for fake zip codes
$6.4 billion for 440 fictional districts,$375 million to locations that don't exist
http://www.wnd.com/...

Phantom districts, zip codes across U.S.....

In November, the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity released an extensive state-by-state report showing that EVERY STATE in the United States listed phantom districts.

In all, watchdogs found $6.4 billion designated for 440 non-existent districts in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and four American territories. According to watchdog reports, days after a report on the phantom congressional districts was published, Recovery.gov began listing the funding under "unassigned congressional district."

An additional $375 million in grants, loans and government contracts was credited with job creation and sent to zip codes that don't exist, according to Kansas Watchdog. The site also reports the funds created more than 400 jobs at a cost of about $800,000 each.

[continues below...]
Wartime

United States

#9 Jun 18, 2010
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"Several watchdog groups are blowing the whistle on President Obama's $787 billion stimulus plan – showing billions of taxpayer dollars designated for zip codes and congressional districts that don't exist in the United States.

New Mexico....The website, recovery.gov , reported $26.5 million going to 10 New Mexico congressional districts that do not exist," the group reports. "Those millions were credited with creating 61.5 jobs.

West Virginia....West Virginia Watchdog reported $28 million in stimulus funds for that state listed as going to four phantom zip codes: 26661, 26551, 24913 and 2119.

Nebraska....Likewise, Nebraska Watchdog reported, "If you live in Nebraska zips codes 68129, 69631, 69660 and 32202, you've seen over $2.2 million dollars in stimulus funds poured into your backyard. Unfortunately Nebraska Watchdog has also learned that three of those zips codes don't exist, and the fourth, 32202, is several states away."

Washington....Scott St. Clair, a watchdog at the Evergreen Freedom Foundation in Washington state, reported that nearly $3.5 million in federal stimulus funds for that state have been designated for zip codes that either don't exist or belong to other states such as Alaska, Virginia and Massachusetts. He conducted a manual review of 488 Washington zip codes and found 11 incorrect or nonexistent listings.

Virginia....Old Dominion Watchdog's Paige Winfield found 14 phantom zip codes that the Obama administration website listed for Virginia reportedly received $9.5 million in federal stimulus money. Of the zip codes listed for that state, seven do not exist and an additional seven are located in different states such as New Mexico, West Virginia and Virginia.

Minnesota....The Capital Research Center's Freedom Foundation of Minnesota found more than $700,000 in stimulus spending marked for Minnesota is listed for three zip codes that do not exist. The group also found nearly $1.2 million of stimulus funds in Minnesota listed under zip codes in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and North Dakota.

Colorado....The Independence Institute discovered millions in Colorado-marked stimulus funds going to nonexistent zip codes or zip codes. According to the report, a zip code corresponding to Shiprock, N.M., has received $5,267,621 in funds designated for Colorado while $1.5 million has been spent in zip code 50901 – a place that does not exist in the Postal Service database.
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$27.7 million federal stimulus website cranks out flawed numbers on job locations
http://www.texaswatchdog.org/2010/06/jobsbyzi...
texaswatchdog wrote:
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Where are all the jobs created by Texas' portion of the $787 billion federal stimulus bill?

Good luck figuring that out.

In Texas, Recovery.gov says that the stimulus created 43,000 jobs

But the site also says that 29,000 out of those 43,000 jobs were created in zip code 78701 -- in Austin where the capitol sits -- in the first quarter of this year

That Austin zip code received almost $983 million in federal stimulus awards in the first quarter, which works out to about $33,000 per job. Houston zip code 77002, where Texas Watchdog is based, received $430.2 million while reporting just 137 jobs for the quarter, or more than $3.1 million for each job.

Wow. Really?"
SC_Local

Santa Cruz, CA

#10 Jun 18, 2010
Nancy Pelosi slamming someone? Funny, she wasn't too ashamed of herself for giving Wall Street all the bailout money they did, but now she's pissed that someone is in bed with big oil? She's a hypocritical doosh bag!
Chill Out

West Sacramento, CA

#11 Jun 19, 2010
Wartime wrote:
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Barton? You whacko, you meant Joe Biden!......blah blah blah.....
Joe Barton, you know, the big fat good ol boy Texas Republican who gets all his campaign cash from the big oil companies? That Joe Barton.

Seen the latest polls?

Bad news: 60% of the voters now want Obama to do another stimulus package for jobs and local economies.

More bad news: 56% of the voters favor regulating energy output from private companies, a key element of Obama's "cap and trade" bill that has been stalled in Congress by the Republicans.

Even more bad news: 71% of the voters support regulation of greenhouse house gases from sources like power plants, cars and factories in an effort to reduce global warming.

The worst bad news: 56% of the voters now say protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of curbing economic growth.

Looks like the Republican propaganda machine has crashed and burned, bubba.

http://www.pollingreport.com/

Joe

Murrieta, CA

#12 Jun 19, 2010
Mr. Barton’s concern eludes most people because they are either playing politics, or are simply not intelligent enough to understand his point. The point made has NOTHING to do with BP. The point was directed at the POTUS’s recent embarrassing behavior with two facets; 1)Once we as a people start condoning a dictatorship style of behavior it, is a very dangerous and slippery slope and 2) Mr. Barton was embarrassed by his country’s undignified behavior.
No one from either side of the isle is excusing BP from its’ responsibility, but is it too much to ask that we act in a dignified manner in front of the watching world.
Chill Out

West Sacramento, CA

#13 Jun 19, 2010
Joe wrote:
Mr. Barton’s concern eludes most people because they are either playing politics, or are simply not intelligent enough to understand his point. The point made has NOTHING to do with BP. The point was directed at the POTUS’s recent embarrassing behavior with two facets; 1)Once we as a people start condoning a dictatorship style of behavior it, is a very dangerous and slippery slope and 2) Mr. Barton was embarrassed by his country’s undignified behavior.
No one from either side of the isle is excusing BP from its’ responsibility, but is it too much to ask that we act in a dignified manner in front of the watching world.
Really? So what Barton did wasn't shameless groveling? Why is the GOP's congressional leadership outraged over Barton's behavior? Are they just "playing politics" or is it that they "are simply not intelligent enough to understand his point."?
Joe

Murrieta, CA

#14 Jun 19, 2010
Chill Out wrote:
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Really? So what Barton did wasn't shameless groveling? Why is the GOP's congressional leadership outraged over Barton's behavior? Are they just "playing politics" or is it that they "are simply not intelligent enough to understand his point."?
Sadly, they are clearly playing politics (they fully understand and agree with Mr. Barton's real point). IMO if they don't have the backbone to support thier real position, they should step aside, and allow some real leadership to step up.
Middle of the road

Rancho Cordova, CA

#15 Jun 19, 2010
wartime,

Where in the article does it reference Joe Biden?

It's about you repubicans setting the stage for this man -made disaster and then trying to blame it on democrats and making American taxpayers responsible for criminal actions by bp.

Republican Rep. Joe Barton, typical repubican. Apologizes to the rapist because the people getting raped don‘t like it. Typical repubican.
Chill Out

West Sacramento, CA

#16 Jun 19, 2010
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Sadly, they are clearly playing politics (they fully understand and agree with Mr. Barton's real point). IMO if they don't have the backbone to support thier real position, they should step aside, and allow some real leadership to step up.
What the GOP understands is while they were ALL dicking around playing politics and bad mouthing Obama on Fox News 24/7, the "small people" of the Gulf states just got $20 billion thanks to the guy the stupid Republicans were bad mouthing!

LOL

Bradenton, FL

#17 Jun 19, 2010
nzmoores wrote:
Pelosi slamming anyone? All part of the strategy unveiled in this phone transcript...
http://nodavebarry.blogspot.com/2010/06/nancy...
What were pelosi's comments about the House dim-o-cratic congressman that publicly assualted a young kid??????????

WHAAATTTT???????...nothing.... ....she must approve of dim-o-crats assualting voters......
Joe Nelson

United States

#19 Jun 19, 2010
Pelosi's head didn't even spin around with green bile spewing forth this time.
Middle of the road

Rancho Cordova, CA

#20 Jun 19, 2010
Joe Nelson wrote:
Pelosi's head didn't even spin around with green bile spewing forth this time.
Please explain why repubicans who do make stupid comments shouldn't be criticized. Talk about defending bartons anti American statement, you repubicans are a joke.

Can't wait for November..........
Joe Nelson

United States

#21 Jun 19, 2010
Middle of the road wrote:
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Please explain why repubicans who do make stupid comments shouldn't be criticized. Talk about defending bartons anti American statement, you repubicans are a joke.
Can't wait for November..........
Yes, but you and the other Pelosians believe that any one with a sense of honor and personal integrity is a Joke. It is what defines you as the least among us.

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