Did you know the Founding Fathers believed that Congress, being comprised of lawmakers from throughout the country, would play a key role in American government by making important decisions for the common good? It's true!
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Tags: Barney Frank, House of Representatives, Joe Barton, Republicans, Senate, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
Not surprising, but still infuriating…
GOP members of the Energy and Commerce Committee rejected three amendments today that would have required Congress to accept that climate change is real, created by humans and hazardous to human health…
Committee ranking Democrat Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) offered up the amendment that would require congressional acceptance that climate change exists. Republicans nixed the idea, citing the possibility of shaky science.
"My good friend from California tries to make it clear that the science is settled," Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) said in response. "I would say it's not settled."
In all fairness to Joe Barton, Joe Barton — who represents Texas' 6th congressional district — definitely would say that it's not settled. That's just one of the many things he would say.
Some of the other things he would say are, "Oil underneath Alaska proves that global warming is a lie," and "I'm sorry, BP, for my country being so mean to you after you spilled all that oil into our ocean."
So, he's clearly among the people who should be making this call, no?
Tags: California, Climate Change, Energy & Oil, Environment, Henry Waxman, House of Representatives, Joe Barton, Science & Technology, Texas
One might think that with gas prices and oil company profits both reaching absurdly ridiculous levels, a case might be made for rescinding the billions of dollars in tax credits oil companies receive to help the country pull itself out of its economic apocalypse.
Well, one would definitely be thinking all wrong…
This is what I imagine zombies would sound like if you put a camera in front of them and asked them to justify eating the brains of the living.
Except they might make a slightly more compelling case.
Tags: Economy, Energy & Oil, House of Representatives, Joe Barton, Taxes, Texas
Every year, starting about five minutes ago, we at Indecision choose a handful of lucky nominees for a handful of categories to be in the running for the very prestigious Biggest Douchebag Awards.
This year, we are lucky to find ourselves being sponsored by Denis Leary's brand new, soon-to-drop Comedy Central special Douchebags & Donuts, which coincidentally has the word "douchebags" in its title. Synchronicity!
Here are the nominees. You choose the winners!
The Biggest Douchebag in the Republican Party
More nominees after the jump.
Denis Leary's Douchebags & Donuts premiers on Comedy Central Sunday, January 16 at 10pm / 9c.
Tags: Ben Nelson, Bill Maher, Eric Cantor, Glenn Beck, Harry Reid, Hugo Chavez, Iran, Italy, James Carville, Joe Barton, John Edwards, John McCain, Juan Williams, Karl Rove, Keith Olbermann, Kim Jong Il, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Michael Moore, Michele Bachmann, Michelle Malkin, North Korea, Pat Robertson, Rahm Emanuel, Rod Blagojevich, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Silvio Berlusconi, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
Tom Tomorrow looks back on yesterday and reminds us, against our will, of everything we've been trying to suppress…
Tags: BP, Comedians, Corporations, Energy & Oil, Health Care, Joe Barton, Judiciary, Supreme Court, Terrorism, This Modern World