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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 04:44 PM
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Barton Plans Gulf Fishing Fundraiser
Source: Mother Jones

Barton Plans Gulf Fishing Fundraiser
By Dave Gilson
| Thu Jun. 17, 2010 2:00 PM PDT.

In the wake of Rep. Joe Barton's public apology to BP (since walked back), the Sunlight Foundation notes that the Texas Republican is gearing up for his 7th Annual Barton Family Fishing Trip & Florida Flats Fishing Tournament in the Flordia Keys in October. Don't be fooled by the namethe event is a $5,000-a-head fundraiser for Barton's political action committee. The oil spill may or may not ruin the partyit hasn't hit the Keys yet, though the Gulf of Mexico's Loop Current appears to be carrying it that way. But the BP disaster is already having an impact on the islands' economyimpacts that the $20 billion BP fund Barton decried as a "slush fund" are supposed to help offset.

For some perspective from the Keys, MoJo's Josh Harkinson called up Brett Greco, a fishing guide who works there for the first half of the year. "It just seems like a matter of time before does get here," he said, adding that the hotel and fishing-trip cancellations are adding up. "We're talking about a tough business to begin with in a really weak economy, and then they get the oil on top of that. You're talking about a lot of captains about to lose their livelihood." Asked about Rep. Barton's comments this morning, he said, "It sounds like an oil man just backing another oil man." And what if Barton and his extended "family" show up in October and want to hire his colleagues for a day on the water? "In their heart, they may want to tell this guy to disappear or take a walk," Greco said. "But when it comes down to dollars and cents, if its two or three days of fishing, thats money they cant say no to, unfortunately."


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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 04:47 PM
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1. Oils well that ends well
:woohoo: :hi:
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 04:48 PM
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2. "And look, they dont stick to the pan when you fry them!"
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 05:00 PM
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4. Plus you can just catch them as they float by. n/t
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 04:56 PM
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3. Perhaps he can add a cookbook
to his fundraising efforts. Maybe a couple of new recipes for blackened fish and dirty rice. Sauteed Gulf shrimp in heavy crude garnished with parsley and garlic.

Please go fishing and don't try to avoid the nasty places. See what it's really like down there.
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 10:08 PM
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5. Yup, The Corruption Is In Plain Sight, But It Will Be Ignored...
...Just like Rand Paul and Sharron Angle extremist views.
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