Monsanto owned Democrat Barbara Mikulski

When the Senate passed a budget resolution Wednesday that appears to prevent some of the potential damage from sequestration, the Continuing Resolution included several food- and agriculture-related earmarks.

But one inclusion in particular is especially controversial. The “biotech rider” would require the USDA to approve the harvest and sale of crops from genetically modified seed even if a court has ruled the environmental studies on the crop were inadequate. This aspect of the bill infuriated many sustainable food and agriculture groups, who nicknamed the bill the “Monsanto Protection Act.”

If signed into law by President Obama, here’s what the rider would do: It will allow farmers to plant, harvest and sell genetically engineered plants even if the crops have been ruled upon unfavorably in court. A Center for Food Safety statement called the rider “an unprecedented attack on U.S. judicial review of agency actions” and “ a major violation of the separation of powers.” But perhaps more frightening, other critics say, is that the rider threatens the health and wellbeing of the public by undermining the federal courts’ ability to protect farmers and the environment from potentially hazardous genetically engineered (GE) crops.

The rider was slipped into the bill while it sat in the Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski.


  1. noname says:

    Both DEMs and RePUKES are bought and PAID for!

    If you are not going to take the time to learn and know the real doings of your representative, then vote the incumbent out!

    This is one institution where experience if overrated. Look at Obama lack of experience, excepting he blasted a Freshman Senator in one of his Weekly Address.

    • stormtrooper 651 says:

      An unsurprising but weak and pathetic response to another disastrous democratic party initiative.
      In defense of Obama’s horrendous record on just about everything, their response/plea was that everyone is equally and identically corrupt in exactly the same amount so let’s just keep our guy in.
      Or bobbo’s idiotic argument, to vote EVERYONE out, that way the Obamabots get no blame because in their own moronic logic they are no more to blame than everyone else, so no one can be blamed.
      Or the half wits who actually vote independent (as opposed to saying they will for the sake of avoiding politics) in a presidential election…

      • noname says:

        I salute your rambling and intriguing illogic. The mind that can create this must really be in shambles.

        “that way the Obamabots get no blame because in their own moronic logic they are no more to blame than everyone else, so no one can be blamed. Or the half wits who actually vote independent (as opposed to saying they will for the sake of avoiding politics) in a presidential election…”

      • Todd Akin. Hahahahaha…

  2. mharry860 says:

    Monsanto is pure evil, watch “The World According To Monsanto”.

  3. ECA says:


    When do we start FIRING these idiots..
    When DO PEOPLE understand, that YOU ARE THE EMPLOYER..

    • jpfitz says:

      Do you really believe calling your Representative about Monsanto hijacking the worlds food supply will change anything? If you can enlighten us on the solution needed to bring about the change needed, please do. Voting isn’t the answer IMO.

      • noname says:

        jpfitz, I completely agree with you!

        Voting is your opinion!

        And yes, in a DEMOCRACY, voting does change things.

        If you don’t think voting is enlighten, then don’t vote and keep it to yourself!

        Why ask for enlightenment from others when you have none to give? Society is a two way interactive street; don’t be so one way!

        • jpfitz says:

          Do we still have a Democracy? I’ve become disillusioned by our Country. The behavior of our elected only care about the corps that fund their other concern of being re-elected. It seems the scum can’t be UN-elected and the SCOTUS made sure of that.

          I vote and nothing changes, we need to be more pissed off. I blame the populace staring at their damned teles. Time to sharpen your pitchfork.

  4. bobbo, a student of the self actualized harmonized consciousness says:

    Anybody for the selective Presidential veto? Seems to me it would be an appropriate “re-balancing” of the power between congress and Pres.

    You’all do know this is why the Majority Vote provision was not approved at the beginning of the term?–ie==having a super majority vote allows congresscritters to get more money for selling their votes. Why else was Majority Voting not re-established?

    Always, follow the money aka corruption that is synonymous with our criminals in Congress.


    • deowll says:

      I don’t think BO wants such a veto. He didn’t want to be allowed to make selective cuts on the sequester. He’s months behind in offering a budget. Obama likes to be able to point the finger and blame others but BO isn’t a leader on most issues. He’s more of a cheerleader and hot air man sort of like the guys that work on the infomercials.

      • bobbo, a student of the self actualized harmonized consciousness says:

        deowll says:
        3/25/2013 at 9:33 pm

        I don’t think BO wants such a veto. /// I disagree, I think every President would.

        He didn’t want to be allowed to make selective cuts on the sequester. /// Because that is a different process. With selective veto it is Congress that moves first and suggests legislation. With the similar sounding but opposite intial move of the sequester, the onus of who is suggesting what gets reversed.

        He’s months behind in offering a budget. /// I hear that refrain at the same time I hear that Obama has submitted budgets, they just don’t get approved. Slightly different phrasing of the issue.

        Obama likes to be able to point the finger and blame others but BO isn’t a leader on most issues. /// Thats highly partisan. How do you explain healthcare reform?? Supporting Gays now??? Removing troops from Iraq and so forth? Blaming Obama as if Congress wasn’t involved is faulty reasoning/appreciation of the checks and balances of our system. If he led as you suggest, you’d be scrawling Hitler moustaches on his Hope and Change poster.

        He’s more of a cheerleader and hot air man sort of like the guys that work on the infomercials. /// So, he’s a cheerleader but not a leader? Hot air because he can’t override unprecedented use of filibusters?…… I agree I wish he would open up a few industrial size cans of whoop ass on the CRIMINALS in congress…but I don’t think you would be supporting that either.

        Face it deowll–when you are a knee jerk Obama Nay Sayer, you don’t have much analytical or insightful to say. Even when I agree with you to one degree or another.

        That said, from what I guess at between the lines, it does seem like Obama is too reserved and doesn’t play the social games Congress seems to need in order to get much of anything done. HAH==makes me wonder how much of Obama’s success in the First Term was actually all Rahm Emanuel?

        Still…… heads and shoulders above every Puke Prick I can think of.

        • Mr Diesel says:

          One real filibuster in decades and you say it is unprecedented?

          Rubio/Cruz/Paul should filibuster every time a Democrat talks until the Democrats (and a lot of Republican Senators) resign and give up their seat.

  5. bob dobbs says:

    How dare you speak blasphemy against the holy democrat peoples party of the republic!!1

  6. Ah_Yea says:

    If this is signed into law??

    When this is signed into law.


    • jpfitz says:

      Great article highlighting the revolving door between Monsanto/Dupont and the Federal agency’s that oversee and rule these giant agricorps.

      It’s time to sharpen your pitchforks and oil the torches.

  7. Here we see the perfect intersection of genetically modified food and genetically modified legislation. Splice a few genes concerning frankenfood into a budget resolution and we have a frankenbill. It’s so poetic!

  8. Dallas says:

    Karl Rove put anti-gay marriage in the 2004 campaign in order to swing the presidential elections by increaing the Christian Taliban turnout.

    At least Monsanto created better seeds to fatten the sheeple.

  9. LibertyLover says:

    A democrat? Say it ain’t so!

    And you, Dallas, should be ashamed of yourself for supporting such bullshit.

    • Dallas says:

      Sweety, I never said I supported it.

      Shame on you for being a liar.

    • Bailout Bob says:

      No Dallas is right. Since Karl Rove is against gay marriage, it’s only fair that Obama should be allowed to poison the nations food supply. Why do you hate gay people so much?

  10. MikeN says:

    On balance I’d say it’s a good thing. I’m opposed to riders to help corporations, but at the same time we see activist groups politicizing bureaucracies and using the courts to achieve their agenda that they have no hope of passing in Congress, many times doing both by suing an agency who then agrees to a settlement, where the original lawsuit was basically requested by the agency. The Keystone Pipeline should have been approved by now.

  11. Irving of Berlin says:

    So – no one here actually knows who wrote and submitted the rider, the actual author?

    Looking for facts is sooo demanding.

  12. Monsanto can blow me says:

    Funny if you think about it. We should call this a war on poor people, ’cause rich people buy organic and they’re not eatin that shit.

    I guess Obama hates poor people.

  13. Monsanto can blow me says:

    Not to be mean or anything but DAMN that Mrs. Clause lookin bitch be fat.

    I’ll bet when she sits around the house, she sits “around” the house.

    She is so fat that her muscle to fat ratio can only be explained in irrational complex numbers.

    She is so fat she walked by the tv and i missed three episodes.

    She is is so fat, she’s the only one at the beach that gets a tan.

    She is is so fat she pays taxes in three different countries!

  14. Trex says:

    Yes Democrats are absolutely horrible. And the only ones worse than them are the freakin’ Republicans.

  15. Tom says:

    Only 21 comments? Where are the Liberals on this issue. Are you too embarrassed to comment?

    Rightly so.

    • jpfitz says:

      “Shankara, like millions of other Indian farmers, had been promised previously unheard of harvests and income if he switched from farming with traditional seeds to planting GM seeds instead.

      Beguiled by the promise of future riches, he borrowed money in order to buy the GM seeds. But when the harvests failed, he was left with spiralling debts – and no income.
      So Shankara became one of an estimated 125,000 farmers to take their own life as a result of the ruthless drive to use India as a testing ground for genetically modified crops.
      The crisis, branded the ‘GM Genocide’ by campaigners, was highlighted recently when Prince Charles claimed that the issue of GM had become a ‘global moral question’ – and the time had come to end its unstoppable march.”

      I believe “Liberals” already know the problems of the poor in other Countries. So the count may be low on this subject because of the disgust.

      This Conservative, Moderate, Liberal shite has to stop. We’re all human, or so I hope so. If you are unempathetic maybe your a sociopath. Maybe your just trolling because your bored or just…

  16. Gwad his own self says:

    By the way, that’s not slime, it’s butter.

  17. sargasso_c says:

    Americans enjoy a level of protection from libel suits which I can only envy and admire. In many countries, including my own, saying anything vaguely unpleasant or reproachable about a politician or a corporation will see a journalist, activist or blogger out of his home, savings and pension.

  18. Shubee says:

    Mon Satan is evil.

  19. Hmeyers says:

    Michael Bloomberg needs to supervise that lady’s food diet.

  20. Gildersleeve says:

    Well if nothing else this proves that having more women in politics isn’t going to change anything.

    As far as the line item veto goes, wouldn’t this push all lobbying efforts toward the White House and less on Congress? The Prez would get blamed for everything. So the better idea would be to disallow the entire concept of riders. Make the word ‘Omnibus’ something only used in the UK to describe TV marathons. Of course all this makes sense to non-lawyers, which means none of this will ever happen.

  21. MikeN says:

    Every plant you eat is probably GM. It’s called cross-breeding.

  22. McCoy Pauley says:

    Jesus, just LOOK at that pig! Bitch looks like Dr. Megele’s grandmother.

  23. msbpodcast says:

    The only good think I can say bout the fat bitch is that I will outlive her (and I am older than she is.)

    Chow down on the GMO corn baby, and have another corn-fattened pig’s knuckle too.

    Between Cargill and Monsanto (nast moon) they will decimate the United States population just as effectively as Henry Ford did.

  24. Number33 says:

    Hey Guys!

    She is a looker! I feel genuinely in love with her. Do you suppose Barb would mind an experience with Alexandra Pelosi as she films it? That would make for a fine film! Huzzah!

  25. MikeN says:

    Washington State was set to pass restrictions on drones,then Boeing objected and the House Democratic Leadership tabled the bill for ‘more study’.

  26. Bob says:

    Unfucking real.

    What a blatant misrepresentation of the facts. These bogus law suits are a misuse of the justice system. The NEPA suit is filed by hippy fucking terrorists to delay the launch of new technologies which will benefit society. It’s a misuse of the NEPA act, but nobody is reporting that. These suits deter resources from the USDA to investigate important issues, but no-one reports that.


    The truth of biotechnology is that it is boring as hell, quit trying to stir the pot with non-issues. You are ruining our country.

    • jeanne says:

      So, according to you, a judge agrees with “hippy fucking terrorists” and that people who don’t agree with this judicial ruling are “ruining this country”? Are you off your meds?

    • Glenn E. says:

      However one feels about modern technology. It doesn’t make it alright to step on our legal checks and balances. Just because it may be a little inconvenient to the way some large corporation does business. It’s still possible that someday, this GMO technology that you believe in, so dearly. Could lead to a man-made plague. According to you, apparently, mankind can only screw up the environment with auto emissions, and hair spray. But never by tampering with the DNA of plants. How very one sided the logic.

  27. Glenn E. says:

    My family dislike Mikulski for years. I figured it was mainly because she was a democrat, and most of them weren’t. But I see now, her true colors. Possibly she’s thinking of retiring. And doesn’t care if this bill kills her reelection chances. She’ll be getting that sweet boardroom position at Monsanto.

    The only reason she keeps being reelected, in Maryland. Is she’s a Catholic, and the State’s voters are primarily Catholic too. So she’s had a blanket endorsement of those churches, for decades. Just as Massachusetts kept reelecting Ted Kennedy. But she’s never done a single thing to save jobs, in various employment industries. And plenty have folded or left the State. But she’s always present for a Photo Op of some business opening. As if she had anything to do with it. We never see her any other time, until she runs for election. Like some kind of troll, who hides under a bridge. Until her job is in danger. Then, and only then, does she waddle out and try taking credit for something.

    Well I wonder how she’s going to avoid taking credit for doing this?

  28. JDS says:

    Mr. McCullough,
    I was just a little bothered by the fact that there was no mention of the Republican who was responsible for writing it; (R) Mo. Roy Blunt. It’s is one thing to pass on info. It is another to do so in a partisan way. We are all being screwed by both parties because BIG MONEY rules. That is why I consider Tea Party folks idiots; they are run in the interests of billionaires like Pete Peterson. If they were credible they would be for publicly financed elections. That is the first seemingly insurmountable hurdle that we have to make before having any chance to change things.




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