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Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate

Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:19 pm

You can't make this up - every time I think he's the dumbest S.O.B. ever to hold office, he comes up with something even more ridiculous

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/politics ... index.html
 
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:21 pm

Even if we *could* reposition the moon, why would the USFS or USBLM be doing it? :lol:
 
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:38 pm

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You can't make this up - every time I think he's the dumbest S.O.B. ever to hold office, he comes up with something even more ridiculous


Dingbat, but Hank Johnson takes the cake in my book.
 
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:00 pm

I believe Magneto once attempted to shift the Earth's axis - the X-Men stopped him from doing that.

I'll give him a pass on the BLM acronym, but can't help if that was tongue-in-cheek on his part.
 
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:18 pm

ER757 wrote:
You can't make this up - every time I think he's the dumbest S.O.B. ever to hold office, he comes up with something even more ridiculous

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/politics ... index.html

He has a lot of really tough competition for that title
 
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:51 pm

People used to be ashamed of their ignorance and tried to cover it up. Now, they seem to embrace it and be proud of it.
 
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:35 pm

Superman was able to spin the earth in reverse to save the hoover dam and Lois Lane. Where is he at in all of this? These are the questions Louis Gohmert should be asking. Maybe General Zod is controlling Gohmert from Houston.
 
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:41 pm

ER757 wrote:
You can't make this up - every time I think he's the dumbest S.O.B. ever to hold office, he comes up with something even more ridiculous

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/politics ... index.html


What got me is him asking if we could change the orbit of the Earth or Moon. Presumably to cool the planet.

Just as well he is not in a position to do so.
 
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:00 pm

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People used to be ashamed of their ignorance and tried to cover it up. Now, they seem to embrace it and be proud of it.

I'll tell you what's as scary as this moron in a position of some authority - there are lots of people who keep voting for him.
 
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:09 pm

Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who this person is, and refrain from making any effort to remedy that situation?
 
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:25 pm

bennett123 wrote:
ER757 wrote:
You can't make this up - every time I think he's the dumbest S.O.B. ever to hold office, he comes up with something even more ridiculous

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/politics ... index.html


What got me is him asking if we could change the orbit of the Earth or Moon. Presumably to cool the planet.

Just as well he is not in a position to do so.

Have we tried shining a light on it? Or injecting bleach?
 
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B777LRF wrote:
Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who this person is, and refrain from making any effort to remedy that situation?

All you need to know--Republican Congressman from Texas.
 
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:32 pm

MaverickM11 wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
ER757 wrote:
You can't make this up - every time I think he's the dumbest S.O.B. ever to hold office, he comes up with something even more ridiculous

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/politics ... index.html


What got me is him asking if we could change the orbit of the Earth or Moon. Presumably to cool the planet.

Just as well he is not in a position to do so.

Have we tried shining a light on it? Or injecting bleach?


Haha well played, Maverick

And yeah the whole changing orbits thing is a bit scary...like in the sense that this guy has absolutely no idea the scale he is talking. He clearly has done zero back-of-the-envelope calculations, and just made something up. I mean I'm not asking for XKCD level of depth here, but a quick google shows our unit of measurement of energy required will be in total sun output/hour here..other units of measurement simply are too small.
 
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:47 pm

ER757 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
People used to be ashamed of their ignorance and tried to cover it up. Now, they seem to embrace it and be proud of it.

I'll tell you what's as scary as this moron in a position of some authority - there are lots of people who keep voting for him.


It’s heroic to them, after all, anti-intellectualism is all the rage.
 
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Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:46 am

meecrob wrote:
MaverickM11 wrote:
bennett123 wrote:

What got me is him asking if we could change the orbit of the Earth or Moon. Presumably to cool the planet.

Just as well he is not in a position to do so.

Have we tried shining a light on it? Or injecting bleach?


Haha well played, Maverick

And yeah the whole changing orbits thing is a bit scary...like in the sense that this guy has absolutely no idea the scale he is talking. He clearly has done zero back-of-the-envelope calculations, and just made something up. I mean I'm not asking for XKCD level of depth here, but a quick google shows our unit of measurement of energy required will be in total sun output/hour here..other units of measurement simply are too small.

Critical space theory is socialism!
 
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Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:20 am

extender wrote:
ER757 wrote:
You can't make this up - every time I think he's the dumbest S.O.B. ever to hold office, he comes up with something even more ridiculous


Dingbat, but Hank Johnson takes the cake in my book.



You have to follow that up though !


Johnson was the congressional rep who voiced his concern during budget hearings that the island of Guam would capsize if you put too many troops on one side of it..


Gohmert continues a fine tradition of dumbass
 
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Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:18 am

Just imagine thinking "nope, addressing climate change by switching to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and geothermal is way too hard, let's adjust some interplanetary orbits instead. That will be much cheaper/easier". :banghead:

B777LRF wrote:
Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who this person is, and refrain from making any effort to remedy that situation?


He once said that Wind Turbines cause global warming because they slow down the wind.

ER757 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
People used to be ashamed of their ignorance and tried to cover it up. Now, they seem to embrace it and be proud of it.

I'll tell you what's as scary as this moron in a position of some authority - there are lots of people who keep voting for him.


Didn't he used to be a judge? And thus have real control over people's lives. It's a scary thought.
 
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Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:42 am

casinterest wrote:
Superman was able to spin the earth in reverse to save the hoover dam and Lois Lane. .


nah, he flew so fast that the flow of time reversed.... earth kept spinning the same way.

johns624 wrote:
B777LRF wrote:
Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who this person is, and refrain from making any effort to remedy that situation?

All you need to know--Republican Congressman from Texas.


imagine "Idiocracy" is taking place in 2505. Some Republicans are already there.

best regards
Thomas
 
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Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:18 am

phatfarmlines wrote:
I believe Magneto once attempted to shift the Earth's axis - the X-Men stopped him from doing that.

I'll give him a pass on the BLM acronym, but can't help if that was tongue-in-cheek on his part.


Jules Verne described it better than 130 years ago.
slight computational error nixed the project outcome :-)
ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Purch ... North_Pole
 
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Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:49 pm

zkojq wrote:
Just imagine thinking "nope, addressing climate change by switching to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and geothermal is way too hard, let's adjust some interplanetary orbits instead. That will be much cheaper/easier". :banghead:

B777LRF wrote:
Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who this person is, and refrain from making any effort to remedy that situation?


He once said that Wind Turbines cause global warming because they slow down the wind.

ER757 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
People used to be ashamed of their ignorance and tried to cover it up. Now, they seem to embrace it and be proud of it.

I'll tell you what's as scary as this moron in a position of some authority - there are lots of people who keep voting for him.


Didn't he used to be a judge? And thus have real control over people's lives. It's a scary thought.
Remember last winter? Texans seem to have a problem understanding the operation and maintenance of wind turbines...
 
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Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:43 pm

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Didn't he used to be a judge? And thus have real control over people's lives. It's a scary thought.

Indeed he did. And that was also an elected position, which says way more about that electorate than most of us care to know.

This is pretty much all you need to know about him:

"Gohmert is an East Texas native who grew up in Mount Pleasant, graduated from Texas A&M University and Baylor Law School. His constitutional law professor, David Guinn, said Gohmert often tied his legal views to early American history and remembered the Congressman as one of his most conservative students.

'He was about 32 degrees to the right of Attila the Hun, and he hasn’t changed much,' Guinn said. 'He took a very narrow construction of the Constitution, we’ll say it that way. He was not in favor of big government.'

A former captain in the U.S. Army, Gohmert was elected state district judge in Smith County in 1992. His first brush with national notoriety came in 1996, after imposing an unusual probation requirement on an auto thief. He ordered that the man, who was HIV positive, seek written consent — on a form the judge provided — from any future sexual partners."

https://www.texastribune.org/2012/08/26 ... s-gohmert/

Baylor is one of the most conservative law schools in the country. To hear one of their professors say he was one of his most conservative students is...scary.
 
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Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:36 pm

OA412 wrote:
zkojq wrote:
Didn't he used to be a judge? And thus have real control over people's lives. It's a scary thought.

Indeed he did. And that was also an elected position, which says way more about that electorate than most of us care to know.

This is pretty much all you need to know about him:

"Gohmert is an East Texas native who grew up in Mount Pleasant, graduated from Texas A&M University and Baylor Law School. His constitutional law professor, David Guinn, said Gohmert often tied his legal views to early American history and remembered the Congressman as one of his most conservative students.

'He was about 32 degrees to the right of Attila the Hun, and he hasn’t changed much,' Guinn said. 'He took a very narrow construction of the Constitution, we’ll say it that way. He was not in favor of big government.'

A former captain in the U.S. Army, Gohmert was elected state district judge in Smith County in 1992. His first brush with national notoriety came in 1996, after imposing an unusual probation requirement on an auto thief. He ordered that the man, who was HIV positive, seek written consent — on a form the judge provided — from any future sexual partners."

https://www.texastribune.org/2012/08/26 ... s-gohmert/

Baylor is one of the most conservative law schools in the country. To hear one of their professors say he was one of his most conservative students is...scary.

Baylor is also affectionately known as Rape U, and ousted Ken Starr for ignoring sexual assaults on campus. This was well after he defended Epstein in 2007.

Gives you a nice flavor of the family values crowd.
 
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:rotfl: Man oh man, that definitely takes first prize. I loved one of the comments under the video - "if his brains were dynamite, he wouldn't have enough to blow his nose"
 
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Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:09 pm

Max Q wrote:
extender wrote:
ER757 wrote:
You can't make this up - every time I think he's the dumbest S.O.B. ever to hold office, he comes up with something even more ridiculous


Dingbat, but Hank Johnson takes the cake in my book.



You have to follow that up though !


Johnson was the congressional rep who voiced his concern during budget hearings that the island of Guam would capsize if you put too many troops on one side of it..


Gohmert continues a fine tradition of dumbass


The impressive part of Hank Johnson’s question is the military official managing to keep a straight face. Must be one hell of a poker player. My jaw would have been on the floor, followed by uncontrollable laughter.
 
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Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:29 pm

Alias1024 wrote:
Max Q wrote:
extender wrote:

Dingbat, but Hank Johnson takes the cake in my book.



You have to follow that up though !


Johnson was the congressional rep who voiced his concern during budget hearings that the island of Guam would capsize if you put too many troops on one side of it..


Gohmert continues a fine tradition of dumbass


The impressive part of Hank Johnson’s question is the military official managing to keep a straight face. Must be one hell of a poker player. My jaw would have been on the floor, followed by uncontrollable laughter.


Still not as good as when the Australian Navy schooled Pauline Hanson on how subs work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k870cg2E4LM
 
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Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:57 am

tommy1808 wrote:
casinterest wrote:
Superman was able to spin the earth in reverse to save the hoover dam and Lois Lane. .


nah, he flew so fast that the flow of time reversed.... earth kept spinning the same way.

johns624 wrote:
B777LRF wrote:
Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who this person is, and refrain from making any effort to remedy that situation?

All you need to know--Republican Congressman from Texas.


imagine "Idiocracy" is taking place in 2505. Some Republicans are already there.

best regards
Thomas



Great movie and you’re right, its happening now, the great ‘dumbing down’ what’s sad is (and like ‘idiocracy’) that very ignorance is venerated, you’re more ‘down to earth’ if you’re ignorant


Trumps not that bright but he knew how to manipulate that
 
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Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:43 pm

B777LRF wrote:
Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who this person is, and refrain from making any effort to remedy that situation?


Yes, yes you should.

johns624 wrote:
B777LRF wrote:
Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who this person is, and refrain from making any effort to remedy that situation?

All you need to know--Republican Congressman from Texas.


I will say that Dan Crenshaw is also a republican from Texas. No while I don't agree with him on much he is not an idiot by any means. Gohmert is just plain stupid.

tommy1808 wrote:
casinterest wrote:
Superman was able to spin the earth in reverse to save the hoover dam and Lois Lane. .


nah, he flew so fast that the flow of time reversed.... earth kept spinning the same way.

johns624 wrote:
B777LRF wrote:
Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who this person is, and refrain from making any effort to remedy that situation?

All you need to know--Republican Congressman from Texas.


imagine "Idiocracy" is taking place in 2505. Some Republicans are already there.

best regards
Thomas


It's got electrolytes, when they try agriculture with Gatorade. That is the only line I can think from from that movie.

Mike Judge is a genius for this movie and Office Space.
 
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Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:14 am

StarAC17 wrote:
B777LRF wrote:
Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who this person is, and refrain from making any effort to remedy that situation?


Yes, yes you should.

johns624 wrote:
B777LRF wrote:
Should I consider myself lucky not knowing who this person is, and refrain from making any effort to remedy that situation?

All you need to know--Republican Congressman from Texas.


I will say that Dan Crenshaw is also a republican from Texas. No while I don't agree with him on much he is not an idiot by any means. Gohmert is just plain stupid.

tommy1808 wrote:
casinterest wrote:
Superman was able to spin the earth in reverse to save the hoover dam and Lois Lane. .


nah, he flew so fast that the flow of time reversed.... earth kept spinning the same way.

johns624 wrote:
All you need to know--Republican Congressman from Texas.


imagine "Idiocracy" is taking place in 2505. Some Republicans are already there.

best regards
Thomas


It's got electrolytes, when they try agriculture with Gatorade. That is the only line I can think from from that movie.

Mike Judge is a genius for this movie and Office Space.



Good memory, yes ‘Idiocracy’ was funny but Office Space is one of the funniest movies of all time, a true classic
 
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MaverickM11 wrote:
OA412 wrote:
zkojq wrote:
Didn't he used to be a judge? And thus have real control over people's lives. It's a scary thought.

Indeed he did. And that was also an elected position, which says way more about that electorate than most of us care to know.

This is pretty much all you need to know about him:

"Gohmert is an East Texas native who grew up in Mount Pleasant, graduated from Texas A&M University and Baylor Law School. His constitutional law professor, David Guinn, said Gohmert often tied his legal views to early American history and remembered the Congressman as one of his most conservative students.

'He was about 32 degrees to the right of Attila the Hun, and he hasn’t changed much,' Guinn said. 'He took a very narrow construction of the Constitution, we’ll say it that way. He was not in favor of big government.'

A former captain in the U.S. Army, Gohmert was elected state district judge in Smith County in 1992. His first brush with national notoriety came in 1996, after imposing an unusual probation requirement on an auto thief. He ordered that the man, who was HIV positive, seek written consent — on a form the judge provided — from any future sexual partners."

https://www.texastribune.org/2012/08/26 ... s-gohmert/

Baylor is one of the most conservative law schools in the country. To hear one of their professors say he was one of his most conservative students is...scary.

Baylor is also affectionately known as Rape U, and ousted Ken Starr for ignoring sexual assaults on campus. This was well after he defended Epstein in 2007.

Gives you a nice flavor of the family values crowd.

Yup. This is the same school that banned dances until 1996 because **shock, horror, boys and girls touching** but looked the other way when it came to sex assault...

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