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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: hal
Date: June 09, 2021 01:41PM
This is Gohmert's 'inject bleach to fight covid' moment - it's amazing: [twitter.com]

SCIENCE!
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: GGD
Date: June 09, 2021 02:01PM
I think adding a little more distance to the Sun's orbit around the Earth would be a more effective way to reduce the temperature.
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 09, 2021 02:56PM
stoopit is a choice.



!#$@@$#!

If there are spelling issues, please pardon, Owen the cat is sitting on my keyboard.
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: June 09, 2021 03:09PM
Also needs to be thrown in a volcano.
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: AllGold
Date: June 09, 2021 11:21PM
Lawrence O'Donnell showed the video and among other things, called Gohmert the stupidest member of Congress in history.



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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 09, 2021 11:58PM
And to think, he was also a judge at one point in his career.



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I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 10, 2021 07:05AM
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AllGold
Lawrence O'Donnell showed the video and among other things, called Gohmert the stupidest member of Congress in history.

lotta competition ..



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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 10, 2021 07:31AM
I'm appalled by the obsequious response by the associate deputy chief of the National Forest Service: "I'd have to follow up with you on that one, Mr Gohmert."

Her response should have been, as tactfully as possible, "What the hell are you talking about? You can't be that stupid can you?"
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 10, 2021 08:42AM
I don't see her response at all obsequies, but more caught off guard and incredulous at the nature of the question, thinking — 'is he fscking serious?!'

What she should have done is very matter of factly say 'Sure, we can do that, [consults calendar] does Thursday next week work for you?'





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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 10, 2021 10:44AM
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DeusxMac
I'm appalled by the obsequious response by the associate deputy chief of the National Forest Service: "I'd have to follow up with you on that one, Mr Gohmert."

Her response should have been, as tactfully as possible, "What the hell are you talking about? You can't be that stupid can you?"

I think the understated response was more in this vein:
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 10, 2021 11:09AM

When will Gohmert start moving legislation on the Sheep Dandruff Plague devastating his home state?
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 10, 2021 11:15AM
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Acer
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DeusxMac
I'm appalled by the obsequious response by the associate deputy chief of the National Forest Service: "I'd have to follow up with you on that one, Mr Gohmert."

Her response should have been, as tactfully as possible, "What the hell are you talking about? You can't be that stupid can you?"

I think the understated response was more in this vein:

Was there ANY indication that Gohmert comprehended her response that way?? smiley-signs006
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 10, 2021 11:45AM
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DeusxMac
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Acer
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DeusxMac
I'm appalled by the obsequious response by the associate deputy chief of the National Forest Service: "I'd have to follow up with you on that one, Mr Gohmert."

Her response should have been, as tactfully as possible, "What the hell are you talking about? You can't be that stupid can you?"

I think the understated response was more in this vein:

Was there ANY indication that Gohmert comprehended her response that way?? smiley-signs006

Given the display of his intellectual prowess in that very clip, I think we can safely say any humor above the level poop jokes presents a struggle for representative Gohmert, let alone actual sarcasm.



National Suicide Prevention Hotline tel:1-800-273-8255

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 10, 2021 11:54AM
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DeusxMac
I'm appalled by the obsequious response by the associate deputy chief of the National Forest Service: "I'd have to follow up with you on that one, Mr Gohmert."

Her response should have been, as tactfully as possible, "What the hell are you talking about? You can't be that stupid can you?"

There is no upside for a government employee to engage with even the stupidest member of Congress. Budget retaliation will affect their entire department.
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 10, 2021 12:25PM
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RgrF
Quote
DeusxMac
I'm appalled by the obsequious response by the associate deputy chief of the National Forest Service: "I'd have to follow up with you on that one, Mr Gohmert."

Her response should have been, as tactfully as possible, "What the hell are you talking about? You can't be that stupid can you?"

There is no upside for a government employee to engage with even the stupidest member of Congress. Budget retaliation will affect their entire department.

If all are afraid and no one speaks out, we're all doomed.

"First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me."

- Martin Niemöller
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 10, 2021 12:38PM
It's a Congressional hearing, not a Fox News brawl. Language protocol was kept.
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 10, 2021 12:59PM
She could have "played dumb"; she could have responded with:

"I don't understand, Congressman. What do you mean?" and/or

"How would that work? How could the National Forest Service effect that?"

Let Gohmert dig himself into an even deeper hole.
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 10, 2021 01:26PM
Not everyone is facile with PsakiBombs™.

edit: to include explanatory image and correct a typo.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/10/2021 09:31PM by RgrF.
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 10, 2021 08:34PM
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RgrF
Not everyone is facile with TsakiBombs™.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.





National Suicide Prevention Hotline tel:1-800-273-8255

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 10, 2021 09:32PM
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: samintx
Date: June 11, 2021 07:26AM
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hal
This is Gohmert's 'inject bleach to fight covid' moment - it's amazing: [twitter.com]

SCIENCE!

So proud to have him inTexas.RollingEyesSmiley5
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Re: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 12, 2021 01:40AM
Was there ANY indication that Gohmert comprehended her response that way??


If he offered that question seriously, would one expect any indication of him comprehending her response meaning anything other than 'Oh, yes sir, we'll get a task force right on it!'

I would thing it would have to be a little more pointed.

A lot of people in his side believe he was using sarcasim, trying to make a point of some kind.





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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