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Gohmert asks if federal agencies can change Earth's or moon's orbits to fight climate change

On the lighter side (in a shake your head sort of way)....perhaps this idea has SPAC potential:

Moving Heaven and Earth to Save the Planet

Of course this idea never got off the ground:

Flipping Islands For Fun and Profit


  • I see he's trying to reclaim his title of 'Stupidest Congresscritter' -- but the competition is tough this year....
  • A special breed that one. And as @rforno mentioned there is plenty of stiff competition for dumbest of the dumb.
  • edited June 2021
    He would have been fun to observe in Haight-Ashbury about 1966. Hell, he's fun to observe today.
    So, is he a fully straight faced story teller or joker, or does his mind function as indicated? I'm trying to imagine a conversation with those he knows well after he asked the question/made the statement, in the video.
    He surely would have been the one in a group of 10-20 to "bogart" the joint.
  • Gohmert represents the district in Texas I live in. This is a very conservative district, and Gohmert is strongly supported here for his deeply conservative philosophy. I find him an embarrassment and think the Republicans can do much better in the next primary, but I don't think any Democrat will ever defeat him, even with all his stupid statements/positions--that is just a rural Texas thing!
  • msf
    edited June 2021
    One can be very conservative, or very liberal, and also be intelligent.

    When I see elected officials like this, I'm reminded of a comment made of Nixon nominee G. Harrold Carswell at his confirmation hearing: "Even if he is mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and lawyers, and they are entitled to a little representation, aren't they?",28804,1895379_1895421_1895542,00.html

    With officials like this, mediocre would be a big step up.

    I just watched an election debate tonight, and while it had it's fair share of canned remarks, it was a pleasure to listen to so many candidates who were knowledgeable, well spoken, and respectful of their opponents. It's not impossible.
  • Don't even get me started about that buffoon.
  • @msf
    NYC ?????????????
    Nice to know about a bit of respect, even during battle.
  • Yes, candidates for comptroller. There's one name (and face) that should be familiar to people here. See if you can pick that candidate out from the crowd:

  • Kinda like HollyWood Squares. I'll go with top/center for the win. Does she currently do any business broadcasting? I've not watched that network for years.
  • edited June 2021
    Michelle. Yux. Cuban heritage. Ayn Rand style capitalist warrior. I've not watched CNBC either, for quite a while.
  • +1 MCC isn't even suitable to be comptroller of Staten or Rikers Island ! MCC, Michelle Francis and Trish Regan probably worshipped Ayn Rand , Milton Friedman, and the Austrian School of Economics in their spare time !
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