If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Huffington Post)   Meet five congressmen on the Science, Space and Technology committee that should never be allowed anywhere near science   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 246
    More: Sad, house science committee, Rachel Maddow, Republican, White House Communications Director, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Americans Elect, Paul Broun, mock trial  
•       •       •

25489 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Oct 2012 at 11:59 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



246 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-10-10 12:23:39 PM
ugh... i can't even watch TV news entertainment. this is the left version of bill o'reilly. Please just report the story and move on, there's no need to inject sarcasm. How about doing some reporting and find out how these guys are selected and how this selection process has held up scientific advancement over the years?
 
2012-10-10 12:23:42 PM
If there is no God, then Ron Broun swearing an oath to uphold the Constitution would be non-binding.

Checkmate, Atheists.
 
2012-10-10 12:26:14 PM
According to Maddow, Rohrabacher once suggested that temperature fluctuations on earth million's of years ago were due to dinosaurs flatulence.

Well "due to" is wrong, but it is not unreasonable to suggest that it was a contribution, maybe even a significant one
 
2012-10-10 12:26:17 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: Girl From The North Country: There are 23 Republican members on this committee. Sadly, something tells me these 5 are not outliers.

Hell, even the Dem committee members are probably stooges for the fossil fuel lobby.


Correct you are. We are farked.
 
2012-10-10 12:26:24 PM

Funbags: If there is no God, then Ron Broun swearing an oath to uphold the Constitution would be non-binding.

Checkmate, Atheists.


Are you unfamiliar with the concept of "perjury"?
 
2012-10-10 12:26:25 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: MugzyBrown: [deeeeerp]

You do know that Obamacare was written by Republicans, right? Not Democrats?

That said - come back and try again after a Democrat goes on record as believing that "There's no such thing as cancer, only the four humours, therefore we must destroy all chemotherapy wards and cure them with leeches." It'll probably be a while, but I'm sure that nobody here will mind the wait.


I will wait. But let me go get a lighter first for the inevitable strawman yet to come from MB.
 
2012-10-10 12:27:08 PM
So I told that teachin' lady...
 
2012-10-10 12:27:33 PM
Any commitees purpose is best served when there is a rounded point of interest and views.
 
2012-10-10 12:27:59 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: Oh, my Akin thread?

[i.imgur.com image 375x500]


GODDAMMITSOMUCH WOULD YOU STOP THAT
 
2012-10-10 12:28:08 PM
And the chairman for the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology is 89 year old Ralph Hall. Hall is a former Texas judge who has now been in congress for 32 years. He was a democrat until the Bush administration came into power, then he switched parties, mostly because he is a long time friend of the Bush family. He was heavily involved with Jack Abramoff, indeed Abramoff made 15 calls to his office the day the CNMI scandal broke, but there were no consequences to him from this.

So the USA has a crooked dotard in charge of one of the most important committees for America's future. This will not end well.
 
2012-10-10 12:28:28 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: MugzyBrown: I'm sure the congressmen and senators who wrote the The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are all experts in following professions

Bet they all accept germs, money and electricity as real things.


Or they would have just gone down the prayer path for healthcare reform.
 
2012-10-10 12:29:06 PM
"Maddow replayed a clip of the two physicists who won the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday, admitting that grasping why the scientists won was difficult as the level of science is so advanced."

It was said before, but:

These guys won the Nobel Prize for Physics, not the Nobel Peace Prize.

You have to be incredibly smart to win the Nobel Prize for Physics.
To win the Peace Prize, you only have to make a PowerPoint presentation or not be GW Bush.
 
2012-10-10 12:29:51 PM

Dimensio: Funbags: If there is no God, then Ron Broun swearing an oath to uphold the Constitution would be non-binding.

Checkmate, Atheists.

Are you unfamiliar with the concept of "perjury"?


Lying = giving an account contrary to the truth
Perjury = giving an account contrary to the truth after swearing on a book of fairy tales that you wouldn't, so help you invisible person.
 
2012-10-10 12:29:55 PM

coeyagi: I will wait. But let me go get a lighter first for the inevitable strawman yet to come from MB.


No need, I always keep half a dozen on my person. Here, this one has a dinosaur on it and everything.
 
2012-10-10 12:30:03 PM
That dinosaur fart thing might not be completely out of left field. When I drive past construction sites that have dug down past the sand layer I always think it smells like pee.

Dinosaur pee.
 
2012-10-10 12:30:29 PM

spentmiles: As a quantum optics hobbyist, I applaud David and Serge's work. Their calculations match my own and are soft of a justification for every one of us out that that said you could in fact measure the immeasureable. I know these guys were working hard - too hard to answer letters apparently - and they deserve the accolades.

As a stay at home father of two junior college students, who are currently taking introductory physics and astronomy classes, I have to say that I'm worried about the future of our country's education programs. Paul Broun and Todd Akin are dragging us right back into the dark ages with their faith based arguments and complete ignorance. They want us to return to the Middle Ages when the church was all powerful and pedagogical development was at a standstill. Can you imagine how happy they'd be if we didn't have science programs, but instead spent vast sums on religious indoctrination and faith initiatives?

I'll have you know that at this very moment I am broadcasting signals into outer space - signals that contain precise instructions for an invading alien force -- where to hit, how to hit, and when to hit. And they are receiving these messages too. Just google random numbers, map each number to its corresponding word in the American College Dictionary, and then feed those words into Google translate. You'll see exactly what I've seen - the aliens constructed google and are using it as a communications channel to correspond with us in the know.

Bottom line - we need smart people making decisions. Smart people like me. I should do something about this.


How do you come up with this stuff? I envy your imagination.
 
2012-10-10 12:30:50 PM
Dana Rohrabacher may not belong on the committee for other reasons, but I wouldn't give her too much of a hassle over the dinosaur farts comment, considering that livestock farts are currently considered a contributing factor to global warming. I"m not saying that she's right, but the idea isn't as ridiculous as a lot of ideas that have come out of the Science, Space & Technology Committee members recently.

/Broun & Akin are still raging farktards though.
 
2012-10-10 12:31:05 PM

DownDaRiver: Any commitees purpose is best served when there is a rounded point of interest and views.


Ever hear of the false middle fallacy or argument to moderation

If 10 people say 2+2=4 and 10 people say 2+2=69, the answer does not lie somewhere between 4 and 69.

No amount of rounded points of interest will make these what these guys say science.
 
2012-10-10 12:31:36 PM

Headso: Maddow has wondered for years how republicans can put such unqualified people on such a committee...


A party that would put Michele Bachmann on the House Intelligence Committee is capable of anything.
 
2012-10-10 12:31:44 PM
Anyone remember this gem of a political ad? The moment that the world realized that it was real and not a Bill Maher bit was super depressing.
 
2012-10-10 12:31:45 PM

AllUpInYa: It's a sad state, but Maddow doesn't seem like she's much sharper.


She's a freaking Rhodes Scholar, jeenyus. She graduated from Oxford with a doctorate in Political Science. Now she's hosting a TV show about Politics.

And you think she just "reads"?

Buffoon.
 
2012-10-10 12:31:49 PM

coeyagi: No, but I am sure most of them are experts in 1 or more of those things. But your "concern" is duly noted.


Please let me know which of the congressmen on the ways and means committee are experts in these fields? The chairman, Charles Rangel... let's see.... has been in politics since 1967 and before that was a soldier and a lawyer. Sounds like somebody to write a law that affects the whole country and a large chunk of the economy.

Fluorescent Testicle: You do know that Obamacare was written by Republicans, right? Not Democrats?


So?

There's no person or group of people in congress qualified to write a law of such a magnitute... that's why I wouldn't want any of them to attempt it.

What's your point?
 
2012-10-10 12:32:16 PM

tricycleracer: WizardofToast: Stay in school, kids.

Mr. "Lies straight from of the pit of hell" is an M.D.

I hope he's just patronizing his idiot constituency. I really, really do.


Either that or he has a very, very big malpractice insurance premium.
 
2012-10-10 12:32:50 PM
You know how Christians will often claim we are persecuting them and that we shouldn't attack them for their faith because it doesn't affect the rest of us?

"And that's the reason, as your congressman, I hold the Holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and I'll continue to do that." --Paul Broun

This is why. Because yes, sometimes religious faith affects the rest of us.
 
2012-10-10 12:33:07 PM
It would be hilarious in a surreal sort of way if it wasn't so goddamn depressing as well...

What can be done about it? I don't know... All I can do is write my elected officials and never vote for another Republican as long as I live.
 
2012-10-10 12:33:15 PM
All these guys need to be cawkpunched regularly.
Really. they are functionally retarded.
They believe in some pretty "special" shiat.
And we don't let retards vote in this country.
So why do we let Republicans?
 
2012-10-10 12:33:56 PM

coeyagi: DonQuixote314159: FTFA:
Rachel Maddow ripped Republican members of the House Science Committee on her Tuesday MSNBC show, contrasting their science-related comments to the scientists who won the Nobel Peace Prize.

They won the Nobel Prize in Physics, not the Nobel Peace Prize, dumbass article writer. 

/Didn't watch the video, so I don't know if Rachel Maddow made the same mistake

She did not. I watched it last night, I am pretty sure she said Physics.

F*cking HuffPo, you're about 35 Heinekens away from being Daily Kos. Clean it up.


Also the use of " million's" with an apostrophe. Do they have an editorial opening over there at HuffPo, or what gives?
 
2012-10-10 12:34:02 PM
well, in their defense, I'm feeling a breakthrough from the magic of farting and the pits of hell right now.

/ farking sriracha cock sauce.
 
2012-10-10 12:36:04 PM
Now now, folks, let us not forget the Democrats who have brains of a mollusk.

Be careful, Guam might tip over.

Granted, this is only one buffoon as an example. I'm too lazy too look up exact names, however I recall reading somewhere that at least 30% of Democrats in congress deny evolution.
 
2012-10-10 12:36:54 PM

sleeper2995: Dinosaur farts ? Something tells me there is not a lot of critical thinking going on in this committee


To give Dana Rohrbacher a bit of slack, I think he used "dinosaur farts" as hyperbole and as a rhetorical device. The truth is, we do know a lot about the CO2 levels in prehistoric times. I think the high CO2 levels occurred way, way before dinosaur period, perhaps during the precambrian era. I'm not exactly sure.
 
2012-10-10 12:38:27 PM
The big problem is that committee seats aren't determined by credentials but rather are incentives that are offered based on interest. The people who are most tempted by a committee membership and most willing to jump through hoops to get it are the ones who sees the related field as problematic and in need of fixing.

It would be like if you had an opening on the House Budget Committee and your options are a guy who majored in finance who sees our system as generally functional (sort of a necessary evil) but could use some tweaking and an English major who thinks the way we do everything is terrible and we need to completely destroy the current tax and spending structures and replace it with their ideal system. The first guy might actually know more about what he's doing, but the second guy will crawl over broken glass and vote against their beliefs on every other issue for the party leadership if he gets that spot.
 
2012-10-10 12:39:13 PM
Everyone questions why they let these republicans dictate science policy but it's just a distraction keeping you from asking why politicians in general are the ones who dictate science policy.

When left to a politician, which of the scientists do you think will get a grant....the one who wants to grow a sweet stawberry or the one who wants to grow a tatesless strawberry with a long shelf life that ships well.


D or R they are all in the pockets of lobbyists.
 
2012-10-10 12:39:16 PM

pute kisses like a man: well, in their defense, I'm feeling a breakthrough from the magic of farting and the pits of hell right now.

/ farking sriracha cock sauce.


You will not say an unkind word about the sriracha sauce!!!
 
2012-10-10 12:40:05 PM
So when did Matthew Perry get a job reporting for MSNBC?
 
2012-10-10 12:40:53 PM

tricycleracer: WizardofToast: Stay in school, kids.

Mr. "Lies straight from of the pit of hell" is an M.D.

I hope he's just patronizing his idiot constituency. I really, really do.


Helpful note to his patients: get a new doctor before you catch a case of MRSA.
 
2012-10-10 12:40:58 PM

kregh99: Dimensio: Funbags: If there is no God, then Ron Broun swearing an oath to uphold the Constitution would be non-binding.

Checkmate, Atheists.

Are you unfamiliar with the concept of "perjury"?

Lying = giving an account contrary to the truth
Perjury = giving an account contrary to the truth after swearing on a book of fairy tales that you wouldn't, so help you invisible person.


Yeah, but you can use other books besides the Bible - Muslims can swear on the Koran, atheists on, I dunno, the Constitution.

/wait, what happens if you swear on the Constitution to uphold the Constitution?
 
2012-10-10 12:41:23 PM
That committee is a parking lot for losers in Congress. It doesn't authorize legislation and it doesn't appropriate funds, so it's a dead-end backwater that nobody cares about. Don't let the fancy sounding name fool you.
 
2012-10-10 12:45:34 PM

Girl From The North Country: coeyagi: DonQuixote314159: FTFA:
Rachel Maddow ripped Republican members of the House Science Committee on her Tuesday MSNBC show, contrasting their science-related comments to the scientists who won the Nobel Peace Prize.

They won the Nobel Prize in Physics, not the Nobel Peace Prize, dumbass article writer. 

/Didn't watch the video, so I don't know if Rachel Maddow made the same mistake

She did not. I watched it last night, I am pretty sure she said Physics.

F*cking HuffPo, you're about 35 Heinekens away from being Daily Kos. Clean it up.

Also the use of " million's" with an apostrophe. Do they have an editorial opening over there at HuffPo, or what gives?


To be honest, HuffPo doesn't exactly have stellar science credentials.

They are a haven of anti-vaccine sentiment and other alternative medicine woo.
 
2012-10-10 12:47:07 PM

Anne.Uumellmahaye: That dinosaur fart thing might not be completely out of left field. When I drive past construction sites that have dug down past the sand layer I always think it smells like pee.

Dinosaur pee.


You know how dinosaur pee smells like?
 
2012-10-10 12:47:35 PM

AliceBToklasLives: kregh99: Dimensio: Funbags: If there is no God, then Ron Broun swearing an oath to uphold the Constitution would be non-binding.

Checkmate, Atheists.

Are you unfamiliar with the concept of "perjury"?

Lying = giving an account contrary to the truth
Perjury = giving an account contrary to the truth after swearing on a book of fairy tales that you wouldn't, so help you invisible person.

Yeah, but you can use other books besides the Bible - Muslims can swear on the Koran, atheists on, I dunno, the Constitution.

/wait, what happens if you swear on the Constitution to uphold the Constitution?


When I took the Uniformed Services Oath, I affirmed my duty to support and defend the Constitution. It's just a promise to do what I said I would do, just like people who require an invisible deity to be watching over them to insure that they do good.
 
2012-10-10 12:48:06 PM

AliceBToklasLives: Yeah, but you can use other books besides the Bible - Muslims can swear on the Koran, atheists on, I dunno, the Constitution.


I prefer the periodic table.
 
2012-10-10 12:48:22 PM

drworm: ugh... i can't even watch TV news entertainment. this is the left version of bill o'reilly. Please just report the story and move on, there's no need to inject sarcasm. How about doing some reporting and find out how these guys are selected and how this selection process has held up scientific advancement over the years?


Very this. I wanted to know what sorts of decisions that panel is facing, and what past panels have made.
 
2012-10-10 12:49:10 PM
anatolianshep.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-10 12:49:30 PM

tricycleracer: WizardofToast: Stay in school, kids.

Mr. "Lies straight from of the pit of hell" is an M.D.

I hope he's just patronizing his idiot constituency. I really, really do.


And was the dinosaur fart thing not a joke?

Why did she start talking about this anyway?
 
2012-10-10 12:50:22 PM
Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson worries loading too many people onto Guam could capsize the island. 

friggin Democraps...

thatsmycongress.com

Link
 
2012-10-10 12:52:06 PM
evolution and the big bang theory "are lies straight from the pit of hell."


What somebody spreading lies from the pit of hell may look like.

upload.wikimedia.org

Link
 
2012-10-10 12:53:27 PM

MugzyBrown: coeyagi: No, but I am sure most of them are experts in 1 or more of those things. But your "concern" is duly noted.

Please let me know which of the congressmen on the ways and means committee are experts in these fields? The chairman, Charles Rangel... let's see.... has been in politics since 1967 and before that was a soldier and a lawyer. Sounds like somebody to write a law that affects the whole country and a large chunk of the economy.

Fluorescent Testicle: You do know that Obamacare was written by Republicans, right? Not Democrats?

So?

There's no person or group of people in congress qualified to write a law of such a magnitute... that's why I wouldn't want any of them to attempt it.

What's your point?


The healthcare bill wasn't primarily written by politicians. The framework was developed by the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation, and large chunks of the PPACA were written by lobbying groups representing many interests including both doctors and the health insurance industry until it met their standards to accept that the law addressed their concerns.

The involvement of lobbyists comes with its own problems, but this wasn't just a bunch of former lawyers writing an idealized bill on a field they had only a layman's experience with.
 
2012-10-10 12:53:42 PM

dericwater: Anne.Uumellmahaye: That dinosaur fart thing might not be completely out of left field. When I drive past construction sites that have dug down past the sand layer I always think it smells like pee.

Dinosaur pee.

You know how dinosaur pee smells like?


If it's anything like what came out of my old iguana after he ate zucchini with mangos I'm sure it's pretty rank.
 
2012-10-10 12:54:11 PM

coeyagi: F*cking HuffPo, you're about 35 Heinekens away from being Daily Kos. Clean it up.


...as liberal as DKos is, for some reason they seem far more journalistic than HuffPo. In fact, they seem far more journalistic than a majority of "journalism" sites out there. And this is a site with user contributed content.
 
2012-10-10 12:54:41 PM

MugzyBrown: coeyagi: No, but I am sure most of them are experts in 1 or more of those things. But your "concern" is duly noted.

Please let me know which of the congressmen on the ways and means committee are experts in these fields? The chairman, Charles Rangel... let's see.... has been in politics since 1967 and before that was a soldier and a lawyer. Sounds like somebody to write a law that affects the whole country and a large chunk of the economy.

Fluorescent Testicle: You do know that Obamacare was written by Republicans, right? Not Democrats?

So?

There's no person or group of people in congress qualified to write a law of such a magnitute... that's why I wouldn't want any of them to attempt it.

What's your point?


So when I use the word "most", you counter with "lemme show you 1 person who doesn't fit that categorization because I don't understand how the use of the adjective 'most' works".

You should go to Japanese Executive Retraining to get your ribbons of shame.

www.crawfordsworld.com
 
Displayed 50 of 246 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report