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(Huffington Post)   The least productive Congress in recent history will wrap things up with a hearing about aliens. No, not those kind, the other kind   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-12-04 07:17:56 AM  
And just HOW much of our tax money did these rightwing jaggoffs get in salary this session?
 
2013-12-04 07:22:28 AM  
I was amazed when I watched the news yesterday and saw they havent even passed things that they usually burn right through like bills for water, housing and farming. Wish I could get paid as much as them and suck as much.
 
2013-12-04 07:22:31 AM  

TV's Vinnie: And just HOW much of our tax money did these rightwing jaggoffs get in salary this session?


I know right? I mean why should our government be at all interested in the most important discover humanity could possibly make?
 
2013-12-04 07:22:40 AM  
They're stealing our anal probe and cattle mutilation jobs.
 
2013-12-04 07:22:40 AM  
If the do nothing congress were to decide to build a wall and deport them all, what that satisfy your desire for action?
 
2013-12-04 07:23:24 AM  
Much the same, on an individual basis, that their commie-pinko counterparts did for doing nothing, either.
 
2013-12-04 07:23:40 AM  

DubtodaIll: TV's Vinnie: And just HOW much of our tax money did these rightwing jaggoffs get in salary this session?

I know right? I mean why should our government be at all interested in the most important discover humanity could possibly make?


Oh please.
 
2013-12-04 07:28:04 AM  

DubtodaIll: TV's Vinnie: And just HOW much of our tax money did these rightwing jaggoffs get in salary this session?

I know right? I mean why should our government be at all interested in the most important discover humanity could possibly make?


Read the article and though "I'm okay with this."
 
2013-12-04 07:30:17 AM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2013-12-04 07:32:32 AM  
Numerous sitting members of the Science committee -- all Republicans -- also maintain positions repeatedly rejected by the scientific community for decades. Paul Broun (Ga.), a member of the young Earth creationists, does not "believe that the Earth's but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them." In 2009, Smith accused scientists of advancing false claims of man-made global warming. And Rep. James Sensenbrenner (Wisc.) has called climate change a "massive international scientific fraud" and evidence of "scientific fascism."

:(
 
2013-12-04 07:35:25 AM  

The least productive Congress in recent history will wrap things up with a hearing about aliens. No, not those kind, the other kind


Frankly I wouldn't be completely shocked if they had a hearing about the Roswell type.

Hey, maybe that could be another piece of shorthand:

We already have "Indian - dot or feather". We could also use "Alien - illegal or Roswell".
 
2013-12-04 07:35:55 AM  
Anyone else find it amusing that the head of the science committee is a Texas republican?
 
2013-12-04 07:39:04 AM  

DubtodaIll: TV's Vinnie: And just HOW much of our tax money did these rightwing jaggoffs get in salary this session?

I know right? I mean why should our government be at all interested in the most important discover humanity could possibly make?


i18.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-04 07:41:34 AM  

Sim Tree: Numerous sitting members of the Science committee -- all Republicans -- also maintain positions repeatedly rejected by the scientific community for decades. Paul Broun (Ga.), a member of the young Earth creationists, does not "believe that the Earth's but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them." In 2009, Smith accused scientists of advancing false claims of man-made global warming. And Rep. James Sensenbrenner (Wisc.) has called climate change a "massive international scientific fraud" and evidence of "scientific fascism."

:(


Although I feel a dose of skepticism is good for the scientific community (it can drive research and discovery), there IS such a thing as overdoing it.
 
2013-12-04 07:43:46 AM  
The home depot kind or the H2 kind?

Kind of like when someone says indian and you are't sure and you ask casino or slurpee
 
2013-12-04 07:46:32 AM  

Mean Daddy: If the do nothing congress were to decide to build a wall and deport them all, what that satisfy your desire for action?


How would you even go about building a wall to keep out extraterrestrial aliens? A Dyson Sphere?
 
2013-12-04 07:48:36 AM  
Really pissed that Newt Gingrinch, Michael Jackson, and Oprah had guest shots on Men In Black. Putting maximum pressure on a MIB 4, taking acting lesson. Sex godess turning Texas gay, one by one.

i.huffpost.com
 
2013-12-04 07:53:19 AM  
A little science interest in Congress? I'm completely okay with this. Two hours a session isn't a significant enough amount of time for anyone to complain about.
 
2013-12-04 08:02:48 AM  
Dot or feather... I always preferred rain dance or belly dance.
 
2013-12-04 08:04:39 AM  
Don't forget that Lamer Smith was the scum bag behind that SOPA legislation.

A truly horrible retrograde life form himself.

And in the district that voted him in - truly a bunch of greedy pricks and total morons.
 
2013-12-04 08:10:32 AM  
They've ran out of irrelevant, insignificant details about Bengali?
 
2013-12-04 08:11:38 AM  

TV's Vinnie: And just HOW much of our tax money did these rightwing jaggoffs get in salary this session?


We should start paying them minimum wage and by the hour. And if they don't work 40  hours every week, they lose their health insurance/pensions/benefits.
 
2013-12-04 08:12:14 AM  
Yeah! Why don't they just start making up some bills and laws just to seem more productive!
 
2013-12-04 08:13:21 AM  

phamwaa: [weknowmemes.com image 461x403]


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2013-12-04 08:15:18 AM  

doubled99: Yeah! Why don't they just start making up some bills and laws just to seem more productive!


Or they could use their laser focus on jobs to actually do something about jobs. Or our crumbling infrastructure. Or our rising income inequality problem. Or how about just any of the basic bills they are supposed to pass that they haven't?
 
2013-12-04 08:15:19 AM  

Sim Tree: Numerous sitting members of the Science committee -- all Republicans -- also maintain positions repeatedly rejected by the scientific community for decades.


Nope, not rejected by the scientific community. The 97% figure Obama mentioned has been revealed to be a fraud. The IPCC is a political propoganda organisation only. Most scientists are agnostic on the question of human-caused climate catastrophe, with only a few institutions around the world making these alarmist predictions. Most have been debunked on their own terms, and none have made a succesful prediction. And the organisations that produce them were exposed as unscientific frauds in the climate-gate emails.

Paul Broun (Ga.), a member of the young Earth creationists, does not "believe that the Earth's but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them." In 2009, Smith accused scientists of advancing false claims of man-made global warming. And Rep. James Sensenbrenner (Wisc.) has called climate change a "massive international scientific fraud" and evidence of "scientific fascism."

Actually, the real truth, (somewhere republicans are reluctant to go, but NAME doesn't mind) is the at cliamtology is itself just another religion, and not so different from Christianity. You'll find nothing supporting climatology that doesn't (eventually) come back to "well there are lots of us who believe this, therefore so should you, even though there's no rational reason for any of it".

:(

You'll get over it.
 
2013-12-04 08:20:40 AM  
Whadya mean "least productive"?  They've produced more shiat and derp than any other legislative body in the world!
 
2013-12-04 08:20:41 AM  

THE GREAT NAME: Sim Tree: Numerous sitting members of the Science committee -- all Republicans -- also maintain positions repeatedly rejected by the scientific community for decades.

Nope, not rejected by the scientific community. The 97% figure Obama mentioned has been revealed to be a fraud. The IPCC is a political propoganda organisation only. Most scientists are agnostic on the question of human-caused climate catastrophe, with only a few institutions around the world making these alarmist predictions. Most have been debunked on their own terms, and none have made a succesful prediction. And the organisations that produce them were exposed as unscientific frauds in the climate-gate emails.

Paul Broun (Ga.), a member of the young Earth creationists, does not "believe that the Earth's but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them." In 2009, Smith accused scientists of advancing false claims of man-made global warming. And Rep. James Sensenbrenner (Wisc.) has called climate change a "massive international scientific fraud" and evidence of "scientific fascism."

Actually, the real truth, (somewhere republicans are reluctant to go, but NAME doesn't mind) is the at cliamtology is itself just another religion, and not so different from Christianity. You'll find nothing supporting climatology that doesn't (eventually) come back to "well there are lots of us who believe this, therefore so should you, even though there's no rational reason for any of it".

:(

You'll get over it.


So you are saying it's a TOTAL guess versus an EDUCATED guess.   Well...
 
2013-12-04 08:21:59 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-04 08:47:51 AM  
Everything the House sends over to the Senate is not Marxist enough.
Everything the Senate sends over to the House is not Libertarian enough.
Anything that is neutral is defeated out of spite because of the previous defeated legislation payback time.
 
2013-12-04 08:57:02 AM  

Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 600x788]


That's pretty much an entire lecture course in debating fallacies in one "gif" image. There's straw-man, apple-to-oranges, the whole lot. And because it's in a "post-ironic" comic-book form, every single gen-Y lib will fall for it, because the comic-book (sorry "graphic novel") is their generation's sacred format.

Anyway, to work:

BOX 1: Big pharma works, biatches. Hate the fact that they profit? Well, that's your problem, sorry.

BOX 2: Not science. You can put it next to science and try to insist we treat them the same. But they aren't. Climatology and pharmacology are like apples and oranges.

BOX 3: Saying the pope is a scientist is sarcasm isn't it? Deployed to misdirect. Galileo's heliocentrism really did go against the scientific consensus of the time. He would have been called a "denier".

BOX 4: Oil has been extremely useful to mankind. The scientists who helped extract it did good work.

BOX 5: NAME is satisfied that evolution theory is good science. Though, I laugh a little when I see how the ID crowd are using libs' epistemalogical relativism (the whole, "every idea is equally valid", "teach the controversy" etc) right back at them.

BOX 6: While sociology admits some degree of proper scientific method, it is hard to apply, and for that reason proctical sociology is often unscientific.

BOX 7: Clumsily constructed, it tries to suggest that if a person the author disagrees with talks to Americans about Science, then he will angrily refuse to discuss birth control or "teaching the controversy". Fascinatingly, teaching the controversy is exactly what the comic strip denigrates in BOX 5, where the context is a theory (evolution) which libs believe they can enforce as the only option in schools. Now, I support evolution, but the hypocrisy is there for all to see.
 
2013-12-04 09:30:46 AM  

THE GREAT NAME: Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 600x788]

That's pretty much an entire lecture course in debating fallacies in one "gif" image. There's straw-man, apple-to-oranges, the whole lot. And because it's in a "post-ironic" comic-book form, every single gen-Y lib will fall for it, because the comic-book (sorry "graphic novel") is their generation's sacred format.

Anyway, to work:

BOX 1: Big pharma works, biatches. Hate the fact that they profit? Well, that's your problem, sorry.

BOX 2: Not science. You can put it next to science and try to insist we treat them the same. But they aren't. Climatology and pharmacology are like apples and oranges.

BOX 3: Saying the pope is a scientist is sarcasm isn't it? Deployed to misdirect. Galileo's heliocentrism really did go against the scientific consensus of the time. He would have been called a "denier".

BOX 4: Oil has been extremely useful to mankind. The scientists who helped extract it did good work.

BOX 5: NAME is satisfied that evolution theory is good science. Though, I laugh a little when I see how the ID crowd are using libs' epistemalogical relativism (the whole, "every idea is equally valid", "teach the controversy" etc) right back at them.

BOX 6: While sociology admits some degree of proper scientific method, it is hard to apply, and for that reason proctical sociology is often unscientific.

BOX 7: Clumsily constructed, it tries to suggest that if a person the author disagrees with talks to Americans about Science, then he will angrily refuse to discuss birth control or "teaching the controversy". Fascinatingly, teaching the controversy is exactly what the comic strip denigrates in BOX 5, where the context is a theory (evolution) which libs believe they can enforce as the only option in schools. Now, I support evolution, but the hypocrisy is there for all to see.


What an amazingly piss poor reading of that comic strips message
 
2013-12-04 09:42:36 AM  

Rapmaster2000: They're stealing our anal probe and cattle mutilation jobs.


We don't need aliens to anal probe us.  Congress has been doing that figuratively and literally for quite a while now.  Cattle mutilation...not so sure.
 
2013-12-04 09:43:00 AM  
That article was basically 2 paragraphs about a committee doing the job it's supposed to do followed by I don't give a shiat how many paragraphs of unrelated whining.
 
2013-12-04 09:58:53 AM  

Fukuzawa: THE GREAT NAME: Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 600x788]

That's pretty much an entire lecture course in debating fallacies in one "gif" image. There's straw-man, apple-to-oranges, the whole lot. And because it's in a "post-ironic" comic-book form, every single gen-Y lib will fall for it, because the comic-book (sorry "graphic novel") is their generation's sacred format.

Anyway, to work:

BOX 1: Big pharma works, biatches. Hate the fact that they profit? Well, that's your problem, sorry.

BOX 2: Not science. You can put it next to science and try to insist we treat them the same. But they aren't. Climatology and pharmacology are like apples and oranges.

BOX 3: Saying the pope is a scientist is sarcasm isn't it? Deployed to misdirect. Galileo's heliocentrism really did go against the scientific consensus of the time. He would have been called a "denier".

BOX 4: Oil has been extremely useful to mankind. The scientists who helped extract it did good work.

BOX 5: NAME is satisfied that evolution theory is good science. Though, I laugh a little when I see how the ID crowd are using libs' epistemalogical relativism (the whole, "every idea is equally valid", "teach the controversy" etc) right back at them.

BOX 6: While sociology admits some degree of proper scientific method, it is hard to apply, and for that reason proctical sociology is often unscientific.

BOX 7: Clumsily constructed, it tries to suggest that if a person the author disagrees with talks to Americans about Science, then he will angrily refuse to discuss birth control or "teaching the controversy". Fascinatingly, teaching the controversy is exactly what the comic strip denigrates in BOX 5, where the context is a theory (evolution) which libs believe they can enforce as the only option in schools. Now, I support evolution, but the hypocrisy is there for all to see.

What an amazingly piss poor reading of that comic strips message


Nah, I think it was pretty good.
 
2013-12-04 10:26:28 AM  

Mugato: Anyone else find it amusing that the head of the science committee is a Texas republican?


"Funny" isn't the word I would use. How about infuriating, or terrifying. Either of those will work just fine.

I think the best way to get immigration reform done is if Obama comes out and says he would not support ANY reform on the topic. Nothing motivates congress more than making sure Obama fails and something.
 
2013-12-04 10:30:30 AM  

BetterMetalSnake: Mugato: Anyone else find it amusing that the head of the science committee is a Texas republican?

"Funny" isn't the word I would use. How about infuriating, or terrifying. Either of those will work just fine.

I think the best way to get immigration reform done is if Obama comes out and says he would not support ANY reform on the topic. Nothing motivates congress more than making sure Obama fails and something.


That would probably work.  I'm actually surprised there isn't more reverse psychology in politics.  Though it is difficult to take clear credit for tricking someone into doing what you wanted with the American Electorate.
 
2013-12-04 11:23:17 AM  
Ok, now I want to photoshop Machete bursting from Boehner's chest.
 
2013-12-04 11:29:44 AM  
Does this mean that they might do something about the reptilian base that is under Mt Shasta?
 
2013-12-04 11:50:04 AM  

BetterMetalSnake: Mugato: Anyone else find it amusing that the head of the science committee is a Texas republican?

"Funny" isn't the word I would use. How about infuriating, or terrifying. Either of those will work just fine.


As 'funny' as people like DiFi and Schumer being on a gun control committee, right?
 
2013-12-04 12:09:23 PM  

Mugato: Anyone else find it amusing that the head of the science committee is a Texas republican?


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-04 02:53:57 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Does this mean that they might do something about the reptilian base that is under Mt Shasta?


The Reptilians have a shield that deflects any kind of weapons from causing damage.  The Galactic Federation is making a super-weapon that will defeat this shield, but they're waiting for the right time to use it without causing too much damage to Earth.  Something about a harmonic convergence of the crystalline brain matrix of humans.
 
2013-12-04 03:04:37 PM  

zepher: BetterMetalSnake: Mugato: Anyone else find it amusing that the head of the science committee is a Texas republican?

"Funny" isn't the word I would use. How about infuriating, or terrifying. Either of those will work just fine.

As 'funny' as people like DiFi and Schumer being on a gun control committee, right?


Huh? They are for gun control so it seems logical, Texas Republicans are against science so your "both sides are bad" is broken and really bad false equivelency.
 
2013-12-04 03:12:32 PM  

All2morrowsparTs: zepher: BetterMetalSnake: Mugato: Anyone else find it amusing that the head of the science committee is a Texas republican?

"Funny" isn't the word I would use. How about infuriating, or terrifying. Either of those will work just fine.

As 'funny' as people like DiFi and Schumer being on a gun control committee, right?

Huh? They are for gun control so it seems logical, Texas Republicans are against science so your "both sides are bad" is broken and really bad false equivelency.


Thanks for handling this one. I almost resorted to searching for these guys; I had NO idea who they were.
 
2013-12-04 04:31:05 PM  
The subject doesn't matter.  Any debate in Congress is going to come down to a few key factors, the biggest among them being; how much $$$ will it cost, is it really necessary, and how many jobs will it make in my home state/district?

Every debate will feature mouthy Senators who don't know what they're talking about, a few key members that exercise huge authority behind the scenes, and a vast majority of Senators and Representatives that honestly couldn't care less because they are just there for the lobby $$$/kickbacks.


Oh, and what an alien may look like...

i1134.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-04 07:26:01 PM  

All2morrowsparTs: zepher: BetterMetalSnake: Mugato: Anyone else find it amusing that the head of the science committee is a Texas republican?

"Funny" isn't the word I would use. How about infuriating, or terrifying. Either of those will work just fine.

As 'funny' as people like DiFi and Schumer being on a gun control committee, right?

Huh? They are for gun control so it seems logical, Texas Republicans are against science so your "both sides are bad" is broken and really bad false equivelency.


That's where you're wrong.
Most Dems in Congress, including DiFi, want a complete ban on all private gun ownership.
So them being on a gun 'control' committee is completely disingenuous as they have no intention of allowing citizens to own guns.
Call it what it is - a gun ban committee.
 
2013-12-04 08:05:30 PM  

zepher: All2morrowsparTs: zepher: BetterMetalSnake: Mugato: Anyone else find it amusing that the head of the science committee is a Texas republican?

"Funny" isn't the word I would use. How about infuriating, or terrifying. Either of those will work just fine.

As 'funny' as people like DiFi and Schumer being on a gun control committee, right?

Huh? They are for gun control so it seems logical, Texas Republicans are against science so your "both sides are bad" is broken and really bad false equivelency.

That's where you're wrong.
Most Dems in Congress, including DiFi, want a complete ban on all private gun ownership.
So them being on a gun 'control' committee is completely disingenuous as they have no intention of allowing citizens to own guns.
Call it what it is - a gun ban committee.


I must have missed that in the Commie-Pinko Digest. I am not aware of a serious movement to ban all firearms in the USA, but it's not like Fox News ever misled anyone with thier entertainment. I guess I have to belive you.
 
2013-12-05 11:38:13 AM  

BetterMetalSnake: zepher: All2morrowsparTs: zepher: BetterMetalSnake: Mugato: Anyone else find it amusing that the head of the science committee is a Texas republican?

"Funny" isn't the word I would use. How about infuriating, or terrifying. Either of those will work just fine.

As 'funny' as people like DiFi and Schumer being on a gun control committee, right?

Huh? They are for gun control so it seems logical, Texas Republicans are against science so your "both sides are bad" is broken and really bad false equivelency.

That's where you're wrong.
Most Dems in Congress, including DiFi, want a complete ban on all private gun ownership.
So them being on a gun 'control' committee is completely disingenuous as they have no intention of allowing citizens to own guns.
Call it what it is - a gun ban committee.

I must have missed that in the Commie-Pinko Digest. I am not aware of a serious movement to ban all firearms in the USA, but it's not like Fox News ever misled anyone with thier entertainment. I guess I have to belive you.


I guess you must have missed DiFi's interview about 'turn 'em all in' and Bloomberg's MAIG.
 
2013-12-05 02:29:33 PM  

doubled99: Yeah! Why don't they just start making up some bills and laws just to seem more productive!


Exactly!  They should be spending 95% of their time in R&D.  The country is over 200 years old, 99% of the 'generic' laws that the national level government should actually be involved in have already been taken care of.

It's like the Wisconsin Nudists.  The entire purpose of local government is to be nit-picky for the local constituents.   If they don't want nudity, they can outlaw it.
Of course, from that article, it seemed like the constituents didn't care about public sex, and yet people were being ticketed for it.  So much for 'for the people, by the people.'
 
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