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(The Raw Story)   America's Dumbest Congressman™ says that we should ban foreign speakers from schools because they "bring education down"   (rawstory.com) divider line 128
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2014-09-02 05:01:10 PM  
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2014-09-02 05:03:36 PM  
Gohmert?
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I win!
 
2014-09-02 05:04:01 PM  
Gohmert? *click* Woot!
 
2014-09-02 05:04:37 PM  

James!: Gohmert?
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I win!


*shakes fist*
 
2014-09-02 05:05:06 PM  

enry: Gohmert? *click* Woot!


was there ever any doubt? i mean, seriously.
 
2014-09-02 05:15:33 PM  
Every time anyone tries to argue in favor of gerrymandering, I can just point to this dumbshiat being elected 5 times in a row as my counter argument.
 
2014-09-02 05:24:07 PM  
Oh Louie. Oh Louie Louie Louie. Don't you never let nobody tell you to slow your roll, baby!
 
2014-09-02 05:25:32 PM  

FlashHarry: enry: Gohmert? *click* Woot!

was there ever any doubt? i mean, seriously.


There's a whole Stupid Congressman Caucus, I believe. Gohmert and Bachman are co-chairing this term.
 
2014-09-02 05:39:24 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: FlashHarry: enry: Gohmert? *click* Woot!

was there ever any doubt? i mean, seriously.

There's a whole Stupid Congressman Caucus, I believe. Gohmert and Bachman are co-chairing this term.


true... but gohmert is like the einstein of dumb.
 
2014-09-02 06:06:24 PM  
"It's not fair to the schools, and we bear the cost of the president dreaming. I think he's daydreaming. I don't think it's a Dreamer bill, it's a daydreamer. He's daydreaming while he's playing golf."

I wonder how long it took for the staffers to come up with that zinger for him to mangle.
 
2014-09-02 06:13:02 PM  

exick: Every time anyone tries to argue in favor of gerrymandering, I can just point to this dumbshiat being elected 5 times in a row as my counter argument.


Are there a lot of people arguing  for gerrymandering? It's been my impression that this is one of the few areas where most people agree that it's a pretty awful practice that never gets solved because no one can seem to articulate a solution that everyone else finds fair and impartial.
 
2014-09-02 06:17:02 PM  
 
2014-09-02 06:18:01 PM  
Stupid foreigners should have been born here speaking English if they wanted to be treated as Americans.
 
2014-09-02 06:20:35 PM  
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2014-09-02 06:20:49 PM  
.. Wouldn't most Dreamers, given that they've been raised in the US because their parents migrated when they were *little kids*, SPEAK ENGLISH?!
 
2014-09-02 06:21:13 PM  
I don't have the patience for his shiat anymore.
 
2014-09-02 06:21:37 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: exick: Every time anyone tries to argue in favor of gerrymandering, I can just point to this dumbshiat being elected 5 times in a row as my counter argument.

Are there a lot of people arguing  for gerrymandering? It's been my impression that this is one of the few areas where most people agree that it's a pretty awful practice that never gets solved because no one can seem to articulate a solution that everyone else finds fair and impartial.


Computer programming by population creating as nearly uniform of shapes as possible.  But what on earth would be the motivation of a legislator to legislate him/herself out of a job?
 
2014-09-02 06:25:12 PM  

Cataholic: [universalfreepress.com image 550x397]


She's crazy, but not mentally challenged like Louis 'Asparagus' Gohmert.
 
2014-09-02 06:25:23 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: exick: Every time anyone tries to argue in favor of gerrymandering, I can just point to this dumbshiat being elected 5 times in a row as my counter argument.

Are there a lot of people arguing  for gerrymandering? It's been my impression that this is one of the few areas where most people agree that it's a pretty awful practice that never gets solved because no one can seem to articulate a solution that everyone else finds fair and impartial.


I am. I support gerrymandering for reasons completely off topic here. I've expressed my opinion and my reasons for it in other, more appropriate threads, and managed to persuade exactly no one.
 
2014-09-02 06:31:06 PM  

sendtodave: Stupid foreigners should have been born here speaking English if they wanted to be treated as Americans.


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2014-09-02 06:32:22 PM  
Apparently we're limiting ourselves to current congressmen, not those who the voters removed to a higher office.
 
2014-09-02 06:32:25 PM  
Because learning a foreign language, especially in a border state like Louie's home, certainly wouldn't help keep people safe.
How does he even get let into the building anymore? You'd think by now, they'd take him off to a room and just let him color all day.
 
2014-09-02 06:33:49 PM  
How the hell do you boycott a country?
 
2014-09-02 06:34:57 PM  

BMulligan: Some 'Splainin' To Do: exick: Every time anyone tries to argue in favor of gerrymandering, I can just point to this dumbshiat being elected 5 times in a row as my counter argument.

Are there a lot of people arguing  for gerrymandering? It's been my impression that this is one of the few areas where most people agree that it's a pretty awful practice that never gets solved because no one can seem to articulate a solution that everyone else finds fair and impartial.

I am. I support gerrymandering for reasons completely off topic here. I've expressed my opinion and my reasons for it in other, more appropriate threads, and managed to persuade exactly no one.


That's why I said "most" and not everyone. I am, however, curious to hear a pro-gerrymandering argument. I respect the fact that you don't wish to threadjack, but perhaps you can share a link to one of those threads?
 
2014-09-02 06:35:30 PM  
Gohmert insisted that...

Wait, wait, wait. Let me get my pen out. I don't want to miss any of this...
 
2014-09-02 06:36:14 PM  

Quasar: "It's not fair to the schools, and we bear the cost of the president dreaming. I think he's daydreaming. I don't think it's a Dreamer bill, it's a daydreamer. He's daydreaming while he's playing golf."

I wonder how long it took for the staffers to come up with that zinger for him to mangle.


Is this guy the clanger?  Cause that seems like some pretty serious thought disorder right there.
 
2014-09-02 06:37:12 PM  

stoli n coke: Because learning a foreign language, especially in a border state like Louie's home, certainly wouldn't help keep people safe.
How does he even get let into the building anymore? You'd think by now, they'd take him off to a room and just let him color all day

 give him a stick and let him play with his poop all day.
 
2014-09-02 06:37:54 PM  
Supposedly, we got a bazillion Brazilian semester abroad girls this semester at Kansas State. Best thing Obama ever did.
 
2014-09-02 06:38:02 PM  

grumpfuff: How the hell do you boycott a country?


Right wingers tried with France.
 
2014-09-02 06:38:35 PM  
How does he remember to breathe without instructions?
 
2014-09-02 06:38:52 PM  
In a perfect world, people like Gohmert should have to resign from their position and do community service in a refugee center. Also he should have to appear at local schools and help out wherever needed.
 
2014-09-02 06:39:18 PM  
Unfortunately, I don't think Gohmert is worried about gerrymandering.  He represents the southern half of east Texas (north of Houston) with a cohesive district.
 
2014-09-02 06:39:30 PM  

stoli n coke: Because learning a foreign language, especially in a border state like Louie's home, certainly wouldn't help keep people safe.
How does he even get let into the building anymore? You'd think by now, they'd take him off to a room and just let him color all day.


They probably got tired of pulling crayons from his nose.
 
2014-09-02 06:39:46 PM  
Words came out of his mouth. He isn't completely brain-dead.
 
2014-09-02 06:41:30 PM  

NeverDrunk23: grumpfuff: How the hell do you boycott a country?

Right wingers tried with France.


Somehow they farked it all up and actually bought tons of their wine to pour down the drain.

Also, fark texas
 
2014-09-02 06:42:55 PM  

WorldCitizen: Some 'Splainin' To Do: exick: Every time anyone tries to argue in favor of gerrymandering, I can just point to this dumbshiat being elected 5 times in a row as my counter argument.

Are there a lot of people arguing  for gerrymandering? It's been my impression that this is one of the few areas where most people agree that it's a pretty awful practice that never gets solved because no one can seem to articulate a solution that everyone else finds fair and impartial.

Computer programming by population creating as nearly uniform of shapes as possible.  But what on earth would be the motivation of a legislator to legislate him/herself out of a job?


From what I understand, there is no universally agreed upon algorithm to do that when dealing with irregular shapes, particularly when the size of the areas is a function of population and not just geography. I have heard that any algorithm requires certain arbitrary rules to achieve this and that it is in trying to settle upon  which set of rules you'll be using in your algorithm that things become contentious because any one you choose is going to advantage one party over the other.

I've also heard that algorithmic districting tends to produce districts that don't follow logical populations. By way of a simple example, if I have two regions and one is rural and one is urban, it makes more sense to group the urban populations together as well as rural populations since those regions have more commonality and would, thus, be better served by representatives who matched those commonalities. But an algorithm is apt not to "see" those divisions and is more likely to draw lines that group together urban and rural areas even though they don't have as many interests in common.
 
2014-09-02 06:43:02 PM  

Gyrfalcon: How does he remember to breathe without instructions?


I can only assume they're tattooed to the inside of his eyelids.
 
2014-09-02 06:43:45 PM  
He's daydreaming while he's playing golf.

BENGOLFI!!!!
 
2014-09-02 06:45:08 PM  
I found a decent article on the problems with algorithmic redistricting.

http://www.blueoregon.com/2011/05/jim-huffman-mathematical-redistric ti ng/
 
2014-09-02 06:46:29 PM  

MontanaDave: Words came out of his mouth. He isn't completely brain-dead.


I'll need more convincing before I believe he's actually communicating. He's a cargo-cultist of the English language.
 
2014-09-02 06:46:42 PM  
Gohmert is the perfect representative for Texas.  I anything, he is a little too worldly, intelligent and well-read for that state, but otherwise he is dead on.
 
2014-09-02 06:46:57 PM  
Quasar: "It's not fair to the schools, and we bear the cost of the president dreaming. I think he's daydreaming. I don't think it's a Dreamer bill, it's a daydreamer. He's daydreaming while he's playing golf."

I wonder how long it took for the staffers to come up with that zinger for him to mangle.


Republicans should not be allowed to mention the President playing golf, because golf is a foreign sport, and the leader of the free world playing a foreign sport may reduce our standing on the world stage, especially during these turbulent times.
 
2014-09-02 06:47:19 PM  

WorldCitizen: Some 'Splainin' To Do: exick: Every time anyone tries to argue in favor of gerrymandering, I can just point to this dumbshiat being elected 5 times in a row as my counter argument.

Are there a lot of people arguing  for gerrymandering? It's been my impression that this is one of the few areas where most people agree that it's a pretty awful practice that never gets solved because no one can seem to articulate a solution that everyone else finds fair and impartial.

Computer programming by population creating as nearly uniform of shapes as possible.  But what on earth would be the motivation of a legislator to legislate him/herself out of a job?


But you could do it lots of different ways still. So the program would still have to come up which a way is better. It's not just simple at that. And what company would be trusted to come up with it? You could do it but it's not as simple as you make it sound.
 
2014-09-02 06:51:10 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: FlashHarry: enry: Gohmert? *click* Woot!

was there ever any doubt? i mean, seriously.

There's a whole Stupid Congressman Caucus, I believe. Gohmert and Bachman are co-chairing this term.


After this term, Bachmann becomes Stupid Congressman Caucus Chairman Emeritus.  The beautiful thing is she doesn't know what Emeritus means.
 
2014-09-02 06:53:21 PM  

Quasar: "It's not fair to the schools, and we bear the cost of the president dreaming. I think he's daydreaming. I don't think it's a Dreamer bill, it's a daydreamer. He's daydreaming while he's playing golf."

I wonder how long it took for the staffers to come up with that zinger for him to mangle.


Is it possible to read that line without an implied drunken or high voice?
 
2014-09-02 06:53:42 PM  

NeverDrunk23: grumpfuff: How the hell do you boycott a country?

Right wingers tried with France.


By buying french products and destroying them.
 
2014-09-02 06:56:52 PM  
"When the president has worked on a strategic plan to deal with ISIS - or not - maybe he didn't have enough time to think about education," Gohmert quipped to Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

So Obama has spent so little time making a plan to deal with ISIS he hasn't had enuff time to think about education?

This is what happens when LCD Republicans try to jam two asinine talking points together into a joke.

Complete and utter fail.

"I don't think it's a Dreamer bill, it's a daydreamer. He's daydreaming while he's playing golf. The answer's on the 18th hole."

Is there some kind of contractual obligation now for Republicans to close on a painfully unfunny golf joke every time they talk about Obama?
 
2014-09-02 06:58:26 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: BMulligan: Some 'Splainin' To Do: exick: Every time anyone tries to argue in favor of gerrymandering, I can just point to this dumbshiat being elected 5 times in a row as my counter argument.

Are there a lot of people arguing  for gerrymandering? It's been my impression that this is one of the few areas where most people agree that it's a pretty awful practice that never gets solved because no one can seem to articulate a solution that everyone else finds fair and impartial.

I am. I support gerrymandering for reasons completely off topic here. I've expressed my opinion and my reasons for it in other, more appropriate threads, and managed to persuade exactly no one.

That's why I said "most" and not everyone. I am, however, curious to hear a pro-gerrymandering argument. I respect the fact that you don't wish to threadjack, but perhaps you can share a link to one of those threads?


Some types of gerrymandering are reasonable. Clustering rural vs urban centers so both get a voice. For coastal states it is important that the coast vs inland areas each get represented.  The problem is that rural areas are less republican than urban areas are democratic. So more people vote for democrats than republicans but more republicans still get elected.   Proportional representation is an interesting idea that might solve some of these problems, but I am no expert.

/end thread jack
 
2014-09-02 06:59:33 PM  

Sandelaphon: NeverDrunk23: grumpfuff: How the hell do you boycott a country?

Right wingers tried with France.

By buying french products and destroying them.


That cracked me up.  Seeing a bunch of jingo-head patriots dumping 30, 50, 100 bucks of French wine they'd already payed for into the gutter.  That'll learn them froggies.  Just because the French didn't want to get involved in a war that most of us now consider the stupidest bit of Foreign Policy in the 50 years.
 
2014-09-02 07:04:09 PM  
Not to worry, he'll get a real bogey or a fan in here to defend him soon enough.
 
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