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kookbreaker 1st April 2022 04:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shemp (Post 13771911)
They live in the Fact-free Universe, so when they venture into Reality and are confronted with facts they must either double down or bravely run away.

Joecool is a bungee poster. Flies in with right-wing “”facts”” and then bounces out before seeing any of the replies that utterly destroy them. We have a few like that.

Armitage72 1st April 2022 05:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shemp (Post 13771911)
They live in the Fact-free Universe, so when they venture into Reality and are confronted with facts they must either double down or bravely run away.


I'm reminded of a webcomic in which someone was complaining about Michael B. Jordan being cast as Johnny Storm in the 2015 Fantastic Four film, because that meant Sue Storm would have to be black too and it's completely unrealistic to have two black people in the same place at the same time. He then saw two black people together and fled in terror.

Susheel 1st April 2022 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13771782)
My money is on Cawthorn not being censured.

What's funny is that I'd bet Cawthorn hasn't been invited to any Dem 'parties' so that only leaves his fellow Republicans.

I think that the whole thing was a toddler's desperate attempt to get the big people to pay attention to him.

Stacyhs 1st April 2022 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Susheel (Post 13772545)
I think that the whole thing was a toddler's desperate attempt to get the big people to pay attention to him.

Agreed. He's cut from the same cloth as Boebert and MTG: so stupid even his fellow Republicans ignore him in Congress.

The Don 1st April 2022 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13772551)
Agreed. He's cut from the same cloth as Boebert and MTG: so stupid even his fellow Republicans ignore him in Congress.

That group is small, but thanks to Trumpism where there seems to be an inexorable drift to the extreme, it's growing. How long before characters like this are the GOP majority in congress?

Stacyhs 1st April 2022 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Don (Post 13772556)
That group is small, but thanks to Trumpism where there seems to be an inexorable drift to the extreme, it's growing. How long before characters like this are the GOP majority in congress?

It's not all that small. Ron Johnson, John Kennedy, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Tuberville...

Venom 2nd April 2022 01:28 PM

I'm starting to believe drastic measures may have to be considered to stop these extremists from taking over. Some of these folks simply don't give a **** about democracy and rule of law, or being a half-decent human being. So when do we do something about them?

I wish it didn't come to this. But with odious figures like Michele Fiore entering the mainstream, something may need to happen to derail them.

Stacyhs 2nd April 2022 02:49 PM

Speaking of repugnant and stupid:

Quote:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announces campaign for Congress

Former GOP vice president candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will run for Alaska’s at-large Congress seat vacated by the late Rep. Don Young, she announced on her Facebook page Friday.

"Today I’m announcing my candidacy for the U.S. House seat representing Alaska," Palin wrote. "Public service is a calling, and I would be honored to represent the men and women of Alaska in Congress, just as Rep. Young did for 49 years."
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...8c4facb17b.png

gnome 3rd April 2022 12:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Venom (Post 13772831)
I'm starting to believe drastic measures may have to be considered to stop these extremists from taking over. Some of these folks simply don't give a **** about democracy and rule of law, or being a half-decent human being. So when do we do something about them?

I wish it didn't come to this. But with odious figures like Michele Fiore entering the mainstream, something may need to happen to derail them.

Depends what drastic measures you propose. If it's along the lines of using government force to pre-emptively detain them, then I think that's a no-go. However odious their opinions might be, someone would have to engage in an illegal act to be interdicted. Having a society with presumed innocence and due process means we accept the risk of harm from people that harbor bad intentions without acting on them yet.

Lurch 3rd April 2022 01:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Venom (Post 13772831)
I'm starting to believe drastic measures may have to be considered to stop these extremists from taking over. Some of these folks simply don't give a **** about democracy and rule of law, or being a half-decent human being. So when do we do something about them?

I wish it didn't come to this. But with odious figures like Michele Fiore entering the mainstream, something may need to happen to derail them.

Here I go again... A people gets the government it deserves.

If there are not sufficient numbers of sane people motivated to vote for sanity--while voting is still a thing in this devolving crap show called the USA, then it's clear the people want insanity.

Mojo 3rd April 2022 01:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gnome (Post 13773116)
Depends what drastic measures you propose. If it's along the lines of using government force to pre-emptively detain them, then I think that's a no-go. However odious their opinions might be, someone would have to engage in an illegal act to be interdicted. Having a society with presumed innocence and due process means we accept the risk of harm from people that harbor bad intentions without acting on them yet.


OK, wait until they’ve abolished due process and the presumption of innocence, and then detain them.

gnome 3rd April 2022 02:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Mojo (Post 13773133)
OK, wait until they’ve abolished due process and the presumption of innocence, and then detain them.

Or do it for them, pre-emptively? I don't see the upside. "Hey, that guy wants to burn our house down. Let's burn it down first so we can get him!"

catsmate 3rd April 2022 02:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Checkmite (Post 13771810)
My guess is that during his 40+ years as Senator he participated in business of the US Senate - which, coincidentally, doesn't have control over Delaware's state voting laws.

You don't actually expect any who refers to Biden as "Joke" to be interested in facts, do you?

Stacyhs 3rd April 2022 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by catsmate (Post 13773150)
You don't actually expect any who refers to Biden as "Joke" to be interested in facts, do you?

I don't expect anyone who supports Trump to be interested in facts, period.

shemp 3rd April 2022 01:44 PM

Not a politician, but Julie from Ohio says Space Force is going to overturn the 2020 election and return Trump to power.

https://twitter.com/littlewhitty/sta...33810365378565

Stacyhs 3rd April 2022 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shemp (Post 13773527)
Not a politician, but Julie from Ohio says Space Force is going to overturn the 2020 election and return Trump to power.

https://twitter.com/littlewhitty/sta...33810365378565

Birds of a feather and all. Trump and his delusional crazies flocking together.

My favorite comment from the ariticle:


Lou Gehrig. South of the Manson\Nixon line
@sierrakid27
·
Apr 2
Replying to
@littlewhitty
I just want to know who's running the meth labs while all these people go from rally to rally

Stacyhs 3rd April 2022 02:45 PM

More stupid from a GOP Congressmember at a Trump rally:

"(Trump)Caught Osama bin Laden and Soleimani, al-Baghdadi," said Rep. Lisa McClain, R-Mich., during a Trump rally Saturday in Washington Township, Mich., in a speech in which she attacked President Joe Biden's foreign policy."

Since bin Laden was killed in 2011, that was really amazing that Trump go into Pakistan and get bin Laden as a private citizen. It's almost as brave and amazing as when Trump went to Ground Zero two days after 9/11 and helped the first responders. No wonder he is such a superhero!

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...a157b64710.jpg

Ladewig 3rd April 2022 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shemp (Post 13773527)
Not a politician, but Julie from Ohio says Space Force is going to overturn the 2020 election and return Trump to power.

https://twitter.com/littlewhitty/sta...33810365378565

That is a lot of stupidity packed into a single claim.

Stacyhs 3rd April 2022 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ladewig (Post 13773693)
That is a lot of stupidity packed into a single claim.

The combined IQ at a Trump rally is lower than that of a hamster.

catsmate 4th April 2022 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13773465)
I don't expect anyone who supports Trump to be interested in facts, period.

True.

Crossbow 6th April 2022 10:08 AM

Well now!

This is weird even for a typical stupid, idiotic, lying Republican.

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) actually went on to the floor of the US House of Representatives in order to define what a "woman" is.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/madison-c...203810556.html

Madison Cawthorn's Definition Of A Woman Gets Thoroughly Mocked

Controversial Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) took to the House floor on Monday to educate troll his fellow representatives on the definition of a woman.

“I never imagined that one of my sacred duties in this hallowed chamber would be explaining to the House Speaker the difference between a man and a woman,” he said, referencing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “Take notes, Madame Speaker, I’m about to define what a woman is for you.”

Cawthorn then offered this tasteless definition: “XX chromosomes, no tallywacker.”

...

Although many conservatives made hay with the remark, USA Today noted that many scientists, gender law scholars and philosophers of biology say there is no sufficient way to clearly define what makes someone a woman. Gender has become a hot-button talking point on the right amid a wave of anti-transgender bills proposed in state legislatures around the country. Among them is Texas’ law that would classify gender-affirming care for transgender kids as child abuse and is currently facing legal challenges.

...

Cawthorn has been on somewhat of a roll recently, after angering his fellow Republicans by claiming various top “leaders” had invited him to orgies and had also used cocaine in front of him.

He also came under fire for calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy a “thug” and for driving with a revoked license.

RecoveringYuppy 6th April 2022 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Crossbow (Post 13776694)
Cawthorn then offered this tasteless definition: “XX chromosomes, no tallywacker.”

So that makes these people men which I suppose he is fine with even though I suspect he doesn't think this can happen:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics...tistry/xx-male

But what does he doe with these people:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XY_gonadal_dysgenesis

https://novonordiskfonden.dk/en/news...netically-men/

pgwenthold 6th April 2022 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RecoveringYuppy (Post 13776715)
So that makes these people men which I suppose he is fine with even though I suspect he doesn't think this can happen:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics...tistry/xx-male

But what does he doe with these people:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XY_gonadal_dysgenesis

https://novonordiskfonden.dk/en/news...netically-men/

Like these. All have XX

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...ictureid=12635

The Don 6th April 2022 10:28 AM

He ignores them or considers them freaks. :(

slyjoe 6th April 2022 10:37 AM

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Show Cawthorn this and see if he thinks its fake news:

ZiprHead 6th April 2022 11:16 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwnOU3UHBLM

Stacyhs 6th April 2022 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crossbow (Post 13776694)
Well now!

This is weird even for a typical stupid, idiotic, lying Republican.

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) actually went on to the floor of the US House of Representatives in order to define what a "woman" is.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/madison-c...203810556.html

Madison Cawthorn's Definition Of A Woman Gets Thoroughly Mocked

Controversial Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) took to the House floor on Monday to educate troll his fellow representatives on the definition of a woman.

“I never imagined that one of my sacred duties in this hallowed chamber would be explaining to the House Speaker the difference between a man and a woman,” he said, referencing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “Take notes, Madame Speaker, I’m about to define what a woman is for you.”

Cawthorn then offered this tasteless definition: “XX chromosomes, no tallywacker.”

...

Although many conservatives made hay with the remark, USA Today noted that many scientists, gender law scholars and philosophers of biology say there is no sufficient way to clearly define what makes someone a woman. Gender has become a hot-button talking point on the right amid a wave of anti-transgender bills proposed in state legislatures around the country. Among them is Texas’ law that would classify gender-affirming care for transgender kids as child abuse and is currently facing legal challenges.

...

Cawthorn has been on somewhat of a roll recently, after angering his fellow Republicans by claiming various top “leaders” had invited him to orgies and had also used cocaine in front of him.

He also came under fire for calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy a “thug” and for driving with a revoked license.

Well....you have to understand that Cawthorn, as a right winger, has a different view of what "science" is than, let's say, scientists. Remember, women can't get pregnant when they're raped because the body has a way of shutting down fertilization, climate change is a hoax, a horse anti-wormer is a Covid miracle drug, masks don't minimize virus spread, HPV vaccines may cause “mental retardation" and kids' vaccines may cause autism and creationism is a valid scientific theory.

shemp 6th April 2022 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RecoveringYuppy (Post 13776715)
So that makes these people men which I suppose he is fine with even though I suspect he doesn't think this can happen:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics...tistry/xx-male

But what does he doe with these people:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XY_gonadal_dysgenesis

https://novonordiskfonden.dk/en/news...netically-men/

Obviously, Satan has made them that way and the Bible says they must be burned as witches! :rolleyes:

Stacyhs 6th April 2022 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shemp (Post 13776766)
Obviously, Satan has made them that way and the Bible says they must be burned as witches! :rolleyes:

Obviously; God doesn't make mistakes.

dudalb 6th April 2022 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13773575)
More stupid from a GOP Congressmember at a Trump rally:

"(Trump)Caught Osama bin Laden and Soleimani, al-Baghdadi," said Rep. Lisa McClain, R-Mich., during a Trump rally Saturday in Washington Township, Mich., in a speech in which she attacked President Joe Biden's foreign policy."

Since bin Laden was killed in 2011, that was really amazing that Trump go into Pakistan and get bin Laden as a private citizen. It's almost as brave and amazing as when Trump went to Ground Zero two days after 9/11 and helped the first responders. No wonder he is such a superhero!

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...a157b64710.jpg

FUnny, I always thought of him as inept Lex Luthor.

dudalb 6th April 2022 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crossbow (Post 13776694)
Well now!

This is weird even for a typical stupid, idiotic, lying Republican.

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) actually went on to the floor of the US House of Representatives in order to define what a "woman" is.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/madison-c...203810556.html

Madison Cawthorn's Definition Of A Woman Gets Thoroughly Mocked

Controversial Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) took to the House floor on Monday to educate troll his fellow representatives on the definition of a woman.

“I never imagined that one of my sacred duties in this hallowed chamber would be explaining to the House Speaker the difference between a man and a woman,” he said, referencing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “Take notes, Madame Speaker, I’m about to define what a woman is for you.”

Cawthorn then offered this tasteless definition: “XX chromosomes, no tallywacker.”

...

Although many conservatives made hay with the remark, USA Today noted that many scientists, gender law scholars and philosophers of biology say there is no sufficient way to clearly define what makes someone a woman. Gender has become a hot-button talking point on the right amid a wave of anti-transgender bills proposed in state legislatures around the country. Among them is Texas’ law that would classify gender-affirming care for transgender kids as child abuse and is currently facing legal challenges.

...

Cawthorn has been on somewhat of a roll recently, after angering his fellow Republicans by claiming various top “leaders” had invited him to orgies and had also used cocaine in front of him.

He also came under fire for calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy a “thug” and for driving with a revoked license.

No wonder Annapolis never let him become a Middie.
The Naval Academy is pretty damn big on the science thing.....

bruto 6th April 2022 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 13776858)
No wonder Annapolis never let him become a Middie.
The Naval Academy is pretty damn big on the science thing.....

Better that way, because he'd have been demanding to be all shipman or nothing.

dudalb 6th April 2022 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bruto (Post 13776865)
Better that way, because he'd have been demanding to be all shipman or nothing.

Cawthorn whines about the unfairness of his being denied entry into Annapolis, but I suspect it was because he flunked the entry exams, which are very heavy on math and science.

shemp 12th April 2022 10:38 AM

Lauren Boebert spews more words of genius:

Quote:

Inflation is now sitting at the highest level in forty years.

The people of our country are drowning financially while Biden’s focus is on the tobacco industry being immune from prostitutes being sued rather than any sort of economic solution.
https://twitter.com/laurenboebert/st...67381470375936

carlitos 12th April 2022 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boebert
...the tobacco industry being immune from prostitutes being sued

:confused:

Armitage72 12th April 2022 11:34 AM

She still hasn't learned to proofread before hitting "Send".

I'm assuming "prosecution" became "prostitutes", which was replaced with "being sued" without actually removing "prostitutes". I have to wonder about what kind of texting history results in that autocompletion.

JoeMorgue 12th April 2022 11:35 AM

Wait I could have been suing the prostitute that rolls my cigars this entire time and nobody told me?

Stacyhs 12th April 2022 11:36 AM

If Lauren Boebert and MTG had a "who is smarter" contest with an amoeba, the amoeba would win.

Crossbow 12th April 2022 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13781581)
If Lauren Boebert and MTG had a "who is smarter" contest with an amoeba, the amoeba would win.

Thanks much!

This has got to be the nicest thing that I have ever heard someone say about the Honorable Lauren Boebert.

Stacyhs 12th April 2022 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crossbow (Post 13781585)
Thanks much!

This has got to be the nicest thing that I have ever heard someone say about the Honorable Lauren Boebert.

ISF rules prevent me from saying what I'd really like to about Boebert and MTG. Hell, what I'd like to say about most GOP politicians.


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