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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 04:47 PM

Teh stoopid..!! It BUUUURRNNZZZZ!!!

Is This the Dumbest Moment in Congressional History?

At a House committee hearing Tuesday on ďThe Need for Leadership to Combat Climate Change and Protect National Security,Ē the Kentucky Republican thought he could pwn former secretary of state John Kerry. Kerry is an expert on climate change who helped broker the Paris climate accord and recently criticized president Trump for proposing to set up a task force that seeks to counter the scientific consensus on climate change. Massie calls advocates of climate action ďalarmistsĒ and believes that the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is ďplant food.Ē

The transcript of the literally unbelievable exchange follows:

Massie: Sec. Kerry, I want to read part of your statement back to you: ďInstead of convening a kangaroo court, the president might want to talk with the educated adults he once trusted his top national security positions.Ē It sounds like youíre questioning the credentials of the presidentís advisers, currently. But I think we should question your credentials today. Isnít it true you have a science degree from Yale?
Kerry: Bachelor of arts degree.
Massie: Is it a political science degree?
Kerry: Yes, political science.
Massie: So how do you get a bachelor of arts, in a science?
Kerry: Well itís a liberal arts education and degree. Itís a bachelorÖ
Massie: OK. So itís not really science. So I think itís somewhat appropriate that someone with a pseudo-science degree is here pushing pseudo-science in front of our committee today.
Kerry: Are you serious?! I mean this is really a serious happening here?
Massie: You know what? It is serious. Youíre calling the presidentís Cabinet a ďkangaroo court.Ē Is that serious?
Kerry: Iím not calling his Cabinet a kangaroo court, Iím calling this committee that heís putting together a kangaroo committee.
Massie: Are you saying it doesnít have educated adults now?
Kerry: I donít know who it has yet because itís secret.
Massie: Well you said it in your testimony.
Kerry: Why would he have to have a secret analysis of climate change?
Massie: Letís get back to the science of it.
Kerry: But itís not science, youíre not quoting science!
Massie: Well, Youíre the science expert. You have the political science degree.


Someone's angling after Louie Gohmert's long-held "dumbest mouthbreather in Congress" plaque on the GOP Wall of Shame...

astoundedly,
Bright

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Reply Teh stoopid..!! It BUUUURRNNZZZZ!!! (Original post)
TygrBright Apr 10 OP
Tommy_Carcetti Apr 10 #1
TygrBright Apr 10 #2
mr_lebowski Apr 10 #6
hunter Apr 10 #9
Aristus Apr 11 #37
Dave Starsky Apr 11 #42
ewagner Apr 11 #35
Glimmer of Hope Apr 10 #3
mercuryblues Apr 10 #4
Tommy_Carcetti Apr 10 #5
DoctorJoJo Apr 10 #10
zaj Apr 10 #12
PaulRevere08 Apr 10 #19
KayF Apr 10 #23
mcar Apr 10 #7
Atticus Apr 10 #8
progressoid Apr 10 #11
smirkymonkey Apr 10 #16
DRoseDARs Apr 10 #13
Delmette2.0 Apr 10 #14
paleotn Apr 10 #15
smirkymonkey Apr 10 #17
yardwork Apr 11 #38
kag Apr 10 #18
Baitball Blogger Apr 10 #20
KayF Apr 10 #24
Evolve Dammit Apr 10 #21
Kurt V. Apr 10 #22
babylonsister Apr 10 #25
shanti Apr 11 #41
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 10 #26
tblue37 Apr 10 #27
KentuckyWoman Apr 10 #30
Takket Apr 10 #28
2naSalit Apr 10 #29
applegrove Apr 11 #31
Stonepounder Apr 11 #32
KY_EnviroGuy Apr 11 #33
keithbvadu2 Apr 11 #34
Tommy_Carcetti Apr 11 #36
Mr.Bill Apr 11 #39
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 11 #40

Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 04:55 PM

1. Secretary Kerry is basically the Luke Wilson character here.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 05:00 PM

2. Exactly... ::weeps:: We are SOOOoooo screwn.... n/t

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 05:05 PM

6. +1000 ... exactly!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 05:35 PM

9. Sadly, Trump is a venal idiot compared to Camacho.

Does anyone think Trump could do this without blowing his own head off?

Would Trump ever seek out the smartest guy in the world?


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Response to hunter (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 11:17 AM

37. The acting job is all the more admirable when you read about what a brilliant guy Terry Crewes is.

I'd love to have him on that committee.

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Response to hunter (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 05:00 PM

42. President Camacho loved and cared about the American people.

He literally sought out the smartest person he could find to solve the country's hunger problem. It didn't matter if the person he found was smarter than he was. He WANTED that. His massive ego was unbruised by bringing in someone he thought could get that particular job done.

I would take a President Camacho ANY day over Trump.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 11:09 AM

35. Exactly!!! n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 05:00 PM

3. I can't process this nonsense.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 05:02 PM

4. OMG.

That has to be the dumbest thing I read in 5 minutes. Massachusetts Institute of Technology needs to revoke his degree for that.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 05:03 PM

5. Who got Massie into MIT?

Was it Lori Loughlin?

It was Lori Loughlin, wasn't it?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 05:35 PM

10. I Just Sent Massie a Tweet Saying That As An Engineer Myself, I Had Looked Up to MIT--Until Him!

 

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 05:38 PM

12. He actually invented some tech, built a company and exited

It's nuts

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 06:57 PM

19. Worked with an MIT grad and

While at times he came across rational, he lost me when he said that citizens should be heavily armed to protect them from the government. He stated this as if was obvious as the sky is blue.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 07:58 PM

23. ha ha ha ha ha

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 05:09 PM

7. Holy jumping Jayzus!

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 05:21 PM

8. Barney Frank dealt with abject stupidity this way: early in President Obama's first term,

some ignoramus showed up with a poster depicting the President as Hitler. Barney spotted it and called him out.

"On what planet do you spend most of your time? Trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table.--- I have no interest in doing it!"

The only problem was that it likely took several hours and explanations before the bagger "got it".

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 05:36 PM

11. here's the video in all it's glory.

By the way, Massie is bragging about this on twitter. He thinks he's brilliant.



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Response to progressoid (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 06:30 PM

16. What a fucking idiot!

Did this guy really go to MIT? Who bankrolled that degree?

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 06:10 PM

13. Mein gott, how does Massie put his pants on every morning without drowning?

 

I'm not saying he's stupid, but there appears to be a non-zero chance of him finding dumb and inexplicable ways of killing himself while doing benign tasks.

Shorter Massie: Bless his heart... *sips tea*

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 06:16 PM

14. If the secret committee on climate change is paid with tax dollars...

Then the tax payers need to know what they are discussing. Can we have the minutes of their meetings?

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 06:22 PM

15. He's a f'ing engineer....

No offense to engineers, but they're not climate scientists. It drives me insane when engineers or anyone else who's out of their depth starts stomping their muddy feet all over a discipline they know little about. More often than not it's engineers, but in fairness I heard some quite uninformed statements by Neil deGrasse Tyson about topics in genetics.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 06:34 PM

17. He doesn't even know the difference between a B.A. and a B.S.

That is just basic knowledge for most people who have been to college. Is he really this stupid or is he playing to his base?

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 12:11 PM

38. Playing to his base.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 06:35 PM

18. Oh, don't worry, Tygr,

Louie'll up his game, I'm sure. Fun fact, I grew up in the district that Knuckledragger Gohmert represents. Believe me, he's had plenty of practice conversing with moh-rons where he's from!

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 07:13 PM

20. Mocking jerks.

It's a strategy to mock you, hence your reasoning. God I've seen it done so often. Probably a form of gaslighting.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #20)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 08:05 PM

24. it's mocking the system

trying to turn our democracy into a clown show.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 07:36 PM

21. F'ing painful to watch. Kerry did well. And would make a great President.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 07:47 PM

22. Following the trump model road to the WH. utter lunacy passes as a bludgeon

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 09:52 PM

25. Massie. Remember that name.

What an insult to John Kerry, to be in his presence.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 04:45 PM

41. What is it with Kentucky??

Jebus....

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 09:54 PM

26. When you ask a Repulican, "How stupid can you get?"

They take it as a challenge.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #26)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 10:07 PM

27. "Hold my beer." nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #27)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 11:13 PM

30. +1

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 10:15 PM

28. i'm surprised he didn't call out Kerry for having a "bachelor" degree when he is married LOL

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 10:36 PM

29. Watching his body language is even worse...

he's like a bad acting imitation of some Richard Dreyfuss character while spewing his particular brand of ignorance and lack of decorum.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 12:26 AM

31. It is just staged stupidity. Pablum for the base.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 01:29 AM

32. I'm going to have to go and hide until the election.

This dumb-ass is (theoretically) MY Representative! I'd send him a letter, but I'm afraid he wouldn't understand words like 'dumbshit' and 'shit for brains' and 'you don't have the brains of a Zabrinskian Fotema (sp?)'

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 09:58 AM

33. In defense of engineers,....

the best and the brightest can be brainwashed by right-wing politics and/or religious dogma. As an engineer, I've seen it happen a number of times to some brilliant people. Like many so-called Republicans, it begins with a resentment toward taxation.

Engineers are taught relentlessly in school to follow logic and reason and to use scientific thinking in analysis. That training should stay with you for life. No matter whether one is an EE or ME or ChemE for example, engineers will normally use reason and thorough analysis in reaching any conclusion, and they will defer to and reference experts outside their area of science.

That's why a normal engineer would not question climate change research because of it's pedigree and history, and considering its conclusions are backed by thousands of the top experts in that field. The main point to make in discussions is that neither Sec. Kerry or Rep. Massie need to be experts in climate science to respect those conclusions.

Therefore, this hearing strongly suggests Massie has totally drank the GOP Kool-Aid and is simply power hungry like most Repugs. He's shoving aside his good education for the thrill and money of power.

Unfortunately, a sizable percentage of humanity is vulnerable to those evils...... ........

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 10:17 AM

34. A woman cannot get a bachelor's degree... it's called a spinster's degree.

And a PhD can practice medicine.

A woman cannot get a bachelor's degree... it's called a spinster's degree.

A married person cannot get a bachelor's degree.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 11:09 AM

36. Yeah Science!

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 01:35 PM

39. If you take someone with an IQ of 88

and send them to MIT for four years you will then have someone with a degree from MIT and an IQ of 88.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 04:40 PM

40. I am in awe at the restraint of John Kerry.

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