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Rep Gohmert asks: Can climate crisis be fixed by altering moon's orbit?

During a Tuesday hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Louie Gohmert seemed to float a novel idea for solving the climate crisis: changing the orbits of the Earth and moon.

Gohmert, R-Texas, posed that highly speculative theory in the form of a question to Jennifer Eberlien, associate deputy chief of the National Forest System.

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by Anonymousreply 76Last Friday at 9:01 AM

what was the answer?

by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 2:54 PM

Do not alter their orbits! Listen to meeee!

by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 3:04 PM

We are so fucked.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Wednesday at 3:05 PM

Hilarious that he only complains in his tweets that people think he says BLM referring to Black Lives Matter, not Bureau of Land Management.

He is absolutely clueless that we're laughing about his believing that we can change the orbits of the moon and Earth.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 3:07 PM

He wasn’t suggesting we attempt to change the orbit of the moon or the planet.

He was trying to blame climate change on the slight changes in Earth’s orbit rather than man made reasons.

The article mentions that per NASA, slight wobbles are normal, and Earth’s (and the moon’s) orbit, has never been a perfect circle.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Wednesday at 3:09 PM

Christ I wish coronavirus had killed him

by Anonymousreply 6Last Wednesday at 3:11 PM

R5, no, in the quote from the article he asks whether the orbit of the moon could be changed.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Wednesday at 3:25 PM

Okay, I'm kind of dumb but I asked some people recently, "isn't it time for an evil genius to invent a weather machine?" One woman told me that it IS possible to "seed" clouds, I guess that someone figured out how to place rain clouds in certain areas, but there was too much danger of flooding. I have not looked this up. Is this bullshit?

by Anonymousreply 8Last Wednesday at 3:55 PM

I can believe anything after I went to Yellowstone and waited for Old Faithful to blow. A woman loudly called the park office and asked when they were going to turn the damn thing on.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Wednesday at 4:14 PM

I'm just shocked he has the intelligence to know he has to draw breath in order to live.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Wednesday at 4:16 PM

What in the fucking fuck?

by Anonymousreply 11Last Wednesday at 4:18 PM

{quote] We know there’s been significant solar flare activities, and so, is there anything that the National Forest Service or BLM can do to change the course of the moon’s orbit or the Earth’s orbit around the sun? Obviously that would have profound effects on our climate.”

You are right R7, I missed that.

He’s crazy to even ask the question.

Send him to Elon and his idea of terraforming Mars.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Wednesday at 4:35 PM

Gomer Pyle is a real smart one, isn’t he? 🤡

by Anonymousreply 13Last Wednesday at 4:41 PM

Idk wtf he's thinking with that, but no one better start fucking around with trying to change whatever happens in space. FFS Leave it alone.

I remember talking to someone that was thinking shooting waste into the sun might be a good idea, if we could get it there in an affordable way -- Hell no. There's reasons why we don't dump garbage into volcanoes (explosions).

Thank goodness we're not that advanced yet with space travel because I have a feeling we would've doomed us all already but screwing around with that environment. We already have quite the collection of garbage circulating the planet from thrusting shit into the atmosphere.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Wednesday at 5:54 PM

He's watched too many episodes of "Space: 1999".

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by Anonymousreply 15Last Wednesday at 6:48 PM

I figured he just watched that Chinese movie The Wandering Earth with he thrusters on the side of the Earth on Netflix.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Wednesday at 9:27 PM

thrusters on the surface of the planet I should have said.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Wednesday at 9:28 PM

where does ‘Gomer’ come up with this shit…..he must have been talking to tRump again

by Anonymousreply 18Last Wednesday at 9:54 PM

That gerrymandered district in east Texas keeps re-electing him. He's another product of Charles Koch money. MTG is not the only House Republican that displays wacko behavior.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Wednesday at 10:11 PM

I read that you can actually do this for the earth if everyone on one side of the earth jumps up and down at the same time, and everyone on the other side stays very very still.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Wednesday at 10:15 PM

Gohmert? Ewww! I don't want him in Mar-a-Lago.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Wednesday at 10:25 PM

And this goober makes over $200,000 + perks a year while consistently spewing idiotic and provocative shit. Tired of this redneck-hillbilly motherfucker.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Wednesday at 10:34 PM

Maybe all the newly magnetized vaxxed people can affect our orbit.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Thursday at 12:49 AM

How can you be so ignorant of common sense reality. He’s even asking the forest service to do it!!! Was he like this in high school?

by Anonymousreply 24Last Thursday at 1:04 AM

"I'm just shocked he has the intelligence to know he has to draw breath in order to live. "

Post-it notes on the backs of his hand that say "Breathe"

by Anonymousreply 25Last Thursday at 1:08 AM

He's little more than a booger eating moron.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Thursday at 2:26 AM

It’s easy! Just change the gravitational constant of the universe! Stupid humans.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Thursday at 2:26 AM

Is he really as stupid as he looks?

by Anonymousreply 28Last Thursday at 7:02 AM

Who voted for this guy?

These MAGA representatives are truly bottom of the barrel idiots.

by Anonymousreply 29Last Thursday at 7:06 AM

Texas. There's your answer.

He was born there. Raised there. 'Edumacated' there. And lived there his adult life.

Louie is Texas. Texas is Louie.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Thursday at 7:07 AM

I thought he was from Mayberry

by Anonymousreply 31Last Thursday at 7:11 AM

It certainly sounds affordable.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Thursday at 7:21 AM

So, in fact, there are stupid questions.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Thursday at 7:21 AM

I'd he moonlighting for Michael Bay as a screenwriter? If not, he should

by Anonymousreply 34Last Thursday at 7:24 AM

[quote]I'd he moonlighting for Michael Bay as a screenwriter? If not, he should

The majority of Americans have learned their basic science facts from science fiction movies - "Science" is right there in the title, so it must be fact.

by Anonymousreply 35Last Thursday at 7:44 AM

Song for Louie, swing it, boys!

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by Anonymousreply 36Last Thursday at 8:10 AM

Maybe he should date the magnetic field vacc doc? They seem made for each other.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Thursday at 8:30 AM

This shitbag proves that you can indeed live without a frontal lobe.

by Anonymousreply 38Last Thursday at 8:36 AM

‘Gomer’ just says the darnedest things…..

by Anonymousreply 39Last Thursday at 8:40 AM

Louie Gohmert was a judge, which means he also went to law school. Granted it was Baylor, but still. Rick Perry also appointed him to the Texas 12th Court of Appeals. Imagine having the misfortune to go in front of this dipshit for some crime you were innocent of (and/or if you are a person of color or LGBTQ).

This is why I don't kneejerk say that just because someone graduated from law school automatically makes them intelligent.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Thursday at 8:51 AM

Major Rakal asks: Can Earth be fixed by ejecting Louie Gohmert into space?

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by Anonymousreply 41Last Thursday at 9:04 AM

Oh how I wish the Vulcans would pay us a visit ….

by Anonymousreply 42Last Thursday at 9:08 AM

and get me off this rock….

by Anonymousreply 43Last Thursday at 9:09 AM

No way he passed exams/bar on his own a la Trump. People were paid off. Texas REALLY loves stupid people. The dumber the better. How do you go from Ann Richards to George Bush to Rick Perry to Abbott? We are doomed.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Thursday at 9:10 AM

How can representatives act stupid ,talk stupid..and still get votes…i can’t figure it out

by Anonymousreply 45Last Thursday at 9:16 AM

i thought tRump would be toast after some of the ridiculous shit he said….no ..the donations keep pouring in…It’s like a fuckin alternate universe or something.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Thursday at 9:19 AM

if the multiverse theory is true…how do i get to the sane universe?

by Anonymousreply 47Last Thursday at 9:20 AM

[quote]He was trying to blame climate change on the slight changes in Earth’s orbit rather than man made reasons.

While to most people he seems like a dumbass - and he is - he's trying to normalize ideas that as batshit crazy, Q-Anon loving Trumptard constituents *already believe* - thereby getting them off the hook for doing the hard/painful things to alter/slow climate change (assuming they even believe it exists!), we just need to shoot the moon!

My only hope that in a Barr-less DOJ, they can find all kinds of shit on this guy to put him in the jug for the rest of his pathetic life

by Anonymousreply 48Last Thursday at 9:33 AM

Stupid is rampant in the halls of Congress. Remember the loon from Georgia who worried the island of Guam would tip over?

The roads to D.C. are paved with stupid. This will

by Anonymousreply 49Last Thursday at 9:37 AM

Do they have any other textbooks other than "The Good Book" in Texas? Seeing what dumbass representatives they produce, I doubt it.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Thursday at 10:08 AM

*This will*????? Don't have a clue how that got there.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Thursday at 10:13 AM

Go Go Gohmert, watch him go, go, go!

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by Anonymousreply 52Last Thursday at 10:34 AM

Caucus of Seditionists

Kevin, Louie, Madison, Ted, & Lindsey

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by Anonymousreply 53Last Thursday at 10:48 AM

show of hands…all say ‘aye’

by Anonymousreply 54Last Thursday at 12:01 PM

Well…Lady G is just trying to get ass fucked without losing MAGA support

She is a duplicitous little bitch.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Thursday at 12:03 PM

she wants her cake and eat it too.

by Anonymousreply 56Last Thursday at 12:04 PM

I’m not usually into outing people, but in Lady G’s case i’d make an exception I would pull her out of the closet kicking and screaming if I could

by Anonymousreply 57Last Thursday at 12:09 PM

I bet he was homeschooled.

by Anonymousreply 58Last Thursday at 12:10 PM

Or a private Christian "school".

by Anonymousreply 59Last Thursday at 12:11 PM

I don't think his medulla oblongata is operational.

by Anonymousreply 60Last Thursday at 12:40 PM

Lá Sénatrice is not going to nullify her access to proud boys.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Thursday at 1:18 PM

Wonder how many oath keepers have been gentleman callers also?

by Anonymousreply 62Last Thursday at 1:25 PM

the nation's stupidest people,Texans, keep electing the stupidest congresscritter, the oughta give Iowa a chance, again

by Anonymousreply 63Last Thursday at 2:17 PM

Gomer...if we could alter the moon's orbit, we would probably make it worse...rather, make everything worse.

by Anonymousreply 64Last Thursday at 4:09 PM

Gohmert's behavior during certain committee hearings were disruptive and childish. Remember the annoying pencil tapping? Still, they tolerate him, though some Democrats have expressed disdain about his antics. "Take your meds."

Gohmert's behavior is as bad as that of MTG; perhaps even worse considering his longevity and seniority in Congress.

by Anonymousreply 65Last Thursday at 4:37 PM

'memba when Louie's toof fell out during a press conference and he sort of rolled it around with his tongue????

Texas is only sending the best and brightest!

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by Anonymousreply 66Last Thursday at 4:42 PM

Dumb as a box of rocks, and ugly as home-made soap.

by Anonymousreply 67Last Thursday at 5:25 PM

Florida has some really deplorable GQP politicians. Texas has the best with the numbers.

by Anonymousreply 68Last Thursday at 11:11 PM

^them beat (not the best)

by Anonymousreply 69Last Thursday at 11:14 PM

Not to be outdone----TEXAS demanded the Forest Department teleport Earth into another Galaxy, Far, Far, Away, where Global Warming doesn't exist.

by Anonymousreply 70Last Thursday at 11:25 PM

Fighting back against ultra-MAGA Governor Henry McMaster in South Carolina per climate change.

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by Anonymousreply 71Last Friday at 6:17 AM

This moron makes Tommy Tuberville look like Einstein.

by Anonymousreply 72Last Friday at 7:13 AM

I'm in.. Let's knock the moon out of its orbit by exploding a nuclear bombs on the backside where we won't see the damage. We'll call the project 'SPACE 1999'.

by Anonymousreply 73Last Friday at 7:28 AM

R40, that's what always concerns me - that he was a judge. I keep thinking of the unjust convictions laid down by this stupid man. There really should be a review of every case he presided over.

He is frighteningly stupid.

by Anonymousreply 74Last Friday at 7:34 AM

Exactly. Who did he blow to get appointed a judge???

by Anonymousreply 75Last Friday at 9:01 AM

[quote] Who did he blow to get appointed a judge???

Rick Perry was rumored to like the peen.

by Anonymousreply 76Last Friday at 9:01 AM
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