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2021-06-11 Science & Technology
Texas congressman Louie Gohmert stuns committee hearing by asking whether federal agencies can fix climate change by altering orbit of EARTH and MOON during committee hearing
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Posted by Skidmark 2021-06-11 00:17|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [338 views ]  Top

#1 There are no intelligent lifeforms in D.C.!
Posted by 3dc 2021-06-11 00:42||   2021-06-11 00:42|| Front Page Top

#2 Louie is just trying to understand "Democrat Science".
Posted by Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 2021-06-11 00:45||   2021-06-11 00:45|| Front Page Top

#3 Was he trolling?
Posted by Raj 2021-06-11 01:06||   2021-06-11 01:06|| Front Page Top

#4 Nuke the Moon!
Posted by Jeremiah Uleack1446 2021-06-11 01:31||   2021-06-11 01:31|| Front Page Top

#5 Maybe if we flip over Guam?
Posted by CrazyFool 2021-06-11 01:37||   2021-06-11 01:37|| Front Page Top

#6 
Dear Honorable U. S. Congress Representative Louie Gohmert, The People of Texas elected you to represent then at a time when Science was left to scientists.
We now know, since the election of President Joseph Biden that there are two sciences, one for the ones who believe in the scientific method and another which believe in "The Science" of the Democrat Party, as illustrated by Dr. Fauci pronouncements of late.
Dear Honorable U.S. Representative Louie Gomert, with your line of 'logic', the member of the United States of America, otherwise known as "We the People" respectfully request, that you enjoin yourself, and not introduce another 'wing' of science, as it will likely muddle the science, which was here to for understood by we the people, and also likely to confuse member of the democrat party, a party of which you are not, to no end.
So please refrain from any further discussions about moving the moon and the earth, lest you wish to inadvertently seek a Devine Intervention for the total destruction of Mankind.
Posted by Thaper Chaviting2689 2021-06-11 03:50||   2021-06-11 03:50|| Front Page Top

#7 We know representatives are not representative of the collective intelligence of a constituency. They're just the least dangerous option available to people.
Posted by Dron66046 2021-06-11 04:11||   2021-06-11 04:11|| Front Page Top

#8 Makes as much sense as AGW.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2021-06-11 05:31||   2021-06-11 05:31|| Front Page Top

#9 Loogie Gomer
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-06-11 06:38||   2021-06-11 06:38|| Front Page Top

#10 
Was he just using dry Southern Sarcasic Humor?

Or was he serious?

IF serious, then the DC Gene Pool now has a new #1 spot Idiot contender. The GA (D) HR Rep and Guam flipping over would become #2.



Posted by NN2N1 2021-06-11 07:11||   2021-06-11 07:11|| Front Page Top

#11 Well deserved sarcasm would be my guess. He gave the rest of those worthless SOB's something to whisper about.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-06-11 07:15||   2021-06-11 07:15|| Front Page Top

#12 Definitely trolling. As in "if you think you can change the climate, why not go big?"
Posted by Mercutio 2021-06-11 08:17||   2021-06-11 08:17|| Front Page Top

#13 Gohmert’s point was that the sun and moon have more impact on climate than man does.

Nothing humans are doing or going to do will alter the fundamentals of factors beyond their control. The Sun is a variable star with constantly changing cycles of output. The Earth's plate tectonics have altered land masses and it oceans' vary in temperature. One very large volcano can put more particulate matter into the atmosphere in several days than all that humanity can do in a year. The Earth has a natural wobble in its axis and where that occurs varies in its position on the elliptical orbit around the Sun. None of that is really treated with anything but the flip of a hand brushing off the hard questions by the chicken littles of MMGW. It's all a Wizard of Oz show. The man behind the curtain is just the politician looking for more power and control.
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-06-11 08:43||   2021-06-11 08:43|| Front Page Top

#14 Makes as much sense as AGW.

We really need a 'like' button :)
Posted by CrazyFool 2021-06-11 08:43||   2021-06-11 08:43|| Front Page Top

#15 
Posted by Skidmark 2021-06-11 08:51||   2021-06-11 08:51|| Front Page Top

#16 Those people in the foto, none of your kin right Skid ?
Posted by Besoeker 2021-06-11 08:57||   2021-06-11 08:57|| Front Page Top

#17 Actually me and my brothers did that once. Lowered a couch off a second-story balcony when we moved from one apartment to another in the same complex.
Worked out pretty good.
Posted by CrazyFool 2021-06-11 09:01||   2021-06-11 09:01|| Front Page Top

#18 I think he was trolling them. I'll have to listen to his whole conversation before passing judgement.

This is why 'sound bites' are often misleading.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2021-06-11 09:43||   2021-06-11 09:43|| Front Page Top

#19 Pretty sure he's trolling. Remember how all the cultistssaid Obama stopped the oceans from rising. They really are that stupid and ignorant
Posted by Silentbrick 2021-06-11 10:27||   2021-06-11 10:27|| Front Page Top

#20 From Wikipedia:

Louis "Louie" Buller Gohmert Jr. is an American attorney and former judge currently serving as the U.S. Representative from Texas's 1st congressional district since 2005. Gohmert is a Republican and is part of the Tea Party movement. In January 2015, he unsuccessfully challenged John Boehner for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives.

He’s trolling.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-06-11 11:58||   2021-06-11 11:58|| Front Page Top

#21 #15 ???
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-06-11 14:56||   2021-06-11 14:56|| Front Page Top

#22 Oh, I thought he was a dumb dem. Since he's a Pub, he must be trolling!

I think he is.
Posted by Bobby 2021-06-11 15:32||   2021-06-11 15:32|| Front Page Top

#23 none of your kin right Skid ?

The get of my cousin sister/mother.
Guess that makes'em Brosins.
Posted by Skidmark 2021-06-11 15:48||   2021-06-11 15:48|| Front Page Top

#24 We’ve only got a billion years or so before the Sun cooks us as it enters its red giant phase, so we’ll have to move the Earth at that time. Might as well start thinking about it.
Posted by KBK 2021-06-11 16:03||   2021-06-11 16:03|| Front Page Top

#25 PJ Media has a longer excerpt from the Zoom conference transcript:

Gohmert is not an adherent of the high church of man-made global warming. This is why he brought up the impact of the path of the sun, sunspots, and flares, and other celestial activity that obviously has a direct impact on the warming and cooling of the earth’s temperatures separate from humans.

He asked Eberlien what she and the Forest Service would do about the heavenly activity that contributes in greater amounts to the earth’s temperatures and climate changes than man.

“I understand, from what’s been testified to the Forest Service and the BLM, you want very much to work on the issue of climate change,” Gohmert said, referring to the Bureau of Land Management.

“I was informed by the immediate past director of NASA that they’ve found that the moon’s orbit is changing slightly and so is the Earth’s orbit around the sun. We know there’s been significant solar flare activity,” he said. “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.”

Eberlien responded, smiling, “I would have to follow up with you on that one, Mr. Gohmert.”

“If you figure out there’s a way in the Forest Service you could make that change, I’d like to know,” Gohmert said.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-06-11 18:42||   2021-06-11 18:42|| Front Page Top

#26 Better yet, move the Sun....
Posted by CrazyFool 2021-06-11 19:21||   2021-06-11 19:21|| Front Page Top

#27  is there anything that the National Forest Service or BLM can do to change the course

Ha!
Posted by Dron66046 2021-06-11 21:10||   2021-06-11 21:10|| Front Page Top

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