Monday, October 7, 2013

Louie Gohmert is a Fucking Liar

Louie Gohmert blasts Claire McCaskill ‘ignorance’
By LUCY MCCALMONT | 10/3/13 12:51 PM EDT

“My heart breaks for somebody with the ignorance of Claire McCaskill. Having served in the Army active duty ’78 to ’82, having been spit at in uniform, having been ordered not to wear my uniform off post because of the threats to people in uniform, I understand. I’ve stood with families when there was no camera anywhere in sight, anywhere with just a handful of people,” Gohmert (R-Texas) said on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom.”

Okay, let's just take a look at a couple of things Gohmert said there.

First:  "having been spit at in uniform"

That never happened. He's lying. That whole "soldiers getting spit at" thing is an urban legend. If it had happened, it certainly wouldn't have happened between 1978 and 1982. Vietnam was already over when Gohmert served. Do you know what would have happened if some hippy had spit on a soldier? A hippy getting his ass kicked by that soldier and every other soldier within shouting distance. Hippies may have been high a lot, but they weren't stupid.

Second: "having been ordered not to wear my uniform off base because of the threats to people in uniform"

That is also a lie. No Army officer is ever going to order his troops to act the coward. And pretending to be a civilian because of some sort of vague threats against "people in uniform" is the act of a coward. I can't imagine any Army office would allow that, much less order it.

He'd kick your ass for even considering it!
Of course, even if either of those things were true. what the hell do either of them have to do with Gohmert having "stood with families when there was no camera anywhere in sight, anywhere with just a handful of people?”
Who knows? Louie Gohmert is not only a fucking liar, he's a goddamm imbecile.

Irony is not only merely dead, it's really most sincerely dead.

Popes John XXIII and John Paul II to be declared saints in April

From Ben Wedeman, CNN

Okay, I don't know anything about John XXIII, but I remember John Paul II.

And, not being Catholic, I'm not sure what the criteria for sainthood are, but I'm pretty sure that turning a blind eye while children are being raped and molested by men in your employ ain't one of them.

John Paul II was pope for a lot of years, and a lot of those years corresponded to the sexual abuse scandal and what did he ever do to stop it? Not only did he not lift a finger, not fire a single priest, let alone have anyone arrested, but he allowed these sexual predators to be transferred from parish to parish without anyone even being warned that "hey, we're sending you a new priest, don't leave him alone with your kids."

He was the absolute ruler of the entire organization and he did nothing. I'm not sure about this, but it seems to me he could have summoned all the priests to the Vatican and then had all the molesters arrested and jailed there because I think he's the king or whatever of that tiny nation, but he could at least have fired a few of these child rapists.

But sure, let's make him a saint. Why the hell not?