Friday, August 13, 2010

Child Retort



This is the most entertaining thing you'll see all day: Rep. Gomer here goes from zero to batshit in about a half-second flat.

This outburst -- to say nothing of the inane conspiracy theory that spawned it -- easily rates around an 8.4 on the Wingnut Richter Scale.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gohmert is right. It's just like the movie No Way Out. The damn Russians were planting spies like this way back in the 80s. This movie proves it. The terrorists aren't stupid. If a Chinese businessman can think up birth tourism and the Russians thought about it, the terrorists can do the same thing.

Narbe said...

Rep. Gomer? Is that his first/last name? Is the other name Pyle?

Sha-zam!!!

Anonymous said...

This is pure comedy. The big question is why does a major news outlet find the need to relay this story?

toastie said...

Is Gohmert in a safe district? If so, does anyone know of some scams to take advantage of very stupid people. Can I market an old security wand as a terror-baby-detector?

Anderson really kept his cool. Good for him. Megyn Kelly should watch and learn. (We'll probably see her defending the terror baby story any day now.)

Anonymous said...

Can anyone one say The Boys From Brazil?

Riles said...

But did you read the article??? If you would just please READ the article.

Hilarious.

VOTAR said...

TERROR BABY CONSPIRACY

Best. Band name. Ever.

Mart said...

That TX legislator ladies face is so plastic sugeried up she looks like a Marionette.

Anonymous said...

"Help us fill the hole Anderson." Now that was comedy!

B8ovin said...

"Look at this gaping hole in our security! It's gaping with danger and it's full of terror babies! But I can't present evidence because I made a promise to this guy who told me about it that I wouldn't reveal his name. And any way, why you gots to be a hater, Anderson? Huh? You know they laughed at Churchill, right? And it just goes to show you that anytime some one warns you about a gaping hole it's true. So have your fun but later when the terror babies come home to roost you'll wish you had listened to me."

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one that thinks Debbie Riddle is some kind of ventriloquist dummy? The woman's mouth only moves from the bottom jaw. I wonder who is operating her.
Terror babies are a xenophobic anti-immigration scare tactic dreamed up by the GOP to whip idiots like this into a frenzy. Don't these people get tired of being scared all the time? Fucking ridiculous.

Brian H said...

"Major news outlet"? This is a network that had, for awhile today, this as their top story in their RSS feed:

Bieber: Kardashian is 'extremely hot'

Now, I don't know what a "Bieber" is, but it doesn't seem like a pressing news story.

CNNfan said...

The congressman probably felt embarrassed for mistaking the word 'tourism' for 'terrorism' …

Here is probably how it all happened…

Debbie Riddle (R) Texas State House and Rep. Louie Gohmert, (R) Texas, both get on the same flight together.

Rep. Debbie Riddle asked , "Louie, did you read that article about tourists having tourism babies born in the US?"

Rep. Louie Gohmert screams, "Debbie, did you say Terrorists having Terrorism Babies born in the US!?!? "

Rep. Debbie Riddle asked, "Say that again… I thought I just heard you say… Terrorists having Terrorism Babies born in the US?"

Rep. Louie Gohmert panics and shouts, "Oh my God Debbie! Terrorists having Terrorism Babies born in the US! What a gaping hole in the Security of our country!" and the gets up and runs off the plane.

Anonymous said...

Ten years from now? Village of the Damned children, walking our streets!

Anonymous said...

The only gaping hole is between his ears

BenoƮt from Ottawa said...

Dear Brian H:

"Now, I don't know what a "Bieber" is..."
Righto.

Back on subject: isn't it (sometimes) great to have media that have so much time to fill?
It allows people plenty of time to show themselves for what they really are.

Oh, and that woman's jaw? I think it's prior cosmetic surgery together with aging. (I hope to hell it's not recent anyway.)

The Jaded Armchair Reviewer said...

Someone took Salt way too seriously.......

Jacki Schechner said...

You know what's frightening about this new catch phrase? It could gain the same traction death panels did. There was no evidence to back up that ridiculous claim either, and yet it caught on and spread like wildfire.

Le Penseur said...

Debbie Riddle and Jan Brewer would make a statue of Priapus go flaccid...Jan Brewer especially with her Crypt-Keeper in drag look.

toastie said...

@Jacki - But Terror Babies sound much cuter than Death Panels. I'm thinking Muppet Babies as suicide bombers. Just not scary. A merchandising opportunity, in fact. They'll stimulate the economy far better than any Alvin Greene action figure.

Anonymous said...

wow. Gohmert's the first talking ANUS i've ever seen!

Jester said...

Someone had a little fun with his Wikipedia entry:

Louis Buller Gohmert, Jr. (born August 18, 1953) is an American[citation needed] conspiricy theorist, and current Republican U.S. Representative from Texas's 1st congressional district.[1]

That said, this really isn't funny. These people are making legislative decisions about our lives. Can we just tell Texas that the rest of us have voted, and we're gonna require them to go ahead and do that secession thing?