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  1. #1 Well, now we know who the stupidest congressman is! 
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    And that's a hard title to earn! It's John Fleming, R- Louisiana.

    This guy's staffers have to be pointing fingers at each other, blaming each other for letting the Congressman actually update his own Facebook page. He didn't pick up on "The Onion" being satire, and he had NO powers of critical thinking to tell him the story was bogus.

    As someone posted on his Facebook post before it was pulled, "How did you get elected?"

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    Sorry. The honor of Stupidest Congressman still belongs to the reigning champion, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) who, during a House Armed Services Committee meeting with the head of the Pacific Fleet over a planned buildup of forces on Guam, voiced his concern that "... the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."

    In the understated military way that is almost British, the admiral replied,"We don't anticipate that."
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    And that's a hard title to earn! It's John Fleming, R- Louisiana.

    This guy's staffers have to be pointing fingers at each other, blaming each other for letting the Congressman actually update his own Facebook page. He didn't pick up on "The Onion" being satire, and he had NO powers of critical thinking to tell him the story was bogus.

    As someone posted on his Facebook post before it was pulled, "How did you get elected?"

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    Sorry. The honor of Stupidest Congressman still belongs to the reigning champion, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) who, during a House Armed Services Committee meeting with the head of the Pacific Fleet over a planned buildup of forces on Guam, voiced his concern that "... the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."

    In the understated military way that is almost British, the admiral replied,"We don't anticipate that."
    I have to declare Arroyo the winner on this one. While Fleming is clearly not too bright, Johnson falls into the category of dangerously stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    Sorry. The honor of Stupidest Congressman still belongs to the reigning champion, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) who, during a House Armed Services Committee meeting with the head of the Pacific Fleet over a planned buildup of forces on Guam, voiced his concern that "... the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."

    In the understated military way that is almost British, the admiral replied,"We don't anticipate that."
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    I have to declare Arroyo the winner on this one. While Fleming is clearly not too bright, Johnson falls into the category of dangerously stupid.
    OMG! A twofer. I actually agree with AD and Nova. I gotta recheck my facts, maybe glo-Bull warming is real???:eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    Sorry. The honor of Stupidest Congressman still belongs to the reigning champion, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) who, during a House Armed Services Committee meeting with the head of the Pacific Fleet over a planned buildup of forces on Guam, voiced his concern that "... the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."

    In the understated military way that is almost British, the admiral replied,"We don't anticipate that."
    That IS pretty good. At least we've demonstrated that heads are thick on both sides of the aisle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    That IS pretty good. At least we've demonstrated that heads are thick on both sides of the aisle!
    There are indeed. I'm wondering why you dug this up when I would bet that in a head to head stupid contest, we could pile up huge mounds of liberal stupid to these small mole hills of Conservative stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    Sorry. The honor of Stupidest Congressman still belongs to the reigning champion, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) who, during a House Armed Services Committee meeting with the head of the Pacific Fleet over a planned buildup of forces on Guam, voiced his concern that "... the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."

    In the understated military way that is almost British, the admiral replied,"We don't anticipate that."
    That one was a classic. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    There are indeed. I'm wondering why you dug this up when I would bet that in a head to head stupid contest, we could pile up huge mounds of liberal stupid to these small mole hills of Conservative stupid.
    I "dug it up" because the story got a lot of attention yesterday. I didn't go back years to try to find evidence. This was an egregious example of someone who doesn't understand what's on the intertubes or how to interpret a "news" story.
    I didn't know we weren't allowed to admit there is stupid on both sides. And "mole hills" are open to interpretation. I would have to reassess my vote if this were my Congressman; I vote against mine each time as it is. (Hasn't worked yet).
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    There are indeed. I'm wondering why you dug this up when I would bet that in a head to head stupid contest, we could pile up huge mounds of liberal stupid to these small mole hills of Conservative stupid.
    I'd take that bet. Remember that the Republican frontrunners believe in the damnedest things. Romney believes that as recently as the 9th century the Nephites ruled North America and were defeated and killed by the nasty American Indians. Santorum believes that a Nazi in a funny hat and gold slippers has a tie-line to Jesus.
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