Dumbass Quote of the Day


Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Georgia) says that ten days is plenty of time for the Congress to prevent the shutdown of the government because “God created the world in seven days.” Seriously, you’re a Congressman; that’s the best argument you can come up with?

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  1. zero6ix says

    If I were the news anchor, I do believe I would have started uncontrollably laughing after he said “God created the Earth in seven days.” Then ended the interview, and reminded the good people from the great state of Georgia that, hey, you voted for this headcase. Then I would have started weeping, knowing that Georgia would be proud of that reminder.

  2. smhll says

    I’m kind of skeptical that a god with several hundred heads (with conflicting ideologies) would be a productive god!

  3. Abby Normal says

    Providing food (stamps) to the needy isn’t a burden. Jesus feed the multitudes with just a few loaves of bread and a couple of small fish.

  4. Mr Ed says

    The bible says that God created the Earth in six days not seven. You think a good christian would have made it through the first chapter.

  5. cswella says

    Frankly, with as powerful as they make god out to be, I’m surprised it took him 6 days to make everything.

  6. says

    Now, look, it’s really quite simple. Government can be saved if everyone comes together and agrees to defund Obamacare, as The People want. They’re even willing to compromise: they’ll meet in the middle and delay the employer mandate for two years instead of one.
    And, if not now, they’ll be willing to make the same offer, but worse, when the debt ceiling comes up in a few months.

  7. Artor says

    Mr. Ed, do you think Xians actually READ that thing? That would require that they be literate. Their pastors tell them everything they need to know, so why bother reading it themselves?

  8. exdrone says

    Westmoreland @5:06:

    Well, I’m not familiar with all the goofy Senate rules, but a filibuster is certainly something that they have in there arsenal of tools to do.

    Oh those nutty Senators. What will they think of next?

  9. meg says

    @Mr Ed #7

    You know, while I knew that, I never actually realised it, if you know what I mean. Simple, obvious way of shutting them up, even if for 5 seconds, and making them look stupid. Thanks

    (Going to be manning the Amnesty International stall at an upcoming local street fair – the creationist always have a stand there as well – I’ve been very restrained in NOT picking arguments with them, but I’m tempted every time. . . .maybe this year)

  10. freehand says

    So the next time I hear a global warming denialist say that it can’t happen because we aren’t strong enough to hurt God’s creation, I’ll tell him (her) that Congressman Westmoreland disagrees.

    Doesn’t matter, I know, They don’t care if they contradict themselves – why should they care if they are contradicted by another? (Actually I’m not sure what Westmoreland is saying here; I doubt if he knows.)

  11. freehand says

    What is Westmoreland saying? Is he saying that we could have built the 911 memorial in less than a week? Perhaps he means that Congress collectively is as powerful as God, or maybe we are, like, one milligod in power. If Congress can create as much as fast as God, then humans collectively should be able to build working space colonies in hours. I wish he would clarify the exact metric he’s using.

    One god is to one universe / week
    as
    One human is to X legislation / week

    Solve for X…

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