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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 01:45 PM

An email from a Gohmert aide:

“Thank you for letting our office know Louie tested positive for the Coronavirus. When you write your story, can you include the fact that Louie requires full staff to be in the office, including three interns, so that ‘we could be an example to America on how to open up safely.’ When probing the office, you might want to ask how often were people berated for wearing masks.”


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Reply An email from a Gohmert aide: (Original post)
kpete Jul 29 OP
Faux pas Jul 29 #1
leftieNanner Jul 29 #2
Faux pas Jul 29 #12
Doreen Jul 29 #34
Warpy Jul 29 #13
Faux pas Jul 29 #14
soldierant Jul 29 #22
Faux pas Jul 29 #24
BlancheSplanchnik Jul 31 #52
I_UndergroundPanther Jul 29 #38
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 29 #18
Faux pas Jul 29 #21
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 29 #31
certainot Jul 29 #32
calimary Jul 30 #50
certainot Jul 30 #51
smb Jul 30 #41
DeLurkor Jul 30 #47
pandr32 Jul 30 #48
sfstaxprep Jul 29 #3
AZ8theist Jul 29 #35
genxlib Jul 29 #40
AZ8theist Jul 30 #44
genxlib Jul 30 #49
Hortensis Jul 30 #46
peacefreak2.0 Jul 29 #4
Maraya1969 Jul 29 #5
lame54 Jul 29 #6
rurallib Jul 29 #7
certainot Jul 29 #33
smb Jul 30 #42
cp Jul 29 #8
Jirel Jul 29 #10
agingdem Jul 29 #9
niyad Jul 29 #11
ProfessorGAC Jul 29 #26
sarchasm Jul 29 #15
George II Jul 29 #16
patphil Jul 29 #17
Vinca Jul 29 #19
Hulk Jul 29 #20
TexasBushwhacker Jul 29 #36
Hulk Jul 29 #39
Celerity Jul 30 #45
karin_sj Jul 29 #23
Mr.Bill Jul 29 #25
ProfessorGAC Jul 29 #27
PCIntern Jul 29 #28
ProfessorGAC Jul 29 #29
smb Jul 30 #43
Mr. Ected Jul 29 #30
warmfeet Jul 29 #37

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 01:52 PM

1. If only

the virus killed all the assholes, it would be perfect.

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 01:56 PM

2. And only the assholes.nt

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:41 PM

12. That's

Correct!

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 06:52 PM

34. Awesome, an "asshole specific" virus.

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:42 PM

13. Unfortunately new assholes are being born every day

You'll never get all of them.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:45 PM

14. Some

are born that way, others are created. Then there are the ones who work hard at being one.

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 03:54 PM

22. As opposed to having assholery thrust upon them?

(hat tip to Willie the Shake)

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Response to soldierant (Reply #22)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 04:08 PM

24. Lol

yep!

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Response to soldierant (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:46 PM

52. We're all having assholery thrust upon us!

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Response to Warpy (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:09 PM

38. Wish there was a virus

That would infect and kill every narcissist authoritarian and sociopath. Or at least remove thier ability to talk and move. And leave people without dark triad personality alone and not be able to infect them.

Imagine a world without dark triads.

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 03:05 PM

18. It seems that Gohmert did not tell his office who learned of it from the media. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #18)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 03:46 PM

21. ...

I call the whole swampy mob of the hump's supporters the inhumanes.

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #21)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 06:31 PM

31. I was speculating on incomplete info. A DU member told he did go in person to tell his staff. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #31)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 06:38 PM

32. he was just on the hannity radio show, a regular, of course, and they talked about what he

was going to treat it with - hydrochloroquine and zinc, and i couldn't make out the rest but it sounded like powdered dried cockroaches or something. hannity says if he got it he would use hydrocholo too! maybe they all bought stock in it.

his staff probably has rw radio on all day so they would have heard of it that way anyway

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Response to certainot (Reply #32)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 08:30 PM

50. Undoubtedly they bought stock in it.

These mercenary SOBs only care about money, power, and domination.

It strikes me that trump is so obsessed with the whole idea of domination that it surely must root back to his failures in the bedroom.

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Response to calimary (Reply #50)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 11:35 PM

51. he's a postertwit for sex on the wrong brain. such a jerk no female could stand him, even

ones who might be sucked in by his family money and isolated with lots of privacy and his father's collection of playboy magazines, and his father's old world fascist sex on the wrong brain eurogenes

he's been sending massive amounts of reproductive energy to the left side of his brain where satisfaction comes from greed and certainty and the only time he can find satisfaction is by creating enough emotion in he or his target that it finally awakens his underused and starved emotional right brain so those pleasure centers can finally be activated. he also gets pleasure similarly because creating certainty requires creativity to rationalize - thereby releasing that reproductive energy, finally, to get to the pleasure centers. how do you rationalize "i am the king", without creativity. that's when the gates to the creative side open and that trapped isolated reproductive energy gets to the pleasure centers. so it feels good to lie and hurt people.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #31)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 09:21 AM

41. *headdesk*

he did go in person to tell his staff


There's just no limit to Teh Stoopid with this one, is there?

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Response to smb (Reply #41)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 12:00 PM

47. Dumbest person in Congress Not Named Steve King

Stolen from Ed Brayton - "Dispatches From the Culture Wars".

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 12:27 PM

48. Completely despicable

Sounds like grounds for lawsuits.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 01:57 PM

3. I Feel For These Willing Servants

How could they have ever known they were working for such a Giant Pile Of HORSES&*T? He's normally so responsible and considerate.

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:49 PM

35. I don't...

If you work for an asshole like Gogert, you are just as neanderthal like...

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #35)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 10:13 PM

40. At the risk of being Sheldon

I am going to venture that post was being sarcastic.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #40)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 09:42 AM

44. I will play Leonard and say..

It WAS NOT sarcasm.
Have you ever spoken to Reich Wing staffers? Most of them are just as ASSHOLISH as their bosses. Granted, the one who wrote that email seems to be a cry for help, but here in AZ5, with Fascist Caucus principal Andy Biggs, the staffers are as bad as their boss.
Remember when Paul Ryan made all of his staff read Ayn Rand? Yes, the staff drinks the cool aid just as much. Pathetic.

(and The Big Bang Theory was one of my favorite shows of all time!!)

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #44)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 05:29 PM

49. I don't think the staffers were being sarcastic

I think 'sfsttaxprep' was being sarcastic in post #3.

I don't think he "feels" for the staffers at all. And I am pretty sure he doesn't think Gohmert is "normally so responsible".

I think the general tone can only be described as

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Response to genxlib (Reply #40)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 10:02 AM

46. :)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 01:58 PM

4. What a wonderful little Petri dish

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:06 PM

5. He said he didn't wear a mask because he was being tested regularly. Does he think the tests

Protect him from the dang virus?

IDIOT!

"The eighth-term Republican told CNN last month that he was not wearing a mask because he was being tested regularly for the coronavirus."

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:12 PM

6. So he doesn't wear a mask but he hoards the tests

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:20 PM

7. Apparently he got too many tests - isn't that the Republican logic?

If he hadn't been tested he wouldn't have the virus, amiright?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 06:41 PM

33. if he had ever been tested for anything he never would have gotten into high school and i think

that's what you need to get elected to the GOP

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 09:22 AM

42. The Virus Tests Were The Only Ones He Could Pass

After he kept choking on the "person... man... ... ...oops" test, he switched to something easier.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:25 PM

8. How could one work for Gohmert?

Still, shouldn't have to pay with one's life.

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Response to cp (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:28 PM

10. Nah.

Death by stupidity is about right for anyone who’d work for that flaming sack of crap.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:26 PM

9. is that for real??

so a staff that more than likely is infected will go to the office and possibly infect other people bc that idiot wants to be a how-to for opening up safely..right? and btw their boss said he got the virus from wearing a mask...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:39 PM

11. Dear staff: You CHOSE, knowingly, willingly, to work for this bloviating asshole. It

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has not been a secret what he is like, yet you chose him. I have no sympathy to spare for your willingness to embrace the dark side. My sympathies are for the hundreds of thousands dead, or dying, from the insanity of trumpism.

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Response to niyad (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 04:57 PM

26. +1

Instead of whining by tweet, they could show some brains & gumption and wear the mask at work.
Apparently they're good with the overall toxicity of the office, but being ridiculed for wearing a mask, and removing it because they couldn't take it, is a bridge too far?
Boo hoo.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:45 PM

15. Man! That is stone cold.

I think I'd be looking at what form my recourse would take, legal or otherwise.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 02:46 PM

16. Seen on Twitter:

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 03:01 PM

17. "The Capitol has superspreader written all over it."

Jake Sherman's got that one right.

It only takes one idiot to spread the virus to many people. But, in the Capitol we have hundreds of idiots who are busy spreading the virus to perhaps thousands of people.

And, of course, these people live all over the nation. So, when they leave Washington they can carry the virus back to their hometowns and sow more seeds of the covid fruit in their back yards.

It's the latency of the virus that is the big problem. It can take a couple weeks for symptoms to show up, and, even when tested, there can be several days before the results come back.

This is a perfect example of a superspreader event that never ends...as long as our Congressmen and women fail to take the pandemic seriously.

Louis Gohmert is a perfect example. Unfortunately, one of many.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 03:07 PM

19. I hope Louie provides good health insurance.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 03:21 PM

20. After watching a video recently of a rally in his home district..

I'm hoping his supporters ALL get his gift of stupidity, but dreading the minority of sane progressives who will likely suffer as well from his disgusting example and asinine stupidity.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:04 PM

36. It doesn't matter if he dies

His district would elect someone just like him. It's Klanville, Dumbfuckistan.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #36)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:19 PM

39. Can't argue after watching that vudeo clip

It's kind of a tRumpf situation tho...could they seriously find someone as goofy, scary, and crazy as Louie? Possibly, but it would be difficult, even in Dumbfuckistan.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #36)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 09:58 AM

45. DeLay created it

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas%27s_1st_congressional_district

The district was predominantly rural for much of its history, and thus was far friendlier to electing Democrats to Congress even as most of Texas swung toward the Republicans. The district's four-term Democratic incumbent, Max Sandlin, was a particularly severe critic of the DeLay-led redistricting effort, claiming that lumping rural areas with urban ones stifled the voice of rural voters. Indeed, the 2003 redistricting made the district more urban and Republican, especially with the addition of the Republican strongholds of Tyler and Longview. Sandlin was heavily defeated in November 2004 by Republican Louie Gohmert, a longtime judge in the Tyler area. Gohmert is the first Republican to represent the district since Reconstruction. Proving just how Republican the reconfigured 1st is, Gohmert has been reelected seven times with no less than 68 percent of the vote (and faced only token opposition in 2010 and 2012).

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 03:56 PM

23. Wow

It will be interesting to find out how many people were infected by Gohmert, his staff members, and everybody they came into contact with. Talk about stupid and irresponsible. And if his staff truly only found out about it from the news... well, that is truly despicable.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 04:35 PM

25. So Gohmert won't be flying with Trump to Texas.

That means the collective IQ aboard Air Force 1 just went up by double digits.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 04:59 PM

27. By Double Digits?

I would think if gohmert was with PINO, the cumulative IQ might hit double digits!
Notice I said, "might".

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #27)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 05:05 PM

28. You could add the IQ's of the cabinet and still have a 2 digit number

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #28)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 05:22 PM

29. Well Played!

Now, we've got three of us on the same "dozens" page.
Come to think of it, the cabinet would have taken the collective IQ to 103, but DeVos would take it back down to 99.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #25)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 09:25 AM

43. Tweetolini & Goobert On The Same Trip...

...could create a vortex of stupidity capable of sucking Air Force One into oblivion.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 05:47 PM

30. Louis better get together with Herman Cain real quick

To be sure their epitaphs are not exactly the same.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:05 PM

37. I really can't find any empathy for this dipshit.

His staff, some, him, no.

Thoughts and prayers buddy, you will need them.

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