There's one thing we'll say for Rep. Louie Gohmert: The man is inventive. Have you seen ex-IRS official Lois Lerner's missing emails? You know, the two years worth of electronic correspondence that was lost when her hard drive crashed? Lerner has been accused of targeting Tea Party-tied groups tha ... More >>
Will Texas be Detroit 2.0 complete with village idiots?
Louie Gohmert: Black people won their freedom to discriminate against gay people.
Louie Gohmert is always coming up with, shall we say, interesting ideas. But his latest brain baby takes the cake. According to Gohmert, African Americans should oppose gay marriage because they won the right to oppose things with the Civil Rights movement. The East Texas Congressman used his time ... More >>
Congressman Louie Gohmert probably expected a warm and cuddly welcome when he turned up on the Fox Business Network last week. Instead, the Tea Party darling from Texas got a stern talking to from Lou Dobbs over Gohmert's efforts to block a deal on the debt ceiling. In case you missed it, Gohmert w ... More >>
Louie Gohmert makes his latest argument against gay marriage and it's a doozy.
There's a lurching feeling that comes when you realize you don't have any health insurance. You'll be walking along, a swing in your step, a grin on your face, when it hits you: Anything could happen. You just walked under a ladder. Fool! You just felt like you had to sneeze. It's pneumonia! That ... More >>
Congressman Louie Gohmert is at it again. The East Texas representative is known for spouting his opinions with little regard for minor things like facts, or reason, or not making it look as if everyone in Texas is a bigoted, racist idiot, and he has been airing his views on the move to legalize gay ... More >>
As you are doubtlessly aware, "active shooter" incidents -- for example, the LAX TSA shooting -- seem to have become commonplace in America; indeed, they "spiked sharply" over the past few years. (Yet, the violent crime rate continues to fall). After Newtown, it seemed sure that the political winds ... More >>
I had no idea Louie Gohmert once lived in the Soviet Union. Apparently, during the 1970s, the man headed to the USSR on some form of exchange program -- the details remain murky -- and had a chance to experience all of the lag and stagnation brought through the Brezhnev years. How he kept that secre ... More >>
It's no stretch to say Debbie Riddle is the female equivalent of Louie Gohmert. Both are the most notable proponents of the Terror Baby Theory, planting pregnant Hezbollah operatives just across the border. Both are aging Christianists with little interest in humility or discussion. Both are low-han ... More >>
It wasn't long ago that Hair Balls took it upon themselves to compile the list of the five greatest idiocies Rep. Louie Gohmert has uttered. Inhabiting the worst tendencies of a Tea Party/Christianist, Gohmert has taken it upon himself to remind future students of history that the early 21st century ... More >>
For whatever reason, there are those among us who feel Ted Nugent is a cogent voice for Second Amendment rights. There are people who feel he's doing a service to those seeking to maintain their right to bear arms every time he flaps his soul patch. There are those that respect him. Hopefully, afte ... More >>
Louis Gohmert doesn't need evidence. He doesn't need proof, or sourcing, or the ability to back up a claim with anything other than the vitriol in his voice and the consternation in his gut. All he needs is an idea, and a microphone, and away we go. Gohmert's idiocies idiosyncrasies have brought pl ... More >>
Congressman Steve Stockman has been a crackpot for so long it's sometimes easy to forget his nuttiness. Luckily, every so often he tried to out-nutjob Louie Gohmert, and we remember once again why he's such a horrifying enjoyable freak show. Like the tweet above, from what is labeled his "Official ... More >>
Texas claims three of the top spots.
If you're not familiar with Representative Louie Gohmert, we kind of envy you. Scant hours after last weekend's horrific mass murder in Aurora, Colorado, Gohmert called in to a Heritage Foundation morning radio show called "Istook Live" and, when asked his opinion on the shootings, gave an off-the-c ... More >>
Tweets don't fail me nowAs the GOP debates whether it wants the Tea Party to drive it (and the country) off a cliff by playing games with the debt ceiling, we looked to Twitter for the updates from our state's congresssional delegation. Oddly, the Republicans didn't tweet anything like "Yes, ... More >>
Damn those earmarks!! Except mineBrave, insightful, brilliant, not-at-all-crazy U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann founded the Congressional Tea Party Caucus to save America from Muslim presidents and stop federal spending by stopping earmarks, the modern term for pork-barrel projects. Republicans i ... More >>
Texas State Representative, Leo Berman, you have joined the hallowed ranks of Congressman Louie Gohmert and your colleague Debbie Riddle: You have been utterly humiliated on CNN. Berman, as we reported earlier, has introduced a "birther" bill in the Lege, demanding that no candidate can get a Texan ... More >>
Louie Gohmert's good name has been besmirchedTalking Points Memo has an update on its continuing coverage of East Texas Congressman Louie "Anchor Baby" Gohmert's involvement with the firing of a Stephen F. Austin employee, and it's a funny one. Gohmert, TPM reports today via open-records req ... More >>
You thought Texas came off bad on Anderson Cooper's show Wednesday when Tomball state rep Debbie Riddle blabbered on incomprehensibly about Terror Babies?It got worse for Texas last night.
Live! From Houston! It's Tuesday Night Live In Jerusalem!!Houston is the first stop for Israeli TV hosts Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel as they take Tuesday Night Live in Jerusalem across the United States. "We want to give an empowering, uplifting, inspiring message about Israel. And the ... More >>
He'd be comfortable in Montrose, apparentlyIf there's one part of town we think of when we ponder the noisy-old-people phenomenon that is the Tea Party, it's Montrose.The `trose is just packed with factually challenged, self-deluded Obama-haters...isn't it?Not really, of course. The neighborhood ... More >>
Last night's historic health-care vote was an emotional event on both sides of the aisle. Only one side, however, showed the class it takes to yell "Baby Killer!!" at a colleague.And all signs point to a Texan doing the deed.Anti-abortion Democrat Bart Stupak got up to speak late in the evening, exp ... More >>
Be proud, Lufkin: Your Congressman is a nut.We're not talking even Ron Paul nuttiness; U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert has left even that far behind.Gohmert appeared on the Alex Jones radio show last week. That sentence should be enough to prove nuttiness; Jones (a native Texan! He's appeared in Richard ... More >>