Out of this World Facepalm

Sometimes, even a die-hard Democrat and respecter of smart people everywhere like me can’t believe what I hear Republicans say.  But, of course, with YouTube, I get to See and Hear all kinds of things.  I can replay them in case I missed something.  I can marvel that, yup, they did, in fact say something as stupid as that.  Or this.  Yup.  There’s proof.

Oregon State Representative Bill Post eulogized the passing of Leonard Nimoy on the floor of the legislature.

As Addicting Info stated:

Of course, neither Spock nor Nimoy were Republicans. Star Trek is pro-science and about a big government in search of a utopian society. Its themes were equality (although the original Star Trek was sexist) and peace. There was no money on the Starship Enterprise. There were no rich or poor. All basic needs were provided for, including health care.

One of Spock’s most famous quotes was, “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”

Don’t these folks ever listen to themselves?
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I learned about this through Dailykos.com which directed me to Wonkette and ultimately to Addicting Info.

 

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84 responses to “Out of this World Facepalm

  1. I sometimes wonder if they forget there is always a camera running, so this stuff is forever documented — they are a bit slow when it comes to technology ….

    Thank jeebus that Spock was a legal alien … no Congressional eulogy for illegals, that’s for sure…

    Definite cringe ….

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  2. This makes me cringe… even though I appreciate the joke, because I just think it isn’t the right forum to do something like this in. (It pains me to say that… being such a silly person myself) But I would like to think it’s a bit indecorous to do this like this.

    That being said… as someone who aligns himself more with an R than a D… I don’t like how quick people are to lambaste roughly half of the US population based on a representative’s misplaced silly joke. (I feel like I’m swimming in a shark tank in this blog’s comment space… and in living in California.)

    I’d just love to see people show more respect to each other. FROM both sides of the aisle TO both sides of the aisle.

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    • I didn’t get the impression AT ALL that this was a joke. That’s why I posted it. I think the man is clueless.

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      • Ok, well… I’ve had my fair share of nerdy friends that are into D&D, video games, etc (I count myself among them) and I have seen how enthusiastic they can get about this or that. (Anyone who’s ever gone to a comic-con or lived near one will know this to be true.)

        So perhaps he was just expressing his inner Spock fanboi… in an inappropriate setting. Or maybe… those stuffy political rooms need some light-hearted fare such as what that guy delivered?

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        • Or maybe we are electing some folks that shouldn’t be in office. It uses to be the best and the brightest. Now it’s Dumb and Dumber.

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  3. oh sweet cheese! that’s so absurd. You know, maybe he did that to support bloggers? What great blog fodder! We should thank him. All of us. With butt Xeroxes.

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    • Your comment brought back a wonderful memory. We are not religious folks. We were in Switzerland staying in a lovely town on a big lake. There was a festival, and we went to heR lovely music. There was a fabulous gospel singer crooning “I Love Jeeeeeeeeeessssssssuuuuuusss. Seven year old Jacob turned to me and said: “Why’s she singing ‘I love cheese ?……”

      Butt Xeroxrs it is!

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  4. Wait… what if we all went to Washington and face-palmed them… hard… all of them… repeatedly…

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    • Great idea. Except for all that security.

      I’ve been wanting to write a post about how, if these elected officials are going to permit any random person to have a gun, then they shouldn’t be able to hide behind all the security precautions they have. Let them take their chances like the rest of us.

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        • I’m working. And I have to be pissed off about something specific for my gun posts. Next time they vote …

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          • Next shooting spree…

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            • Any day now … or any vote in Congress.

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            • I wish congress didn’t do reactionary politics. I’m not a huge gun support lobbyist, but I am completely of the mindset that the bad guys will always have guns… no matter how illegal they are and how many good guys are allowed to have them. It’s not the gun that makes you a bad guy.

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              • right… but guns make really bad guys a lot more efficient

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                • Just saying that those guys will always be able to get the guns… in illegal, bad guy ways.

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                  • That is most likely true

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                  • It is not only a bad guys v. Good guys argument. People with a gun in their household are more likely to have an accidental shooting. A homicide. A suicide.

                    I can accept that there are people who need guns for their own protection — but the stats on “home invasions” are low. Snakes, bears, etc. yeah. I get that.

                    But who needs an AK 47? Nobody. What person with a psychiatric condition needs one? And who the fuck needs 3,000 rounds like the shooter at the Colorado theatre was able to buy on fucking line?

                    There are reasonable compromises that could be reached. But the NRA keeps whipping folks up. “Obama is common’ for your guns!” Well the man has been prez for 6 years and it hasn’t happened yet.

                    But we let our children die. For “FREEDOM”. Bullshit.

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                    • Yes, accidental shootings by children are a thing… and I can’t think of a reason why someone would need an AK… so I’m not down for Johnny-random to have an AK. Nobody’s “letting our children die” … there are scum bags that are going off the deep end and killing them.

                      Can’t stop random acts of violence from happening, as horrible as that is. Even if the guy only had a 9mm, it would still be tragic.

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                    • You can’t stop random acts of violence. But you can cut it down significantly. Had the Newtown shooter had a 9mm there would have been fewer deaths and perhaps he might have been stopped while he tried to reload. We will never know because we let people have these weapons that are designed, DESIGNED for mass murder. And then we are shocked, shocked when mass murders happens.

                      We are a stupid society.

                      In Australia there was one mass shootings. The people passed a law severely restricting gun ownership. The not at all surprising result is there have been zero — ZERO — shootings as a result.

                      That’s not exactly what happens here.

                      I have written a lot on gun control and the NRA. We’ve kind of come to the end of this comment stream. Feel free to look at those other posts and comment there.

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                    • I have a very hard time believing that statistic about Australia. The result is very surprising to me. Legislating a bunch of things is not a good answer. Personal responsibility is the better answer.

                      However, I would be interested in seeing the info supporting that statistic. I’m ok with finding myself in the wrong and adjusting my way of thinking.

                      A 9mm would have had a significantly lesser capacity to kill. But did that guy own the M4 legally in the first place? If it was his legally… hrmm… if it wasn’t his (his mother’s?) then changing the law wouldn’t have prevented him from having it.

                      There are levels to this issue… I just don’t agree with the way people advantageously jump on tragedy as a way to legitimize their opinions.

                      Violent video games? Practically all of them are violent and I think that is so much BUNK that people are still trying to blame video games… but I understand that people have a hard time wrapping their heads around these kinds of senseless horrible tragedies and so… maybe it’s therapeutic to be able to blame something… anything.

                      “It’s the guns!” … no.. it’s the kid that performed the shooting. He was 20 years old… he’s an adult.. he knew what he was doing because he had been doing research on the other school shootings…

                      It’s not as simple as “we’re stupid”.

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                    • My quick scan of Wikipedia indicates there is a difference of opinion.

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Australia

                      I don’t have time for a gun battle here and now. I have a huge work project that I am spending my weekend on. I will argue with you another time, though!

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                    • We don’t need to argue! I was honestly just wanting to know how much truth is in that statistic. 🙂 Thanks for the link and … get to work hehe. Thanks again, Elyse.

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  5. Another repulitard brought a snowball into the House of Representatives and said it proved global warming was a hoax…

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  6. One thing about Star Trek that does strike me as conservative is the dispensibility of the 99%. If an exploratory crew was beaming down to a planet and there was one ensign that you never saw before, you knew for a fact he wasn’t coming back! 😉

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  7. I really wish you could see my face right now ……..

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  8. This seems to be appropriate here

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  9. I do remember that. Trouble is, these days Quayle would be the intellectual in the group!

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  10. All I have this early morning for the earnest one in Oregon is, “huh?”

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  11. Man, you really have it in for the GOP, don’t you? Can’t say I blame you. Do you know I actually voted for Bush the first time around? Do you remember that “I’m-a-uniter-not-a-divider” schtick? I fell for that. I looked at his record as Texas governor and damn, if he didn’t reach across the aisle and get some stuff done. He got to DC and–pfffft–that was out the window. My bad.

    I defy you to say something positive about the GOP. One thing. You’re on.

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    • I do have a thing for the GOP. But they have earned it. I helped Reagan get elected by voting for John Anderson. But I watched the party go from being filled with (mostly men) who w ere willing to work for their country and with the Dems. The divide was not very wide. But, Reagan brought in, and encouraged the petulance. I will never forgive.

      I would be a Republican today if folks like John Chaffee and Robert Stafford were still there. They drafted the Clean Air act and the Clean Water Act. They believed in science and data and education.

      Doors that count?

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      • I don’t know if it counts but it’s all we’re likely to get from you so it’ll have to do. 😉

        I’ve voted Rep before and I’ll do it again if the party ever gets its barrings. I’m not a big believer in party ideology. Once you become unconditionally married to a single philosophy, you surrender your objectivity. I prefer to be nimble.

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  12. If he wanted to honor Spock, perhaps it would’ve been better to do it like the Canadians do and “Spock” their five-dollar bills.

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  13. I didn’t understand that last bit, my Vulcan (or was it Klingon) is really rusty, but it sounded like something about guns and Jesus.

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  14. 1jaded1

    I think they do talk just to hear their voices. Much like business meetings where nothing gets accomplished, except scheduling another meeting.

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  15. So, I guess what you’re saying is that Spock was a communist. Fascinating.

    But, as for the things Republicans say … there’s at least one example, but typically many more, every day. Their ability to demonstrate their hypocrisy, complete and utter lack of self-awareness, and to contradict what they said yesterday is truly stunning.

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  16. I think it’s a ruse. He looks suspiciously like a Klingon to me.

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  17. I continue to be grateful he is from Oklahoma, at least not every single really stupid one is from Texas. But really on a serious note, all you have to do is follow the money with him, big oil, it explains a great deal about his positioning.

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  18. Gail Kaufman

    Ooh, don’t even get me started on politicians and their nonsense.

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    • But Gail, if you’re not going to go there, what are you doing here?!?!?!?!?!

      Welcome!

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      • Gail Kaufman

        Good point. OK, here’s what I think. Politicians seem to have a hard time separating entertainment from reality. It reminds me of when Dan Quayle criticized a TV character, Murphy Brown, for motherhood out of wedlock. These guys watch too much TV.

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  19. Now that was motivation … I even tried to understand what the guy was trying to say, and just didn’t get it. If he was trying to be funny or even logical, he struck out.

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  20. “The greatest Republican in the history of the galaxy”? What?

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  21. “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”—Well, that sounds exactly like the mantra of the republicans who are resisting the homeland security funding. Not.

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