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Old 05-17-2018, 03:09 PM
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Hank Johnson holds Mo Brooks's beer

You may remember when Hank Johnson once speculated that Guam may become overpopulated and "tip over" (later claiming it to be a joke.) Not to be out-stupided, Mo Brooks now speculates that recent sea level rises are possibly caused by rocks falling into the ocean.
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:37 PM
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At least he figured out that rocks sink. It's a start.
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:59 PM
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Who the hell is Mo Brooks?

Any relation to Mel?
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:48 PM
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Congressman, northern tier of Alabama, beowulff.

At least Johnson (D-GA-4) was having a Moment of Silly and just letting the unfiltered, unprocessed braincramps blurt out. Brooks (R-AL-5) is reaching for any explanation other than climate change, because of course it can't be that, and pulling one out of his Fourth Point of Contact.

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Old 05-17-2018, 09:55 PM
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Yeah, my Congressman.

Sorry about that.

Thing is, he represents Huntsville, Al, which has Marshall Space Flight Center and the US Army Aviation Command, along with lots of technical stuff, so we have a moron representing smart people...or maybe not-so-smart people.
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You may remember when Hank Johnson once speculated that Guam may become overpopulated and "tip over" (later claiming it to be a joke.) Not to be out-stupided, Mo Brooks now speculates that recent sea level rises are possibly caused by rocks falling into the ocean.
Well he's not wrong that adding material to the ocean causes it to rise, it's just not significant. I'd say "Guam could tip over" is a magnitude stupider. Sure, on geological time scales overpopulation could push the land down, but that's not the same as "tipping over".
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Duffy, who now leads the climate-focused Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts, told the lawmaker that, on the human time scale, falling rocks have minuscule effects.
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It's my fault. The last time I was at the beach I skipped stones in the ocean. A lot of them. Probably 15 or 20. I'm sorry.
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