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SASless
30th Aug 2016, 21:12
As bad as this US Congressman is....think about the Voters that elected him!

Who can top this with an example from your Country?

(Honest....this was actually testimony in one of our Congressional Committee Hearings.....imagine being the Admiral and trying to keep from Throat Punching this idiot!)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cesSRfXqS1Q

Pontius Navigator
30th Aug 2016, 21:27
I suspect we would not find it too difficult to find one but admit it would be too boring to try.

sitigeltfel
30th Aug 2016, 21:29
One could be generous and say that he was speaking metaphorically. On the other hand he may be just as thick as those who voted for him.
They walk among us!

evansb
30th Aug 2016, 21:37
The answer to your question, in all seriousness, is all of them.

Ancient Mariner
30th Aug 2016, 21:38
I can't stop laughing. Ran upstairs to show my wife. She thought it was from a comedy show and refused to belivie it was an actual elected politician.
Bad as some of ours are, they're not even close. And some can even talk and do math faster.
Per

evansb
30th Aug 2016, 21:48
View all the related videos. Perhaps his style of delivery and humour was not familiar and understood by all. He subsequently went on record saying he did not literally think the island of Guam would capsize. Would I vote for him? Never.

meadowrun
30th Aug 2016, 21:58
He subsequently went on record saying he did not literally think the island of Guam would capsize.


After it was explained to him by a grade 4 student probably.
He is a total waste of time and of Congresses time. But I do blame the voters.

Cazalet33
30th Aug 2016, 22:17
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEbZqvMu2cQ

evansb
30th Aug 2016, 22:28
(r)unt? He was approximately 5 feet, 11.5 inches tall.

Cazalet33
30th Aug 2016, 22:31
And intellectually?

sitigeltfel
30th Aug 2016, 22:34
Bush, beaten hands down by this clown...

LiveLeak.com - Obama without his teleprompter & compilation of bloopers and blunders.

Ancient Mariner
30th Aug 2016, 22:39
So with the evidence presented so far, we may conclude that the World's Dimmest Elected Politicians can be found in the USA. :E
Per

Cazalet33
30th Aug 2016, 22:40
Yup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be6tunbRcs8

Cazalet33
30th Aug 2016, 22:55
He's the leader of the pack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE59vpev-xU

galaxy flyer
30th Aug 2016, 23:55
Really? Worse than Mugabe? Worse than the serial criminals running Brazil? Worse than Noriega? Worse than Chavez and his even more incompetent successor Maduro? These idiots have ruined their countries, impoverished millions by stupid, socialist policies (admittedly a redundancy there), and promise more ruin as a political platform.

Looking elsewhere, worse than Italy's idiots, Greece's pols, the sheiks of the Middle East? There are lots of worse clowns posing as presidents.

GF

Tankertrashnav
31st Aug 2016, 00:07
I'm giving the congressman the benefit of the doubt and assume that he was speaking metaphorically.

At least I hope he was!

Incidentally I understand that the island known as Great Britain is in fact tipping up (South sinking and North rising) but I believe it's more a matter of geology than increased population. Anyway it's only a few cm a century, so I don't think we need to panic.

Cazalet33
31st Aug 2016, 00:15
There are lots of worse clowns posing as presidents.

Worse than Shrub?

Show me.

broadreach
31st Aug 2016, 00:55
Caz, slide out a question like that and there could well be as many answers as there are countries.

galaxy flyer
31st Aug 2016, 01:12
I just did!

If you want to keep it local, the numb nuts that succeeded him is just as dim. Leap pipe cinch this year will bring numb nuts or boobs to 1600 Penn.

GF

vapilot2004
31st Aug 2016, 01:18
Take yer pick from this bunch:

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oicur12.again
31st Aug 2016, 01:31
As a totally pointless bit of info, the person answering the dumbass congressmans question about Guam was "Rat" Willard, one of the F-14 pilots used in filming Top Gun and the dude flying the black T-38 with Maverick upside down.

His resume after 39 years in the Navy is impressive.

SASless
31st Aug 2016, 02:08
Ancient,

If you are looking for an argument with that comment about American Politicians....sorry but you will have to look elsewhere than my Corner.:ok:

We do not have a monopoly....but we darn tooting have more than enough of the caliber of the nimrod in the video I posted.

fitliker
31st Aug 2016, 03:20
My vote for Dumbass is the leader of a country that is a member of NATO and is shelling area's where American special forces are known to be operating . How did Putin get him to do that ?
I am too scared to name him on a public forum as criticizing him is considered a criminal offence in Turkey and I have seen Midnight express and do not want to spend time in a Turkish prison even if the music playing is fantastic by Giorgio Moroder .
If we were to Anglify his name it probably sound very close to "herding goat and swine "when spoken quickly with a Dorset accent :)





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDxwGwULpPw

beeg0d
31st Aug 2016, 22:33
Bush, beaten hands down by this clown...

LiveLeak.com - Obama without his teleprompter & compilation of bloopers and blunders. (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c46_1384489063)
I know you posted that one a few months ago, but that is 1 bad smear attempt, just watch the clock in the top right hand corner, They are using the same 2 or 3 errrms time after time

Fairdealfrank
1st Sep 2016, 02:24
(r)unt? He was approximately 5 feet, 11.5 inches tall.

And intellectually?

A pygmy, allegedly.

Impress to inflate
1st Sep 2016, 02:43
My Fav without a doubt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yztKxZe4PUY

david1300
1st Sep 2016, 04:40
I can't recall her name, but a few years ago we had a politician who was addressing the issue of limited navy resources. She asked the navy doesn't just deploy xyz resources as shown in TV to the needed area. The only problem was that (as everyone else in the country knew) those resources were in a fictional TV soap opera. Politicians do live in alternate reality.

Dea Certe
1st Sep 2016, 05:10
David, was that Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota? She's a piece of work! I nominate
Scott Walker governor of Wisconsin.

parabellum
1st Sep 2016, 06:03
Wasn't that Sarah Hanson Young who started to talk about Navy Patrol boats but, as you said, she was quoting a TV programme! Think it was some kind of Senate Enquiry and she was talking to a RAN Admiral!

Krystal n chips
1st Sep 2016, 06:42
When it comes to being in a "class of their own" for nominations, surely there are only two prime candidates.....

Sarah "I can see Russia" bless her, outright winner of the "Most Vacuous Politician " award and, her male counterpart, the great buffoon and B movie actor on the world stage.....Ronnie.

West Coast
1st Sep 2016, 07:30
I can see Russia"

Speaking of dim, she never said that, it came from a TV skit.

Sheeple are easily led.

This is where you claim you knew that and you were just kidding.

Dea Certe
1st Sep 2016, 08:19
No argument about Ronnie, though?

Hey, if you get the chance see "Trumbo" a true story of Dalton Trumbo, a blacklisted Hollywood writer from the McCarthy era. Great cast, great writing and a dang good story.

ORAC
1st Sep 2016, 09:10
Strange, is it not, that with all the fights and ridiculous behaviour in parliaments around the world, along with individuals such as Berlesconi, the usual suspects focus as usual on the hatred of American Republicans. I find it especially amusing they attack Reagan, one of the now most respected of American presidents, especially amongst Democratic politicians, including Obama.

Perhaps that's why they hate him so much - he was so successful for someone they so desperately wanted to be a fool and fail.

Dea Certe
1st Sep 2016, 09:25
Reagan or Obama? Reagan did a lot of unsavory deals with arms deals and the contras. His war on American Labor, odd because he was one time the President of the screen actors guild. (SAG). His VP was Jim Garner, a more honorable gentleman by far. Mr Garner didn't have much favorable to say about Reagan's competence. It's all in Mr Garner's autobiography, in his own words. Odd that Reagan did not serve in WWII while James Stewart did, rising to Admiral, I think it was. John Wayne, despite his swagger and play acting on screen did not serve either. Funny, such patriots didn't answer the call.

ORAC
1st Sep 2016, 09:46
Didn't fight in WWII - but he won the Cold War (http://www.historynet.com/ronald-reagan), so he did his part. Perhaps another reason so many on the left hate him so much?

The support for Contras etc? Part of the Reagan Doctrine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reagan_Doctrine) and "Rollback" that replaced Containment and that won the Cold War. When fighting wars you have strange bedfellows - allying with Stalin in WWII for example.

vapilot2004
1st Sep 2016, 10:32
When it comes to being in a "class of their own" for nominations, surely there are only two prime candidates.....

Sarah "I can see Russia" bless her, outright winner of the "Most Vacuous Politician " award

Silly Sarah isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, that's for sure. While your attribution specifics may be off a little (West Coast on the prowl!), KnC, your tone regarding Palin is spot on. Here is the original quote in context, plus some lulus to go along with it:

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Cazalet33
1st Sep 2016, 10:44
Speaking of dim, she never said that, it came from a TV skit.

It can be hard to tell the difference between Sarah Palin and a pisstake of Sarah Palin.

Yes, she really did say "you can see Russia from Alaska". She did so when asked what her foreign policy qualifications were.

She also claimed that a flightpath from Moscow to Washington DC passes over Alaska. Clearly she doesn't understand Great Circles and has never looked at an atlas.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrzXLYA_e6E

When it comes to being in a "class of their own" for nominations, surely there are only two prime candidates.....

Sarah "I can see Russia" bless her, outright winner of the "Most Vacuous Politician " award and, her male counterpart, the great buffoon and B movie actor on the world stage.....Ronnie.

There's a few others in that category. Remember Dan Quayle?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYJVfd5WRhE

SASless
1st Sep 2016, 14:06
Dea Certe,

Jimmy Stewart an Admiral....you must start checking your facts before you post.

Stewart was an Army Air Corps Bomber Pilot and flew missions over Germany....and retired out of the Air Force Reserves as a General.

Your antipathy towards Conservative Republicans is on display by your post.

Argue about the person's politics if you want...but stick to the facts.

Reagan saw the downfall of the Soviet Union, Communism, the Berlin Wall and should be honored for that.

It might go against your grain to admit all that was a victory worth noting but it was a very notable accomplishment.

We have not seen such successes in foreign policy under Democrats have we?

Truman, Johnson, Carter, and Obama have not seen such success.

Cazalet33
1st Sep 2016, 15:19
Raygun was as thick as pig-shit.

The only reason why it's inappropriate to take the piss out of his breath-takingly shallow intellect is that it rapidly became clear in his first term that the silly sod was quite seriously brain-damaged by a very unfunny affliction which I prefer to call Oldtimers disease.

Lonewolf_50
1st Sep 2016, 15:31
Raygun was as thick as pig-shit.
Caz, when you are quite done, I suggest that you wipe the foam and spittle from your lips and chin. Reagan's body of work was mixed, some good and some not so much, but your caricature description does not stand up to the actual person. Try not to use political cartoons as definitive historical documents: they are satire.


I remember in 1976 his efforts to secure a nomination. Didn't work. (I seem to recall the same in 1972, a failed attempt to get on a ticket, but memory is hazy). Persistence is a trait most successful pols have.

Cazalet33
1st Sep 2016, 15:36
Raygun was worthy of satire, but one had to cut him some slack when it became so clear that he was very seriously phuqt up in the head.

Shrub, I'm glad to say, never had that excuse. He was/is just a very dim dimwit.

So was Quayle. So is Sarah Palin.

Lonewolf_50
1st Sep 2016, 15:43
Palin's problem is called the Peter Principle: she was successful as a governor of a state with a small population. Her move to the next level exposed some of her limitations.
Quayle wasn't stupid -- if you've ever seen him in something other than a press conference you'd be surprised that it's the same person -- but he had two problems.
One was I don't think his staff handlers were very good: perfect case in point was the play to the bible belt verbal attack on a TV character. How the hell did they come up with that as a good idea?
Two: he was bad in front of a camera. That will kill any politician.



So why did that guy get on the ticket with Bush 41? A lot of people wondered about that. I learned late in 41's term why they picked Dan the Potatoe man ... because the guy was a stud at raising money/political contributions at high dollar fund raisers where his public speaking wasn't cluttered with TV cameras. Bush 41 was big on personal loyalty, but that didn't always work out. A fair number of folks were not pleased with the addition of Quayle to the ticket in '88.

Another political hopeful who was bad on camera was Admiral James Stockdale. When he entered the political arena as Perot's VP, he didn't do well on camera. If you've ever met the man, and I have, you will know that he's quite intelligent. That doesn't always translate to "good on camera." Good on camera is a must. Hell, it's a key asset in how B. Obama got the nom and got elected.

ORAC
1st Sep 2016, 15:45
Well to quote a well known movie - if you have to compare Reagan to Carter, Clinton, Obama et al, for all their supposed mental and academic capabilities, "stupid is as stupid does".

On his record, Reagan is a giant among them.

Cazalet33
1st Sep 2016, 16:21
To be fair to the dimmest wick on the altar, he could read a script and he did recognise that anything he said would take the piss out of stupidity itself, not only his own.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4N93jLVPIA

radeng
1st Sep 2016, 17:28
Dim, many US presidents may have been. But they weren't so openly busy embezzling the country to line their pockets as so many of the South American, African and some Far Eastern presidents and politicians have been.

Cazalet33
1st Sep 2016, 17:41
Perhaps not, but their funders and controllers have always benefited.

That's the nature of fascism.

West Coast
1st Sep 2016, 17:44
Caz

How is Moscow this time of year?

Krystal n chips
1st Sep 2016, 17:51
" Reagan saw the downfall of the Soviet Union, Communism, the Berlin Wall and should be honored for that"

Alas, you need to do some research yourself here regarding facts......there was this bloke called Gorbachev...........if this helps ?

" Her move to the next level exposed some of her limitations" .

This would suggest a plural and hence more than one when in fact there is only one ...her intellect..... albeit a charitable description in her case.

Cazalet33
1st Sep 2016, 19:34
So with the evidence presented so far, we may conclude that the World's Dimmest Elected Politicians can be found in the USA

Shrub; Quayle; Reagan; Palin; Stockdale; Bachman; et al.

Yes, we may conclude that the World's Dimmest Elected Politicians can be found in the USA.

Deservedly so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0RH0cYs4lw

ORAC
1st Sep 2016, 19:46
Have you checked out the Labour shadow cabinet lately?

Cazalet33
1st Sep 2016, 20:19
Who?

Who they?

Do they want to be in charge of nukes?

Are they dim on the scale of Palin, Trump, Shrub et al?

ORAC
1st Sep 2016, 20:29
Hmmm, how about their shadow defence minister?

Shadow Defence Minister Emily Thornberry's nuclear gaffe on 'Defcon One and Two' (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3520759/Er-Defcon-One-Shadow-Defence-Minister-Emily-Thornberry-s-nuclear-gaffe-tells-aides-ve-seen-films.html)

Cazalet33
1st Sep 2016, 20:36
The term was coined by US defence chiefs to signal degrees of military threat, ranging from Defcon Five to Defcon One, which means nuclear attack is imminent.


That's an American madness thing. Understandable that wossername hasn't been briefed on Murricane nuttiness and its jargon.

Not an indication of dimness or otherwise of a politician few of us have ever heard of.

Cazalet33
1st Sep 2016, 20:51
We do have some amusingly buffoonish politicians though.

Boris Johnson (currently Foreign Secretary) is one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcgrZs4GXv4

Rosevidney1
1st Sep 2016, 22:35
If I can interrupt the left wingers for one cotton-picking minute I would like to direct your attention to Gabon, where the wondrously named Ali Bongo has been re-elected under somewhat suspicious circumstances.

Cazalet33
1st Sep 2016, 22:44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fys3MsKMpms

tartare
2nd Sep 2016, 11:34
Sty-upid politicians?
We do well down here in Oz-trucking-failure.
I will see you all an Eric Abetz, and raise you a Bob Katter.
Will throw in a Kevin Andrews for good measure...
...erm, I thought Defcon one was open warfare???

Coffin Dodger
2nd Sep 2016, 21:58
On the other side of the coin... dimmer, versus more astute and further seeing politicians.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqD8lIdIMRo

bnt
2nd Sep 2016, 22:35
Meanwhile, in Ireland ... there are not one but two elected TDs (MPs) from the same County Kerry family: Michael and Danny Healy-Rae, following in the footsteps of their late father Jackie. He had famously defended Eamon Casey, the Roman Catholic Bishop who had a son with an American divorcee and ran off to Ecuador after being found out:
“’Tis my honest view that Casey got a raw deal and what the man did was very light indeed compared with things that emerged about other churchmen afterwards. I think he should come back to Ireland and I’d love to welcome him.” Jackie died in 2014, and the next year both sons were elected as TDs after years on the Kerry County Council. Their election strategy appeared to consist of going to every single funeral in the County (http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/healy-raes-defend-their-high-attendance-rate-at-funerals-in-kerry-411452.html) to be seen with the bereaved ... and it worked.

While a Councillor, Michael (http://www.pprune.org/www.joe.ie/news/five-things-you-may-not-know-about-michael-healy-rae/25406) had appeared on a reality TV show - something about slebs going wild in Connemara - and received thousands of premium-rate phone votes from a single number in Leinster House, which is the Dublin equivalent to the Houses of Parliament or Congress. They still haven't figured out who did that.

His brother Danny, on the other hand, is so fond of Guinness that in 2013 he argued for the loosening of drink-drive laws in Ireland, and was fined (http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/politics/kerry-county-councillor-danny-healy-rae-5117191) more than once for allowing after-hours drinking in the pub he owns, during his terms as Councillor. He's been known to refer to Dublin as "the Pale", which must mean he's happy Beyond the Pale.

So now both are on the national stage, a situation which had the Irish Times asking Michael and Danny Healy-Rae: Gombeen men or political geniuses? (http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/michael-and-danny-healy-rae-gombeen-men-or-political-geniuses-1.2715207) Like it says on the side ... I just live here.

Economics101
2nd Sep 2016, 23:16
bnt: re your amusing your piece on the Healy-Raes (or is Healys-Rae?). One of them (Danny, I think) recently went very public about his belief that global warming was rubbish, citing the Bible as proof. Very strange as this sort of literal interpretation of the Bible is more associated with a certain strain of evangelical Protestantism not usually found in Kerry.

More generally, the discontent with mainstream political parties has thrown up a lot of odd types: some dangerous, some very stupid. In the US it tends to be the tea-party and Trumpers, in France the Front Nationale, and in Ireland a lot of independents who are seriously intellectually challenged. (I ignore Sinn Fein -they are just a bunch of Green Corbynistas)

What annoys me is the way the media never give these idiots the same tough treatment as they give those politicians unfortunate enough to be members of a serious political party

SASless
3rd Sep 2016, 01:10
What annoys me is the way the media never give these idiots the same tough treatment as they give those politicians unfortunate enough to be members of a serious political party

Gee....let me guess what you consider a "serious political party" might be?

:rolleyes:

Hempy
3rd Sep 2016, 06:22
Sty-upid politicians?
We do well down here in Oz-trucking-failure.
I will see you all an Eric Abetz, and raise you a Bob Katter.
Will throw in a Kevin Andrews for good measure...
...erm, I thought Defcon one was open warfare???

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Fareastdriver
3rd Sep 2016, 09:39
'Please Explain.'

Enlarging that clip before it plays brings you into the full 60 minutes TV feature on Pauline Hanson, a Australian Liberal Party MP who has strong views on Asian immigration and aboriginal benefits.

Judging by her support I think Hempy is somewhat outnumbered.

bnt
3rd Sep 2016, 10:10
Economics101: I was aware of the "Noah's Ark" remarks but deliberately left them out because religion gets up people's noses in different ways on this forum. Not everyone would see such remarks as problematic or indicative of stupidity.

sitigeltfel
3rd Sep 2016, 11:24
Dumb, crooked or both?

FBI Director James Comey said that Hillary Clinton did not display "sophisticated" knowledge of how to handle classified information and that she and her staff were "extremely careless" with sensitive material.
Newly released FBI documents provide numerous details to bolster both assertions.
Mrs Clinton said she didn't recall receiving any specific instruction on handling classified material. She said she thought the "(c)" in several emails could have been a paragraph listing format. She said she didn't "pay attention" to classification levels, instead treating all classified material "seriously".
During her tenure as secretary, she used 13 mobile devices. Some were destroyed, but others couldn't be located.
There was indication that unknown parties tried to gain access to her email server and one case where an email account belonging to a Bill Clinton staffer may have been successfully "compromised". Mrs Clinton also regularly brought her Blackberry phone into secure State Department locations - a violation of department policy.
Well, that gets here up there, if not at the top of the stupid tree. Stupid if she was unaware of the law, and if she was aware, stupid for thinking she would not be caught.

Hillary Clinton email row: FBI releases inquiry files - BBC News (http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37258780)

david1300
3rd Sep 2016, 12:14
Wasn't that Sarah Hanson Young who started to talk about Navy Patrol boats but, as you said, she was quoting a TV programme! Think it was some kind of Senate Enquiry and she was talking to a RAN Admiral!

Thank you for the reminder. Here is an excerpt:
https://youtu.be/moJ7j86MyWw

Hempy
4th Sep 2016, 14:28
'Please Explain.'

Enlarging that clip before it plays brings you into the full 60 minutes TV feature on Pauline Hanson, a Australian Liberal Party MP who has strong views on Asian immigration and aboriginal benefits.

Judging by her support I think Hempy is somewhat outnumbered

The funny thing is that Pauline Hanson was put in prison with the assistance of Tony Abbott and his Liberal Party slush fund.

I don't think you'll get very far calling her a 'Liberal Party MP'....

Yes, her One Nation party has 4 seats in the Senate. They represent the rump, bigoted, ultra right winged white nationalists that unfortunately still manage to hold on to life in the '60's. Think BNP or Trump.

Pontius Navigator
5th Sep 2016, 09:43
I think we have a new candidate for stupid in UK right now.

Remind me, what is the difference between a prostitute and an escort?

SASless
5th Sep 2016, 13:29
I suggest Hillary Clinton is proving to be rather thick considering the latest revelations found in the FBI Report. Closely followed by Loretta Lynch and Cheryl Mills, who are the US Attorney General and Hillary's Counsel.

Peter-RB
5th Sep 2016, 16:35
Pontius,
Normally of the opposite Gender
One makes you think you have had a spiffing time, and charges well for it.:O

The other has very expensive tastes, talks rubbish then might give a mediocre to good time (but with a raincoat) then charge more than the first example.:ooh:

but between them you cannot measure the security of mindset for ones self...thus we call ourselves "Jim", and for ever after will be looking over our shoulder to see if some person with a mobile is lurking..:\

Definitely only the reserve of very rich or very foolish people who have something to prove........but if ya famous..you are dog meat from then on..!:eek:

Pontius Navigator
5th Sep 2016, 20:59
Peter, you have led a very sheltered life, with sexual equality I don't believe the roles are gender specific. As for your definitions, was that the voice of experience? <vbg>

vapilot2004
5th Sep 2016, 23:56
Doesn't get much better than Silly Sarah...

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"Republicans will look you right in the eye and tell you 2+2 = Jesus" :D

Cazalet33
6th Sep 2016, 00:12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo9TLT0EJYo

vapilot2004
6th Sep 2016, 00:30
Funny stuff, Caz. Let's play Trump or False! (fun starts at around 1min 50 seconds)

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