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Comment: First Among Equals (Score 1) 193

In a deliberative body that's chock-full of dumb sonsabitches, Louis Gohmert stands head and shoulders above them all.

Here's my favorite Louis Gohmert quote.

On gays in the military:

"I’ve had people say, ‘Hey, you know, there’s nothing wrong with gays in the military. Look at the Greeks. Well, you know, they did have people come along who they loved that was the same sex and would give them massages before they went into battle. But you know what, it’s a different kind of fighting, it’s a different kind of war and if you’re sitting around getting massages all day ready to go into a big, planned battle, then you’re not going to last very long. It’s guerrilla fighting. You are going to be ultimately vulnerable to terrorism and if that’s what you start doing in the military like the Greeks did as people have said, ‘Louie, you have got to understand, you don’t even know your history.’ Oh yes I do. I know exactly. It’s not a good idea."

Want another?

Regarding caribou and the oil pipeline:

"So when caribou want to go on a date, they invite each other to head over to the pipeline. ... So my real concern now is if oil stops running through the pipeline ... do we need a study to see how adversely the caribou would be affected if that warm oil ever quit flowing?"

Comment: Re:The 30 and 40-somethings wrote the code... (Score 1) 357

by PopeRatzo (#49614567) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

I remember my father having to get out the suitcase of a portable computer that work had assigned him, set it up on the dining room table, and dial-in to the mainframe to fix broken batch jobs on weekends occasionally.

I had one of these.

Still have it, out in the garage next to dried up paint cans and copies of Argosy magazine. And before you ask, no, "dried up paint can" is not a euphemism for my first wife's corpse.

Comment: Re:Mint 15 (Score 1) 241

by fnj (#49611911) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Received Well By Linux Community

'sudo bash' and 'sudo -su root' do the same thing.

Wrong, genius. See which one runs /root/.bash_profile and which one doesn't. See which one gets PATH set to root's path and which one doesn't. Neither of yours does.

sudo -i is probably the command you are reaching for. Very similar to sudo su -. Whichever one you are comfortable with. They both do a true root login.

Comment: Re:Looks like the prophet's gunmen (Score 1) 889

by jedidiah (#49611645) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

> If you are so afraid that you need to carry a gun to work with you, then you may want to consider moving to a safer area.

You mean live one place and work some place else? That's already covered. That's why roads are so full of commuters. Jobs are often located in places that you would never actually want to live. My current job is like that.

Comment: Re:lol (Score 1, Insightful) 889

by jedidiah (#49611509) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

On the other hand, I've actually been to Paris and I have seen for myself what kind of weaponry they routinely carry around. You would think that with that kind of firepower they could easily put down any nonsense.

A lot of noise is made about "American gun culture" but it's the Europeans that routinely carry serious firepower around their cities.

I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.