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Watch This Congressional Fellow Yelling Fast And Furiously About The Rule of Law And Whatnot

What is Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) yelling about today? And if that name seems familiar, it is because he was in the news about a year ago for comparing same sex marriage to incest and on Fox “News” a few days ago referring to Nancy Pelosi as “mind numbingly stupid.” And then a few days after that, he opined that Nancy Pelosi should “see a mental health professional.” Today, however, he has had a rough go of it since the Supreme Court took away his Freedom so he is really letting it all hang out (and the NRO was kind enough to post the video in its entirety because of Journalism.) You see, he just wants the TRUTH about Fast and Furious, is that so much to ask? Just the truth about how some agent got killed (even though as it turns out it maybe wasn’t quite so nefarious?) and the truth about why this is all HAPPENING, is that so much to ask?? IS IT??

Rep. Gowdy starts out by yelling about TRUTH and the LAW and JUSTICE and then veers into a tirade about what it’s like to sit down with the parent of a murdered child, and how if those parents deserve the truth about what happened to their child then for some reason HE deserves the truth about what happened in a bunch of emails. Not the emails that Fortune Magazine reported on, OTHER emails that apparently may not even exist! But it doesn’t matter because HE CAN HANDLE THE ¬†TRUTH! Even if it contains FACTS, which most Republicans are generally not fond of, so that is commendable.

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  • Barb

    Sound is broke on the link and I am cool with that.
    Wait, can any of you hear it?
    Never mind, my bad. It seems that even though it comes with a little plastic shot glass, I shouldn't abuse cough syrup.

    • flamingpdog

      I can hear it. I hope your link stays broken.

      • Barb

        I heard it.
        Wait, the NRA tells us that guns don't kill people, people kill people.

        • Boojum

          So, it's corporations we should blame?

    • chascates

      I hope all your little ones are recovering well.

    • Beowoof

      Enjoying a little purple drank are we. If you listened to it you would need the whole bottle.

    • Fairtackle

      Mmm, time travel in a bottle.

    • James Michael Curley

      What! I can't hear you.

      • Barb

        *snicker*

    • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

      Shot glass? Don't you drink it straight outta the bottle?

  • Not_So_Much

    His father Curt Gowdy, was much less of a flaming douchebag.

    • flamingpdog

      DAMN, 10 minutes earlier ….

      • Not_So_Much

        I meant no offense to Flaming Americans pDog…

  • Fairtackle

    Pretty sure this is one guy who can't handle the truth.

  • http://gratuity.wordpress.com/ Gratuitous World

    Move over, Pericles!

  • Blueb4sunrise

    Ann Curry would have gotten the TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!! But Holder had her fired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dsgruntled

    Thank goodness he didn't say vagina!

    • Boojum

      Knock, knock…

      • BarackMyWorld

        Who's there?

        • Barrelhse

          Issa.

        • Boojum

          Vagina.

          Knock, knock.

          • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

            Vagina.

          • Boojum

            Abortion you glad I didn't say vagina?

    • flamingpdog

      YOU LIE!!1!

  • tihond

    Someone really wants to be the treasurer of Stark County.

  • Fairtackle

    Needs to turn off his Caps Lock.

  • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

    I thought we weren't supposed to be nosy.

    • Callyson

      So *that's* what the CNN reporter is saying after the HCR report epic fail…

  • bumfug

    The "R-South Carolina Greenville, Spartanburg" next to his name tells me everything I need or care to know about this asshole.

    • BarackMyWorld

      "MADNESS?!? THIS…IS…SPARTA(NBURG)!!!"

    • Terry

      In the South, the further you get from the coast, the more humorless and batshit crazy people get.

      Spartanburg and Greenville are way the heck inland.

      • bumfug

        I know the place – I worked Greenville as a standup on a 4-week Southern tour a couple of times in the late '80s and in 2003 I was sent to Newberry for 9 months running an office, a time that really let me get to know the area. You couldn't get me to drive through that POS state again.

    • Negropolis

      I hear that Upstate is where the real crazy resides.

      • bumfug

        Greenville is upstate – it's the home of Bob Jones University and they've been breeding and refining crazy for a long, long time.

        • http://www.wonkette.com BelleSC

          I may have told this story before on here but I shall tell it again. It is a true story.

          The university was seeking to acquire land surrounding the campus to add buildings. Dr. Bob, Jr. visited a local homeowner and told her that God wanted her to donate her house and property to the university. She said, "Oh really? I spoke to him just this morning and he didn't say a word about it."

    • http://www.wonkette.com BelleSC

      Yes, yes. All of the comments are true. I am currently in this area. We Democrats put up a sacrificial lamb to be slaughtered by the Republicans during election season.

      I quit going to the gym because every TV was set on Fox news. I could go on. I am eagerly awaiting certain inevitable events to occur so that I can get the flock out of here.

  • a_pink_poodle

    Kermit Goes to Washington

    OR

    Everybody Loves Raymond Goes to Washington

  • tbogg

    His nickname should be something like "Chigger" or "Corncob McNASCAR".

    • BarackMyWorld

      Here's to hoping "Corncob McNascar" will be someone's username by the end of the week.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

        No. I won't do it. I just flat-out plain won't.

        And you can't MAKE me.

      • flamingpdog

        We're waiting, BMW.

        • BarackMyWorld

          I got my username from a "Will & Grace" episode, and that's the way it's gonna stay.

          • flamingpdog

            I might be willing to go with Corncob McPdog myself, but I'm afraid it would disappoint all the other flaming Asshole-Americans out there.

      • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

        Starfangledmcnascar does have a certain ring to it.

    • chascates

      "Cornhole".

    • Mittens Howell, III

      I think we can all agree, it's been a tough day for the Corncob McNASCAR's of this world.

  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Tyrannically_Joe

    OT, but hmm, they already added What Do You Thinks about the ACA being upheld.

    Also, some of them veer into pretty weird territory: "How do you feel about public schools raising their funds by selling adspace on report cards?" Umm, what? That's a thing?

  • BarackMyWorld

    Fast and Furious? No…Slow and Silly.

    • Callyson

      Torpid and Tedious
      Dawdling and Dull
      Sluggish and Stupid

      Hey, this is fun! Much more fun than listening to wingnuts in Congress, at least…

  • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

    Imagine if the letter had been written on EPA stationary with EPA letterhead!

  • AddHomonym

    Pitchy!

  • calliecallie

    I was thinking his speech would be much improved by adding the words "in bed" in strategic places. But it isn't really necessary. It's all in the intonation.

    Do you want a third of it?…half of it?…no, ALL OF IT! I WANT ALL OF IT…OH…OH…

    • Negropolis

      Needz moar "That's what she said"s.

  • BarackMyWorld

    I can't wait to hear this guy's reaction to the Chief Justice Roberts Blackmail Scandal.

  • flamingpdog

    "That letter was written on America's stationery".

    Do we still make paper in America?

    • Lionel[redacted]Esq

      Yes, but only out of aborted Chinese fetuses.

  • chascates

    Trey Gowdy sounds like a pretty gay name to me. I don't have any evidence but now it's out there.

    • http://zvibleindmeis.tumblr.com/ Spurning Beer

      I just read on the internet that Trey Gowdy is gay.

      • Boojum

        Me too! I've read it three places! It must be true!

      • Negropolis

        It'd be irresponsible not to speculate.

    • http://www.gurukalehuru.wordpress.com gurukalehuru

      Say howdy, Trey Gowdy!

  • stroge

    no matter WHAT! even if it turns out that I LOOK LIKE A COMPLETE ASSHOLE and I'm wrong, we will exhaust all of our time, energy and tax-payer dollar to find out that NOTHING is going on. Just like we did with WMD's in Iraq – TRUTHINESS!

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    So if I go with GOPer projection then basically this is a very stupid man who wants to cornhole his male relatives, desires mental professional help but is too much of a chickenshit to go because he also wants to sell illegal guns to people who shoot kids made of straw.

  • flamingpdog

    I got through about 3 and a half minutes of this. I'll listen to the rest of it after he reaches sexual maturity and his voice changes.

  • emmelemm

    He doesn't even look all that old. Just crazy.

    • Negropolis

      Crazy does not necessarily come with old.

    • http://www.wonkette.com BelleSC

      He's only 48. He just started greying early. He's a man of slight build and it makes him look quite young.

  • Goonemeritus

    “Good teacher. He really seems to care. About what, I have no idea.”

    • OldWhiteLies

      Oh, well played, Sir! Stirling, spot-on reference analogy.

      Hell, even the Russian judge has you in 5plus territory.

  • Beowoof

    I see no one on the republican side has read the Fortune article on this shit. Never let the truth get in the way of a political operation.
    http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/27/

    • BarackMyWorld

      Fortune Magazine = socialist!

    • Callyson

      But, you see, the Fortune editors and reporters are being blackmailed by the same people who went after Justice Roberts. They must be stopped now!

  • chascates

    He wants the TRUTH? Here's his truth!
    Astonishing ‘Red Sea Crossing’ video – $4.95 today only!
    Robotic submarine cameras reveal ‘hundreds of Egyptian chariots strewn across the sea floor’
    http://www.wnd.com/2012/06/astonishing-red-sea-cr

    He probably already has it though, along with the DVD about the discovery of the coffin of James, brother of Jesus, in Jerusalem. (Coffin evidently has that on it and then adds 'Yes, THAT Jesus!')

    • Chichikovovich

      You can tell it had to be the real Jesus, because the inscriptions are in English, which nobody but the real Jesus spoke back then.

  • Boojum

    I read a rumor that Trey Gowdy is gay. I read it just now, but he hasn't denied it, not that he should have to, but I think we are entitled to know.

    Chascates, serve to you.

    • sati_demise

      hey, his name is Trey? And he is Jesusy? Only closet gay will do.

    • http://www.toastcat.com Fred_Wertham_Jr

      I think I saw that, too. Don't remember where but I'm pretty sure that Trey Gowdy is gay.

  • hollywooddood

    I hope Congressman Gowdy tells his therapist about his yelling problem.

    • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

      I hope his therapist has earplugs.

  • Mittens Howell, III

    My ears lasted almost a minute before they threw up all over my neck.

    • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

      I saw that Dali painting once.

  • chascates

    Crazy Older Man: Sen John Cornyn on PBS Newshour just said employers would drop insurance for employees and pay the fine if it was cheaper.

    • The_Lucky_Wife

      He must have gotten that from Limpy. When I heard of the SC decision, I tuned my radio to Limbaugh, hoping for a meltdown; he was ranting, but not in meltdown mode, and was spouting stuff like "won't be able to chose your doctors," apparently he isn't aware of insurance companies using "in-network" doctors. He also mentioned that about companies paying the fine, but mentioned the exchanges. So, while employers may stop offering insurance, employees will be able to obtain insurance through the exchanges. Seems like a win/win situation to me, but I guess that's why the GOPers don't like it. The middle class wins.

      • chascates

        I caught part of his show and he was going on about how the burden is on the states which are broke, etc. The Medicaid portion is paid for by the feds 100% for 3 years (I think) and then 90% thereafter.
        Now Bill McCollum is on talking about how this will ruin Medicare. Jeebus, whatever crap they say will be believed wholesale by their followers so even those who benefit enormously won't believe it isn't horrible. A la 'keep your government hands off my Medicare/Social Security'.

    • Chichikovovich

      Omigod! That's right. The Achilles heel of the whole plan. If that starts happening the whole plan might be a disaster! And if it did turn out that way, there would be nothing we could do!!

      Except raise the fine.

      Wingnuts are so entertaining when they are caught off guard and start spinning before Talking Point Central has given them the lines of the day.

  • The_Lucky_Wife

    Oh goody! It's my teabagger Congress Critter trying to be the next Strom Thurmond.

  • Barrelhse

    I'll guarantee he types in all caps.

  • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

    Wtf is he shouting for? Dude, you have a fucking microphone.

    • Callyson

      Yes, but he has no idea how to turn it on.

      Which, come to think of it, might be an issue for him in other areas as well…

      • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

        You'd think he'd know what to do with a phallic object pointed at his mouth.

  • JackObin

    I don't even have to watch it. All I need is R-SC to know it will be fucking pitiful.

  • flamingpdog

    Even sadder than this video at the World Nut Doily is the once-esteemed National Geographic lending its name to this show on its National Geographic Channel.

    • chascates

      I swear, the reality show model (low production costs, high viewership) has ruined what little quality television there is out there. Even MTV-style editing such as quickly speeding the video so the person is almost running has been adopted by PBS shows as well as super quick cuts, idiotic setups, OH FUCK IT!

      Time to grab that historic artifact known as a book.

  • Callyson

    "…a woman who was blindfolded holding nothing but a set of scales and a sword…"

    Even when the occasional Republican goes for a woman, they find a way to keep it kinky…

    • Chichikovovich

      And, when Ashcroft was Attorney General, a heavy bolt of fabric over her torso.

  • Callyson

    Also, the guy sitting behind and just to the left of this guy is clearly thinking "FFS, finish up already…"

  • flamingpdog

    From the Wiki:Trey Gowdy signed the Contract From America, which aims to "Defund, repeal and replace the recently passed government-run health care".

    Well, at least we know why he has his panties all up in a knot today.

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    We shouldn't let ourselves get distracted just because that well known Marxist rag Fortune has come out and pointed out that there is little to care about here. Like a journalist at FOX News, we must dig for the real truth, not just the truth based upon facts and logic.

    So, what is Obama trying to hide? Was it that the boarder agents discovered how he was able to sneak into this country from Kenya across the Mexican border with nothing but a Koran on his back? How he was aided in illegally getting into this country by Osama bin Laden, who was funded by a grant from George Soros? That after illegally entering this country, Bill Ayers went about making up a false birth certificate and birth announcements in the Honolulu papers? Wasn't the obvious clue that it was all made up the fact that there is supposedly a town name "Honolulu?"

    Congress may not be able to get to the bottom of this, but one man can: Donald Trump! The truth is out there…., the truth is out there.

    • OldWhiteLies

      I'm picturing Mulder looking at Scully, thumbing at teh Donald, with a WTF's with this guy look on his face.

  • buffalogal

    Whoa!!! Irony totally lost on this fella ….

  • The_Lucky_Wife

    I think that Attorney General Holder should consider it a badge of honor to be held in contempt of Congress. I, too, hold this Congress in contempt.

  • http://howtosavetheworld.ca/ BZ1

    I don't blame Congressman Trey Gowdy for being unhinged, but who elects these nutz?

    • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

      Inorite?

  • Crank_Tango

    Merry Christmas, holy shit, where's the tylenol?

  • Blueb4sunrise

    Rep. Gowdy,

    I happen to know that Julian Assange will give you all the emails you can handle, if you want to make a deal.

  • bibliotequetress

    First, WTF? No please, I feel like I'm back in 4th grade diagramming sentences for Sister Anne Mary and I cannot figure out whether or not any of it makes sense.

    Second, about the voice. Will puberty take care of that?

  • bibliotequetress

    I hate it when people waste America's stationary, you know, for shopping lists and hangman games and shit. But America's email account is a free-for-all.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    I heard him talking about some blindfolded naked chick on a scale and then I turned it off. WTF is he reading from??? alt.sex.bondage.duct-tape or something?????

  • sati_demise

    That voice of his can only be caused by having an AK 47 shoved up your butt.

    • Biff

      Reminded me of Chris Farley, when he lived in a van by the river.

  • http://whatisawatthedevolution.blogspot.com imissopus

    This is the same Trey Gowdy who fought tooth and nail for Pat Tillman's family to learn the truth about his death in Afghanistan, right?

  • C_R_Eature

    No.

  • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

    this guy is more excitable than a siamese cat.

  • Biff

    Fast and Furious pushed me over the edge. I've been a lifelong, life member of the NRA, but La Pierre has taken such a hard line 'tarded view of this, I just can't take it anymore. I sent them a resignation email last night. They got back to me this morning–I can't resign by email, I have to send them a letter. So fucking be it..

  • TribecaMike

    Nothing a session with Magneto can't cure.

  • http://mbouffant.blogspot.com M. Bouffant

    Trey Gowdy's Emotionally Disturbed Speech on Holder Contempt.

    Also, I've never met any one nicknamed "Trey" (or "Smitty") who wasn't a total jerk.

  • Negropolis

    They scheduled the vote to mesh up with the Supreme Court ruling, hoping that it'd be a one-two punch against the president, and they only got one of them. Boo-fuckin'-hoo.

    Ah yes, the pitfalls of over politicking. Republicans, you're doing it wrong.

  • Negropolis

    Keep fuckin' that gamecock, South Crackalacky.

  • mookwrthwilson

    Trey Gowdy guzzles cum.

    • http://www.toastcat.com Fred_Wertham_Jr

      I saw that in the Wall Street Journal, I think. Or maybe it was part of that Fortune article.

  • http://www.wonkette.com Dr_pangloss

    Oh.. accountability. Nice of you to ask. I'm sure if Holder just said "I don't recall" to every question then that would give you "the truth" then?

  • walterhwhite

    Sorry, I cannot take seriously statements made by a person who is named after a dog.

  • http://strangestoriesaboutsadpeople.blogspot.com/ Thedongsofwar

    Too fast, too furious.

  • ttommyunger

    "Fast and Furious": how the Wingtards fap when they hear moronic drivel like this.

  • Ducksworthy

    Remember people: Contempt of Congress is your Patriotic Duty!

  • Tundra Grifter

    "Experienced prosector?" Dude makes Doogie Howser look like an old man.

  • Tundra Grifter

    Tower of Power! Bump City!

    Here's a great song for Mr. Obama's campaign events: "Don't Change Horses in the Middle of the Stream!"

    Meanwhile, that dude should just stop trying to cut his own hair with a weedwhacker.

  • TribecaMike

    This is all just stealth advertising for Fox's new reality show about show biz, Cast & Curious.

  • MackRJ

    Trey Gowdy does not know what a microphone does.

  • DahBoner

    Once again, the Teatard definition of 'stupid' is someone who is not stupid enough to believe Jesus was a dinosaur cowboy.

    IRON-Y!!!