Louie Watch: Don’t Look

March 31, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

East Texas’ own Congressvarmint Louie Gohmert is just a circus looking for a big top.

Here’s his latest.

Louie thinks that because corporations can be charged with crimes, they should also be able to have a religion.  And, apparently, children, feelings, a fast car, and dinner at 6:00.

Louie was on the electric radio with rightwing nut Tony Perkins.

“Well, Tony, if you can as a corporation through your directors and officers, form the intent to commit a crime, then you can certainly, through your officers and directors form an intent to have religious beliefs.”

And Louie does not care what religion that might be, just so long it’s white people religion.

“And if every one of your directors and officers has the same exact religious beliefs, whether your Amish and have formed a corporation or any other religious group — Quakers or whatever the group is — certainly a corporation can, if they can have intent as the Justice Department repeatedly proves in court, then they can certainly have religious beliefs.”

Amish and Quakers?  Seriously, Louie?  Do you know diddle squat about Amish, Louie?  No, you do not.

I guess he thinks Quaker Oats is a religious company.  Yeah, that’s some religious oatmeal corporation.

(John made this a week ago and I have been patiently sitting on it, knowing that it won’t be long until Louie gives me a reason to put it on the website.)



Thanks to Brian for the heads up.  And, of course, to John.

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19 Comments to “Louie Watch: Don’t Look”

  1. By that logic, corporations can run for public office – yeah, that’s the ticket!

  2. Andrew Zachary says:

    Most interesting commentary I’ve read suggests that if Hobby Lobby prevails, then the SCOTUS decision would pierce the veil of corporate independence. If that holds, then we could sue not just BP for the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but all the individual directors would now be liable as well.

    Interesting turn of events, if true.

  3. Marge Wood says:

    Man, I just lost a major brainstorm. Oh well. I’ve been missing Louie. If I can grow my hair that big will you give ME a do too?

  4. UmptyDump says:

    Is it too late for Baylor to take back the law degree they awarded Gohmert? He’s ruining the school’s reputation.

  5. RepubAnon says:

    What we need here is a corporation to say that they’ll be run on the principles of Sharia Law. Somehow, I expect Mr. Gohmert would object to that…

  6. Marge Wood says:

    laughing. There may actually be some. Okay, I looked up what corporations in the USA are run under sharia law and here is what I found, well, several:

    The True Story of Sharia in American Courts | The Nation
    The Nation
    Jun 13, 2012 – Sharia is as unthreatening to the US legal system as the ideas in the Old Testament. … Islamic takeover have come from Republicans running for president. … Marriages, divorces, corporations and commercial transactions are …

  7. Marge Wood says:

    Bunches of really interesting looking articles there. Try this one:

    So, is Hobby Lobby trying to get Sharia law instituted in the U.S. …
    Democratic Underground
    Nov 27, 2013 – 8 posts – ‎5 authors
    If they don’t want to allow corporations the right to practice sharia law in this instance, then how are they really supporting “corporate …

  8. Louie is just being Louie, of course, but this is one of John’s best ones EVER! Thanks, John, for the always amazing artwork! Can’t stop laughing.

  9. Can’t track down the original– it’s been around: “I’ll believe that corporations are people when Texas executes one.”

    I’m also trying to picture a corporation being baptized but the picture is fuzzy.

  10. Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were the Republican representative of Texas’s 1st Congressional
    district; but I repeat myself.

  11. Ralph Wiggam says:

    Rhea, I was thinking the same thing but I want to incarcerate BP for their oil spill.

    Let’s lock up all their oil wells, refineries, and offices until they have served their time.

  12. Ralph Wiggam says:

    Bottom line is that corporations are better than people because they have immunity from the death penalty and jail time. Mere humans should be so lucky.

  13. JJ, Louie-louie never looked so damn good! If he sees this, he should thank you for it! He’s gorgeous, thanks to you and your buddy! As for his train of thought, well it left the station decades ago.

  14. Marcia in CO says:

    OMG … I love this picture … absolutely made my morning this April Fool’s Day, 2014. No bigger fool then The Louie … LOL

  15. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    There is a cure for Loopy Louie’s balding. If he would keep his mouth closed to prevent his ‘thoughts’ from tripping out, he could spend less time scratching his trying to figure out what he ‘said’ in the latest of his inane comments.

    Really Texas 1st District? Really?

  16. maryelle says:

    Louie could give Dolly Parton a run for her money, but not brains.

  17. If corporations want the same rights as individuals, then what responsibilities or obligations go with that?

    Certainly, taxed as an individual.
    Are criminal acts binding on the whole corporate body ( all employees and shareholders)
    In times of war ( with a draft) could companies crucial to the war effort be made to serve? An individual doesn’t make what they did out of uniform.
    Obviously this list could go on ad infinitum, but the point is all I’ve seen from this ridiculous argument is give me the benefits of individual citizenship, but we still want to answer to a special set of laws and obligations.
    Mitt is truly a Twit.

  18. Marge Wood says:

    Re: taxation, if the tax collectors show up at corporate headquarters and say PAY THIS AMOUNT and the CEO refuses, what do you do? Oh, I forgot. They just pay somebody(s) to change the law.

  19. My question for Louie is this, if a corporation commits a crime, does that corporation go to jail, or do the officers of the corporation go to jail? For instance, JP Morgan Chase was recently found guilty of fraud, what jail is the bank in? Can they continue to conduct business on a work release program? Or are they now making license plates to buy their cigarettes?