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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

During testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson appeared to be stumped by basic real-estate and housing market terms, at one point seemingly believing that a congresswoman was referring to cookies.

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I worked in IT for a mortgage company for 2 or 3 years early in my career and even I know what REO means. There's no excuse for the head of HUD to not be familiar with it. Carson should have never been confirmed and his performance today confirms what I've been saying for a while. Donald Trump does not hire qualified people and the GOP in the Senate have abdicated their Constitutional duty to be a check on the executive branch by rubber stamping Trump's appointees.

#1 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-05-22 12:39 AM | Reply

RE: #1 | POSTED BY JOHNNY_HOTSAUCE AT 2019-05-22 12:39 AM

Well of course you would.

Computers are rife with cookies.

#2 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2019-05-22 06:33 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I don't.

He knows he is not qualified to be HUD secretary and just sits and uses the office of enrich himself one $7,000 dishwasher at a time.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-22 09:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I liked the part where he couldn't find his way onto the Debate stage. Trump was right there, and must have been impressed.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2019-05-22 12:23 PM | Reply

The only government official less-suited to be a cabinet secretary than Carson would be someone who never shows up for work (or Rick Perry). Trump's hiring of various rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull -----, train robbers, bank robbers, ----------, ----------- and Methodists (thank you Hedley Lamarr) and re-branding them as 'the best people' tells me that the Trump Organization cannot be a respectable place at which to work, unless your name is Eric or Omarosa...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2019-05-22 01:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!

#6 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-22 01:54 PM | Reply

Yep, such a common acronym that just about everyone knows it...

#7 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-05-22 01:54 PM | Reply

Carson got the job because he was the only black person Trump knew at the time.

What's really surprising is they were able to wake up Ben Carson long enough for him to display his ineptitude.

His Rip Van Winkle impersonation is spot on.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-22 02:00 PM | Reply

Maybe Dr. Carson should follow in the footsteps of that other REO and sing, "It's time for me to fly-y-y..."

#9 | Posted by cbob at 2019-05-22 02:08 PM | Reply

"Yep, such a common acronym that just about everyone knows it..."

Exactly -- just like the acronym for "malignant salivary gland tumor"

#10 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-05-22 02:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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Who's less qualified? Carson or DeVoss?

#11 | Posted by Pirate at 2019-05-22 03:31 PM | Reply

Carson is almost as demented as the child-raping dotard.

#12 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-05-22 04:45 PM | Reply

Carson is unqualified for everything -- which makes him perfectly qualified to be a Republican.

#13 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-05-22 05:59 PM | Reply

Did he find his luggage yet?

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-22 06:11 PM | Reply

Yep, such a common acronym that just about everyone knows it...

#7 | POSTED BY MSGT

He's the Head of HUD. He better know what the damn term means.

It's like a heart surgeon not knowing what a myocardial infarction is.

You prove Republicans really love electing and appointing people like themselves: People who don't have a clue.

#15 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-05-22 07:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Basic Housing Terms

Pyramid: A house to store grain in.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-22 10:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"Basic Housing Terms"

REO

Really Excellent Oreo.

#17 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-22 10:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#17

Wow, that was racist.

#18 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-22 10:42 PM | Reply

Black conservatives bring out an extra level of venom from racist progressives.

#19 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-22 10:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Black conservatives bring out an extra level of venom from racist progressives.
#19 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Are they infringing on your territory?

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-22 10:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#20 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

You still eating paint chips? Seek to understand, then be understood..... both seem beyond your limits at the moment, but I have hope!

#21 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-22 11:06 PM | Reply

"Black conservatives bring out an extra level of venom from racist progressives."

Why you gotta bring race into it?

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-22 11:28 PM | Reply

Clownshack introduced the race card in #8. All comments that follow without denouncing are by default, racist.

Those are the rules on the DR.

#23 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-22 11:37 PM | Reply

Also...all derogatory comments prior to the race card are assumed to be implied racism.

Again, official DR rules

#24 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-22 11:40 PM | Reply

Those are the rules on the DR.
#23 | POSTED BY SHERP

Shut up, dork.

Ben Carson was qualified for his position, as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, because of what? His years of neurosurgery? His religious beliefs? His extensive knowledge of urban housing? His years of work in urban communities? When has he ever participated in the development of anything?

Go cry to mommy about the rules.

----.

#25 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-23 03:00 AM | Reply

"Uhhhh, you mean like Speedwagon???"

#26 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-05-23 04:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Yep, such a common acronym that just about everyone knows it...

Literally anyone who works in real estate knows what it means. But Carson doesn't work in real estate; he works in stupidity and grifting which makes him perfect for you.

#27 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-23 06:42 AM | Reply

Probably thought someone was calling him an uncle tom.

#28 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-05-23 10:08 AM | Reply

GOTCHA!

Yeah, he should prolly resign.
And be imprisoned.

You guys..

#29 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-05-23 10:26 AM | Reply

Clownshack introduced the race card in #8. All comments that follow without denouncing are by default, racist.
Those are the rules on the DR.

#23 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

It's not surprising you haven't a clue what Racism actually looks like.

#30 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-05-23 04:08 PM | Reply

No one is as Woke, Holy, and Pure as you, Sycophant. Obviously. Anyone who disagrees with your specific flavor of liberalism and progressivism is a racist.

#31 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-23 04:22 PM | Reply

Ya know, it's no wonder you loons chase away so many voters and voting blocks towards 3rd parties. I'm betting the mass hysteria isn't helping.

#32 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-23 04:47 PM | Reply

Clownshack introduced the race card in #8. All comments that follow without denouncing are by default, racist.

Those are the rules on the DR.

#23 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Ummm maybe you haven't heard? That whole racism thingy is over on America

SCOTUS rules.

#33 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-23 04:55 PM | Reply

Ya know, it's no wonder you loons chase away so many voters and voting blocks towards 3rd parties. I'm betting the mass hysteria isn't helping.

#32 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Maybe you haven't noticed?

WE are not worried about chasing YOU away.

#34 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-23 04:56 PM | Reply

The day after Carson told Congress he knew of no plans to change HUD anti-discrimination policies in regards to transgendered, HUD announced a role back to an Obama era role that protects trans individuals in shelters from discrimination.

It appears that Carson either has no idea what is going on at HUD or he gave false information to Congress.

#35 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-05-24 05:47 PM | Reply

"Carson either has no idea what is going on at HUD or he gave false information to Congress."

Or both.

Probably both.

#36 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-24 05:50 PM | Reply

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