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Eric Schmitt (r) [2021 file photo].

Brazenly stupid.

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

[….] Wanda: I was dealing with something delicate, Otto. I’m setting up a guy who’s incredibly important to us, who’s going to tell me where the loot is and if they’re going to come and arrest you. And you come loping in like Rambo without a jockstrap and you dangle him out a fifth-floor window. Now, was that smart? Was it shrewd? Was it good tactics? Or was it stupid?

Otto West: Don’t call me stupid.

Wanda: Oh, right! To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people! I’ve known sheep that could outwit you. I’ve worn dresses with higher IQs. But you think you’re an intellectual, don’t you, ape?

Otto West: Apes don’t read philosophy.

Wanda: Yes they do, Otto. They just don’t understand it. Now let me correct you on a couple of things, OK? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not “Every man for himself.” And the London Underground is not a political movement. Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked them up. [….]


Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
No one elected anyone at OSHA. #NoVaccineMandates
3:19 PM · Nov 11, 2021

Some of the responses:

We wouldn’t need OSHA and other regulatory agencies if we had more good humans who worried about people more than their bottom line.

This is America in the 21st Century.

Hi, former construction worker here, OSHA is super important and this is a really bad take even for you.

Also, and others have pointed this out, aren’t you a lawyer? Haven’t you ever heard of administrative law?

No one elected members of SCOTUS either.
Think about that next time you lose a lawsuit. [….]

No one elected you to your first term as MO AG, if you really want to get into it.

I’m sure all the iron workers, brick layers, electricians, auto workers, and machinists who are given breaks, protective gear, and fire exits will join you in solidarity by not wearing safety goggles or harnesses when they work because I guess even basic safety is woke now?

No government agencies, yes we need more condos collapsing like the one in Florida. No oversight and let the workers get hurt and crushed. No problem!!
We don’t need safe working conditions!!!

Imagine having a law degree and not knowing that administrative law is a thing that exists.

No one elected anyone at ICE, the DEA, the FBI and most police departments, either.
Anarchists seemed so cool for about four hours when I was 16.
Now they’re just selfish freedom-grunting nihilists who can’t grasp citizenship or civilization.

Love this pro-building-collapse take, king

No one has been elected to OSHA in the 51 years since the OSHA Act was created, what is your point Eric? Oh that’s right, you are finding it difficult when folks work within the laws of nation to do what is best for the community and you can only b*tch about it. Have a seat.

Remember when you sued Pennsylvania in an attempt to stop millions of black votes from counting because you’re a fascist?

I’m just waiting for you cretins to decide to make child labor a thing again. Since ya know, you’re against unions, worker’s rights, and regulations.

Because conservatives would campaign in favor of less regulations and thus less safe workplaces and get huge contributions for billionaires who exploit workers. Idiot.

Was the Missouri State Highway Patrol elected? Just asking.