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House Passes Measure Removing Word ‘Lunatic’ From Federal Law
CBS ^ | Dec 6, 2012

Posted on 12/19/2012 2:16:40 PM PST by combat_boots

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – The word “lunatic” will be stricken from federal law under legislation that passed the House by a vote of 398-1 on Wednesday.

The congressional action is the most recent effort to eliminate language from the U.S. code that has become outdated or demeaning. Two years ago, Congress removed references in federal law to the term “mental retardation.”

The only “no” vote was cast by Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, who said in a statement that, “not only should we not eliminate the word “lunatic” from federal law when the most pressing issue of the day is saving our country from bankruptcy, we should use the word to describe the people who want to continue with business as usual in Washington.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 2a; congress; lunatic; mentalhealth
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How about that.
1 posted on 12/19/2012 2:16:52 PM PST by combat_boots
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To: combat_boots

Lunatics!


2 posted on 12/19/2012 2:17:22 PM PST by DoughtyOne (How about a waiting period for putting crazys out on the streets, say NEVER!)
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To: combat_boots

Is “whack job” still okay?


3 posted on 12/19/2012 2:17:31 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: combat_boots

How about “moonbat”?


4 posted on 12/19/2012 2:19:05 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: combat_boots

How about giving the Golden Balls award to Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas for daring to speak the truth?


5 posted on 12/19/2012 2:19:05 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: combat_boots

How about all its synonyms, like “liberal”, “progressive”, “Democrat”, “Biden”, etc.?


6 posted on 12/19/2012 2:21:11 PM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: combat_boots

Our do nothing congress handling important matters!


7 posted on 12/19/2012 2:22:18 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: combat_boots

Lunacrats.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 2:23:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: combat_boots

It hits too close to home.


9 posted on 12/19/2012 2:24:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: combat_boots

If artificial lighting hadn’t abolished the night; we’d still understand why moonlight was linked to insanity.


10 posted on 12/19/2012 2:24:30 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: combat_boots

Demeaning to rock worshippers of desert origin?


11 posted on 12/19/2012 2:24:39 PM PST by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: DoughtyOne

I hope they haven’t stricken moron, imbecile and retard from their lexicon because the congress will have no way of adequately describing what it is truly comprised of.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 2:25:08 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: combat_boots

“Differently Truthed”

DTs


13 posted on 12/19/2012 2:28:24 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: combat_boots

How in the world can you write a job description for a Congressman without using “lunatic”?


14 posted on 12/19/2012 2:31:46 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: combat_boots

Pink Floyd could not be reached for comment.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 2:32:35 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: combat_boots

What we need to do is remove the lunatics from the House.


16 posted on 12/19/2012 2:34:07 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: Stormdog

We are politically correcting ourselves out of existence.

Look what the politically correct move to cut back on incarcerating people with mental health issues, garnered us last Friday.

We let the man that nearly ended Ronald Reagan’s life early in his first term, out on the streets unsupervised now.

And here we are sweating loaded guns, when we should be focusing on unloaded mental health patients onto the streets.


17 posted on 12/19/2012 2:35:34 PM PST by DoughtyOne (How about a waiting period for putting crazys out on the streets, say NEVER!)
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To: combat_boots

Next they’ll “eliminate” the words: liar, thief, constitutionally qualified for office, illegal alien, Mancherian candidate, sedition, treason, subversion, arab terrorist, islamonazi, religious freedom, and right to bear arms. A great way to eliminate any criticism of what they’re doing to us just ban the applicable words.(Ps: Its hilarious they’re starting with “lunatic”. Haha.)


18 posted on 12/19/2012 2:36:59 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: combat_boots

Next they’ll “eliminate” the words: liar, thief, constitutionally qualified for office, illegal alien, Mancherian candidate, sedition, treason, subversion, arab terrorist, islamonazi, religious freedom, and right to bear arms. A great way to eliminate any criticism of what they’re doing to us just ban the applicable words.(Ps: Its hilarious they’re starting with “lunatic”. Haha hoho heeehee.)


19 posted on 12/19/2012 2:37:22 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: combat_boots

Leave “douchebag” alone. It describes liberals perfectly.


20 posted on 12/19/2012 2:38:16 PM PST by albie
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