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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The congressional action is the most recent effort to eliminate language from the U.S. code that has become outdated or demeaning.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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2a; congress; lunatic; mentalhealth
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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To: combat_boots

398-1


The odds are that the single vote is NOT from a lunatic.

.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 2:39:02 PM PST by Mears
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To: combat_boots
You may be right

I may be crazy

But it may just be

A ___(censored)___ you're looking for

Turn out the light

Don't try to save me

Cause after all

when all is done

You may be right.

22 posted on 12/19/2012 2:45:36 PM PST by OB1kNOb (On November 6th liberty was given the death penalty in America.)
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To: combat_boots

Perfect timing for the retards in Congress. Supporting linguistic activism from the sociopaths of romanticism/feminism/progressivism is more important than the lives of children.


23 posted on 12/19/2012 2:50:21 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: combat_boots

Moon Bat????


24 posted on 12/19/2012 2:53:52 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: combat_boots
http://www.intriguing.com/mp/_sounds/hg/looney.wav
25 posted on 12/19/2012 2:59:05 PM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: combat_boots

Tending to the most pressing issues of the day I see. /s


26 posted on 12/19/2012 3:02:18 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: Don Corleone

Asshat????


27 posted on 12/19/2012 3:08:57 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: combat_boots

Hey Congress! (ya morons)

http://www.trans-alleghenylunaticasylum.com/


28 posted on 12/19/2012 3:16:56 PM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: freeangel

Did you know that one of the collection of collective nouns for a group of baboons is “congress”?

(FWIW, “flange”, “rumpus”, “tribe”, “troop” are also applicable...)


29 posted on 12/19/2012 3:40:59 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: DoughtyOne

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

Bingo. When we accepted changing the language of concrete reality to that of soft euphemisms, we entered the era of accepting feelings as facts. Reality is no longer a fact, it’s a feeling.

Because of this we closed down viable institutions, not always perfect, but viable. And some “experts” came along and labeled the institutions as un-feeling, de-humanizing places and thought that the best place for the patients who lived there would be “the community”.

Once freed from these evil institutions, the “clients” would go to “community based clinics” and take their medication and take advantage of all of the services that the clinic would provide.

I can go and on and on, but you get the picture.

It failed, miserably. But no one will admit it.

It might make somebody feel bad.


30 posted on 12/19/2012 3:44:29 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: combat_boots

Bad timing there, chief.


31 posted on 12/19/2012 4:00:18 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: combat_boots

Why? Was the Moon offended?


32 posted on 12/19/2012 4:02:47 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: combat_boots

Now, what word can we use to describe Democrats since we can no longer use “Lunatics”?

Suggestions? Freepers. Have at it.

*Demonrats
*Democraps
*Demons
*Delusional
*Mansonites
*Lucifer’s spawn
*Moonbats
*Obamites
*Just plain fu*king crazy


33 posted on 12/19/2012 4:13:33 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: combat_boots

Awesome. I’m glad the lunatics on Capitol Hill had enough free time on their hands to get this done.


34 posted on 12/19/2012 4:24:35 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Gun control is not about laws. It's about confiscation.)
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To: Stormdog

I agree. Then you also had the Leftists putting out movies like “One Flew Over the CooCoo’s Nest” and everyone immediately vilified (in their own minds) electro-shock therapy.

Then folks were set up to think that mental health facilities were so mean, and vile.

Never-mind that some people can’t function without help like this.

Our Leftist media gets it wrong so often. It’s a real shame, and very destructive.


35 posted on 12/19/2012 4:33:22 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
With everything else going on, WTH is this crap?

Impeach the kenyan or secession.


36 posted on 12/19/2012 4:58:10 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: combat_boots

Joins “idiot,” “imbecile,” and “moron.” Can “cretin” be far behind?


37 posted on 12/19/2012 5:09:01 PM PST by Oratam
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To: combat_boots

They have redacted the term “Islamic Terrorist” from the lexicon, so this only makes sense.


38 posted on 12/19/2012 5:11:25 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: combat_boots; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Louie, Louie!
39 posted on 12/19/2012 5:14:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: combat_boots; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

I see the inmates are still running the asylum.


40 posted on 12/19/2012 5:26:38 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: combat_boots; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
I see the inmates are still running the asylum.

Film at 11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppf83VJnwkw

41 posted on 12/19/2012 5:28:56 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BfloGuy
Why? Was the Moon offended?

Muslims were.

42 posted on 12/19/2012 5:31:10 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: combat_boots

A lunatic kills 26 adults and children in a grade school and the politicians just want to ignore the word and the problem will go away?...Lunatics!


43 posted on 12/19/2012 6:57:10 PM PST by Route395
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To: combat_boots

The lable lunatic made Liberals uncomfortable.


44 posted on 12/19/2012 7:14:08 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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45 posted on 12/23/2012 7:50:08 PM PST by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ---- ---- ---- ---- John Belushi ---- ----)
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