Did You Know...

   

House follows Senate, votes to strike word 'lunatic' from federal law

Share
By Doug Powers  •  December 5, 2012 05:06 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

null

Back in May the Senate approved a bill to strike the word “lunatic” from federal law. Today, the House followed suit.

Fear not though, because the word “idiot” remains on the books for now.

The bill passed 398 to 1 (they must have told the members they were voting on an Obama budget proposal).

Texas Republican Louie Gohmert, the lone voice of dissent, reminded reporters that even though “lunatic” will be stricken from federal law, it will sadly not be stricken from federal government:

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) was unapologetic for his lone Wednesday vote against a bill striking the word “lunatic” from U.S. law, and said the word should be used more often to describe many of the people in Washington, D.C.
[…]
“In fact, it occurred to me that not only should we not … eliminate the term ‘lunatic’ at a time when we are facing national bankruptcy if we don’t get serious about our issues, but we should also use the term to identify those who want to continue doing business as usual around this town,” he added. “It’s time we got serious.”

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus
Posted in: Politics

WH spox points at GOP after murder by 5-time deportee who took asylum in sanctuary city

July 7, 2015 12:07 PM by Doug Powers

earnest

WH a sanctuary city for liars

Obama: Counter ISIS not with guns, but rather ‘better ideas’ and ‘compelling vision’

July 6, 2015 11:29 PM by Doug Powers

obamabike

Pedaling his way to a UN gig

Proof-positive that Hillary Clinton has the press on the ropes (a post-4th open thread)

July 5, 2015 10:54 AM by Doug Powers

press1

Press provided with escort


Categories: 2016 Campaign, Corruption, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Media

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook