Monday, December 10, 2012
Letting the Nuts Run the Asylum: U.S. House Votes 398-1 to Eliminate the Word "Lunatic" from Federal Legislation, With Only One Sane Voice in the Joint...
Immediately one wonders, who was the "1"? And is that person really a staunch proponent of the word "lunatic"? Turns out that the one dissenting vote was from gop-er Louie Gohmert of Texas (pictured above), and dude's actually apparently no fan of "lunatics" -- leastways not the kind that he has to deal with. Said Gohmert:
"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."
Right on. Probably could've said it only a little better myself. But let's get past the issue of why in the hell Congress is wasting time on such silliness. Another issue: If you're to get rid of "lunatic," what should it be replaced with?
I guess "whack job," "nut job," "oddball," "kook," "creep" and "loon" are out of the question given the hyper-sensitivity and extreme political correctness of the current rotten age. But how about "maniac"? Melikes it. Or "psycho"? "Madman"? Those ain't so bad, no?
Or, if we feel the need to be particularly courteous and overly respectful, then how about "odd fellow." I'm really likin' that one. So there you go, Congress. Now how 'bout that debt?