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...

$16 trillion in national debt, but gop-er and democrat party goofs in Congress have more important things to worry about, such as the presence of the word "lunatic" in federal legislation.  In fact, the measure passed 398-1 late last week...

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?


  1. Nope, can't use 'oddfellow' because isn't there some lodge or association called the Independent Order of Oddfellows....they'd be offended for sure! haha! If lunatics are lunatics, we should just call them lunatics. Or something like that. =)

  2. Some democrat party creep was rambling on and on this week on the House floor, and he happened to toss in a "midget" reference. And By God, there WAS HELL TO PAY! He was forced to apologize, and it made national "news." That's why (among about 1000 reasons) that I could never run for public office. I can't follow society's bullshit rules or its bullshit political correctness. Maybe that makes me a mental midget, but so be it.

  3. Oh, that's priceless! ha! We've gone too far on the PC scale, I really can't keep up. I have to stop myself on occasion and think, "what's the proper term here? I can't remember!" That's when I just stop talking =) Hey, that's good advice!

  4. I just hope I'm never accused of being anti-midget. I rooted for Peter Denklage to get a Best Actor on TV Series award because I know good acting when I see it. This year I'm rootin' for a Limey, Jonny Lee Miller (from "Elementary") to win, because he's the best acting performance I've seen from this year's new shows. So since I say "Limey," maybe I'm anti-brit too. I always tell people, however, feel free whenever you'd like to call me your "Kraut-Mick friend."

  5. I'm not sure what people would call me.....I think I'm just a mutt, a nice mix of lots of backgrounds! ha!

  6. I've always wished I'd been born part Eskimo: Reside in cooler temps; be self-sufficient and live off the land; live a ways from the hustle and bustle. That would be cool (IF only I had such a skill set).