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House Passes Measure Removing Word ‘Lunatic’ From Federal Law (Good one!)
CBS D.C. ^ | 12/06/12 | CBS D.C. Staff

Posted on 12/06/2012 1:39:55 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway

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The congressional action is the most recent effort to eliminate language from the U.S. code that has become outdated or demeaning.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


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: lunatic
You can remove the word 'Lunatic' from Federal Law but that doesn't do anything to the Lunatics from Washington.
1 posted on 12/06/2012 1:40:00 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Lunatics prefer to be called “mentally diseased moon enthusiasts.”


2 posted on 12/06/2012 1:41:39 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’m curious to know who the “1” was who voted against it. A lone “lunatic”?


3 posted on 12/06/2012 1:42:13 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

So, does this mean you can no longer plead insanity after killing someone?


4 posted on 12/06/2012 1:43:41 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I prefer “nut.”


5 posted on 12/06/2012 1:43:50 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Left wing “lunatic” will remain.


6 posted on 12/06/2012 1:45:17 PM PST by albie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Ah, it helps to read the article:

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."

Great response.
7 posted on 12/06/2012 1:45:22 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“I’m curious to know who the “1” was who voted against it. A lone “lunatic”?”

My money is on Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia.


8 posted on 12/06/2012 1:45:23 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (George W. Bush is the Emmanuel Goldstein of the modern era.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

too many people use “lunatic” in place of “congresskritter”


9 posted on 12/06/2012 1:45:56 PM PST by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

PINK FLOYD
Brain Damage

The lunatic is on the grass
The lunatic is on the grass
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
Got to keep the loonies on the path
The lunatic is in the hall
The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more
And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forbodings too
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon
The lunatic is in my head
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me ‘till I’m sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There’s someone in my head but it’s not me.
And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon

“I can’t think of anything to say except...
I think it’s marvellous! HaHaHa!”


10 posted on 12/06/2012 1:46:59 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Two years ago, Congress removed references in federal law to the term “mental retardation.”...

Retards and lunatics...They were just getting a little self-concious with the terminology.


11 posted on 12/06/2012 1:47:26 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

What a bunch of “retards” in Congress. Oops, guess I should be looking for the knock on the door from language police. Surprised the DC “lunatics” haven’t outlawed the word, niggardly. Can I still call someone stupid?


12 posted on 12/06/2012 1:48:41 PM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Apparently congress realizes they are the lunatics!


13 posted on 12/06/2012 1:48:45 PM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I imagine the one vote against removing the word lunatic was the only one who isn’t a lunatic

The other 398 votes were lunatics offended at being labled a lunatic.

Remember the latin root word of politic is “many” “blood sucking parasites”.

Lunatic also applies to the average politician. Luna = Moon-bat crazy. Tics = “blood sucking parasites”.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 1:49:32 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Cicero
What do our Masters in Washington call someone who kills me by pushing me in front of a train - I guess it’s just another case of getting ‘no respect’.
15 posted on 12/06/2012 1:49:38 PM PST by Hans
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

With all of hussein’s EOs, this is all that’s left for the Congressional Branch.


16 posted on 12/06/2012 1:51:19 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“Two years ago, Congress removed references in federal law to the term “mental retardation.”

The term was replaced with “progessive liberalism”.


17 posted on 12/06/2012 1:52:11 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Pink Floyd: Brain Damage

The lunatic is on the grass
The lunatic is on the grass
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
Got to keep the loonies on the path
The lunatic is in the hall
The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more
And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forbodings too
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon
The lunatic is in my head
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me 'till I'm sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me.
And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon

"I can't think of anything to say except...
I think it's marvellous! HaHaHa!"

18 posted on 12/06/2012 1:55:07 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The lunatics in the House and Senate may think by removing the word they can hide their conditions, but they can’t!


19 posted on 12/06/2012 1:56:34 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I wonder how much money it is going to cost to re-print all of the statutes and other documents using the word “lunatic.”


20 posted on 12/06/2012 1:59:22 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; annieokie; All

Now we know! Since the Congress has stricken the word “lunatic” from future Federal existence, all we have to do is to refer to Federal employees as lunatics, and they will ignore us!

This is great! Lunatic Obama, lunatic Boehner, lunatic McConnell! They won’t listen to us any more! We are free to write whatever we wa-——.

Wait a minute, - - - ? They have NEVER listened to us before, so what has changed?

Ahhhhhhhhh! I get it! Calling them Lunatics has hurt their itabitty feelings. Boo-Hoo.


21 posted on 12/06/2012 1:59:36 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Red Badger

Beat me to it - got distracted for a few minutes.


22 posted on 12/06/2012 2:07:05 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: Graewoulf

They must read Free Republic


23 posted on 12/06/2012 2:07:09 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Have they already removed “usurper,” “fraud,” “illegal alien,” “Communist,” “Muslim,” “forger,” “traitor,” “looter,” and “perjurer.”


24 posted on 12/06/2012 2:12:41 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

There are 435 lunatics in the House of Representatives. Give or take 10-12 true conservatives.


25 posted on 12/06/2012 2:16:34 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

[after telling Mary that he’s an architect]
Pat Healy: Really, it’s only a side thing for my true passion.
Mary: And what’s that?
Pat Healy: I work with retards.
Mary: Isn’t that a little politically incorrect?
Pat Healy: Yeah, maybe, but hell, no one’s gonna tell me who I can and can’t work with.


26 posted on 12/06/2012 2:18:29 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

You gotta be effin’ me. The little problem of the federal budget, north africa on fire, syrian nerve gas, and Israel in trouble....and this is what they are majoring on. The word ‘lunatic’ is their issue? You gotta be effin’ me.


27 posted on 12/06/2012 2:22:13 PM PST by Texas Songwriter ( i)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Evidently all the problems in Washington have been resolved, if they have time for this nonsense.
28 posted on 12/06/2012 2:23:42 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: AngelesCrestHighway

Considering Congress, I thought they’d be far more interested in eliminating the word “asshole” from any documents referring to themselves.


29 posted on 12/06/2012 2:26:50 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Arthur McGowan

The word derives from lunaticus meaning “of the moon” or “moonstruck”. It’s just another way to not offend any muslims in the government. Because it describes every muslim you have ever heard about: crazed, insane, mad, demented, maniacal, psychotic, crazed; including our fearful leader.


30 posted on 12/06/2012 2:57:29 PM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
The Federal Government is chuck full of Moonbats
31 posted on 12/06/2012 3:05:50 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
From the story: "The congressional action is the most recent effort to eliminate language from the U.S. code that has become outdated . . ."

So. I assume "freedom" is next?

What will follow after that?

32 posted on 12/06/2012 3:15:27 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Texas Songwriter

It looks like they will have to change the name of the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV. The thought control police will require it.


33 posted on 12/06/2012 3:18:32 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: libertarian27

The Federal Government is chuck full of Moonbats.

Change “Moonbats” to “Dumb Asses” and you have them all covered.


34 posted on 12/06/2012 3:21:21 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
In California my profession must now utilize the phrase, "Intellectual Disability" in place of "Mental Retardation".

The new nomenclature has done nothing but create confusion.

35 posted on 12/06/2012 3:36:16 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
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sounds Crazy to me.... /sarc

36 posted on 12/06/2012 3:42:05 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
  Yes, that was a great response from Louie Gohmert. He's also the one who said he wanted Gingrich as speaker - which is the first thing that made me hopeful that at least someone in Congress is thinking.
37 posted on 12/06/2012 3:44:51 PM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I can understand why the inmates now running the asylum might want to remove the word “lunatic” from the lexicon.


38 posted on 12/06/2012 3:55:31 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

actually, as late as the 1960’s, the mentally retarded were listed as imbicile or moron, depending how bad their retardation was.

Now you can’t even use the term “retarded”: it’s intellectually challenged, and a lot of them are merely called “autistic” even though most “autistic” children are mentally retarded too...

now I guess I’ll have all the autistic parents on my back, but I’ve seen parents call their obviously profoundly retarded child with cerebral palsy as just having “autism”...


39 posted on 12/06/2012 5:02:54 PM PST by LadyDoc
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

They removed the word ‘lunatic’ and substituted the word ‘politician’.


40 posted on 12/06/2012 5:50:05 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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41 posted on 12/23/2012 7:58:12 PM PST by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ---- ---- ---- ---- John Belushi ---- ----)
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