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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:39 PM

US Congress bans word 'lunatic' in federal legislation

Source: BBC

The sharply divided US Congress has been able to agree on one thing at least - that the word "lunatic" should be banned.

The House of Representatives voted 398-1 on Wednesday to strike the term from all federal legislation, after the Senate did the same in May.

The measure is designed to remove language that has become outdated or demeaning from the US code.

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The word still appears in some parts of federal law - a section of financial regulation, for example, addresses the power of a bank to act as a "committee of estates of lunatics".

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20628988

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Reply US Congress bans word 'lunatic' in federal legislation (Original post)
bananas Dec 2012 OP
FSogol Dec 2012 #1
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2012 #8
cstanleytech Dec 2012 #11
lalalu Dec 2012 #2
doc03 Dec 2012 #3
Archae Dec 2012 #4
Ruby the Liberal Dec 2012 #7
Iggy Dec 2012 #5
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #6
lastlib Dec 2012 #9
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #10
Nihil Dec 2012 #12
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #13

Response to bananas (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:44 PM

1. PS. Lunatic was replaced in the US Code with the term "Republicans."

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Response to FSogol (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:57 PM

8. ...

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Response to FSogol (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:35 AM

11. I was thinking the same thing :)

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:49 PM

2. Reminds me of the movie 'King of Hearts"

 

Only members of congress are more deranged and mean than the characters in the movie.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:50 PM

3. What they need to do is ban the lunnatics from the Congress n/t

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:05 PM

4. You know who the one voting against this was?

None other than...

Gomer.

Louie Gohmert.

The lunatic from Texas.

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Response to Archae (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:36 PM

7. Oh irony of ironies.



Maybe he is trying to 'take back' the term for his demographic.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:18 PM

5. OUR Congress = Lunacy at it's Worst

 

They can ban words in their phony documents all they want-- I am calling them lunatics.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:24 PM

6. And Senator Demint resigns from the Senate shortly thereafter.


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Response to bananas (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:59 PM

9. "But it just might be a lunatic you're lookin' for."....

"You may be right, I may be crazy."

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:28 AM

10. Good, now we can use that label for Republicans.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:14 AM

12. Oh dear ...

... I really don't want to think what effect that is going to have in Meta ...



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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:44 AM

13. Full on turbo nutters

might better suit on occasions.

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