All Blog Posts Tagged 'senate' (3)

How offensive is the word 'lunatic'?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17997413



Two US senators have proposed to excise the word "lunatic" from federal law, calling it outdated and offensive. What are the word's origins and why is it so offensive?

The word "lunatic" has been codified into US law so long it has outlasted its currency in the psychiatric profession.

Many experts say they are…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on May 9, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

Boehner: ‘A Lot’ Of Republicans Want To Force Default, Create ‘Enough Chaos’ To Pass Balanced Budget Amendment

Article from ThinkProgress



House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said today that some members of his own caucus who are refusing to agree to a compromise debt ceiling deal are hoping to unleash “chaos” and thus force the White House and Senate Democrats to make bigger concessions than they’re already offering. As many as 40 House Republicans, especially Tea Party members and…

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Added by George on July 28, 2011 at 6:02am — 4 Comments

Pete Stark, I Salute You

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18



I don't think many people realize how amazingly important it was that Pete Stark admitted his godlessness. It's a lot like the episode of Ellen when she "came out" on the show. It's completely unprecedented, and it opens the door for other politicians to do the same. There are atheist… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on March 23, 2007 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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