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Your tax dollars at work: House votes to strike ‘lunatic’ from federal law

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/276370731196100608

Meanwhile, the American people continue to populate the asylum with their votes.

(As ‘fiscal cliff’ nears), striking use of “lunatic” in U.S. law is last scheduled House vote, says #C-SPAN. No further comment needed.

— John Eggerton (@eggerton) December 5, 2012

Here’s C-SPAN screengrab of House vote just now on removing the word “lunatic” from fed law (spoiler alert: it passed) twitter.com/HowardMortman/…

— HowardMortman (@HowardMortman) December 5, 2012

By a vote of 398-1, House passed S. 2367 – A bill to strike the word “lunatic” from Federal law.

— Ric Andersen (@ricandersen) December 5, 2012

The one “no” vote was from Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert.

House vote on ‘lunatic” removal bill 398 – 1. Cong. Louie Gohmert, R-Tx voted against.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 5, 2012

Congress also reportedly opted to retain the word “idiot” in federal law.

Congress Erases `Lunatic,’ Keeps ‘Idiot’ in Federal Law bloom.bg/VkjERM via @bloombergnews

— Timothy R. Homan (@timothyrhoman) December 5, 2012

Make of that what you will.