Thursday, September 23, 2010


Congress: "Mentally Retarded" Out, "Intellectually Disabled" In

The measure, passed by the House by voice vote Wednesday night, changes the phrase "mentally retarded" to "an individual with an intellectual disability" in existing health, education and labor law.

Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, sponsor of the bill with Republican Sen Mike Enzi, of Wyoming, said it would make language in federal law consistent with that used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the health arm of the United Nations and the White House.

The economy is in shambles, there is a growing ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, American soldiers continue to be killed in the "transitional support" operations in Iraq, we are continuing the hopeless was in Afghanistan, and Badmood Ahmadenijad spoke today in New York before the United Abomination general assembly. And our cowardly, criminal, rogue House of Irrepresentatives has just passed legislation not dealing with any of the nation's problems, but with semantics. Now, laws dealing with mentally retarded individuals must refer to them as "intellectually disabled." The House and the rest of the political structure in D.C. is patriotically disabled.

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