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We know we live in Heinlein’s crazy years, but just how crazy are things?  Today, gentle readers, we have two examples.  Number 1:

H.R. 484, the “No Glory For Hate Act.”  And what, exactly would that be?


Notwithstanding section 3102 of title 40, United States Code, no Federal funds may be used to—

(1) create or display any symbol, monument, or statue commemorating any former President that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives on or before the date of enactment of this Act or has been convicted of a State or Federal crime relating to actions taken in an official capacity as President of the United States on Federal public land, including any highway, park, subway, Federal building, military installation, street, or other Federal property; or

(2) name, designate, or redesignate a Federal building or Federal land after, or in commemoration of, any former President that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives on or before the date of enactment of this Act or has been convicted of a State or Federal crime relating to actions taken in an official capacity as President of the United States.

Gee, I wonder to whom that might apply?  And isn’t that a Bill of Attainder, which is specifically prohibited by the Constitution (Article 1, Section IX, Clause III: “No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.”)?  But hey, a D/S/C controlled Congress don’ need no stinking Constitution.

Trump Derangement Syndrome: it’s debilitating; it’s fatal.

Number 2:  When Piers Morgan is a shining light of sanity, you know it’s Bizarro World time, as The Blaze reports:

UK talk-show host Piers Morgan tore into a transgender-inclusive policy that instructs midwives at one hospital to say ‘chestfeeding’ instead of ‘breastfeeding’ among other language changes. [dkip]

Morgan — who’s famously against political correctness — piped up on Wednesday’s episode of ‘Good Morning Britain’ to take issue with the story he saw reported on the front page of the Times.

‘Midwives have been told to refer to ‘chestfeeding’ rather than ‘breastfeeding’ and replace the term ‘mother’ with ‘birthing parent,’ Morgan said before reading a Twitter user’s post that said, ‘I’m transgender myself, and Morgan is 100 percent correct. This isn’t what the majority of transpeople ask for, and it hinders our rights, not helps us.’

Morgan continued: ‘That’s my point … I want transgender people to have respect and dignity and equality. I don’t think you get there by telling midwives to stop using the term ‘breastfeeding’ because it may upset a few people when 99% of the people in there are breastfeeding. It’s nonsense, and this kind of PC-cop nonsense with the language … it has the opposite effect to what you think it does. It annoys people … it doesn’t bring you any inclusivity. It becomes exclusive; it alienates people.’

Who, exactly, is demanding this wokefication of language?

According to the Times, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is the first in the country to formally implement such a policy for its maternity services department, which now will be called ‘perinatal services.’

Staff also have to been told to replace ‘breastmilk’ with the terms ‘human milk,’ ‘breast/chestmilk,’ or ‘milk from the feeding mother or parent,’ the paper said.

Other language changes include replacing ‘woman’ with ‘woman or person’ and ‘father’ with ‘parent,’ ‘co-parent,’ or ‘second biological parent,’ depending on the circumstances, the Times reported.

Wow.  It’s a good thing this is limited to those crazy Brits…what’s that?  It’s not limited to those crazy Brits?  Oh…  

Democratic California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Massachusetts Rep. James McGovern, chairman of the Rules Committee, announced changes to the House rules that will ‘honor all gender identities’ by modifying the pronouns and familial relations references in the rules, the Committee on Rules announced.

The resolution would change ‘pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral or removes references to gender, as appropriate, to ensure we are inclusive of all Members, Delegates, Resident Commissioners and their families – including those who are nonbinary,’ McGovern’s announcement said.

The new rules also change ‘seamen’ to ‘seafarers,’ ‘chairman’ to ‘chair’ and ‘submit his or her resignation’ to ‘resigns,’ according to the resolution.

References to fathers, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives and in-laws would be changed to ‘parent, child, sibling, spouse, or parent-in-law,’ according to the resolution. Extended family members would be referred to as ‘child’s parent’ instead of aunt or uncle, stepparents, and siblings-in-law.

‘Thanks to the leadership of Chairman McGovern and our Members, Democrats have crafted a package of unprecedented, bold reforms, which will make the House more accountable, transparent and effective in our work to meet the needs of the American people,’ Pelosi said in a statement.

I know out here in Flyover Country, we’re all clamoring for just this sort of “unprecedented, bold reform.”  It’s all we talk about—or would, if we were as deranged as congressional D/S/Cs.

Fortunately, Normal Americans need a bit more specificity, so rather than say something like “parent who happens to have a penis,” or “sibling equipped with breasts and a vagina,” we’ll just stick with “father” and “sister,” that sort of thing.

When I was a youngster, one of our lame jokes in referring to someone of small stature was to quip they must have been breast fed on falsies.  This sort of lunacy requires a change to that joke.  Now, they were breast fed on chests, or are we not allowed to say “breast” even when joking?  And what about people who don’t have chests?  Aren’t we discriminating against them?  And what about people without brains—oh—Congress.  Right.

Two final issues: in response to Ms. Pelosi, my pronouns are inappropriate for a gentile publication like SMM.  And I apologize, dear readers, for the mental image of a baby trying to suckle Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Kate Upton?  That’s another thing entirely.