From the great state of Missouri, the same state that brought you US Representative Todd Akin (R) and “legitimate rape”, comes today State Representative Mike Moon (R). Moon wants Obamacare repealed and according to his Missouri House resolution, it will take “manly firmness” to do it. Doesn’t he realize that if he repeals Obamacare, then millions of American men would have to pay themselves for all those Boehner pills to be both manly and firm? Moon in his defense pointed out that he was simply quoting the Declaration of Independence. In its list of grievances, it says the king had, “dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness [italics added] his invasions on the rights of the people.” Senior Missouri US Senator Claire McCaskill (D) delivered unto Mr. Moon a suitable smack down, “It probably just is not a very effective way to communicate with a wide swath of people. Using a phrase like ‘manly firmness’ is probably not gonna — he said it was a historic reference, well he’s referring to a point in time when women were chattel and didn’t have the right to vote. I think we can update our vocabulary.”
The sea anemone is a most amazing creature. Its single central orifice doubles both as a mouth and an anus. Additionally, it also functions as the creature’s sexual orifice, able to eject either sperm, eggs or both. I could draw all sorts of analogies between the sea anemone and what Moon said, but instead I’ll leave that to you the reader and keep this post at least somewhat PG.