Florida GOP Chasties Democrat For Saying “Uterus” On House Floor

Apparently there’s a list of banned words that can’t be said on the floor of the Florida House:

During last week’s discussion about a bill that would prohibit governments from deducting union dues from a worker’s paycheck, state Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando, used his time during floor debate to argue that Republicans are against regulations — except when it comes to the little guys, or serves their specific interests.

At one point Randolph suggested that his wife “incorporate her uterus” to stop Republicans from pushing measures that would restrict abortions. Republicans, after all, wouldn’t want to further regulate a Florida business.

Apparently the GOP leadership of the House didn’t like the one-liner.

They told Democrats that Randolph is not to discuss body parts on the House floor.

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House GOP spokeswoman Katie Betta: “The Speaker has been clear about his expectations for conduct on the House for during debate. At one point during the debate, he mentioned to the entire House that members of both parties needed to be mindful of decorum during debate.

Seriously guys, I understand the desire for decorum, but what’s so bad about “uterus”? Are other body parts banned from being mentioned to? Because if you need to make a list, I’ll be happy to lend a hand. (Oops, my bad)

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Comments

  1. Hey Norm says:

    Incorporating your uterus to prevent regulation is genius. Imagine the concoctions that would cause in the T. Baggers.

  2. Franklin says:

    Some people just don’t like nature. My 2-year-old learned and then publicly pronounced that women don’t have penises. One adult was horrified by this revelation.

  3. Moosebreath says:

    Add it to George Carlin’s list of the 7 words you can’t say on the radio…

  4. Rick Almeida says:

    Marge, it’s not a uter-YOU, it’s a uter-US.

  5. TG Chicago says:

    “It is tough and it is scary and does make you do a gut check and ask, is this right?”

    Dean Cannon, Florida’s House Speaker

  6. Ernieyeball says:

    Moose.
    I think we need to add 2 more words to Carlin’s 7 that we should never hear on TV.
    Erectile Dysfunction!

  7. Axel Edgren says:

    So if I said I had half a mind to kick the anti-abortions Shari’a maniacs in a proper place, would I have to go with “unmentionables”?

  8. sam says:

    His formal apology to the House has been leaked. It begins:

    “Mr. Speaker, I rise to apologize for my boner yesterday…”

  9. Jay Tea says:

    THIS is post-worthy, but Senator Chuck Schumer’s admission that he’s just parroting talking points from the caucus gets bupkis?

    Interesting set of priorities…

    J.

  10. TG Chicago says:

    @Jay Tea: you apparently missed that rarest of things, a Dodd post that was only marginally ridiculous:

    https://www.outsidethebeltway.com/extremism-in-defense-of-bloated-budgets-is-apparently-no-vice/

  11. mantis says:

    @Jay Tea: you apparently missed that rarest of things, a Dodd post that was only marginally ridiculous:

    He didn’t miss it. He commented on it. It’s bupkis, apparently.

  12. sam says:

    “THIS is post-worthy, but Senator Chuck Schumer’s admission that he’s just parroting talking points from the caucus gets bupkis?”

    Suck it up, Jay.