Audio: Florida Democrat chastised for saying "uterus" on House floor

04/01/11 Kate Bradshaw
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Whether it’s busting unions, requiring ultrasounds for women seeking abortions, or drug-testing welfare recipients, these days, GOP lawmakers in Tallahassee have been offending a lot of people. But last week, it was a Democrat in the state house who made waves. After a lengthy debate over a bill affecting public employee unions, House Speaker Dean Cannon raised a stink over an anatomic reference that Orlando Representative Scott Randolph had made.

Cannon issued a statement warning his colleagues to watch their language out of consideration for children and the young legislative aides often present during debate. The “uterus” flap has since gained national attention, with publications like Mother Jones and Time Magazines picking up on it. As of airtime, the Uterus Facebook page has gained nearly a thousand fans since yesterday when the St. Petersburg Times reported on Cannon’s complaint.

"Members, it's easy to practice an ideology of convenience. If my wife incorporated her uterus, you all would say 'hands off'. If my friends incorporated their bedroom, you'd say 'hands off'. But now we're standing here and we're saying 'we're going to increase regulation on one specific type of membership organization,' and that's unions."

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If I can't do it... neither can you!!!

GOP union busting… GOP ultrasounds…GOP drug testing… but my personal favorite is the ACLU separation of church and state law exemptions!!! As reported by USA TODAY…”””At least 17 universities have foot baths built or under construction, including Boston University, George Washington University and Temple University, and at least nine universities have prayer rooms for "Muslim students only," including Stanford, Emory and the University of Virginia. An elementary school in San Diego created an extra recess period for Muslim pupils to pray.” And… “The American Civil Liberties Union says overt religious symbols like crucifixes are not legal, but whether Muslim foot baths and prayer rugs fall into that category is not clear.””” …all of that came from USA TODAY!!! At least with the GOP… I know that I’m not the only one that’s not special!!! As for this actual story… Kate… did you have to use the phrase “the uterus flap”??? The "lounge lizard" part of my brain just won't let it go…