Ok, so just in case you were having ANY doubt that political correctness and the liberal agenda have truly reached outrageous levels of insanity in our nation, we present this story.
A Georgia cattle rancher’s application for a special interstate transport license was turned down by the U.S. Department of Agriculture because his address contained “a banned word.”
The banned word was the name of his city: GAY.
According to Fox 5 Atlanta, “earlier this month, rancher Gene King applied for a special ID through the USDA called a Premises Number. That allows him to buy and sell cattle across state lines. He completed the form and called to check on his status.
“She said it’s kicking it out saying that’s an offensive word and won’t accept your application,” King said.
What could be so offensive? The holdup, according to a government email about Gene’s application: “city contains a banned word.”
The USDA emailed back with a work-around. Change Gene’s hometown on the application from Gay… to Bay.
In a statement, the USDA said they created a database of words with “bad connotations” because they worried people would try to sabotage an earlier animal ID registration system. That was in 2004. They promise a future upgrade will ensure that “this will no longer be an issue.”
The USDA would not provide (Fox 5) with a complete list of those so-called bad words or who decided the word “gay” belonged on that list”.
But we know how very, very sensitive the USDA is about words with “bad connotations.” Just weeks ago we reported here how the USDA had caved to objections from activists over the classification of certain raisins as “midget.”
Truly, you can’t make this crap up.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]