People in glass houses should not throw stones, especially if their glass houses are in Florida.
But Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings called Texas a "crazy state" Monday during a committee hearing over a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Republican Congressman Michael Burgess of Lewisville asked Hastings to apologize, but Hastings just said "I told you what I think about Texas. I wouldn't live there for all the tea in China, and that's how I feel," according to the Dallas Morning News.
Employing Florida's totally well-received Stand Your Ground Law, Hastings added, "You will wait until hell freezes over for me to say anything in an apology. I will apologize to you if I was directing my comments to you. I was commenting about the state that you happen to be a resident of."
Hey, we're not saying Texas ain't crazy. We're just saying that we don't need to hear that from someone who lives in Florida, of all places. After all, Florida won the highly scientific Houston Press and Miami New Times crazy-off, which pit the two Titans of Tomfoolery together in categories including Redneckery, Courtroom Shenanigans, Animal Husbandry, and Poop Crimes. We suggest that Hastings take a look at that the next time he feels like calling a state, or even a township, crazy.
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