One American Farm Bureau Federation Official’s Trouble With English

Everyone is talking about the bloated, money-wasting farm bill that failed to pass the House last week. But Dale Moore, one interested party, is all about the discussion being the “penultimate”… something or the other.

Moore is the executive director of public policy at the American Farm Bureau and one must hope he got to that exalted position because he knows farming because he certainly doesn’t seem to know anything about the English language.

In a report in the D.C.-based newspaper The Hill, Moore made to add his oh-so-important contribution to the discussion of the failed farm bill.

Moore was talking to the paper about whether or not the GOP can make another stab at passing the bill. Amusingly, the newspaper quoted this dunce verbatim:

“There’s the penultimate question, and candidly I’m not sure” of the answer, Moore said.

What? “Penultimate”?

Mr. Moore, do you even know what the word “penultimate” means? It means “second to last.” But here Moore uses it like it is the word “ultimate.”


Dale Moore is typical of the hapless know-nothings we have in D.C. But Mr. Moore’s ill educated attempt to sound important aside, this whole debate is proof of exactly what is wrong with the fetid swamp we call Washington DC.

A bill goes down in flames? The people stand against it? Votes are impossible to come by? No worries, just figure out how to “salvage” it and pass it anyway in a different form and when no one is watching. No bad idea ever dies in D.C. It just gets passed under a different name.

This monstrosity parading as a farm bill should not just be retooled. It should be thrown in the trash and not revisited.


Posted by on June 22, 2013.
Filed under Asshats, Barack Obama, Big government, corruption, Culture Of Corruption, Democrats, Free Market Economy.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's and,,,,, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events.He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at."The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • Brucehenry

    It’s that “exalted” position, not that “exulted” one. I knew I’d find an example in this very article of you doing the same malapropism thing. LOL.

    • warnertoddhuston

      Whoops. You are correct and spell check got me.

      • Commander_Chico

        Warner, I gave you an uptick on the acknowledgement of error, but aren’t there more important things to write about?

        Scanning the internet to find the most obscure political personalities and trivial issues must take some time.

        • LiberalNightmare

          Its possible that we have misunderestimated Mr. Moore.

        • warnertoddhuston

          Not every piece has to be of the highest importance, does it? I mean, that Star Trek one I did not long ago was hardly “important.”

          • Commander_Chico

            Yeah but if you are for freedom, let’s see if you have the balls to take on the NSA.

          • Vagabond661

            The question is does the NSA have the balls to take on Chico?

          • Commander_Chico

            I’m sure I’m on a list of dissidents, but then so are many others.

            The trick will be to know when to GTFO of the USA before the round-up begins.

          • Vagabond661

            Have you not seen what the IRS is doing? The round-up HAS begun. But not against comrades. Just those who are opposed to living as serfs.

  • JWH

    I don’t like to pick on people’s English on the Internet, but I freely criticize a writer when he is criticizing somebody else’s English.


    them English language.

    And, a run-on sentence:

    Moore is the executive director of public policy at the American Farm Bureau and one must hope he got to that exalted position because he knows farming because he certainly doesn’t seem to know anything about them English language.


    But Mr. Moore’s ill educated attempt

    An adjective phrase such as this takes a hyphen. Should be “ill-educated.”

  • Commander_Chico

    Another word I see misused a lot is “fulsome.”

    • retired military

      like usually your posts are fulsome shit.