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message 1: by Gus (new)

Gus Sanchez (gussanchez) SC State Sen. Robert Ford pushes to outlaw profanity

Hmm...so much for my right to free speech.

All together now...FUCK YOU!!!


message 2: by Heidi (last edited Jan 28, 2009 11:09AM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Who determines what's considered a profanity?!! What's offensive to you may not be offensive to me. And what about words that are offensive and not generally considered profanity - like slanderous terms... liar, whore, jerk... racial slurs? Would someone be subject to a fine or punishment if they shout "OH GOD!" or "F*CK ME!!!" while having sex?!! Would the people with Tourette's have to seriously consider moving to another state if their obscene outbursts were out of their control? Do they get a doctor's excuse for shouting profanity, kinda like a handicap license plate, only for Tourette's peeps?!!

This will never pass. It's too subjective.


message 3: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments I'm totally irritated now.


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments Uh, Senator? May I remind you about something called the FIRST AMENDMENT?!?

Dope!


message 5: by Gus (new)

Gus Sanchez (gussanchez) I love it when you're irritated, Heidi. I could spend hours listening to you curse up a blue streak.


message 6: by Heidi (last edited Jan 28, 2009 12:19PM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments I don't know if I could curse for hours.


message 7: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Isn't there some kid down south who is trying to outlaw swearing, too? I saw that on CNN once...

By the way, I love how Jackie supports free speech for swearers but the worst curse word she can come up with is "dope":) It's what makes Jackie so endearing. If I ever heard her drop the F-Bomb I think I'd run and hide because she'd have to be really angry.


message 8: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments I read the bill, and the terms of what exactly is considered profane are so vague and subjective, that I have to wonder how this even ended up for review.


message 9: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jesstrea) this is SUCH a waste of time & energy. Did you hear about the kid that started the Stop Cussing Club in Pasadena? An then he was on Jay Leno, and now the Club's got 10,000 members worldwide. He says: I'm just a kid who's trying to make a difference." Um...well, why don't you put your time & energies into something really worthwhile??!


message 10: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Yeah, that was the kid, Jessica! Thanks...I thought I was hallucinating...


message 11: by Gus (new)

Gus Sanchez (gussanchez) Fuck that kid in Pasadena. Fuck that senator. Fuck 'em. Fuck 'em all.


message 12: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jesstrea) the kid's received a fair amount of hate mail.
and $2000 worth of pizza was delivered to his house--to be paid on receipt--
but it's hard to have much sympathy.
Such a collosal waste of time & energy.
pathetic, really.


message 13: by Sandi (new)

Sandi (sandikal) At least the kid in Pasadena is trying to enact change socially rather than advocating laws to stop people from cussing. Why is it hard to have sympathy for that? The state senator can go f--- himself. I admire the kid with the stop cussing club, he thinks it's worthwhile and he's doing something other than playing video games. Here's the statement from the homepage of his website:

I am 14 years old. I started the No Cussing Club at my junior high school in South Pasadena, California in 2007. A lot of kids at my school, and some of my friends, would cuss and use dirty language all the time. They did it so much, they didn't even realize they were doing it. It bothered me so much that one day I challenged them to stop! They were shocked. They didn't know that it was bothering me. They didn't even realize how much they were doing it until I said something. I was actually surprised at how they reacted; they accepted my No Cussing Challenge. But some of the kids said they didn't know how to stop. That's when I started the No Cussing Club.

We could help each other by reminding and supporting each other not to cuss. Word spread at my school and a month later the No Cussing Club had 50 members.

People in my city that I didn't even know were asking me how they could become members. Now there are NCC members all across the United States and other countries.

Through the No Cussing Challenge I realized that I could use POSITIVE PEER PRESSURE on my friends. If my friends could say no to cussing, how much easier will it be for them to say no to drugs, violence, and pornography.

Our NCC Motto is: LEAVE PEOPLE BETTER THAN YOU FOUND THEM!

No matter how old you are or what's going on in your life, I hope you will take the NO CUSSING CHALLENGE and become a member of our club. May be you can even start a NCC chapter in your area. I hope that this can have a POSITIVE effect on your LIFE the way it has for me and my friends!


I wish my kid would get away from the video games and try to make a difference.


message 14: by RandomAnthony (last edited Jan 28, 2009 01:33PM) (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments You know, Sandi, I hear what you're saying, but when I saw him on TV he was obviously playing to the camera and getting into the fame thing...sort of scolding people in a mean-spirited way. Like he was going to walk around the playground and try to gain control/status by monitoring language and scolding people for cussing. He sounded like an adolescent Joe the Plumber, if you know what I mean.


message 15: by Sandi (new)

Sandi (sandikal) He is only 14. That's awfully young to be getting so much attention. I think most kids would get like that with all that attention. The kids at school will straighten out the attitude.


message 16: by Jessica (last edited Jan 28, 2009 01:39PM) (new)

Jessica (jesstrea) I hear you too, Sandi...I just thought: here's this kid with real energy for change, and I wished he'd put it to something more substantial. The thing is, I heard him on the radio and his suggested replacements: darn, dang, pickles (!)--I mean in the end, what difference does it make? we're just replacing one set of words with another.
I guess one can hope he takes this ability "to make a difference" and all that he's learned and applies it to a better cause.


message 17: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jesstrea) yeah, 14 is very young...


message 18: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17315 comments Mod


my two cents

hee hee!


message 19: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jesstrea) is that for real Sally?


message 20: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17315 comments Mod
I think it is, Chairy. When I googled it there were news articles from the Australian news. :)
I'm endlessly amused by that kid.


message 21: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jesstrea) I told my son about it and we had a good laugh. Will show him the video later :)


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