Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits.
Something's been bugging me for the day or so, people. We got a comment here yesterday that was complimentary, but hinted that we might use some words a little too often. You know the words. The ones you don't use in "polite" company; the ones you don't see in the newspapers; the ones you never hear in confessions.
I'm not here to criticize any honest commenters. We appreciate the feedback, for true. But I gotta tell ya--I just don't see what the problem is regarding language some people call vulgar. I mean, after all, "vulgar" just means "common." Really, that's what it means. For example, the Vulgate of St. Jerome was called so because it was the commonly used translation, not because Moses said "Let my motherfucking people get the fuck up out this slavery." So I don't have a problem with "vulgar" language if it's honest and direct. Shit, I think we could use a lot more honesty and directness throughout our society, and especially when discussing politics and current events.
Because, really, saying the word "fuck," as in "This proposal to cut taxes on rich people is crazy as fuck," doesn't harm anyone. I know that other, wiser, and funnier people have made the same point thousands of times before, but, apparently, it needs to be made again. The word "fuck" isn't obscene. No. You wanna see obscene? Look here.
Time for Governor Walker to call in the National Guard.
They could use some live fire exercises on moving targets anyway.
Go medieval on them. Lock the doors and torch the building. See if their union buddy firefighters are on strike.
Yeah. That's pretty reprehensible. But you could say that's just nutpicking, and those people, horrendous as they may be, aren't speaking for anyone but themselves (not that I am). Fine. But just look at any of the actual policies proposed by the Republicans lately. Any of them. Go on. Each of those words contains a different link. I'll wait.
That shit reads like a demon's wish list. Screw the poor, women, the young, the old, the sick, the handicapped, and everyone who isn't already rich.
And that's obscene. It's repugnant in a way that a word like "fucksocket" can't even pretend to be. We are ruled by cruel and stupid people, and their cherished proposals demean us all. I don't see how anyone can have a problem with calling the people who advance or defend such policies a bunch of shitweasels.
I just don't get it. I have no idea why anyone could be concerned about a perceived breach of decorum by some Internet rabble rousers when other, powerful people (though they do dress nicely and use salad forks and never say bad words in public) are implementing policies that will harm and kill millions of people.
But then again, maybe I'll just never fucking understand.