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California Legislature Declares "Cuss-Free" Week

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the f#*k-those-f@^king-f%&kers dept.

Censorship 262

shewfig writes "The California legislature, which previously tried to ban incandescent light bulbs, just added to the list of banned things ... swear words! Fortunately, the measure only applies for the first week of March, and compliance is voluntary — although, apparently, there will be a 'swear jar' in the Assembly and the Governor's mansion. No word yet on whether the Governator intends to comply."

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CA must be on easy street (5, Insightful)

Monkey-Man2000 (603495) | more than 4 years ago | (#31289956)

what a fucking waste of time

Re:CA must be on easy street (4, Funny)

brainboyz (114458) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290310)

No fucking shit. Especially since this forsaken shithole is practically broke because of these dim witted bitches and their cock-biting agendas.

On a related note, the Facebook response is a group called "Fuck Week." I didn't join, but I was quite amused.

Re:CA must be on easy street (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290582)

Watch your fucking language. There are sensitive goddamned cocksuckers here.

Re:CA must be on easy street (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290386)

Stop fucking swearing you goddamn ass.

Re:CA must be on easy street (4, Funny)

Mistlefoot (636417) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290440)

California? As in:

"For some time now I have lamented the fact that major issues are overlooked while many
Unnecessary bills come to me for consideration. Water reform, prison reform, and health
Care are major issues my Administration has brought to the table, but the Legislature just
Kicks the can down the alley.

Yet another legislative year has come and gone without the major reforms Californians
Overwhelmingly deserve. In light of this, and after careful consideration, I believe it is
Unnecessary to sign this measure at this time."

Re:CA must be on easy street (4, Insightful)

j-turkey (187775) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290590)

Those California legislators are totally un-politically correct. This bill is insensitive to people with Tourette syndrome.

Re:CA must be on easy street (4, Funny)

mmontour (2208) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290846)

WARNING: This thread contains words known to the State of California to cause offense and hurt feelings or other psychological harm.

Please ensure that future discussions on this topic are RoHL (reduction of harsh language) compliant.

May I be the first one to say (3, Funny)

mudshark (19714) | more than 4 years ago | (#31289966)

Fuck that.

Re:May I be the first one to say (1)

tbird20d (600059) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290470)

I understand the somewhat easy humor here, but I've never completely understood the desire to intentionally offend people often displayed by the most rampant cussers out there. I think that somehow people who intentionally cuss think they are "stickin' it to the Man", when "the Man" is nowhere to be seen.

Re:May I be the first one to say (1)

Ranzear (1082021) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290562)

Sticks and Stones man. If these words could kill it'd be another issue. Explicatives and slang have now become casual english.

It still takes the same amount of care and discretion as applying salt to food; everyone has their own tastes. California could try to ban salt, even with true health concerns, but that won't stop anyone from cooking with it.

Re:May I be the first one to say (2)

HeronBlademaster (1079477) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290822)

Sticks and Stones man. If these words could kill it'd be another issue. Explicatives and slang have now become casual english.

And that makes it ok to deliberately offend people?

Expletives (not "explicatives") are completely unnecessary in the forms they are most commonly used. Specifically, they do not add meaning to the sentence; they're merely an attempt to convey emotion or add "shock value". Take, for example, the common use of the "f-word":

"That f-ing dog bit me!"

Given that the dog was not actually attempting to copulate with anything, using the expletive adds no meaning to the sentence.

In this case, it is an attempt to convey the victim's anger toward the dog, which is something already conveyed by vocal tone and physical indicators.

However, that particular use is understandable. This, however, is not:

"You're a f-ing moron."

Again assuming the moron is not attempting to copulate with anything, what meaning does the expletive convey? None. We already understand the speaker's opinion of the moron, because, well, he's being called a moron. There is presumably disdain in the speaker's voice and some equivalent expression on his face.

It's an attempt to add "shock value" - an attempt to further offend the recipient of the insult by using expletives.

What's worse, so many people have allowed their vocabulary to shrink to the point where they use few adjectives which aren't expletives; there are many people who use them in place of other more appropriate adjectives in normal conversation, or to fill a void in the flow of their conversation when they can't think of the word they mean to say (i.e. to replace "um"):

"I was going to the store to buy a... f-ing... to buy a lawnmower..."

This of course adds no value and actually distracts the listener from the topic of conversation (unless of course the listener also has this habit).

It's not helped by the fact that people with large vocabularies are nowadays viewed as pretentious merely for using the words at their command. It's sad that so many people look down on others for using real adjectives instead of adjectives derived from expletives.

Re:May I be the first one to say (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290862)

Dude, you're a fucking moron.

Motion seconded, do we have quarum? (2)

HeckRuler (1369601) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290678)

You've never felt the need to push the button labeled: "DO NOT PRESS"?

"the Man" is in California, and he's telling people not to cuss for a week. By cussing in response, we are showing that his efforts to control others is only bringing about more of the very activity that he hopes to diminish. Any legislature that seeks to restrict the people should be met with such an attitude. I'd say it's what a good citizen would do.

So I'll second the motion,
Fuck that.

Re:Motion seconded, do we have quarum? (1)

sconeu (64226) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290806)

Actually, the correct response is "Fuck that shit".

Fixed it for ya.

Re:May I be the first one to say (2, Insightful)

glenn.ramsey (1668759) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290768)

Speaking as a "rampant cusser" myself, I can say that I am in now way "stickin' it to the Man" when I use curse words. Truth be told, I'll never fully understand why words get classified as curse words. They're simply another part of language used to convey extreme emotions. Sure, one could choose other words to display such emotions, but would it be as effective and why? Is it because some group of people decided that such words are offensive and this classification has been propagated throughout the generations? I say fuck that (I say that I do not agree with such arbitrary classification of said words). See the difference in emotion conveyed? Was anybody harmed by my wording? This world has become far too politically correct, and with no reason. If you can substantiate the classification of curse words with cases of where harm has come to a person because of their use, please do, I'd love to hear it.

Fuck you, asshole (5, Funny)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 4 years ago | (#31289980)

Give me your clothes.

Re:Fuck you, asshole (4, Insightful)

Dark_Gravity (872049) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290112)

How delightful. The first post to be moderated offtopic quotes cussing uttered by the governor of California in one of his better known roles, thereby making it relevant to the subject on two levels Where are my mod points when I really need them?

Re:Fuck you, asshole (0)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290172)

Fucking insightful, I say! You mod-fuckers mod that fucker up!

Re:Fuck you, asshole (1, Funny)

kramerd (1227006) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290206)

You dipshit fuckwad moderators.

Ok, mods, make it 5, offtopic then.

And... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31289990)

Slashdot needs a no sampenzus-free week where he stops polluting the other categories with his idle crap. Exactly what does this have to do with YRO?

Re:And... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290126)

He just wanted to tweak the boundary-hatin' libertarian types around here. It's like hitting a wasp's nest with a stick.

Joke? (0, Redundant)

el_jake (22335) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290000)

God damn this shit must be a fucking joke? We don't cuss in California!

Re:Joke? (1)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290200)

God damn this shit must be a fucking joke? We don't cuss in California!

No kidding. Most of you can't even fucking talk.

Re:Joke? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290438)

they can't fucking walk either, or ride a bus, a train, or even carpool for fuck's sake. they just fill the fucking freeways with more and more fucking cars with only one fucking person in them. california just fucking sucks. i can't wait for the day when the whole fucking thing rides a shitslide into the fucking ocean.

this fucking post is going to be the best fucking one in slashdot in history. cussing and california bashing all in one.. too bad we can't squeeze fucking microsoft and shitty toyota into it, too. oh, wow, would you fucking look at that. i fucking did it! fuck yeah, baby!

Bill Hicks (1)

mister_playboy (1474163) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290878)

i can't wait for the day when the whole fucking thing rides a shitslide into the fucking ocean

Bill Hicks, is that you?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_Bay [wikipedia.org]

Of course (3, Insightful)

camperdave (969942) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290004)

Of course, this story is going to generate the largest collection of cuss-word containing posts that Slashdot has seen in months. Maybe even all but one of the posts will contain cuss-words.

Re:Of course (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290046)

fuckin fail

Re:Of course (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290380)

Your goddamn post is not the only fucking one to not cuss, bitch!

Re:Of course (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290696)

Pfft... Fuck that.

Re:Of course (3, Funny)

Arthur Grumbine (1086397) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290716)

Maybe even all but one of the posts will contain cuss-words.

Not this one. Belgium.

Re:Of course (2, Informative)

sconeu (64226) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290842)

Oh come on. There is absolutely no way in hell that Slashdot could be considered a Serious Screenplay.

Re:Of course (1)

Rary (566291) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290848)

Maybe even all but one of the posts will contain cuss-words.

All but two, actually.

Not only that, but of course this story gets tagged "censorship", even though the whole point of this is to merely ask people not to swear for one week. Absolutely no enforcement whatsoever is happening.

(Cue the "...for now" comments in 3... 2... 1...)

Don't get me wrong, I think it's a silly waste of time, and I wonder if CA politicians don't have actual issues to attempt to address. But this is a huge non-story.

Ooo! Fiddle Dee Dee... (1)

genghisjahn (1344927) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290018)

...that will require a tetanus shot. But, I'm not going to swear. But I am going to BEAT THIS DOG HOUSE DOWN!!

Re:Ooo! Fiddle Dee Dee... (1)

foodnugget (663749) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290302)

[nerd voice]
It was "kick this dog house down"
[/nerd voice]

Re:Ooo! Fiddle Dee Dee... (1)

genghisjahn (1344927) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290372)

Mother @$#^. You're right. My sig says it all.

Granola (4, Funny)

ArhcAngel (247594) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290022)

Fruits,
Nuts,
Flakes,
Pelosi
.
.
.
Profit?

working hard...or (4, Insightful)

TornCityVenz (1123185) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290024)

Good to see that with schools going down the toilet, a budget spirally out of control and more and more companies moving out of the area...the legislature is hard at work.

Re:working hard...or (2, Funny)

Knara (9377) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290326)

Next they'll make a law that states people have the right to not be offended on the Internet.

Re:working hard...or (1)

dgatwood (11270) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290394)

Good to see that with schools going down the toilet, a budget spirally out of control and more and more companies moving out of the area...the legislature is hard at work.

No, you're thinking too narrowly again. The "swear jar" in the state house is actually their solution to the school funding problems. Estimates are that it will bring in upwards of $2 million per day in added revenue.

Re:working hard...or (1)

Belial6 (794905) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290572)

That won't do us any good. They will just use the money to install more stadium lights and water slides. Yes. That's right. Here in California, they claim we don't have the money to buy books, but somehow have the money for stadium lights and waterslides [google.com] in our High Schools. That's right. The water slide that you can see for yourself is in a High School pool.

Re:working hard...or (1)

bazorg (911295) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290610)

where you come from governments don't multitask?

Actually, I can see an upside (2, Interesting)

weston (16146) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290810)

Profanity often can nudge interaction towards less restrained and thoughtful expression. The budget didn't spiral out of control by itself; it broke down because of (a) the laws surrounding how budgeting is to be done (b) the fact that the two parties couldn't work with each other.

Discouraging profanity won't fix problem (a), but it might make problem (b) somewhat more tractable.

Re:working hard...or (1)

Arthur Grumbine (1086397) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290820)

Yet another example of the sway held by special interests, like the incredibly influential Knights of Standards and Practices [southparkstudios.com] . Too long have their outdated ways oppressed the advancement of dragon-kind. Free Geldon!!

Fuck Off! (1, Insightful)

Jerrry (43027) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290028)

Fuck that shit!

God damn idiots (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290034)

The motherfuckas in CA legislature, and I apologize all the genuine mofos for the insult of comparison, cannot pass a budget or anything minutely useful.

Just the other day, they were passing (passed?) setting up a registry for "animal collectors" - people who collect large number of stray cats and such.

God damn state is going down the drain with 12% unemployment rate, and these are the things the fuckers fiddle with.

Re:God damn idiots (3, Insightful)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290246)

They're doing that because they can't do anything else. Governments with their backs against the fiscal wall frequently start banning everything in sight. Banning is cheap, because inevitably they never put any money into enforcement, or in cases like cell phone driving bans, they let the cops go crazy with fines as a backdoor revenue generator. In any case, when you see a government get on the "ban this ban that" bandwagon, it means they're broke, can't actually pass any legislation that would in fact do anybody any good, but still need to justify their salaries.

Voluntary.... (3, Insightful)

headkase (533448) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290064)

.... For now.

Re:Voluntary.... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290108)

What, do you think they are gonna ban faggots in San Francisco next?

Re:Voluntary.... (1)

headkase (533448) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290216)

Are they going to escape injustice nation wide and be allowed to marry? Actually, scratch that, allowed to get life insurance on their parters? If you'd like to conflate issues further keep posting ;)

WTF? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290072)

Why the fuck is this in Your Fucking Rights The Fuck Online? What the fuck does this fucking have to do the fuck with any fucking thing online at fucking all?

FUCK!

Re:WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290374)

Certainly illustrates the diversity of the word...

Obviously, they do not have any REAL problem (1)

gweihir (88907) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290088)

Otherwise they would not do such stupid and utterly pointless publicity stunts.

This is also counterproductive, as cussing is part of normal and healty human behaviour. Banning cussing will only serve to cause people to built up anger without outlet. Maybe they should rename this the "promoting senseless violence week", which is more what this is likely to do.

Re:Obviously, they do not have any REAL problem (1)

sjames (1099) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290194)

You don't realize it, but you've uncovered the answer. They ban cussing so people's frustrations build without an outlet. Then, just as they're about to blow, they get loaded into a combustion chamber so it will power a gas turbine.

They reduce the population, get free renewable power, and all that inheritance flying around to be taxed fixes the budget shortfall.

swear jar in the Assembly (3, Funny)

voodoo cheesecake (1071228) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290096)

Well, that sure beats the shit out of raising taxes!

Just one thing, Dude... (2, Funny)

orthancstone (665890) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290118)

Do ya have to use so many cuss words?

Re:Just one thing, Dude... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290410)

What the fuck are you talking about?

Re:Just one thing, Dude... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290430)

Of course we do, stop being such an @$$#0|3

Re:Just one thing, Dude... (2, Informative)

hldn (1085833) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290492)

the fuck you talkin about?

Re:Just one thing, Dude... (2, Funny)

orthancstone (665890) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290814)

Have it your way Dude.

This is such bullshit. (1)

jbarr (2233) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290142)

Subject says it all!

Just what a bankcrupt state government needs. (1, Troll)

Antony T Curtis (89990) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290144)

Just think.... with the money spent passing such nonsense, dozens of teachers or police officers could have been employed.

*sighs*

Re:Just what a bankcrupt state government needs. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290826)

are you retarded?

This is a VOLUNTARY measure. No money was spent on it.

Please read more than the title of the article next time.

mandatory ... (1)

sammyF70 (1154563) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290180)

Re:mandatory ... (1)

drpimp (900837) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290348)

That was definitely the ad I was thinking of when I heard this yesterday on NPR. Although there they called it 'cuss jar' which doesn't quite have the same ring.
Another quote that comes to mind when I hear this, yet slightly reverse context ... FUCK YOU, PAY ME

Re:mandatory ... (1)

Drathos (1092) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290434)

I was thinking more along the lines of Demolition Man [youtube.com] .

Anonymous Coward.... (1)

Coffee Warlord (266564) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290184)

...you are fined one half credit for violation of the verbal moralities statute.

Re:Anonymous Coward.... (1)

Martin Blank (154261) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290290)

Actually, it's "You are fined one-half credit for a sotto voce violation of the verbal moralities statute." An outright violation is one credit.

I really should find something more productive to do.

Re:Anonymous Coward.... (1)

Coffee Warlord (266564) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290336)

Yeah, but that's still a few decades into the future. I'm figuring it's a good a half-credit now, adjusting for inflation.

Re:Anonymous Coward.... (2, Interesting)

ElKry (1544795) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290294)

Coincidentally, the very same movie that talks about President Schwarzenegger and the amendments to the Constitution made to allow him to run for President of the USA.

Great Way to Raise Revenue (2, Funny)

thedbp (443047) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290214)

They can appeal to the Moral "Majority" by saying "Hey! Let's not swear for a week, and we'll set up a swear jar too!" but really what they're saying is "Hey, you cocksucker motherfuckers! We fucking know you can't control your goddamn language you bastards, so cough up some fucking dough!" Great way to get some money in CA's coffers. They are struggling, and with all the filthy language that flies around that very liberal patch of land, this could very well lead to serious revenue.

Yes, I'm being facetious.

Re:Great Way to Raise Revenue (1)

okooolo (1372815) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290804)

nothing short of swearing can express how most people feel about california's budget

Ob Penny Arcade (1)

Chris Mattern (191822) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290272)

Here. [penny-arcade.com]

Response to Arnold's Letter (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290274)

This is probably a jab back at Governor Arnold's letter [techcrunch.com] to them from a few months back. Note that they went out of their way to put a swearing jar in his mansion.

Role Models (4, Funny)

Tsiangkun (746511) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290286)

Frequently I like to embrace the role models in our government and
use word placement to make a point. Arnold did this, and it was
clear what his intentions were. I applaud our government for
keeping their promises on this critical piece of legislation.

Year after year tax payer money gets thrown away on
one stupid idea after another. Unless we can educated the
uneducated, these movie stars will continue to rule.

America needs leadership that can dedicate a week to getting
results. A week just to stop swearing at each other, that is
not even a good start. We need a week away from faith in
our markets to fix everything. We need a week of using
logic to solve problems. We need to vote third party, the
democrats and republics are colluding, but they call it compromise.

Does anyone have the text of the resolution? (1)

NotQuiteReal (608241) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290308)

I didn't look too hard, but I couldn't find the text.

If it was written by lawmakers, it should be long and rambling, and I am hoping to find the list of proscribed words, otherwise how will I know if I am in compliance?

Or are they just sticking to the classics; Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, Cocksucker, Motherfucker, and Tits.

Tits? seriously? Piss doesn't seem like a swear word anymore either.

Re:Does anyone have the text of the resolution? (4, Funny)

Hatta (162192) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290684)

Tits? seriously? Piss doesn't seem like a swear word anymore either.

Tits doesn't even belong on the list, you know. It's such a friendly sounding word. It sounds like a nickname. 'Hey, Tits, come here. Tits, meet Toots, Toots, Tits, Tits, Toots.' It sounds like a snack doesn't it? Yes, I know, it is, right. But I don't mean the sexist snack, I mean, New Nabisco Tits. The new Cheese Tits, and Corn Tits and Pizza Tits, Sesame Tits Onion Tits, Tater Tits, Yeah. Betcha can't eat just one. That's true I usually switch off . But I mean that word does not belong on the list.

-snip-

The reason Piss and Cunt are on the list is that a long time ago certain ladies said 'Those are the two I am not going to say. I don't mind Fuck and Shit, but P and C are out. P and C are out.' Which led to such stupid sentences as 'OK, you fuckers, I am going to tinkle now.'

RIP George, you dead fucker.

What's wrong swith cuss words? (2, Interesting)

mikem170 (698970) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290318)

I often wonder why so many people are offended by cuss words...

What makes these words so different? Is it religion? Brainwashed upbringing that gets passed on? Is it a class thing? Act good around me or I'll assume you are bad? They are just words, after all. What is the real difference between poop and shit? Very awesome and fucking awesome?

At worst cuss words are a reflection on someone's poor vocabulary. At best they are colorful. I have a similar reaction to someone saying "like, I was, like, going to go, like, to the store and like this guy like said..." as I would to someone peppering their conversation wish unnecessary swear words.

I'd be curious to hear from those who is truly offended by cuss words. Why? What would be the problem with the FCC allowing cussing on TV during the day?

Just something I wonder about sometimes...

Sounds OK to me (1)

tbird20d (600059) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290356)

I expect many Slashdotters will dismiss this as some kind of "censorship", although it's voluntary and apparently intended to be good-natured. I think it's a good thing.

One of my favorite definitions of courtesy is "acting so that those around you are most comfortable". All too often, people who use swear words are completely oblivious to those around them who would rather not hear them. I'm not in favor of any heavy-handed tactics on the part of government (or anyone else) to curb people's non-illegal behavior, but something that promotes civility and politeness in discourse seems unobjectionable to me.

Re:Sounds OK to me (1)

NewbieProgrammerMan (558327) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290488)

I keep hearing how tough things are in California, and how many problems they have. I also hear legislators constantly talking about the need to "do something" about these problems, because (of course), if *they* don't do anything about problems, they never get solved.

So it seems to be, at best, a frivolous waste of time for them to worry about swearing. No matter how voluntary and good-natured this thing is, they still took up the time of legislators that (presumably) have more important things to worry about.

Add to that the tendency of people to do things they're told not to do, and it makes a law/resolution/happy-feelgood-bill like this totally fucking worthless.

Re:Sounds OK to me (1)

okooolo (1372815) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290778)

I'll be damned before I say "oh my goodness" next time my coworker almost nails my foot with a nail gun.. (while framing a roof) strong men need strong words

Finally a solution (1)

Anxiety35 (943402) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290432)

Budget crisis fixed. It took real leadership to get us back on the right track.

Really? I don't think it will be a problem. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290472)

The California legislature are just not familiar with the problem.

In any case, everyone can feel free to use this handy guide to help avoid foul language:
http://www.mit.edu/activities/safe/humor/avoid-foul-language [mit.edu]

Acrostic (1)

Itninja (937614) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290476)

Should be interesting.
Have they considered there are many ways one can curse?
I suspect they have not
Totally ineffectual law if you ask me.
A law on being polite? Workable? No...what's the word I am looking for?
Best.
Law.
Ever.

A different kind of air pollution. (1)

henrywasserman (608441) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290506)

Now that there's some air pollution regulation that I can support and understand.

well...... (1)

trum4n (982031) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290530)

...fuck that!

With the California state budget as it is... (1)

Neanderthal Ninny (1153369) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290542)

good luck. Furlough Fridays, closing state parks, etc and "Cuss-Free" would take an Act of God.
I'll be back.

The obligatory (2, Informative)

sdnoob (917382) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290550)

Shit
Piss
Fuck
Cunt
Cocksucker
Motherfucker
Tits

Take credit cards? (5, Funny)

Ostracus (1354233) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290560)

" Fortunately, the measure only for the first week of March, and compliance is voluntary — although, apparently, there will be a 'swear jar' in the Assembly and the Governor's mansion. No word yet on whether the Governator intends to comply.""

Governors office:
Scene: Two aides about to get chewed out.
Governor walks over to the swear jar and puts in a $100. Apparently it's going to be a long night.

you're fucking kidding me...Seriously. (1)

moxley (895517) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290620)

You're fucking kidding me...

Seriously - with all of the issues in my great home state, THIS is how they're spending their time in the legislature?

What a bunch of retarded fucking asshats. Fuck the fucking fuckers.

Shades of "Demolition Man" (3, Funny)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290636)

Give them at ticket every time they swear, and at least they'll have something to wipe their ass with!

The One Signature (0)

BJ_Covert_Action (1499847) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290642)

Where's the post from the guy with the signature:

Take away the right to say fuck, and you take away the right to say "Fuck the government."

It seems he would have a particularly interested bit in this release. I wonder if he lives in California.

America... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290652)

America... fuck ya!

I've seen this before.. (2)

Pinky (738) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290694)

The next step is to put a little box on the wall with speech recognition. Then it could print out a fine automatically..

".. you have been fined 1 credit for a violation of the verbal morality..."

Nuts (1)

magus_melchior (262681) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290728)

I suppose that's the best a state government in a straight-jacket can come up with...

I like the saying: (1)

Shatteredstar (1722136) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290744)

The censorship of the word is what gives it power.

Somewhat true really, if the word was mainstream and not something people were shocked or suprised to hear, it would not be something people would need to hide or shelter others from.

On a similar line of thought....why do we use a word for certain things? Because at some point someone decided that word would mean that. Subjective by person

An apple might be called a quazar, a fish might be a globbitygook...all based on who decided to name that thing however long ago really, at least thats my view on the whole of language. (just look at how each language has different words for various things!)

Obligatory: Swears for Cares! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31290752)

See the YouTube video [youtube.com] (starts at 20 seconds).

In CA now. (1)

bragr (1612015) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290766)

More specifically, I am sitting in a lecture hall of the University of California system that is starting to shown the signs of underfunding. So... fuck that that goddamn shit.

So California's fucking budget crisis is over? (1)

Kymermosst (33885) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290770)

Now that the shitty Californian budget clusterfuck is solved, the cocksuckers in the legislature can get on to fucking some other shit up.

what is going on there? (1)

Goldsmith (561202) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290838)

Really. That state has major, major problems. Another few years of this kind of governing will lead to California being the "Greece" of the US. We need to take a hard look at what's happening to the EU when one of their member states has serious financial problems. Then look at California's tanking credit rating (lowest of any US state) and historic inability to balance even a basic operating budget, even during good years!

Swear Jar? (1)

Ardx (954221) | more than 4 years ago | (#31290866)

Evidently someone in the California government likes Budweiser... or at least thier commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifjMgEWDoWQ [youtube.com] Would the owner of a white station please go fuck yourself.
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