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Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby 22/7 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:49 pm UTC

Article.

I just have no words for how ridiculously fucking stupid this is. I also like how the guy who is trying to push this through describes it.
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Fuck. That. Shit.
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Postby Pirate.Bondage » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:58 pm UTC

Who comes up with this shit? Do they have nothing better to do?
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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby Winter Man » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:03 pm UTC

*suppresses urge to swear copiously*

This could be bad. Think of all the tourists that will get stung on this one. I myself swear alot (in context, of course :D ), so would find it very difficult not to if I holidayed there.
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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby Jahoclave » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:07 pm UTC

I say it's time to have a "Fuck" protest outside the capital.

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Postby Winter Man » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:09 pm UTC

...


That could turn out to be quite fun.
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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby Jahoclave » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:12 pm UTC

Winter Man wrote:...


That could turn out to be quite fun.

It is. Especially when your university places their free speech zone within a hundred yards of a grade school and you happen to be located in the gateway to the shithole of the Bible Belt. Oh the newspapers were a fun read for a while.

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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby Garm » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:14 pm UTC

Apparently this senators aides need to reread the fucking constitution.
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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby Winter Man » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:16 pm UTC

Jahoclave wrote:
Winter Man wrote:...


That could turn out to be quite fun.

It is. Especially when your university places their free speech zone within a hundred yards of a grade school and you happen to be located in the gateway to the shithole of the Bible Belt. Oh the newspapers were a fun read for a while.


I wasn't on about speech...
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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby Princess Marzipan » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:21 pm UTC

It's a shame that this thread was over at its title.

There's...really nothing more to add.
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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby roc314 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:58 pm UTC

This probably comes from staying up until 6 reading Transmet last night, but I am seriously reminded of The Smiler's statement that too much freedom is bad and unnecessary.
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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby The Reaper » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:05 pm UTC

You cannot say whatever you want whenever you want to.

I must have fucking missed that part of the Constitution. I understand the whole "don't cause riots part" and the "you may get treated like an asshole for telling someones POS kids to fuck off" part, but I do recall being able to say things willy-nilly.

list of qualifications for profanity including words or actions that are lewd, vulgar or indecent in nature.

I declare the words "Robert Ford" to be vulgar.

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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby Coffee Sex Pancake » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:03 pm UTC

Hmmm. Neither the video, the written description, nor the comments mention St. Sen. Ford's party, but since Hippo isn't here screaming about Republicans, he must be a Democrat.

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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby psyck0 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:07 pm UTC

Jahoclave wrote:
Winter Man wrote:...


That could turn out to be quite fun.

It is. Especially when your university places their free speech zone within a hundred yards of a grade school and you happen to be located in the gateway to the shithole of the Bible Belt. Oh the newspapers were a fun read for a while.


What is a free speech zone?

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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby Coffee Sex Pancake » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:14 pm UTC

psyck0 wrote:
What is a free speech zone?


Free speech zones are nifty little tricks to stifle dissent and other unpleasant rights of the people. Instead of denying unpopular groups the right to demonstrate, you set aside out of the way places, call them "free speech zones" and only give troublemakers permits to demonstrate there. You justify this by claiming that actual free speech would be a public safety hazard. Very popular with universities and local governments.
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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby The Great Hippo » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:18 pm UTC

Coffee Sex Pancake wrote:Hmmm. Neither the video, the written description, nor the comments mention St. Sen. Ford's party, but since Hippo isn't here screaming about Republicans, he must be a Democrat.


Uh. You are aware that I loathe almost all politicians, regardless of party, right?

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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby Mysidic » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:03 am UTC

Is Mr. Ford absolutely sure he has never cursed in his lifetime? And if he has in the past, is he sure he won't in the future?

Regardless, he's probably just trying to get attention, no legislature would rationally pass something like this. Swear words do have their place in language.
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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby roc314 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:04 am UTC

Mysidic wrote:Regardless, he's probably just trying to get attention, no legislature would rationally pass something like this. Swear words do have their place in language.
I think you are overestimating how much irrational nonsense can get through. Like the Patriot Act. Or the Alien and Sedition Acts.
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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby Clumpy » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:57 am UTC

roc314 wrote:
Mysidic wrote:Regardless, he's probably just trying to get attention, no legislature would rationally pass something like this. Swear words do have their place in language.
I think you are overestimating how much irrational nonsense can get through. Like the Patriot Act. Or the Alien and Sedition Acts.


Yes, but your recent example, the PATRIOT Act, can be rationalized as a measure against "terrorists." Most people don't understand the specifics of the bill so they don't understand how evil and liberty-hating it is. But it's hard to wrap up a bill to outlaw profanity in a way that will get widespread support and keep it from being immediately overturned.

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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby Dream » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:12 am UTC

roc314 wrote:
Mysidic wrote:Regardless, he's probably just trying to get attention, no legislature would rationally pass something like this. Swear words do have their place in language.
I think you are overestimating how much irrational nonsense can get through. Like the Patriot Act. Or the Alien and Sedition Acts.

There is only one way this can end:

Supreme Court: "We find this statute unconstitutional in the extreme. Even Scalia is on the majority this time. Struck Down."

Idiot Legislator: "Ah FUCK it!"
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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby Jahoclave » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:09 am UTC

Coffee Sex Pancake wrote:
psyck0 wrote:
What is a free speech zone?


Free speech zones are nifty little tricks to stifle dissent and other unpleasant rights of the people. Instead of denying unpopular groups the right to demonstrate, you set aside out of the way places, call them "free speech zones" and only give troublemakers permits to demonstrate there. You justify this by claiming that actual free speech would be a public safety hazard. Very popular with universities and local governments.

Well ours are just the only spots that outside groups can come and speak freely. Students have full run of the campus. But this is also a nicely located central area anyways. Has a stage. It's more of a security issue of having a bunch of people with no business being on campus harassing students sort of thing.

If students weren't given the run of the campus I'd be a lot more critical of the policy.

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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby Luthen » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:44 am UTC

Won't this lead to swear words just evolving faster and faster?

Anyway, isn't most of this already covered by Verbal Assault and Public Indecency laws? Note: Aussie here, lacking bill of rights.
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Postby Jahoclave » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:48 am UTC

Luthen wrote:Won't this lead to swear words just evolving faster and faster?

Anyway, isn't most of this already covered by Verbal Assault and Public Indecency laws? Note: Aussie here, lacking bill of rights.

Probably covered by something of the sort. Harassment and public indecency at least, though probably not as specifically covered. Most likely if you were swearing up a storm in public you'd be arrested for one of those two.

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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby Gelsamel » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:36 am UTC

I highly doubt anything like this will pass.
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Postby Virtual_Aardvark » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:43 am UTC

I think George Carlin has something to say about this: "shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits"
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Postby Mysidic » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:58 am UTC

roc314 wrote:
Mysidic wrote:Regardless, he's probably just trying to get attention, no legislature would rationally pass something like this. Swear words do have their place in language.
I think you are overestimating how much irrational nonsense can get through. Like the Patriot Act. Or the Alien and Sedition Acts.


Both of those were irrational overreactions to recent events.(Do you want to be the senator who voted against the *PATRIOT* act right after 9/11?) I doubt anything of the sort is going on in South Carolina relating to profanity. It doesn't suit any politicians interests, and everyone curses at some point. They'd have to turn themselves in.
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Postby Izawwlgood » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:07 am UTC

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Postby Jahoclave » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:19 am UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:Shit Fuck Cunt Ass!


I find their section on "Q" to be highly lacking. Perhaps the Oxford English Dictionary of "Shit Fuck Cunt Ass!" would provide a superior selection?

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Postby Delass » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:36 am UTC

what a gosh darn cunt.

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Postby The Sleeping Tyrant » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:25 pm UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:Shit Fuck Cunt Ass!

Apparently anus is a swear word... I must have missed that memo.

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Postby Pez Dispens3r » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:51 pm UTC

I, for one, think it's about flipping time for such legislation :P.
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Postby The Reaper » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:30 pm UTC

The Sleeping Tyrant wrote:
Izawwlgood wrote:Shit Fuck Cunt Ass!

Apparently anus is a swear word... I must have missed that memo.

That just made my list of most rediculous sites. Buttplug is a bad word that means cork.

I wanted to add butt to their list as a bad word that means gluteous maximus.

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Postby Soundwave Guy » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:29 am UTC

So does this mean we'll soon have machines spitting fines out at us like in Demolition Man?
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Postby videogamesizzle » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:02 am UTC

shit!
piss!
fuck!
cunt!
cocksucker!
motherfucker!
tits!

sorry, just protesting the idiocy of this legislation.
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Postby Zuwow » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:38 am UTC

Soundwave Guy wrote:So does this mean we'll soon have machines spitting fines out at us like in Demolition Man?


I won't need to buy toilet paper anymore. :D
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Postby Dr_Gonzo » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:33 pm UTC

This is the stupidest thing I have ever had the displeasure of reading. I think that I am actually stupider just after reading this goddamn bill.
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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby Iv » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:25 pm UTC

Gelsamel wrote:I highly doubt anything like this will pass.

Probably some PR stunt by an uninspired politician. The fact that such tricks actually work makes me sick.

"Ass" is present in the Bible. (yes I know, it actually meant "donkey"). It would be fun to see it banned from libraries anyway. Like this trick, but in real life !

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Postby Jebobek » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:41 pm UTC

Why does the song "Blame Canada" keep popping into my head?
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Re: Fuck! Now I'm a felon.

Postby fyrenwater » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:55 am UTC

Dumbest. Shit. Ever.

I really hope he gets laughed out of the room every time he brings this up.
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