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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Cussin’ & Drinkin’

Posted by on March 30 at 16:10 PM

Stefan Sharkansky has this post up at Sound Politics:

A party of values. If you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall at a gathering where the finest minds in the Democratic Party let it all hang out, be sure to listen to David Goldstein’s Podcasting Liberally This week’s installment is a panel discussion featuring Washington State Democratic Party chairman “Cuba” Dwight Pelz. (About 21:00 into the program), Pelz gives his closing remarks —

“The Democratic Party is a party of values and a few values that we appreciate are drinking… and liberals fucking.” To be fair to Pelz, the guy who blurted out the word fucking was not Pelz. It was Sandeep Kaushik, spokesman to King County Executive Ron Sims .

What? Our Sandeep, at a bar cussing? Horrors! Bars? Cussing? And I thought the Demcoratic party was the effete elitist party.

Sandeep says of his “final breach with the Pope” that he won’t apologize, “until Dick Cheney apologizes for dropping the F-bomb on the Senate floor.”

I never liked giving Sandeep the last word, though. So let’s turn the microphone over to Mr. conservative Values, Anton Scalia:

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The Boston Herald has the hilarious story on this one:

“The judge paused for a second, then looked directly into my lens and said, ‘To my critics, I say, ‘Vaffanculo,’ ” punctuating the comment by flicking his right hand out from under his chin, Smith said.

    The Italian phrase means “(expletive) you.”


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I was ready to abandon the dems and go green, but upon hearing that they support drinking and fucking, it cannot be denied... this is the party for me.

It's opening day of Kaushik Season back where Big Dick Cheney comes from. In fact, every day is opening day of Kaushik Season. If Dick can pump birdshot into a red-state crony & contributor, just imagine how he'll rearrange Kaushik with Double-Ought. (& if you've got a problem with buckshot, you can go **** yourselves.)

Fuckity fuck fuck fuck.

Hilarious.

The Boston Herald's translation doesn't quite capture the subtle nuance of "Vaffanculo," which I personally would render in English with the phrase go fuck yourself up the ass.

In my experience, it's an epithet reserved for special occasions. An woman I knew in Northern Italy dropped the V-bomb on her mama only after her mother called her an asshole and a whore.

Sanctimony is the most repulsive of human behaviors. Cussing in a bar? Oh, the horror!

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