Nepotism That Swearing Ban, and Hillary
posted by January 9 at 8:46 AMon
That story about a town’s attempt to ban swearing in taverns was misreported by the AP. Mark Brown of the Sun-Times was all over it today, and it turns out that Missouri law already bans swearing in taverns, but the law isn’t enforced. Richard Veit, the lawyer behind the issue, is a tavern-goer, but is not happy that there is no way to shut down out-of-control bars. He went looking into the law, and found many things are illegal in taverns, including profane language. Money quote:
“I did not expect it to get this attention,” Veit admitted, explaining he was focused on other restrictions. “I thought the story was we were cracking down on underage drinking.”
So you don’t have a particular concern with swearing?
“Absolutely not,” he said.
I hope he really said “Absofuckinglutely not” but no self-respecting, little-old-lady-subscriber-fearing newspaper could print such a thing.
Speaking of fucking profanity, how come none of the whoopdedoo political pundits considering the Deeper Meaning of Clinton’s “victory” in NH haven’t had bullshit called on them for failing to notice one obvious thing: more Democrats voted against her than for her. If Edwards wasn’t there, would his voters have gone for Clinton or Obama? My money’s on Obama.