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Monday, November 10, 2008

Re: The Fuck-Word

posted by on November 10 at 10:57 AM

Speaking of naughty wordsBarack Obama, ladies and gentlemen:

I often find myself trapped by the questions and thinking to myself, ‘You know, this is a stupid question, but let me answer it.’ So when Brian Williams is asking me about what’s a personal thing that you’ve done [that’s green], and I say, you know, ‘Well, I planted a bunch of trees.’ And he says, ‘I’m talking about personal.’ What I’m thinking in my head is, ‘Well, the truth is, Brian, we can’t solve global warming because I fucking changed light bulbs in my house. It’s because of something collective’.

Nicely put Fucking righteous, Mr. President Elect. (Changed for the benefit of the dense and/or humorless.)

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I'm impressed, frankly. I'd prefer to have a president who's public persona isn't some stage-managed, synthetic crap.

I hope he says 'fuck' 1000 times over the next 8 years.

Posted by Gillford | November 10, 2008 11:06 AM

ECB go away. Just GO. Please. Nobody wants you here anymore.

Posted by just go | November 10, 2008 11:08 AM

OMG! Obama said the F-word!

Posted by Seriously? | November 10, 2008 11:11 AM

I love it, but I cringed.

Why the ECB hate? I like reading your posts, Erica.

Posted by Jen | November 10, 2008 11:13 AM

If, as President, Obama says "fuck" on life television will he be subject to fines levied by the FCC?

Posted by inkweary | November 10, 2008 11:16 AM

erica i enjoy and respect your writing and encourage you not to listen to the jackasses amongst us.

Posted by josh b | November 10, 2008 11:18 AM

I was impressed when I read that in the Newsweek article (where, of course, they didn't actually spell it out). It was a welcome relief after the completely controlled, almost humorless Obama of the campaign.

Posted by leek | November 10, 2008 11:21 AM

Obama is the most real president we have had in a while. Dude is legit.

Posted by Original Monique | November 10, 2008 11:21 AM

Slogateers who champion saying FUCK all the time in every post (you know who you are) really have such limited vocabulary.

It's dull.

That fabulous stylist and wit Dick Cheney (heh heh DICK heh heh) said it on the Senate floor and the world kept turning, but our world isn't any better for it.....


Posted by Hartiepie | November 10, 2008 11:25 AM

Now, THAT's fucking Change I can fucking believe in.

Posted by Andy Niable | November 10, 2008 11:26 AM


Please go to the URL and help us out. :)

Posted by Original Monique | November 10, 2008 11:27 AM

In "Dreams from My Father", he writes "shit" as a verb. *swoon*

However, comment #9 is right. We only think Obama swearing is cool because we like him. I bet Bush swears all the time.

Posted by kebabs | November 10, 2008 11:45 AM

@9 you are fuckin' right!

People shouldn't talk or write like that it coarsens the discourse. Also it displays emotion and we Seattlites know that's bad! Bad, bad, bad!!!

I will try to be more of an uptight prude, and watch my words. Sorry to be such a dict-wad.

fuckin' A--

Posted by PC | November 10, 2008 11:46 AM

On the other hand, if everyone in America changed lightbulbs from incandescent to LED lights, we would suddenly have enough spare power to recharge the plug-in hybrids we could then buy with the money we saved.


Posted by Will in Seattle | November 10, 2008 11:58 AM

@13 -- uhhhh PC you don't need to say FUCK to prove that you have no class---obviously.

I fail to see how saying it embues anything at all. The glee ECB and others have about using it ad nauseum reminds me of school kids who just can't quite get ahold of the idea that if it really doesn't matter, then don't make a stink about it.

And yes, I am indeed a school marm with a ruler in one hand and my hair in a bun.

Posted by Hartiepie | November 10, 2008 12:11 PM

why is naughty words linked to that photo of the beautiful pork? pork is NOT a dirty word!

Posted by d | November 10, 2008 12:15 PM

Oh, wow. Dictwad. I love it. Someone who's a prick about speech. Beautiful.

Posted by wench | November 10, 2008 12:30 PM

Lost amid our snickering over his choice of language is the point Obama was trying to make. Individual consumer choices are nice, but they're not going to make a dent in climate change.

This comment, together with an argument on the cost of cap-and-trade Obama made in the primary debates, tells me this... When it comes to climate change, dude gets it.

Posted by cressona | November 10, 2008 2:16 PM

He also inhaled, repeatedly, and confirmed that was the point.

America, meet Gen X. Irreverent, hilarious and effective.

Posted by laurenb | November 10, 2008 6:25 PM

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