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The #@*&! Problem

spikoli Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 11:06 AM
Omg, so true, his whole schtik is swearing weather necessary or not. And he is so NOT funny it's hilarious to watch him... Making childish at best jabs at conservative women and men, OMG he is so bad and it's what makes it so funny, the fact he thinks and his audience thinks he's funny.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 2:55 PM
Doesn't watching a fool make a fool of himself, get old?
And after a while, it's just sad. . . .

BY A VOTE of 183-50, town meeting members in Middleborough, Mass., last week approved a bylaw making public cursing a civil offense and authorizing police to enforce the ban by fining offenders $20.

Town Hall may find it hard to collect on those fines. Assuming Cohen v. California is still good law, the First Amendment's protection of free speech extends to using four-letter words in public, and as soon as the new ordinance is challenged it will almost certainly be struck down. Legally, town authorities don't have a leg to stand on. But their concern with enforcing public standards...

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