Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Fucking Brilliant

This is why we need cameras, or at least microphones, in the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court will decide whether it is indecent when some foul-mouthed celebrity drops the "F-word" on live television, stepping into its first major broadcast indecency case in 30 years.

The high court said Monday it will hear arguments in a case over whether the government can ban "fleeting expletives," one-time uses of familiar but profane words.

Seriously, how great will these oral arguments be? I bet even Ol' Silent Clarence speaks up.

See, this is what happens when the government wades into this sort of thing.

108th CONGRESS
H. R. 3687

December 8, 2003

Mr. OSE (for himself and Mr. SMITH of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend section 1464 of title 18, United States Code, to provide for the punishment of certain profane broadcasts, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1464 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

(1) by inserting `(a)' before `Whoever'; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

`(b) As used in this section, the term `profane', used with respect to language, includes the words `shit', `piss', `fuck', `cunt', `asshole', and the phrases `cock sucker', `mother fucker', and `ass hole', compound use (including hyphenated compounds) of such words and phrases with each other or with other words or phrases, and other grammatical forms of such words and phrases (including verb, adjective, gerund, participle, and infinitive forms).'.

Admit it, you thought 'cock sucker' was hyphenated, too.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't that straight out of George Carlin's routine??

M

Anonymous said...

The one I feel bad for is the court stenographer... I suggest you start practicing for future visits:
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