Sunday, March 14, 2010

More California moonbattery

I'm a little bit behind in getting to this story.  But it's too good to pass on.

It seems that the Nanny State worshipers in the California Assembly - amid an economic crisis that has the state teetering on the brink of bankruptcy - have found time to pass a resolution against profanity.
Feeling a little salty, Californians? Better get it out of your system while you can.

Amid the ongoing — and occasionally tense — debate over how to clean up California's budget mess, lawmakers are trying to tidy something else, almost as unmanageable: our language. Thursday morning, the Assembly approved a ceremonial resolution turning the first week of March into "Cuss Free Week."

With the Senate expected to follow suit next week, all Californians will be asked to bite back on four-letter words and a few choice compound phrases. WT (bleep)?, you ask. Don't sweat: Police officers won't be waiting with soap. That's not the point.

According to sponsors of the measure — inspired by a Southern California teen whose creation of a "no cussing" school club sparked an international movement — it's more about minding the delicate sensibilities of those around you. Like your grandmother. "When we're at our grandmother's house," said Anthony Portantino, D-Pasadena, "we have respect and decorum."
Uh huh.  "Minding the delicate sensibilities of those around you."  Right.

I have no use whatsoever for meaningless, nonsense resolutions.  It's bad enough that our "representatives" are selling us out to enrich themselves and their crony friends.  But when they start bandying about this kind of nonsense, I just want to scream.

So, though I'm a week late, I want to drop this four-letter word on the CA Assembly: fail.