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Old 12-06-2003, 08:15 PM   #1
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John Kerry Officially Loses the Nomination by Dropping the F-Bomb

Way to act Presidential......I am wondering if you are being advised by members of this forum(THAT WAS A JOKE HAHAH PLEASE DO NOT TAKE IT THE WRONG WAY).

[Q]"I voted for what I thought was best for the country. Did I expect Howard Dean to go off to the left and say, 'I'm against everything'? Sure. Did I expect George Bush to fuck it up as badly as he did? I don't think anybody did. [/Q]

Way to go John Kerry! I am so Proud to have you as my Senator. I may now vote for any candidate who runs against you when you run for Senate next time.

Oh this was in the Rolling Stone interview.http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/43544.htm
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Old 12-06-2003, 08:37 PM   #2
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He was speaking to RS readers correct?

I don't see what the big F*****G deal is
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I actually had you in mind as his advisor.
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Old 12-06-2003, 08:41 PM   #4
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Here is the big deal [Q]Brookings Institution presidential scholar Stephen Hess said he can't recall another candidate attacking a president with X-rated language in a public interview. [/Q]
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LOL

I do kinda like him as a candidate, but I haven't made up my mind. Wes looked really good speaking at a school last week. And Dean handled Hardball very well.

I really don't cuss a lot other than s**t. Kids & job
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He didn't call him a f***er. He used it as a verb.
Extreme times make for extreme measures.
Besides the times they are a changing.
Now I would use it a noun for sure.
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Okay...why is the "f" word still such a big deal in society? There haven't been many people in this country who haven't heard it or used it at some point and time in their lives, it's nothing new, so for people to continue to be shocked by it is kinda silly.

Anywho...they should look at the word in the context it was used-like Scarletwine said, he wasn't describing Bush with that word, he wasn't intending to offend anybody with it...so let bygones be bygones.

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Old 12-06-2003, 09:13 PM   #8
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yep....times are indeed changing....Maybe I should try using it in my classroom and see if using it as a noun makes a difference. Will I have a job on Tuesday?
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I think the place of use does make a difference.
Obviously I don't think your classroom is appropriate anymore than my staff meetings. But I do hear it a ton on the job. Including by senior staff members in everyday conversation.

I also have to agree with Angela that it isn't seen as that big of deal anymore.

RS magazine is traditionally a little off-color and provocative. It would not be inappropriate in that media.
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I think it gives him f@#king balls. Would I vote or not vote for him based on this? No.

I'm not sure which is worse, a president that would make up words or use curse words...
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I understand it is Rolling Stone.....I also know that Presidents swear....however...there is a time and a place....and this is unusual.
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I am now reminded why America is perceived as so conservative.

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I can't help it...it bothers me...

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and I am known for dropping f-bombs......
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Yup, Prime Minster Trudeau dropped an F-bomb in Parliament here in Canada back in the 70's. Caused a bit of a stir but nothing more. But then Trudeau could get away with pretty much anything in the golden years. But seriously Americans need to lighten up. I had to try hard not to laugh when I saw f*** referred to as "X-rated language". Personally I find the selection of words used as curses to be amusing. Why crude slang for the act of copulation or excriment should be taboo is beyond me. Also how f*** came to be used as a noun, verb, adjective and pretty much anything else is also something I find quite funny, though annoying when you have people who don't know how to say anything else.
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I honestly don't see the big deal. There are bigger problems in this world than somebody's choice of four letter words. Who cares at the end of the day?

Didn't Dubya call somebody an asshole or something during his campaign? Or am I dreaming? Most of us use these words, some more than others, and I don't really blink an eye.

Definitely agree about the conservative America comments made above.
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