Remember that whole Middleborough pointless fucking dumb-ass public cursing ordinance we mentioned earlier this month?
Well nearly 100 protesters rallied on the town lawn yesterday against the ban.
Also at the scene were some counter-protesters, motherfuckin’ Middleborough residents who showed up in support of the shit-balls ban, which would make public profanity punishable by a $20 fine.
“Why do you defend offensive speech? Why don’t you hit me?” one counter-protester was recorded saying.
Um, because hitting someone is fucking different, guy.
I don’t approve of the phrase “Yowza!” but I wouldn’t be all offended and shit if someone screamed it in my face.
I know what you’re thinking. I’m fucking telepathic, okay? And no, contrary to what the featured image of this post may suggest, the nearly 100 protestors were not fined 20 dollars a piece (and Rage Guy was not arrested). The bylaw won’t be enforced until Martha Coakley determines whether or not it’s constitutional, according to a Globe article.
Apparently earlier this month Middleborough Police Chief Bruce Gates said that the cursing fine would be intended for when people “accost” others with profanity, rather than just swearing in public. Still, how could this be proven unless the offended individual decides to whip out his or her phone and record it? And will there be a set list of no-no’s, reminiscent of George Carlin’s comedy sketch, or will it be at the judgment of law enforcement?
Because taken out of context, an exclamation of shock could plausibly become a threatening statement. For instance, “Hey bitch, clean this shit up!” could be taken as “Wow, this individual whom I am a stranger to just demanded I pick something up for him,”
but really it’s this guy joking around with his female dog, wishing that animals were able to baggy-up their own poop.