Never mind our state is f***in' bankrupt, the southern 2/3 of the state is running out of g**damn water, we're chasing jobs to neighboring states at a prodigious rate and people in Mississippi laugh at our education, prison & welfare systems. Our legislature managed to reach consensus on one item last week - a resolution to make the first week in March a 'cuss-free week' in the legislature with encouragement to make it a statewide movement. Yeah, no shit! They've got nothing better to do.
The Genius who came up with this idea (Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada/Flintridge) thinks everybody should behave like they're visiting Grandma's house. Well, first of all Tony, you didn't know my Grandma. She grew up in a mining town with a saloonkeeper for a husband. She could cuss with more feeling and finesse than any wimpy legislator in this state. That she did it in Italian so most folks didn't know she was cussing is beside the point - and she was still a Lady!
Second, as Anthony stated, 'when you're at Grandma's house you have respect and decorum'. Right you are but that goes both ways - I don't run into weasles and shysters and lawyers and crooks at Grandma's house trying to screw me out of every nickel I make. If our state legislature showed a little respect and decorum for ME, for MY rights, for MY money and job, I'd be a little more inclined to return the favor. As it is, about the only joy I get some days is laughing with my friends about the ignorant motherf****ers running our state.
Cuss at them? Most of them should be beaten about the head and shoulders like the recalcitract jackasses they are. A good cussing is the least they deserve.
And now they want to take that away too?
and the horse they rode in on.
Oh yeah - while they were acting on this bullshit last week, they let 3 BI-PARTISAN jobs bills languish in committee. Sorry - didn't mean to cuss.
On February 24th, the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee heard but failed to act on SBx6 4 by Senator Roy Ashburn (R-Bakersfield) and Senator Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), which would have extended and expanded the homebuyer tax credit for Californians by $200 million. This measure had bipartisan co-authors, support from industry and labor, and would create much needed construction jobs and get people buying homes and investing in California communities again. T
he Senate Environmental Quality Committee also heard but failed to act on SBx8 42 by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) and Senator Dave Cogdill (R-Modesto) which would have created jobs in the hard hit construction industry by protecting a select number of construction projects from frivolous lawsuits brought under the California Environmental Quality Act, without sacrificing environmental protections.
While the Senate Energy Committee approved SBx8 22 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) and Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) last week, it languishes without action in the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee. This bill would exempt from sales and use tax equipment used in the manufacture of clean tech and green tech products, creating jobs through new and expanded manufacturing in the state. Click here to read the Governor's statement on legislative Democrats stalling job creation proposals.
If you want to get some laughs there's a FaceBook group called 'I Live In California and I'll f**in curse if I want to". There's lots of great articles there from papers around the state and the country like the following article. But beware, you better be ready for a little cussin'.
Grandma would be so proud.
Asshole California Legislators Create ‘Cuss Free Week’
There are just certain situations in which proper emotions can’t be conveyed without swearing. When you’re at the gym and accidentally drop a dumbbell on your foot, for example, would anyone scream out, “DARN” ?
Another scenario that makes me want to conjure every inappropriate word known to man is the fact that California legislators – whose inability to set aside partisanship on virtually every issue has left the state paralyzed and on the brink of bankruptcy – decided to finally come together, only in support of a mind-numbingly stupid idea.
The California Assembly passed a ceremonial resolution this morning designating the first week of March “Cuss Free Week,” reports the San Jose Mercury News. The Senate is expected to follow suit.
Assembly member, thinks that every citizen of California should behave as if you were visiting grandma. ”When we’re at our grandmother’s house,” said Portantino, “we have respect and decorum.”
But Portantino and other members of the Legislature are apparently forgetting that things inside the halls of government – let alone outside – aren’t always so clean and conservative. Remember that coded message Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sent to Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, in which the letters in each line at the left hand margin spelled out “F-U-C-K Y-O-U” ?
A spokesman for Ammiano said at the time, “You certainly have to have a sense of humor in politics.” Well, if the Assembly has anything to do with it, the first week of March is sure to be devoid of humor. And passion.
So, since it’s still the end of February, let me say this now while I still can: California legislators need to stop acting like Miss Manners, and start getting some fucking work done.