I well remember the day Vice President Cheney walked up behind Senator Leahy on the floor of the Senate and said "Fuck yourself."
Well, that was 2004 and this is 2017, a lot has changed. In 2004 I was outraged, and disgusted. In 2017 I'm more likely to say "Meh."
Unless you live under a rock you hear it often these days. I particularly notice its use by millennials. I suppose it will forever be used in conversation like the word "pussy" most recently introduced in the 2016 campaign season. Thanks Washington, we could have lived without those words.
In April I have tickets to see Marc Maron with my son. (One of those mother/son bonding experiences.) This character has a podcast called "WTF with Marc Maron." If you're highly offended by the "F" word it would be better if you skipped this event.
In 2015 the millennials working in the White House decided another venue to get the word out to other millennials would be to have Obama appear on the "WTF" podcast with Marc Maron. They contacted Marc and the rest is history.
Son listens to Marc Maron sometimes and told me this was going to happen. Being a devoted Obama fan I didn't want to miss it and it was great.
It's another world out there! This old woman has come a long way from her days as a Baptist in Texas. Sometimes it's a shock to my system but I don't want to miss anything.
Yes, the protests turned violent this week at UC Berkeley. What did you expect, it's a university campus. Book a radical right speaker on a radical left campus and you can expect trouble.
Reminds me of the time son as a teenager, took offense to me asking him to change shirts before going to church. I didn't consider the shirt he was wearing to be appropriate for church. He puffed up and tried to say he had the right to wear his rock band shirt to church if he wanted to and I was wrong to condemn it. I informed him I was not condemning his shirt, that bathing suits were perfectly appropriate, but not in church.
That's how I feel about the situation at Berkeley. There's a whole world out there in which to practice free speech but not all places or situations are appropriate.
Wow, this is a great article, How to Build a Winning Progressive Infrastructure. I hope you'll read it.