Archive for banned words

Oh f***! Parents group wants FCC to crack down on CBS over Flacco's F-bomb after Super Bowl win

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NippleGate, aka Janet Jackson's infamous Superbowl "wardrobe malfunction," caused a huge uproar, an abundance of hand wringing, passing out on fainting couches, a surge in smelling salts and hand-fan sales, and outrage-- outrage!-- over such tawdritude being aired on the Tee Vee Machine.

Oh, and let's not forget the upswing in lawyer employment. The Hill:

CBS has been involved in years of legal battles after it aired a split-second view of singer Janet Jackson's partially exposed breast following a "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

Which brings us to yesterday's Superbowl win by the Baltimore Ravens. As I watched and heard Flacco's spontaneous Moment of Sheer Ecstasy, I turned to Mr. Laffy, he turned to me, and we both cracked up and said something like, "Uh oh. They just caught him saying f**k on live television, right?" Right:

Immediately after the game ended, an exuberant Joe Flacco, the Baltimore Ravens's quarterback, could be heard saying "f---ing awesome" to one of his teammates.

Well THAT didn't sit well with the Parents Television Council at ALL. Harrumph! They are boiling mad! How DARE a deliriously happy Superbowl hero not think before he spoke? How DARE CBS let an impromptu expletive change the lives-- forever-- of thousands-- no, MILLIONS-- of unsuspecting children?! How DARE that momentary blur of a word make its way into our living rooms?! Time to for action! Again.

Of course, allowing our kids to watch and/or partake in the violent game of football, that's fine and dandy. All those resulting brain injuries, they're perfectly acceptable. Just as long as children aren't exposed to *gasp!* a word.

But too late now. They've been corrupted. Clearly, kiddies everywhere will turn to lives of prostitution and icky video game-playing, of drugs and rock and roll, and worst of all, of instantly morphing into -- dun-dun-dun-n!-- liberals!

Yet this is hunky dory:

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More here.

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VIDEO- GOP MI male State Rep. on "vagina" ban of Dem. female reps: "It's like giving a kid a time out for a day."

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So now the Michigan GOP  state representative is saying this word didn't bother them...

... Saying, "No means no" did:

Via Daily Kos.

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More: http:/progressmichigan.org/StandwithPP

Republicans claim they don't understand how we got started talking about the "war on women" - they apparently forgot that they launched the attack on women's health? Now, they just can't help saying what they really think of the strong women who spoke out on the House floor last week.

I've been saying this since the infuriating incident first happened: This is about control and treating women as if they're tantruming children because they use words like "vagina," "vasectomy," and *gasp!* "no."

Michigan GOP state Rep. Wayne Schmidt:

"It wasn't about body parts. It wasn't about dissent. It wasn't about anyone's religious beliefs. It was that last comment that took it a step too far, and that's what crossed the line about ... The 'no means no' comment. That went a step too far. As I said to someone up north here, it's like giving a kid a time out for a day, you know. Hey, time out."

You know what's really offensive? Cowardly, irresponsible, infantile Republican men who are so afraid of  evil, scary smart, rational women that they punish them with time-outs to eliminate a non-existent problem rather than allowing their smart, rational, elected female counterparts to do their jobs.

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VIDEO- BLUNT song parody: Vagina!

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I couldn’t resist writing another song parody, this time about some legislators, specifically the infamous Michigan Males, censoring and banning female members who dared to utter the words "vagina" and "vasectomy"! Oh noes!

(I just noticed from the freeze frame that my video program failed to add the apostrophe in "We'll"... it does that. Sigh.)

You have a voice, now use it.

For more information about how to contribute to Blunt, follow this link.

It’s your turn. Go.

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Vaginas take back the capitol with Michigan women lawmakers performing "Vagina Monologues"

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Never underestimate the power of the vagina. As I prepare a new BLUNT song parody video about this very topic, I am heartened by the women legislators in Michigan retaliating against the males who banned them from the House floor for daring to utter the anatomically correct term, "vagina" while defending women's constitutional reproductive rights.

As you may recall, Reps. Barb Byrum and Lisa Brown introduced an amendment to apply the same regulations to vasectomies that GOP lawmakers wanted to add to abortion services. Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas (R) didn't like that they used the word "vasectomy" and Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, was offended by the word “vagina”.  

As I said in a previous post, it's okay with men like those two to penetrate a vagina with an ultrasound probe or even their own anatomy, but saying it out loud is something “you can’t say in mixed company.” So boinking in mixed company is fine, but a woman must not mention the very thing he boinks.

Enter (no pun) Eve Ensler, author of “Vagina Monologues”:

Monday, June 18, 2012 5:00pm until 8:00pm in EDT

Michigan Capitol Building - 100 North Capitol Ave (btw.West Allegean & West Ottawa)

EVE ENSLER is flying to Michigan to take back the capitol with a special performance of The Vagina Monologues, starring Eve herself, along with your favorite legislators!

So far, the cast includes Eve Ensler, along with:

Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor)
Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing)
Rep. Barb Byrum (D- Onondaga)
Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes (D-Saginaw)
Rep. Dian Slavens (D- Canton Township)
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D- Detroit)
Rep. Lisa Brown (D-West Bloomfield)
Rep. Vicki Barnett (D-Farmington Hills)
Rep. Joan Bauer (D-Lansing)

...with more to be announced soon!

Via Raw Story:

The play in considered a feminist manifesto and supporters hope that it will help to raise awareness of conservative encroachments on the rights of women.

The provincial team of Stamas and Callton are about to feel the wrath of women scorned. By the way, do these two ever say the word "penis" out loud? Just asking.

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VIDEO: Female MI Rep. to male GOP House leader: “I’m flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but no means no."

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Two Michigan (home of Gov. Ricky Snyder of Financial Martial Law infamy) Democratic state legislators, both female, were silenced by their House leader (male) for trying to reduce access to vasectomies... and for uttering the "medically correct terms" vagina and vasectomy.

That's what they got for trying to stand up for women's rights, those silly, foul-mouthed girls! Don't they know their place by now?

Think Progress:

Reps. Barb Byrum and Lisa Brown introduced an amendment to apply the same regulations to vasectomies that GOP lawmakers wanted to add to abortion services. [...]

Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas (R) was “uncomfortable with me saying vasectomy,” Byrum explained, noting that no one told her why she had been banned or how long it would last.

War on Women? What War on Women? Don't be ridiculous!

And from The Detroit News:

House Republicans prohibited state Rep. Lisa Brown from speaking on the floor Thursday after she ended a speech Wednesday against a bill restricting abortions by referencing her female anatomy.

Brown, a West Bloomfield Democrat and mother of three, said a package of abortion regulation bills would violate her Jewish religious beliefs that pregnancy be aborted to save the life of the mother.

So if a Jew presents religion as an argument, it's not valid. Got it. Only Catholics can do that.

To make matters worse, Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, was offended by the word "vagina". Apparently he can penetrate one with an ultrasound probe or even his own anatomy, but saying it out loud is something "you can't say in mixed company." He boinks in mixed company, so why can't a woman mention the very thing he, erm, mixes company with?

Lisa Brown: "We're all adults here."

No, Lisa, apparently that's where you're wrong.

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'Baby bump' and 'shared sacrifice' make annual list of banned phrases

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I usually hear "baby bump" used rather derogatorily (i.e. "Is that a baby bump or did you just have a big lunch?") so good riddance.

Before passing comment on someone's "baby bump," take a pregnant pause. Likewise, give up promoting "shared sacrifice." And if you're tempted to proclaim your desire to "win the future," you've lost it here in the present.

Michigan's Lake Superior State University is featuring those phrases in its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. The 2012 list, released Friday, was compiled by the university from nominations submitted from across the globe.

What else do the syntactical Scrooges want to cast out with the good cheer in the new year? The list also includes "occupy," ''ginormous," ''man cave" and "the new normal."

In all, a dozen words or phrases made the 37th end-of-the year list. The list started as a publicity ploy by the school's public relations department on New Year's Day 1976, and has since generated tens of thousands of nominations.

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