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(NPR)   In which NPR expresses grave, grave concern over what it might mean for America that Beto O'Rourke cursed in front of children and the elderly   (npr.org) divider line
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2022-08-13 10:15:42 AM  
According Cal Jillson, professor of Political Science at Southern Methodist University, O'Rourke's kneejerk reaction shows he's passionate, which is good, but dropping an f-bomb in a room with elderly attendees and kids, not so much.

Pretty sure I saw the elderly stand and cheer.  And the kids already know those words.  They probably learned them from mamaw and papaw.

Next item of concern...?
 
2022-08-13 10:18:26 AM  
F*ck off NPR. Wake up.
 
2022-08-13 10:20:39 AM  
Fark? Drew? Can we PULEASE, please end the ban on so called "curse" words for situations like this? Hell, for the entirety of Fark?

Beto's response was spot on, warranted, and the best thing that a democrat has done since Joe Biden hot-mic'd "He's a dumbass," about Doocy.

Gun control needs as many curse words as it can get its hands on. It is beyond pornographic and obscene what is happening to children, re: gun violence. It is now the leading cause of death among children. THE LEADING CAUSE. If that doesn't deserve a few "motherfarkers," then I don't know what does.
 
2022-08-13 10:24:55 AM  
Next on NPR:
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/The issue isn't harsh language, it's that the country is so flooded with guns that they are the #1 killer of children.
And if that's hard to grasp FUCK you NPR.
 
2022-08-13 10:30:15 AM  
If you are more offended by a person swearing in righteous anger than you are by someone laughing about children being gunned down at school, may I politely ask, what the fuck is wrong with you?
 
2022-08-13 10:33:48 AM  
I didn't know Susan Collins had a career in journalism.
 
2022-08-13 10:57:03 AM  

Devolving_Spud: According Cal Jillson, professor of Political Science at Southern Methodist University, O'Rourke's kneejerk reaction shows he's passionate, which is good, but dropping an f-bomb in a room with elderly attendees and kids, not so much.

Pretty sure I saw the elderly stand and cheer.  And the kids already know those words.  They probably learned them from mamaw and papaw.

Next item of concern...?


This.

The only person in the room who looks shocked is the Karen holding the Abbott sign.
 
2022-08-13 11:06:41 AM  
Mocking laughter at someone's concerned for slaughtered fourth-graders is the pinnacle of class and decorum, though.
 
2022-08-13 11:14:30 AM  
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2022-08-13 11:21:30 AM  

meehaw: Fark? Drew? Can we PULEASE, please end the ban on so called "curse" words for situations like this? Hell, for the entirety of Fark?

Beto's response was spot on, warranted, and the best thing that a democrat has done since Joe Biden hot-mic'd "He's a dumbass," about Doocy.

Gun control needs as many curse words as it can get its hands on. It is beyond pornographic and obscene what is happening to children, re: gun violence. It is now the leading cause of death among children. THE LEADING CAUSE. If that doesn't deserve a few "motherfarkers," then I don't know what does.


Fark has a fucking swear jar.
 
2022-08-13 11:23:25 AM  
We've seen where "civil" discourse gets us.  Maybe it's time for them to just fark their feelings if a bad word gets them in a tizzy.
 
2022-08-13 11:27:32 AM  
This is just Nice Polite Republicans being true to form.  GOP obscenities are still fine with them, of course.
 
2022-08-13 11:33:29 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: This is just Nice Polite Republicans being true to form.  GOP obscenities are still fine with them, of course.


The GOP is an obscenity.
 
2022-08-13 11:38:06 AM  
Anyone getting the vapors over Beto calling this guy a motherfucker isn't going to vote for Beto anyway.
 
2022-08-13 12:12:01 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: This is just Nice Polite Republicans being true to form.  GOP obscenities are still fine with them, of course.


National Petroleum Radio

After they effectively got co-opted  by Koch
 
2022-08-13 12:17:17 PM  
Last night at dinner we were laughing about how our kids cursed fluently when they were three or four and now the grandkids do the same thing.
 
2022-08-13 12:19:25 PM  
I took a screenshot of the NPR tweet about this yesterday because of the ratio on it:

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3,390 likes. Over 30 THOUSAND comments. And all most all of those comments are in support of Beto.

https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1557879554777153547?s=20&t=C9Pv47BYZudDf6vECCpmJA
 
2022-08-13 12:26:14 PM  
I'm a little more worried about the Travolta move he did right before the laugh.  He could've put someone's eye out.
 
2022-08-13 12:41:04 PM  
Oh piss off
He was if anything restrained
Personally, I would have gone off on a rant that would impress a Paris Island DI
 
2022-08-13 1:04:12 PM  
You dense motherf*ckers.
 
2022-08-13 1:12:24 PM  
What it might mean? That ammosexuals are motherfuckers.
 
2022-08-13 1:18:20 PM  

Naido: I'm a little more worried about the Travolta move he did right before the laugh.  He could've put someone's eye out.


Beto has always seemed a little overly performative to me, even by politician standards. There's too much, there's too little, and there's just right. Bill Clinton was the gold standard of just right. Hillary Clinton is too little. Beto? Too much.

Then there's Trump. I like to think of Trump as an actor on the set of a movie and the director is setting up a shot for a scene. "Donald, the love of your life is dying, so in this scene we're going to cut in close on your face while she's lying in the hospital bed. We need you to communicate the loss, the fear, the helplessness that your character is going through at this moment. Can you do that?"

Trump: "Yep, my dick's out."
 
2022-08-13 1:19:53 PM  
He's not Presidential material.  He's not Senate material.  He was lucky to get into congress.  Should have stayed in his lane.

/he's not wrong though
 
2022-08-13 1:24:41 PM  
Protect children from bullets first, then worry about F-bombs.
 
2022-08-13 1:51:57 PM  
Wait til they find out he was in a band. HE PLAYED AN INSTRUMENT.
 
2022-08-13 2:40:53 PM  

Devolving_Spud: According Cal Jillson, professor of Political Science at Southern Methodist University, O'Rourke's kneejerk reaction shows he's passionate, which is good, but dropping an f-bomb in a room with elderly attendees and kids, not so much.

Pretty sure I saw the elderly stand and cheer.  And the kids already know those words.  They probably learned them from mamaw and papaw.

Next item of concern...?


Blah, blah, blah SMU.......
 
2022-08-13 2:41:04 PM  
Beto nailed it.

It wasn't just the cursing, which was warranted. It was the timing. Immediate. No waiting. No "let's talk about it." Instant smack down.

That should always be the response to liars, assholes, and bullies. Hit 'em immediately, and hit 'em hard enough they never try it again.
 
2022-08-13 2:41:18 PM  

ski9600: He's not Presidential material.  He's not Senate material.  He was lucky to get into congress.  Should have stayed in his lane.

/he's not wrong though


STFU and ski in your lane...
 
2022-08-13 2:41:59 PM  

downstairs: meehaw: Fark? Drew? Can we PULEASE, please end the ban on so called "curse" words for situations like this? Hell, for the entirety of Fark?

Beto's response was spot on, warranted, and the best thing that a democrat has done since Joe Biden hot-mic'd "He's a dumbass," about Doocy.

Gun control needs as many curse words as it can get its hands on. It is beyond pornographic and obscene what is happening to children, re: gun violence. It is now the leading cause of death among children. THE LEADING CAUSE. If that doesn't deserve a few "motherfarkers," then I don't know what does.

Fark has a farking swear jar.


Swear jars are for children and Christians
 
2022-08-13 2:42:25 PM  
After 4+ years of Trump, don't you dare pull this shiat (too cheap to use the farking swear jar)
 
2022-08-13 2:43:27 PM  
I have had it with this motherfuqqing swears in my motherfuqqing jar
 
2022-08-13 2:43:58 PM  
Nice
Polite
Republicans
 
2022-08-13 2:44:20 PM  
I'm glad Beto O'Rourke called that guy a "motherfarker" in crowded room full of cameras, because now we're talking about Beto, which is a good idea if we want him elected. I'm sure 4 people in La Grange will vote against Beto for this, but 40 others will agree with him.
 
2022-08-13 2:44:28 PM  
This NPR article is life imitating art....

'If liberals are so f*cking smart, how come they lose so godd*m always?!"
- Will McAvoy, Newsroom
 
2022-08-13 2:45:24 PM  

guinsu: downstairs: meehaw: Fark? Drew? Can we PULEASE, please end the ban on so called "curse" words for situations like this? Hell, for the entirety of Fark?

Beto's response was spot on, warranted, and the best thing that a democrat has done since Joe Biden hot-mic'd "He's a dumbass," about Doocy.

Gun control needs as many curse words as it can get its hands on. It is beyond pornographic and obscene what is happening to children, re: gun violence. It is now the leading cause of death among children. THE LEADING CAUSE. If that doesn't deserve a few "motherfarkers," then I don't know what does.

Fark has a farking swear jar.

Swear jars are for children and Christians


I entirely agree. Non-bigoted language really isn't NSFW anymore. If I search for "fark" in my work email, I'm going to get a lot more results than I would searching farkdotcom.
 
2022-08-13 2:45:50 PM  
Beto's behavior was concerning. Very concerning. And whatever happened to civility? I'm extremely upset just thinking about it.

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2022-08-13 2:45:53 PM  
I'm sure the consultant class is very concerned about Beto going off script and expressing actual values and emotions, it could really mess with their fund raising if voters start to expect that from mainstream Dems
 
2022-08-13 2:46:10 PM  
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2022-08-13 2:46:28 PM  
Meanwhile, there were children at the South Park 25th anniversary concert with Ween and Primus.

Most people's kids have heard mf.
 
2022-08-13 2:46:40 PM  
Oh no beto is no longer going to win the super conservative voters who live in a fantasy of the 50's in their heads.
 
2022-08-13 2:47:57 PM  
Are we just going to forget that Trump said he'd bomb the shiat out of Isis during his campaign?
 
2022-08-13 2:48:08 PM  
Why Trump Curses: If The Trump Administration Were A Movie, It Would Be Rated R | TIME
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2022-08-13 2:48:34 PM  

atomic-age: Meanwhile, there were children at the South Park 25th anniversary concert with Ween and Primus.

Most people's kids have heard mf.


Hey, I was there on Wednesday too!  Great concert.
 
2022-08-13 2:49:30 PM  
First it was a mild, nearly subliminal rebuke of Beto by the Hill, and now a full-throated lament at not heeding the Call for Civility™ from NPR. Predictable to seven decimal places, these schmucks.
 
2022-08-13 2:50:15 PM  
So the NRA doesn't have too big of a problem with their members buying a weapon made for war, used against a child, but NSFW is beyond the pale.

Got it.
 
2022-08-13 2:50:24 PM  

emersonbiggins: Nice
Polite
Republicans


Shrub purged NPR long ago. This isn't the 90's. What it is, is sh*t..... Just like most major media owned by the same 3 or 4 corporations.
 
2022-08-13 2:51:05 PM  

ski9600: Should have stayed in his lane.


PhrasingTexasTribune.org:

"She said, 'No, we were in the median of the road. We did not try to flee. I don't know that there was anywhere we could have gone,'" he said.
 
2022-08-13 2:51:45 PM  
I'm well aware of NYT Pitchbot (a damn national treasure), but is there a NPR Pitchbot? Or would the venn diagram be a circle?
 
2022-08-13 2:51:58 PM  

Cafe Threads: [Fark user image image 425x309]


Supreme Court disagrees.
 
2022-08-13 2:52:27 PM  
Apparently it is ok to call for armed conflict with law enforcement , try to overthrow the government, threaten to enslave any woman that exercises her own right to bodily autonomy , to terrorize the opposition party voters through threat of death  but saying a bad word is going too far.
 
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