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2009-03-27 7:18:56 PM  
F*ck texas
 
Cog
2009-03-27 7:25:11 PM  
It's called disorderly conduct. If someone complains it's a crime.
 
2009-03-27 7:42:34 PM  

Cog: It's called disorderly conduct. If someone complains it's a crime.


**this post reported to moderators**
 
2009-03-27 7:52:32 PM  

Cog: It's called disorderly conduct. If someone complains it's a crime.


In the second instance, it was the cop who heard and complained. In escalating the situation, it just got worse and more of the F-bombs were tossed around. The cop made it f*cking worse, and was not responding to any complaint other than his own. F*cking cop.

F*ck this crap. It's just f*cking words.
 
Cog
2009-03-27 8:05:04 PM  

SpinStopper: Cog: It's called disorderly conduct. If someone complains it's a crime.

In the second instance, it was the cop who heard and complained. In escalating the situation, it just got worse and more of the F-bombs were tossed around. The cop made it f*cking worse, and was not responding to any complaint other than his own. F*cking cop.

F*ck this crap. It's just f*cking words.


Did you RTFA?
 
2009-03-27 8:21:03 PM  
using the "F-word" in public places is starting to get Houston-area residents handcuffed or arrested.

Unfarking believable. Someone in legal really needs to read and describe the First Amendment to the Houston police department. Dropping the F bomb is generally a protected form of free speech.

/Whether the person dropping the f bomb in public, even after being asked to stop, deserves what he or she gets is another matter.
 
2009-03-27 10:22:56 PM  

Cog: SpinStopper: Cog: It's called disorderly conduct. If someone complains it's a crime.

In the second instance, it was the cop who heard and complained. In escalating the situation, it just got worse and more of the F-bombs were tossed around. The cop made it f*cking worse, and was not responding to any complaint other than his own. F*cking cop.

F*ck this crap. It's just f*cking words.

Did you RTFA?


Yep, this part:

After finding the battery shelf empty, she told the Chronicle that she turned to her mother and remarked, "They're all (expletive deleted) gone!"

Capt. Alfred Decker, a La Marque assistant fire marshal who also is a certified peace officer, overheard the conversation.

He came from around the corner to tell her, "You need to watch your mouth," she said.

When she told him it was a private conversation and none of his business, she said he ordered her outside so that he could retrieve his citation book and ticket her for disorderly conduct.

La Marque Fire Chief Todd Zacheri said Fridge had created a scene by cursing the officer and everyone else present, causing a "huge group" to gather.


Explain to me how I got that wrong in the first place ;)
 
2009-03-27 10:36:51 PM  

SpinStopper: Cog: It's called disorderly conduct. If someone complains it's a crime.

In the second instance, it was the cop who heard and complained. In escalating the situation, it just got worse and more of the F-bombs were tossed around. The cop made it f*cking worse, and was not responding to any complaint other than his own. F*cking cop.

F*ck this crap. It's just f*cking words.


It's an all-around bad situation. First you have dumbass trash who you don't dare even hint at the fact that they're being rude or idiotic (politely or not) unless you want a shiat-storm rant about how wrong *you* are to call them out on their asshatery. Then you have a redneck sub-cop who enjoys abusing his authority.

/That's La Marque for you...
 
2009-03-27 11:15:31 PM  
Since it was in a Wal-Mart, I would imagine that the arrestable-level "F" word would be "Fit". Or "Fetching".
 
2009-03-27 11:30:57 PM  
WTF?

I can't go to Walmart and NOT hear the f-word at least 2-3 times.
 
2009-03-27 11:34:53 PM  
It's not news, it's [REDACTED]!
 
2009-03-27 11:52:40 PM  
F'ng Walmart.
 
2009-03-28 12:02:53 AM  
This is not freedom. This is not liberty. This is not American.
 
2009-03-28 1:53:13 AM  
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?
 
2009-03-28 1:53:18 AM  

CheddarPants: This is not freedom. This is not liberty. This is not American.


This is madness?
 
2009-03-28 1:53:19 AM  
LGFN
 
2009-03-28 1:53:48 AM  
I was more offended by the 400-lbs woman driving about in a Rascal and the hillbillies with no teeth the last time I visited a Wal-Mart than with any potential cursing.
 
2009-03-28 1:55:13 AM  
Aannnd its gone. ...
 
2009-03-28 1:55:41 AM  

Sim Tree: No such article.

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Four Oh Four?
 
2009-03-28 1:57:56 AM  
This article is 100 years old.

How did this get greenlit?
 
2009-03-28 1:59:39 AM  
I once was chewed out by a blackjack dealer at the Aladdin (Planet Hollywood) in Vegas for using the f-bomb.

/Didn't swear at her.
//Jokingly said "fark you" to a friend of mine who was also at the table.
 
2009-03-28 2:00:07 AM  
It's called using some farking discretion.

Sounds like if she didn't mouth off to the cop, there wouldn't have been a problem.
 
2009-03-28 2:00:28 AM  
Yesterday Walmart laid of all 650 employees at their optical lab here.

.... she turned to her mother and remarked,
"They're all (expletive deleted) gone!"
 
2009-03-28 2:01:42 AM  
No tazer?!

We need to get hard on crime god farking damnit, not soft.
 
2009-03-28 2:02:04 AM  
La Marque woman's charge dropped in F-word case
By HARVEY RICE Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle
March 26, 2009, 1:09PM

MARQUE - Authorities have dropped a disorderly conduct charge filed against a woman who was handcuffed while being cited for using the F-word in a casual conversation at a Wal-Mart, the La Marque interim city manager said today.

City prosecutor Jay Brown dropped the charge recently after finding that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Kathryn Fridge, 29, of La Marque, City Manager Eric Gage said.

"Of course, we would have hoped to prevail in the case, but not if there's not significant evidence," Gage said.

Fridge was not immediately available for comment.

She was cited on Aug. 4 (2008) for using the F-word in a conversation with her mother while shopping for batteries at the Wal-Mart at FM 1764 and Interstate 45 as a tropical storm menaced the Gulf Coast. La Marque is in Galveston County.

The shelf where she expected to find batteries was bare and Fridge expressed her frustration to her mother.

Her remarks were overheard by Capt. Alfred Decker, La Marque assistant fire marshal, who handcuffed her after she protested his decision to cite her for disorderly conduct.

Decker released her after issuing the citation.


The story isn't she got arrested for it; the story is they dismissed the charges.

The next story will be her civil suit.
 
2009-03-28 2:02:14 AM  

thinks_on_feet: This article is 100 years old.

How did this get greenlit?



Modmin was huffing ether and dancing to the Jazz.
 
2009-03-28 2:04:20 AM  
From thinks_on_feet's article: Her remarks were overheard by Capt. Alfred Decker, La Marque assistant fire marshal, who handcuffed her after she protested his decision to cite her for disorderly conduct.

Doesn't someone have to complain in order for them to arrest her in the 1st place?
 
2009-03-28 2:04:41 AM  

thinks_on_feet: ...The next story will be her civil suit.


And the cop being held accountable... Not really. I couldn't even keep a straight face writing that.
 
2009-03-28 2:04:54 AM  

thinks_on_feet: The story isn't she got arrested for it; the story is they dismissed the charges.

The next story will be her civil suit.


I hope she tells them to go fark themselves all the way to the bank. And I hope that stupid ass clown assistant fire marshal gets fired too.
 
2009-03-28 2:07:11 AM  

Donald_McRonald: thinks_on_feet: This article is 100 years old.

How did this get greenlit?


Modmin was huffing ether and dancing to the Jazz.


We've had literally close to a dozen repeats these past two weeks (of some pretty massive threads). I've almost gotten to the point where I don't care about it. There've gotta be like two of them left who are doing any work.
 
2009-03-28 2:08:25 AM  
The article was so old that it died since posting.

R.I.P., old article.
 
2009-03-28 2:09:26 AM  
I work at WalMart and I'm getting a kick out of these responses.

/no seriously
//2994
 
2009-03-28 2:09:54 AM  
Whaddya know, link appears to be FarkedTM.
 
2009-03-28 2:10:48 AM  
We all have some WalMart experience and don't care to admit it, but pulleeze people, you go in there not expecting to meet well bred, dignified and well spoken individuals. What is the issue? They were out of batteries for farks sake!
 
2009-03-28 2:14:28 AM  
I've heard the F word used at Walmart countless times, mostly from the employees.
 
2009-03-28 2:15:06 AM  
RTFA? OH yeah....


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F*ck you.

/USA USA USA
 
2009-03-28 2:16:31 AM  

AbbeySomeone: We all have some WalMart experience and don't care to admit it, but pulleeze people, you go in there not expecting to meet well bred, dignified and well spoken individuals. What is the issue? They were out of batteries for farks sake!


I agree, I mean when you're challenged to an MMA fight to practice tap-outs by a naked dude, what did you expect, it's Wal-Mart after all.

Link (new window)
 
2009-03-28 2:17:31 AM  
You can yell 'FARK!' in the Wal-Mart here and nobody bats an eye. And this is a crime somewhere?
 
2009-03-28 2:19:40 AM  
I'm going to trip some filter on this one.

I was walking through WalMart one Sunday afternoon and saw a gothish chick wearing a "fark you you farking farks" Tshirt.

In Tyler, Tx. Right after church. Made me feel good.
 
2009-03-28 2:22:06 AM  
Hey, did anyone mention this is old news yet?

I say F*ck at Walmart all the time. Fstarck it dude.
 
2009-03-28 2:23:21 AM  

wildcardjack: I'm going to trip some filter on this one.

I was walking through WalMart one Sunday afternoon and saw a gothish chick wearing a "fark you you farking farks" Tshirt.

In Tyler, Tx. Right after church. Made me feel good.


How did that not create a black hole?
 
2009-03-28 2:26:31 AM  
No such article.
 
2009-03-28 2:29:47 AM  
If this happened in an Australian department store, the assistant fire marshal, who handcuffed her would have a riot from outraged shoppers to contend with as well.

Farkin' unbelievable.
 
2009-03-28 2:30:37 AM  
Say the F-word in an article? That's a 404n'.
 
2009-03-28 2:35:11 AM  
The Wal-Mart lawyers probably had the article removed due to bad publicity.
 
2009-03-28 2:36:11 AM  
fark it....

Alt-129 (numpad) is your friend.
 
2009-03-28 2:36:12 AM  
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I guess the bandwidth is NOT bigger in Texas
 
2009-03-28 2:38:49 AM  

legrandbatard: I guess the bandwidth is NOT bigger in Texas


The internet has to share the tubes with the oil down there. Gets messy.
 
2009-03-28 2:41:23 AM  
There is a law in sioux falls that makes it illegal to swear in front of children under the age of 12.
 
2009-03-28 2:42:07 AM  
This is absolute BS. The woman was not inciting hatred, she was not slandering anyone and she certainly was breaking no laws. That retard cop should have been taken out back and shot. What a gross disregard of the first amendment. Hell while he was at it why not take a dump on the other amendments, who cares, they are only the basis for American liberties.
 
2009-03-28 2:48:34 AM  
and here I was, thinking that free speech still existed in WaOH GOD

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/lostpedia/images/4/44/Oceanicpieces.​jpg
 
2009-03-28 2:49:29 AM  
well, I ruined that in a tragic way.
 
2009-03-28 2:51:48 AM  
RREEPPEEAATT
 
2009-03-28 2:56:02 AM  
Very simple .
If you can't say it in FARK
you can't say it in Walmart.

that said

F-words
Underscore
Certain
Koncepts
 
2009-03-28 2:59:05 AM  
FATWA!!
 
2009-03-28 2:59:45 AM  

EngineerBob: Very simple .
If you can't say it in FARK
you can't say it in Walmart.

that said

F-words
Underscore
Certain
Koncepts


Boobies.
 
2009-03-28 3:01:33 AM  
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I websurfed, weak and weary,
Over many a strange and spurious website of 'hot chicks galore',
While I clicked my fav'rite bookmark, suddenly there came a warning,
And my heart was filled with mourning, mourning for my dear amour.
"'Tis not possible," I muttered, "give me back my cheap hardcore!" -
Quoth the server, "404".
 
2009-03-28 3:03:10 AM  
In my small way, I totally boycott Walmart.

My sister, a truly hardworking, bonafide chick, got injured in the line of duty at Walmart. After three years of being treated like a criminal malingerer, and fighting to get treatment so she could work - live a normal life - she got a 68 grand (before taxes) payout from Workers Comp ... Octobiatch got in excess of 6 figures and she paid for very expensive IVF and plastic surgery and her nails...how? A psych nurse is not making that much (twice what the WC payout is) My hardworking sis is 47% disabled, and WANTS to work....and Octobiatch gets a huge payout and uses it to spawn more tax-suckers?

Wrong. My mind reels. Worker's Comp fraud, at the very least.

WalMart is evil in my book. They screwed my hard working sister. I'll not spend a dime with them if I can help it. And that same system gives Octomom disposable cash.
 
2009-03-28 3:06:42 AM  

damageddude: using the "F-word" in public places is starting to get Houston-area residents handcuffed or arrested.

Unfarking believable. Someone in legal really needs to read and describe the First Amendment to the Houston police department. Dropping the F bomb is generally a protected form of free speech.

/Whether the person dropping the f bomb in public, even after being asked to stop, deserves what he or she gets is another matter.


Actually someone need to explain the first ammendment to you. Your rights end where the other person's begin. Don't make me use the poly-sci 101 example of screaming fire in a crowded theater to you.
 
2009-03-28 3:13:55 AM  

damageddude: using the "F-word" in public places is starting to get Houston-area residents handcuffed or arrested.

Unfarking believable. Someone in legal really needs to read and describe the First Amendment to the Houston police department. Dropping the F bomb is generally a protected form of free speech.


Actually, there are exceptions to the freedom of speech clause. One of them being for obscenity.

"There are exceptions to the general protection of speech, however, including the Miller test for obscenity..."

Part of said Miller test:
"Whether the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest."

I'd say 'fark' is obscene by that definition, whether or not we disagree.
 
2009-03-28 3:19:06 AM  
Foul language ordinances are both unconstitutional (on a fundamental level) and asinine.

Seriously, folks. What are kids in danger of hearing at a supermarket that they haven't already heard on the bus from the foul-mouthed scruffy kid who's parents don't really give a crap? Not all children are as innocent as you wish yours would stay.

It's the English language, and your snowflakes won't stay precious forever. You can find worse things to protect them from than an errant F-Bomb or two. But instead, official resources were used in this wasteful arrest, and whoever this poor schmo is now has one of the most laughable-yet-unnecessary criminal records in modern history.

We're humans, not Puritans. Get over yourselves.
 
2009-03-28 3:19:15 AM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: legrandbatard: I guess the bandwidth is NOT bigger in Texas

The internet has to share the tubes with the oil down there. Gets messy.


I thought sharing the tubes was die schoenste Freude
 
2009-03-28 3:20:51 AM  
PEOPLE!1

/dnrtfa

//hostJP "Actually someone need to" esplainnnn to you that saying the F word en de Walmart don't actually hurt anyone, while the "poly-sci 101 example of screaming fire in a crowded theater" could actually cause harm to an (or many) individual(s). Therein lies the distinction. Simply saying the F word isn't going to cause a farking stampede in a god damn walmart, You farkin' god damn idiot.

///sticks and stones. esplain the farking word to your farking kids. they won't go to hell if you do.
 
2009-03-28 3:21:50 AM  

freetomato: In my small way, I totally boycott Walmart.

My sister, a truly hardworking, bonafide chick, got injured in the line of duty at Walmart. After three years of being treated like a criminal malingerer, and fighting to get treatment so she could work - live a normal life - she got a 68 grand (before taxes) payout from Workers Comp ... Octobiatch got in excess of 6 figures and she paid for very expensive IVF and plastic surgery and her nails...how? A psych nurse is not making that much (twice what the WC payout is) My hardworking sis is 47% disabled, and WANTS to work....and Octobiatch gets a huge payout and uses it to spawn more tax-suckers?

Wrong. My mind reels. Worker's Comp fraud, at the very least.

WalMart is evil in my book. They screwed my hard working sister. I'll not spend a dime with them if I can help it. And that same system gives Octomom disposable cash.


It is not workers comp. fraud, it is the california legal system that keeps Octomom flush with cash. They're all about socialism and sharing the wealth.
 
2009-03-28 3:27:33 AM  
ricodued

How about my lawyer at trial argues that saying the word "fark" isn't a "work." Suppose, in the context I use it, in the walmart, it is an "excited utterance." Then what?

I'm pretty sure I win that one when it goes to trial. And at least if I don't, I know I should have.
 
2009-03-28 3:32:15 AM  

RMelon: PEOPLE!1

/dnrtfa

//hostJP "Actually someone need to" esplainnnn to you that saying the F word en de Walmart don't actually hurt anyone, while the "poly-sci 101 example of screaming fire in a crowded theater" could actually cause harm to an (or many) individual(s). Therein lies the distinction. Simply saying the F word isn't going to cause a farking stampede in a god damn walmart, You farkin' god damn idiot.

///sticks and stones. esplain the farking word to your farking kids. they won't go to hell if you do.


I'm not saying I agree. Actually I think the whole thing is farking r-word... (he he he). Me calling someone wdown about their language is about as bas a preist carring on about a pedophile. It just kills me when people contort the Constitution to fit whatever they are talking about. In my defense, in the eyes of some parents, their child hearing the f-word can cause damage. See thats the point... Nice job failing... Farker!!!
 
2009-03-28 3:35:01 AM  

ricodued: damageddude: using the "F-word" in public places is starting to get Houston-area residents handcuffed or arrested.

Unfarking believable. Someone in legal really needs to read and describe the First Amendment to the Houston police department. Dropping the F bomb is generally a protected form of free speech.


Actually, there are exceptions to the freedom of speech clause. One of them being for obscenity.

"There are exceptions to the general protection of speech, however, including the Miller test for obscenity..."

Part of said Miller test:
"Whether the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest."

I'd say 'fark' is obscene by that definition, whether or not we disagree.


It's not obscene. Obscenity laws cover stuff like child porn or scat porn.

You can say "fark" in public, you can give the finger to police officers, none of that is obscene.

This dickhead wasn't even a cop, he's an assistant fire marshal. Talk about a power-tripping asshole.
 
2009-03-28 3:35:14 AM  

RMelon: PEOPLE!1

/dnrtfa

//hostJP "Actually someone need to" esplainnnn to you that saying the F word en de Walmart don't actually hurt anyone, while the "poly-sci 101 example of screaming fire in a crowded theater" could actually cause harm to an (or many) individual(s). Therein lies the distinction. Simply saying the F word isn't going to cause a farking stampede in a god damn walmart, You farkin' god damn idiot.

///sticks and stones. esplain the farking word to your farking kids. they won't go to hell if you do.


Not all harm is physical. Everyone has a different line that they feel others shouldn't cross. Due to that, the government has to draw this 'line' for everyone. (i.e. laws and codes of conduct). Obviously, those on one side will always feel that it's too far and those on the other side will feel that it's not far enough.

If you disagree on where this line is located, you should engage in discourse with your local and federal government officials to get it changed, or you can wait for the inevitable fluctuations in society's moral compass and hope the line moves in the direction that you prefer.

I'll assume you are in the 'the line is too far' camp. Personally, I'm fine with the way things are, but I also pay attention to my surroundings and know when to shut the fark up when cursing may be frowned upon and filters aren't available to shut me the fark up.
 
2009-03-28 3:38:07 AM  

Goldeneye007: freetomato: In my small way, I totally boycott Walmart.

My sister, a truly hardworking, bonafide chick, got injured in the line of duty at Walmart. After three years of being treated like a criminal malingerer, and fighting to get treatment so she could work - live a normal life - she got a 68 grand (before taxes) payout from Workers Comp ... Octobiatch got in excess of 6 figures and she paid for very expensive IVF and plastic surgery and her nails...how? A psych nurse is not making that much (twice what the WC payout is) My hardworking sis is 47% disabled, and WANTS to work....and Octobiatch gets a huge payout and uses it to spawn more tax-suckers?

Wrong. My mind reels. Worker's Comp fraud, at the very least.

WalMart is evil in my book. They screwed my hard working sister. I'll not spend a dime with them if I can help it. And that same system gives Octomom disposable cash.

It is not workers comp. fraud, it is the california legal system that keeps Octomom flush with cash. They're all about socialism and sharing the wealth.


I feel quite infuriated with the octopussy as well-- I'm holding off on having children because I don't think I have enough income to provide a successful future for them. But then again...

I guess your sis should have gone this route instead:

1) Spawn a litter
2) apply for disability and large-brood benefits (the mysterious step # 2 is no longer a secret)
3) Profit!
 
2009-03-28 3:38:11 AM  

hostJP: RMelon: PEOPLE!1

/dnrtfa

//hostJP "Actually someone need to" esplainnnn to you that saying the F word en de Walmart don't actually hurt anyone, while the "poly-sci 101 example of screaming fire in a crowded theater" could actually cause harm to an (or many) individual(s). Therein lies the distinction. Simply saying the F word isn't going to cause a farking stampede in a god damn walmart, You farkin' god damn idiot.

///sticks and stones. esplain the farking word to your farking kids. they won't go to hell if you do.

I'm not saying I agree. Actually I think the whole thing is farking r-word... (he he he). Me calling someone wdown about their language is about as bas a preist carring on about a pedophile. It just kills me when people contort the Constitution to fit whatever they are talking about. In my defense, in the eyes of some parents, their child hearing the f-word can cause damage. See thats the point... Nice job failing... Farker!!!


Oh yeah I do have experience in this. Did radio for nine years. A group of us too the same argument to the FCC. See my above statement for the FCC's reply.
 
2009-03-28 3:39:37 AM  
assistant Fire-marshall
what a pencildick!
 
2009-03-28 3:40:00 AM  
Also, forgive my typos tonight. Busy at work. Farking between guests. (use your own mental image)
 
2009-03-28 3:41:00 AM  
hostJP

dude, you may convince one parent that it's damaging, but you're not going to convince a 12 member jury-of-peers that the f-word causes damages beyond a preponderance of evidence. the fact that you know what it is, know what it means, and know what it can stand for is perfect evidence that it didn't fark you up so bad that you couldn't use a computer, pursue happiness, and furthermore construct a well reasoned (though imo wrong) opinion.

/and i'm out.
 
2009-03-28 3:42:32 AM  
Uhhh, no as you citizens of Farkistan know quite well, giving the finger to a cop is a citable offense.

Too lazy to google it myself. Some Supreme Court case, bird flipper lost.
 
2009-03-28 3:44:09 AM  

RMelon: hostJP

dude, you may convince one parent that it's damaging, but you're not going to convince a 12 member jury-of-peers that the f-word causes damages beyond a preponderance of evidence. the fact that you know what it is, know what it means, and know what it can stand for is perfect evidence that it didn't fark you up so bad that you couldn't use a computer, pursue happiness, and furthermore construct a well reasoned (though imo wrong) opinion.

/and i'm out.


Not a felony. No jury trial. You and da' Judge. In Texas, F-Word in Wal-Mart gets your the Firing Squad.
 
2009-03-28 3:44:18 AM  
ricodued: Actually, there are exceptions to the freedom of speech clause. One of them being for obscenity.

"There are exceptions to the general protection of speech, however, including the Miller test for obscenity..."

Part of said Miller test:
"Whether the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest."

I'd say 'fark' is obscene by that definition, whether or not we disagree.

You're wrong. Completely. There are no obscene words. Miller applies to imagery.

damageddude: Whether the person dropping the f bomb in public, even after being asked to stop, deserves what he or she gets is another matter.

That's just illogical. First you say everyone is up in arms about F-bombs, then you imply she may have got what she deserved?

hostJP: Actually someone need to explain the first ammendment to you. Your rights end where the other person's begin. Don't make me use the poly-sci 101 example of screaming fire in a crowded theater to you.

Don't make me use the PoliSci Grad Seminar in Con Law example of how you do not enjoy a "right" to stifle expression simply because you're offended by language you can hear in any R rated movie.

/Boycott Wal-Mart.
//Kick the shiat out of fire Captains who attempt to arrest you.
///Problem solved.
 
2009-03-28 3:44:35 AM  

freetomato: In my small way, I totally boycott Walmart.

My sister, a truly hardworking, bonafide chick, got injured in the line of duty at Walmart. After three years of being treated like a criminal malingerer, and fighting to get treatment so she could work - live a normal life - she got a 68 grand (before taxes) payout from Workers Comp ... Octobiatch got in excess of 6 figures and she paid for very expensive IVF and plastic surgery and her nails...how? A psych nurse is not making that much (twice what the WC payout is) My hardworking sis is 47% disabled, and WANTS to work....and Octobiatch gets a huge payout and uses it to spawn more tax-suckers?

Wrong. My mind reels. Worker's Comp fraud, at the very least.

WalMart is evil in my book. They screwed my hard working sister. I'll not spend a dime with them if I can help it. And that same system gives Octomom disposable cash.


Yeah, fark WalMart. Not shopping there only does so much. The best thing to do IMO is return stuff that you didn't buy there. They will take anything. Then use the store credit to buy some video games. There's hardly any markup on video games so it's just that much worse for them. Anything else you buy there will surely be laced with lead paint or GSB. For gods sake, don't buy produce.
 
2009-03-28 3:45:35 AM  

hostJP: Actually someone need to explain the first ammendment to you. Your rights end where the other person's begin. Don't make me use the poly-sci 101 example of screaming fire in a crowded theater to you.


10/-10

See me after class.
 
2009-03-28 3:46:43 AM  
James Inman approves (new window/NSFW)
 
2009-03-28 3:49:28 AM  
Farking HTML failure...

ricodued: Actually, there are exceptions to the freedom of speech clause. One of them being for obscenity.

"There are exceptions to the general protection of speech, however, including the Miller test for obscenity..."

Part of said Miller test:
"Whether the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest."

I'd say 'fark' is obscene by that definition, whether or not we disagree.


You're wrong. Completely. There are no obscene words. Miller applies to imagery.

damageddude: Whether the person dropping the f bomb in public, even after being asked to stop, deserves what he or she gets is another matter.

That's just illogical. First you say everyone is up in arms about F-bombs, then you imply she may have got what she deserved?

hostJP: Actually someone need to explain the first ammendment to you. Your rights end where the other person's begin. Don't make me use the poly-sci 101 example of screaming fire in a crowded theater to you.

Don't make me use the PoliSci Grad Seminar in Con Law example of how you do not enjoy a "right" to stifle expression simply because you're offended by language you can hear in any R rated movie.

/Boycott Wal-Mart.
//Kick the shiat out of fire Captains who attempt to arrest you.
///Problem solved.
 
2009-03-28 3:50:11 AM  
I'm in favor of this biatch of a woman. Freedom is freedom, especially for the most wretched of us. By advocating for hers, I protect my own.
 
2009-03-28 3:54:57 AM  
Free speech ends when you are saying things that will cause potential physical harm to people. Such as yelling fire in a crowded theater, there is a danger that people will panic, push people down, people may be trampled. Saying that walmart is out of farking batteries and one person drunk on his power calls you out on it is not a danger or threat to people's safety. Just because you said something that upset someone doesn't mean you no longer have second amendment protection. Your words have not caused a massive danger to other people, it just pissed them off. People need to grow a thicker skin and stop running to the government to protect them. If you don't like something, tell the person who did the offending act and deal with the consequences, or just write it off and leave it be. The government and laws don't exist to validate your prudishness.
 
2009-03-28 3:55:33 AM  
Found it!!!

ATWATER et al. v. CITY OF LAGO VISTA et al.


certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the fifth circuit


No. 99-1408. Argued December 4, 2000--Decided April 24, 2001

(a) In reading the Fourth Amendment, the Court is guided by the traditional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures afforded by the common law at the time of the framing. E.g., Wilson v. Arkansas, 514 U. S. 927, 931. Atwater contends that founding-era common-law rules forbade officers to make warrantless misdemeanor arrests except in cases of "breach of the peace," a category she claims was then understood narrowly as covering only those nonfelony offenses involving or tending toward violence. Although this argument is not insubstantial, it ultimately fails. Pp. 4-24.


(1) Even after making some allowance for variations in the prefounding English common-law usage of "breach of the peace," the founding-era common-law rules were not nearly as clear as Atwater claims. Pp. 5-14.


(i) A review of the relevant English decisions, as well as English and colonial American legal treatises, legal dictionaries, and procedure manuals, demonstrates disagreement, not unanimity, with respect to officers' warrantless misdemeanor arrest power. On one side, eminent authorities support Atwater's position that the common law confined warrantless misdemeanor arrests to actual breaches of the peace. See, e.g., Queen v. Tooley, 2 Ld. Raym. 1296, 1301, 92 Eng. Rep. 349, 352. However, there is also considerable evidence of a broader conception of common-law misdemeanor arrest authority unlimited by any breach-of-the-peace condition. See, e.g., Holyday v. Oxenbridge, Cro. Car. 234, 79 Eng. Rep. 805, 805-806; 2 M. Hale, The History of the Pleas of the Crown 88. Thus, the Court is not convinced that Atwater's is the correct, or even necessarily the better, reading of the common-law history. Pp. 6-11.


(ii) A second, and equally serious, problem for Atwater's historical argument is posed by various statutes enacted by Parliament well before this Republic's founding that authorized peace officers (and even private persons) to make warrantless arrests for all sorts of relatively minor offenses unaccompanied by violence, including, among others, nightwalking, unlawful game-playing, profane cursing, and negligent carriage-driving. Pp. 11-14.

Link (new window)

 
2009-03-28 3:55:58 AM  
^Bah, first amendment protection.
 
2009-03-28 3:58:00 AM  

Vern: Just because you said something that upset someone doesn't mean you no longer have second amendment protection.


If you say something to upset people around here, you'd better have second amendment protection 'cause they'll bust a cap in your ass.

/The bibles are worn from the thumpin'
//not the readin'
 
2009-03-28 3:59:21 AM  
hostJP"

"Not a felony. No jury trial. You and da' Judge. In Texas, F-Word in Wal-Mart gets your the Firing Squad."

please see the 6th amendment. if i have been arrested in this case, it's because i have broken some obscure TX criminal statute which probably states that swear words, whether they harm others or not, are unholy and injurious per se, not because i have caused provable injury to someone.
therefore, i get my jury trial in federal court whether you like it or not. then, if they want to, the 5th circut can decide my fate on appeal, and be laughed at by the rest of the country if i lose.

/really. i'm done. i'll check this in the morning.
 
2009-03-28 3:59:48 AM  

taoistlumberjak: James Inman approves (new window/NSFW)


Win! And for others, it only NSFW if you have sensitive colleagues within earshot.

/ Only the servers to keep me company
 
2009-03-28 4:04:19 AM  

thinks_on_feet: Farking HTML failure...


Don't make me use the PoliSci Grad Seminar in Con Law example of how you do not enjoy a "right" to stifle expression simply because you're offended by language you can hear in any R rated movie.

/Boycott Wal-Mart.
//Kick the shiat out of fire Captains who attempt to arrest you.
///Problem solved.


That's the point completely. R-Rated movie. You choose to attend an R-Rated movie. It is clearly marked as R-Rated. Wal-Mart does not have a sign on the door that says, don't bring Snowflake in here. Bubba's dropping F-Bombs. The point is I could care less. I'm just explaning that this type of case has been all the way through the legal system time and time again and the law has always held.
 
2009-03-28 4:06:55 AM  
Of course this happened in Texas. What do you expect from a state that cares how many dildos you own?

Let's see... we could Texas back to Mexico, Florida back to Spain, the rest of the Bible Belt back to France, restart nuclear testing in Utah... Yeah. It just might work!
 
2009-03-28 4:09:26 AM  

Ed Grubermann:

Let's see... we could

[give] Texas back to Mexico, Florida back to Spain, the rest of the Bible Belt back to France, restart nuclear testing in Utah... Yeah. It just might work!

/fark, farkity, fark-fark-fark.
 
2009-03-28 4:16:02 AM  
Free speech or not, dropping f-bombs in public is the trashiest form of white trash there is. It's called having just a little bit of class. I'm no prude and use my share of dirty words when I'm with the people that I know are the same. When in public I use good manners.
 
2009-03-28 4:18:05 AM  
Same statute that allow BS sexual harrasment cases. I could walk up to anyone, say a statemen containg the word fark and be fired for offending them.
 
2009-03-28 4:18:51 AM  

That's the point completely. R-Rated movie. You choose to attend an R-Rated movie. It is clearly marked as R-Rated. Wal-Mart does not have a sign on the door that says, don't bring Snowflake in here. Bubba's dropping F-Bombs. The point is I could care less. I'm just explaning that this type of case has been all the way through the legal system time and time again and the law has always held.


Spaceballs is PG.

But, by all means, keep firing, asshole!
 
2009-03-28 4:26:17 AM  

Ed Grubermann: Of course this happened in Texas. What do you expect from a state that cares how many dildos you own?

Let's see... we could Texas back to Mexico, Florida back to Spain, the rest of the Bible Belt back to France, restart nuclear testing in Utah... Yeah. It just might work!


In case you were curious, the Texas Board of Education just voted to require all scientific evidence regarding the origin of man to be taught in public schools. Basically, it means that they can now tell the kids that 'Darwin may or may not have been right, but here's the story behind him and what he said' without fear of legal repercussions from religious groups towards school systems.

The chairman of the Board of education had this to say about the ruling: "Science loses. Texas loses, and the kids lose because of this." He was not in favor of teaching kids about the possibility of an evolutionary origin what with him being a devout creationist. State Board of Education. Chairman.

That... is the kind of battle that woman was riding into if those charges hadn't been dropped.


About the dildo thing... I was watching the evening news a few years back when they had live coverage of some strip clubs being raided by the Lubbock vice squad (yea, they have a vice squad. I didn't know that either.) Apparently, it is against the law to display for sale more than one of any type of dildo. Extra dildo stock has to be located out of customer sight. The cops were hauling boxes of stuff out of the clubs when one cop walks directly towards the camera man to the vice van behind the cameraman. Several of those super duper long double-ended dilrods were sticking halfway out the top of the box bouncing merrily to and fro as he walked by. Heh. :D
 
2009-03-28 4:30:15 AM  
We must protect children from hearing the words that they probably say all the time at school.
 
2009-03-28 4:38:35 AM  
Fark is only offensive if you know what it means. If you know what it means then your old enough to hear it. Also there is a difference between "They're out of farking batteries", "Fark you!" and "I want to fark your tight farking fark-hole." Only one of these is sexual harassment in my book.
 
2009-03-28 4:40:17 AM  

damageddude: using the "F-word" in public places is starting to get Houston-area residents handcuffed or arrested.

Unfarking believable. Someone in legal really needs to read and describe the First Amendment to the Houston police department. Dropping the F bomb is generally a protected form of free speech.

/Whether the person dropping the f bomb in public, even after being asked to stop, deserves what he or she gets is another matter.


someone needs to understand that freedom of speech is not absolute.

this is a bit ridiculous however.
 
2009-03-28 4:43:46 AM  
An assistant fire marshal can handcuff people and issue citations that do not have anything to do with fires? I would have a bigger problem with this than the guy telling me to watch my mouth.
 
2009-03-28 4:58:11 AM  
Asst. Fire Marshal
DEFINITION:
Under supervision of the Fire Marshal, the Assistant Fire Marshal is responsible for planning and conducting public fire education programs, assists in monitoring local compliance with applicable state and local regulations and nationally recognized fire protection standards.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Performs safety inspections of schools, rest homes, residences, hospitals, churches, industrial and commercial buildings, sprinkler systems, and hazardous materials and other fire hazards; assists in the investigation of fires to determine origin and cause; investigates and requires correction of violations of state and local codes and ordinances pertaining to fire prevention; develops and conducts fire prevention education programs; keeps records of buildings inspected and action taken; checks building plans; provides technical information to the public concerning fire prevention; assists fire company personnel in code interpretation, training and fire inspections; gives emergency medical treatment when required; assists in fire suppression activities; and performs related duties as required.
JOB-RELATED QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: the principles, practices, techniques, and equipment used in fire suppression activities and emergency medical treatment; knowledge of all types of occupancies, local and state laws, and code regulations; knowledge of and ability to analyze building construction, fire protection systems, and their proper application.
Ability to: write clear, concise reports and to keep accurate records; ability to prepare and make effective oral fire information presentations and reports to Department and City staff and to community groups; ability to demonstrate physical endurance, agility, dexterity and strength necessary to perform required duties; ability to think and act quickly in emergency situations, and take or recommend appropriate course of action; and ability to work effectively with the public, Fire Department personnel, and other City staff.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education: Graduation from High School or equivalent and possession of 30 Fire Science units or state certification as a fire officer. The successful candidate must possess the following certifications at time of appointment: Fire Prevention 1A, Fire Prevention 1B, Instructor 1A, Instructor 1B, Investigator 1, valid California Class C license.
Experience: Five years of full-time paid experience in a fire department as a firefighter, fire captain, fire inspector or a combination thereof.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATION:
Licenses: Possession of a valid Class II California Driver's License.
SALARY: $8,750 - $10,636 per month

Nothing here about cuffing and issuing citations for public cursing...but that salary thing...hmmmm might have to see about becoming one.
 
2009-03-28 5:23:35 AM  
I don't understand why people drop the "F bomb" indiscriminately. Why are they out of 'F'ing' batteries? Is it being used as an adjective? Are the batteries copulating or something? If the batteries WERE copulating, they probably would not have run out of them.
 
2009-03-28 5:42:01 AM  
I just want to know what the "F-word" in question was.

"Jew"?
 
2009-03-28 5:43:18 AM  
Seeing as how I can't say f*ck on Fark, I'd feel silly protesting this while continuing to send Drew $5 every month.
 
2009-03-28 6:00:56 AM  
why is an assistant fire marshall even carrying handcuffs and acting like a cop? Sounds like somebody's brother in law is the sheriff.

/power - crack for cops
 
2009-03-28 6:03:03 AM  
I am doing my best to bankrupt Walmart. Last year i spent $463 in Walmarts. This year will be even less. Walmart SUCKS. And Fark that Fire Marshal (Hot Pork). He was an ass for even saying anything to her.
 
2009-03-28 6:14:00 AM  
Came looking for the George Carlin pix

/left disappointed
 
2009-03-28 6:14:28 AM  
Cohen v. California laughs at cop shenanigans.

WARNING: The second link contains a world that may warp your mind, curve your spine and lose the war for the allies.
 
2009-03-28 6:16:11 AM  
Throwing away unfetchable URL http://www.purselipsquarejaw.org/farkthedraft.jpg: 404 Not Found
Comments successfully posted.


You saw that, didn't you? Help, help, I'm being repressed!
 
2009-03-28 6:39:29 AM  
This is complete bullshiat. Regardless of anything else, people need to realize they DO NOT have the right to not be offended.

I don't even know why I'm bothering to address this. Can we just nuke texas from orbit please? seriously, there's nothing good there.
 
2009-03-28 6:41:07 AM  
Land of the free..... AHAHAHAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.....

/More like land of the fat, home of the retarded
 
2009-03-28 6:45:33 AM  
The 'F' Word (obligatory)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCcCzj_yRtk (pops) (NSFW)

// Knows a fellow who did material handling at the plastics molding factory who used the fark word as much as someone who uses the word "the" in his sentences.
 
2009-03-28 6:54:51 AM  

ricodued: damageddude: using the "F-word" in public places is starting to get Houston-area residents handcuffed or arrested.

Unfarking believable. Someone in legal really needs to read and describe the First Amendment to the Houston police department. Dropping the F bomb is generally a protected form of free speech.


Actually, there are exceptions to the freedom of speech clause. One of them being for obscenity.

"There are exceptions to the general protection of speech, however, including the Miller test for obscenity..."

Part of said Miller test:
"Whether the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest."

I'd say 'fark' is obscene by that definition, whether or not we disagree.


No.

'I want to fark her' may be obscene.

'Fark, they ran out of batteries' is not (well unless she's referring to her vibrator).

It's no the word, it's the context.

Just like a speech with no vulgarities can still be obscene.
 
2009-03-28 6:58:52 AM  
I remember learning the word fark in 1st grade on the school bus. I also learned what hump means and all about Guns 'N Roses.
 
2009-03-28 7:14:47 AM  

Prohest: Land of the free..... AHAHAHAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.....

/More like land of the fat, home of the retarded


I set out to say something snarky about Denmark, after doing some research, all I could do was decide that I want to live there.

I can still say something snarky to you, Fark you.
 
2009-03-28 7:19:45 AM  
ElLoco
Apparently, it is against the law to display for sale more than one of any type of dildo....


Little bits of information like this is why I love fark :) Thats pretty farking crazy man.
 
2009-03-28 7:22:05 AM  
Cop hate thread!!!
It's CopHaterDay already?
 
2009-03-28 7:26:38 AM  
How can you make it through a walmart without cursing a steady stream of obscenities?
 
2009-03-28 7:27:16 AM  
This is getting better and better....

FAA
La Marque Fire Chief Todd Zacherl caused that confusion with this statement: "If she would have said, 'yes sir,' there would have been no problem and she would have been able to walk off..."
 
2009-03-28 7:27:57 AM  

meintx2001: I am doing my best to bankrupt Walmart. Last year i spent $463 in Walmarts. This year will be even less.


You're doin' it wrong.
 
2009-03-28 7:35:18 AM  
Would a "Support our Farking Troops" bumper-sticker be obscene?
 
2009-03-28 7:50:02 AM  
she needed to punch that "fire marshall" right in the chops.
 
2009-03-28 7:54:03 AM  
Sounds to me like what'd happen in China.
Well, since it's a Walmart, I guess there's not much a difference.
 
2009-03-28 8:00:11 AM  
Wal-Mart is just where it happened. The problem was the fire-marshal and the city manager. Again and again we are seeing since 9/11 how far public authorities are disconnecting themselves from any accountability, or even any politeness, to the public who pay them. It didn't have to go that way, but the administration of the last eight years has made the public out to be somehow guilty and worthy of continual monitoring, and security forces above question. Madness.
 
2009-03-28 8:07:54 AM  
This is how the First Amendment will die in this country. People think they have a right to not be offended.

We'll start the book-burnings next.
 
2009-03-28 8:15:20 AM  

turtle-tracks: atheist1295
We'll start the book-burnings next....


Too late.

Christ Community Church members enjoy a good, old-fashioned book-burning.


Just out of curiosity, did they make a list of what they were burning?
 
2009-03-28 8:20:54 AM  
atheist1295

The article said...
"Harry Potter and other books.."
 
2009-03-28 8:23:37 AM  
atheist1295

Sorry...I found in another article they also burned...

"Star Wars" products and popular music...
 
2009-03-28 8:25:40 AM  

turtle-tracks: atheist1295

Sorry...I found in another article they also burned...

"Star Wars" products and popular music...


Oh, good. I'm glad these people are so in touch with reality.
 
2009-03-28 8:27:12 AM  
Capt. Alfred Decker, La Marque assistant fire marshal, who handcuffed her after she protested his decision to cite her for disorderly conduct.

Since when are fire marshals authorized to arrest people for saying fark, let alone arresting people for anything? Are assistant fire marshals in Texas automatically granted law enforcement privileges and hand cuffs? Do they carry guns?

Cursing in public may be a tad immature/trashy, but a crime? I bet if I got up and walked to the local WalMart, I'd hear the eff word a dozen times before I got past the greeter, and no one would be arrested. But I'm in Pennsylvania, and our fire marshals are out doing fire marshal stuff.
 
2009-03-28 8:31:54 AM  
atheist1295
Oh, good. I'm glad these people are so in touch with reality.

Indeed.
 
2009-03-28 8:32:06 AM  
Her remarks were overheard by Capt. Alfred Decker, La Marque assistant fire marshal, who handcuffed her after she protested his decision to cite her for disorderly conduct.

Since a Fire Marshall doesn't usually carry a gun she should have grabbed the nearest movable object (preferably a fire extinguisher) and smashed him in the face as soon as she saw the cuffs.

/Since when do Fire Marshalls have arrest powers?
//Outside of their inspection duties what DO they do?
 
2009-03-28 8:36:03 AM  
Jamieboy
Since when are fire marshals authorized to arrest people for saying fark, let alone arresting people for anything? Are assistant fire marshals in Texas automatically granted law enforcement privileges and hand cuffs? Do they carry guns?


He's also certified peace officer with an ego complex. Even worse he was arrested for terroristic threats against a man and his 9 yo daughter not too long ago. So he's a hypocrite as well.


Jamieboy
I'm in Pennsylvania, and our fire marshals are out doing fire marshal stuff

Couldn't agree more. Their EMS system must be total shiat.
 
2009-03-28 8:36:41 AM  

lajimi: Her remarks were overheard by Capt. Alfred Decker, La Marque assistant fire marshal, who handcuffed her after she protested his decision to cite her for disorderly conduct.

Since a Fire Marshall doesn't usually carry a gun she should have grabbed the nearest movable object (preferably a fire extinguisher) and smashed him in the face as soon as she saw the cuffs.

/Since when do Fire Marshalls have arrest powers?
//Outside of their inspection duties what DO they do?


Beyond that, a crowd of angry citizens should have strung him up from the nearest light pole.
 
2009-03-28 8:36:55 AM  
I bet if I got up and walked to the local WalMart, I'd hear the eff word a dozen times before I got past from the greeter

ftfy

But...if the greeter can't pronounce the word properly because he/she/transformer is missing teeth...does it really count?

/actually, i think you can still pronounce without using teeth...try for yourself
 
2009-03-28 8:41:46 AM  
City Of La Marque
(Fire Department)
1109 Bayou Rd A, La Marque, TX 77568-4160

ATTEN:Capt. Alfred Decker


FARK YOU !!

this is the " letter " i am sending to this dickhead . cost , one stamp and envelope/paper ...who wants to join me ?
 
2009-03-28 8:42:19 AM  

dletter: WTF?

I can't go to Walmart and NOT hear the f-word at least 2-3 times.


THIS. No need for me to continue reading the thread.
 
2009-03-28 9:07:52 AM  
The cop is just your avg, POS cop. The lady will get paid for the Violation of her 1st.
But bottom line is if you shop in walmart you need to be tazed.
 
2009-03-28 9:24:25 AM  
Perhaps one of the most interesting words
In the English language today is the word fark
Out of all the English words that begin with the letter "f"
Fark is the only word that is referred to as the "f"word
It's the one magical word
Just by its sound can describe pain, pleasure, hate and love
Fark, as most words in the English language, is derived for German
the word "fleckin" which means to strike
In English fark falls into many grammatical categories
As a transitive verb for instance
"John farked Shirley."
As an intransitive verb
"Shirley farks."
It's meanings not always sexual
It can be used as an adjective as in
"John's doing all the farking work."
As an adverb
"Shirley talks too farking much."
As an adverb enhancing an adjective
"Shirley is farking beautiful!"
As a noun
"I don't give a fark!"
As a part of a word
"Absofarkinglutly!"
or
"Infarkincredible!"
And as almost every word in the sentence
"Fark the farking farkers."
But you must realize that aren't too many words
With the versatility of fark
As in these examples describing situations such as
Fraud
"I got farked at the used car lot."
Dismay
"Ah fark it!"
Trouble
"I guess I'm really farked now."
Aggression
"Don't fark with me buddy"
Difficulty
"I don't understand this farking question"
Inquiry
"Who the fark was that?"
Disatisfaction
"I don't like what the fark is going on here."
Incompetantce
"He's a fark off"
Dismissal
"What don't you go outside and play hide-and-go fark yourself?"
I'm sure you can think of many more examples
With all of these multipurpose applications
How can anyone be offended when you use the word?
We say use this unique, flexible word more often in your daily speech
It will identify the quality of your character immediately
Say it loudly and proudly!
FARK YOU!

 
2009-03-28 9:25:47 AM  
I love this crap - "Peace Officer". Give me a break. They are not police officers anymore, they are peace officers. It sounds so tranquil. Not sure if the cops like it either.

/has bugged me for a long time
 
2009-03-28 9:37:06 AM  
Why would an Jr fire marshall carry handcuffs with him?
Did he wash out of cop college?

He will try this crap with the WRONG CCP Texan and will get the hot lead injection...

I dont agree with the fbomb being used in walmart but thats me.

Having this punk as a neighbor would suck...
 
2009-03-28 9:38:05 AM  

ElLoco: Ed Grubermann: Of course this happened in Texas. What do you expect from a state that cares how many dildos you own?

Let's see... we could Texas back to Mexico, Florida back to Spain, the rest of the Bible Belt back to France, restart nuclear testing in Utah... Yeah. It just might work!

In case you were curious, the Texas Board of Education just voted to require all scientific evidence regarding the origin of man to be taught in public schools. Basically, it means that they can now tell the kids that 'Darwin may or may not have been right, but here's the story behind him and what he said' without fear of legal repercussions from religious groups towards school systems.

The chairman of the Board of education had this to say about the ruling: "Science loses. Texas loses, and the kids lose because of this." He was not in favor of teaching kids about the possibility of an evolutionary origin what with him being a devout creationist. State Board of Education. Chairman.

That... is the kind of battle that woman was riding into if those charges hadn't been dropped.


About the dildo thing... I was watching the evening news a few years back when they had live coverage of some strip clubs being raided by the Lubbock vice squad (yea, they have a vice squad. I didn't know that either.) Apparently, it is against the law to display for sale more than one of any type of dildo. Extra dildo stock has to be located out of customer sight. The cops were hauling boxes of stuff out of the clubs when one cop walks directly towards the camera man to the vice van behind the cameraman. Several of those super duper long double-ended dilrods were sticking halfway out the top of the box bouncing merrily to and fro as he walked by. Heh. :D


Cop Dong
Link (new window)
 
2009-03-28 9:45:36 AM  
This same thing happened to me.

I was walking out of the store and I was talking with my friends and uttered the word fark while talking. The policeman that was standing at the door heard me and told me to watch my mouth. I then said this is America, so fark you. He promptly grabbed my arm and slammed me up against the mailbox inside the store and arrested me for disorderly conduct. At that point he asked me who the badass was now and I replied I guess you're the badass now motherfarker. Then I would not stop saying fark until I was placed in the county jail. The charges were obviously dropped.

I really hate cops. I've never met a cop who wasn't a power tripping redneck piece of shiat. Even after I stopped being a dumb teenager. If you're a cop, you have a 99% chance of being a douchebag and you probably don't even realize it.
 
2009-03-28 10:01:22 AM  
Anyone find it ironic that we are arguing about when and where we use the F-WORD on a site that has a filter that changes the F-WORD and other obscenities to different words?


For fark's sake
 
2009-03-28 10:18:00 AM  
I'm not bothered by the f-bomb. I even drop it on occasion. That being said, when you're out in public, do you really need to act like a dickhead? I agree with the majority of you that this woman shouldn't have been arrested. What she really deserved is a couple or 9 sharp blows to the head with a croquet mallet, just for being dumbass, no-class trash.

smittykitty:

"I don't understand why people drop the "F bomb" indiscriminately. Why are they out of 'F'ing' batteries? Is it being used as an adjective? Are the batteries copulating or something? If the batteries WERE copulating, they probably would not have run out of them."

LOL. Nice.
 
rpm
2009-03-28 10:29:23 AM  

ricodued: I'd say 'fark' is obscene by that definition, whether or not we disagree.


No, it doesn't.

"I'd like to fark you" may.
"fark this shiat" does not.
 
2009-03-28 10:32:01 AM  

rpm: "fark this shiat" does not.


Wouldn't saying "fark this shiat" literally translate to "have intercourse with this pile of excrement"?

You don't find that obscene?
 
2009-03-28 10:44:57 AM  

Hollywood Cole: rpm: "fark this shiat" does not.

Wouldn't saying "fark this shiat" literally translate to "have intercourse with this pile of excrement"?

You don't find that obscene?


No, actually I don't, because the word "fark" is metasyntactic - its meaning is based on the context.

"Fark off" does not mean "Go have intercourse elsewhere", it means "Get Lost"

"You're a farking prude" does not mean "You are a prude having intercourse" (Which is contradictory, anyways).

"farking idiots need to realize there's nothing in the constitution about not having your delicate sensibilites offended".. etc.

And personally, I've got more important things to worry about then some random person using a word I don't particularly like. How about you?
 
2009-03-28 10:47:35 AM  
When the "peace officer" first overheard the conversation, she was perfectly reasonable when she told him to mind his own business. Unfortunately, Texas peace officers of any sort have the smallest dicks and the biggest desire to powertrip on people.
Sure, I'm sure the woman was a disgusting piece of trash, but it's easy enough to just ignore people like that...it's not like they're in the living room of your house.
 
2009-03-28 10:55:20 AM  

damageddude: using the "F-word" in public places is starting to get Houston-area residents handcuffed or arrested.

Unfarking believable. Someone in legal really needs to read and describe the First Amendment to the Houston police department. Dropping the F bomb is generally a protected form of free speech.

/Whether the person dropping the f bomb in public, even after being asked to stop, deserves what he or she gets is another matter.


It wasn't in Michigan... at least in front of women and children when your canoe tips over and there's a law enforcement officer in earshot, if I remember correctly.

I always wondered if I could get arrested for swearing in front of myself.

/woman
//delicate sensibilities and all!
 
2009-03-28 11:00:04 AM  
not a REAL fire marshal, but an assistant fire marshal.

Talk about abuse of (no) power.

I was a fire warden in an office building once...LOOK OUT!
 
2009-03-28 11:03:25 AM  
WT*?
 
SGF
2009-03-28 11:14:37 AM  
Holy crap, Alex Jones was right!

*buys bullets water and seeds*
 
2009-03-28 11:14:58 AM  
Please, someone please explain to me how it would be possible to either shop
in Walmart or live in Texas and NOT scream the F-word. Walmart in Texas would have to be the seventh level of hell.
 
2009-03-28 11:26:55 AM  
i drop a F bomb every time i enter a wal mart because of the living hell i've just exposed myself to
 
2009-03-28 11:32:24 AM  
Wow, a farking assistant Fire marshal , not even a farking real cop, a farking assistant fire marshal. What a farking douche nozzle.
What a farking retard.. Even a real farking cop wouldn't have farking said something.. for farking real.
Me farking thinks that someone has a farking superiority complex.fark!
 
2009-03-28 11:38:55 AM  
If it weren't for Wal-mart, those damn child laborers would be cussing constantly. Somebody has to stand up for good morals.
 
2009-03-28 11:39:38 AM  
Why does an Assistant Fire Marshall have any power to arrest someone when it is NOT due to a farking fire.

I hope the city gets a huge lawsuit thrown their way. I want it to decimate the budget to the point that they have to lay off the incompetent workers in this town like the jackass that did this. I wouldn't settle I would fight it until the end because it isn't just about you when it comes to free speech, it is about everyone.


I would have been charged with resisting arrest as well and disorderly conduct. If someone who is not a cop tries to put handcuffs on me for what I said I would put up one hell of a fight.

WHY THE FARK DOES THE FIRE MARSHALL HAVE THE POWER TO ARREST PEOPLE FOR ANYTHING NOT RELATED TO FIRE?
 
2009-03-28 11:49:39 AM  

Hollywood Cole: rpm: "fark this shiat" does not.

Wouldn't saying "fark this shiat" literally translate to "have intercourse with this pile of excrement"?

You don't find that obscene?


My GOD I love it when people use a word without having the faintest notion of the definition. The spoken (or written) word "Fark" (whether filtered or not) cannot be obscene under law. Impossible. Look up Miller v. California and note that ALL of the criteria for obscenity must be true for a "work" to be obscene. You won't get far.
 
2009-03-28 11:58:06 AM  

Mrstupid7: This same thing happened to me.

I was walking out of the store and I was talking with my friends and uttered the word fark while talking. The policeman that was standing at the door heard me and told me to watch my mouth. I then said this is America, so fark you. He promptly grabbed my arm and slammed me up against the mailbox inside the store and arrested me for disorderly conduct. At that point he asked me who the badass was now and I replied I guess you're the badass now motherfarker. Then I would not stop saying fark until I was placed in the county jail. The charges were obviously dropped.



And why, may I ask, were the charges "obviously dropped"? Sounds to me like you possibly did this:

§ 14‑288.4. Disorderly conduct.
(a) Disorderly conduct is a public disturbance intentionally caused by any person who does any of the following:

(2) Makes or uses any utterance, gesture, display or abusive language which is intended and plainly likely to provoke violent retaliation and thereby cause a breach of the peace


/just sayin'
 
2009-03-28 12:08:23 PM  
the fact the word fark isn't appearing in this thread is proof positive that this was legit. Too much FUD in America, not enough balls.
 
2009-03-28 12:11:27 PM  

SpinStopper: Explain to me how I got that wrong in the first place ;)


"certified peace officer" =/= cop

the clown is a farking fire chief and has no farking authority.
 
2009-03-28 12:24:34 PM  

jmr61: Makes or uses any utterance, gesture, display or abusive language which is intended and plainly likely to provoke violent retaliation and thereby cause a breach of the peace


I doubted he "intended...to provoke violent retaliation" by saying F|_|ck. Therefore, that does not apply.
 
2009-03-28 12:33:28 PM  
When I was in seventh grade (12 or 13 years old), I was ticketed for riding my bicycle on the wrong side of the road while on my way to school in La Marque, TX. Fark: I was actually walking the bike on the side-walk while eating a do-nut and did not get on the bike until I was in Pizza Inn parking lot. I then rode around the corner, still in the parking lot, and was immediately pulled over and given a ticket.

I was with three friends when this happened. They served as witnesses in my defense when I went to court to fight the ticket. One of them could not stop smiling during the trial, probably because how absurd the situation was. After I won my case, the police officer who ticketed threatened my friend (also 12 or 13 years old) by saying if my friend didn't wipe that smile off his face, he (the office) would.

Good times, good times...
 
2009-03-28 12:58:41 PM  
The shelf where she expected to find batteries was bare and Fridge expressed her frustration to her mother.

So, basically, a normal visit to Walmart.

/never stocks what you want
//never goes there anymore
 
2009-03-28 1:13:21 PM  
what a joke....capt. alfred dicklicker......... needs to find a life. nuff said.
 
2009-03-28 1:16:31 PM  
There needs to be another Civil farking war, US vs them... We own them, we pay their damn bills.... It's time to farking stand against them
 
2009-03-28 1:21:48 PM  

UberDave: SpinStopper: Cog: It's called disorderly conduct. If someone complains it's a crime.

In the second instance, it was the cop who heard and complained. In escalating the situation, it just got worse and more of the F-bombs were tossed around. The cop made it f*cking worse, and was not responding to any complaint other than his own. F*cking cop.

F*ck this crap. It's just f*cking words.

It's an all-around bad situation. First you have dumbass trash who you don't dare even hint at the fact that they're being rude or idiotic (politely or not) unless you want a shiat-storm rant about how wrong *you* are to call them out on their asshatery. Then you have a redneck sub-cop who enjoys abusing his authority.

/That's La Marque for you...

This right here, walmart trash customers and southern baptist motherfarkers, fark them all in the @$$ and twice on Sunday and fark their mothers with a Mule pecker.


End of rant
 
2009-03-28 1:26:57 PM  
U.S.A
U.S.A
U.S.A

YEAH!

Number one!!
 
2009-03-28 1:41:59 PM  

Shilar:
Say it loudly and proudly!
FARK YOU!


Classic... ^_^ I remember d/l'ing a wave of this in the mid-90s.
 
2009-03-28 3:21:50 PM  

TsukasaK: And personally, I've got more important things to worry about then some random person using a word I don't particularly like. How about you?


Wow get that sand out of your vagina Francis. Yes I understand it is all context. Personally i dont give a fark what the fark someone farking says.

/just sayin.
 
2009-03-28 4:17:35 PM  
I ate a seahorse. No meat but lots of neighbors. Purple middleton staple guitar garrote pimple weasle nuts.

I for one praise my lame flower right testicle knee sandwich.

Fark.

My system is down.
 
2009-03-28 5:03:57 PM  
Not even "fark everything is made in China here" or "fark these prices are low?"

\fark
 
2009-03-28 5:27:00 PM  
Is he an Assistant Fire Marshal or is he just an "assistant" to the Fire Marshal?
 
2009-03-28 5:41:53 PM  

hostJP: fire


I think what is not noticed here (haven't read through the rest of the thread yet), is that a dufus assistant fire marshall went to touch/cuff someone on non-fire related issues.

At that point (and not trying to be an Inet tough guy), I would have knocked him on his ass when he touched me, called the police myself for assault, then proceed to sue him and his municipality.
 
2009-03-28 6:42:22 PM  

Mrstupid7: This same thing happened to me.

I was walking out of the store and I was talking with my friends and uttered the word fark while talking. The policeman that was standing at the door heard me and told me to watch my mouth. I then said this is America, so fark you. He promptly grabbed my arm and slammed me up against the mailbox inside the store and arrested me for disorderly conduct. At that point he asked me who the badass was now and I replied I guess you're the badass now motherfarker. Then I would not stop saying fark until I was placed in the county jail. The charges were obviously dropped.

I really hate cops. I've never met a cop who wasn't a power tripping redneck piece of shiat. Even after I stopped being a dumb teenager. If you're a cop, you have a 99% chance of being a douchebag and you probably don't even realize it.



Well your user name sure does fit.
 
2009-03-28 7:03:02 PM  
 
2009-03-28 7:53:05 PM  

Sid Deuces: Yesterday Walmart laid of all 650 employees at their optical lab here.

.... she turned to her mother and remarked,
"They're all (expletive deleted) gone!"


And she didn't eat that (expletive) sandwich, either.
 
2009-03-28 8:14:39 PM  
I'm certain that the judge and DA are just thrilled when Assistant Fire Marshals start making arrests for cursing in public. It's just what they need.
 
2009-03-28 9:33:55 PM  

jmr61: Mrstupid7: This same thing happened to me.

I was walking out of the store and I was talking with my friends and uttered the word fark while talking. The policeman that was standing at the door heard me and told me to watch my mouth. I then said this is America, so fark you. He promptly grabbed my arm and slammed me up against the mailbox inside the store and arrested me for disorderly conduct. At that point he asked me who the badass was now and I replied I guess you're the badass now motherfarker. Then I would not stop saying fark until I was placed in the county jail. The charges were obviously dropped.

And why, may I ask, were the charges "obviously dropped"? Sounds to me like you possibly did this:

§ 14‑288.4. Disorderly conduct.
(a) Disorderly conduct is a public disturbance intentionally caused by any person who does any of the following:

(2) Makes or uses any utterance, gesture, display or abusive language which is intended and plainly likely to provoke violent retaliation and thereby cause a breach of the peace


/just sayin'


Don't know how to read, eh?
 
2009-03-28 10:56:17 PM  
So the new F word is fridge?
 
2009-03-28 11:54:16 PM  

Mrstupid7: jmr61: Mrstupid7: This same thing happened to me.

I was walking out of the store and I was talking with my friends and uttered the word fark while talking. The policeman that was standing at the door heard me and told me to watch my mouth. I then said this is America, so fark you. He promptly grabbed my arm and slammed me up against the mailbox inside the store and arrested me for disorderly conduct. At that point he asked me who the badass was now and I replied I guess you're the badass now motherfarker. Then I would not stop saying fark until I was placed in the county jail. The charges were obviously dropped.

And why, may I ask, were the charges "obviously dropped"? Sounds to me like you possibly did this:

§ 14‑288.4. Disorderly conduct.
(a) Disorderly conduct is a public disturbance intentionally caused by any person who does any of the following:

(2) Makes or uses any utterance, gesture, display or abusive language which is intended and plainly likely to provoke violent retaliation and thereby cause a breach of the peace


/just sayin'

Don't know how to read, eh?


In the eyes of the law the kid is no more guilty than the cop. Mrstupid may have been stupid, but the cop was dumber. Cops do nothing for themselves when they get on the backs of morons. Being a cop does not justify being a legal asshole to people who annoy you. The world is full of morons who curse, but they arent police officers are they?

You can be as stupid as you like, but i hope that my law authorities dont believe they can combat it by stooping to my level
 
2009-03-29 10:10:38 AM  

turtle-tracks: This is getting better and better....

FAA
La Marque Fire Chief Todd Zacherl caused that confusion with this statement: "If she would have said, 'yes sir,' there would have been no problem and she would have been able to walk off..."


http://www.talkingproud.us/ImagesPhotoGallery/Serve/DrillInstructor.j​p​g
THIS. IS. AMERICA.
 
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