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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*?
 
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