• Reply to: North Carolinians For A Fair Economy Host 2nd Congressional District Empty Chair Town Hall   16 hours 34 min ago

    Waiting for George to give a damn about anyone besides his rich pals.

  • Reply to: WTF?   18 hours 27 min ago

    I’m not debating it. I say it out loud twice a day.

    I understand everyone doesn’t agree with me. We have lots of readers who have a kinder gentler approach. The may be right, but it’s not for me. I figure I make them seem reasonable by comparison.

  • Reply to: WTF?   18 hours 33 min ago

    ... who has conspired with a foreign power to steal a national election; is using his position in government to line the pockets of himself, his family, and his cronies; and who has debased the nation with racist and bigoted policies and rhetoric to the point where he set up concentration camps for refugee children.

    And we're debating on whether it's appropriate to say the word "fuck"?

    Seriously, people, we should have been at the "ACT-UP" level of protestors shutting down traffic by laying the streets and throwing buckets of fake blood on any of Trump's enablers when they dared to show their face in public.

    And we're debating whether it's appropriate to say the word "fuck"??

  • Reply to: WTF?   20 hours 4 sec ago

    I hear you. And I agree. Mostly I keep WTF language away from BlueNC. I realize that many people (including my wife) have no patience with profanity.

    Your points are well taken.

  • Reply to: WTF?   21 hours 2 min ago

    There is (apparently) a 30% chunk of our population who are literally impervious to reason, who worship at the altar of Trump so religiously they can't even be shamed.

    Then there is the middle, which I find very tempting to excoriate since they (seem) willing to trade off human rights violations for some nebulous idea of economic gain. But they're not what I would classify as "True Believers," meaning it's worth at least an effort to shape their thought patterns.

    For some of those folks, the sheer shock of the word "Fuck" might break them from their lassitude and force them to *really* analyze what's going on. But others will be so put off by the vulgarity they will shut down, ignore the rest of the message they need to hear.

    It's a tough call, but if we truly want to be advocates for particular causes, change minds that need to be changed, we need to be very careful that we don't place too much credence on what we (as individuals or groups of like-minded friends) find acceptable in written or oral communications.

    That...probably doesn't help as much as I hoped it would. I can't (won't) give up the word "Fuck" entirely, because fuck that. But most of us have an "inner voice," that tells us when a particular situation is or is not appropriate for..."course" language, if you will. We may choose to purposely ignore that voice, out of frustration with a lack of progress or simply a desire to "shake things up," but don't forget Newtonian dynamics: For every action, yada yada. If we're not certain what the reaction will be, the proposed action should be looked at more closely first.