November 7, 2018

At some point, you will be able to just talk like that on television.



And not just as what we call in the law "fleeting expletives" — words that slip out on live TV before the broadcaster can bleep it. People will just talk like that on TV casually, because it's the way many of us do in normal life.

By the way, Beto lost but (NYT link)....
Most likely he will run for the Senate again in 2020, this time against the Republican who decides to run for the seat John Cornyn is expected to vacate.
Texas will have its congressional Beto soon enough.

ADDED: Then there's this participation from Jon Favreau and Michael Avenatti:

60 comments:

MayBee said...

His mannerisms are so soo sooooo very weird.

John Tuffnell said...

He hoovered up $69 million and lost. That's money the Dems could have used in other places. He better give them something positive they can claim for all that support.

Maybe the fake Hispanic will run on a ticket with the fake Indian. Warren/Beto 2020.

Nonapod said...

People will just talk like that on TV casually, because it's the way many of us do in normal life.

Speaking for myself, I actually don't curse a great deal in my normal life. When I'm drinking with friends I curse little. Or when I'm driving and I get cut off or whatever. Or if I bang my shin hard on something.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

The media and hollywood pimped this pretty wealthy fraud to the hilt.

They poured money all over him. They poured love and adoration all over him.
Thank goodness he lost.

John Tuffnell said...

People who swear in a situation like that, when it is not due to any sudden stimulus (idiot driver, shin-banging), are using it to cover up some perceived personal inadequacy, IMO.

chickenlittle said...

He's a fucking Texan John Kerry, Althouse. Why should Texas elect him?

Humperdink said...

"People will just talk like that on TV casually, because it's the way many of us do in normal life."

Exactly right, thanks to the libs. Always advancing our culture. Looking forward to my great grand kids talking like this, while smoking a legalized joint.

Shouting Thomas said...

Don't cuss in front of the grandkids, at work or in church.

Cuss at the right place and right time.

Freeman Hunt said...

That is not a normal way to talk everywhere in the country.

gilbar said...

John Tuffnell said...
He hoovered up $69 million and lost. That's money the Dems could have used in other places

If that $69M went to Sinema, and to Tester, and to Bill Nelson; then Sen Collins would still be running the Senate

rightguy said...

Fuckin' A !! Beto is Texas Toast !!

Lucid-Ideas said...

Idiocracy was supposed to be fiction...FICTION...not a "how-to" manual as Glenn Reynolds like to say.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFfTludf0SU

(sigh)

Dave Begley said...

Proud to be a loser?

There is no such thing as a moral victory in politics and sports.

Biff said...

These days, everything is "offensive," except for the stuff that actually offends traditional norms of etiquette. Manners are about power, and routinely using profanity sends a clear message about who has power and who is losing it.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Bito is the left's manufactured fresh face.

Leland said...

I'm looking forward to the progression of the class action lawsuit. I kept my evidence of asking them to stop harassing me, yet his campaign's continued effort to do so anyway.

rhhardin said...

People will just talk like that on TV casually, because it's the way many of us do in normal life.

The words have highly useful performances in the right hands. But full facility can't happen until cunt is accepted as expressive.

Oso Negro said...

@ John Tuffnell - Yes! Warren Beto 2020! A remake of "Reds".

rhhardin said...

You fuckin' my mom?

No, I'm not. We were just sleeping...

She's fuckin' crazy. If you haven't noticed, she's a fuckin' pot head. She calls it cannabis 'cause it makes her feel like less of a fuckin' pothead.

You say "fuck" a lot.

So?

So you're just not using it properly.

The fuck does that mean?

That's what I mean. "Fuck" is a great word, but if you use it too much, then it just loses its value. And you sound stupid.

Fuck you.

Exactly.

- Demolition (2015)

Darrell said...

Beato. Beat it.

rhhardin said...

Nobody can resist an Oh shit when something goes wrong. It doesn't come from the regular langauge section of the brain, I read somewhere. It comes from the same mechanism that gives Tourette's syndrome, the latter being that facility running too much rather than at the right moments.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Yuck

Saint Croix said...

It's interesting why words become bad words.

Consider two powerful words. I won't even say them, because they are so powerful. I'm talking about the N word and F bombs.

The N word is a bad word because it references slavery. It references rape, kidnapping, murder, torture, buying and selling people, breaking up families. It represents atrocities.

What about an F bomb? Why is that a bad word, when it references a fun, orgasmic act?

It's a bad word because, for most of human history, there was no birth control. Sex outside of marriage often resulted in infanticide. Dead babies. Babies left to die in the woods somewhere. Babies killed in brutal abortions that often killed mom as well. It references sex without love. It references sex without consent. It references rape and infanticide.

I drop a lot of F bombs. Bad habit from my youth.

Words are just words. They are powerful, and we should be careful of the words we use. Because that is how we communicate. But deeds are far more powerful and important than words. They speak a lot louder.

I'm close to an absolutist on free speech. I think people should be able to say anything without fear of physical harm. And it's bizarre, and so dishonest, to object to the word "fuck" while you simultaneously approve of decapitating and killing an unwanted child.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Also, who are you to be "proud" of anyone. Pretty lame and maybe even sick to want to earn the approval of some out of nowhere pretty boy rich guy.

mccullough said...

Avenatti works for Trump. Just like Beto.

MadisonMan said...

I'm not in Texas. But Beto seems only like the Popular Boy that all the cool kids like. That kind of popularity is transitory, especially if you breeze through other people's money.

William said...

He's got good hair. Is good hair, like height, a marker for political success? Was JFK the first president with truly great hair? FDR had okay hair, but it wasn't truly spectacular........Cruz was a relatively charmless opponent with thinning hair, average height, and bulky weight. Against a more attractive opponent, I don't think Beto will fare as well.

LilyBart said...

I'm tired of the casual profanity. I work in a downtown environment, and just walking down the street, standing in lines, the f-bombs just fly through the air - Everything important and everything mundane is a f---ing this or a f---ing that. And s--t is now just a synonym for 'stuff'. So, I guess our lives are just full of f---ing s--t.

Its like throwing trash out the window of your car - polluting the environment. Keep you trashy mouths private.

mccullough said...

Beto is the Scott Brown of the Dem Party. Except Brown won a Senate race. He should move 20 miles away into New Mexico. He can get elected there.

rehajm said...

How proud do you have to be to be fucking proud? I suppose theres' correlation with the fuckee...

rehajm said...

You know you've made it when you've made the Elf guy fucking proud.

He's also the Freinds guy, too. Did you get to that season yet, Ann?

Lyle Smith said...
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William said...

Trump has bad hair, but the brazen phoniness of it is sincere.

Yancey Ward said...

O'Rourke came closer to winning than I predicted he would. I thought Cruz would win with at least 54-55% of the vote. But yes, the Democrats could have used those funds to save the Florida seat and win the Arizona one.

Yancey Ward said...

The Democrats also wasted a ton of money on the Tennessee Senate election. This last month, Bredesen ads were running 10 to 1 vs Blackburn ads, and he didn't come close to winning.

Lyle Smith said...

Has no one ever pointed out that Beto is a common Portuguese name and not a common Spanish name? A Mexican colleague of mine told me had never heard of any Mexican called Beto.

hombre said...

The party of the poor spent $68 million on O’Rourke, presumably to defeat the most outspoken Christian senator in America.

Beto confirmed his bonafides by keeping it classy in defeat on nation tv. Lol!

Saint Croix said...

You know you've made it when you've made the Elf guy fucking proud.

That's another Jon Favreau. Hollywood Jon Favreau is a different guy. Not to blow his cover or anything, but he might be a secret undercover Republican.

Jon Favreau vs. Jon Favreau

Bay Area Guy said...

I think a lot of illegal immigration wars is simply a high level Democrat effort to turn Texas blue (like they turned California blue) by simply importing pliable non-Texans to vote Dem.

It may work one day too! But thankfully, not this election.

Saint Croix said...

Jon Favreau (not that one, the other one) has an awesome bit part in the funniest political comedy ever made…

P.C.U.

Annie C said...

George Carlin understood:

Seven Words

Mark said...

because it's the way many of us do in normal life

So you used fucking profanity in the classroom when you were teaching your fucking law classes? And when you speak to your mother and grandmother, you tell them about all of the shit you deal with? And if you ever spent a day in the courtroom, you voice your objections with "What the fuck?" and when the judge overrules you, you say, "This is bullshit."?

NO. IT'S NOT THE WAY THAT MANY OF US DO IN NORMAL LIFE. Many of us still adhere to a little decorum, especially in public/formal settings.

rehajm said...

That's another Jon Favreau.

Yah, I knew that...

mccullough said...

The Dems have a lot of wealthy donors. There’s not a fixed amount of money. People can donate to Beto, Gillum, etc. It’s worth the relative pittance it cost them to keep Ted Cruz up at night. It was entertaining. Trump got a kick out of it.

Texas, like most of the US, is going Socialist. The Socialists in charge are mostly very wealthy. Beto married a billionaire heiress. Most of the billionaires are socialists these days. They can afford to be. They ain’t putting up the caravan in their houses or sending them to posh private schools with their grandkids.

Beto is in good position down the road. So the money was well spent.

The first Socialist president of the US will be a white male billionaire. It could be Beto. He will get a huge percentage of the Mexican vote, the black vote, and the white suburban vote. I think 2020 is probably too soon. But you never know.

Beto might be able to beat Trump.

So all that wealthy white liberal money was put to good use.

Bill Peschel said...

Lyle Smith wrote: "Has no one ever pointed out that Beto is a common Portuguese name and not a common Spanish name? A Mexican colleague of mine told me had never heard of any Mexican called Beto."

Meet cartoonist Gibert "Beto" Hernandez. Mexican father, Texas-born mother.

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Avenatti, O'Rourke, and Favreau. There's your #MeToo offenders ladies. Privileged arrogant white males who mock and humiliate women, take advantage of them, rip them off in the workplace... Aaaah but they're Democrat party members, so they "get a pass". Fuck you, #MeToo- You're Fake News.

Roughcoat said...

I rarely curse. People who curse often are trashy. Shanty Irish, as my lace curtain grandmother used to say. It's said that if they didn't have the F-word the Irish wouldn't be able to complete a sentence. My grandmother would not agree. No cursing was allowed in her house. No cursing in my house either. When I was little I once cursed in front of my mom and she literally washed my mouth out with soap. It was Dial, I remember it clearly. She was lace curtain all the way.

MalaiseLongue said...

No wife or kids at his side, just Beto all alone in a spotlight. What a fucking narcissistic asshole.

Darrell said...

"Beto" is slang for Junior (Jr.)

Tinderbox said...

A poseur of no character trying to appeal to the lower classes with little vocabulary.

BUMBLE BEE said...

That is New York influence on our professor. In Australia they say "g_day", whereas in New York it's "fuck you". I was at an install in New York in 2000, standing in line at a Dunkin Donuts in Queens with about 20 other folks, waitin for service. Chickie behind the counter had seen her ex and his new squeeze on the street the night before. Everyone heard about it in the foulest rant I've ever heard. Real class act, those New Yorkers. Beto is the son of a Judge?
Then he's a yuppie fuck, and as Carlin would say, fuck you you yuppie fuck. Nice picture though, I'll pass that to my leftie pals.

BUMBLE BEE said...

SESSIONS RETIRES!... General Quarters is sounded.

The Godfather said...

I thought Althouse was objecting to using "guys" to refer to a group that includes women. That really pisses off my wife (who wouldn't say "pisses"). She'll tell you in no uncertain terms that she's NOT a guy.

The Godfather said...

With respect to the money wasted on Bobby O'Rourke's losing campaign and whether it could/should have been better spent on other Democrat campaigns, it seems to me that there's a law of diminishing returns on such expenditures (other than, perhaps, direct bribes to voters). After you've seen a candidate's name and face on a TV ad (pro or con) five or six times, the next 20 times aren't going to make much difference.

Saint Croix said...

And if you ever spent a day in the courtroom, you voice your objections with "What the fuck?" and when the judge overrules you, you say, "This is bullshit."??

I can't tell you how many times in Court I wanted to say, "What the fuck?"

BUMBLE BEE said...

My bad... too excited Sessions Resigns.

Marcus said...

I rarely curse, not out of some Puritan idea, but because it exposes you (as my departed dad would say) as someone who cannot express themselves properly. So in polite company, I totally refrain. The F-bombs dropped in public today dismay me. I once saw a mom berating her child (maybe 7-8) in a WalMart parking lot with loads of "fucks" and such. Pathetic.

Occasionally I will be around someone who curses in a surprise situation or when they are hurt. If they work for me, I let them know that "if you don't use profanity in common conversations", you won't use it when you bang your toe on the coffee table or get hot grease on your forearms.

With the right (or wrong) people, such as a group of my high school buddies, when we have mini-reunions, anything goes. It takes a while, but I slip right in with all the cursing and such. I don't use racial epithets in conversation as I was brought up better. My mother is also "lace curtain Irish" and when I mistakenly said we came from "Shanty Irish", she said "Fuck we did.". My parents never cursed until they were in their 60s and hung around commercial fisherman and other relatives and my mom, until her death from throat cancer and heart disease, started dropping the F-bomb like crazy. But only in her kitchen to relatives -- never at the grocery store. She had a stoma and it was a sight watching her push it in and let loose with some choice words.

My son-in-law is from Scotland and he is prone to call someone "a wee cunt" but that's Scotland for you, same as Australia. So far he's doing well by my daughter and she runs the show. To each their own.

THEOLDMAN

Clyde said...

Fucking fuckers and the fucking fuckers that love them.

Bunkypotatohead said...

Can't wait to hear him thank all the niggas and spics who supported him.
Will they show that on TV?

rcocean said...

Robert Francis O'Rourke.

Mr. Hispanic.