Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Whaddya You !@#*% Mean You Can't Swear In Mother@#!&*% South $#*@ Carolina?

Last week Danielle Wolf was at her local North Augusta, South Carolina Kroger store when she was overheard telling her own children to, ahem, “Stop squishing the f**king bread.”

And she was arrested for it. Hands cuffed behind her back, and taken out to a patrol car and placed in the “rear caged area” for dropping an F-bomb in the bread aisle.

Danielle Wolf denies that she was speaking to her children, and said she was talking to her husband instead but, under a local city ordinance, a person commits “disorderly conduct” when they “[u]tter, while in a state of anger, in the presence of another, any bawdy, lewd or obscene words or epithets.”

Man. If that was the law at my local Kroger I’d probably be on Death Row by now for foul language in a food store.

Some folks are arguing that Danielle Wolf’s arrest is unconstitutional because in 1971, in the case of Cohen v. California, the Supreme Court stated that “the State has no right to cleanse public debate to the point where it is grammatically palatable to the most squeamish among us.”

Unconstitutional, sure; stupid, definitely.

Still, I might start checking myself while squeezing melons at the grocery store this week because, well, South Carolina … 


mistress maddie said...

What the fuck?!? Dear.... I'd be right behind you for the death sentence.

the dogs' mother said...

The lead singer in the Basement Band once went out our front door and yelled F@CK F@CK F@CK at the top of his voice in our neighborhood full of elementary school children. I censored his ass. :-)

He lives in NYC now so SC doesn't have to worry about him.

Watch yourself around the melons...

anne marie in philly said...

and I would be right behind mistress maddie. the F word is mah favorite!

Biki Honko said...

"Dear? Did you hear that woman's uncivil words? Call the police!"

"911 What is your emergency?"

"A woman in the bread aisle is using uncouth language! Won't someone think of the children?"

"Sir, are you in a safe location?"

"Yes ma'am I am."

"Ok, stay calm. Help is on the way!"

Total waste of tax payer monies.!.!

Helen Lashbrook said...

I must admit that, despite being anti-swearing as there are better ways to be insulting - try Shakespeare, he could be incredibly abusive, my initial response was WTF

www.DiatribesAndOvations.com said...

I avoid Kroger at all costs. It's nearly impossible to shop there without losing your temper. Heaven help the man who squishes MY bread!