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Reader: F-bombs are the American way and politicians should drop them more often

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Our post about Governor John Hickenlooper's recent F-bomb at a meeting with Colorado sheriffs -- an incident that was caught on video -- garnered a variety of response, with some readers wondering why this was a story and others using it to vent their spleen at Hick. As for the following comment, it takes a decidedly pro-profanity angle.

Julian Aguirre writes:

The F-bomb should not just be limited to public use. Government officials should also be able to drop F-bombs. It's the American thing to do.

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21 comments
RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

Before I made my comment, there were no others; now, there are many and every single one reflects the misunderstanding of the so-called "Comment of the Day".  Fb is the forum for those incapable of reading or of expressing themselves.

Deb Bialik Schmidt
Deb Bialik Schmidt

Not being able to make a point without cursing doesn't make one sound more intelligent...IMO

Heather Doozer
Heather Doozer

as long as they "look" dignified, who cares what they are saying. people like you keep fucktard politicians in office.

Heather Doozer
Heather Doozer

how about we care about the content of a person's speech, rather than if they swore. are we like 8ys old? do we really need to make a big deal of curse words? Grow up already and care about something important for a change.

Kev Markis
Kev Markis

I think they need to get back to good old fashioned racism. .. When they stood on a podium and proudly declared "fuck whatever country that is"

Jose Castilleja
Jose Castilleja

Showing genuine emotion without making disparaging remarks would be nice. If that means they use "bad words", so be it. Being real is more important to me...and less likely.

Darren Lyman
Darren Lyman

Swearing displays a lack of education and only used when one does not know the right word. Politicians are the most un educated individuals. Deems them right to cuss.

MattandKayla Yeaman
MattandKayla Yeaman

I don't see an issue with it, unless they are using it in every sentence. I personally wouldn't be able to find a good ground. In unprofessional settings I use fuck as adverbs, adjectives, and verbs in pretty much every sentence...When I start cussing even a little bit, I can't control the amount I do it.

Lindsay Myers
Lindsay Myers

Studies show that more intelligent people swear more. I think they should, maybe they wouldn't be a bunch of idiots of they did.

Julian Aguirre
Julian Aguirre

if used properly and in the right context and setting, yes.

Nick Green
Nick Green

No. They have to dignified...to swear is to look childish...

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

Thanks for helping your readership misunderstand the news of the day -- Hack's comments to Colorado's fascist sheriffs were not controversial or anymore edifying because he said "fuck" (even if some clueless fb posters thought so).

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... sometimes the "swear" is the perfect word.



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