Apparently the once (and future) speaker of the house, John Boehner, has a little bit of a potty-mouth problem. The headlines as of yesterday afternoon had less to do with the fiscal cliff, and more to do with the way the people making the deals were treating each other. Maybe there ought to be a law about that...
Republican leader John Boehner, in the face of Democrat Harry Reid with witnesses saying that he told him to "Go [eff] yourself"... except he really said it. Reid couldn't believe it either, and when he asked Boehner to "clarify" that, Boehner said it again!
You may not realize it, but there are situations where cursing does get you in trouble with the law. Although it's usually part of something bigger--like disturbing the peace. Or as a woman in Michigan found out: cursing in a courtroom. Larue Ford was arrested after saying "[eff] this [sh]" when she found out a traffic ticket would cost more than she thought. It actually cost her $500 and 11 days in jail.
Cursing gets you in hot water on television too. Remember when Samuel L. Jackson dropped the F-bomb on Saturday Night Live? And we recently had a story that 30% of the time, employees that get fired are done in because they cursed at work.
So is it time to just outlaw cursing? That's the question our Man on the Edge, Robert Wilder, took to the streets.