Monday, June 22, 2009

A Victory for Profanity

Though I can't find this sourced elsewhere, I trust Ed, who has the tale of a prosecution for cursing that came out right in the end:

A Texas man who used the S-word to complain about cat feces left in his yard has been acquitted of disorderly conduct in a jury trial. Joseph Loflin, 48, admits he used the vulgar term for excrement because neighbor Michael Rainey had ignored his previous, more nuanced complaints.
Rainey took umbrage because his teenage daughter was around to hear Loflin's epithet.

Aside from the "get a thicker skin, mother fucker" angle, it seems to me that one whose cat poops in others yards doesn't exactly get to claim the moral high ground when dealing with the neighbors.

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