Is It Free Speech, or is It Slander?

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A Little Background First

A few years ago, my wife took a fall and hurt her foot and ankle. She and I went to the emergency room where she was X-rayed and examined by a new, young doctor. My wife has had several operations over the years and has had to go to the emergency room several times. I don't know if this young doctor was trying to be a hero or what, but he began asking me several questions which led me and my wife both to believe she was actually a victim of spousal abuse. 

My wife spoke up to him and told him off, and her and I both got up and left. He had also diagnosed my wife wrong. He said it was just a severe strain. This was on a Saturday. Monday my wife received a call from the hospital asking her to come in for a cast because she had two broken bones in her foot. 

The Beginning and The End

I made the mistake of writing about this incident on a blog site I was a member of. A toxic site, filled with religious zealots, armchair warriors, and people whose political views are something out of this world. Then there were the trolls.

When I had first joined the site, I had several friends (online friends) who I enjoyed reading and sharing comments. Of course, the trolls would drop in from time to time, just to try and annoy, some of whom were very good at it. One in particular literally stalked me from one blog to another whenever I commented, and always managed to put something negative and usually untrue as comments to me. I had this particular person blocked, by they could annoy me by visiting those blogs I had. They also managed to read anything I did post through friends of theirs... other trolls and just plain nuisance. 

So I had written my post about my wife's injury, and mentioned the suspicions of this young doctor. The next thing I saw, was this troll had written a post stating I was a woman and spouse abuser. Of course, the other trolls jumped onboard and made my life on that site misery. So I went from writing family oriented posts to mainly rants, I didn't see the point of writing my usual fare only to have it turned into something it wasn't. This was also one of the reasons I decided to buy hosting and start my own personal blog. 

The Conclusion

So with all the above being said, what brought me to write this was an article I was directed to reading a tweet on Twitter this morning. Apparently, a comedian is being sued by her ex because he says she accused him of abuse in her stand up. From what I took from the article, all she said was she was very sorry that her marriage had broken up. I was a little confused and sent a reply tweet asking if I had missed something in the article or if something had been left out, and I still haven't received a reply. 

Anyway, the article was asking for donations for this comedian's legal fees, it is a go fund me page. The title had suggested, whether what the comedian had done, was it a case of Free speech being censored. 

As you can tell from what I had written above, I believe that sometimes free speech crosses the line and borders on slander, and can be very harmful to people at times. Now I don't know if this comedian did cross that line, because like I said, it seemed I missed something in that article, or at least that is what I am assuming. Anyway, if you'd like to skim that article, it can be read HERE 

I think when it comes right down to it, I would have had a much better case for libel/slander if I would have pursued legal action those few years ago...

The New Generation… We’re In Trouble!

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Oh The Shame of It All!

I often see posts on FaceBook which state how glad some were born before the age of technology completely took over and destroyed the simple way of living. How we all played outdoors, didn't walk along like zombies with our heads down texting away and running into sign posts, parking meters, and every once in awhile walking out into traffic to become a hood ornament for a city transit bus.

I actually have to agree with those that feel that way! As a father of two boys, I thought we were all going to hell in a hand basket when my two sons would be in their room playing rap, which by my thinking was the start of the ruination of what we call music. I grew up with James Taylor, Styx, Lynard Skynard, you know, real music. It's been going downhill ever since rap was introduced. I don't know what music execs were thinking, but it's their fault! 

Over the years we have seen so many different trends.

Swallowing live goldfish, packing as many people into a Volkswagon as you could, and now.... eating fucking tide pods. Holy crap on a cracker, I had no idea mental illness has been so rampant in this new generation of children growing up today. Surely someone saw this and didn't tell us. I have to assume that they in the know didn't want to cause a panic. Well, it's too dayum late, we have seen, we are panicking. The US already has a brain dead leader, Canada has a fool in charge, and we have children who are washing their own mouths out with soap, and they are supposed to grow up and be in charge someday? 

Tide, Now Cleaning Children from the inside out!

Hitlers Revenge... The Beetle

Well, folks, I hate to be the bringer of bad news, but to put it simply, WE'RE FUCKED! 

I have been posting now and then on Twitter about the scandalous actions of Trump, you know, the grab them by the pussy stuff, well, now I have to say that here in the great white north, (That's Canada for those who still have their heads up their asses) we now have our own sex scandal going on. Seems the leader of the PC party in Ontario, had a bad case of grab ass as well. Although he did the decent thing and stepped down, maybe because he thought if he did, the allegations would all go away, I think he's a little delusional in his thinking, we shall see!

 

The NOT so honorable Patrick Brown

  Nothing to see here folks, move along... if only it were that simple, but it isn't and it isn't going to go away, as much as this asshole, Patrick Brown wishes it would. When one is running for public office, one should consider those things that can come back and bite you in the ass. The problem is that these people, once they get that power they crave, think that they are above the law. Although many of them get away with things the normal tax paying citizen doesn't. 

Yes, folks, it's a new world, our children are growing up to be idiots. I'd like to think that blame lies on the parents, but that excuse can only go so far. It seems every time some outrageous crime is committed, the offender arrested, the given reason for their crime... they had a hard upbringing. Tell that to those who grew up during the great depression with a straight face! 

Forbidden You Say???

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Well, Folks, You Decide…

You’ve got to be fucking kidding me…

Yes, folks, we go back in time to find out what the 7 forbidden words are that can’t be said on TV and Radio, as stated by George Carlin, a man well beyond his and our time… we miss you, George.

  • Shit
  • Piss
  • Fuck
  • Cunt
  • Cocksucker
  • Motherfucker
  • Tits

 

Now some of you may find the above words offensive, me, they are a daily part of my vocabulary. Some may say I have a limited vocabulary, I say to them, Fuck off you cunt. 

No, I wouldn’t say that to them, at least not out loud, I would hate to offend someone in that way… Not!

The only thing I can say is that these seven words are much more offensive than what the Trump admins seven words are. Their choice of offensive and words not to be used make no sense to me, and I’m sure it has many other people shaking their heads as to why as well. Although since Trump has taken office, shaking heads and wondering what he’s doing is a common practice.

 

Now then…

 

If That Ain’t a Shit Eating Grin…

In their infinite wisdom the Trump administration has decided these words shall not pass the lips of the CDC and probably hope the “Murikan” public. I often wonder where this admin comes up with their ideas, and I’m sure there are many sane people living in Murika, that wonder the same thing. Anyway, here they are…

  • Vulnerable
  • Entitlement
  • Diversity
  • Transgender
  • Fetus
  • Evidence-based
  • Science-based

 

 

I seem to be at a loss as to why these particular words have been blacklisted? I realize Trump has an allergy to facts of any kind, so that may explain the last two.

Vulnerable, well not sure about that, maybe because he is vulnerable to facts?

Entitlement I get. He is and always has been entitled, started with his daddy, guess he thinks no one knows.

Diversity, nope, don’t understand this one.

Transgender, well we know why this one is here, no explanation needed.

Fetus…well, I have an idea, but well, I’m still at a loss here.

 

Well, folks, you are going to have to decide and figure this pile of crap out for yourself, just writing this gave me a dayum headache.