Dear Friends and Media Connections: Have you heard about the attempt to establish a "Cuss-Free" Week being pushed by McKay Hatch, a teenaged cousin once removed of Utah Senator Orin Hatch? The teen lives in South Ca. He formed a no-cussing club--got it into the city, the county and is trying to establish this for the State of California- a week in which Californians will be urged to Not Curse- and to put money in a jar for each" bad" word they say. Yeah. and if you feel strongly about something, you should exclaim," Oh, Pickles!"...and, if that's not expressive enough, this 14 year old ( now 17) suggests you say, " Aw, Barnacles!". Most of all he suggests you go to his web site- he has lots for you to buy there, too, even a book his father came out with just about the same time, coincidentally, that this young teen started with the Cuss-Free Club.
The Free Speech "Screw 'Cuss-free Week" demonstrationhas been postponed one week to March 13due to the threat of Rain tomorrow.This Event is sponsored by the Godless Liberal Social Society with the help of South Pasadena Neighbors for Peace and Justice. A high-powered publicist is interested in the demonstration, we expect a big crowd.BUT IN THE MEANTIME-PLEASE MAKE THIS ONE CALLin support of freedom of expressionTO
Senator Darrel SteinbergPresident Pro Tem of the California Senate,who has stood up to this seemingly innocent move and has temporarily "tabled" the bill.He said there were more important issues in CA than to waste time on this.
Please call him to show your support-- today- leave a message
Phone:If you only can leave a message- please leave your name and city so it can be registered and reported to the senator. His office said they had been receiving many calls from the Cuss-Free faction, and until we started, none from our side- and I KNOW you guys are out there against this!
The No-Cussing people are calling & pressuring Senator Steinberg to change his mind and push the Cuss- Free Week thru-- WE NEED to Call him TOO to thank him for wanting to spend our gov't's time and resources on more serious matters, AND for his support of our freedom of expression.This campaign to stop Californians from "cussing" for one whole week every year has been deemed frivolous by other lawmakers also, including Assemblyman Chris Norby, R-Fullerton,who dismissed the resolution when it was put before the Assembly as"insignificant" . "With the state broke, I don't know that this is what we should be spending time on," Norby saidThe Bill--.ACR 112 --was introduced by Assemblymen Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada-Flintridge, and Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita. and did pass theCalifornia state Assembly, although reaction to it in the halls of government and on the street were mixed. It was temporarily sheld up in the Senate by Senator Steinberg's actionsFor many it is not only a distraction in a time of crisis, but a potentially troublesome, first amendment issue. Lenny Bruce, beloved comedian and aserbic satirist of the American condition, was hounded to his death by the forces of "Cuss-free ism". And George Carlin was in a famous case involving Pacifica Radio concerning the "7 words you can't say on Radio and TV."Aside pushing that all Californians refrain from cursing for a whole week, theCuss-Free week would encourage us to put money in a " Cussing Jar" for every swear word we say., In addition to the reaction of the Godless Liberal Social Society, based also in South Pasadena Ca, the hometown of the teen who started this "crusade", other groups such as C.,U.R.S.E. have also gone on record against this desire to wash our effusive mouths out with soap.This back-to-the-50's effort, was begun by little McKay Hatch from South Pasadena CA - a relative of Orin Hatch, the Mormon senator from Utah, in 2007 at the same time his father launched a book titled" How to Raise a G-rated Family in an X-rated World". McKay's Cuss-Free web site sells all kinds of merchandise as well as his father's book, and his own - Yes. The 14 year old wrote a book,too. Instead of the four letter expletives we are accustomed to nowadays, this Leave-it-to-Beaver babe suggests saying " Oh , Barnacles! or 'Oh, Pickles!" when encountering a contretemps.Friends in Peace: Be sure they write your name and city down when you contact Senator Steinberg- that way they'll inform the senator of your supportive position. Please do call, fax or e-mail his office. 100's of the no cuss kids have called him already- but there are MORE OF US THAN THERE ARE OF THEM . This is what Kirker Butler said recently
"Our streets are crumbling, businesses are leaving,
and you want to take away our right to swear?
What the fuck is wrong with you?
This is exactly the time when Californians need swearing the most."And most of all, children, REMEMBER the immortal wordsof Lenny Bruce : "Take away my right to say 'Fuck'and you take away my right to say 'Fuck the Government'."
COME TO SCREW
MARCH 13, 4:30-6 PMCorner of Mission and Fair Oaks
Free Speech Sidewalks since 2003
South Pasadena CA 91030Contact: Linda KandFrank Minero
on Facebook --- The Godless Liberal Social Society http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/GodlessLiberals?ref=search&sid=615786886.2346508343..1, and
'Screw Cuss-Free Week'