Progressive bloggers are often scolded (there's just no other word) by our conservative counterparts for playing fast and loose with language, specifically the *liberal* use of profanity. We do it because sometimes all the words in Webster's are insufficient to express our response to the ongoing stupidity that oozes out of Wingnuttia on a daily basis. A judiciously-employed curse here and there helps to get the point across with feeling, but ultimately leads to pants-pissingly shrill accusations that progressives are potty-mouths who swear because they lack the syntactic finesse to express themselves any other way.
That's fucking ridiculous: our use of profanity is no reflection on our deft semantic skills. We can be civil, we just don't want to. And we'll prove it: CC throws down the gauntlet:
"Canada's Retard-o-sphere (aka The Blogging Tories) are constantly pissing and moaning about how we leftists ... well, we progressives ... well, OK, me and my two co-bloggers ... are terrible, horrible, no good, very bad people because we use the kind of language normally reserved for late-night porn or private sessions between Father Murphy and little Billy in the confession booth long after the parishioners have fled the building.CC's challenge is kind of a double-edged sword. For our part, all we have to do is cut out the swearing and gratuitous insults for a day. It might be the first day in over a year that I don't type the word "nitwit" at some point -- unless, of course, I'm pointing out that it would be incivil to call so-and-so a "nitwit". But never mind that -- Wingnuttia faces a far more rigorous task: be honest. That means:
Conversely, we on this side of the sanity line constantly accuse the BTs of being pig-ignorant hypocrites or just flat-out lying douchebags. Hence, this challenge, in which I want the members of Canada's progressive blogging commmunity to be calm, cool and collected for a whole 24-hour stretch, while everyone over there in the Wank-o-sphere tries to be honest for the same period."
No posts claiming that fetuses are slaves, and feminists are today's white supremacists;
No posts claiming snow is proof that Global Warming is a hoax;
No posts about how Hitler was a "leftist";
No posts deriding lie-beral libtard leftard moonbats.
ACR is in, so is TGB. We can do this -- can they? Speaking of Global Warming, the expression "a snowball's chance in hell" comes to mind.