Another Hollywood Nimrod Shows His True Colors

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Most people don’t the name Patton Oswalt – or maybe most people do and it’s just me.

Turns out he’s an actor, voice-over actor and comedian. He’s one of those actors whose face is easily recognizable, but unlike a-listers, the name rarely gets paired with the face. The old – “I know that guy, but don’t know his name.” He has been in many films, in TV shows such as King of Queens and was the voice of Remy, the rat in hit cartoon movie Ratatouille, which grossed well north of a half a billion dollars. My boys and I love that movie, but I now may love it a bit less.

In another example of Twitter is mostly for the stupid, Mr. Oswalt took to it to express his callous and ignorance after the Ft Lauderdale Airport shootings.

Oswalt tweet: “Hoping the #FortLauderdale shooter is a Trump supporter AND a Muslim so we can all focus on gun control & access to mental health care.” read more

Not Everyone’s Happy About This New APP

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Many adults go through a phase in their younger years where the use of foul language is cool. Up until about 15 or 20 years ago, masocial-media-16ybe even more recently, foul language was called objectionable language.

Yet in keeping with the overall coarsening of our society, language standards seem to be going the way of the dodo. Nowadays, you’re considered a prude if you use words like “heck” and “darn.”

It’s now been several years since I too was a serial expletivatier. Yes, I know it’s not a real word. I haven’t missed the use of foul language. I guess maybe I’ve grown out of it.

So for as many years as I’ve cleaned up my own language, I’ve advocated for others to do so. Within that same time period, we’ve seen an explosion of electronic advancements.

For years I’ve wished that someone would, or could develop a filter of sorts for things like video games that my kids enjoy playing, that would clean up the abhorrent language.

Well, that hasn’t happened yet, but recently a company in Idaho has developed an app called “Clean Reader.”  read more

The Further Coarsening of America

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I was scanning the internet the other day and came across an article on Daily MailOnline regarding swearing and how “researchers” have determined it is good for us.

There was an actual study commissioned in England and presented to the British Psychological Society.

I thought, “Okay – this should be good”, and proceeded to read.

Evidently, the researchers surmised that, “Swearing is a harmless emotional release which could make you feel stronger, though only in moderation.”

It was then that I recalled hearing Rush Limbaugh reporting on something similar, quite a while ago. Sure enough, I found such an article from May, 2012 entitled, “Hell Yes: The Seven Best Reasons for Swearing”. By Dr. Neel Burton, M.D. read more