It has been a while, since we handed out an Idiot of the Day medal.
No, there is no shortage on potential recipients, we were just busy, I guess.
But there is a judge in the UK, who truly deserves one. And it cannot be postponed.
She declared a man guilty for using the word "cunt" on twitter and has sent him for sentencing. You can read the full story here or here.
I am no big fan of swear words. From time to time they are useful to emphasize something or to just let off steam. But the main point here, of course, this judge thinks she can rule and limit free speech. And this a line in the sand. Freedom of speech isn't challenged by stuff we like. It shows it's importance, if and when we don't like, what we hear or read.
Since the Judge obviously needs a lesson in history, besides our medal, here is a great piece by the late George Carlin, about what you could and could not say on TV:
Please note, this is from 1978. One would have thought, we settled the issue then.
Now, can you Brits please take have the Judge removed from the bench for having no fucking (!) clue, maybe? Thanks.
Stay free and tolerant,