Last year Kristi Fridge garnered nationwide publicity after being arrested in a La Marque Wal-Mart for cursing. Reasonable people thought that if a vengeful God had somehow decided to mess with you enough to place you in a Wal-Mart in LaMarque, then cursing would be a viable response.
The whole thing petered out eventually, and life returned to normal in Galveston County.
Until yesterday. When someone cursed again. Authorities did what they had to, and arrested the man.
Since -- apparently -- Galveston County residents endured Ike, and the ensuing clean-up, and the tangled dealings with FEMA, all without cursing, law enforcement officers really had no choice.
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A guy from Queens, NY, was eating in a diner with a woman and had the following bon mots to offer, according to the Galveston County Daily News: "I can't believe you're so fucking stupid. What the fuck were you thinking?"
People, please notice this guy is from Queens, the most New Jersey-ish borough of New York City. Priests end masses there by saying "Go in peace, to love and serve the fucking Lord."
After the manager of the diner complained to a cop who was also eating there, the conversationalist was charged with a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.
We're not fucking kidding.