Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Using the 'N-word' in Brazoria may cost you $500 | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle: "Brazoria Mayor Ken Corley wants offensive use of the 'n-word' to be punishable by a fine of up to $500 in his town.

'It's not a particular problem in Brazoria,' Corley said, 'but it's a national problem.'

Corley said he got the idea while watching two black ministers talking on television about how offensive that word is. 'I just think it would be great if this little town of Brazoria, with 2,800 people, leads the way in fighting against this offensive language,' said Corley.

He said if the ordinance passes, he may ask for it to be expanded to include other racial slurs."


Anonymous said...

I have no love for racial and other chauvinist slurs, but clearly a new (to me) synomym for "preening idiot" is Corley.

Graham Powell said...

My view is that all epithets should be legal, because they tell you so much about the speaker.

Unknown said...

I'm with you guys.

Cap'n Bob said...

I'd support this measure if the offensive words were Hillary Clinton.