Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kayne West is a jackass

... and President Barack Obama was perfectly within his rights to call him that (when asked about West's conduct).

If Obama had called West an "asshole," maybe that would be marginally newsworthy, but none of the dictionaries I've checked flag "jackass" as objectionable, of questionable taste, or obscene. "Jackass" refers to a donkey, not an anus, for Pete's sake, and is a synonym for "blockhead" according to the American Heritage English Dictionary.

Why is this even remotely newsworthy? What Kayne West did to Taylor Swift was wrong, and it's reassuring to have a President who actually does recognize the difference between right and wrong.
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At September 16, 2009 2:48 PM , Blogger Steven Fisher said...

As a Canadian, my opion doesn't really matter.

But far from me finding it objectionable, Obama actually gained a little in my eyes for that. (And it's not like I held him in low esteem to start with.)

At September 16, 2009 4:57 PM , Blogger Ryan McFadden said...

Probably because one of the most powerful men in the world isn't supposed to have an opinion on such trivial matters?!


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