Mr. Clean, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino.
Mr. Clean, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino.

Today In WTF: California Assembly Declares 'Cuss-Free Week'

California is facing another multi-billion deficit, lackluster schools, and some of the worst roads in the nation, but don't worry -- your state representatives in Sacramento are on the job.

Because when the going gets tough, the politicians find easy stuff to vote for. Like "Cuss Free Week." That's right: The California assembly can rarely come to an agreement on how to save the state money, but it found the time Thursday to declare the first week of March "Cuss Free Week." (The measure still needs approval from the state senate, but somehow we think they'll find the votes).

"I remember as a kid, my mother had a cussing jar in our house,'' said the resolution's sponsor, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, of La Canada Flintridge. "As an adult, I can still use a little reminder from time to time about my word choices. Our goal with this resolution is to get people to realize that words do matter.''

Really!? We need a state assemblyman who's staring down a $20 billion hole of red ink but instead focuses on curse words to tell us what really matters? F*%#in' A.

-With reporting from Weekly wire services. Got news? Email us.


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