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  • FCC delays decision on allowing more nudity and cursing on TV

    07/15/2013 3:27:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2013 | Ben Goad
    Regulators are extending the comment period on a controversial proposal to ease restrictions on cursing and “nonsexual nudity” over public airwaves. The action drew fire Monday from opponents of the idea, who have called upon the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to scrap the plan and salvage the final vestiges of family-friendly broadcasting. Back in April, the FCC put out a call for feedback on a plan to focus on the most egregious cases of indecency. If adopted, the less stringent regulations would reflect a shift from George W. Bush-era policies of pursuing penalties for isolated infractions on broadcast television. The...
  • Marchex Data Reveals Ohioans Curse the Most in the Country; Washingtonians the Least

    05/21/2013 12:27:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Marchex ^ | 05/21/2013 | Sonia Krishnan
    Are you f*&!ing serious? As a native Buckeye whos lived in Washington for eight years, this was my first reaction to the data analysis released today by our Marchex Institute, which found that people in Ohio curse the most in the country. Washingtonians, by contrast, curse the least. (WTF?) The data also placed Ohioans in the Top 5 Least Courteous category. Apparently, residents there have a harder time saying please and thank you, which were the keywords that Marchexs Call Mining technology scanned for when aggregating data on pleasantries. Its fascinating stuff. And it coincides with National Etiquette Week, a...
  • Dana Milbank: Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House

    03/10/2013 11:09:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Dana Milbank: Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House By Noel Sheppard Created 03/10/2013 - 1:45pm The Washington Post's Dana Milbank made an interesting observation Sunday about the vulgarity prominent in the current presidential administration. Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources, Milbank said, "The number of F-bombs being dropped by this White House, scholars are going to look in the national archives in 20 or 30 years and they're going to be shocked by the language that was coming out of this place" (video follows with transcript and commentary): HOWARD KURTZ, HOST: Is there...
  • Video: If watching grandma drop the F-bomb wont get you to vote for Obama, nothing will

    10/30/2012 5:30:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/30/2012 | AllahPundit
    Of the many celebrity campaign excrescences lately, this is the best example of something designed more to promote the people involved than their chosen candidate. Ostensibly it’s an ad to elect Obama but in reality it’s a reminder from Michael Moore and MoveOn that they’re still out there, doin’ their thing, even though both are now seven or eight years removed from peak relevance. Ace is probably right that the inspiration was Betty White (who, incidentally, is an Obama supporter, and who could have singlehandedly made this clip mega-viral by appearing in it), but the “cursing granny” shock gag is...
  • Toddler's cuss word on 'Modern Family' draws ire

    01/18/2012 8:22:52 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    AP ^ | January 18, 2012 | LYNN ELBER
    LOS ANGELES (AP) An anti-profanity crusader on Tuesday asked ABC to pull this week's "Modern Family" episode in which a toddler appears to use a bleeped curse word. "Our main goal is to stop this from happening," said McKay Hatch, an 18-year-old college student who founded the No Cussing Club in 2007. "If we don't, at least ABC knows that people all over the world don't want to have a 2-year-old saying the 'F-bomb' on TV."
  • Parents: Cursing baby doll should not be sold (FReeper Parental Warning)

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Nationally sold baby dolls are causing a controversy because some say the toys utter a bad word. The "You & Me Interactive Triplets," which are being sold at Toys R Us stores in Orlando, are causing the uproar because one of the dolls can be heard saying what appears to be the phrase, "Hey, crazy b****." "Oh, absolutely. She's calling them a crazy b****," Kathy Wetter said. The dolls are recommended for children ages 2 and older, and there is no warning of explicit language on the packaging. Toys R Us said it has received a number...
  • Milwaukee Man Fined $500 For Cursing On Bus

    12/27/2010 8:51:10 AM PST · by FromLori · 66 replies · 6+ views
    Channel3000 ^ | 12/26/2010
    MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee man said he thinks it's pretty darn ridiculous that he got fined $500 for swearing on a county bus. Terry Duncan said that he considers it un-American to get slapped with a $500 disorderly conduct fine for saying two words. The words in questions started with the letters "f" and "s." After Duncan uttered them last Tuesday, an undercover deputy ordered him off the vehicle and handed him the ticket. Duncan said he's new to Milwaukee, didn't know about the law and pointed out it's not posted anywhere in the bus. He said he simply cursed...
  • A Theological Sports Question for FREEPERS

    04/12/2010 9:44:33 AM PDT · by Dawebman · 47 replies · 857+ views
    When Tiger Woods badly missed a shot Sunday during his Career Revival Tour at The Masters, CBS microphones clearly recorded him cursing the name of "Jesus Christ." I thought Tiger was a Buddhist? Asked about two strings that Tiger wears near his watch, "It's Buddhist. It's for protection and strength and I certainly need that," he told the Golf Channel's Kelly Tilghman. He said he began wearing the Buddhist bracelet before he went into therapy treatment and said he will "absolutely" be wearing it at the Masters and forever. In fact, Tiger attributes straying from Buddhism for losing control in...
  • What's with all the @#%! language? (Where's the Expletive Expletive Barf Alert, you ask?)

    10/12/2009 9:46:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 989+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 10/12/09 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    President Barack Obama called rap star Kanye West a jackass. Vice President Joe Biden told a senator to Gimme a f-ing break! Economic adviser Christina Romer declared that Americans had yet to have their "holy s- moment over the economy. Those who pay attention to political rhetoric say an unusual amount of profanity has emanated from this White House even without counting famously colorful White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. But before this statement becomes fodder for yet another partisan debate (with conservatives saying Obama is disgracing the presidency, and liberals that the media are once again being...
  • Biden caught on Tape: Give me a "F-word"ing Break!

    03/14/2009 10:48:44 AM PDT · by slomark · 15 replies · 2,023+ views
    [audio player] You never know whats going to come out of Joe Bidens mouth. But well bet you didnt expect this. Biden was a Union Station yesterday, bragging up Obamas $1.3 billion investment in train stations and rail lines. The error-prone vice president was apparently unaware of a near-by microphone. When one of his former Senate colleagues called him Mr. Vice President, Biden replied with what is reportedly one of his favorite phrases:......
  • Christian Bale is a stinkin #%&*@

    02/04/2009 4:09:21 PM PST · by slomark · 30 replies · 1,093+ views
    A few months ago, actor Christian Bale went nuts while filming Terminator Salvation. Some poor lighting guy made the mistake of walking into a shot while cameras were rolling. Bale stopped production while he publicly humiliated the poor guy, repeatedly berated him in the crudest possible terms, and despite the mans apologies, threatened to beat him to a pulp. TMZ.com got its hands on a tape of the incident. If you choose to listen, be prepared for some major league swearing. Youll hear Bale screaming obscenities over and over again and threatening to quit if the guy isnt fired. According...
  • Scranton pays $19k to settle toilet-swearing case

    10/23/2008 12:04:00 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 15 replies · 719+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 10/23/08 | JEREMY G. BURTON
    When Dawn Herbs toilet overflowed, it cost her nothing to fix. The city of Scranton, however, will pay $19,000 to avoid a lawsuit from Ms. Herb, who was charged with disorderly conduct last October for swearing at the malfunctioning piece of porcelain. A judge later dismissed the charge, saying Ms. Herbs language, however offensive, was protected as free speech. The American Civil Liberties Union and Barry Dyller, Ms. Herbs attorney, announced the settlement Wednesday. The money will cover Ms. Herbs legal expenses, but Mr. Dyller said it also should send a message that theres a price to pay for violating...
  • New Study Shows Broadcast TV Family Hour Fare Filthier Than Ever

    09/09/2007 9:01:54 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 8 replies · 541+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 6, 2007
    New Study Shows Broadcast TV Family Hour Fare Filthier Than Ever Fox is the worst broadcast network overall LOS ANGELES, September 6, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new Parents Television Council study of Family Hour programming conclusively shows that children watching television during the first hour of prime time are assaulted by violence, profanity or sexual content once every 3.5 minutes of non-commercial airtime. During the 2006-2007 study period, almost 90% of the 208 television shows reviewed contained objectionable content. The PTC found that Fox is the worst broadcast network overall, noting its 20.78 instances of violent, profane and sexual content...
  • Foul-Mouthed Melbourne Priest Suspended By Catholic Church

    08/01/2007 11:54:22 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 18 replies · 404+ views
    AHN ^ | July 31, 2007 | Radhika Basuthakur
    Melbourne, Australia (AHN) - The foul-mouthed priest who was caught on camera hurling abuse at a group of teenagers has been suspended by the Catholic Church. The Archbishop of Melbourne, the Most Reverend Denis Hart, announced the suspension of Reverend Monsignor Geoffrey Baron on Tuesday afternoon. Baron was caught racially abusing skateboarding teenagers outside St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne. Although the incident occurred about a year ago, it was brought to light only recently by YouTube. Popular video-sharing site YouTube has since removed the footage of the senior Catholic priest, who has expressed shame and embarrassment at his behavior. In...
  • ****THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD****

    07/20/2007 5:50:25 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 218 replies · 5,179+ views
    Words that once shocked and surprised have become standard expressions, but do we really need to use the F-word in every sentence? You turn on the TV nowadays and it's like being in a pub shortly before closing time, when alcohol has lingered long enough in the body to reduce conversations to a noun, a verb and numerous derivatives of the F-word. There's no point in getting too Daily Mail about it I suppose but, do we really need so many F-words on the television?Today it's almost a given that you'll hear this expletive and many like it,...
  • Insiders Call For Rap To Cut The Cursing

    04/24/2007 9:18:32 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 406+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-25-2007 | Tom Leonard
    Insiders call for rap to cut the cursing By Tom Leonard in New York Last Updated: 4:15am BST 25/04/2007 Senior figures in the world of hip-hop music have called on the record industry and broadcasters to help clean up rap's foul-mouthed image by removing the words "bitch", "ho" and "nigger" from lyrics. Russell Simmons, who co-founded the record label Def Jam, expressed concern about the "growing public outrage" over the widespread use of such words in rap music. They should be considered "extreme curse words" and music industry executives should be unable to "arbitrarily" decide if they are permitted in...
  • Court Rules for Man Arrested for Cursing

    02/02/2007 8:01:00 PM PST · by Artemis Webb · 12 replies · 563+ views
    AP ^ | 020207 | JEFF KAROUB
    DETROIT (AP) - An officer who arrested a man for cursing in a public meeting violated the man's right to free speech, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's decision that Montrose Township police officer Stephen Robinson had probable cause to arrest Thomas Leonard in 2002 when Leonard cursed while addressing the township board. "It cannot be seriously contended that any reasonable peace officer, or citizen, for that matter, would believe that mild profanity while peacefully advocating a political position could constitute a criminal act," the three-judge panel wrote in...
  • COACH CHARGED IN PEE WEE FOOTBALL MELEE

    11/21/2006 3:23:00 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 9 replies · 376+ views
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas A coach in a videotaped Pee Wee football brawl was charged with misdemeanor assault Tuesday, prosecutors said. An amateur video shows Robert Watson, 39, charging onto a field and tackling an 18-year-old referee. The video goes on to show a mob of parents surrounding them in a melee. Assistant District Attorney James Sales said prosecutors had been waiting for photos relating to the brawl from the Corpus Christi Police Department. "You always like to see the injury," he said. "Basically, it's a black eye." The video, taken during a Nov. 4 Super Bowl game of 5-...
  • Employee's Miracle Recovery Sounds Fishy

    09/25/2006 3:59:32 PM PDT · by altura · 21 replies · 840+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 25, 2006 | Pauline Gravier & Rob Hoffman
    Dear Pauline and Rob: What do you think about President Bush's use of profanity at the Group of Eight summit? Embarrassed Dear Embarrassed: Profanity surely has its place; locking your finger in the car door is a #%**#! of an example. The business place and that's what the G-8 summit is for the president is not such a place. Profanity in the workplace is offensive to all but the speaker and potentially career-threatening. It reflects poorly on the speaker, even as the speaker believes the reverse is true. Our rule of thumb is to always communicate at work...
  • Lawmaker Accused of Dropping the ?F-bomb? on VA (Bob Filner-D)

    06/19/2006 7:43:07 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 10 replies · 565+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/19/06 | Jeff Johnson
    CNSNews.com) - The California Democrat currently acting as ranking member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee reportedly launched a profane verbal assault on two employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs after they labeled a press conference held outside the VA headquarters Tuesday a "publicity stunt." Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.) is described as "uttering obscenities" at the VA employees in one media account. Filner joined other Democrats Tuesday outside the VA's main offices to criticize VA Secretary Jim Nicholson for waiting three weeks to inform the public about the theft of a computer disc drive that contained the names, birthdates...
  • Miami rated tops on rude drivers list; Minneapolis rated nicest

    05/16/2006 1:30:06 PM PDT · by King of Florida · 63 replies · 1,404+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2006 | Beth Rucker
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Stressed Miami drivers speed, tailgate and cut off other drivers so frequently that it has earned the city the title of worst road rage in a survey released Tuesday. Norwalk, Conn.-based AutoVantage, an automobile membership club offering travel services and roadside assistance, also listed Phoenix, New York, Los Angeles and Boston among the top five cities for rude driving in its first "In the Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey." "The advent of road rage is part of every day life," said Todd Smith, director of corporate communications for AutoVantage's parent company, Affinion Group, which has offices in...
  • The f-word and femaleness

    04/20/2006 1:23:30 PM PDT · by Renfield · 74 replies · 2,410+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-20-06 | Vasko Kohlmayer
    The recently released collection of saying by Hillary Clinton titled Ive Always Been a Yankees Fan: Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words, quotes the New York Senator as addressing her Arkansas staff thus: Where is the goddamn f**ing flag?... I want the goddamn f*ing flag up every f*ing morning at f**ing sunrise. This is not the first time we hear of Mrs. Clintons penchant for foul language. Several of her close associates have indicated that such niceties figure prominently in her private speech. Completely indecorous and unladylike, it is sharply repulsive to hear any woman speak in this fashion. It...
  • Sweet sweet Iraqi kids

    04/10/2006 3:15:12 AM PDT · by Number57 · 36 replies · 1,578+ views
    video.google.com ^ | dunno | dunno
    Yes, this is video of a few of our guys under attack by KIDS WITH ROCKS. But watch it, and listen... it is both scary and funny. God bless the guy who taped this. Google Video Link
  • Almost Before We Spoke, We Swore

    09/20/2005 7:07:03 PM PDT · by NCjim · 12 replies · 577+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2005 | NATALIE ANGIER
    Incensed by what it sees as a virtual pandemic of verbal vulgarity issuing from the diverse likes of Howard Stern, Bono of U2 and Robert Novak, the United States Senate is poised to consider a bill that would sharply increase the penalty for obscenity on the air. By raising the fines that would be levied against offending broadcasters some fifteenfold, to a fee of about $500,000 per crudity broadcast, and by threatening to revoke the licenses of repeat polluters, the Senate seeks to return to the public square the gentler tenor of yesteryear, when seldom were heard any scurrilous words,...
  • Garofalo unhinged, cursing.

    07/14/2005 4:13:03 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 64 replies · 3,997+ views
    self | July 14, 2005 | Leo Carpathian
    Last Friday night, July 8, around 8:14 p.m. I happened during the commercial break at WABC to turn the dial to WLIB 1190 kHz the Air Amerika flagship station and hear this fuming, screaching female voice ranting and spewing venom. I was curious who is it about. Didn't have to wait too long. Turned out that it was Jeanine Garogfalo taking off at Ben Stein, calling him names, among other things also "this pr1ck..." Wow! That was a new one on the radio for me. I was just wondering if this is FCC "allowed" expression and if they have a...
  • Cell phone scuffle settled- Senior who stood up to cursing sentenced

    12/15/2004 7:24:46 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 180 replies · 3,111+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-15-04 | David Hanners
    A retiree who got fed up when a cell-phone user refused to clean up his language in a restaurant in July got three months' probation Tuesday. Unlike many defendants who walk into Ramsey County District Judge Paulette Flynn's courtroom to plead guilty to a crime, 79-year-old Bill W. Stevenson got thumbs-up signs from attorneys and others in the court who identified with his motives, if not his actions. "I felt a lot of sympathy, and they were giving me the thumbs-up when I walked out of the courtroom," Stevenson said after pleading guilty to a single count of disorderly conduct....
  • Cussing's no stranger to the Bush White House

    07/05/2004 12:42:57 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 169 replies · 3,233+ views
    U.S. News- Washington Whispers ^ | 07/12/04 | Paul Bedard
    Vice President Dick Cheney doesn't own the market on swearwords like the F-bomb he dropped on Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy. Turns out President Bush has quite the mouth, following in a rich tradition of cussing presidents. "He uses the 'F' word as an adjective, a verb, and a noun," says one adviser. Ditto for the "S" word. But not often in anger. "It's more conversational," adds the insider, "like how guys talk." In a White House that prides itself on self-control, Bush doesn't swear much in the Oval Office and never in front of his wife or new acquaintances. "It's...
  • Candidates' Curses Stir Debate

    12/23/2003 12:40:18 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 9 replies · 116+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/23/03 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Call it the potty-mouth primary. With two Democratic presidential candidates uttering obscenities in public forums this month and the nine-candidate field trying to one-up each other in attacking President Bush, some observers are wondering whether political discourse is hitting new lows in coarseness. Wesley Clark, talking to a man at a forum in New Hampshire this weekend, told the man live on C-SPAN that if Mr. Bush or Democrats questioned his commitment to the military and veterans, he would kick the spit out of them. Only the retired Army general didn't say "spit." And Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, in an interview with Rolling Stone published this month, said he never thought the president would go and muck up reconstruction in Iraq. Only he didn't say "muck." "The acceptable language has probably become slightly rawer over time, and maybe that's what we're seeing now," said Stephen Hess, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of "The Little Book of Campaign Etiquette." He said campaigns are harsher or gentler depending on the "ideological heat of the moment," and war often brings hotter times, meaning that 1968 would be much more heated than 1988. "I do think we're at a moment where discourse is rough that is, a separation between positions, and people feel very strongly about them," he said. In this weekend's incident, Mr. Clark was asked by the man what he would do if Mr. Bush or the Democrats challenged him on his support for veterans. After responding with his fighting words, Mr. Clark then said, "I hope that's not on television." A television camera from C-SPAN, the cable public-programming network, had followed Mr. Clark as he worked the crowd, just as it has with other candidates throughout the campaign, and aired the exchange live. It since has been replayed by other TV news programs. Clark campaign spokesman Bill Buck said Mr. Clark's remark was that of a "military man and a fighter." "He'll stand up to President Bush or any of the administration's chicken hawks that attack his patriotism, military record or commitment to veterans," he said. He also said the comments weren't any rougher than what Mr. Bush said about then-New York Times reporter Adam Clymer in the 2000 campaign. In that instance, Mr. Bush was on a stage and, in an exchange not heard by the crowd but picked up by a television microphone, leaned over to Dick Cheney and famously characterized the reporter's personality. Mr. Hess and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, both said it's important to distinguish between utterances such as Mr. Bush's, that were not meant to be public, and Mr. Kerry's, which was. "I felt that was quite deliberate, and done for a political purpose, and the calculation bothered me almost as much as the use of the word, which I can hear in any movie theater," Mr. Hess said. Ms. Jamieson said one part of the equation is that technology now allows listeners and viewers to get much closer to the action and hear things that used to be impossible to hear. "It's possible things were said in the past and said in the present. But now we hear them," she said. "By all accounts, John Kennedy in private had a rich and colorful vocabulary that was not reflected in public, which is the reason for saying you've got to make this public-private distinction," she said. Meanwhile, Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and the front-runner for his party's presidential nomination, has been criticized for his mouth getting out ahead of the party. Most recently, he took some shots for saying he knew he was the front-runner "because I keep picking buckshot out of my rear end all the time." But Ms. Jamieson said Mr. Dean deserves a pass. "The question is, what would you prefer he say? He's already using a euphemism for a euphemism," she said. As for his harsh criticism of Mr. Bush, she said it doesn't really compare with the stranger attacks of the modern political era, including Mr. Bush's father calling Bill Clinton a "bozo" and Al Gore "ozone man" during the 1992 campaign. "By historical markers, there's nothing in this race that stands out," she said. About six years ago, her organization compiled a "vulgarity index" and catalogued the vulgarities used on the House and Senate floors during debates, including the same sort of words used by Mr. Clark this weekend. Ms. Jamieson said this year's campaign certainly hasn't dropped below some of the exchanges that took place during the impeachment proceedings against Mr. Clinton. Still, Mr. Hess said outside of campaigns, the overall content of political discussion has become emptier, and said he was struck by that point while looking at a recent best-seller nonfiction list. "Five [of the top books] were people shouting at each other. Bill O'Reilly and Michael Moore, Al Franken and Sean Hannity," he said. "Shouting from both sides. That to me is a carryover, maybe from talk radio, but more from 24-hour cable news."</p>
  • Down to the local for a pint and some profanity

    06/04/2003 5:59:26 AM PDT · by ijcr · 1 replies · 166+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 04/06/2003 | Oliver Pritchett
    With the news that the pub chain JD Wetherspoon is thinking of banning swearing on its 600 premises [report, 3 June], it seems a good moment to update this column's Bloody Good Pub Guide. Here are some of the notable hostelries: The Flaming Norah. A decent-ish traditional no-frills curser where you can enjoy a pint of Frobisher's Old Foul Mouth and join in some old-fashioned profanity with the locals. The place has recently been rather taken up by the young blaspheming set and on a Saturday night you can hardly hear yourself think a rude thought. Our verdict on the...
  • Blue Streaks: Does today's society suffer from a profane strain?

    05/18/2003 6:34:55 AM PDT · by SLB · 51 replies · 854+ views
    The News Enterprise | 18 May 2003 | JACOB BENNETT
    It was a pristine day at Freeman Lake Park: A mom pushed her baby in a swing, a little girl watched the fish she caught flop on the dock, man's best friend chased down a Frisbee and carried it back in his teeth. Ash Stevens, who had been hanging out with a group of friends, broke the silence when he noticed a pal approaching. "Oh, s-!" Stevens yelled to his friend. It's not a word you'd expect to hear in a place so peaceful, but no one seemed to care. Stevens thinks he knows why. "It's part of today's society,...
  • OZZY. . .PITIED OR SCORNED?

    01/15/2003 12:47:41 PM PST · by grantswank · 11 replies · 504+ views
    MichNews.com, Chalcedon.edu | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    IS OZZY TO BE PITIED OR SCORNED? J. Grant Swank, Jr., POB 1984, Windham ME 04062 Pastor, New Hope Church, Windham ME Ozzys English boyhood was poorfather worked nights in a steel plant, mother worked days at a car plant. No money, no auto, meager food. He claims as a child he had one pair of shoes, no underpants, trousers and one jacket. At the base of his bed was a bucket for urinating in. There were no clean sheets on his bed, overcoats used as sheets when all else failed. Dad beat on Ozzy, chiefly for the boys attempts...