Court rules “Kiss my ass” is insulting…

Well, I’m glad that someone cleared that up. There’s that famous German efficiency at work for you.

The German phrase “Leck mich am Arsch,” the equivalent of “kiss my ass,” has been officially ruled an insult by a court in Kaiserslautern.

The district court revised an earlier ruling in a case involving a man who uttered the phrase to a policeman at a train station in the western state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

The man responded with the rude remark after the officer asked him not to smoke.

A lower court had originally acquitted the man of insulting the policeman, arguing the phrase was a common colloquial form of speech in the state. But the chamber overturned the ruling and imposed a fine after an appeal by state prosecutors.

German law criminalizes speech considered insulting or hateful. Insulting others with expletives – especially government officials – is a prosecutable offence that can result in fines or even jail time.

The law has occasionally become a source of public debate such as in the case of a North Rhine-Westphalia politician who called the controversial Thilo Sarrazin an “ass,” and was ordered to either pay a fine or go to prison.

I needed a palate cleanser after all the sausage making of Weinerfest. So far the MSM is doing its job of protecting Democrats well. If you want another laugh, take a look at Noel Sheppard’s takedown of Howard Kurtz’s absurd claim that the MSM treats Democrat sex scandals equally to Republican peccadilloes.

Kurtz Offers Clinton, Edwards and Spitzer as Examples of Media’s Balanced Coverage of Democrat Sex Scandals

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