On the fine art of giving the right fucks

On the fine art of giving the right fucks

Politicians, as a rule, should not swear too easily. At least not in public. But there are exceptions. Here’s a perfect one

Peterborough mayor Diane Therrien was called on to respond to a scene that unfolded in her city east of Toronto over the weekend. 

A few dozen people had gathered outside the city’s police station after a call from a QAnon conspiracy theorist who purports to be the “Queen of Canada” for citizen’s arrests of local officers.

Therrien tweeted her reply. It read, “People have been asking me to comment on the events of the past weekend in #ptbo. I hate giving airtime/spotlight to these imbeciles. Here is my comment: f**k off, you f**kwads.”

It’s worth reading the interview Therrien gave the CBC. I am incensed by the questions, which almost make it feel like the QAnon queen of Canada nonsense is punishment for cussing? 

Look. There are no polite ways to address a crowd of people who think they have the legitimate right to arrest cops because… because what, exactly? They’re still sore about mask mandates that no longer exist? They couldn’t board a plane for a few months without being jabbed? 

They think they get to arrest duly sworn police officers for that, and somehow people are debating a mayor’s fuck like that’s the biggest problem?