Thanks to Brittney over at Nashville Is Talking, I've seen the light.
Bill Hobbs, who definitely has the best interest of all liberals at heart (And yes, tongue is so firmly in cheek that I think I might actually have pulled something) has advised us that people are more likely to listen to our arguments if we don't write like "potty-mouthed kids".
Of course, the problem with that theory is that it lets off the hook anyone who doles out vicious insults without actually using one of Carlin's Seven Words.
Acceptable, in the world of Bill Hobbs: "The president is one chromosome shy of dropping to all fours and sniffing hiney".
Unacceptable: "He's a dumbass".
Acceptable: "If Rick Santorum's parents divorce, are they still brother and sister?"
Unacceptable: "Fucking inbred."
Acceptable: "They should have thrown Dick Cheney away and christened the placenta."
Unacceptable: "What an asshole."
Acceptable: "Stacey Campfield could be outsmarted by things that need to be watered."
Now, I looked it up in Freedonian's Rules of Order, and I find it perfectly acceptable to blend the two approaches. I certainly prefer the Hobbsian approach. I generally will say "I'm a cranial rectitis sufferer" instead of "I had my head up my ass when I said that." But I also have a tendency to say things like "When the president said that, everyone looked at him like he pulled his dick out in church".
But I happen to believe that sometimes, the best word also happens to be the dirtiest. See "Fucktard of the Week" at The Flypaper Theory for an example.