What the fuck!

The word “fuck” has two dictionary definitions. The first, and most prevalent meaning, is to have “sexual intercourse” with someone; and the second underlying definition is to “ruin or damage” something.

For the life of me, I don’t understand how the American usage of the term fuck (sexual intercourse) can be simultaneously associated with the “ruin or damage” to, let’s say, a Ford F-250 windwhield.

But after giving the subject some considerable thought, and upon consultation with my special canine Walter, I can understand how a fellow walking out of his double-wide at 4:30 in the morning for the two-hour drive to his work site in the oil patch only to find the windshield of his reliable F-250 smashed would exclaim loud enough to awaken the nearest neighbor a half mile away –

What the fuck!

That neighbor down the gravel road instantly knows that that blood curdling exclamation has nothing to do with a blissful moment the Ford F-250 owner may have just had just shared with his wife but has to be associated with some serious “ruin or damage” to property, either to the Ford F-250 or his four-wheeler, prompting the neighbor to grab his AR-15 and run out into his front yard in his blue tighty-whities to check on his four-door Dodge Ram truck.

Here’s the deal, folks.

Dictionary.com says the word “fuck” is “extremely vulgar, considered improper and taboo in all its senses” while Wikipedia says it is a “profane English-language” word.

This past week during an interview with right-wing talk s talk show host Rush Limbaugh the President of the United States dropped what Politico called the “F-bomb” when talking about his disdain for Iran. Since I don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh (sorry Boogaloos and Proud Boys), I will depend on Politico’s version of the president’s F-bomb usage:

“If you (meaning Iran) fuck around with us, if you do something bad to us, we are going to do things to you that have never been done before.”

Now, clearly the president was not talking about having sexual intercourse with any of the homophobic leaders of Iran, so he used the F-bomb to warn Iran that if they “ruin or damage” us in any kind of way, we will do more than just smash their Ford F-250 windshields.

The President of the United States, once considered a global world leader, is supposed to be a “role model” for the nation’s young people. That’s no longer the case. Recent public presidential communications have instructed our young people that “shithole countries” are bad and how to tell a school yard mate seeking help to “fuck off, Jack.”

Imagine this suburban home scene, if you can.

Mom in the kitchen with a polka dot apron tied around her waist preparing the dinner meal.

Her ten-year old son comes running in through the kitchen door after two hours of swinging on an old Ford F-250 tire tied to the branch of a nearby backyard tree and excitedly asks:

“What’s for dinner, mom?”

“Momma loves you so much that she’s fixed Tom Brady spinach, Aaron Rodgers turnip greens, and Drew Brees’ corn-on-the-cob for dessert.”

Son looks a momma with a look straight out of a Sam Peckinpah classic—something like Steve McQueen in Getaway—and says:

“What the fuck!”

Even before Rodney Atkins popularized the line in the cute little country song “Watching You,” mom replied:

“Son, now where did you learn to talk like that?”

Son replies:

“I learned it by listening to the President of the United States – so if you put any shithole Aaron Rodgers turnip greens or any of that Tom Brady fucking spinach on my plate, I’m gonna do things in this kitchen that ain’t never been done before.”

So, thanks to the President of the United States, the word “fuck” is now a permanent fixture in the communication relationship between parent and child in America.

You can soon expect this language between siblings in the average American household as they struggle to find “greatness” again:

“Fuck you;” “Get the fuck out of my face;” “Fucking moron;” “Don’t fuck with me;” or “I’ll fuck you up.”

What could possibly go wrong with having common, everyday prison cellblock language used by the American family coming out of Sunday morning worship?

What the fuck!



This past April, as the scientific search for a Covid-19 treatment began in earnest, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Regeneron, issued this statement to the public.

“Regeneron uses a wide variety of research tools and technologies to help discover and develop new therapeutics. Stem cells are one such tool.”

The statement went on to say that there are “limited research efforts employing … human embryonic stem cells.”

In a December 2015 article in Scientific American, University of North Carolina biomedical researcher Lishan Su said that, “Using fetal tissue [from aborted fetuses] is not an easy choice, but so far there is no better choice. Many, many biomedical researchers depend on fetal tissue research to save human lives. And I think many of them feel the same way.” 

In 2019, President Trump issued a number of Executive Orders clamping down on the use of aborted fetal tissue in scientific research. In fact, the Washington Post reported earlier this year that at least one scientist was forced to “abandon” his coronavirus treatment research because of the president’s executive orders.

Yet, while at the Walter Reed medical center, the president was administered a treatment protocol that involved the use of Regeneron—aborted fetal tissue.

Just two days before President Trump tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, Dr. George D. Yancopoulos, the president and Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron, issued this public statement:

“After months of incredibly hard work by our talented team, we are extremely gratified to see that Regeneron’s antibody cocktail REGIN-COV2 rapidly reduced viral load and associated symptoms in infected COVID-19 patients … We are highly encourage by the robust and consistent nature of these initial data …”

Now I think U.S. Senators (especially Republicans) should ask Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett whether she approves of or would undergo this treatment protocol if she became severely infected with the Covid virus.

The president either drank that REGIN cocktail right on down or had it infused into his body – and widely proclaimed that it made him feel 20 years younger.

So, pro-life folks, this is your dilemma: Would you consume, or subscribe to one of your loved ones consuming, the aborted fetal cocktail to save yours or one of your loved ones’ lives from Covid?

I guess if the president can sign an order prohibiting the use of a biomedical treatment protocol, he or she can damn well violate their own order.

Made him feel 20 years younger, he said, although it didn’t do too much for his age look.

As for me, I would drink the REGIN cocktail before I would drink the Clorox cocktail or do a Lysol enema.

Twenty years younger – imagine that. There goes Peloton’s stock.