Asshats

Back in January 2016, a Montana businessman named Greg Gianforte tweeted a photo of himself standing next to the window of a small-town shop called Kickin’ Ass Hat Company.

(Thanks to Dan Hon for the retweet yesterday.)

At the time, Gianforte, a Republican who’d made his fortune in California, was a candidate for governor of Montana. He lost that election in November, but immediately began running for the state’s single Congressional seat. The election is being held today.

Yesterday, however, Gianforte aggressively confronted Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian who’d been asking the candidate about health-care policy — and who’d written a story about Gianforte’s Russian investments.

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Sweary links

Shit we’ve seen around the Interwebs that you should give a fuck about:

Countable “fuck”

Barack Obama Is Out of Fucks,” Ben Dreyfuss’s comment on the State of the Union address.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck,” by Mark Manson. “What we don’t realize is that there is a fine art of non-fuck-giving. People aren’t just born not giving a fuck. In fact, we’re born giving way too many fucks.”

And let’s not forget our own Stephen Chrisomalis, who last month posted “How Many Swears Can We Give?”

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