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    Question Someone flips you the bird, what do you do?

    Read this story and then post what you would most likely do in the given scenario:

    4 O'Clock Fodder: Welcome to America, where you have the right to flip a bird to a cop | al.com



    Be sure to read some of the comments too. Mine starts on page 2. I swear, stupid people just make me laugh sometimes.

    4 O'Clock Fodder: Welcome to America, where you have the right to flip a bird to a cop

    By Press-Register staff

    March 01, 2010, 3:59PM



    The Oregonian/Thomas Boyd)Robert Ekas filed a federal lawsuit to defend what he says is his First Amendment right to express himself by flipping off police officers. "I did it because I have the right to do it," Ekas said. "We all have that right, and we all need to test it. Otherwise we'll lose it."
    When Robert J. Ekas decided to exercise his right to free speech, he didn't open his mouth.

    He hoisted his middle finger.

    His single-digit protests, aimed at Clackamas County (Ore.) sheriff's deputies last year, resulted in verbal showdowns, traffic tickets and, ultimately, a federal lawsuit.

    Giving a police officer the finger may be a rude and ill-advised gesture, but it is not against the law, legal experts say.

    "The U.S. Supreme Court has consistently held that speech may not be prohibited simply because some may find it offensive," said Ira P. Robbins, a law professor from American University in Washington, D.C. "Virtually every time someone is arrested for this, assuming there's no other criminal behavior ... the case is either dismissed before trial or the person is convicted at trial and wins on appeal."

    The Oregon case is reminiscent of a Mobile case that gained national attention in 2007.

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    Wave and drive on by.

    You'll run into him later doing something stupid.
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    I say go ahead and flip off all the cops you want, but the next time you get robbed, carjacked or raped, call a crackhead.
    Insert witty comment and disclaimer here.

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    I say WTF....if your a lard ass liberal Oregonian, your already being punished enough.


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    Suspended license? Expired registration? Flip off the cop, claim retaliation, and get away with it!

    American Justice at work.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

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    It's going to happen. I don't like it, I'm sure, as any other person. However if I pursue it I know the case will be dropped or challenged with losing results. My issue is when this or other vulgar behavior, like cursing, is done in the presence of children. Especially mine. There will be a court case then regardless.
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    We should be allowed to flip the bird back.

    A friend was stopped at a red light on duty in a marked car. A guy on the sidewalk started yelling, "I smell bacon!" He repeated it a bunch of times and a crowd of other people started laughing at him. As the light turned green by buddy yelled back, "I smell garbage!" That got everyone really laughing and the guy was all offended. Definitely worth a complaint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    We should be allowed to flip the bird back.

    A friend was stopped at a red light on duty in a marked car. A guy on the sidewalk started yelling, "I smell bacon!" He repeated it a bunch of times and a crowd of other people started laughing at him. As the light turned green by buddy yelled back, "I smell garbage!" That got everyone really laughing and the guy was all offended. Definitely worth a complaint.
    I like his style. Making people recognize stupid, as well......stupid is awesome.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    We should be allowed to flip the bird back.

    A friend was stopped at a red light on duty in a marked car. A guy on the sidewalk started yelling, "I smell bacon!" He repeated it a bunch of times and a crowd of other people started laughing at him. As the light turned green by buddy yelled back, "I smell garbage!" That got everyone really laughing and the guy was all offended. Definitely worth a complaint.
    Had something similar happen to a buddy. Except he inhaled loudly through his nose and responded "I smell a chicken"
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    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

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    Start flipping the bird to judges that make stupid decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    We should be allowed to flip the bird back.

    A friend was stopped at a red light on duty in a marked car. A guy on the sidewalk started yelling, "I smell bacon!" He repeated it a bunch of times and a crowd of other people started laughing at him. As the light turned green by buddy yelled back, "I smell garbage!" That got everyone really laughing and the guy was all offended. Definitely worth a complaint.
    Nice! I'm going to have to use that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    We should be allowed to flip the bird back.

    A friend was stopped at a red light on duty in a marked car. A guy on the sidewalk started yelling, "I smell bacon!" He repeated it a bunch of times and a crowd of other people started laughing at him. As the light turned green by buddy yelled back, "I smell garbage!" That got everyone really laughing and the guy was all offended. Definitely worth a complaint.

    Wouldn't it be great if you could tell them what was on your mind like " Your Momma loves the taste of bacon! "
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    Start flipping the bird to judges that make stupid decisions.
    SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM

    "It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
    -Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"

    Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
    -General Omar Bradley, United States Army

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    I'm surprised no one has posted this yet - A classic

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_SmQN_LOQA"]YouTube - Don't Flip off the Police[/ame]

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    Throw it in the memory bank for when they mess up or need help.....they will at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Wave and drive on by.

    You'll run into him later doing something stupid.
    +1, don't forget to smile deviantly while waving

    Quote Originally Posted by sgtbear111 View Post
    Blow them a kiss.
    Now that is really deviant!


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    If they are driving when they flip me off and there arm extends out the window, that is an illegal hand signal. Just saying.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nsb22 View Post
    If they are driving when they flip me off and there arm extends out the window, that is an illegal hand signal. Just saying.
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