Thursday, August 17, 2006

Urination and the right to free speech

The woman who caused a US-bound plane to be diverted to Boston apparently urinated on the floor, as if this was some big deal:

"About 35 minutes later, when she tried to go to the bathroom, the flight attendants directed her to a different lavatory. Instead, she pulled down her pants and urinated on the floor..."

Given the context, she was clearly making a statement of protest. Surely urinating on the floor constitutes a form of speech, protected under the Constitution. Once again we see the Bush Republicans trampling on basic human rights by insisting that people use lavatories. Are we going to lose all our freedoms? Are we going to take this sitting down like women, or stand up like men?

I would just say to her, "Yer innately expressive, aren't you?

If we lose our Constitutional right to urinate on the floor of an aircraft, the Republicans and Terrorists have won.

And that's the way the Ball bounces.

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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"