- October 2, 2007
- filed under Ben Roethlisberger, Downtown happenings, Eye rolls, Penguins, Random, The Damn Pigeons
1. From the PG:
A man who said he was irritated by waiting in traffic in Indiana County showed his displeasure in an unwise way: He flipped off a cop.
Giving a trooper the middle finger salute is hardly the crime of the century, but such cop flip flaps have been known to end up in court – and the police often don’t fare well.
In 2005, a flight attendant sued a state trooper in federal court for giving him a citation in Robinson. Mr. Corey later sued on constitutional grounds, saying even if he did do it, making an obscene gesture is protected free speech. The case was settled, although the terms were not disclosed.
That dispute followed another in federal court stemming from a 2003 flip-off in Sewickley. Police cited David Dickinson of Ambridge for raising his middle finger at the Sewickley fire chief. Mr. Dickinson sued and the borough later agreed to settle for $9,000.
This is brilliant! Need some money? Go find yourself a badge-wearing enforcer of the law, stand one foot from his face, and give him the double-fisted middle finger salute until he arrests or tasers your ass. Then sue him for ten grand. And win.
God bless America and the bird-flipping, lawsuit-happy losers that live here. Hey, I’m all for free speech, but don’t be an asshole.
2. No freaking way! I must purchase this shirt.
3. Ten reasons why the Pens will win the Stanley Cup this year and not a single one of them is “Because PittGirl’s Ball O’ Magic said they would.”
Real actual reasons! Reasons like “Sidney Crosby” and “fireproof coaching.”
However, under “Steel City support”:
Pittsburgh gets behind a winning hockey team. When the late Bob Johnson coached there, he enjoyed going to local taverns to watch hockey. Patrons would cheer him, and he would order Iron City beer and a sausage, sit down with the guys wearing hard hats and say, “Let’s talk hockey.”
Are you kidding me? Yeah, that’s what Pittsburgh was like in the NINE-FREAKIN’-TEES! Guys in “taverns” still wearing their hard hats. God.
4. Hi-Tops is closed. As my anonymous tipster wrote, “One less place for Jeff Reed to take his shirt off.”
Thank God. Not that it’s closing, but I’ve had enough Jeff Reed nakedness to last me twenty lifetimes.
5. About those pigeons that have been dutifully pooping on Bengals fans:
Team officials have said they’re looking into other ideas, such as strobe lights, netting or noise makers to get rid of the birds.
Strobe lights, netting, noise makers? SISSIES!!
When I’m mayor, I’ll shoot the damn birds myself. One p.m. to two p.m. every day will be “Mayor PittGirl Kills Pigeons” hour and not only will I go anywhere in the city and kill pigeons for you if you call it into Mayor PittGirl’s 311 Pigeon Killing Line, but also, I’ll not be some sissy sissy pandering to the naked PETA people.
No, I’ll wear a special vest that has “PETA can kiss my ass” emblazoned on the back and I guarantee I’ll be reelected for infinity because pigeon haters VASTLY outnumber naked PETA people.