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(Portland Press Herald)   Maine man can whistle all he wants on the streets of Portland so long as he keeps walking. "You can arrest me a thousand times, and the day I walk out of this jail, I'll be whistling out the door"   (pressherald.com) divider line 61
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2013-02-24 10:34:24 AM
5 votes:

Weaver95: quite possibly true. I'm more concerned that he somehow ended up in a jail cell for whistling.


True. But what else are you gonna do? People say they can hear him a block away and it sounds like heavy equipment beeping. I think this quote sums it up pretty well, "He acts like he's treating all of us to his amazing whistling show and that we should all be so lucky to hear him and his magical ability."

Add that to his own quote of "people who express themselves freely should be held in the highest regard, not the lowest regard," and he sounds like your typical self-righteous dbag that's not much different than someone who is constantly proselytizing their beliefs - which you can't do in front of someone's business either.
2013-02-24 12:09:59 PM
4 votes:
I would call jailing him heavy-handed and be concerned about his first amendment rights had I not read the entire article. The court said he would intentionally follow anyone who gave him a dirty look. That crosses a line into harassment and intimidation. What a jackass.
2013-02-24 11:21:54 AM
4 votes:
Oh good lord, fark this guy and fark everyone like him.  These "tuneless whistler" farks are annoying as hell.  May as well suck down helium and go around loudly talking nonsense to nobody on a cell phone.  The fact that he thinks this is some kind of calling from god makes it even worse.
2013-02-24 11:09:00 AM
4 votes:

Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.


I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.
2013-02-24 09:56:50 AM
4 votes:
He sounds like a dumbass.
2013-02-24 07:49:29 AM
4 votes:
I'm pretty sure this guy already works in my office complex.

If it was up to me I'd give him a working-over that would make Torquemada vomit in horror.
2013-02-24 01:22:40 PM
3 votes:
So the guy is standing where he's been asked to leave, whistling as loudly as he can in a monotone (not some happy-go-lucky tune, but just a single note, as loud as he can, constantly), because God told him to.  After repeatedly asking him to leave, or repeatedly asking him to stop following them and whistling loudly at them, businesses and citizens have reported him to the police.  Because the normal ways you deal with adults (asking them to stop) were ineffective.  The police have taken the steps the law allows, first talking to him, then citing him, then putting him before the magistrate... and the guy keeps up his disturbing whistling and purposefully Annoying for Jesus.  Finally, the only solution is jail.  Which, by the way, isn't stopping him either.

Replace "whistling" with "blowing a goddamn air horn", and you may be less likely to defend the guy.

Personally, I think he should be referred for psychiatric evaluation.  He's obviously incapable of understanding civility, and may also be incapable of understanding morality.  One day, he may snap and decide to strangle the lady he's following and whistling at.  Society should help him.  Perhaps he deserves the same quality care that our schoolchildren get - drug his ass until he doesn't feel like whistling any more.

Or, as someone else, mentioned, place him in for a 72-hour evaluation and perhaps he'll trip down a flight of stairs and fark up his mouth enough that he won't be able to keep it up any more.
2013-02-24 11:37:40 AM
3 votes:
It's not like this is some random guy walking down the street who got arrested for whistling.  He thinks its his mission from god to do this all day, every day, as loud as he can no matter who it bothers or what it disrupts.  He's a farking nut, and a criminal.  He's been convicted of multiple offenses NOT related to this, and the recent ruling was the result of hundreds of complaints and multiple run-ins with the law specifically related to it.

If you think this is somehow what America stands for, you need to think a bit harder about the rights of others to not be contantly disturbed in the personal and professional dealings by some god-boy noise-machine who is intentionally flouting the law for Jesus.
2013-02-24 11:15:41 AM
3 votes:
Endive Wombat:
Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?

leave.  pack up and go.  I don't care where you end up, just so long as it's not within the borders of the United States.  you do not understand this country, and don't belong here.
2013-02-24 10:31:03 AM
3 votes:
Whistling is like bagpipes. A very little goes a long, looooooooong way.
2013-02-24 10:05:07 AM
3 votes:

Sleeping Monkey: He sounds like a dumbass.


quite possibly true.  I'm more concerned that he somehow ended up in a jail cell for whistling.  have we really become a society THAT authoritarian and intolerant...?  what's next?  20 to life for overdue library books?
2013-02-24 12:23:11 PM
2 votes:
People that use all caps letters for anything other than acronyms should be forced to endure a mandatory prison sentence of 18 months.  Second offense is death.
2013-02-24 12:03:35 PM
2 votes:

Weaver95: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: quite possibly true. I'm more concerned that he somehow ended up in a jail cell for whistling.

True. But what else are you gonna do? People say they can hear him a block away and it sounds like heavy equipment beeping. I think this quote sums it up pretty well, "He acts like he's treating all of us to his amazing whistling show and that we should all be so lucky to hear him and his magical ability."

Add that to his own quote of "people who express themselves freely should be held in the highest regard, not the lowest regard," and he sounds like your typical self-righteous dbag that's not much different than someone who is constantly proselytizing their beliefs - which you can't do in front of someone's business either.

so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...?  I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.


FTA, when someone shoots him a dirty look he follows them around to annoy them further. This actually crosses the line from disturbing the peace to deliberate harassment. Once he crosses that line, my outrage drops to zero.
2013-02-24 11:51:17 AM
2 votes:
I just have to point out that several people in this thread have referenced Oregon.  I just want to set the record straight that this is not Portland, Oregon but Portland, Maine.

Don't blame Oregon.

/Leave Oregon alone!
//Also, this man was being a public nuisance.  If you are warned and you don't stop it, you go to jail.  Them's the rules.
2013-02-24 11:40:48 AM
2 votes:
Public whistlers should be shot on sight. I hate those a-holes with a passion.
2013-02-24 11:30:43 AM
2 votes:

Weaver95: lordjupiter:
Infants who have not yet learned to stop crying and who developmentally have no concept of society or their impact on others are nowhere close to a guy intentionally whistling loudly in public for Jesus.

you too.  GTFO of my country.  you don't belong here either.



Apparently you and some others need to RTFA.  This guy does this on purpose, for 8 hours a day, as loud as he can, and when people tell him to stop he just does it louder.

He's a farking nuisance.

My family came over on the Mayflower and have fought in every war this country has ever been in.  Why don't YOU leave if you don't like what the law has to say about disturbing the peace.

Stuff the patriot bullshiat up your ass.
2013-02-24 11:20:13 AM
2 votes:

Endive Wombat: Weaver95: Endive Wombat:
Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?

leave.  pack up and go.  I don't care where you end up, just so long as it's not within the borders of the United States.  you do not understand this country, and don't belong here.

This is not helping.  You are not defending your position.  This whole thing is silly, but what what do you do with a single person annoying many?


I'm sorry but...you lack any sort of frame of reference to help you in understanding WHY you are wrong.  conversation would be pointless.  pack up and go.  leave this country.  if you stay here, you can only cause further damage.
2013-02-24 11:17:54 AM
2 votes:

Weaver95: Endive Wombat:
Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?

leave.  pack up and go.  I don't care where you end up, just so long as it's not within the borders of the United States.  you do not understand this country, and don't belong here.


This is not helping.  You are not defending your position.  This whole thing is silly, but what what do you do with a single person annoying many?
2013-02-24 11:13:25 AM
2 votes:

Weaver95: Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.

leave my country.  you do not belong here.


Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?
2013-02-24 11:04:01 AM
2 votes:
Lock him up for a 72 hour psychiatric evaluation, as he is obviously mentally disturbed, and then have him accidentally smash his mouth in while there and no more whistling, ever.
2013-02-24 10:56:44 AM
2 votes:
Wait, if you can get arrested for being loud and annoying for whistling in restaurants and businesses, does that mean you can also be arrested for bringing loud and annoying kids into those same establishments?


/Kind of a fill in the blank statement. You can get arrested for bringing loud and annoying _____________ into this establishment.
2013-02-24 10:53:25 AM
2 votes:
meanwhile there is traffic, horns blaring, trucks and buses blah blah blah. farking sad the guy can't follow his bliss without getting shiat for it. at least he isn't doing something really horrible like feeding the homeless in public. something tells me these folks have never heard the blissful sounds of a high crime poverty ridden neighborhood with whatever passes for music blasting and filthy language at peak volume yelled non-stop. they'd be thrilled to get back to their safe streets and the whistler.
2013-02-24 10:46:25 AM
2 votes:

Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: quite possibly true. I'm more concerned that he somehow ended up in a jail cell for whistling.

True. But what else are you gonna do? People say they can hear him a block away and it sounds like heavy equipment beeping. I think this quote sums it up pretty well, "He acts like he's treating all of us to his amazing whistling show and that we should all be so lucky to hear him and his magical ability."

Add that to his own quote of "people who express themselves freely should be held in the highest regard, not the lowest regard," and he sounds like your typical self-righteous dbag that's not much different than someone who is constantly proselytizing their beliefs - which you can't do in front of someone's business either.


so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...?  I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.
2013-02-24 09:52:57 AM
2 votes:
Over the past year, in fact, Smith has been summonsed, arrested and taken to court for disorderly conduct for "loud whistling."

so we've become a nation where whistling too loud can put you behind bars...?

that's just lovely.
2013-02-24 09:20:28 AM
2 votes:
Maybe local businesses should kick in for a surplus CIA "Noriega-Tested" sound system and set it up outside this guy's house with "Reign In Blood" on infinite loop.
2013-02-24 01:52:55 PM
1 votes:
anyone who has not experienced this man's whistle... you don't have any clue. it is far worse than is described. it is monotone, in random bursts, slightly off-key. you can hear him from a good thousand feet away. now. imagine standing next to this guy at a bus stop. after 5 minutes, maybe you ask him to stop. he tells you "God told me I can whistle as much as I want, so I'm gonna whistle as much as i want." and keeps right on whistling. it now seems louder, as if that were somehow possible. this goes on for another 5 or 10 minutes, and the bus arrives. mind you, this is the only route on this stop. if he was waiting for the bus, this is the bus. he doesn't get on. there is nothing around this bus stop he could be hanging around without it being considered loitering. this asshat is just doing it to see how many people he can piss off, and using Jesus as a shield.

/i guess it could be worse. he used to walk around town screaming "Teenage Wasteland" at the top of his lungs.
//Not sing. Scream
///end rant
2013-02-24 01:37:58 PM
1 votes:

BlippityBleep: Maestro1701: BlippityBleep: The My Little Pony Killer: BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: goddamn you're weapons grade stupid. facts? the facts are some dude got a court order for whistling downtown. you're farked in the head if you think that makes sense.

What if it was a loud stereo system, does that change anything for you?

that's different from somebody whistling.  it's whistling dude.  get some farking perspective.

Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: Weaver95 - You are telling me that as a shop owner, perhaps a restaurant with outdoor dining, you are totally cool with this guy sitting on a bench adjacent to your restaurant whistling as loud as he can, pissing off your paying customers?  In this specific instance, you would rather support "the right" for one to be as loud and as annoying as possible?

yes, someone in the public realm should be silenced because there's an unfounded accusation that it will be bad for some random business.  classy.

What about him sitting outside your home and whistling?  Also, these charges are not unfounded, hes got multiple complaints against him...

multiple complaints from feeble farked up busybody oregonians.  those shouldn't count.  they get offended if they see you look at a cloud.

Please, RTFA before you make yourself look any more stupid than you already have.

i already said oops about the wrong portland farkhead.  whatever happens in maine anyway? it's a minor mistake.

Your posts today have been riddled with mistakes...both factual and cognitive. Par for the course for you.

other than the city mistake i'm still spot on.  unless you're an authoritarian piece of shiat, which seems to be your preference.


You are far from "spot on."

I'm all for freedom of expression. I was supporting the Whistler...

....right up until I read he followed people who gave him dirty looks, whistling even louder. That crosses the line into harassment, and yes, I have a problem with that.
2013-02-24 01:34:15 PM
1 votes:

Mock26: The My Little Pony Killer: Mock26: Endive Wombat: Weaver95: Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.

leave my country.  you do not belong here.

Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?

Change the whistling to talking and call it free speech.  You think it is acceptable for this person's Constitutionally protected right be infringed like this?  Besides, how loud can his whistling really be?

You do not have a Constitutionally protected right to stalk people on the streets.

Who did he stalk?


Anyone who gives him a dirty look, he follows, whistling even louder.
2013-02-24 12:39:10 PM
1 votes:

Dughan: You know what pisses me off?
Harley Davidson bikes. Do I call the cops on em when I hear em? HELL NO!
A person has a right to as loud of pipes as they damn well choose, and I have a right to be annoyed by them.


So someone sits on your doorstep, revving that bike for 8 hours and you'd just ignore it?

You complain to him, so he follows you around and intentionally blasts those pipes near you -- and you'd just ignore it?

Sure you would.
2013-02-24 12:15:24 PM
1 votes:
Ugly people make my dog bark! We need to get them off the streets naow!
2013-02-24 12:14:09 PM
1 votes:

C_Canuk: The price of the right to freedom is to suffer annoyance at how others use their freedom. As long as you are free to ignore him, he's free to whistle.

Once you start setting precedents on what noises are sanctioned, it gives the authoritarians a beach head to start chipping away at noises they don't like, noises that support your remaining freedoms.

Of course you didn't rise up and slay those that came up with free speech zones, so enjoy your continuing slide into an authoritarian distopia. Authoritarians will take as much as they can away from you, they will never stop on their own, as in their mind they are agents of constant improvement.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


So you're saying that he's free to stalk me around town?

Because you DO realize that that is precisely what he was doing to people prior to his arrest, correct?
2013-02-24 12:13:40 PM
1 votes:

BlippityBleep: lordjupiter:

Another knob who didn't read the entire article.

erm, yes i did you authoritarian farkhead.  a million bucks its the 'jesus' part that got dipfark oregonians all in a huff about it.  if it were buddha they would have been cool with it.


If you'd read it, you would know it was Portland, Maine.  Which is not as accustomed to mentally ill people as the larger cities of the more temperate West coast.
2013-02-24 12:09:21 PM
1 votes:
Annoying people gets him attention.
2013-02-24 12:07:33 PM
1 votes:

Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.


He's been ticketed and fined 4 times. No effect.
2013-02-24 12:06:39 PM
1 votes:
You know what pisses me off?
Harley Davidson bikes. Do I call the cops on em when I hear em? HELL NO!
A person has a right to as loud of pipes as they damn well choose, and I have a right to be annoyed by them.

It's not my place to dictate to another person my own personal tastes. Up to the point that the sound can cause some sort of harm (hearing damage or impairing the ability of other drivers to sirens, horns or other necessary indicators one requires to hear while driving) it's up to the individual to choose how to behave, and I have to tolerate it. Annoyance is not harm. Some people might be annoyed by "dem queers" marrying, but that is NOT grounds for denying them rights. "I don't like it, it bothers me" is never a good basis for a law.

Maybe we should ban fat people from wearing "sexy" clothing because it's bad for business when other people have to see their disgusting bodies molded into clothing that is designed for someone half their size? That cannot be good for an eatery, now can it? Oh, and while we are at it, cross-dressers have to go too, because obviously children shouldn't be exposed to their perversions. People with deformities, cripples and midgets are just... eww... so let's make sure no business has to suffer the loss of customers who are put off by the presence of such... creatures. And so it goes.
2013-02-24 12:00:33 PM
1 votes:
Whistling is the most annoying sound in the world. Especially when done by somebody who can't whistle or keep a tune.
2013-02-24 11:58:40 AM
1 votes:
Just wait until Spring when he tries to work construction again.  He'll have a terrible accident involving a nail gun and his tongue.
2013-02-24 11:57:22 AM
1 votes:

BlippityBleep: lordjupiter: BlippityBleep: lordjupiter: BlippityBleep: lordjupiter: Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: goddamn you're weapons grade stupid. facts? the facts are some dude got a court order for whistling downtown. you're farked in the head if you think that makes sense.

What if it was a loud stereo system, does that change anything for you?


dude (or dudette)...we're being trolled

i'm not trolling at all.  you two are seriously farked up if you think ticketing someone in public for whistling is okay.  fark your lightless existence.

If not trolling or just stupid, then godbot.

not at all.  goddamn you're about as vibrant as a piece of cardboard, and you want everybody else to be as miserable as you are.  get a farking life asshole.

mluh mluh mluh GO OUTSIDE AND DO SOMETHING IF YOU'RE BORED

in your farked up reality i'd get a court order for being there



Especially because everyone hates your shiatty whistling!!
2013-02-24 11:55:38 AM
1 votes:

Weaver95: Endive Wombat:
Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?

leave.  pack up and go.  I don't care where you end up, just so long as it's not within the borders of the United States.  you do not understand this country, and don't belong here.


Jesus, who farted in your Cheerios this morning?

This is the justice system you're so proud of at work.  What would you prefer?  How about everyone he annoys punches him in his stupid whistling mouth as hard as they can?  No, of course not.
2013-02-24 11:54:31 AM
1 votes:

BlippityBleep: i'm not trolling at all. you two are seriously farked up if you think ticketing someone in public for whistling is okay. fark your lightless existence.


In other words..
25.media.tumblr.com
2013-02-24 11:49:44 AM
1 votes:

BlippityBleep: lordjupiter: Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: goddamn you're weapons grade stupid. facts? the facts are some dude got a court order for whistling downtown. you're farked in the head if you think that makes sense.

What if it was a loud stereo system, does that change anything for you?


dude (or dudette)...we're being trolled

i'm not trolling at all.  you two are seriously farked up if you think ticketing someone in public for whistling is okay.  fark your lightless existence.


So that I am clear here...you are more focused on the source of the noise, rather than the noise itself???
2013-02-24 11:49:06 AM
1 votes:

BlippityBleep: lordjupiter: Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: goddamn you're weapons grade stupid. facts? the facts are some dude got a court order for whistling downtown. you're farked in the head if you think that makes sense.

What if it was a loud stereo system, does that change anything for you?


dude (or dudette)...we're being trolled

i'm not trolling at all.  you two are seriously farked up if you think ticketing someone in public for whistling is okay.  fark your lightless existence.


If not trolling or just stupid, then godbot.
2013-02-24 11:46:57 AM
1 votes:

Fano: Roger whittaker approves

/whistle stop, full stop


If your name isn't Roger Whittaker, whistling is a hanging offense.
2013-02-24 11:46:46 AM
1 votes:

lordjupiter: Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: goddamn you're weapons grade stupid. facts? the facts are some dude got a court order for whistling downtown. you're farked in the head if you think that makes sense.

What if it was a loud stereo system, does that change anything for you?


dude (or dudette)...we're being trolled


Sorry, just looked at your profile and "dude" is correct.

Yes, anyway, we're being trolled.
2013-02-24 11:44:56 AM
1 votes:

Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: goddamn you're weapons grade stupid. facts? the facts are some dude got a court order for whistling downtown. you're farked in the head if you think that makes sense.

What if it was a loud stereo system, does that change anything for you?



dude (or dudette)...we're being trolled
2013-02-24 11:43:55 AM
1 votes:

BlippityBleep: goddamn you're weapons grade stupid. facts? the facts are some dude got a court order for whistling downtown. you're farked in the head if you think that makes sense.


What if it was a loud stereo system, does that change anything for you?
2013-02-24 11:42:58 AM
1 votes:

BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: Weaver95 - You are telling me that as a shop owner, perhaps a restaurant with outdoor dining, you are totally cool with this guy sitting on a bench adjacent to your restaurant whistling as loud as he can, pissing off your paying customers?  In this specific instance, you would rather support "the right" for one to be as loud and as annoying as possible?

yes, someone in the public realm should be silenced because there's an unfounded accusation that it will be bad for some random business.  classy.


What about him sitting outside your home and whistling?  Also, these charges are not unfounded, hes got multiple complaints against him...
2013-02-24 11:40:27 AM
1 votes:

lordjupiter: It's not like this is some random guy walking down the street who got arrested for whistling.  He thinks its his mission from god to do this all day, every day, as loud as he can no matter who it bothers or what it disrupts.  He's a farking nut, and a criminal.  He's been convicted of multiple offenses NOT related to this, and the recent ruling was the result of hundreds of complaints and multiple run-ins with the law specifically related to it.

If you think this is somehow what America stands for, you need to think a bit harder about the rights of others to not be contantly disturbed in the personal and professional dealings by some god-boy noise-machine who is intentionally flouting the law for Jesus.


Thank you!!!

This is not some 85 year old grandpa walking down the street whistling "You Are My Sunshine"...this is some AW tool who thinks that he is on a mission from God to be as loud as he can.

This is clearly a case of disturbing the peace.  It is silly, but he is not following the law.
2013-02-24 11:40:24 AM
1 votes:

BlippityBleep: lordjupiter:

Another knob who didn't read the entire article.

erm, yes i did you authoritarian farkhead.  a million bucks its the 'jesus' part that got dipfark oregonians all in a huff about it.  if it were buddha they would have been cool with it.


And if he's just whistling, how the hell would anyone know it's for Jesus?  You really don't think a guy whistling AS LOUD AS HE CAN for 8 hours a day, every day is annoying by itself?

But of course, if you just make up reasons in your head instead of paying attention to the facts, you can justify anything.
2013-02-24 11:39:44 AM
1 votes:

BlippityBleep: lordjupiter:

Another knob who didn't read the entire article.

erm, yes i did you authoritarian farkhead.  a million bucks its the 'jesus' part that got dipfark oregonians all in a huff about it.  if it were buddha they would have been cool with it.


Trolololololololol.
2013-02-24 11:36:24 AM
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Weaver95 - You are telling me that as a shop owner, perhaps a restaurant with outdoor dining, you are totally cool with this guy sitting on a bench adjacent to your restaurant whistling as loud as he can, pissing off your paying customers?  In this specific instance, you would rather support "the right" for one to be as loud and as annoying as possible?
2013-02-24 11:31:26 AM
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BlippityBleep: lordjupiter: BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: Weaver95: Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.

leave my country.  you do not belong here.

Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?

i's been mentioned, but how about screaming kids?  let's get a court order on them too.

Infants who have not yet learned to stop crying and who developmentally have no concept of society or their impact on others are nowhere close to a guy intentionally whistling loudly in public for Jesus.

oh for fark sake dude.  screaming kids at parks, boisterous groups of adults having a good time.  it's downtown.  and in portland if he were doing something 'ethnic' they would say it was diversity and it was good.  get the centipedes out of your vagina and fark your 'court ordering someone for liking what you don't like' mentality.



Another knob who didn't read the entire article.
2013-02-24 11:24:05 AM
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BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: Weaver95: Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.

leave my country.  you do not belong here.

Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?

i's been mentioned, but how about screaming kids?  let's get a court order on them too.


Infants who have not yet learned to stop crying and who developmentally have no concept of society or their impact on others are nowhere close to a guy intentionally whistling loudly in public for Jesus.
2013-02-24 11:20:28 AM
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Endive Wombat: Weaver95: Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.

leave my country.  you do not belong here.

Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?


i's been mentioned, but how about screaming kids?  let's get a court order on them too.
2013-02-24 11:09:59 AM
1 votes:

Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.


leave my country.  you do not belong here.
2013-02-24 11:09:38 AM
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This guy just needs to figure out how to channel his behavior in a way that unites the community. He could be a local celebrity instead of a pariah.

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This guy knows how to do it.
2013-02-24 10:59:06 AM
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www.blackjackinfo.com

He's attracted a large group of followers.
2013-02-24 10:52:38 AM
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The nice thing is you can't hear the sound of a 22 over loud whistling.
2013-02-24 10:49:51 AM
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4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-02-24 10:49:25 AM
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Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: quite possibly true. I'm more concerned that he somehow ended up in a jail cell for whistling.

True. But what else are you gonna do? People say they can hear him a block away and it sounds like heavy equipment beeping. I think this quote sums it up pretty well, "He acts like he's treating all of us to his amazing whistling show and that we should all be so lucky to hear him and his magical ability."

Add that to his own quote of "people who express themselves freely should be held in the highest regard, not the lowest regard," and he sounds like your typical self-righteous dbag that's not much different than someone who is constantly proselytizing their beliefs - which you can't do in front of someone's business either.


Yeah but from the sound of it arresting him only made him into more of a self rightious dbag. If everyone ignored him he'd probably just shrivel away and die like the attention whore he is.
2013-02-24 10:44:17 AM
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upload.wikimedia.org

Dude needs to visit his mom.  Or at least call, jerk.
 
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