"America the Beautiful" audio terrorist, Keith "Cougar" Rodgerson, appeared in court today to answer charges that he disturbed the peace with Ray Charles's lovely rendition of the uplifting and patriotic song.
The "sonic subversive" was pinched for drowning out the horrific screeching and caterwauling emanating from that gaping chasm in the middle of Ann Coulter's loathsome face during a "Tea Party" held in Bridgeport on September 11th. Normally that's a day when Americans reflect on the thousands of innocent lives lost as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but for Coulter and the teabaggers it was a day for bad jokes and even worse singing and line dancing (from the Hartford 9/11 tea party). Revolting.
Meanwhile, a furious white teabagger hurled various threats, including a beyond-a-doubt death threat at an innocent black bystander while several police officers in the immediate area seemingly suffered from a temporary case of hysterical deafness (watch the video to see).
Lennie Grimaldi at Only In Bridgeport has this report:
Afternoon update: This is too funny. Keith Cougar Rodgerson, former City Council member, had his day in court today for crashing conservative crow Ann Coulter’s downtown Tea Party in September.I'll continue to report on the saga of the "aural avenger" as details emerge.
Cougar was charged with this …
Sec. 53a-181a. Creating a public disturbance: Infraction. (a) A person is guilty of creating a public disturbance when, with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he (1) engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or (2) annoys or interferes with another person by offensive conduct; or (3) makes unreasonable noise.
… because of this
Cougar noted in court today that his actions are protected speech under the 1st Amendment. He would not accept a plea offer and a trial is set for January 28, 2010...