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Anyone else rolling their eyes at this?

Asked by Dr_Dredd (10504 points ) August 18th, 2010

Give me a break. They obviously don’t have enough work to do.

Illinois Town Wants To Outlaw Eye-Rolling

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JONESGH's avatar

This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in a while. People are way too sensitive these days.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Oh, Illinois – thank god you’re pretty and gave birth to my husband – otherwise, I’d smack you the in head for this.

Blackberry's avatar

Jesus fucking christ…..........

chyna's avatar

My mother always said my eyes would stick like that if I kept rolling my eyes. Maybe they just want to protect their young?~

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@chyna My mother said that doing this would make me go blind… oh, wait, you’re talking about something else. :-)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Dr_Dredd Small town politics. Where do you find these?

ucme's avatar

Is that why it’s known as the windy city…..coz they’re full of shit? I mean what happens if a person is cross eyed….double trouble if you ask me ;¬}

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Actually, I saw it on Yahoo!News. :-)

Void's avatar

Rolling eyes and sigh are considered condescension, contempt, boredom, or exasperation. If this is displayed during a meeting of discussion, then the person who is doing it is insulting others due to lack of respect. No words are spoken when one shows a middle finger, but people find it disruptive. Why should this be any different?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Void They’re politicians. They’re never going to have 100 percent agreement on anything from their constituents so they should put up with a little disagreement. Normal conversations, yes it is disrespectful.

Hawkeye's avatar

Must be a slow day

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@Void Are you suggesting that one should never express disapproval? Seems to me that this falls under expression of political beliefs, which is protected by the First Amendment.

BoBo1946's avatar

I’m a peace loving man, but i would whip someone’s ass on that one. Unreal.. (RME)

Void's avatar

@Dr_Dredd, “Are you suggesting that one should never express disapproval? Seems to me that this falls under expression of political beliefs, which is protected by the First Amendment.”

Disapproval’s are not suppose to be based through gestural dismissal, but rather oppositional points that relate to what is being discussed. Or are you suggesting that is how politicians argue?—Through kindergarten tactics? “Poopiehead” “You suck” “Gasp” etc.

Austinlad's avatar

Apparently the good people of Elmhurst are unaware of a rapidly growing degenerative eye condition in our society known as IRIS (Involuntary Rolling Iris Syndrome). It’s frequently seen in teenagers, and Left/Right talk show people. That’s all I know about ISIS but if anyone else is familiar with the syndrome please provide information as to specific cause and treatment.

DominicX's avatar

The only thing this makes me want to do is roll my eyes. I love rolling my eyes at the establishment. Freaks them out, makes their monocles fall in their wine glasses and makes the rod up their asses dislodge.

Aster's avatar

Oh , brilliant. Deadpan Face is all they’ll accept then? What about a little smirk? The shrug of a shoulder? A Mona Lisa smile??

Aster's avatar

@BoBo1946 Looks like you’ll be whipping it in front of a judge.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@Void Different people express disapproval in different ways. When I think of “disorderly conduct,” I think of conduct so egregious that it prevents a meeting from being conducted It sounds like the only ones who were disturbed by this so-called disorderly conduct was the politicians. Too bloody bad.

And I would argue that all politics in this country today is being conducted by kindergarten tactics. Exhibit A: United States Congress

Austinlad's avatar

I just got a private note from someone informing me that IRIS apparently isn’t a fatal disease because her husband has had it for years with no apparent side effects.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@Austinlad My mother, who used to teach high school, called it “Rainbow eyes.” :-)

Void's avatar

@Dr_Dredd, “Different people express disapproval in different ways. When I think of “disorderly conduct,” I think of conduct so egregious that it prevents a meeting from being conducted It sounds like the only ones who were disturbed by this so-called disorderly conduct was the politicians. Too bloody bad.”

You’re right, different people express disapproval in different ways. The politicians (particular group of people) think in terms of dissaproval as providing oppositional points in relation to what is being discussed. Rolling eyes and sigh is not approperiate in politics. “Too bloody bad”

@Dr_Dredd, “And I would argue that all politics in this country today is being conducted by kindergarten tactics. Exhibit A: United States Congress”

No, actually, the article you just showed in this thread proves that kindergarten tactics are not welcomed, hence, getting kicked out as a result.

Austinlad's avatar

@Dr_Dredd. How do you like that? I just made all that stuff up.

mrentropy's avatar

Is this the change Obama promised?

Frenchfry's avatar

Hahaha My stepson would get lots of fines. He is a big eye roller. LOL Oh! They must be bored.

Symbeline's avatar

I’m puking my eyes out at this. What bullshit. Those dudes should watch a coupla Halloween movies.

ratboy's avatar

@Void: Disapproval’s are not suppose to be based through gestural dismissal, but rather oppositional points that relate to what is being discussed.

Where did you dig up this delightful drivel?

are you suggesting that is how politicians argue?—Through kindergarten tactics?

I wouldn’t refer to a verified statement of fact as a “suggestion.”

O @Dr_Dredd! Are you batting your lashes at me in this public forum? There ought to be a law.

Jabe73's avatar

I’m rolling my eyes after reading that article. Seems like that town is desperate for money and they are not catching enough speeders. lol

Void's avatar

@ratboy, ”Where did you dig up this delightful drivel? O @Dr_Dredd! Are you batting your lashes at me in this public forum? There ought to be a law.”

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for freedom of speech, but as the saying goes, “my house, my rules.” Just look at fluther guidelines. If that’s not limitation of freedom of speech, then I don’t know what is, yet, the rules are allowed due to private domain. The same concept applies to all. The politicians have there guidelines. Where are these guidelines? Look up what politicians are and do, then you will understand my “drivel”. Maybe if you lived in the ghetto you can get away with a middle finger as a sign of disapproval, but in a civil system, I’m afraid not.

@ratboy, ”I wouldn’t refer to a verified statement of fact as a “suggestion.”

What verified statement of fact? That kindergarten tactics are allowed? Then why was she ejected from the meeting?

Jeruba's avatar

Maybe they’re trying to make it onto one of those lists of “weird laws still on the books.” Which they could as soon as this passes.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Isn’t freedom of expression subsumed by the constitutional protection of freedom of speech?
Perhaps personal freedoms no longer apply in the USA?

ratboy's avatar

@Void: the right to speak freely is a prohibition on government, and politicians acting in their official capacities are agents of government. The Supreme Court has interpreted “speech” to be almost any form of expressive behavior—burning the American flag, for example. In this case, kindergarten tactics were employed by the Elmhurst finance and council affairs committee.

Perhaps Dick Cheney hails from the getto: “Go fuck yourself,” he expostulated in response to Sen. Patrick Leahy on the Senate floor.

Void's avatar

@ratboy, I agree that freedom of speech is prohibited to the government, but politicians are agents for the government and the people. Since they’re both, then how does the freedom of speech apply to them? Do they have it or not? If they do, then I stand corrected, if they don’t, then my apologies.

Trillian's avatar

Eye rolling can have seriuos repercussions. As I was reading this, for instance. I rolled my eyes so hard that they popped out of my head and rolled down my cheeks. I had to grope on the floor to find them and one was really dirty. I had to pop it in my mouth and swish it around before sticking it back in.
The politicians trying to make this a law are obviously just looking out for our best interests, as they are a primary cause of involuntary, uncontrollable eye rolling.

NaturallyMe's avatar

Well, the USA has some of the craziest and silliest laws i’ve ever come across in my ENTIRE life. Many of them are laughable. Seriously, we just don’t get things even remotely close to these things in SA.

BoBo1946's avatar

@Aster bet the judge would like to see it happen also.

daytonamisticrip's avatar

FREE COUNTRY if i want to roll my eyes i will….that is if i knew how to roll them.

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