After his motion to suppress evidence was denied by the court the attorney spoke up, "Your Honor," he said, "What would you do if I called you a stupid degenerate old fool."
The Judge, now also angered, revered, "I would hold you in contempt of court and seek to have you suspended from practicing before this court again!"
"What if I only thought it?" asked the attorney.
"In that case, there is nothing I could do, you have the right to think whatever you may."
"Oh, I see. Then, if it pleases the court, let the record reflect, I 'think' you're a stupid degenerate old fool."