Freak show #32
More horrors of government
By DOUGLAS OLSON
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Officials in Amsterdam have voted to allow homosexuals to have sex in a public park,
but to impose heavy fines on the owners of dogs that run free in the same area. "If they
can drop their trousers, why can't I let my dog loose?" exclaimed one outraged pet owner.
Vondelpark (pronounced "fondle-park") has long been a trysting place for alternate
lifestylers and a leash-free area for dogs, but only one of those groups has an effective
... corrupts absolutely
According to a 1978 judicial ruling, which has become one of the primary weapons in the
defense arsenal of every corrupt federal magistrate, "A judge will not be deprived of
immunity because the action he took was in error, was done maliciously, or was
in excess of his authority; rather, he will be subject to liability only when he has acted in
the clear absence of all jurisdiction." (Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, 356-57
(1978), emphasis added.)
The sins of the daughter
An Ohio man was jailed in May because his 18-year-old daughter flunked the math
portion of her exam and did not obtain her General Equivalency Degree (GED). Butler
County Juvenile Court Judge David Niehaus sent Brian Gegner to jail for six months for
failing to obey a previous court order, in which he was directed to ensure that she got the
degree. Although the daughter is an adult, the court claims jurisdiction because she was a
minor when the original order was issued.
Dying for equality
Linda O'Boyle, a 64-year-old grandmother, has died of cancer in England. Britain's
National Health Service had been providing treatment, but stopped those benefits after
Mrs. O'Boyle paid privately for additional anti-cancer drugs not offered by Big Brother
because they are too expensive. Health Secretary Alan Johnson cancelled her supposed
"right" to health care because he feared allowing such freedom would result in inequity
in the nation's socialized medicine scheme. Mrs. O'Boyle was the first person in the U.K.
to die after being denied treatment for this reason; but she won't be the
The penalty for patriotism
Craig Briggs, a British veteran of the Iraq war, has been denied a job with the Greater Manchester Police because he has a patriotic "ENGLAND" tattooed on his arm. The excuse is that British Home Office policy "precludes applications with tattoos on lower arm, hand, face, or neck that are prominent, which may cause and/or invite provocation from the public or colleagues."
When asked what was "provocative" about his tattoo, Briggs was informed: "A family
who aren't of English origin who see England on your arm could feel you might
discriminate against them. We live in a diverse society and try to ensure we give
everybody equality." Except, it appears, veterans who are foolish enough to be
Obey the law and suffer for it
Several American oil companies have agreed to pay
The contamination was caused by methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline additive
that supposedly boosts octane while cutting pollution. What the press deliberately
suppressed when the settlement was announced is that Congress passed legislation in
1990 requiring the addition of an "oxygenate," essentially either MTBE or the then-more-expensive ethanol, as a fuel additive. Congress has steadfastly refused to immunize the
law-abiding oilmen from the disastrous results of its own stupidity.
A 95-year-old, nearly blind British war veteran was denied garbage service for several days by the Norwich City Council because he committed the horrendous sin of placing a ketchup bottle and a coffee jar in the wrong recycling bin. A railway worker for nearly half a century, Lenny Woodward served as a gunner in North Africa and Italy during World War II and this is the thanks he gets.
Woodward was lucky. A British bus driver was fined more than $400 and now has a
criminal record because the quantity of refuse in his bin pushed the lid up by an inch or
A recent newspaper article noted the following numbers of foreign-language speakers in one small U.S. city's school system. Name the city and state.
Albanian 1The city is Lewiston, Maine. We're doomed!
Cape Verde 2
Another life destroyed by government
P.P. James of Sri Lanka was arrested in 1958 for killing his own father. After being found mentally incompetent, he was sent to an asylum. Although he was later pronounced cured, he remained in captivity for decades longer because the hospital could release him only to penal authorities, penal authorities could only accept him under a court order, and the legal system had lost his file.
He was finally released this year, at age 84, and given $5,000 in compensation. He works daily at the laborious job of harvesting rice. A doctor in the asylum where he was held says there are others in the same situation, including one who has been there even longer than James.
To top this nightmare off there was never any murder. His father, the man James was accused of killing in 1958, did not actually die until 1981.
August 18, 2008
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