Freak show #26
Idiots spending your money
By DOUGLAS OLSON
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According to an Associated Press story, at least 100 "emergency" personnel showed up in
response to a 911 call about a "mercury spill" after a Putnam County, N.Y., family broke a
rectal thermometer on New Year's Eve. Men from the local fire department, dressed in
"protective gear," used sponges to clean up the liquid, which was "packaged" and taken to
the county health department for "disposal" after the holiday.
Flushed with shame
To accommodate the ludicrous religious demands of Muslim prisoners, British taxpayers
are footing an unspecified cost to change the placement of toilets in London's Brixton
Prison. According to local imams who may well just be pulling everyone's leg
Muslims are forbidden from either facing or turning their backs on Mecca when
they defecate, leading to complaints of having to sit sideways on the seats to avoid
offending their sacred faith. No one has yet explained why such pious, holy people are
serving time in prison.
Generous to a fault
Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) who (ha! ha!) thinks he ought to be president
is offering new legislation that would force employers to give their workers "at
least" six weeks of paid "family leave" every year. Current law, which Dodd boasts of
having authored, extorts up to
Legislators in at least two states Wisconsin and Nevada are proposing to
require businesses that sell prepaid "gift cards" to forfeit any expired or unused portions of
those cards to the state Leviathan. Texas reportedly accomplished such a theft under cover
of law in 2005, by defining the funds as "abandoned property." Ruben Kihuen (D-Las
Vegas) and Fred Kessler (D-Milwaukee) claim that
Hallelujah, I'm a bum!
A Daytona Beach, Fla., developer has proposed that the city build a "rural village" for the
area's homeless population which would isolate them from the general public
and cost less than jailing them or putting them in mental-health facilities. Michael Arth's
"Tiger Bay Village" would serve 5,600 vagrants with bungalows, dining halls, communal
gardens, and swimming pools, as well as psychiatric assistance and job training all
at an estimated "bargain" cost to taxpayers of $17,500 per bum. Naturally, professional
homeless advocates are denouncing this incredibly generous concept as a
It's good to be the president
President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of the Congo reportedly spent more than $400,000 on
hotel bills when he and his entourage came to New York twice on United Nations
business last year. On one of the trips, the bill for 44 rooms at the Waldorf Astoria
not including room-service meals and $800-a-bottle champagne exceeded the
entire yearly contribution of the United Kingdom for "humanitarian aid" to that
wretched African hellhole. Most Congolese live on less than $2 a day, although the
country's oil revenues exceeded
Cig Brother is watching you
New Jersey is seeking to collect sales tax from smokers who purchase their drug of choice
over the Internet precisely to avoid such tribute. One resident was sent a bill for $10,426;
another is being hounded for more than $4,100 in taxes for cigarettes purchased over a 22-month period. Under federal law, companies that sell over the Internet are required to rat
out their customers to the states in which they live. New Jersey boasts of confiscating
Excommunicate me please!
St. Benedict the Moor Catholic School is an all-black facility, one of four Catholic schools
in Pittsburgh where whites pay virtually the entire tab for the hopeless task of educating
poor Negro children. In addition to donations from loyal Catholics and often-subsidized
tuition fees, local-based businesses have been dragooned into subsidizing this effort to the
The greed of Zion
Blaming an inanimate object for one's misfortune as those do who damn "guns"
instead of the people who kill with them is surely the last refuge of the demented.
In the same spirit, more than 200 ancient Jews are now suing the state-owned French
railway system for (they allege) transporting them to transit hubs more than six decades
ago, from which they eventually reached Auschwitz and
other German-run spas and country clubs. Last summer a Toulouse tribunal found the
railroad liable for $80,000 for its role in the deportation of one Jewish family, and
naturally the Gelt rush was on! According to a newspaper report, about 76,000 Jews
were transported from France to Germany, of whom only 2,500 survived the war. If
March 17, 2007
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