Freak show #22
The law really is a ass:
The morons and thieves who govern us
By DOUGLAS OLSON
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"The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic."
A lesson in tolerance
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to condemn
the Catholic Church for opposing adoption of children by homosexual
couples. Catholic teachings were officially damned as "hateful,"
"discriminatory," "insulting," and "show[ing] a level of insensitivity and
ignorance." The supervisors further demonstrated their commitment to
diversity and tolerance by declaring, "It is an insult to all San Franciscans
when a foreign country, like the Vatican, meddles with and attempts to
negatively influence this great city's existing and established customs
and traditions, such as the right of same-sex couples to adopt and care for
children in need." Prior to San Francisco, the cities best known for such
"established customs and traditions" were Sodom and
Stupid legislative trick
Maryland residents are facing a possible 72 percent increase in their
electricity bills, thanks to the incredible ignorance and perfidy of the
state legislature. The situation has arisen because rate caps on electric
utilities, imposed by the pols in 1999 as part of a purported deregulation
package, are now expiring. According to the current governor who
was not in office at the time the entire fiasco was predicated on
the assumption that competition would develop among electricity
suppliers, and that would keep prices down after the caps were gone.
Unfortunately for Marylanders, their elected ignoramuses overlooked the
fact that artificially imposed prices always discourage competition, and no competition of significance has developed in the past
New Orleans car caper
Mayor Ray Nagin, the loudmouthed leader of New Orleans, rejected a
reported offer by a car-crushing company to pay $100 for each
flood-ruined auto it dragged out of his city. The firm estimated it would
take 15 weeks to remove all the wrecks and the deal would allow the Big
Easy to realize a profit of about $5 million. Instead, Nagin favors
another company's proposal to take six months and charge $1,000
per car, resulting in a $23 million cost to the city. Anyone who
doesn't believe there is a hefty kickback or some hidden tie between the
mayor and the latter company just doesn't understand
The white sickness
When the owner of the minor-league Portland (Maine) Sea Dogs baseball team offered to donate four statues depicting a family walking to a game, the proposed gift received a less than gracious response from the local Public Art Committee.
The committee worried that the statues don't reflect the "diversity" of Portland, which is 91.3 percent white according to the latest census figures. Vice Chairman Jack Soley complained that the city has enough "white folks on pedestals." Committee member Jay York chimed in, "There's so much statuary in Portland that represents white, Anglo-Saxon people. We want to encourage strong, interesting public art that the city of Portland can enjoy for years to come."
Why do these white-guilt-ridden malcontents live in such a lily-white city? In the good old days, officials who expressed such attitudes would have been emphatically invited by the local populace to relocate to a more "diverse" venue such as Mississippi, or Africa.
(It turns out that Portland actually does enjoy the blessings of diversity.
Just a few weeks later, during a pro-illegal immigration rally there, a
white was assaulted and bloodied by a masked Hispanic
The more politicians change, the more they stay the same
For more than a year, Seneca and Cayuga counties in upstate New York
have been forced to pay most of the legal fees involved in defending
themselves against lawsuits claiming massive amounts of land there for
the Oneida Indian Nation. (The defense is not really a matter of principle
or sovereignty: if the Indians won, the land could no longer be taxed by state and local
authorities.) The state government has steadfastly
refused to reimburse those expenses, citing an opinion issued by the state
attorney general's office that no statute allows it. Suddenly (now that he
is running for governor) Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has changed his
mind and says state law does permit tax money to be used to buy votes for
him I mean, to pay those legal costs.
Vote-fraud artist gets slap on the brain
In 2001, Michelle Robinson worked for Operation Big Vote, a scheme to
increase black voter participation in St. Louis. She has now pleaded guilty
to 13 election-law violations virtually all voter fraud today
involves Negroes as well as possession of crack cocaine. Some
idiot circuit judge has sentenced the woman to probation and community
service, and ordered her to take courses in transcendental
In March, Massachusetts Family Court Judge Mary McCauley Manzi issued an order for prior restraint of a book. In that intemperate tome, titled Exposing the Corruption in the Massachusetts Family Court, author Kevin Thompson blasts the system as "anti-father" and devotes an entire chapter to the antics of a certain Judge Mary McCauley Manzi what a coincidence! Her Honor claims the heavy-handed censorship, which aims to impound copies of the book until the year 2021, violates the "privacy rights" of Thompson's 4-year-old son, on whom she has practiced her legal legerdemain.
May 10, 2006
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