Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Coffee and Provocation

Pat Robertson Says It's OK to Marry Your First Cousin
Just don't have Mongoloids.

On This Day in 1933 
On this day in 1933, the Nazi Party won 44 percent of the vote in German parliamentary elections, enabling it to join with the Nationalists to gain a slight majority in the Reichstag. Within three weeks, the Nazi-dominated Reichstag passed the Enabling Act, which gave Hitler dictatorial powers and ended the Weimar Republic in Germany.  It was only two years earlier that veterinarian and American Eugenics leader Leon F. Whitney had written The Case for Sterlization, advocating the forced sterilization of 10 million "undesirable" Americans -- a book which Hitler praised. It was only 2 year later that Alexis Carrell, the French scientist who had won the 1912 Nobel Prize for medicine, published the best-selling book L'Homme, Cet Inconnu (Man, The Unknown) which took Whitney's ideas one step further, advocating a forced eugenics system to be controlled by the state and facilitated by gas chambers -- an idea he got from the world of dogs.

What Would Jesus Do?
It turns out that over 73% of the people named Jesus are Democrats.

High on the Hill
Last night the Washington,D.C. City Council voted to decriminalize marijuana possession. The bill goes into effect this summer and replaces criminal penalties of up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine with a $25 civil penalty, similar to a parking ticket, for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. The new law also decriminalizes marijuana paraphernalia. This means that, outside of the states of Washington and Colorado, marijuana penalties are now less punitive in our nation’s capital than anywhere else in the country!

Blind Woman Sues Nudist Colony for Discrimination
They say her dog is too heavy.

For the Man Who Has Everything
Everything but common sense. Yes, this is actually for sale on Amazon. Consider that note a warning about the link.  On the upside, Amazon still sells good books.

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