Saturday, April 7, 2007

Pastafarians not welcome! / A tax on BBQ?!

Freedom of religion only applies to the religions people like. Believers in the Flying Spaghetti Monsters are NOT welcome by the State:

Buncombe County Schools says the eye patch was disruptive to classroom instruction. The student’s refusal to take it off after four warnings led to discipline, the district said.

“I feel like my First Amendment was violated,” Killian, 16, said. “Freedom of religion and freedom of expression. That’s what I tried to do, and I got shot down.”

Freedom of religion?

Yes, Killian says, his “pirate regalia” is part of his faith — the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Crazy Belgians, who by the way don't exist, want to put a tax on BBQing in the name of Global Warming:

BRUSSELS, April 3 (RIA Novosti) - The government of Belgium's French-speaking region of Wallonia, which has a population of about 4 million, has approved a tax on barbequing, local media reported.

Experts said that between 50 and 100 grams of CO2, a so-called greenhouse gas, is emitted during barbequing. Beginning June 2007, residents of Wallonia will have to pay 20 euros for a grilling session.

Even in this very, very retarded reasoning, why not put a tax on the selling of BBQs instead? Obviously this law is meant as indoctrination first and foremost. Statists suck.

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