« Zogby: Obama approval falls to ~50% | Main | Chinese Propose New Currency to Replace Dollar As Reserve Currency [jdub] »
March 24, 2009

Overnight Open Thread: “Free Key West!!!” (genghis)

Travel & Leisure Magazine lists some of The World’s Strangest Laws.

”Americans expect to experience some difference in laws when they travel the world, but some laws we found just sounded insane. In France, it’s illegal to name a pig Napoleon. In Florida, single women can’t parachute on Sundays. And in England, you may urinate anywhere in public, including inside a policeman’s helmet, providing that you’re also pregnant.”

Sage advice, particularly when Americans are travelling to the so-called “Republic of Florida” where the natural beauty of it’s glacier-carved sub-arctic fjords are offset by the cruel archipelago of gulags known as “The Keys,” It’s well known that dissenters and malcontents are sent there to “waste away in Margaritaville” (by far the worst of the prison camps) as has been documented by former political prisoners and groups such as Amnesty International. While there, they’re also forced to work in the salt mines, constantly searching for that precious mineral. Those who don’t collect at least a shaker full per day are punished by being forced to wear humiliating clothing with outsized floral prints.

Before we judge too harshly though, let’s keep in mind some of our own senseless and archaic laws we have here in the states. For example, in Newark, NJ it’s illegal to skin and dress a hobo in public during daylight hours. And in Washington State it’s apparently illegal to mount a surplus minigun to the top of the roof of your truck. Though that’s being challenged in court at the moment. Those things aren’t cheap and I want it the fuck back.

Military intelligence recon photo of one of the suspected salt shaker mines/death camps in the Florida Keys

If you’re interested in liberating the hapless denizens of the Key Archipelago gulags please watch the protest video posted below the fold and donate to the cause.

All they ask of you is “We can haz Cheezburger? In Paradise?” With your help, someday they can.

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips to xgenghisx@gmail.com. Otherwise send tips to Ace.

digg this
posted by xgenghisx at 12:44 AM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Wenda (sic): "Vmom and Tami, if the curtain appears, run, don't ..."

Moron Robbie - 99 gun homicides, 0% by white men [/b] [/i] [/s]: "The ones that show no remorse continue to deterior ..."

Ghoti : "I wonder who is bankrolling his little kamikaze ru ..."

Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd: "What is it we can't take four more years of? The ..."

OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor: "[i]That is great news because it means his radio s ..."

BurtTC: "Posted by: Tami at August 25, 2019 09:54 AM (cF8AT ..."

TheQuietMan: "More than that. At one point, after Serbia agreed ..."

Skip: "NGU - God bless you but I have no idea why you hav ..."

CN: "From my experience, women who have abortions and c ..."

Alifa Saadya: ""I'm curious as to why, in your opinion, the Palis ..."

illiniwek : ""No one should be free from guilt because that mak ..."

Nevergiveup: "I'm curious as to why, in your opinion, the Palis ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64