Self-editing is overrated. Or is it?

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Dude! Your robe looks like a bat! It's totally freaking me out!

OK. Seriously. I dare anybody, anybody to tell me that they knew that the Supreme Court was gonna be this much fun.

According to Associated Press, The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that a small congregation in New Mexico may use hallucinogenic tea as part of a four-hour ritual intended to connect with God.

Justices, in their first religious freedom decision under Chief Justice John Roberts, moved decisively to keep the government out of a church's religious practice. Federal drug agents should have been barred from confiscating the hoasca tea of the Brazil-based church, Roberts wrote in the decision.

The tea, which contains an illegal drug known as DMT, is considered sacred to members of O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal, which has a blend of Christian beliefs and South American traditions. Members believe they can understand God only by drinking the tea, which is consumed twice a month at four-hour ceremonies.

OK, let's count the jokes that we can pull out of this:

- Upon announcing their verdict, the justices immediately began making out with each other and then eventually fell asleep.

- Every other drug user in the United States immediately filed suit claiming that their drug made them see God too.

- Who knew that this court would rule in the favor of anything associated with freedom? Never mind freedom of religion that's not fundamentalist Christianity? Hello? Bueller? George Bush on line 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9?

- Everyone who watched today's court proceedings from the gallery left the courthouse feeling "very thirsty", and numerous people said that they would be going straight home, possibly only stopping to buy 5 or 6 bags of Doritos.

I know that there must be more, but I can't think of them. Do you have a joke that could go here? Post them in the comment section and I'll add em and give you credit! Let's all have a laugh at this brief lapse in our government's efforts to outlaw everything ever. I'm sure that this mistake will be corrected soon.


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