Friday Follies 1.8

Ireland outlaws blasphemy.

And this ain’t your father’s Russia: the leadership of Russia’s equivalent of the s House of Representatives has “agreed to refer the legislative agenda and the legislative calendar to the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church for confirmation.”

Sorry, ma’am, you were right. You aren’t a prostitute. (Via.)

Lawyer disbarred for his actions while serving on a jury.

A teacher who burned a cross into a student’s arm has filed suit against the school claiming he was discriminated against because of his personal religious beliefs. (Via.)

No, reading this far convinces me you’re a total asshole.

Large sign on government building at US-Canadian border saying “United States” taken down because it “could be a huge target and attract undue attention.” (Via.)

Establishing respect for the law does not automatically ensure a better life for that, after all, is a job for people and not for laws and institutions.

Václav Havel, The Power of the Powerless

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