Alabama

• A 1950 anti-obscenity law in Irondale, Ala., prohibited any showing of anyone nude or "in a substantially nude state" except a babe in arms.

• Anniston: You may not wear blue jeans down Noble Street.

• An ordinance in Linden, Ala., provided that all women of "uncertain chastity" had to be off the streets by 9 p.m.

• Bear wrestling matches are prohibited.

• Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.

• Children of incestuous couples are deemed legitimate.

• Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.

• Hunting is not allowed on Sunday.

• Incestuous marriages are legal.

• It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

• It is illegal to impersonate a person of the clergy.

• It is illegal to maim oneself to escape duty.

• It is illegal to stab yourself to gain someone’s pity.

• It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.

• It is legal to drive the wrong way on a one way street if you have a lantern on the front of your car.

• It is unlawful to wear women’s pumps with sharp, high heels.

• It’s against the law for a man to seduce "a chaste woman by means of temptation, deception, arts, flattery or a promise of marriage."

• It’s illegal to play dominoes on Sunday.

• Jasper: It is illegal for a husband to beat his wife with a stick larger in diameter than his thumb.

• Lee County: It is illegal to sell peanuts in Lee County after sundown on Wednesday.

• Masks may not be worn in public

• Men may not spit in front of the opposite sex.

• Montgomery: It is considered an offense to open an umbrella on a street, for fear of it spooking horses.

• No persons may sell "blow-out nuts".

• Peanuts are not allowed to be sold in Lee County, Alabama after sunset on Wednesdays.

• Pool halls may not be operated between 11:30 PM and 6 AM.

• Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.

• Slavery is still legal in Decatur, Alabama.

• The game of crackaloo is illegal in Fairfield, Ala.

• Women are able to retain all property they owned prior to marriage in the case of divorce. However, this provision does not apply to men.

• You cannot chain your alligator to a fire hydrant.

• You may not drive barefooted.

• You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.

• You must have windshield wipers on your car.

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Q: Why were the British fighting us in the war of 1812?

A: Because they were done beating up the French, and they needed someone new to pick on.

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At the 1980 Olympics, Brezhnev begins his speech. "O!" - applause. "O!" - more applause. "O!" - yet more applause. "O!" - an ovation. "O!!!" - the whole audience stands up and applauds. An aide comes running to the podium and whispers, "Leonid Ilyich, that’s the Olympic rings, you don’t need to read it!"

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When Yeltsin resigned from the Communist Party at the 28th Party Congress, people used to say that "Yeltsin is out of mind,… honour, and conscience of our epoch". (A hint at a widespread propaganda slogan: "Party is Mind, Honour and Conscience of our Epoch")

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When is a pencil not a pencil? When it’s on a Pentagon shopping list - then it’s a "portable hand-held communications inscriber", says a Republican senator.

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It is amazing how politicians can fit all their good points in a 30 second TV commercial.

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The European union has decided the only way to avoid Greece defaulting on its debts is to replace the government and civil service with 300 Spartans !

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"The fact that the GDR considers itself as one of the 5 technologically most advanced power of the nations may be be given to the fact that there are only 5 fingers on a hand. " University lecture in Hungary in the 70s

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Dubya Quotes

"If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure."

…George W. Bush

"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."

…Governor George W. Bush

"Welcome to Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts."

…Governor George W. Bush

"Mars is essentially in the same orbit…Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe."

…Governor George W. Bush, 8/11/94

"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation’s history. I mean in this century’s history. But we all lived in this century. I didn’t live in this century."

…Governor George W. Bush, 9/15/95

"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change."

…Governor George W. Bush, 5/22/98

"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is ‘to be prepared’."

…Governor George W. Bush, 12/6/93

"Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things."

…Governor George W. Bush, 11/30/96

"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."

…Governor George W. Bush

"The future will be better tomorrow."

…Governor George W. Bush

"We’re going to have the best educated American people in the world."

…Governor George W. Bush 9/21/97

"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history."

…Governor George W. Bush

"I stand by all the misstatements that I’ve made."

…Governor George W. Bush to Sam Donaldson, 8/17/93

"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe."

…Governor George W. Bush

"Public speaking is very easy."

…Governor George W. Bush to reporters

"I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican."

…Governor George W. Bush

"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls."

…Governor George W. Bush

"When I have been asked who caused the riots and the killing in LA, my answer has been direct & simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame."

…George W. Bush

"Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it."

…Governor George W. Bush 5/20/96

"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur."

…Governor George W. Bush 9/22/97

"For NASA, space is still a high priority."

…Governor George W. Bush, 9/5/93

"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children."

…Governor George W. Bush , 9/18/95

"The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that George Bush may or may not make."

…Governor George W. Bush

"We’re all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made."

…Governor George W. Bush

"It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."

…Governor George W. Bush

"[It’s] time for the human race to enter the solar system."

…Governor George W. Bush

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