Doing Your Cousin: Still Not Good For The Gene Pool
Hildale Utah and Colorado City Arizona are twin border cities. About half of the worlds known cases of fumarase deficiency are from that area. The townsfolk thought it was the drinking water, but Dr. Theodore Tarby called the kinfolk together to tell them that the disorder is caused by cousin marriage.
You may recall hearing of this community last summer when the FBI placed Warren Jeffs on it's most wanted list for being an accessory to rape by arranging the marriage of a 14 year old girl to her 19 year old cousin, against the girls wishes. Jeffs was the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints until his arrest.
Between 75 and 80% of the population in the bordertowns area are blood relatives of one of two men who founded the break away sect in the area in the early 30's. This is an example of family values run amok.
There is no proof of this in the MSNBC article I linked to, but let me close this post with one final observation. I'd be willing to bet that this town is among the reddest of Republican areas in the entire nation. Just sayin'...
Of course they're all related! Sh*t, they all look exactly alike, wear exactly the same clothes, same hairdos, same zombie-expressions. Something in the water? Puh-leeeze -- just another attempt on their part to get more govt grants.
Local Polyg Newsflash: our favorite inmate, Warren Jeffs, incarcerated FLDS leader & young-polyg-raper who can only appear in court under heavy guard with courthouse sniper coverage lest his minions try something, has just filed to suppress evidence from his arrest cuz ya'know he wasn't fleeing or nothing, he was just traveling around sincity (vegas) unaware that there were warrants out for him. The $50K cash must've been his gambling winnings. Hah!
ps, you & xssociate are doing a great job during the frog's absence. ~~ D.K.
D.K... "not absent" but definitely focussing my energies elsewhere for a bit.