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Friday, July 15, 2005

No Wonder the Eurocrats Are So Arrogant

This will amuse Euroskeptics:

Cocaine traces have been found at the European Parliament in an inquiry by one of Germany's main broadcasters.

The Sat-1 channel sent reporters to take 46 swabs from toilets and other public areas of the Brussels buildings. Nearly all tested positive for cocaine.

A European Parliament spokeswoman said cocaine abuse was not a problem among staff working at the buildings.

A professor who analysed the samples said the amounts found were too great to have been carried in on clothing.

"It simply reflects the fact that cocaine was brought in there," Professor Fritz Sorgel of the Institute for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research in Nuremberg (IBMP) told the BBC News website.

"The amount was too high and found in too many spots. It shows it was brought in deliberately."

Anyone who has spent time around people on cocaine knows that it has a special ability to bring out the inner asshole. Cokeheads are some of the most tedious, arrogant bastards to walk the planet.

Rather like all the people in the European Parliament who were so astonished that voters in France and Holland had the temerity to reject their Constitution (such as Jean-Claude Juncker).

Of course, this is just a mean-spirited dig at Brussels bureaucrats; drugs are so rampant in Western society these days that hardly anything to do with drugs really surprises me any more (I am working on a long post about crystal meth, which is, in its social effects, a lot grimmer than powder cocaine).

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