Romanian Government attempts to tax Witches

#1 Posted by Sweep (8817 posts) -

Found this article on the Guardian website today and it is consistently blowing my mind. Apparently the Romanian government not only officially recognises Witches but, having acknowledged their witchcraft, is attempting to tax them. The witches fight back by casting a curse on the government. This entire scenario is too fucking awesome for words.
 
   

Some quotes from the article: 

"Witches from the east and west of the country will gather on Romania's southern plains and the banks of the Danube to protest against new laws and cast spells against the politicians who implemented them.

A dozen witches will hurl the poisonous mandrake plant into the Danube "so evil will befall them", a witch named Alisia said.  "


"Queen witch Bratara Buzea said she will lead a chorus of witches in casting a spell using a concoction of cat excrement and a dead dog.

"They want to take the country out of this crisis using us? They should get us out of the crisis because they brought us into it," she said.

"My curses always work!" she cackled, according to AP. "

 
Smack my witch up?
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#2 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

The witches' poisonous mandrake plant is no match for President Basescu's purple.

#3 Posted by FirePrince (1763 posts) -

I'm a romanian and what is this.How have I not heard of such nonsense. 
So, right after somebody throws himself off a balcony during a political debate, they decide to tax Witches?What.The.Fuck.Is.Wrong.With.My.Country.

#4 Posted by Atlas (2430 posts) -

Funny idea for Dragon Age: Origins DLC. Man visits Morrigan to impose witches tax. Morrigan casts sleep + walking nightmare. Man withers and die. End of DLC.

#5 Posted by Tsoglani (583 posts) -

Are the witches Gypsies? If so, good luck with taxing them...
 
Otherwise, shit is just straight plain crazy!! Leave the Witch alone!

#6 Posted by Arbie (1449 posts) -

I love how she's holding some kind of mini scythe in the picture lol.
 

#7 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

That is both hilarious and worrying at the same time. Oh Romania you silly country you!

#8 Posted by Sweep (8817 posts) -

Those witches never seem to catch a break. 
 

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#9 Posted by Jadeskye (4366 posts) -
@Sweep: You just took me back to a childhood i forgot i had.
#10 Posted by Jeust (10475 posts) -

 "Queen witch Bratara Buzea said she will lead a chorus of witches in casting a spell using a concoction of cat excrement and a dead dog.    

I don't think I should have read that as I'm eating...
#11 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Hamz said:

" That is both hilarious and worrying at the same time. Oh Romania you silly country you! "

#12 Posted by roylink (128 posts) -
@Hamz: I watch this on the associated press. Basically what the Romanian government is trying to do is to, is tax witches as an actual job.  
#13 Edited by Icemael (6312 posts) -

Witches getting taxed? A "queen witch" leading an army of her kin on a magical battle against the government? Please tell me this is a joke.

Actually, please don't. I want this to be true.

#14 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -

Passed this on to a couple friends who call themselves Wiccan (they don't practice and I'm not sure they even believe that stuff but whatever).  Maybe they can at least get a bunch of their friends together and threaten our government!

#15 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Witches have been getting a free pass for too long. And don't get me started on time traveling Warlocks.

#16 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

The  Guardian is bad for you.

#17 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -
@Gav47 said:
" The  Guardian is bad for you. "

Well I'm sure one of the Rupert Murdoch papers ain't too bad for you. He's a paragon of virtue. Or then you've got the Daily Mail....yeah. Or you could possibly stick with one of the paper ass wiping rag sheets. And if none of them do your fancy, pick up a soft porn newspaper.

Take your pick.

#18 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@FourWude said:
" @Gav47 said:
" The  Guardian is bad for you. "

Well I'm sure one of the Rupert Murdoch papers ain't too bad for you. He's a paragon of virtue. Or then you've got the Daily Mail....yeah. Or you could possibly stick with one of the paper ass wiping rag sheets. And if none of them do your fancy, pick up a soft porn newspaper.

Take your pick.

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Yeah, Guardian's still a joke. Other mags also being pretty bad doesn't change anything. You don't have to defend every liberal leaning POS news outlet, bro. Pick your battles.
#19 Posted by Ramone (2959 posts) -

I lol'd before I even read the article. Just wait until they start taxing Jedis then shit gets real.

#20 Edited by Twisted_Scot (1175 posts) -
@ryanwho said:

" Witches have been getting a free pass for too long. And don't get me started on time traveling Warlocks. "

Its not the time traveling Warlocks I dislike, its the creepy ones that sit on my porch all night.
#21 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@Twisted_Scot said:
" @ryanwho said:

" Witches have been getting a free pass for too long. And don't get me started on time traveling Warlocks. "

Its not the time traveling Warlocks I dislike, its the creepy ones that sit on my porch all night. "
Look, I get that sacrificing unbaptised children to make a flying potion is just part of their religion or whatever, but where do we draw the line?
#22 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" @FourWude said:
" @Gav47 said:
" The  Guardian is bad for you. "

Well I'm sure one of the Rupert Murdoch papers ain't too bad for you. He's a paragon of virtue. Or then you've got the Daily Mail....yeah. Or you could possibly stick with one of the paper ass wiping rag sheets. And if none of them do your fancy, pick up a soft porn newspaper.

Take your pick.

"
Yeah, Guardian's still a joke. Other mags also being pretty bad doesn't change anything. You don't have to defend every liberal leaning POS news outlet, bro. Pick your battles. "
I bet you watch the BBC. Amirite?
#23 Posted by Sweep (8817 posts) -
@Jonny7892 said:
"

I lol'd before I even read the article. Just wait until they start taxing Jedis then shit gets real.

"
Didn't you see the article? Her curses always work. Shit is already fucking real.
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#24 Posted by Tsoglani (583 posts) -
@Erzs said:
" I love how she's holding some kind of mini scythe in the picture lol.   "
It is called a sickle.
 
I am afraid of time travelling warlock gypsies...
#25 Posted by AuthenticM (3699 posts) -

Hahaha, awesome.

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#26 Posted by mrfizzy (1519 posts) -

you know what, its about fucking time. i am sick and tired of all those damn witches getting to go around and not pay their taxes like the rest of us! 

#27 Posted by jakob187 (21642 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" Witches have been getting a free pass for too long. And don't get me started on time traveling Warlocks. "
THREAD WIN!
#28 Posted by bartok (2422 posts) -

 You would think Romania would of learned their lesson after they drove out the mad science industry with their Frankenstein tax.

#29 Posted by Arbie (1449 posts) -
@Tsoglani said:
" @Erzs said:
" I love how she's holding some kind of mini scythe in the picture lol.   "
It is called a sickle.  "
My apologies to the sickle!
#30 Posted by Tsoglani (583 posts) -
@Erzs said:
" @Tsoglani said:
" @Erzs said:
" I love how she's holding some kind of mini scythe in the picture lol.   "
It is called a sickle.  "
My apologies to the sickle! "
It's too late for apologies; the sickle's feelings are hurt now.
#31 Posted by CitizenKane (10502 posts) -

This seems to be counterproductive.  We all know witches never have any money.

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