Another Texas Genius

Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 04:46 PM

You don't have to pass an intelligence test to live in any given state.  And Texas seems to have far more than its share of residents who appear not to have passed any intelligence test lately.

Just ask this guy, from Katy, Texas:

A man in Katy, Texas, isn't happy about an Islamic association's plans to build a mosque next to his property, so he's holding weekly pig races in protest.

The dispute started when the association requested that Craig Barker remove cattle from land it had recently bought. It plans to build a mosque as well as a school, community center and athletic facilities.

Barker obliged but thought the association also wanted him off the land his family has lived on for more than a century. The association said that's not the case.

Barker said he's not trying to offend anyone with the pigs. He said he's just defending his rights and his property.

Pigs are forbidden from the Muslim diet, but officials of the Islamic group are indifferent to Barker's protest. The group's president said Muslims don't hate pigs -- they just don't eat them.