Thursday, July 14, 2005

TM™ City Tourist Funding Denied

File under: The Siddhi of PR

Maharishi Vedic City, the brand new town founded by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and his devotees near Fairfield, Iowa, has been denied a tourism development grant by the Jefferson County board of supervisors.

Besides being a state endorsement of a religion, we doubt any of the supervisors would want to be perceived as being pro-"TM™er" in a region where you are either that or a "non-meditator," in other words, lily-white Christian.

With at least one local Christian leader speaking out against him, we imagine the Maharishi burrowing even deeper into his swinging 60s love lair. We hear the faux pop stars and groupies have all moved on to new sugar daddies, leaving the Maharishi to "fly" around his empty quarters, alone with the memories of his former pop-star glory as the guru to the Beatles, (until they found out he was putting the moves on a very young Mia Farrow at the time.)

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