Even though this is our "April Fool" issue, I must tell you we don't
do "April Fool Jokes". Why not? Because they're never funny. There may
be something in the world worse than a not-funny joke, but I can't say
what it is. However, we do have picture of a fool up above. Of
course, the planet is run by fools. How did that happen I wonder?
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Letters to the Editor
from Don Childers and Rex May
Eat More Polar Bear
by L. Neil Smith
Unless you're Helen Keller falling in a forest, you know all about
"Cute Knut", a baby polar bear in the Berlin Zoo, and the center of
the most absurd controversy to show up on my laptop for a season or
Nullification Re-visited, part One.
by Robert F. Hawes Jr.
Recent debates over sweeping new federal laws have
re-ignited old quarrels concerning the proper constitutional role of
the federal government and the rights and reserved powers of the states.
As a case-in-point, on February 1, 2007, the Montana State House of
Representatives unanimously passed two bills condemning the federal
REAL ID Act as an improper use of federal legislative power. Both
bills were designed to exempt Montana from the Act; however, the bill
introduced by Representative Diane Rice of Harrison, Montana, went a
step further, stipulating that, "the legislature of the state of
Montana hereby nullifies the REAL ID Act of 2005, as it would apply
in this state".
by Jay P. Hailey
About two years ago, a person coined that term in a
different context. Nevertheless, it's a very descriptive word. He meant
it to describe the feeling we get when we feel uncomfortable, faintly
creepy, and unpleasant. Oogie.
Bringing Stuff On Airplanes
by Jonathan David Morris
It seems like the Transportation Security Administration
really put a lot of thought into which items they decided to ban from airplanes.
I was checking out their guidelines the other day before making a trip for
St. Patrick's Day Weekend. Unfortunately, you can no longer fly with
rolled-up tubes of toothpaste. On the other hand, there's no limit to
the number of prosthetic breasts you may pack.
How Many Guns Do You Need?
by Ron Beatty
I suppose that we've all seen articles from both sides
of the issue, from both die-hard RKBA supporters and from the most fervent
of the sheeple, bleating that guns are evil. I have to admit that I tend
to lean far toward the RKBA side of the issue, but I thought I'd
just throw my two cents into the debate.
Would You Like to get to Know the Real Life in Cuba?
by Matúš Pošvanc
"You must leave the logic at the airport!" That was
the perfect description of Cuba provided by one Cuban to us. And I didn't
expect at that time how deep those words would be written in my memory.
They immediately came back after two weeks staying in Cuba. We were
sitting in the return plane and watching documentary movie which should
remain this country to tourists on the board. The movie showed the
atmosphere of Cuba. Women sitting next to me waved in every Cuban tone
and had a lot of fun. One of them was dressed in Che (Guevara) T-shirt
and another one had a military cap with a red star on it. The movie
described the typical tourist picture of Cuba: beautiful beaches, cheap
services, pretty young women, bronze skin, Tropicana and unforgettable
Cuban songs. Yes, all this you can experienc on this mystic island. After
all Cuba is the pearl of the Antilles, the island of the tropical green,
tasty cocktails, famous cigars and beautiful women. But I also saw some
different pictures there. Really different ones.
History's Table of Context
by Lady Liberty
As all of you doubtless know, a movie entitled 300
recently opened to huge box office success and reasonable critical reviews.
Most of the raves are coming courtesy of some truly phenomenal Computer
Generated Imagery (CGI) which, with 300, has reached a pinnacle many of
us couldn't have imagined even a few years ago. But some heavy promotion
of the film is also coming from those of us who are fans of freedom.
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