Letters to the Editor
from The Editor, James J Odle, A.X. Perez, Bride Of Acheron,
Ann Morgan, Nevets St. Even, L. Neil Smith, Will Henderson, Don F Keene,
Amazon.com, and Robert Jackman:
An Open letter to Dianne Feinstein
by Michael Piotrowski
Dianne, You may be surprised and offended by my familiar
salutation, but you have lost the right to be addressed as Senator
Feinstein. Although I have voted for you in every single election I
could (a lot, I'm 60), you have failed miserably as my elected
Senator. I now completely withdraw my support for you and the
Democratic Party. For the past seven years I have begged and pleaded
with you do your job and uphold the solemn oaths you have repeatedly
sworn to protect and defend the Constitution of these United States
and its laws. Your standard pablum response has been a patronizing
pat on the head and a vacuous reassurance that someday something
might be accomplished through further legislation, providing Bush
doesn't veto it or your colleagues disapprove. Your latest such
response (written correspondence, 29 April 2008, regarding torture)
is the final straw. I am tired of your sorry excuses and dilatory
tactics. Your failure to do your duty has helped bring us to this
sorry state of affairs.
The Cloud of Dust Raised by the Sichuan Earthquake...
has a silver lining.
by Kaptain Kanada, aka Manuel Miles
An earthquake, despite the horror of its destructive force,
is an interesting phenomenon. It reveals much which was previously hidden,
such as the internal structure of various buildings, bridges, and
highways. The recent Sichuan earthquake has shaken up more than mere
physical infrastructure, however.