How I Plan To Vote
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Number 490, October 26, 2008
"Cast a blank."

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"It is just one thing after another."

And that about says it all, eh?.

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Letters to the Editor
from Robert Jackman, Sean Gabb, A.X. Perez, and Paul Bonneau

How I Plan To Vote
by L. Neil Smith
This is going to be short and uncomplicated. I have been voting for forty years, since 1968. Each year the choices—especially for President—have gotten more and more disgusting, while there has been less and less difference between them. This year is absolutely the worst ever.

The Time is Near! 10/21/08
by Dave Earnest
Fellow Pessimists! Fellow Prisoners! I bid thee a minificent day. John Bernard Books, portrayed with believable presence by Marion Michael Morrison Lovingly KA "John 'The Duke' Wayne". His powerful portrayal of a man simultaneously embracing Life and Mortality with Grace and Dignity. The Duke lived by the same code as the character he portrayed. He would not be maligned, accosted or treated rudely nor would he suffer such behavior on others unless provoked. He would NOT start "it", but he would Finish "It". Whahh Huh! I try to live by his example. With my own situation being potentially terminal I have become sensitive to how I am treated by the Powers That Be. In any circumstance that I have experienced of late I have been treated with Impersonal Professionalism. In the rare case where I perceive anything negative it's typically indifference, nothing more.

Argentina Paves the Way
by Victor Milán
Here's why I never bothered with a 401(k). Check it out at the LRC blog: Argentina to seize private pension assets. It's always been obvious to me that government would nationalize—by which I mean loot—"private" pension plans at basically the first whiff of a pretext.

Other People's Bills
by A.X. Perez
The dirtiest trick the Radical Republicans ever pulled on the Southern states after the War of the Secession was to force them to repudiate the Confederate war debt. This erased a huge part of the financial capital of the citizens of the Confederacy and screwed up the South's economy until the 1960's.

The Power of the Dog
by Bob Wallace
A few months ago I had to put my pug to sleep. I did not expect to be so upset about it, but I was. Very upset. I was reminded of Rudyard Kipling's poem, "The Power of the Dog," which reads:

Dear American
by Robert Jackman
I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude. I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.

A Weapon of Thought
by L. Neil Smith
Aaron Zelman, founder and executive director of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, has announced creation of a vital and unique new resource for advocates of the individual right to own and carry weapons.

A Lady Named Irena
by Chuck Klein
There recently was a death of a 98 year old lady named Irena. During WWII, Irena got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive...

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The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton
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