Janet and Dolores
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Number 516, April 26, 2009
"The stuff that history is made of"

Hate Crime
Hate Crime
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The reason my "editorials" are so short and inane is on account of I can't think of anything to say, usually. That's just the way I am. I used to have more stuff to say, but then I got the brain crud (tm) and that was the end of that. "And so it goes...."

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Letters to the Editor
from Jim Davidson, L. Neil Smith, Tom Jackson, Rex May, G A M, Dennis Lee Wilson, Ann Morgan, Steve Bub, Kent McManigal, A Reader, A.X. Perez, and Marc V. Ridenour

Janet and Dolores
by L. Neil Smith
Has anybody ever seen Janet Napolitano and Dolores Umbridge together? They could very easily be twins, or even the same person. Dolores Umbridge, you will recall, was appointed by the Ministry of Magic to the post of teacher of Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in J.K. Rowling's novel Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. She's a little, round, pink person, falsely cheerful and polite, who reminded me from the first moment I saw her of my paternal grandmother Mabel, may she roast in Hell.

Torture the Torture Advocates
by Jim Davidson
Recently, a number of disclosures about the torture practices of the Bush administration have been released. We now know that not only were people water boarded, but some of them as many as 83 and 183 times—apparently the CIA attaches some special significance to these numbers. We also know that in addition to water boarding—for which the United States military convicted a Japanese officer of torture, and executed him—the United States government also uses a technique of slamming victims against a somewhat false and partially flexible wall, wearing, however loosely, a neck collar to allegedly reduce some aspects of whiplash—but not brain trauma. The United States government also likes to torture people by putting them in stress positions, by hanging them from overhead using handcuffs to dramatically damage the fine structures in their wrists, by sleep deprivation, and by enclosing its victims with insects such as scorpions, spiders, centipedes, or snakes. It also likes to confront its torture victims with nudity, with attack dogs, and with other violence.

Oath: "It means that I have to die if necessary to protect the Constitution."
by Mike Vanderboegh
On Sunday, 19 April 2009, "Oath Keepers" rallied on Massachusetts' historic Lexington Green to renew their oaths to support and defend the U.S. Constitution. Held on the 234th anniversary of the revolutionary war battles of Lexington and Concord.

Pulling Alongside Night
The Enabling Technology is Here

by J. Kent Hastings
J. Neil Schulman is a prophet. Two weeks after his twenty-third birthday, on May 1, 1976, J. Neil Schulman finished the first draft of Alongside Night, a novel that accurately discerned the outline of 1996 reality. He finished the final draft in 1978, for publication on October 16, 1979.

America's "Tea Parties": Fantastic Or Futile?
by Russell D. Longcore
During the week of April 15th, in over 800 cities across America, hundreds of thousands of people gathered to give voice to their opposition to out-of-control spending at all levels of government. These protests sprung from a true "grassroots" movement, as people from all walks of life met at state capitols, city squares, parks and street corners to protest intrusive government.

"In the event you are captured...."
by A.X. Perez
Remember the TV series Mission Impossible? Whenever Mr. Phelps was being briefed he was warned "In the event you or your team are captured, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your existence."

Destination Resorts in Orbit
by Jim Davidson
Recently, I had occasion to write, "The civilisation which reached its peak in 1969, which put men on the Moon and sent passengers faster than the speed of sound to their destinations, no longer does those things."

A Newer Hope
by L. Neil Smith
It says here, that as a part of his wider plan to strip Americans of our weapons in anticipation of doing whatever the hell he wants to do with us (historically, it's usually been some variety of genocide), faux President Barack Obama has put his head together with that of the dictator of Mexico and several other Latin American satrapies in an effort—by treaty—to outlaw the reloading of small arms ammunition.

Atlantea The Beautiful
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 21 of a weekly cartoon series.

Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
UN Agenda 21
Planning for Your future, serf!

Tom Paine Maru
Tom Paine Maru

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Hope cover

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The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton
The Last
of Klepton

Roswell Texas Cover
Roswell, Texas

by L. Neil Smith and Rex F. May
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Colored by Jen Zach
Published by Bighead Press, 2008

The Probability Broach:
The Graphic Novel

by L. Neil Smith
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Published by Bighead Press, 2004


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