Three ads this week
Letters to the Editor
from Paul Claussen, MamaLiberty a.k.a. Susan Callaway, A.X. Perez,
Ernest Partisan, Neale Osborn, and E.J. Totty
The Brown-Eyed Boogie Blues
A New Novel by L. Neil Smith
She swept into the office, a vision of shimmering loveliness, glossy,
golden-haired, bright-eyed, with a little clutch-purse and tiny hat and veil that did
nothing to conceal her features. Letting the door swing shut behind her, she crossed
the room and planted herself delicately on a brown leather backless chair in front of
The Cure for EverythingBanjo Music
by Neale Osborn
No politics, no guns, nothing but bluegrass tonight! Last night, I
caught a few seconds of a commercial for Letterman. Steve Martin was holding a banjo on
the commercial, so I set the DVR and toodled off to bed. I'm not a fan of Letterman, so
I only wanted to watch Steve, especially if he was picking. Waaay back in the late 70s,
Steve Martin observed that it was impossible to stay depressed or mad when listening
to a banjo pickin'. He even felt that Nixon could have kept his job if he'd a just
played the banjo at his last few press conferences. (Glad Tricky Dick didn't do it!)
Hell, I'd even support.... Never mind. I DID say no politics here, tonight.
How poor women smuggled markets & freedom into Vietnam
and surrounded Communism through a Goddess pilgrimage
by Donald Meinshausen
You can tell a lot about a country and its culture by its ceremonies
and celebrations. In some countries there is nothing but "patriotic" parades, rallies and
displays of martial power. Ordered ranks of soldiers, athletes and other military hardware
march before the visages of Great Leaders, past and present. Emotions are martialed to
maintain the might of the state. Everyone is either part of a passive audience or a puppet
on parade. But there are exceptions as celebrations and ceremonies are older than states.
And these exceptions can change everything, even in Vietnam.
The Tea Parties
by Sean Gangol
Ever since the Tea Party protests began to show up in the spring of
2009, the organization has found itself under attack by the left and
its allies in the mainstream media. The members have been accused of
being everything from corporate cronies to white supremacists. At first
most of the mud slinging came from third rate commentators like Janeane
Garofalo, who took great joy in accusing the party members of being
racist. Rachel Harris, who played a mean-spirited girlfriend in the
movie, Hangover, also accused the Tea Partiers of being racist on an
episode of Larry King Live. She shared the forum with Penn Gillette and
Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy. MacFarlane also mocked the
Tea Party members by calling them stupid for working against their own
best interests. Penn, a comedian/magician, was the token libertarian
who actually defended the Tea Parties, despite some of the ideological
disagreements that he has had with the groups.
Understanding the Pattern
by Jim Davidson
When you look at the system which oppresses you, you may have some
difficulty understanding it. For example, why all the attacks on
peaceful people buying and selling recreational drugs? Does this make
sense? It might not, at first. But you should look at the history of
the drug war.
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 99
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 99 of a weekly cartoon series.
Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
Planning for Your future, serf!