The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
In 4 parts.
Letters to the Editor
from George Donnelly, Wes Carr, and A.X. Perez
by L. Neil Smith
Yesterday, I received in my Inbox, a message from a well-meaning
individual whose mailings I generally enjoy. He sends me many jokes, funny pictures,
and the occasional right wing rant appropriate to one who clings to his guns and his
religion. To me—as one who clings to his guns and Atlas Shrugged—this makes
him a goodguy, a fellow traveler. He also occasionally sends me messages—and he
is far from the only one—like the one reproduced in part below. Usually, I let
them pass—he probably doesn't care what I think about intellectual property rights,
or other controversies within the libertarian movement. But on this occasion, he sent
me some ideas I need to talk about.
Bullied by Clowns
by Paul Bonneau
Look at the following photo of storm troopers in Boston....
It's by now a familiar photo; this one was found on a slate.com web page
The people who designed the symbols and attire for the minions of
the Third Reich certainly had a sense of style for their thuggish
ends; but our own state bullies seem to have had their attire
designed by a committee of practical jokers. Here we see an unruly
formation of overfed bureaucrats and other such functionaries; the
kneepads are an inspired touch, even though it's doubtful they would
ever get down on their knees to do any actual work. Here comes the
Donut Squad! Marching proud in their clown outfits....
by A.X. Perez
Lately a British soldier was run down and then literally butchered by
two knife wielding self proclaimed Jihadists. Then killers then stood around for several
minutes chatting with witnesses and proclaiming their ideals until the bobbies finally
showed up to shoot then without killing them and arrest them.
Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 11
by Neale Osborn
California's got a new way to do a backdoor gun ban. Require
microstamping. And require that the microstamping be re-certified every three years,
apparently to verify that the gun still stamps. Wanna bet the re-cert will cost
a substantial chunk of cash?
The Cult of Nuclear Theology
A Response to Alfred Crosby's Children of the Sun
by Giovanni Martelli
Nuclear power is an object of some contention, and rightly so. The
idea brings to mind visions of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ravaged by the atomic bomb; it
recalls to us the Cold War and dirty tableau of post-nuclear paranoia. We are reminded
of mushroom clouds, fallout shelters, the fear of radiation poisoning (the long term
effects of which are not easily studied, because to expose our fellow man to those
effects would be cruel and inhumane torture), and the images burned into the walls of
the Japanese cities—literally shadows of the people who had lived normal lives until
just seconds after the bombs fell. These ideas and images have been burned similarly
into our minds, a specter of looming catastrophe: those people (for they are people,
despite the implied sentiment of the time) could be us. They could be our children.
For this reason, many maintain that nuclear power is an unviable alternative to
The Streets of America Feel Different
by Wendy McElroy
The word zeitgeist occurred to me while reading a March 22
headline in the New York Post: "Military-Style Drones Will Patrol NYC." The report
sprang from comments made by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his weekly radio broadcast to New
Yorkers. Bloomberg predicted that drones would be conducting covert surveillance on New
York City residents within a few years. Calling them "eyes in the sky," he patronizingly
The Pot and The Kettle
by L. Neil Smith
This is an open letter to some Democratic members of the Colorado
Senate. You know who you are. So do we. It says here that, infuriated by the failure
of fifty-five of the state's county sheriffs to accept the outrageous Bloombergian gun
laws you and your toy governor recently crammed down Colorado's throat (me, I wonder
what's wrong with the other nine) some of you are tweeting accusations that the fifty-five
good sheriffs are "siding with criminals". Because they're suing you.
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 228
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 228 of a weekly cartoon series.