The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
In 5 parts.
Letters to the Editor
from L. Neil Smith
History, HerStory, and Islam in Turkey
by Ceylan Özbudak
As a free Turkish woman, I acknowledge the movements for political
equality, which transformed Western society in the 19th and 20th centuries. However,
the modern Turkish women of the democratic Republic of Turkey owe their equality, not
to feminist sentiments imported from the West, but to reforms introduced under Mustafa
Cry No More
by Sara A. Hoyt
I grew up in a country that was decaying from an imagined great
height where it got to divide the world in two with its hated next door neighbor.
The height was largely imagined for various reasons, but the quickest one to explain
would be that Portugal never had a mercantile empire, a manufacturing base to back
their "rule of the world." There was no middle-class culture. So all the raw materials
from the colonies, all the gold from South America, made a short stop in Portugal
and then went on to enrich countries that did have a middle class culture, such as
Britain and Holand.
Soft Pink Hands
by Madison MacBear
As Sun Tzu so famously wrote, "In seeking to create new allies from old enemies,
the Superior Man does not cast under the chariot fellow travelers who have supported him hitherto."
In "Letter from L. Neil Smith", Sovereign El Neil writes, "It may wet the panties of every ... 'Agorist'
who thinks he's too good to dirty his soft pink hands with politics, but the ... only way to control
the government is to become the government." He calls this an "undeniable truth." Sovereign El
Neil referenced my soft pink hands, but he somehow failed to mention my pale, limpid eyes (one of my
best features). I do not mind when statists call Agorism evil, unbalanced, or supporting of terrorists,
child molesters, and money laundering. I simply look to the grand and glorious tradition of Agorism
throughout history. After all, without Agorists, Napoleon's autarky would have collapsed early. Without
Agorists, the Underground Railroad (freedom as contraband) would not have existed. Without Agorists,
the patrons of Isher's weapons shops ("The right to buy contraband is the right to be free.") would not
have had the option. And from whom does Sovereign El Neil think he will buy ammunition in the future,
when the Feds have cut off all "legitimate" sources?
Dandelions and Dog Days:
The Memoirs of a Gentle Giant
Reviewed by Richard Blake
This book is the conjectural autobiography of Louis, a friend's dog.
It starts with his meeting, as a puppy, with his human family, and ends with the inevitable
last appointment with the vet. Between these points, we have all the usual highs and lows
of a dog's life. If you have never had a dog—if, indeed, you have no affection for
animals—the book will leave you cold. If you are such a person, there is nothing I or
anyone else can say to make you buy it. Fortunately, however, we are a nation of dog-lovers.
If you are, or ever have been, a dog-owner, you will find something on every page with which
to agree or identify. Partly, I think, because of my present mood, it left me feeling sad,
and a little guilty.
When Hell Freezes Over: Addendum
by Jeff Fullerton
After publication of my last article "When Hell Freezes Over" I
realized that a neglected to attach the pics of my endeavor to procure enough BTUs to
get me through this coming cold snap which is descending upon me after a rather pleasant
week of mild weather in which my heating system has effortlessly kept up—which is
always a big help in conserving my dwindling stocks of firewood!
Another Candidate Amendment: The "Sunset Amendment"
by Terence James Mason
The "Sunset Amendment": 1. No law shall have force in perpetuity
unless: (a) it shall have been stated to be of perpetual intent; (b) it shall have
passed out of both the Senate and the House of Representatives with at least a two-
thirds majority vote in both houses; and (c) it shall have been signed by the
President on the first reading as specified within the Constitution....
Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 39
by Neale Osborn
We'll start this one with an excellent link contributed by Mama Liberty.
Soooo, enjoy the link, and the commentary on it—Ethics from the Barrel of a Gun: But for
the other 97%, the bearing of arms functions not merely as an assertion of power but as a
fierce and redemptive discipline. When sudden death hangs inches from your right hand, you
become much more careful, more mindful, and much more peaceful in your heart—because you
know that if you are thoughtless or sloppy in your actions or succumb to bad temper, people
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 260
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 260 of a weekly cartoon series.