The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
In 5 parts.
Letters to the Editor
from L. Neil Smith and A.X. Perez
A Hearty Farewell to Piers Morgan
by L. Neil Smith
My Dear Fellow, I begin by confessing that I hadn't heard of you until
recently. I haven't watched CNN for at least twenty years because I don't want my brain
to shrivel down to the size of a walnut, and I don't follow TV "celebrities".
Some Thoughts on Climate Change and Solar Activity
by Abigail ("Abby") Martha Mason
My brother T.J. recently sent me a link to this article, which I
perused at length and found quite interesting: [link to article] A bit of online
research confirms that the information in the article is substantiable. I thought to
myself, "This makes no sense. The solar astronomical data is all pointing toward a
decided cooling trend, and this cooling would be on the same order as the much-hyped
warming purported from anthropogenic global climate change. If warming up by a couple
of degrees would be so catastrophic, wouldn't cooling down by the same amount be just
as bad? Why aren't they taking the solar variability into account?" And then it hit me.
Nihon Ishigame: An Outlaw Turtle Enthusiast Goes Japanese!
by Jeff Fullerton
I have kept turtles as pets since my preschool days. My first was one
of those baby red-eared sliders that were commonly sold in pet shops before the FDA ban on
turtles under 4 inches in the early 1970s. It was kept in the typical fashion in those
days—in the small plastic bowl with the ramp and plastic palm tree and fed commercial
turtle food. Needless to say it did not last long and was soon replaced a few times over.
The second one I actually caught myself in the creek behind my home in suburban Manassas
Virginia—no doubt an escaped or released captive—as the Red-Ear Slider—Trachemeys
scripta elegans is not native to the Atlantic slope—but in the years since it has been
naturalized in many places there and elsewhere around the world being the universally popular
There is no case for Gun Control
by Darren Wolfe
Let's discuss the gun issue here. I'm going to ask everyone, on all
sides of the issue, to refrain from snark, condescension, insults, & making it personal.
This is about the issue not the people discussing it. Please review the Code of Conduct
Letting Go of "Lost"
by Jonathan David Morris
I was a big fan of Lost. I use the word "was" here not to
suggest that, like seemingly everyone else in the world, my like for the show ended
the moment I realized I hated the ending (which I didn't, but more on that in a
minute), but rather to suggest that, when Lost was on, during its initial
run from 2004 to 2010, I was as big a fan of the ABC series as anyone I knew.
Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 3-30-2014
by Neale Osborn
If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare,
and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare... It would subvert the
very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited government established
by the people of America; and what inferences might be drawn, or what consequences
ensue, from such a step, it is incumbent on us all to consider."—James Madison,
Speaking in the House of Representatives, 1792
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 270
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 270 of a weekly cartoon series.