The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
In 7 parts.
Letters to the Editor
from Nate Granzow
The Purple Shaft
by L. Neil Smith
As you may already know by now, the United States military is
planning an exercise across the American southwest, from southern California to
southern Texas, ostensibly, say the handouts, for the purpose of training its
troops in the practice of "urban warfare". It has been stage-named,
surrealistically—and somewhat phallically—enough, by its apologists
"Operation Jade Helm" and by whatever name, it begs the question what the
bloody hell is the government preparing for?
Book Review: Brightsuit MacBear
L. Neil Smith is unique, far as I've discovered, in believing
that almost any living creature in the universe can be, or modified to be, a
sentient, sapient being. This makes all of his stories exceptionally interesting,
almost always hilarious, and occasionally philosophically very challenging. In a
universe like that — with an infinity of alternate universes — finding
something to eat might become very difficult unless one eats rocks or plasma from
the sun. The carrots and peas might just begin arguing semantics or pull a gun...
Atlas Shrugged Part III: A Movie Review
by Sean Gangol
When I first wrote this review, it was difficult for me to
contain my disappointment, so I was rather harsh in my critique of the movie. I
delayed publication of this review because I thought about how J. Neil Schulman
must have felt when Davi Barker unfairly trashed Alongside Night. I was afraid
of becoming that ugly critic who harshly tears down the dreams of any would be
movie maker. Usually I don't write reviews to trash the things that I don't like.
I write reviews to help give exposure to the things that I do like. I suppose that
it is the completest in me that compels me to write a review for the final
installment, since I wrote reviews for the other two. I have rewritten parts
of the review to make it seem less harsh, but it will still remain honest.
Schooling the Academics
by J. Neil Schulman
As I write this Cinemax is running the 1986 comedy Back
to School The movie stars Rodney Dangerfield, the brilliant stand-up comic
whose theme was always, "I get no respect."
Melissa Explains It All
by L. Neil Smith
Life must be extremely frustrating for the former Vice president
Albert Gore Junior—or "Algore", as we've come to know and love him thanks to Rush
Limbaugh and Scott Bieser. If you look back on the past few years, it seems every
time he or one of his Gorbots is about to make a speech, attend a rally, or march
in a parade celebrating Global Warming (I mean "Climate Change") and make a few
million more carbon bucks, he is greeted by record-setting frigid weather and yards of snow.
I'm Taking a Hiatus...
by Neale Osborn
... from my weekly gun rants. lately, my heart just hasn't been
in these little missives. Between my father (he's got his good hours and his bad
days), the change in the seasons, and, well, I'm just plain bored with them. I
won't be absent, but the rants will be. My apologies to one and all of the people
who have enjoyed these over the last 2 years (and my heartiest "Don't get excited,
I haven't been driven off!" to you losers who don't like me) and I hope to feel
revived and back on the warpath soon. Here's what little I did until I realized
I just wasn't into it this time around.
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 327
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 327 of a weekly cartoon series.