The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
In 7 parts.
Letters to the Editor
from A.X. Perez, Christophr, "bp", and Tatiana Covington
by L. Neil Smith
In an era when writers are discouraged from saying what they mean,
this column will undoubtedly offend many individuals; if you don't
like seeing sacred cows ground to hamburger, I suggest you don't read
it. To begin, then:
Bill O'Reilly: Trade is Not Violence
by J. Neil Schulman
In a discussion with Fox News correspondent Ed Henry on The O'Reilly Factor for April 30th, Bill O'Reilly argued that "selling heroin is not nonviolent."
Eliminating the double negative, O'Reilly is saying that the act of selling heroin is an act of violence.
Bill O'Reilly, one of the most highly watched TV pundits of our time, either doesn't understand English
language usage or he's deliberately conflating non-violent and violent acts in a misuse of language that
would alarm George Orwell, who in his novel Nineteen-eighty-four warned of a "Newspeak" that equates
opposites: "War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength." Eric Blair, writing with the pen name
George Orwell, argued that the confusion of opposites is a precondition to negating thoughtful resistance
Calling out Ann Coulter and the GOP
by Sean Gangol
To say that I have been at odds with a conservative commentator known
as Ann Coulter, would be the understatement of the decade. It's not to say that there
haven't been times where I have found it amusing to see her tear into some of the whack
jobs on the left. Unfortunately this same woman who takes great joy in exposing the utter
lunacy of the left, seems to have a habit of dissolving into her own brand of lunacy. She
refers to anyone who dares question the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as traitors and once
referred to the widows of the 9-11 attacks as harpies because they didn't want wars fought
in their husbands' names. Way to show that conservative compassion, Ann. Sometimes I think
Alan Combs was right when he said that Coulter seems more like a liberal parody of a conservative.
The Space Review: Seven generations: a re-evaluation of the Paine Report
by Jeff Fullerton
This one tells all about the wasteful and lacking in vision the government
space program has been. One good example given in this report was the obscene waste involved
in the disposal of the external fuel tank of the space shuttle orbiter which was jettisoned
to burn up on re-entry rather than taking the trouble to stockpile them in orbit. Considering
the great cost involved on lifting every pound of mass into orbit- those things were a potential
goldmine of building material for space stations, fuel depots and even interplanetary spaceships
capable of taking people all over the solar system.
Oh No!!! Not ANOTHER Article on What Gun To Carry!!!
by Neale Osborn
This seems to be an ongoing topic in gun magazines, on-line gun forums and
blogs, and half the conversations at the shooting range. This one MIGHT be a touch different,
though. "Why?" I hear you ask. Read on, and see if I was correct!
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 326
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 326 of a weekly cartoon series.