Letters to the Editor
from Terry Lyon-McCarthy, Bill of Rights Press, Lady Liberty,
Rex May, E.J. Totty, Jay P. Hailey, and Dennis Wilson
How to Best Herd Cats
by Ron Beatty
My friend, Herman Tumbledweed (not his real name),
has recently bought a piece of land here in rural Arkansas. He moved
here from Northern California, tired of the rat race that exists there.
He happily spends his days working on his land and writing his stories.
He now has four cats and a dog, all without hassle from the local office
of the pet police. He honestly can't believe how he put up with it that
long, now that he has experienced a bit of a relatively free life.
Industrial Hemp and Hurricane Katrina
by Jonathan David Morris
The same day our nation commemorated the one year
anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I learned that the
state of California had passedand was now waiting
for Governor Schwarzenegger to signa new measure
legalizing industrial hemp crops. This is very
encouraging news. It's just unfortunate no one
realizes this is part of the Hurricane Katrina story.
With all due respect for those who died or were
stranded on their rooftops, if I was in charge of a
cable news station, I would've made industrial hemp a
main part of my anniversary coverage.
The Virgin Strikes Back
by E.J. Totty
I have been commanded by the powers of the Virgin,
to respond to your wisecrack remarks on how it is she appears in the
most unlikely places: Listen here, you little dickweed, your impertinence
shall be addressed in short order!
Why I don't give a Shiite* about "The Great Islamic Threat" debate.
by Dennis Lee Wilson
*Being an afficionado of puns, I would like to
publicly thank Ben Irvin, monitor of the Yahoo group "freewyomingproject"
for the idea of replacing the word "sh*t" (asterisk included) that appeared
in my original title, with the much better, much more punny "Shiite".
Curiously, Ben made that substitution during his response to selected
sections of my posting, AFTER HE REMOVED my original post from that Yahoo
discussion group and AFTER he blocked further posts from me. I suppose
responding to selected sections made it easier for him to conveniently
ignore things to which he could not respond (i.e. create a straw man),
and blocking further posts from me prevented any embarrassing questions
from me about what he did it.
Get Off the Road!
by Lady Liberty
I've been having a hard time this week deciding what
I should write about. I usually write about whatever I've personally found
most enraging, disturbing, or hurtful over the course of the last week. But
this week, I haven't been able to settle on anything.
Truth....in 60 seconds?
by Jack Duggan
Dear Mr. Kupelian;, In your September 6, 2006 piece,
"Help Restore Truth, Justice and the American Way In 60 Seconds", you wrote:
"If we had a truly dedicated, truth-oriented news media, America would quickly
become a radically better and more unified nation...That kind of news
organizationand I don't mean to bragis exactly how many Americans
have come to regard WorldNetDaily.com. . . . ."
Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista by Matthew Bracken
by Lady Liberty
Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista is the sequel
to Bracken's well received Enemies Foreign and Domestic (though The
Reconquista can stand alone, Bracken suggests and I agree that the first
book offers an important foundation to the events in the second). The first
book was good enough that I was anxious for the sequel; after waiting two
years, I'm delighted to say that The Reconquista was worth the wait.
Dr. Laura Debates Feminists on Men and Violence
by Wendy McElroy
In a recent radio broadcast and newspaper column,
Dr. Laura Schlessinger addressed the 'Take Back the Night' movement
that protests violence against women. She accused it of deliberately
ignoring data that suggests men may be more vulnerable to violence
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