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Big Head Press

Number 417, May 13, 2007

"Hi Mom!"

Republican Stooges
Republican Stooges

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Tom Paine Maru
by L. Neil Smith
Cover by Scott Bieser
First uncensored edition.
Originally published by Del Rey Books, 1984.
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It's probably not the usual thing for the publisher of a journal that always needs money very badly itself to appeal to his readers for monetary contributions to another journal. But in this case, it's important., guided by the clear eye and the steady hand of Justin Raimondo—one of the very few "dinosaurs" who's been working in the libertarian movement as long as I have—has maintained a passionate and principled struggle against the Boot On Your Neck party and its insane and violent flailings for as long as most people on the 'Net remember.

However, it's about to go under. That would not only be tragic, it would be unspeakably dangerous for each of us who desires the peace, freedom, progress, and prosperity that only a libertarian society can offer.

I urge everyone to go to right now—yes, before you read the rest of today's The Libertarian Enterprise. Read Justin's appeal, and please do whatever you can about it. While you're over there, thank him for what he's already done, and help him to do more.

Your children and grandchildren will thank you for it.


L. Neil Smith
The Libertarian Enterprise


After donating some of your hard-earned cash to, please (if you can) donate a bit to The Libertarian Enterprise. It really is getting so the ol' piggy-bank doesn't even clank when shook. And we can't make a TLE without electricity and phone service! Everywhere I look I see people getting broker. What will it be this time, recession-yet-again or depression?. It's enough to make yer depressed. So to speak.

Anyway, that "Donate to TLE Link" again:

And don't forget you can get your mom a nifty present from one of our affiliate links (that will get us (eventually) a small commission payment also). And now, welcome to the 417th issue of this Reader Supported Magazine. It's an eMagazine. Or is it an iMagazine? How do you tell?

Ken Holder


Letters to the Editor
from Dennis Kabaczy, Albert Perez, and Marc V. Ridenour

Instead of a Speech
by L. Neil Smith
I was scheduled, last month, to speak at New Mexico's Libertarian Party convention in Farmington. Unfortunately, owing to a serious illness in the family, I was forced to cancel, almost at the last moment.

G-boys Roust Liberty Merchant
by Bernard von NotHaus
WARNING: You may be visited by the government. And they may not be there to help you. When a Liberty Merchant mentioned to the Evansville office that two government agents had recently visited him, I wanted firsthand info and called the Merchant, Mark Lightfoot, regarding this unusual incident.

Second Open Letter: To All News Media Disenfranchising Ron Paul's Supporters
by Paul Levinson, PhD
Well, I've seen no response from—to my objections and everyone else's—about their heavy-handed censorship of Ron Paul supporters. And reports are circulating about Yahoo playing some similar games. And the much smaller Pajamas Media, after receiving a belligerent e-mail from someone that Pajamas acknowledges is not the Ron Paul official whose name was attached to the e-mail, nonetheless still threatens Ron Paul supporters:

Presidential Elections: America's Nasty Habit
by Jonathan David Morris
I love how it's May 2007 and the 2008 primary season is apparently set to get started. The Florida Legislature recently voted to destroy every semblance of electoral order by moving its presidential primary from early March to January 29th. This move has angered South Carolina, which now may move its January 29th primary to January 22nd. If this happens, experts predict New Hampshire will move its January 22nd primary to an earlier date as well. Which, of course, would force Iowa and Nevada to move their January 14th and 19th caucuses to somewhere closer to New Year's.

An Open Letter to Republicans
by Babar Jumbo Skreeleel
For more than a century and a half, our people have been publically associated with yours, for better or for worse, in everything that you and yours have said and done.

Time to Wake Up
by Lady Liberty
I recently attended a party that reminded me a good deal of my own college-age days. At the party in question, one attendee decided he'd had enough for one evening and fell asleep on the sofa. As soon as his friends were sure he was well and truly unconscious, they broke out the magic markers and proceeded to write and draw on just about every square inch of the young man's exposed skin, including (especially, in fact) his face.

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