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Number 455, February 10, 2008
.455 Webley

The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton, pt 10
The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton, part 10
by Scott Bieser

(see below!)



"I have some good news and some bad news."

Good news: Dangerous Pat's heart muscle is in fine shape.

Bad news: enough coronary arteries are blocked that she needs an bypass (open-heart surgery). But it's not an emergency, "Sometime in the next 6-months" the surgeon suggested.

"If it's not one thing, it's another...."

About this issue's Motto: nobody mentioned the great old .455 Webley Mark VI revolver, but, well, it's Issue #455 and I just couldn't help myself. Just as I can't help myself noting that this is a Reader Supported publication and you as a Reader can make a donation or subscription in Support from this page right here:

Thank you all for your well-wishes, and for your donations and subscriptions. I'm sure things will turn out all right. They always do, right?

Ken Holder

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Letters to the Editor
William Agent, A.X. Perez, J. Martin, Robert Jackman a.k.a. Julius No, Joe Collins, and Nydra

Pat Answers
by L. Neil Smith
I can't think of a single dictator who came to power in modern times during a period of relative prosperity. Just consider Napoleon, Mussolini, Lenin, Hitler and Mao. All of them—including Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his fascistic New Deal—rose at a moment when their respective countries were on their economic knees and sunk in despair.

Ron Paul Won Louisiana Caucuses
Lousiana GOP Lies and Steals the Win

by Jim Davidson
The story continues in this corrupt state of parishes, poor drainage, and careless politicians. Three complaints have been filed by the Ron Paul campaign with the Louisiana Republican party (LA GOP). These three complaints might change the official outcome of the caucuses in time for the state convention on 16 February, or they may become the basis for a lawsuit, including potentially a restraining order to prevent the party from holding the state convention without following its own rules.

by Andrew G. Eggleston Sr.
Ok, so I like action movies, and every once in a while I have to go back to the beginning, at least my action hero beginning. So this afternoon I fire up the retro-tech and I plug in the antique videocassette, after a couple of seconds of "zunngs" and "bleeowws" the ever-present gray-white tracking lines scroll up the screen and I see the warm images of "those thrilling days of yesteryear".

What Next?
Thinking Beyond Ron Paul

by Darian Worden
It looks like Ron Paul is not heading to electoral success. If Paul will not go on the ballot in November then his libertarian supporters ought to think about what comes next. Those with no interest in Paul should still think of what impact his campaign has had on the future of the libertarian movement and what to do about it.

National Security Is Government Security
by Todd Andrew Barnett
Collectivistic government busybodies, whom we call "politicians," certainly think that, by keeping the United States mired in the Middle East, we will maintain our "national security." They also go on to say that the protection of "national security" is vital for the survival of our country. But what the collectivists refuse to acknowledge—perhaps even to themselves—is that national security is nothing more than a government construct for the purpose of covering up any political, militaristic, and illegal wrongdoings and defending the modern American Empire and its nation-state-building activities from its dissidents and critics during a time of war.

Throwing My Hat in the Ring
by Abe Clark
A great historian once said that any national leader who controls the army, the treasury, and the enforcement of the laws is a king, regardless of what his actual title might be. Since I fully expect some future power-hungry American president to realize this and declare herself king for life, I've decided that in order to preserve any semblance of liberty in this country, a more benevolent individual will have to take that step first. Lacking any more suitable candidate, I humbly nominate myself.

Obama on the Second Amendment
by Don Cline
"Thank you for contacting me about gun laws and the Second Amendment."

The Revolution Has Just Begun!
The Kaptain's Log

by Kaptain Kanada, aka Manuel Miles
Now that Dr Paul has little chance of influencing the GOP convention, many of his supporters have become discouraged. This is natural, but it is naive, for the "Ron Paul Revolution" has been a great victory.

The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton, Part 10
by Scott Bieser
The Planet Klepton—a strange world dominated by thieves and scammers and ruled by an elite class know as The Sonzabitches. . .

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