With Contempt
An Open letter to Dianne Feinstein

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Number 469, May 25, 2008
"In China the people are replacing the government"

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Our Publisher, Mr. L. Neil Smith, is in Denver or someplace at the (a?) Libertarian Party Convention... poor thing. Ah well, some people are interested in politics, and some people are not.

Speaking of cancer, I had a small bit of basal cell carcinoma cut off my arm a couple weeks ago. No worries.

On the other hand, the kitchen sink has gotten completely stopped-up. That kind of stuff drives me crazy.

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Letters to the Editor
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With Contempt
An Open letter to Dianne Feinstein

by Michael Piotrowski
Dianne, You may be surprised and offended by my familiar salutation, but you have lost the right to be addressed as Senator Feinstein. Although I have voted for you in every single election I could (a lot, I'm 60), you have failed miserably as my elected Senator. I now completely withdraw my support for you and the Democratic Party. For the past seven years I have begged and pleaded with you do your job and uphold the solemn oaths you have repeatedly sworn to protect and defend the Constitution of these United States and its laws. Your standard pablum response has been a patronizing pat on the head and a vacuous reassurance that someday something might be accomplished through further legislation, providing Bush doesn't veto it or your colleagues disapprove. Your latest such response (written correspondence, 29 April 2008, regarding torture) is the final straw. I am tired of your sorry excuses and dilatory tactics. Your failure to do your duty has helped bring us to this sorry state of affairs.

The Cloud of Dust Raised by the Sichuan Earthquake...
has a silver lining.

by Kaptain Kanada, aka Manuel Miles
An earthquake, despite the horror of its destructive force, is an interesting phenomenon. It reveals much which was previously hidden, such as the internal structure of various buildings, bridges, and highways. The recent Sichuan earthquake has shaken up more than mere physical infrastructure, however.

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