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Number 601, January 1, 2011

"Okay, here's THE PLAN"

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John Frederic Kosanke

Napolitano Says DHS to Begin Battling Climate Change as Homeland Security Issue

Got that?

Here, drown yourself in her tears:


At an all-day White House conference on "environmental justice," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that her department is creating a new task force to battle the effects of climate change on domestic security operations.

Yeah. What's she gonna do? Stop us from breathing?

E.J. Totty

[Do they want to stop us from breathing? You betcha!—Editor]

Faux Christians

Never had much use for Jerry Falwell. Maybe he thought he was being a Christian in his lifetime, to me he came across as a power hungry gonif abusing the Lord's Name. If nothing else he had no regard for the "no law establishing religion" phrase in the First Amendment. I happen to know of a variety of movements within the Catholic Church and I'm also mildly aware of the divisions in the Baptist and Episcopal Churches. I would truly hate to see the government refereeing these quarrels. I would hate to pay special taxes, lose my right to vote or hold office, bear arms, or even live in the US over which side I took in these disputes.

I won't even get into having to lose rights because I didn't belong to the correct faith, or if I believed in something others didn't agree with. For some reason I don't consider Jerry Falwell a very good Christian get real nervous when I hear people popping off about America being a Christian nation.

To be fair, there are times when I feel that there are some who are making war against Christianity, not out of honest skepticism or desire to protect freedom of religion, but because they hate America, American culture, and are of the opinion that the Christian God is the true God and hate Them (think about it.). I can see why this pushes buttons for some true believers who can not distinguish this hatred of their culture and faith from honest skepticism.

However, this is not about unbelievers, this is about false believers who sin in the name of their God. And for that bunch all I can say is that I have no desire to be ruled by Nehemiah Scudder.

A.X. Perez

Yesiree!!! Peddle those lies!!!

GET A LOAD OF THIS: Fox News Tells Reporters to Deny Earth Has Ever Warmed or Cooled


..we should refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies.

So then—despite the known facts—the Earth never had an Ice Age, nor even had a period of such warming that the poles were verdant with trees!

Imagine that!

And then they wonder why I don't watch TEE VEE anymore!!!

E.J. Totty

As Heinlein stated, and so well, in Farnham's Freehold, and in Time Enough for Love, slaves must co-operate in their slavery. You cannot enslave a free man, the worst you can do is kill him.

I might co-operate for a brief time to allow myself enough time to steal my kids and wife before trying to leave, but leave or die I would do. The slave chains we are forging here in America are going to result in one shit load of intended slaves going for the throats of the slaveholders (Washington DC).

I intend to be in the 2nd row. I'll let a few idiots soak up the opening salvo, so I can get to the throats with both hands (and a pair of .45s).

Neale Osborn

The Mint goes oops

I thought I would share this: My local newpaper reported that the Feds had to destroy about one billion $100 (one hundred dollar) bills.

The reason? They were creased and printed wrong, or something.


"Oh, give me a big silver dollar,
To throw on the bar with a bang.
Money that's creased
Is all good for the East,
But we like our money to clang!"
—From The Cumberland Chronicles, a book I recommend.

R.A. Russell

GET THIS: THE Federal Reserve OUTLAWS Christmas!

No kidding!

Read it for yourself:

When Federal Reserve examiners recently visited a local bank in Perkins, Oklahoma they demanded that the bank take down a "Bible verse of the day" and crosses that were displayed on the teller's counter. In addition, the agents from the Federal Reserve forced all bank personnel to remove buttons that said "Merry Christmas, God With Us". The bank was also ordered to remove a "Bible verse of the day" from the bank's website. According to Federal Reserve officials, all visible expressions of Christian faith by bank officials are now banned in all banks across the United States.

E.J. Totty


Read a while back that people are living to be about eighty or so. Back when Social Security was first set up people lived to be about sixty six -sixty seven or so. This is not about the problem about social security by the way. It's simply a useful statistic to illustrate that human life is getting longer. Back around the War of the Secession life expectancy was about thirty five for men, somewhat less for women due to the dangers of childbirth and most people died as children usually of fevers or dysentery. A lot of advancing medical technology combined with natural selection, both by humans and pathogens (if a disease kills to fast it cuts off its vector), human life has been extended.

Meanwhile improving technology has improved people's ability to be aware of what's going on in this world. Paris comes to them, they see that people don't do things the same way all over the world. They don't have to imagine better, it's available in living color on TV or over the'net.

Back when much of human existence was under one tyrant or another. People died before they had time to feel oppressed. they had nothing, or damn little to compare their lives to. Perhaps now they have the sophistication to recognize oppression. Perhaps the idea of putting up with the misery eighty years is less acceptable than only tolerating it for fifty.

Perhaps, people will realize that the only way to enjoy a long, well informed life is free, that a long life of oppression is hellish.

One can hope.

A.X. Perez


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