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Number 638, September 25, 2011
"Call it a game of chicken on a global scale."

PUBLIC SERICE ANNOUNCEMENT: As nearly as we can tell, there is no truth to the rumor that, in order to save the United States Postal System by encouraging more people to use it, the government plans to issue stamp stamps.
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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: I'd like to speak directly to Tea Party members here, and tell them that the more widely they circulate my article in this issue, "Might As Well Vote For Obama" the more likely it is that we'll actually have someone decent to vote for.

A friend recently gave me a t-shirt with a giant replica of the sticker they give you when you vote—with a minor change. In great big letters it says, "I VOTED" and beneath that, in smaller letters, it says, "Then I vomited". But no more. I mean what I say in my article. If they screw up this time, no more Republican presidents, ever.

Enough said.

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Might As Well Vote for Obama
by L. Neil Smith
Grin and Bear It was the name of a Sunday comic strip I loved. Its writer/artist went by the name George Lichty. When I was a kid, he did one I've always remembered. In Stalinist Russia, two bureaucrats with star-shaped "Hero" medals on their chests stand either side of an office safe with a broken door. One of the two is lamenting, "Is terrible news, Comrade! Someone is stealing results of next week's election!"

"Warren the Crusader" vs. the Evil, Greedy Factory Owner
by Thomas Andrew Olson
This statement [by Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for Senator in Massachusetts]has been circulating the social nets like wildfire over the last day or so, often with a snarky "take THAT, libertarians!" thrown in as a bonus. While it is wonderful raw meat for progressive populists, and gets their hearts pumping, there are just so many misconceptions, misstatements, and just plain disingenuousness in that tirade that it deserves a critical breakdown.

Fighting the Culture War
by Jim Davidson
Here we are again on the eleventh of September with another meaningless anniversary of events very few people understand, about which only a small number know the exact truth. And the endless nonsense being spewed, not only by the people in power and their sycophants in the lamestream media, but also by those who stand in the gap in opposition to injustice, continues to set my teeth on edge. Today I'm told, "They hate us because our government has been killing them."

Flash Editorials September 24, 2011
by Russell D. Longcore
International: BIG controversy coming to a head about Palestinian statehood. Can't think of a reason why they should be prevented from organizing a new nation, and can't think of a reason why the Israelis and DC should have veto power. Oh yea... I remember now. Washington and Tel Aviv don't like Hamas leadership, even though Hamas was lawfully elected to office. Perhaps if the Palestinians got statehood, they would stop trading mortars and rockets with Israel. And before Washington labels Hamas "terrorists," let's ask Iraqis, Afghanis and Pakistanis who THEY consider the top terrorist nation in the world. And could somebody in the damn earth remember that PM Yitzhak Rabin, PM Ariel Sharon and Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan were all considered terrorists back in 1948 when they were fighting for a state of Israel?

Imperialism is a Paper Money Tiger
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by Kaptain Kanada, aka Manuel Miles
Old Chairman Mao once opined that "Imperialism... is a paper tiger," in order to emphasise his lack of fear of an American invasion of mainland China. He wasn't often right about much but he was more accurate than he knew when he coined that phrase, for we have recently been witness to the invasion and occupation of Libya, inter alia.

Rick Perry, Debates and Immigration
by Russell D. Longcore
In Thursday night's political theater presentation, aka "debate," Texas Governor Rick Perry got buttonholed by Senator Rick Santorum about the Texas law that allows children of illegal immigrants to attend Texas colleges for the in-state tuition fees. He made a somewhat impassioned defense of it, and said that opponents have "no heart."

Occupy or Withdraw?
by Jim Davidson
You've had a week to hear about the occupation of Liberty Square, formerly Zuccotti Park, in the financial district of Manhattan island, New York city. You've presumably had some time to form an opinion of this idea. Should people be occupying Wall Street? To what end?

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