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What we learned so very painfully
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The Purple Shaft
by L. Neil Smith
As you may already know by now, the United States military is planning an exercise across the American southwest, from southern California to southern Texas, ostensibly, say the handouts, for the purpose of training its troops in the practice of "urban warfare". It has been stage-named, surrealistically—and somewhat phallically—enough, by its apologists "Operation Jade Helm" and by whatever name, it begs the question what the bloody hell is the government preparing for?

Book Review: Brightsuit MacBear
by MamaLiberty
L. Neil Smith is unique, far as I've discovered, in believing that almost any living creature in the universe can be, or modified to be, a sentient, sapient being. This makes all of his stories exceptionally interesting, almost always hilarious, and occasionally philosophically very challenging. In a universe like that — with an infinity of alternate universes — finding something to eat might become very difficult unless one eats rocks or plasma from the sun. The carrots and peas might just begin arguing semantics or pull a gun...

Atlas Shrugged Part III: A Movie Review
by Sean Gangol
When I first wrote this review, it was difficult for me to contain my disappointment, so I was rather harsh in my critique of the movie. I delayed publication of this review because I thought about how J. Neil Schulman must have felt when Davi Barker unfairly trashed Alongside Night. I was afraid of becoming that ugly critic who harshly tears down the dreams of any would be movie maker. Usually I don't write reviews to trash the things that I don't like. I write reviews to help give exposure to the things that I do like. I suppose that it is the completest in me that compels me to write a review for the final installment, since I wrote reviews for the other two. I have rewritten parts of the review to make it seem less harsh, but it will still remain honest.

Schooling the Academics
by J. Neil Schulman
As I write this Cinemax is running the 1986 comedy Back to School The movie stars Rodney Dangerfield, the brilliant stand-up comic whose theme was always, "I get no respect."

Melissa Explains It All
by L. Neil Smith
Life must be extremely frustrating for the former Vice president Albert Gore Junior—or "Algore", as we've come to know and love him thanks to Rush Limbaugh and Scott Bieser. If you look back on the past few years, it seems every time he or one of his Gorbots is about to make a speech, attend a rally, or march in a parade celebrating Global Warming (I mean "Climate Change") and make a few million more carbon bucks, he is greeted by record-setting frigid weather and yards of snow.

I'm Taking a Hiatus...
by Neale Osborn
... from my weekly gun rants. lately, my heart just hasn't been in these little missives. Between my father (he's got his good hours and his bad days), the change in the seasons, and, well, I'm just plain bored with them. I won't be absent, but the rants will be. My apologies to one and all of the people who have enjoyed these over the last 2 years (and my heartiest "Don't get excited, I haven't been driven off!" to you losers who don't like me) and I hope to feel revived and back on the warpath soon. Here's what little I did until I realized I just wasn't into it this time around.

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by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 327 of a weekly cartoon series.

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The odd thing is, Mohammad's book doesn't forbid drawing pictures of Mohammad. This is a later thing invented by some nut-jobs somewhere, probably in Saudi Arabia.

See also: Depictions of Muhammad in the World Heritage Encyclopedia.

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Joss Whedon WTF?

W T F ?

Now, you may not have heard that Joss Whedon was driven from Twitter by a major shit-storm of criticism from the Political Correctors calling him a misogynist sexist. Er... yes, that Joss Whedon. Yes, MISOGYNIST SEXIST. I know, WTF, eh? Just once again proving that being a Political Corrector requires being also a considerable psychopath. And also demonstrating they will soon have driven themselves far beyond The World We Know. More than they already are, I mean.

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