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Issue 1,086, September 27, 2020

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I observed earlier this week to our Mighty Editor Ken Holder that no matter how interesting, thought-provoking, and liberal-head-exploding my articles and essays get, the number of remarks and responses from our readers seems to have dwindled. He agreed and said that he didn’t know why. I don’t know why, either.

I guess it’s possible that my readers agree with me, feel I’m speaking for them, and believe no further comment is necessary. Yeah, right. Maybe they’re just intimidated. I can play pretty rough in print. An ex-wife of mine often complained that I am intimidating that way, to which I can only plead the “Harmless, Lovable Little Fuzzball” defense. It could be that potential critics simply reject what I write as ridiculous and irrelevant, certainly not worth troubling themselves over. In any case it would not change what I write or how I write it, but it would be useful to know.

As Ken points out every week, this is a reader-supported publication. Usually that means we appreciate your monetary support. And we do. But there are a couple of other ways that you can engage and maybe help us alter the course of history just a little. The first is simply to let us (and other readers) know what you’re seeing and hearing and thinking and feeling—we’re only a few keystrokes away.

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This pundit (if pundit I be) doesn’t really believe it’s going to be a close election, but either way, disgruntled Democrats (who are eternally unhappy win or lose) are going to make the next four years a rough ride. As the tiny candle of reason in a great darkness that we try to be, we could use your help.

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ARTICLES

The Editor’s Notes
If someone eats a whole can of Pringles…
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Letters to the Editor
from L. Neil Smith, Manual Miles (a.k.a. Kaptain Kanada), and A.X. Perez
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Poor Ruth Is Dead
A Parody by L. Neil Smith
With Apologies to Richard Rodgers, Gordon MacRae, & Rod Steiger
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Burning and Curing
by Sarah A. Hoyt
Everywhere you turn these days, the term “civil war” is on everyone’s lips. We know the left WANTS one, both because they tell us they do, and because, true to their mechanic of projection, they tell us it’s the “right” that wants the civil war, and latch onto the craziest things, like Hawaiian shirts, which men of certain portliness wear, as a sure sign we’re now wearing a uniform and we “want a civil war.”
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Nekulturny
by Sarah A. Hoyt
It’s hard to fight a culture war when you ain’t got no culture. The conservatives I knew in the arts, in broadcasting, in writing in the eighties used to say that and laugh bitterly.
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Introduction to “Plandemic” or The Hand of God?
Occasional Thoughts on The Coronavirus

by Sean Gabb
This short book is a collection of essays written and published during the Coronavirus Panic of 2020. Some of these had a wide circulation. One was viewed, on the main site where it appeared, more than a hundred thousand times. None was viewed fewer than five thousand times. I have, moreover, several writers for the Establishment media on my distribution list. Though, since I came to their notice during the Iraq War, the rule is that I can be copied but never acknowledged, I was pleased to see arguments and sometimes whole sentences reproduced for a still larger readership. Therefore, if short, the content of the essays has made some contribution to the British debate on the Coronavirus. This, I think, justifies my publishing them now as a collection.
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How Have They Gotten Away With It?
by Manuel Miles (a.k.a. Kaptain Kanada)
“I have spent my entire lifetime treading water in an ocean of lies. I am fucking sick and tired of it.”—L. Neil Smith The above comment struck quite a chord with me. El Neil’s experience is universal, but both his awareness of and his response to it are rare. The current Covid scam, for example, makes a rare few souls question how its promoters have been able to get away with such a con game.
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Mandalay
by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin’ eastward to the sea,
There’s a Burma girl a-settin’, and I know she thinks o’ me;
For the wind is in the palm-trees, and the temple-bells they say:
"Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay!"

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Are You A Lamprey?
by L. Neil Smith
The 19th century political caricaturist and editorial cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902) is famous for identifying Republicans as elephants and Democrats as donkeys. He also created the Tammany tiger, and Santa Claus as we know him today.
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Norseman’s Diaries Supplemental:
When it Rains it Pours—or Sometimes It Doesn’t

by Jeff Fullerton
One week later things are looking better. Found my leak last Sunday and managed to make repairs the following day. As suspected it was a cracked coupling where Uncle Budd and I made a splice to replace a section of the line that sprang a leak back in the 70s. I was a teenager then—it was that long ago! I was able to replace it with a slightly longer section of pipe I had on hand and had spare couplings so there was no need to run out and buy anything-thank goodness.
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