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The Sex Police, Part Two of Two

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The Sex Police, Part Two of Two
by Saab Lofton

In part one ...

Sadly, despite the obvious success of Scandinavia insofar as balancing social freedom with fiscal security, the number one reason why communism has yet to take hold in America is the fear that commies will censor, torture or murder their enemies. To further assuage that irrational neurosis, I've recently taken stances which are extremely unpopular with the ladies -- at great risk to my already-beleaguered reputation: First, I defended hard core porn's right to exist from some Stalinistic women who're the spiritual daughters of Andrea Dworkin (1946 - 2005) during a debate in Seattle's Pioneer Square, and while online, I defended the free speech of that fat bastard, Rush Limbaugh.

... and now, the conclusion ...

Land Of The Free, My Ass ! by Saab Lofton

Land Of The Free, My Ass !
by Saab Lofton

In Seattle, the Pike Place Market (a century old venue for merchants, craftspeople and small farmers) has its own monthly newspaper -- for the past several months, a literary serial of mine appeared in it. The serial is entitled Lady Coyote, which is about a fictitious street musician who sings for spare change and dispenses wisdom the way an ancient sage would.

Rewarding Bitchiness by Saab Lofton

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Rewarding Bitchiness
by Saab Lofton

"If white men in my day did badly by Negroes, white women did worse."
--page 88 of Roxanna Slade, by Reynolds Price

Ralph Ginzburg's book, 100 Years of Lynchings, compiles hundreds of horrendous newspaper articles, but this particular atrocity stands out ...

BIRMINGHAM VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
April 1st, 1916
BUMPS INTO GIRL; IS LYNCHED

A Tale of Two Savages by Saab Lofton

A Tale of Two Savages
by Saab Lofton

"The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."
--Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936)

"No romance without finance ... your silky words are sweet, but your pockets sure look empty."
--from the song Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent by Gwen Guthrie

Dream Jobs or Death by Saab Lofton

Dream Jobs or Death
by Saab Lofton

According to an episode of Star Trek: Voyager, "Money went the way of the dinosaur," by the dawn of the 22nd century, thanks to something called the "New World Economy." Or as the show's creator, Gene Roddenberry, said right before his death in 1991.

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