cringe at what I hear about going on in my home town but this story
hit a nerve with me. I was a junior at Hutch-Tech High School working
on the school newspaper wondering if stories we wrote about the war
(Vietnam) would get past the Vice Principle who was the ultimate editor
at that time. Most of them didn't and the "Everything is rosy"
picture was painted over an over like the cheap apartment on the east
side where we lived.
Nth run in with the news Gestapo I gave up thinking that freedom of
speech was pretty much a joke. Then I started to read a local underground
newspaper that had some real content, political insight and something
or someone you could laugh at. I liked it so much I decided to resell
the newspaper for extra cash and to pass along a different view than
the bland version officalized by the school. Just like those kids
at the Honors School I got busted called down to the principles office
and told stop selling the paper or stop school. I didn't have anyone
to fight for me so I caved in and stopped selling the paper in school.
Those kids in Hutch Tech who liked the paper continued to read it
even if it couldn't be bought at school. I had an effect on others
and gave them the ability to recognize alternatives. This is the reason
why I read the Beast today.
run a number of web sites on servers that I own, if those kids need
a place to host their web site I would like to volunteer again and
I haven't even read an issue of the Liberator. By the way is there
a way for an out of towner like me to get a copy of the Liberator?
That depends on your tolerance for wedgies.
SHE ALSO SMELL LIKE TURPENTINE?
i just wanted
to thank you for addressing the controversies of the Liberator.i couldnt
have said it better myself. It was thouroughly refreshing. Though
Hughes and Evola did go a little too far in the 3rd issue, they had
many valid points, especially when it came to Dr. Battaglia. i go
to school there, and in my opinion shes an an uncreative tyrant, and
because of that CHS is becoming just another highschool. help!
dont print my screen name
this bitch is pretty damn unpopular, huh? We got a bunch of e-mails
about her-including a rather nasty one from a teacher! Mary, why can't
you be nicer?
enjoy your paper's style, wit, and the way you treat politicians.
However, I think you're missing something here. You support the liberal
side of the fence. But don't you think this social experiment in socialism
called New York proves something? This totally dysfunctional government
should be screaming something to you. IT WONT FUCKING WORK. I agree
that all politicians should be shot on site, however we aren't lucky
enough to live in Iraq. (Hey... how did Bush survive the Texas Governorship
anyway? :) This fucking smoking ban is a damnable offense to liberty
and most conservitives I know (whether they smoke or not) are totally
against it. Unfortunatly the liberals have embraced the attitude that
"We're gonna stop you from killing yourselves" "we're
gonna decide how much better we can spend your money" or "we're
going to take care of you, too" All of this breeding Political
correctness (which you so rightly despise) I doubt you're an idiot,
but you have taken some fairly mis-informed positions on a few issues,
such as "succeding from the union," which *laffing here
thinking of a Tight-assed Toronto barraster answering such a question*
you think medical treatment is "free" I've lived there,
and trust me, you'd rather go to ECMC on a busy night than go to any
of their facilities for anything more serious than a cold.
in New York, the right to someone else's money doesn't only affect
the politicians, but also the people who are giving that money up,
who also happen to be leaving as fast as their feet can take them
OUT of Buffalo, as well as other New York cities. Pretty soon, there
won't be enough of those "rich bastards" to support the
squaller of the average welfare recipient. Medical services will go
down the tubes, and there won't be anyone to pay for food stamps,
much less a parking ticket.
is a Christian crusader, far to the right of even myself. That doesn't
worry me. I think more freedoms have been taken from me by the left
than the right. It is essentally a wash, in my opinion. But, even
if I had a more liberal point of view, Kerry couldn't keep any of
his stories straight enough for me to trust that his precedency would
be better. In fact, I would rather stick with the evils I know as
opposed to ones that can bite me in the ass cuz I can't see them coming.
All of the
elites scare me, both liberal and conservative. But, I've lived in
both liberal "islands" on the west coast, and here, in New
York. (shedding a tear for my liberal friends in California here as
they lost their governer AND their president.) Pataki is a conservitive
in name only, or has had to bend to the will of the liberal legislative
body so much that he is ineffectual. California did the right thing.
(No pun intended) Too bad the people of New York aren't that smart
(or pissed off) Maybe someday the unions won't have such a hand-hold
on the powers that be in New York but, till all their members lose
their jobs, (most of which are tax funded) New York will continue
its downward spiral into destitution.
In the meantime,
your paper is a fanciful diversion and an endless source of entertainment
to me. By all means I wish you the best. The hot-seat you put our
politicians on is truly unique, and I hope you continue. I just hope
you can see that New York is indicative of what a truly liberal state
York is indicative of what a truly corrupt state can become-but lately
corruption seems to be the central plank of the Republican platform
anyway. If you're looking for examples of truly liberal states, try
Sweden, or Holland, Denmark, Switzerland, etc. All of these countries
enjoy social statistics that make us look like Guatemala.
the smoking ban is an offensive atrocity of condescension, but let's
not throw the baby out with the bathwater. I may get better service
at ECMC than in Canada (I don't know enough about it to refute you),
but the point is I can't afford it. In Canada, I could go get a check-up.
Here, I won't be seeking medical treatment 'til something falls off.
That's just not acceptable in a country that claims to be the greatest
in the world.
not forget that, despite all its flaws, New York State still contributes
more to the Federal Government in taxes than it takes. By contrast,
the conservative red states suck more out of the pork trough than
they're giving. In other words, your argument that New York is somehow
more dysfunctional or unsustainable than, say, Alabama, just doesn't
stand up to scrutiny.
the South is a cultural wasteland, aside from New Orleans. You can
have it, M. I'm sticking with the United States of Canada.
was a chump, to be sure. But if you think sticking with Bush was the
better plan, well
get back to me in four years. I'll probably
be residing at Gitmo.
the same people who spread the anthrax mailings were the same people
who instigated 9/11 for scare so they could benefit by the billions
in war profiteering.(like Grandpa Prentiss Bush did with the Nazi's
and Hitler) ....Bush ,his father, Dick Cheney and other old cronies
and money mongers...the same people who rigged the 2004 election machines
or at least the main machine, most likely the same people in colusion
with those who poisoned Arafat, and there is another guy a Russian
(I believe) higher up that they cannot figure out what is wrong with
him....the same people who used an example like Lee harvey Oswald
suppopsedly killed JFK...a scapegoat conveniently killed . In this
era we have Osama Bin Laden (the one that got away.....or let go...Bush
had close ties with his brother Salem who invested in GW Bush's Arbusto
oil co..........and what a coincidence he died in a plane crash in
Texas (GW country) GW Bush's partner ran some kind of a company that
had planes. My eyes are open and this whole huge thing...that is much
bigger than what I have mentions makes me truly sick!
be time to turn down the wattage on your neural amplification helmet.
Your heart's in the right place, but your brain's on Perseus 6 in
the Rigel system.
read a copy of your publication when I was visiting a friend in Buffalo
last year. Not only did I laugh my head off, but I finished reading
more informed than when I started.
live in Baltimore, but I always make an effort to read your paper.
To be completely honest, you're the only American-published newspaper
I consider to be valid regarding politics and other newsworthy information.
The other papers I read are the Guardian and whatever Greg Palast
has posted on his site. That's the kind of esteem I have for you.
I thought I'd like to drop a note and say great job! If only EVERY
paper in the U.S. wrote as you did, our country would be a much better
place to live in. The media has failed our country miserably. I'm
beginning to see what Bill Hicks ws talking about when he said the
government uses the media to keep
It's interesting that the conspiracy theories of early 90's comics
are beginning to prove true.
limeys at the Guardian ain't got nuthin' on us. Isn't it sad that
a genius like Bill Hicks died so young, but a guy like Martin Mull
insist on continuing to live? Seriously, when's the last time Martin
Mull even made you crack a smile? We have a feeling Jimmy Fallon's
got a long life ahead of him too.
a subscription, brown-nose.
find the best part of the Beast can be the letters from the disgruntled
reader including myself at some point. Well, one letter got my attention.
The joke about spousal abuse. What a tragic happening it is to get
beat by the one you blow for groceries huh. Don't get me wrong I feel
sorry for the children of these sick couples but do I feel sorry for
the women especially in the day and age of enlightenment and girl
power NO I. DONT.Once yeah okay he is an asshole move on but day after
day I have to start thinking either the chick is a retard or likes
the poor me role. Okay call me an insensitive bitch I've heard it
all and I know a couple dumb women that get abused. They sure have
no trouble complaining to their friends about it. I've offered to
help a few bought clothes turned on utilities and gave out furnishings
to what .. this dumb bitch calling me a week later saying he promised
he'd never do it again mind you this is the hundredth beating she
has taken at the hand of this jobless loser. that's right she works
and he sits home hmm who has the power there. give me a break with
that its not funny its insulting shit . What's insulting is expecting
people to not think that there is a hint of liking for the lifestyle
one chooses. this isn't pre OJ ladies there is no excuse to stay in
a relationship that you find painful. And a quick reference to the
guy wanting to tear off a head and beat it in front of the guys mom.
Do you beat your wife you nutbag ? God you need help. keep going Beastie
you annoy people I like it . BTW you fat doughnut eating fucks I'm
hurt you think I'm a crazy chick with mental issues NOT.
you have no mental issues.
TO THE BONE
last rag/magazine complaining about the last Presidential elections
made me laugh. You commies have nothing better to do but insult our
President, our country and our troops. You all should go back and
help your fellows brothers in the Ukraine, where there really was
a corrupted and stolen election. Your so called cartoon of a soldiers
his leg missing due to combat causing weight loss was highly offensive
to me, and I'm sure it was offensive to other people as well. You're
like children that scream out for attention by offending people and
calling them names.
pissed off Ten year Navy veteran 1982- 1992
you should try giving us the silent treatment. Hey now, you wouldn't
be hating us for our freedom, would you?
WOULD WOODWARD DO?
I am still
in the throws of tears and laughter about both the NEW and BETTER
selection of daemon Bush and reading Mr. Taibbi's assessment of mainstream
media coverage of the campaign.
to know more about Bob Woodward. I do not understand why a person
who had a movie made about him, didn't let it effect him, apparently,
even though it was the hot "BOD" of the time, can become
so---nothing. So was Bernstein the real journalist? Although I love
every comment you made about the Novak person, I noticed an easing
up on Tim Russert, our homegrown hero/journalist. I think he licked
the red carpet Bush walked in on. Pardon me for blasting a local hero,
but he is supposed to be one of the "finest" interviewers--whatever
the hell that means--in the world of politics today. He got three
answers to fifteen questions. No ifs ands or buts. 'I am firm in my
resolve.' It is a hard job and it takes a lot of work.' And the news
of the day, 'I have faith that God has made it clear, I mean, I know
things in Iraq are going to take a lot of hard work... but I have
faith ...you know, we are a great country...... blah, blah, blah.'
let Russert off the hook.
has lost two-thirds of his Cabinet. The CIA has lost more knowledgeable
people than you and I and half of Buffalo will ever meet. Porter Goss/sp?
Has alienated the very people we need to protect our country from
our own mistakes---and the Ukrainian people have more balls than the
people of the United States of America. We have no goddam business
trying to force people to be free, when our very presence is an insult
to them. Like Ossama said, "If I hated freedom, I'd have bombed
Sweden." Makes sense to me. Get your asses out of our turf, you
oil sucking whores. I think the message was pretty clear and real.
(Our enemy not only has a sense of humour, he appealed to the common
sense of our people. You have to give the guy a one up for honesty.
Something that becomes more and more elusive in our own land......
Nasty freakin' thought, isn't it?)
I like your
work. Keep it righteous and true. True is all we have left. If that
is forgotten, we might as well ESAD on our own terms.
not a writer. He simply doesn't qualify. Tell Zarqawi we said hi at
the next meeting.