Miskatonic Manuscript now on sale! (Stickied)

7:37 pm December 10th, 2015


Hardcover copies now available via ABEbooks: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=17818381819

If that doesn’t work, try this link: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sortby=0&vci=51238921  (You may have to scroll down past newer listings.)

Kindle version at www.amazon.com/Miskatonic-Manuscript-Matthew-Chantal-Stevens-ebook/dp/B0197R4TGW/

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“A Fount of Strange Wisdom”

5:41 pm May 20th, 2016

McAfee - Make America Cool Again

Post title pilfered from this Reason “Hit and Run” blog post. Images mainly stolen from McAfee’s F***book pages, here and here.

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Is Donald the GOP’s Doctor Doom?

11:28 pm May 18th, 2016


A friend who’s a Republican (hey, no one’s perfect) writes to ask: “In your opinion, with The Donald at the GOP’s helm, are we doomed? I say nay, but others say oh hell yes. I think Hillary is too unsavory for most to support while the Donald’s brashness appeals to the lowest (voting) common denominator. I can’t see the Obamaphiles who voted last election being bothered to put their malt liquor down to vote for a woman this time ’round.”

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They’re ‘NOT in jail for possession of marijuana or any other harmless, non-addictive, plant-derived substance’

10:39 pm May 18th, 2016

A reader of my May 10 column in “Firearms News” (formerly “Shotgun News”) — the one headlined “Donald Trump On Guns” — wrote in:

“The column started off great, but as we got closer and closer to the end Vin apparently got wound up listening to his own rhetoric.

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“Uninstall the system”

9:35 pm May 13th, 2016

Or, Confessions of a Disillusioned (Former) Libertarian (by the Brunette)

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What was the difference? They had ‘guns’

6:10 pm May 1st, 2016


(A version of this column appeared in the April 10 edition of “Firearms News,” formerly “Shotgun News.”)

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‘The Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner’

2:39 pm May 1st, 2016


I grew up in a New England Democratic family. Since politics were a matter of culture and ethnicity (I never actually heard it described that way — we just knew), it would have seemed unnatural for us Swamp Yankees to be anything else.

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Adelson henchmen cleaning house

7:02 pm April 29th, 2016


My friend John L Smith — 30-year star columnist of the (still) daily Las Vegas Review-Journal — resigned Tuesday after the paper’s new casino mouthpiece management banned him from writing columns about the newspaper’s owner, billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson, The Guardian reported this week at http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/26/columnist-resigns-sheldon-adelson-las-vegas-review-journal.

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Who was it who initiated the wrongful use of ‘force, fear and violence’ in Bunkerville?

6:54 pm April 24th, 2016


(A version of the following missive appears in the summer edition of CJ Hadley’s Range magazine, on newsstands May 1:)

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Wake up: They want everyone off the land

8:35 am April 17th, 2016


Editor CJ Hadley tells me she’s planning to run two of my missives in her upcoming, summer edition of “Range” magazine — one of 2,500 words and another of 450. Here’s the shorter one:

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Donald Trump on Guns

9:25 pm April 1st, 2016


(A version of this column appears in the May 10 edition of “Firearms News,” formerly “Shotgun News,” on newsstands this week.)

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