July 11-13: At Netroots Nation

The Hidden History of Guns and the 2nd Amendment Book Tour Is Coming...

Thursday, June 6: NEW YORK, NY 7:30pm

Location: The Strand (2nd floor), 828 Broadway, NYC

Monday, June 10: WASHINGTON, DC 6:30pm

Location: Busboys and Poets, 450 K St NW, Washington, DC

Wednesday, June 12: PORTLAND, OR 7:30pm

Location: Powell’s, 1005 W Burnside St., Portland

Sunday, June 23: SEATTLE, WA 7:30pm

Location: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle (West Entrance) w/Elliott Bay Book Company

Tuesday, June 25: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 7:00pm

Location: First Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley w/The Booksmith

Friday, June 28: CHICAGO, IL 7:00pm

Location: Frugal Muse, 7511 Lemont Rd. #146 (Chestnut Court Shopping Center), Darien

Saturday, June 29: MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7:00pm

Location: Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul

Friday, July 12: Philadelphia, PA 4:15pm - At Netroots Nation
Location: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

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I have a grand idea, starring Rodrigo Duterte as a somewhat modern Dr. Strangelove. But real life, not a film. We get all nations (possibly including a few individuals) who possess atomic weapons of any sort to agree to set them off (at Duterte's signal) - each and every one of the buggers - at precisely the very same instant. Can you imagine the humongous, lovely blast?

Orbiting satellites strategically placed in advance would record the spectacular, broadcast it live to whoever or to whatever creatures on whatever planet who or that might by chance be tuned in. The recorders, or recording satellites, would then fly on, seeking the outer limits, broadcasting away until they could no longer.

Isn't that a nice idea?

PS: Carrot top would have to be restrained or else he might try to shove Rodrigo aside in order to push the button himself. He's been itching to do something like this ever since he got that bone spur (or spurs as the case might be).

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