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October 1, 2012

Don't Sell Out!

By Bradley Bobbs “Yes, I support the principles of Roseanne Barr and the Peace & Freedom Party; but realistically we know that she’s not going to win the election, so I’m going to vote for Obama to make sure that Romney doesn’t win.” Have you said this to yourself? (Or maybe it was about Libertarian...

What Have They Done to the Rain?

By Mary Getlein What Have They Done To The Rain? was written by Malvina Reynolds. Malvina’s song was protesting nuclear testing on the people and livestock of Utah in the 1950s. Most of the people and the livestock got cancers, and died. Malvina’s emphasis was on children and families – to protect our world, our...

Letters

Dear Beachhead, How strange, cops from  Hollywood  division and Alex Thompson on an arrest at the same place at the same time.Thompson gets pics and story for the front page of her website Venice311. Thompson gets the scoop and feels like a hero, making someone look bad to the public. Regardless of his past or...

Let the Sun Shine on World Peace and a Greener Tomorrow

By Don Geagan Imagine a world where energy is clean and free. Where nations no longer have to encroach on, or fight over, their neighbor’s resources and where concerns over global warming are a thing of the past. Sounds like a fairytale or heaven on earth? Thanks to a major breakthrough in solar technology, that...

John Steinbeck's "Sweet Thursday"

Drama review by Suzy Williams and Brad Kay Steinbeck fans will delight in the Pacific Resident Theatre’s production of Sweet Thursday, newly adapted for the stage by Robb Derringer and (director) Matt McKenzie.  World War II is over. Formerly happy-go-lucky marine biologist Doc returns to Cannery Row from the Army, sobered and seriously dead-set on finding meaning and...

Endeavour Doing Doughnuts Over Venice

By CJ Gronner The Space Shuttle Endeavour made its final voyage September 21st, and it was pretty great to see. My brother Rich back in Minnesota reminded me to go out and look for it, and as I made my way to the beach, I saw that it was the talk of the town. The...

Roseanne Barr, None Other

By Ronald K. Mc Kinley Roseanne Barr, Presidential candidate for the Peace and Freedom party,  spoke on September 22 at the Church in Ocean Park. Sponsored by the Venice chapter of the Peace and Freedom Party, the event drew a full hose of about 400 attendees. Born Roseanne Cherrie Barr on November 3, 1952 to...

The Golden Age of Politics

By Chuck Bloomquist Since Harry Truman stunned Thomas Dewey in the 1948 presidential election I have been a hard-core Democrat. For the same length of time I have been a practicing Contrarian. In high school I wrote a paper arguing for the merits of “socialized medicine,” one of Harry Truman’s many enlightened initiatives. In my...

Nothing Secedes Like Success

By Philip Proctor To the Red States: We’ve decided we’re leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we’re taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren’t aware, that includes Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all of the Northeast. We believe this split will be beneficial to the...

Sister Act … With Murder

By Delores Hanney I read about it in the National Enquirer: main Mad Man, Jon Hamm, has gone goofy for the Lennon Sisters. He’s acquired all their records and packs an urge to evangelize. Soon, perhaps, one of their era-appropriate songs will find itself in that singular position of honor wherein such period icons as...
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