The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

FMJRA 2.0: Somewhere Within

Posted on | February 24, 2018 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Rule 5 Monday: Mash Note
Animal Magnetism
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
A View From The Beach
Proof Positive
EBL

‘Advancing Gender Stereotypes’: You Can Be Fired for Telling the Truth, Feds Rule
A View From The Beach
EBL

FMJRA 2.0: [HOWLING FOLLOWS]
The Pirate’s Cove
A View From The Beach
EBL

Transgenderism: ‘Equality’ for the Insane
Welcome to My Playpen
EBL

A Nation of 327,000,000 People
EBL

‘Europe’s Last Hope’
EBL

In The Mailbox: 02.19.18
A View From The Beach
Proof Positive
EBL

No, Russia’s ‘Rinky-Dink Troll Operation’ Did Not Change the 2016 Election Result
A View From The Beach
EBL

In The Mailbox: 02.21.18
A View From The Beach
Proof Positive
EBL

No, Our Boys Are Not ‘Broken’
Pushing Rubber Downhill
EBL

Suspended by @Medium: Another Platform Is Banishing Conservatives
Nebraska Energy Observer
Pushing Rubber Downhill
EBL

In The Mailbox: 02.22.18
Proof Positive
EBL

#CPAC2018: Legion of the Banned
EBL

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge
EBL

Late Night With In The Mailbox: 02.23.18
Proof Positive
EBL

Top linkers this week:

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  2. A View From The Beach (6)
  3. Proof Positive (5)

Thanks to everyone for their links!


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#CPAC2018: Fighting for Freedom

Posted on | February 24, 2018 | No Comments

 

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland
There was an epic moment here at CPAC when Dana Loesch called out the “legacy media” for their coverage of the Parkland massacre:

National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch said Thursday that members of the media “love mass shootings” because it provides high ratings.
“Many in legacy media love mass shootings. You guys love it,” Loesch said when addressing a crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. “I’m not saying that you love the tragedy, but I am saying that you love the ratings. Crying white mothers are ratings gold to you and many in the legacy media.” . . .
“There are thousands of grieving black mothers in Chicago every weekend and you don’t see town halls for them, do you? Where’s the CNN town hall for Chicago? Where’s the CNN town hall for sanctuary cities?” Loesch said. “… If it bleeds it leads, but it has to be the right people from the right communities at the right time.”
Loesch said that much of the conversation in the wake of last week’s shooting has centered around the need to ban assault rifles, but said often times when mass shootings occur, law enforcement including the FBI misses red flags that would’ve prevented the gunmen involved from purchasing firearms.
“We will not be gaslighted into thinking that we’re responsible for a tragedy that we had nothing to do with,” Loesch said of the NRA. “It is not our job to follow up on red flags. It is not our job to make sure that states are reporting to the background check system. It is not our job. A failure of law enforcement is not a failure of the law. It is a failure of enforcement.”

Watch it on video (beginning at 1:55):

 

Seven years ago, in Tampa, Florida, Dana explained to me the tattoo on her arm — Ephesians 6:12-13 — and she fights with the “whole armour.”

In the past 24 hours, the hashtag #TweetYourNRAMembership went viral on Twitter, and I decided to pay $40 and join the NRA, which is the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.

Meanwhile, on another front, my friend and former co-defendant John Hoge and I have decided to start a podcast — The Other Podcast, we’re calling it — and we make our debut tonight at 7 p.m. ET.



 

 

Broward Rhymes With Something

Posted on | February 24, 2018 | No Comments

by Smitty

A little rhyming repartee with JoahnOfArgghh. Twitter ain’t dead; it’s just restin’.

“Doctored annual arrest percent” alludes to this thread.

Chris Cassone: “Who Among Us”

Posted on | February 24, 2018 | No Comments

by Smitty

Old blog buddy Chris Cassone came to mind while breaking fast with Stacy McCain this morning at CPAC. It’s been almost a decade since we first had him play at an event at the Army & Navy Club that we hosted. Chris is coming out with some new stuff Real Soon Now, and this video promises much greatness to follow:

Late Night With In The Mailbox: 02.23.18

Posted on | February 24, 2018 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

OVER THE TRANSOM
First Street Journal: The Left And Freedom Of Speech
EBL: Coward of The County?
Twitchy: Conservatives Tell @BrowardSheriff Exactly What They Think With New Hashtag
Louder With Crowder: Experts Now Comparing San Francisco To “Slums Of Developing Countries”
The Federalist: 13 Ways Public Schools Incubate Mental Instability In Kids (h/t NeoWayland)
According To Hoyt: No Feet Sally And The Denial Of Humanity
Monster Hunter Nation: Back From LTUE
Vox Popoli: David Hogg, Media Star

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Friday Hawt Chicks & Links – The Curse of Modern Management Edition
American Power: David Horowitz, The Left In The Universities, also, “Ratings Gold” – Dana Loesch Slams Media Exploitation Of Mass Shootings
American Thinker: The Contemptible American Left
Animal Magnetism: Best Headline Of The Day, also, Rule Five “Reasonable Restrictions” Friday
BattleSwarm: LinkSwarm For February 23
CDR Salamander: Fullbore Friday
Da Tech Guy: The Silence Of The Bloggers, also, Justin Trudeau Dresses up For Bride And Prejudice
Don Surber: Trump Revives Coal
Dustbury: The Model For All That Followed
Fred On Everything:
The Geller Report: Merkel Walks Out Of Bundestag after AfD Leader Blasts Her Immigration Policies, also, Emails Expose Terror-Tied CAIR’s Ongoing Influence In San Diego Schools
Hogewash: A Deplorable Mind, also, Team Kimberlin Post of The Day
Joe For America: Pelosi Desperate As Democrats Face Significant 2018 Losses
JustOneMinute: Imminent Strange New Respect For The Donald?
Legal Insurrection: Enterprise Car Rental Cancels NRA Discounts Under Pressure From Left-Wing Gun Grabbers, also, Parkland Shooter Tips The FBI Ignored
Power Line: A Guide To Weapons For The Uninformed, also, The Confucius Institutes – China’s Vehicle For Ideological Warfare In America
Shark Tank: CNN Accused Of Feeding Scripted Questions at Town Hall
Shot In The Dark: So Let’s Get This Straight
STUMP: Around The Pension-O-Sphere – Let’s Divest From Guns, New Interpretation of Pension Spiking, And More!
The Political Hat: The Hellhole Of Tumblr Creeps Into The Real World
This Ain’t Hell: 73rd Anniversary Of Mount Suribachi Flag Raising, also, Failures
Victory Girls: My Liberal Friends Are F***ing Idiots
Weasel Zippers: US Islamic Group Launches Pro-Hijab Billboard Campaign, also, Not Just One But Four Broward County Deputies Waited Outside School As Kids Died
Megan McArdle: You Can’t Have Denmark Without Danes
Mark Steyn: The Decline of Social Trust


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Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Posted on | February 24, 2018 | No Comments

by Smitty

Swings the heavy door shut, turns the key a final time.
Mother’s illness has been a second womb. The lengthy second gestation is done. She’d been ancient; he, merely old, wife taken by cancer decades ago, only son taken by war, siblings estranged.
Hand lets go of the brass key. He feels liberated. Weight dropping off.
There’s a brew pub on the corner. His tongue almost jumps out of his mouth at the thought of the sweet ale washing away the bitter pain of emotion with the crisp bitterness of hops.
He hasn’t had a beer in what? Decades.
Yes.

via Darleen

#CPAC2018: Legion of the Banned

Posted on | February 22, 2018 | No Comments

Pete Da Tech Guy displays a copy of his book.

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland
Arrived here about 3 p.m., and I’ll be crashing in Da Tech Guy‘s room for the next three days. His book Hail Mary is available via Amazon, if you want to help support his work. As for me, I’m due at 5 p.m. at Cadillac Ranch for an invitation-only happy hour with Google “manifesto” author James Damore, a chance at last to meet my fellow Thought Criminal.

 

In The Mailbox: 02.22.18

Posted on | February 22, 2018 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: Suspended By Medium
Twitchy: Ted Lieu Admits He’s Straight-Up Lying About Guns And Says He Won’t Stop
Louder With Crowder: Dear Celebrities Demanding We “Do Something” About Guns – YOU FIRST
Mises Wire: Security Works At Disney, But Can’t Work In A Public School? (h/t Neo Wayland)


RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Spread The Word
American Power: Dana Loesch At CNN’s Town Hall
American Thinker: What Constitutes Treason?
Animal Magnetism: Animal’s Daily Gun Ban News
BattleSwarm: Gun-Grabbing Democrats Get High On Their Own Supply Again
CDR Salamander: Diversity Thursday, also, Not Quite The Morocco Crisis
Da Tech Guy: Dinesh D’Souza, The Big Lie, also, Voices At CPAC 2018 – Vicki From Minnesota
Don Surber: We’ve Had Gun Control For 50 Years
Dustbury: Have We Got A Brazilian For You
Fausta: MS-13 In The News This Week
Fred On Everything: Kids, Then & Now
The Geller Report: Three African Migrants Arrested For Cannibalism In Paris, also, Acid Placed In Stroller Burns French Rabbi’s Baby
Hogewash: Stacy McCain GULAGed Again, also, Team Kimberlin Post Of The Day
Joe For America: John Cusack Calls Republican Party A “Death Cult”
Legal Insurrection: CNN Harasses Woman Whose Pro-Trump Facebook Group Was Targeted By Russian Trolls, also, PA Legislators Seek SCOTUS Stay Of New Congressional District Map
Michelle Malkin: Do Not Let The Children Lead
Power Line: Remembering The Indispensable Man, also, Amy Wax Looks Back
Shark Tank: President Trump Meets With Parkland Shooting Survivors
Shot In The Dark: All The News That’s Fit To Manufacture
STUMP: Dirty Divestment & Clean Investment Follies
The Jawa Report: Jawa Olympics Coverage, also, RIP Billy Graham
The Political Hat: Fundamental Transformation – English-Free Pledge Of Allegiance, De-Westernized Western Civilization, Non-Swedish Swedish Heritage
This Ain’t Hell: Don’t Lecture Me, also, Attention On Deck! Listen Up!
Victory Girls: Hateful Teen Vogue Columnist Tells Billy Graham To Burn In Hell
Weasel Zippers: Billy Graham’s Last Post, also, Flynn Case Judge Orders Exculpatory Evidence Turned Over To Flynn’s Lawyers
Mark Steyn: The State Submits


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