The Other McCain

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

By Executive Fiat, Labor Department Adds ‘Gender Identity’ to Protected Categories

Perhaps to be known as the Corporal Max Klinger Memorial Rule: US Department of Labor announces renewed commitment to fair treatment and equal opportunity for all of its employees New policy statements prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and pregnancy WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced its full commitment to implementing equal […]

BREAKING: Libya Spokesman Says NATO Strike Killed 3 of Qaddafi’s Grandsons UPDATE: Attack Also Reportedly Kills Qaddafi’s Youngest Son, Saif al-Arab, 29

An urgent dispatch from Reuters but no details yet. UPDATE: Al-Jazeera confirms and adds detail: Saif al-Arab, the youngest son of the Libyan leader, has been killed in a NATO air strike, a Libyan government spokesman said. The spokesman said Muammar Gaddafi was unharmed but three of his grandsons were also killed in the attack […]

Three Cups of Scam

I’ve previous blogged about how Greg Mortenson’s best-selling book, Three Cups of Tea, was exposed as fraudulent, casting doubts on Mortenson’s idea of peace through education. Now it seems that some donors are wising up to the too-good-to-be-true claims of Mortenson’s imitators: Former Marine Capt. Rye Barcott heads up a grass-roots nonprofit to help slum […]

Facial Hair That Only Andrew Sullivan Could Love

by Smitty If your friends tell you “Dude, that’s cool!” it’s time to get new friends: Update: linked by King Shamus.

Herman Cain Wins 2012 Presidential Forum in Manchester, New Hampshire

Of course, that’s not the headline you’ll see in the biased liberal media reports about the Americans for Prosperity forum last night. No, no – they’re all about Mitt Romneycare and Tim Cap-and-Trade Pawlenty. But make no mistake about it: Herman Cain won. Steve Foley at Citizens for Cain passes along this item from a major New […]

Albert Haynesworth, Victim

He’s 6-foot-6, 335 pounds, a former first-round draft pick and two-time All-Pro. Yet the Washington Redskins’ defensive end is a victim of . . . err, discrimination: Washington Redskins player Albert Haynesworth has been indicted on one charge of sexual abuse after a Feb. 13 incident at the W Hotel, in which he allegedly fondled […]

‘The Cetaceous-Like-Homunculus’

It’s been a while — too long, really — since we’ve made fun of James Wolcott. I stumbled across the picturesque phrasing of Dan Collins at Piece of Work in Progress (quoted in the title), describing the author of this infamous expression of environmentalist misanthropy: “I root for hurricanes. When, courtesy of the Weather Channel, […]

Feminists vs. the FBI

While the Federal Bureau of Investigation is busy trying to apprehend criminals, the Feminist Majority Foundation is busy hectoring FBI Director Robert Mueller over the meaning of words: No More Excuses: Change the Definition of Rape Tell the FBI and Department of Justice: It’s high time for the FBI to modernize their archaic definition of […]

Birth Certificate Proves Ace of Spades Was Born on the Forest Moon of Endor

Some Birthers are stubbornly insisting that the birth certificate released this past week was a forgery. Ace slaps one around for our amusement: I have learned two uncontestable facts from the Birth Certificate Conspiracy Theory Saga: 1. There is a sucker born every minute. 2. Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August […]

Excuse Me, Veronique, You’re Stepping On My Narrative

by Smitty No bandwidth for the video, but Veronique de Rugy threatens a few cherished notions over on Reason.TV: Myth 1: Wealthy people pack up and move when their taxes increase. . . .taxes have little impact on cross-state migration. Instead, the migration impacts of unemployment are much greater. Overall, the results suggest that taxes […]

Porn Is The Third Question

by Smitty Dr. Joy Bliss at Maggie’s Farm poses a question, but I have two that precede hers: Why are we here? What is the point of sexuality? Are gentlemen into porn? Forty-odd years on, I’m realizing that life is not Star Wars. Starting off a few episodes in might be good for dramatic tension, […]

How About Those Hats, Huh?

Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice — the daughters of Prince Andrew and Fergie — upstaged their cousin William at the royal wedding when they appeared in truly spectacular hats. Eugenie’s hat looked like a spotted owl feasting on plums, or perhaps a squirrel stuck in a rose bush, while Bea’s hat inspired comparisons to the Flying Spaghetti […]

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