The Other McCain

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

#WeinerGate OMFG! @RepWeiner Gives Worst Press Conference EVAH! (Video)

I’ll add commentary and links in a few minutes. But it’s kinda superfluous after this astoundingly bad performance: UPDATE: Ace of Spades finds the video . . . arousing. The video is from Mediaite. UPDATE II: Having previously remarked on the power of simple sentences, we see in this video how Weiner fails to provide […]

The Power of Simple Sentences

Why is Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) ready to “move on” now? Some statements are either true or false. Expressing things in simple declarative sentences helps clarify meaning, so that we can either agree or disagree as to the truth or falsehood of such statements. Here are three examples: SENTENCE 1 On Nov. 22, 1963, Lee Harvey […]

New South American Drug Is Almost Enough To Make Your Head ‘Splode

by Smitty (h/t Digg) As someone who has trouble with drinking coffee without addiction, resulting in minor flu-like symptoms upon withdrawal, the notion that people cede any liberty to chemicals is weird. Sure, nicotine doesn’t affect the conscious that much, but still. And drunkenness lost its appeal over a decade ago. Beyond the drugs that […]

God Rest CWO4 Christopher R. Thibodeau

by Smitty I just returned from the memorial for Chief Warrant Officer Christopher R. Thibodeau. The 4th Aviation Combat Brigade is all over Afghanistan; he had been operating much to the south. When a fellow flyer, choking, mentioned during the eulogy that he’d found out two days prior to his demise that his wife is […]

Da Tech Guy, Da Columnist
UPDATE: While Praying Pete Is Lifted Up, Guess Who’s Still Falling Down?

Peter Ingemi, a.k.a. Da Tech Guy, has a column in the New York Post explaining why #WeinerGate can be understood in 140 characters or less. UPDATE: The contrast could not be more remarkable. Pete’s column is linked nearly everwhere — Instalanched, linked by Donald Douglas and Dan Collins, his very own Memeorandum thread – and meanwhile, […]

The AOSHQ Legal Department: Now Offering Advice to Victims of ‘Pranks’

Today, my American Spectator column on WeinerGate gave me a chance to use the phrase “concupiscent arousal.” Twenty-five years in the news business, and this is the first time I’ve ever had that opportunity, for which I’d like to express my gratitude to @RepWeiner. Was it good for you, too? My column also gave me an opportunity to use the […]

‘The Light of the World’

That painting by Charles Chambers is titled The Light of the World. Many years ago, a print of that painting hung in a first-grade classroom. But then the Supreme Court forbade religion in public schools, which meant the painting of baby Jesus had to go, and so the teacher took it home with her. Years […]

LIVE AT FIVE – 05.31.11

TOP NEWS South African President, Libya Hold Inconclusive Talks In other news, 120 officers and solders defect to rebels Zuma: No honest broker? Palin: 2012 GOP Field “Gonna Change Up A Lot” Still hasn’t decided on run; lack of announced itinerary keeps press guessing FEMA: Rental Homes Sought For Joplin Refugees; Trailers An Option Not […]

BREAKING: Weiner Lawyers Up! UPDATE: In CNN Interview, Weiner Dismisses Hacking as ‘Prank’

OMFG: New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has retained an attorney to advise him “what civil or criminal actions should be taken” after a lewd picture was sent from his Twitter account. Weiner, who has represented part of New York City since 1998, says online hacking led to a close-up shot of a man’s underwear being […]

Ace Is Suffering Weiner Overload

Illustration by Carol of No Sheeples Here After 72 hours of constant weinering, Ace says he’s all weinered out — afflicted with hyperweinerosis — so he’s pulled the plug to go watch a movie. Before he left, however, Ace put up a post trying to analyze the infamous photo of Weiner’s alleged wiener. Meanwhile, Mediaite […]

The Curious Case of the Weiner-Following (And Weiner-Followed) Teenage Girl

One of the aspects of #WeinerGate that cropped up early was that a teenage girl was among the 90-odd people that Rep. Anthony Weiner was following on Twitter. Several people have mentioned this to me, sending me e-mails with screen-caps of a Tweet (from April 13) in which the girl said she was “talking to […]

@JoanWalsh Blames @AndrewBreitbart and #tcot Bloggers for #WeinerGate Story

Dear Joan Walsh: I arrived late at the #WeinerGate story — it was already on top of Memeorandum by the time I blogged about it at 4:23 p.m. ET Saturday — and my first reaction was to make a joke of it. But then, as I took time to acquaint myself with the facts, a […]

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