The Other McCain

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

Self-Proclaimed Pagan Rob Taylor Lectures Conservatives on Morality?

In January, I took note of Rob Taylor’s post calling for conservatives to “outreach” to the . . . er, Pagan community: “As a Pagan I can tell you that I, like many others, strongly support economic freedom, limited government, a strong nationals defense and law and order. Many Pagans are also pro-life, anti-drug and pro-traditional […]

Amazon Goes Galt, Cuts Off California to Avoid Internet Tax in Zimbabwe, U.S.A.

It was in February 2009 that I first compared the situation in California to Mugabe’s bankrupt kleptocracy. And the situation is only getting worse: Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law California’s tax on Internet sales through affiliate advertising which will immediately cut small-business website revenue 20% to 30%, experts say. The bill, AB 28X, […]

Labor Unions Kill Jobs. Period.

Sean Higgins of Investors Business Daily reports: The business world is abuzz over the National Labor Relations Board’s complaint vs. Boeing’s new South Carolina production line. For NLRB critics, the case boils down to one thing: “right-to-work” laws. Right-to-work states have generally lower unemployment, higher job growth, lower taxes and better business climates. They have […]


by Smitty The Pledge of Allegiance is a simple, yet ironic litmus test in contemporary America. Protein Wisdom notes that the Pledge, designed to bring Americans together, is divisive. And who is rejecting this pledge? Is it those who want to preserve liberty? Why, no. No, it’s not. The people rejecting the Pledge are those […]

Mark Halperin Apologizes for Being Right

President Obama’s press conference performance Wednesday caused me to declare that there was no prospect for bipartisan cooperation. This morning on MSNBC, it caused Time magazine’s Mark Halperin to be even more blunt: “Do we have a seven-second delay? I want to characterize how I thought the president behaved. . . . I thought he was […]

Kinder, Küche, Kirche

Perhaps I should leave this one to Smitty — Frau Smitty ist Deutsch – but our gallant hero is probably too busy saving the world from Taliban terrorists to notice that the New York Times has decided that Germany is insufficiently feminist: [W]hen it comes to empowering women, no Teutonic drive or deference seems to work […]

Obama Must Be Defeated

Republicans in Congress cannot negotiate with or compromise with a president who talks like this: “I’ve said to Republican leaders, ‘You go talk to your constituents and ask them, “Are you willing to compromise your kids’ safety so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?” ‘ “ This kind of hateful divisive rhetoric renders […]

Dubious Quote Of The Day

by Smitty From The Moderate BlatherVoice, emphasis mine: Well [Representative Bachmann]’s right — the media is always looking for a cat fight, it’s tabloid journalism as its finest. But she is only half right — the real power brokers of the Republican party want a Bachmann-Palin cat fight to split the crazy vote and pave […]

Greeks Riot as Parliament Approves Budget Cuts to Avoid Debt Default

Financial markets breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday after the Greek parliament approved an austerity plan needed to avert default on the nation’s debt: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 72.73 points, or 0.60%, to 12261.42, capping the blue-chip measure’s biggest three-day gain since March. . . . Stocks have swung up and down for […]

LIVE AT FIVE – 06.30.11

TOP NEWS Obama Assails Republicans As Gulf In Deficit Talks Remains Wide President all sticks and no carrots in press conference; House GOP not impressed Supremes Could Make Gay Marriage A 2012 Issue Obama wary of publicly opposing DOMA Afghan Security Conference Opens Just Hours After Hotel Attack Afghan police and military forces to assume […]

‘When Irish Eyes Are Smiling’

Thanks to Don Surber for pointing out that the Boston mascot seems to be enjoying a wee bit of Ye Merry Olde Upskirt:

Perry Is A Bad Man Because He Saw What Happened To Palin And Had A Delay Put On Release Of Travel Vouchers. Bad Man!

by Smitty What have we learned since 2008, if not that the former courts of justice have been reduced to an ideological battleground? Unexpectedly, Rick Perry, kicking around a Presidential run, wants to express himself politically without having his travel used as a weapon against him. Many of the trips are unrelated to state business […]

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