The Other McCain

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

Zero Hedge Lays It Down, Mead Sort Of Picks It Up

by Smitty For most of the past four or five years, I have spent the majority of my time studying the dominant forces that fuel the power structure that exists in these Unites States today, and indeed throughout the world.  My education began quite suddenly and unexpectedly in the middle of the last decade when I […]

‘Shut Up!’ The Modern Monetary
Theorist Explained

by Smitty Essentially, there are four preconditions in Modern Monetary Theory: Money enters the economy through government spending, as the total amount of money is constrained not by gold but by the total output of the national economy; Government spending is speculative as it prints as much money as it needs to control production and, […]

If You Don’t Think ‘Jailbait Hookers’ Is Headline News, You Don’t Know News

When the major news networks ignored the FBI raid on the Miami doctor who bankrolled Sen. Robert Menendez’s trips to the Dominican Republic, I was frankly stunned. No matter how liberal your bias may be, the allegation that Menendez was banging underage hookers during his Caribbean expeditions is irresistible as news. There is nothing in […]

What A Lucid Politician Sounds Like

by Smitty Senator Coburn states flatly that the debt ceiling hike is coming, unstoppably, describes the impending debt spiral. He the ventures into the output of the Department of Superfluous Redundancy Department. I think Senator Coburn refers to the report linked here. What Senator Coburn doesn’t seem to understand is that homo bureaucratus is achieving […]

The Chicago Way

Her name was Hadiya Pendleton and she was only 15 years old: The city’s 42nd slaying is part of Chicago’s bloodiest January in more than a decade, following on the heels of 2012, which ended with more than 500 homicides for the first time since 2008. . . . About three blocks from Hadiya’s school, […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 01.31.13

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS FBI Raids Menendez Donor’s Office HHS IG also on scene; possible Medicaid/Medicare fraud by Dr. Melgen? Senator Menendez Denies Prostitution Allegations Georgia Declares State Of Emergency After Deadly Storms Sweep Through Midwest, Southern States Two dead, dozens injured, thousands without power Witnesses At Senate Hearing Tangle Over Background Checks […]

Israeli Jets Hit Convoy in Syria; Also, People Are Mean to Matt Lewis on Twitter

TODAY’S TOP NEWS: Economy contracts in 4th quarter; FBI raids in Menendez hooker scandal; people are mean to Matt Lewis on Twitter. — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) January 30, 2013 In this analogy, I think @benhowe is Charles Manson, or at least Tex Watson.… — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) January 30, 2013 Damn all […]

Anonymous Spokesman Barrett Brown Is Sane Enough to Stand Trial, Judge Rules

September 2012: Barrett Brown threatens an FBI agent in video Breaking ; Anonymous spokesman Barrett Brown just ruled competent to stand trial on federal charges against him — Lee Stranahan (@Stranahan) January 30, 2013 Breaking : Anonymous spokesman Barrett Brown pleads not guilty to two recently filed obstruction charges against him in Dallas federal court […]

Obamanomics Fails — Unexpectedly!

Remember how, right before the election, we had about three weeks of media hype about declining unemployment and hopeful signs of economic recovery? Yeah. They lied through their teeth: Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — decreased at an annual […]

Paul Broun Will Seek Georgia Senate Seat Vacated by Retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss

Andrew O’Shea of Viral Read broke the story last night: At an event in Gwinnett County, Republican Rep. Paul Broun announced he will seek Saxby Chambliss’s seat in 2014. Actually, Broun’s wife Niki announced the news, as Jim Galloway of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes. There is expected to be a multi-candidate GOP primary for the […]

HookerGate: Is FBI Raid Connected to Menendez’s Dominican Jailbait Scandal?

It was the Wednesday before Election Day when the story broke that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) had been caught patronizing prostitutes during trips to the Dominican Republic aboard the private jet of a Florida ophthalmologist. The mainstream media suppressed the news, as they habitually suppress all news not favorable to Democrats. But it’s a little […]

CNN’s ‘Poorly Rated’ @Soledad_OBrien Will Lose Her Show Nobody Watched

Soledad O’Brien, America’s Least Popular Cable TV News Personality™ Jeff Zucker is making big changes at CNN, the cable-news pioneer that has fallen to third place in the ratings: Gone are longtime contributors James Carville and Mary Matalin, as well as Bill Bennett and Erick Erickson, the latter of whom has signed on with Fox […]

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