The Other McCain

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FEATURE: McCain Jauntily Raked Again

Posted on | April 27, 2013 | 22 Comments

by Smitty

The bad news is that the Wombat has had an extended stay in a Minnesota. He tries to claim it was something medical, and I guess being buried in anime groupies can have medical implications. Regardless of the actual details, we bid him Godspeed in recovery.

This week’s FMJRA celebrates at least one of your masthead names breaking 20k follows on Twitter. While, on the one hand, this is the least useful accomplishment imaginable, everybody should follow my 20,000th follower:

Oh, and guess who’s still poking along back around 19k?

Again, this milestone is of no specific merit, except as an occasion to heap abuse about Robert Stacy McCain’s head and shoulders.

At any rate, it’s time to quit fannying about and let the good links roll:

‘We Got Him’

The #BlockedByDavidSirota Club: Membership Is Growing Rapidly!

A Picture That Will Warm Your Heart


The Blair-Glass ‘Sleeper Cell’ — British Tabloid Fabricates a Phony Scoop

Why Did Fox News and Townhall Scrub the Todd Starnes ‘Saudi National’ Story?

Blame Bush: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Does!

Paul Ryan Intern Adam Savader Arrested

Terrorists Fear Him

VIDEO: Terrorist Floyd Corkins Tells FBI He Used SPLC ‘Hate’ List to Find Target

Why Is This Idiot on National TV?

Army Plans to Cut Eight Brigades by 2017

BREAKING: Cable TV News Airheads Screwed Up a Major Story, Again


  • Rosalie

    I’m not on Twitter, but if I were, I’d follow you. I always check Stacy’s on this blog and quite often get a kick out of his tweets. I wish Wombat the very best in Minnesota. It was very nice to see “by Smitty” again. And where the heck is that famous little guy? Surely he has a very important expression to demonstrate just how imbecilic our government is.

  • jakee308

    Framing. It’s all in the framing.

    Robert Stacy McCain == boring (as a handle)

    Smitty the Wacko Bird == zany, fun loving, mavericky

  • JeffWeimer

    That folks, is what Tweetdeck can do for you.

  • Zilla of the Resistance

    Get well soon, Wombat!

    Congrats on your twitterachievement, Smitty! I hover around a thosand and a half followers even though apparently I offend people away as quickly as I attract them since twitter is always telling me that I have new followers but my #s rarely change. Oh well.

  • Zilla of the Resistance


  • Proof

    So…this is how you treat the 19,999 followers who got you there? I feel so used!

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Wombat, get well soon!

    Smitty, congratulations on kicking Twitter ass. All that Army talk this week and (while he was not looking) RSM gets whooped by Navy.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I am thinking that “King of Butthurt” might attract a clientele he was not looking for.

  • Bob Belvedere

    You know…this is the first week in four+ years that I haven’t linked to at least one TOM post!…I blame The Sequester(tm).

  • Bob Belvedere

    And now, of course, it’s going away.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Yeah! I do too…but, hey, it’s a Saturday Night, so I’m used to being used [at least I was in my single days].

  • Becca Lower

    Although, I bet the “McCain” part of his handle is at least somewhat intriguing to people.

  • Becca Lower

    Don’t feel badly, Bob. I only managed one link myself. And I can’t even blame The Sequester for it. 🙁

  • JeffWeimer

    And McCain will never have used it. Sad.

  • Mike G.

    Somehow I feel like I missed something. It’s going away?

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  • richard mcenroe

    I feel so cheap… but cheap beats worthless so let me just put my self-esteem back in the shoebox…

  • creeper

    Smitty, please remember there is life out here without Twitter and Facebook. Millions of us do not do social media because we don’t care for the format and the limitations.

    I’m seeing a lot of stuff just moved from social media to blogs and you’re not the worse offender. A Twitter feed is not the equivalent of a well-researched and well-written blog post. Yes, there’s a lot of good stuff on Twitter but nothing anywhere near as good as what you routinely turn out here on a daily basis. Please keep the tweets to a minimum.

    Relinquishing soapbox.

  • Quartermaster

    Medical problems? Sounds like the Wombat is malingering so he can take a bit of extra time off.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Yeah. Very soon from what I understand. I downloaded Janetter tonight and have been playing with it. It has some of look and feel of TweetDeck.

  • K-Bob

    Do people still use Twitter?

    Howbout that “face book” thing. Still going strong?

    I’d give it a try, but these 8-inch floppy disks only hold so much.

  • Mike G.

    I downloaded it, but get an error when I try to sign in with twitter. Might have to try hootsuite.