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Midweek Open Thread

Posted on | October 1, 2014 | 44 Comments


Mr. Winnfield would like to share his thoughts about Wednesday with you.

This may be one of the few posts this week that has no lesbian content.

In unrelated news, while the pulled pork sandwich at Wendy’s isn’t going to make you forget your local BBQ joint, it doesn’t completely suck either. I had the slaw on the side instead of atop the pulled pork, just in case it was one of those sugary slaws (it wasn’t) and it was okay too. Didn’t quite have the courage to try it piled on their cheeseburger, much less the Baconator which is my default Wendy’s burger, but maybe next time. Wendy’s also joins Checkers in offering a poutine-like fries dish, except instead of gravy or chili, they offer pulled pork. Might could be worth checking out.
Disclaimer: I have a whole ten shares of Wendy’s stock in my Cardboard Box – er, retirement – fund.

Thanks to everyone who bought stuff through my Amazon links in September; I know things are tough all around, but between sales of The Last Falangist and the Amazon links, I kinda sorta qualify as an N- or M-list writer on Larry Correia’s helpful guide to the scale of Author Success.


  • ThePaganTemple

    Wendy’s is a damn grease trap. Their burgers used to be really good, like six or seven years ago, but the last couple times I had one, it’s almost like somebody decided to start frying ground each beef patty in a gallon of lard. Disgusting. Another recent downturn is KFC mashed potatoes. God awful.

  • NeoWayland

    Lesbian doesn’t bother me.

    The RadFem stuff does though. I don’t think those people will ever find happiness. Unfortunately, they’re determined to make the rest of us uncomfortable too.

    There used to be a little BBQ place just outside of Globe, Arizona. Best I ever tasted this side of the Rockies.

  • OrangeEnt

    Wendy’s went down hill when Dave went under too….

  • Wombat_socho

    KFC has always been awful. The Wendy’s here in Northern Virginia are okay; haven’t noticed the lard problem you mention.

  • trangbang68

    2 lesbians, a raccoon and Morey Amsterdam walk in a bar…stop me if you’ve heard this one.

  • Adjoran

    I just don’t see how we can even HOLD an election in the midst of this radfem/lesbian crisis.

    But in case of national feminist emergency, we know where to turn for news and unofficial infotainment.

  • JadedByPolitics


  • JadedByPolitics

    You know of course hump day is racist doncha? I mean its offensive to Arabs is what I heard…heh, btw HAPPY HUMP DAY from the resident racist, misogynist, homophobe, bigot (did I forget anything?)

  • RKae
  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Lard is fine. Tallow on the other hoof is an abomination. Then again so is ground beef.

  • Zohydro

    If the radfem lesbians take control of the Senate, I’m holding this fine blog singularly responsible…

  • Wombat_socho


  • Zohydro

    Camel is halal but not kosher… Beef, on the other hand…

  • K-Bob
  • K-Bob

    The money quote from the Daily Mail article: “Jennifer Cramblett (right) claims the mistake has caused her stress and anguish because her family is racist and she lives in a small, all-white town in northeast Ohio.”

  • RKae

    Yeeeeeaaaaars ago, there were many reports of permanent blindness brought on by Viagra. And it was “Here’s a couple of million bucks; now shut up.”

    And, of course, the media played ball too, as they always do.

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  • Mike G.

    I see what you did there.

  • Quartermaster

    I hate it when cows argue vested interests.

  • Mike G.

    Sure it was the Viagra that caused the blindness? NTTAWWT. I’ve also heard of a “hairy palms” side effect, too.

  • Mike G.

    Yeah…you’d think she was selling Chicken or something.

  • Quartermaster

    No Lesbian content? I’m gonna boycott this place…until the next post.

  • Quartermaster

    I know what you mean. However, unlike a certain Wombat like personage that hangs around these parts, I do like KFC.

  • richard mcenroe

    It’s about 300 miles from my place to Dallas. That gives us room to set a layered defense of roadblocks, firing lines and killzones. Have to check the monthly gun show in San Antonio to see if we can get a decent price on claymores in quantity or if we’re going to have to go with langrage.

  • RS

    You’re getting squeezed on two fronts: Unknown respiratory viruses from south the Rio Grand and Ebola from West Africa. Question: If this administration wanted to deliberately cause outbreaks of disease, what would it do differently.

    Link via AOSHQ.

  • Zohydro

    Your prayers have been heard… Insh’allah!

  • McGehee

    The way I heard it, it was two lesbians, an armadillo and Morey Amsterdam.

    I hope your version gives Morey the punch line — he’s a damn sight funnier than the armadillo.

  • Mike G.

    Actually had KFC tonight for dinner. I got the “Go Cup” and my Bride got the Wings plus some fries from Zaxby’s

  • Bob Belvedere

    I heard it as: ‘Two lesbians, an armadillo and Jeff Goldstein walk into a bar…’

  • Wombat_socho

    Popeye’s or nothing. Life’s too short to eat bland, poorly prepared chicken.

  • Wombat_socho

    You should be able to make fougasses from materials in your neighborhood; they’re even more fun than claymore mines on account of the fire, plus they’re reloadable!

  • Quartermaster

    All kidding aside, I liked them both. It’s been quite a few years since there has been a Popeye’s in my AO. Other than Zaxby’s, Bojangles and KFC, there ain’t nothing.

  • Quartermaster

    My Bride doesn’t care for Zaxby’s. She likes Bojangles for Breakfast. Since she had her gall bladder removed, we don’t do KFC all that often anymore.

  • Adjoran

    Your problem isn’t KFC, it’s the management and workers near where you live. They are fine here. Not great, not like homemade, but better fast food is hard to find.

    Popeye’s is definitely better, though.

    A local journalist doing a report on youth religious affiliation here asked a black college student what she thought about young people going to church.

    “Nobody goes to churches no more. We all likes Popeyes now.”

  • richard mcenroe

    Yeah, but wildfire is a problem then. Langrage is less colorful but effective.

  • richard mcenroe

    Beer goggles counter the negative effects.

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  • Gunga

    Dahooooooooooood…you missed the boat! This was their test market for the pulled pork cheeeboogeee and it is to die for! Add the extra-hot BBQ sauce (which is actually on the hot side for fast food) and it is worth going on Lipitor over. I wept bitter greasy tears when the test period was over…
    Also, to all the haters, defaming Wendy’s is a felony in Ohio. We have your names and extradition papers are in the works… I’m sorry it has to be this way, no hard feelings, but you seriously deserve jail time to think over your poor life choices.

  • K-Bob

    Well, some of us look better in cheap sunglasses. So there’s that.

  • K-Bob

    The worst Wendy’s experience I ever had was in Ohio. And I’ve always liked Wendys a lot.

  • K-Bob

    Reminds me of an old reader-submitted humor thing in Reader’s Digest.

    When asked to write down what denomination each student belonged (man, that really dates this), one student wrote, “Bhaptis”

    The teacher asked him why he put that down, and the boy said, “I don’t know how to spell Presbyterian.”

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