The Other McCain

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

Ace Keeps Killin’ It Every Day

Honestly, every other blog is at risk of becoming redundant: US Companies: You Must Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform So We Have the Workers to Fill the Jobs Whose Former Holders We Laid Off Once Ace does a headline like that, the story itself is almost an afterthought, and what more can I add, really? People […]

Lubricating the Slippery Slope: The Intellectual Astroglide of the Elite

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger: HATER! pic.twitter.com/WBLQHSxINS | @wgstweets @blnd_n_dngrus @DBT816 — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) August 31, 2013 Few are willing to admit the truth, namely that our cultural elite have abandoned the truth — but that is putting it too mildly. Our cultural elite, of which the editors of the Washington […]

Studying the Master: @AceOfSpadesHQ Brings His Blogging A-Game, Again

Aficionados of Blog-Fu will some day recall Thursday’s AOSHQ beatdown of Slate the way boxing fans remember Clay-Liston: Slate, the Amateur Online Webzine Specializing in Hit-Trolling and Outrage-Fishing: First of a Series   Slate, the Group Blog That Troll-Baits With Provocative Stupidity: Second in a Series   Slate, The Blog That Trolls Its Own Readers, […]

On This Day In 1945…

– Wombat-socho …the United States Army Air Force dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, and six days after that the Japanese agreed to an unconditional surrender. Ever since then, all manner of intellectualloids have been moaning about the inhumanity of it all, how it didn’t need to happen, and 31 other flavors of morally superior […]

In Which the Untalented @AndOHehir Gets Owned by @AceOfSpadesHQ

Some liberal motifs are perennial: When God and Man at Yale was published in 1951, liberals denounced Buckley as a fanatic and worse. One hostile reviewer accused him of “un-Christian arrogance,” while another said that Buckley’s book had “the glow and appeal of a fiery cross on a hillside at night.” From a 2010 Andrew […]

Representin’ Ewok and the Signifyin’ Jive

Shocking Thuggery from @AceofSpadesHQ: "Hell, I love a good hoodie." http://t.co/sSYap0ZBpC Another vapor-huffing Ewok hoodlum! #tcot — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) July 17, 2013 Inside jokes about Ace’s resemblance to the cuddly creatures of The Return of the Jedi are a sort of signification — an advertisement of tribal membership — in the same way […]

Glenn Greenwald Is a Ridiculous Joke (And Alas, the Internet Never Forgets)

“DomMascHry31”? Really? I always figured @ggreenwald as more the "SmoothLooseBottom" type … http://t.co/lZ1zf5SOs9 #tcot — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) June 27, 2013 Ali Akbar called and I had to tell him about the infamous — indeed, epic — nay, world-historic — exposure of Glenn Greenwald’s sockpuppetry back in 2006. Many people currently active in conservative […]

Liberal Media Bias and Self-Selection

C’mon, @aceofspadeshq: “Something Faranze-Gupta or whatever”?@thegarance is no Max Blumenwhatever! minx.cc/?post=339613 — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) May 1, 2013 Some years ago — when our daughter, now 23, was in kindergarten, to be specific — I gave up on the public school system. It’s doomed beyond all hope of redemption, and conservatives who think otherwise are […]

‘It’s Really Astonishing. It’s Just a Deliberate Lie From Start to Finish.’

So says Ace of Spades about the way the New York Times re-writes the history of the Anthony Weiner cybersex scandal. In a just world, Jonathan Van Meter of the New York Times — and every editor who signed off on this thoroughly dishonest article — would be fired, and effectively blackballed from the industry like Jason Blair […]

Kooky Tuesday Continues: Is Social Media Breeding Monsters? Oh, Hell, Yes!

Having begun the day with a post about deranged cyberstalker Bill Schmalfeldt, followed up with a post about a maniac professor at Columbia University, and then added a discussion of the (allegedly) felonious kook Barrett Brown, let’s stick with the theme, eh? In a post at Breitbart.com’s new group-blog thingie, Mandy Nagy asks “Is Social […]

‘Learning French,’ IYKWIMAITYD

Valérie Allain as Mireille Belleau in French in Action (1987) “Many have criticized the depiction of Mireille as gratuitously sexist. The camera often lingers on the actress’s chest and bare legs. ‘You’re seeing the videotape through a male gaze,’ said one female teaching assistant who asked not to be identified.” – New York Times, March […]

Tina Brown’s Mysterious Career: How Much Is That Zeitgeist in the Window?

Cheap easy-to-use digital self-publishing software has made many things obsolete, including overpaid magazine editors who once allegedly had an inerrant instinct for finding The Next New Thing: Audaciously drawing grand (and almost completely unsupportable) conclusions from small things. Carnival barking in print form. Everything’s the Most Important, the Latest, the Best. News You Can Use; Is Your Hair-Dryer […]

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