The Other McCain

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

On Da Tech Guy’s Radio Show

by Smitty Check out Da Tech Guy’s radio show. I’m due on in about an hour (1:15PM EST). Pete is a champ, and it’s a privilege to call him friend. What a blast that was! The liberal guest was Mike Hummell of Stop Brownback, who was articulate and pleasant and I’d debate again with pleasure, […]

The Sicilian Blog Mob

In January 2010, I arrived in Boston to cover the Scott Brown Senate campaign and Pete Da Tech Guy picked me up at the train station. Now he’s got his own radio show and just announced the addition of seven new co-bloggers to his growing New Media empire. You should hit Pete’s tip jar. I […]

A Few Words About Moderation And The Banhammer

– Wombat-socho I’m going to keep this short, because there really isn’t much to be said, but it does need saying, especially after the messes some people made in the comments yesterday. First of all, much like Anonymous or /b/, I am not your private army. Don’t expect me to blacklist someone just on your […]

‘Oh, My God. They Were Everywhere’

Young stars circa 1987: Corey Haim (left) and Corey Feldman Apropos of recent controversies, Pete Da Tech Guy quotes a 2011 interview with former child actor Corey Feldman: “I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia. That’s the biggest problem for children in this […]

CPAC: Turned Out Pete Ingemi Hadn’t Heard Of A ’10 Questions’ Interview

by Smitty Nobody interviews people like Pete, Da Tech Guy: nobody. So, if you can’t compete, enjoy a little revenge, as they say amidst the rubble in the Eastern Mediterranean. This is done in the style of The Chaser’s War on Everything, especially their 10 Questions. Here is my interview: Can the GOP capture the […]

Just Hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar

Gratitude requires generosity and vice-versa. Having fallen drastically behind on my thank-you notes to tip-jar hitters, I am nevertheless grateful for the continued support, and when Pete Da Tech Guy rattled his tip jar, I immediately hit it. Given the circumstances of our friendship and his many acts of generosity toward me, Pete’s explanation of […]

Debating Gay Marriage With Cynthia Yockey On Da Tech Guy’s Radio Show

by Smitty I’ve been invited to debate my dear friend Cynthia Yockey of A Conservative Lesbian on Da Tech Guy’s show tomorrow afternoon, on 26 January 2013, from 2-3 PM EST, if the technical gremlins are smiling. My arguments will consist of pure, heated denunciation, in the style of that 18th century fire breather Jonathan […]

The Country’s Going Straight to Hell, But at Least We’ve Got a ‘Likeable’ President

Random adults: [M]ore than seven in 10 are dissatisfied with the current state of the economy, and just more than a third are either “very” or “fairly” confident in Obama’s ability to promote a strong and growing economy. And 60 percent believe the coming year will be a time to hold back and save because […]


CINCINNATI, Ohio Pete Da Tech guy disassembles a Quinnipiac Poll that has samples of D+7 in Florida and D+8 in both Florida and Ohio, so that while Mitt Romney handily wins independent voters in both states, he nonetheless trails Obama by 1 point in Florida, 2 points in Virginia and 5 points in Ohio. These […]

‘Media Credibility Day Is Coming’

When the Associated Press finally took notice of “surging” crowds at Romney-Ryan rallies, Da Tech Guy laughed — like me, he’s covered multiple Romney campaign events and had seen big, enthusiastic crowds all along. Now Sam Youngman of Reuters takes notice: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is recovering ground in the critical swing state of Ohio as he rises […]

Cheryl Voted for Obama in 2008, But …

. . . this time in New Hampshire? Not so much: Governor Romney challenged each member of the crowd to speak to one Obama voter to convince them to change their minds this time around. The visuals were excellent and it seemed hard work of the volunteers paid off. My interviews after the event suggested […]

DaTechGuy Was With Mitt In Bow, NH

by Smitty Da Tech Guy brings you Fedora on the ground reporting from NH. The Romney event was solemn, beginning with the invocation:Lord rest the victims, strengthen the survivors, and point toward justice for the perpetrator. Mitt sounds truly Presidential here: In Florida, President Obama: “Even as we learn how this happened and who’s responsible, […]

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