The Other McCain

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

Vichy GOP Irritates Dan Riehl. Unwise.

by Smitty Over at Breitbart, “Did the NRSC’s Josh Holmes Just Cost Mitch McConnell His Primary?” Sorry, Mitch. I honestly had considered using my little platform here to try and encourage friends and fans to give you a pass, while shifting more time and money over to taking out Landrieu in LA. Thanks to your […]

@DanRiehl Update 29 Oct 2012

by Smitty Rainy day in VA. My office is closed, and my wife’s incessant stream of telcons, like hurricane Sandra, is a major distraction, since I’m mostly looking after the World’s Youngest Blogger. Yesterday, as the sky assumed a claustrophobic, slate grey cast, and the winds were picking up, I did a bit of shopping: […]

@DanRiehl Update 27 October 2012

by Smitty FAIRFAX, VA–I trundled around in Fairfax Station for three hours this morning. Nice McMansions, including a family named Riehl that allowed no relationship to Famous Blogger Dan. After lunch at the excellent Four Sisters, I headed over to see the Carnivorous Conservative. INOVA Fairfax is a mad place. You park in the Gray […]

@DanRiehl Update

by Smitty I went by and saw Dan Riehl in the Inova Fairfax ICU. @daveweigel @rsmccain @danriehl is on his left side, oxygen feed in place, labored breathing, unconscious. Left a note. — Chris Smith (@smitty_one_each) October 26, 2012 Dan has worked harder than most (e.g., me) on the effort to tear down the walls […]

Like the New York Times, But Better

Dan Riehl called me the other day to tell me he was re-launching his site with a design similar to the New York Times. The New RIEHL WORLD VIEW Is Here The new design is impressive, and Dan provides an interesting selection of headlines, including this one: Lesbian Charlie Rogers faked hate crime to advance […]

Yes, Dan Riehl: Slavery. To Materialism!

by Smitty Dan Riehl brings some dainty new footwear to the discussion. However, we need to dig a little deeper here. The message may not be limited to simple 19thcentury bondage. No. As Lawrence O’Donnell (my intellectual guide) points out, we’re all socialists now: This new line of footwear clearly underscores the American enslavement to […]

Occupation: Blogger

We approach Tax Day, and you know that place on the 1040 form where you’re supposed to write your occupation? Dan Riehl will write “blogger.” Dan’s been full-time since 2007. Anyone who can do it full-time for five years probably deserves some kind of medal. Or hit Dan’s tip jar.

Profiles in Narcissism: Charles Johnson Blinded by His Own Self-Righteousness

Among the books I most often recommend are The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy (Thomas Sowell, 1995) and The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations (Christopher Lasch, 1979). Thoughtful readers familiar with both books will understand how the phenomenon described by Sowell — liberals […]

Is Jennifer Rubin’s Unrequited Affection For Dan Riehl Giving Way To An Ace of Spades Fixation?

by Smitty Dan Riehl has just never been a productive social outlet for Jennifer Rubin, tempting comparison with Stacy McCain’s efforts in the direction of a certain activist who will remain unmaimed by this post. But are the tides turning? Can enough spectacularly bad feedback do for Jennifer Rubin what polls cannot for #OccupyResoluteDesk, i.e., […]

Asking the Important Questions: Why Does Gillian Anderson Want Me to Blog About Her Teenage Lesbian Affairs?

Yes, it’s been a week since my last Instalanche and, while I sincerely doubt that Professor Glenn Reynolds would want to encourage such absolutely shameless link-baiting, I’m otherwise mystified as to why any attractive celebrity would make this kind of confession: Gillian Anderson, the actress best known for playing agent Dana Scully on ”The X-Files,” has admitted […]

Aw, C’mon, Dan: How About A Little Real World View? UPDATE: Meet. . .
Willard Fabio

by Smitty It may be the case that Stacy made an accidental left turn on Kübler-Ross Drive while in Florida. However, noticing the fact that Bruce CampbellMitt Romney looks nearly Clooney-esque in his chiseled, masculine perfection, in contrast to the former Speaker-as-big-as-the-House, is just blatantly obvious. Should the election be solely about ideas and policy? […]

Dan Riehl Joins The Downfall Parody Club With A Nice Outing

by Smitty This has NSFW potty mouth, but builds to a fine conclusion: Having the viewer substitute a contemporary figure for Adolf alters the game a little bit. The contrast between Mitt’s wax museum facade and Adolf’s apocalyptic meltdown is spectacular here. I prefer casting Hitler as a senior diabolical mastermind, packing plenty of evil, […]

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