The Other McCain

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

The Obama Age: ‘That ’70s Show’

In last night’s traditional Christmas round-up — genius! — I began by quoting Rob Long’s doom-and-gloom comments from a New York magazine feature about the post-election National Review Caribbean cruise, an article you should read in its entirety, if you want to be thoroughly depressed about the uselessness of our conservative elite: Wonks, pundits, pollsters […]

The Democrat Graveyard Whistling Choir Ignores ‘Preference Cascade’ Scenario

- Ed Driscoll points out that the “War on Women” hero/martyr Sandra Fluke drew a much smaller crowd than did the actual victims of the “War on Coal” in Grundy, Virginia. As they say, the plural of “anecdote” is data, and these are just a couple of points on the scatter-chart which are beginning to form into […]

Did You Say ‘Preference Cascade’?

“One might have thought that the 2010 mid-term elections . . . would have convinced the Left that they had miscalculated. Instead, they placed their confidence in Obama’s ability to navigate the new environment . . . “Everything seemed to be proceeding in accordance with those beliefs until Romney dismantled Obama in Wednesday’s debate — […]

Racism Industrial Complex Training Film: “Bob Is A Racist”

by Smitty This country in general, and this blog in particular, cannot stop in its relentless quest for ‘fairness’, and a raaaaacism-free country. Sadly, it appears that Bob Belvedere has been outed as a raaaaacist by the Solipsist Piffle Legal CanYouNameTerrorists (SPLC): Next up on the list to be outed, apparently, are Troglopundit and American […]

If We Had an Actual Press Corps, They Would Be Asking …

by Smitty Driscoll links Harsanyi, “Obama supports same-sex marriage, cites states’ rights”: Which begs an obvious question: If Obama has endorsed federalism and believes that states have the right to define marriage, then why doesn’t he support the ability of states to extricate themselves from Obamacare? Why don’t states have the right to dictate their […]

Ed Driscoll Missed One: Introducing The New Lefty Craze ‘M-bowing’

by Smitty First, there was Obama’s bowing, and then Tebowing, and now M-bowing (Mao-bowing?), with the arms forming the outsides of the character, with the middle V described by the outline of the leg. The left leg. This new body language is suitable for an #Occupy mike check near you. Try not to bite your […]

A Little Schadenfreude From Ed Driscoll

by Smitty Because Mrs. The Other Smitty loves it when I abuse her tongue. Ed Driscoll rolls out the hot shadow laughter for BHO-One Quixote*: Incidentally, it’s got to be quite a comedown from having a rare combination of enough chutzpah and imaginary messianic power to say with a straight face, “This was the moment […]

The Savage Young

My hometown friend George Hall occasionally used to say he’d like to start a band called “The Savage Young.” George and I had both been caught up in the second wave of Beatlemania that swept over teenagedom in the middle and late 1970s, years after the Beatles had broken up, and a lot of us […]

The 1970s In NYC: Something Else

by Smitty Ed Driscoll, one of those great bloggers whom we don’t link enough, has a post about people waxing nostalgic for NYC’s seedier days. Admittedly, that was a little before my time, but it did bring to mind a funny bit from Our Dumb Century: Some humorless git seems to have left the funniest […]

Showing Any Public Figure Crucified Is As Tasteless As Burning The Qur’an

by Smitty An interesting discussion came up today regarding the idiot in Florida who burned the Qur’an, and the resulting deaths in MeS, just north of me by a couple of hours. Burning anyone’s scripture is deplorable. Double deplorable for anyone nominally a follower of the Christ. Do you really think He’d do such? Really? […]

Report: Obama Smashed the Tea Party Through a Plate-Glass Window

“What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live […]

We Need to Tone Down the Rhetoric

Otherwise, all this extremist talk about “choice” and “women’s rights” might lead to mass murder:  A massacre perpetrated by a deranged man is not about the deranged man; it’s about “rhetoric.” But a massacre perpetrated by an abortion provider whose violations against laws of the nation and of humanity were overlooked for years is “not […]

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