The Other McCain

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

Alec Baldwin Yells ‘Fag’ at Photographer; MSNBC Host Threatens to Sue TMZ

If @TMZ asserts that I used an anti-gay epithet, I will sue them. — ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) November 14, 2013 Is he the worst host in the history of MSNBC? Gosh, that’s tough competition. Ed Driscoll summarizes the latest outburst: MSNBC anchor Alec Baldwin was videotaped shouting “c**ksucking f*g,” to a photographer by TMZ.com, John Nolte writes at Big Journalism: […]

The Internet Never Forgets

And by “the Internet,” of course, I mean, Ed Driscoll: Politico has numerous journalists who during the campaign in 2008 were on the infamous “JournoList,” which dubbed itself the “non-official campaign” for Obama’s election bid. The JournoList was created by Ezra Klein, who is now with the Washington Post. . . . Another self-admitted member of the JournoList is Ben Smith, who is […]

No School Like the Old School

Ed Driscoll has memory. Intelligence is, in fact, mostly about memory. So the more you remember, the smarter you are. This is why old people are smart and young people are stupid. So I was reading Ed’s account of “The State of Journalism in 2013,” and I was stunned when Ed reminded readers – I knew, but […]

About Paul Ehrlich and ‘The Most Spectacularly Wrong Book Ever Written’

Cover of Time magazine, Jan. 11, 1960 “You’re f–king up our future. . . . What do you think we learn at school? This is what we learned about. . . . We’re the 99 percent.” – 17-year-old student, St. Mary’s Academy, 2011 In an interview with Ed Driscoll, Jonathan V. Last discussed Paul Ehrlich’s […]

Distraction Tactic Backfires: Romney Gains in Polls After Obama Gay Shift

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign strategy could be summarized in four words: “It’s Obama’s Economy, Stupid.” Romney and his aides have made clear that they regard every other issue as a distraction from what polls — as well as common sense — indicate as the main concern of American voters: Jobs, the economy and the explosion […]

Alabama Man Becomes Third Victim of ‘Justice for Trayvon’ Violence Trend UPDATE: Not a Hate Crime, Cops Say

From the very start, I warned against trying this case in the media. Demagoguery and political grandstanding have predictably inflamed emotions, so that innocent people who never set foot in Sanford, Florida, are made to pay a dreadful price: First in Baltimore, then in Chicago, and now in Mobile, Alabama: Police tell News 5 the […]

Aerial SHARK Jumped With Small Arms

by Smitty Trifecta has the details. One worries that the PETAphiles are going to irritate the wrong people some day and have the sack to wonder why something truly devastating occurs in reply. Unexpectedly. Related buffoonery pointed out by Ed Driscoll.

Climate Change Consenseless Goes Down In The House

by Smitty (h/t Pirate’s Cove) Lawmakers voted 184-240 against Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D-Calif.) amendment to a GOP-led bill that would strip the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate greenhouse gases. The amendment from Waxman — the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee — reflects Democratic efforts to cast the bill as an outrageous […]

Rep. Pelosi Offers A Quote That Shall Live In Infamy

by Smitty Tabitha Hale brings you the video: Ace had an excellent riff: In fairness, she’s quoting from the Federalist Papers, which spoke eloquently of “passing some laws so we can find out what great shit’s in them, and stuff.” Pretty sure that was John Jay. Let’s channel a actual Founding Father, then. Alexander Hamilton: […]