The Other McCain

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

Helping Dr. Helen Sort All This Out

by Smitty Let’s lay down a few Lefty assertions that, while not absolutely true, may have some explanatory power: The federal government, staffed with ‘officials’ and ‘experts’, is your parent. You are a sheep, lacking free will, and are a sort of hormonal robot. You are a guilt-free slut-o-matic, or dildo with feet, and should […]

Obama Administration Gets Its Benghazi On Over In Afghanistan

by Smitty This is just despicable: KABUL — A growing number of Afghan interpreters who worked alongside American troops are being denied U.S. visas allotted by Congress because the State Department says there is no serious threat against their lives. But the interpreters, many of whom served in Taliban havens for years, say U.S. officials […]

Obvious Truths of the Obama Age

Professor Glenn Reynolds, who knows a thing or two about effective Internet sites, discusses the debacle: So the Obamacare website doesn’t work, and nobody knows when it’ll be fixed. Administration officials are pointing toward late November, but they’ve had more than three years to work on it. In about the same amount of time […]

An Ode To Lois Lerner: “Blown Snow”

by Smitty But Sometimes Bureaucrats Soar Beyond Simple Background Stories, Brokering Supercilious Bromides Stashed Below Silver Busses Staggered By Squashed Bodies Sacrificed, Bravely Supporting Beliefs Seemingly Broken, Soviet-style – Losing her 1st Amendment rights?

You Disagree With @Instapundit At Your Peril, But I’m Going With Nicolaitanism Over Oikophobia

by Smitty Pondering why we can’t talk about guns, Insty quotes Barry Snell . . .we can’t have a rational gun debate is because the anti-gun side pre-supposes that their pro-gun opponents must first accept that guns are bad in order to have a discussion about guns in the first place. . . and concludes: […]

Wrong Headline, Professor

Glenn Greenwald spent the Bush years in a constant state of hysteria about war and infringements of civil liberties. It’s hard to think of a commentator who more typifies the anti-war Left of that era. It is therefore a shock to see Greenwald now grumbling this way: I wonder: does someone who goes from being […]

New Year, New Awesomeness: Jimmie Is Ready for His Instalanche, Professor

Jimmie Bise Jr. describes improvements to his Sundries Shack blog, including “a new webhost that will give me a lot more bandwidth so that the next time Glenn Reynolds wants to Instalanche me, my blog will withstand the traffic onslaught like Lieutenant Dan strapped to the main mast.” Two words of advice, Jimmie: Dog sex. […]

Messed-Up People Make Bad Choices in Disastrously Dysfunctional Relationships

Instapundit had this headline: 21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: My Ex Posted “Revenge Porn” Photos Of Me. OK, so this was intriguing, but the whole “revenge porn” theme was forgotten as soon as I started reading the article by the (obviously pseudonymous) “Rhoda Kelly”: I started dating Rob toward the end of high school. He was five […]

Mandates, Regulation and ‘Rights’

What was causing the problem to which ObamaCare was supposed to be the solution? If it was not clear before, it is becoming more so, now that the alleged solution is making the problem worse: Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one […]

Objectively Worse: Democrats to Blame for the Hyper-Partisanship They Decry

NYPD arrest Occupy Wall Street protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge, Oct. 1, 2011 Commenting on the post-election rancor – e.g., Log Cabin Republicans targeting Chuck Hagel — Professor Glenn Reynolds observes: You know, somebody — Dave Weigel or Matt Yglesias, I think — was tweeting the other day that the GOP was doing worse post-election than […]

#Metaphor: Academics Sign Their Own Death Warrants by Defending Loomis

It’s a formula: [Thing you're angry about] [epithet] [Republican you blame] [obscenity] [heinously violent death wish] #metaphor @jimmiebjr — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) December 19, 2012 For example: “Barbara Walters should be eviscerated by machete-wielding crackheads! #metaphor” — bingo, you’re a tenured Ph.D.@jimmiebjr — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) December 19, 2012 Professor Erik “Head on […]

Neologism: Glenren

by Smitty I’d like to propose ‘glenren’, a contraction of ‘Glenn Reynolds’, as a special term for the blend of faux naïveté, weapons-grade sarcasm, and systematic understatement so brutally employed by The Blogfather: You know, I’m beginning to wonder if they tried to fake the numbers upward for the election or something. Usage: “That there […]

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