The Other McCain

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

Homo Bureaucratus Is The Problem

by Smitty Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.–Lord Acton Over time, even petty amounts of power bring out the Nixon in all of us. Via Instapundit, Mark Fiztgibbons writes: In America’s first 100 years, federal officials could be sued in state courts for acting beyond their authority. In his book Creating the […]

A Failed Slut, A Successful Farmer, And A Pair of Soldiers

– Wombat-socho I’m going to lead off this week’s book post with a short review of a book which is itself all too short: Kathy Shaidle’s Confessions of A Failed Slut. Ms. Shaidle, proprietress of the Five Feet of Fury blog and columnist at Takimag, has a lot of uncomplimentary things to say about the […]

Ace on @Milbank: ‘Biased and Giddily Ignorant … Proud to Know Nothing’

Last night, I hit Dana Milbank’s cheap smear of a Heritage Foundation panel about the Benghazi cover-up and thought I’d done a good job. This morning, I woke up and saw Ace’s treatment of the same story and was awed by the work of the master: Milbank’s original deception is reporting this woman’s charge — […]

Shinseki Resigned? This Changes Everything!

– Wombat-socho So Eric Shinseki resigned yesterday as Veterans Affairs Secretary and is going to be replaced by Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson. And lo, all over Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of the Intertubes there was much rejoicing, for Something Had Been Done. Now there’s a lot of discussion over who’s going to be Shinseki’s […]

A Long History Of Ineptitude And Corruption

– Wombat-socho While this could be a descriptor of many offices, bureaux, agencies and possibly even entire departments of the Federal Government, I’m addressing the problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is still referred to by many as the Veterans Administration or simply VA. As CNN points out in this excellent article (apparently […]

Deranged Cyberstalker Bill Schmalfeldt Doubts My Expertise in Crazy?

Bill Schmalfeldt insists he is not a deranged cyberstalker. “Delusions of persecution and grandiose revenge fantasies are typical of certain personality disorders and, although I have no specialized training in psychology, I know crazy when I see it. “One of Bill Schmalfeldt’s most noticeable traits is his love of making threats — The Dire Warning of Terrible […]

In The Mailbox, 05.23.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM Dead Republican Party: The Role Of Clergy In Conflict First Street Journal: Economics 101 – The Left Loves Them Some Failed Policies Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: Jennifer Lawrence Targeted By Left Wing Speech Warriors Michelle Malkin: How America Treats Illegal Aliens Vs. Veterans Twitchy: Pressure Mounts To Free Andrew […]

In The Mailbox: 05.21.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM Dead Republican Party: Moneychangers In The Temple Michelle Malkin: Michelle Obama’s Control-Freak Lunch Program Doug Powers: Bang For Taxpayers’ Buck – GM Has Recalled More Cars This Year Than They Sold In The Last Five Twitchy: White Leftist To Black Conservative – “My Pleasure, House Nigger” RIPPED FROM […]

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