The Other McCain

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

Why Everybody Hates Atheists

@rsmccain Science! — Lee Ritz, M.D. (@lee_ritz) December 4, 2013 It’s not just because atheists kill babies, because not all atheists do. But let’s admit that, in a universe of accidental randomness, there is nothing particularly special about a little clump of cells. Or a bigger clump of cells, for that matter. So if […]

Obama Scrooges Christmas

Re-elect Obama, the tax-hiking enemy of a free-market economy — hey, that’s got to be great for the holiday retail season, right? Confidence among U.S. consumers dipped to its lowest point in December since July amid rising economic worries, according to a monthly index released Friday. Marshal Cohen, chief research analyst at NPD Inc., a market research […]

2012 The Best Year Ever?

by Smitty A fine Trifecta outing: It’s useless to judge the quality of the year as it ends. We’re too close to the details. We know that all of the numbers get adjusted down later. And the Big Doom will like arrive in 2013, though it will be labelled as ‘reform’, one predicts. Merry Christmas!

A Holiday Tradition Continues

“We lost. We are losers. . . . Our operatives are incompetent and we live in a dream world.” – Rob Long of National Review, in an interview with Joe Hagan of New York magazine during a Caribbean cruise in November Readers expect “Christmas Cheesecake” from us this time year and what kind of conservative […]

Occupy Althouse? (The Zero-Sum Error)

There are times when you must choose between gratitude and resentment and, considering how rarely this blog gets linked by Ann Althouse, I’ve decided to be grateful that my thoughts on Professor Erik Loomis provided her and Meade with some laughs. Also, because her post linking my post got linked at Instapundit, I’ll be grateful […]

No, We Can’t.

Memeorandum features this headline from Think Progress: We Could End Homelessness With The Money Americans Spend On Christmas Decorations This is false. It could only be true if the complex problem known by the misleading label ”homelessness” were just a matter of money, but it’s not. Homelessness made headlines in the 1980s and was exploited for purposes of partisan propaganda by liberals […]


The family gathered around the Christmas tree for a traditional holiday song, with a traditional greeting at the end: It was a most excellent Christmas: We went out caroling and giving gifts to neighbors on Christmas Eve, then got in the car and drove around looking at Christmas lights. The kids woke up at 7 a.m. to […]


I’m not sure which is more profoundly offensive: The song itself, or Richard McEnroe posting it under the title, “A Ron Paul Christmas”: There are so many layers of sick humor atrociously bad taste hate crime involved, I’m not sure where to begin: Orthodox Jews will be horrified by this shiksa‘s expression of carnal lust for Jew-flesh; […]

Yeah, That Was Pretty Quoteworthy

“Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good.” – Genesis 50:20 (KJV) It’s strange sometimes how you find stuff to blog about. Some people are systematic — Smitty’s always sending me stuff he finds with a newfangled doohickey called a “feedreader” — but I’m kind of random myself. Last night a reader […]

VIDEO: How Obama Stole Christmas

This video is destined to go viral: Hat-tip to Alyssa Farah, who sent me the press release: COLLEGE REPUBLICANS: OBAMA HAS PUT SANTA OUT OF WORK Washington, DC, December 5, 2011 — The College Republican National Committee has released a new Christmas-themed campaign video depicting your favorite Christmas characters checking into the unemployment line. It […]

God Bless You, Mary Zenecki!

News from Virginia via Quinton Report: A skeleton, dressed as Santa Claus, nailed to a cross, was torn down by an enraged woman outside of the Loudoun County Courthouse. The display was legally there, with the consent of the county, officials said. Mary Zenecki, a county resident, wasn’t having it. She, piece by piece and […]

They Don’t Pay Extra for Tears

My 12-year-old son Jefferson with Herman Cain, July 17, 2011. Journalism is a cynical racket and if you can’t dismiss tragedy and suffering with a sarcastic joke, you don’t belong in a newsroom. Famine and wars, airplane crashes, disease, murder — horrible stuff happens to people every day, and your job is to turn it […]

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