The Other McCain

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

The Anti-War Movement Isn’t Dead; It’s Just Restin’

by Smitty Almost twenty years ago, when I could not conceive of ever being anything but a leftist, I joined a left-wing online discussion forum. Before that I’d had twenty years of face-to-face participation in leftist politics: marching, organizing, socializing. In this online forum, suddenly my only contact with others was the words those others […]

Fire Can’t Melt Steel, and ‘The View’ Can’t Possibly Become More Ludicrous

They’re bringing back Rosie O’Donnell, because there obviously aren’t enough celebrity conspiracy theorists on network daytime TV, and no one is happier about this news than Allahpundit: To celebrate the occasion, take my arm and stroll with me down memory lane, back to Rosie’s finest hour. Watch the whole clip if you can — she […]

Malaysia Mystery Deepens

Honestly, I expected this missing jet thing to be resolved quickly, but now it’s taken a decidedly weird turn: Malaysian authorities said Sunday that the number of countries involved in the search for the missing jetliner has increased from 14 to 25, as the investigation shifted its focus toward the actions of the flight crew. […]

Bill Schmalfeldt Continues His Insane Investment in Brett Kimberlin’s RICO Suit

Bill Schmalfeldt ranting, 2011. (Image via Thomas Anderson at Vimeo) Am I now or have I ever been engaged in an interstate racketeering conspiracy? No, and the allegations by Brett Kimberlin in his federal lawsuit (which John Hoge dubbed Kimberlin v. the Universe, et al.) are utterly absurd. Yet the manifest absurdity of Kimberlin’s conspiracy […]

Let the Paul Walker Death Crash Conspiracy Theories Begin!

Was Paul Walker's deadly crash caused by drag racing? Mechanical failure? Theories piling up http://t.co/mHErtJBPmg — Jalopnik (@Jalopnik) December 2, 2013 Basically, all celebrity news is on hold until further notice, because the actor famous for starring in movies about high-speed street racing got killed while — wait for it — high-speed street racing. I […]

The CIA, JFK and Clay Shaw: Paranoia and the Conspiratorial Worldview

Lee Harvey Oswald, arrested after an August 1963 pro-Castro protest Why did Jim Garrison indict Clay Shaw for conspiracy? It was as ridiculous as it was simple: In 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald consulted a New Orleans attorney, Dean Andrews, to see if he could do something about his undesirable discharge from the Marine Reserves. “Andrews […]

‘Dark Money’! ‘Corporate Interests’! The Left’s Wisconsin Conspiracy Theory

Lisa Graves is a Democrat Party hack who apparently believes it should be illegal to be a conservative, and who thinks that cooperation between conservatives is therefore a criminal conspiracy. Graves used to work for Democrat Sen. Patrick Leahy and the ACLU, but since 2009 has worked for the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), […]

LAX Shooter: Some Kind of Kook

There’s this weird little game going on between the Justice Department and the media where bits and pieces of LAX gunman Paul Ciancia’s one-page manifesto keep getting leaked out, and yet it seems no one has the entire note. So the shooter supposedly ranted about the “New World Order” and “fiat currency,” which is being […]

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