The Other McCain

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

Guy McPherson’s Climate-Change Doomsday Cult: ‘Near Term Extinction’

  In August 2007, University of Arizona Professor Guy McPherson gave the keynote address for the university’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program: “The End of Civilization and the Extinction of Humanity.” The basis of Professor McPherson’s doomsday vision then was “peak oil”: Because this country mainlines cheap oil, it is easy to envision the […]

What Is This? Was #GamerGate About Fake Victims Faking Fake Harassment?

Allum Bokhari at Breitbart: Was Zoe Quinn GamerGate all along? Or, at least, its so-called “harassing” element — those who were accused of sending anonymous death threats and abuse to the feminist video games designer? That’s the conclusion drawn by SpliceToday contributor Todd Seavey, after an extraordinary week in which Candace Owens, the founder of […]

A Moderately Gentle Reminder to the Commentariat

— by Wombat-socho Hopefully the flood of racist/white nationalist/Nazi idiots is becoming a trickle now that I’ve blacklisted about two dozen of the scum, but I’m shutting down comments after a couple of days wherever they’ve been pooping -just to be on the safe side and incidentally to frustrate any late-arriving subliterate fools. However, I […]

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 […]

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