The Other McCain

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

Virginia Town’s Airport Is Collateral Damage in Obama’s ‘War on Coal’

“The front page of Thursday’s Washington Times features a story about how the Obama administration’s ‘war on coal’ has thwarted plans by the tiny Appalachian town of Grundy to expand its airport. The hostile regulatory climate imposed by the president’s environmental agenda has been a steady theme of Romney’s stump speeches. The coal issue also […]

Occupy the Environment!

Tired of being oppressed by endangered species? Do you curse the caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge every time you pay $4 a gallon to fill up your SUV? Have you ever felt the urge to go hunting for spotted owl? Do you consider the Delta smelt an existential menace? It’s us or them. […]

Heartland Institute Hits Global Warming With Ted Kaczynski Billboard Campaign

This is brilliant: Billboards in Chicago paid for by The Heartland Institute point out that some of the world’s most notorious criminals say they “still believe in global warming” — and ask viewers if they do, too. . . . The billboard series features Ted Kaczynski, the infamous Unabomber; Charles Manson, a mass murderer; and […]

Obama Throws EPA Moron Under Bus, Bashes Republicans, Panders to Unions

“Oh, the wheels on the bus go round and round!“ Guess what? Obama’s big corporate donors don’t like being “crucified” by the EPA: Top EPA official resigns over ‘crucify’ comment – Associated Press Days after damaging video surfaces, EPA regional chief Armendariz resigns – Dallas Morning News E.P.A. Official Resigns Over ‘Crucify’ Comments – New […]

House Republicans Head Off Obama Administration’s Threat to Hunting

Audrey Hudson at Human Events reports: The House on Tuesday passed legislation giving hunters and fishing enthusiasts access to certain public lands to pursue their sport and also blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from banning lead for use in ammunition and fishing tackle. This is one of those laws that people with common sense might […]

Solyndra’s ‘Green Jobs’ Included Employment for D.C. Lobbyists — Including Former Democrat Aides

Executives at bankrupt solar energy company Solyndra went on a lavish spending spree after they got a $535 million federal “stimulus” loan. This  Washington Post story is curiously vague about certain details: Company executives ramped up their Washington lobbying efforts, hiring a former Senate aide to work with the White House and the Energy Department. […]

Solyndra as Symbol and Metaphor

“Where are you going to find a nickel’s worth of business sense in an administration where there’s no private-sector experience? And caution is for lesser mortals, not The One and his chosen crew.” – Glenn Reynolds, “SolarGate Update” The half-billion deficit dollars pissed away on a bankrupt boondoggle of “green jobs” may become the scandal […]

Gov. Benzene: Huntsman a ‘Green’ Phony

For weeks, I’ve been mystified and irritated by the media’s love affair with Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who joined the Obama administration just about the time most conservatives were joining the Tea Party movement. Why the hell is this guy — “Governor Asterisk,” an irrelevant distraction, a Charlie Crist clone who represents no […]

Al Gore: A Bigger Idiot Than Obama

Read this sentence: On Friday afternoon, as brave and committed activists continued their non-violent civil disobedience outside the White House in protest of the tar sands pipeline that would lead to a massive increase in global warming pollution, President Obama ordered the EPA to abandon its pursuit of new curbs on emissions that worsens disease-causing […]

Obama Helping the Rich Get Richer

If you’re a liberal who thinks Republicans are corrupt pawns of Big Business, and who thinks that Democrats are the party that cares about the poor, isn’t it time you WAKE THE HELL UP? Investigators Probe White House Role in Massive Energy Loan House investigators said they have uncovered evidence that White House officials became personally involved […]

Tiny Endangered Fish Hampers U.S. Border Enforcement in Arizona

When Audrey Hudson of Human Events e-mailed to ask if I’d be interested in her story about the pupfish, I sent her back a six-word message: “What the hell is a pupfish?” Here’s part of her story: Federal agents must abandon their vehicles and chase drug smugglers and illegal aliens on foot through 40 acres […]

Obamas Birth Certificate As A Distractor?

by Smitty There is a new site called Trending Right that could only be improved if it mentioned The Other McCain. Despite this minor omission, it points to items like this IBD Editorial about the EPA flexing its PEA brain. President Obama’s long-form birth certificate wasn’t the only thing released last Wednesday, but it was […]

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