The Other McCain

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

You May Be Right. I May Be Crazy.

But it just may be a lunatic you’re looking for. James Fallon, an emeritus professor of neuroscience at the University of California-Irvine, accidentally discovered that his brain scan shows traits associated with psychopaths. This led him to examine his own personal history and write a book called The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into […]

Obama’s IRS Scandal Cover-Up

OK, now it’s time to begin impeachment proceedings: The Justice Department selected an avowed political supporter of President Obama to lead the criminal probe into the IRS targeting of tea party groups, according to top Republicans who said Wednesday that the move has ruined the entire investigation. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell […]

It Had to Be Written

Really, the deadly satire "Fear and Loathing With David Brooks" needs to be written, but I'll defer to @iowahawkblog or @AceofSpadesHQ. — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) January 3, 2014 As soon as David Brooks shared his drug experiences with an unwilling world, the gonzo version was inevitable: The silver 2001 BMW 535i roared through Adams […]

Prediction: 2014 Will Be Even Crazier

The spiraling descent into insanity continues: Egyptian Astrologer Warns: In 2014, Saturn Enters Sagittarius, Making Jews Stronger You’re not really paranoid unless you fear your scapegoat — on whom you blame all your problems — is becoming more powerful. This is why Media Matters and Think Progress and MSNBC exist, to play upon the fears […]

Dougherty’s Law and the Blame Game: The Truth About Cuccinelli’s Loss

In 2006, Michael Brendan Dougherty described the habitual lament of digruntled Republicans: “If it were more like me, the Republican Party would be better off. It’s failing because it’s like you.” Whenever Republicans lose, we are forced to witness the ugly spectacle of this sectarian internecine blame game re-enacted, a tradition that dates back at […]

The Weapon of Unlimited Victimhood: Pigford and Shirley Sherrod’s Vengeance

@rsmccain @Stranahan My god. And still that evil lawsuit?!!! — Donald Douglas (@AmPowerBlog) October 10, 2013 Heads are still shaking about the unspeakable cruelty of Shirley Sherrod suing Susie Breitbart, a widow with four kids, as a substitute defendant for her late husband, because Sherrod blames Andrew Breitbart for her ouster from the Department of Agriculture. […]

Mopery, With Intent to Lurk

WE'VE BEEN SUED BY DOCTOR EVIL! Hat-tip: @bet0001970 | @wjjhoge @AaronWorthing @ali @Kimberlinunmask — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) September 18, 2013 Mopery (noun) – ”The action of committing a minor or petty offence, such as loitering, etc.; contravention of a trivial or hypothetical law, esp. when used as an excuse to harass or arrest a […]

Can @Twitter @Safety Prevent This?

Apparently someone at Twitter paid attention and about 10,000 fake followers got scraped off my account, but there are still about 3,500 that need to be zapped. Twitter has got to do something to eliminate this problem. People kept telling me, “You should do this” or “You should do that,” and I was like, “Why […]

Victims of the Id: There But for the Grace of God Go … Hey, Maybe You, Not Me!

‘I should be telling you good girls don’t . . .’ “I took a fast right on Russell, then a left onto Maryland Parkway . . . and suddenly I was cruising in warm anonymity past the campus of the University of Las Vegas . . .  no tension on these faces; I stopped at […]

Michael Hastings Conspiracy Theories: Missing the Real Mystery of His Death

On June 19, the day Michael Hastings died, I remarked: “The conspiracy theorists have already gotten way ahead of me on this story.” That day, I wrote a 2,000-word article for ViralRead (“The Short Career and Sudden Death of Michael Hastings“), and the next day I wrote another 500 words (“Michael Hastings Was ‘Paranoid’ About […]

Armageddon, U.S.A.: Because Nobody Cares About ‘Social Issues’ Anymore

First, the headlines: Amanda Bynes — Doctors Win Bid to Keep Her in Psych Ward – TMZ Sydney Leathers Details Being At Center Of Anthony Weiner Sexting Scandal – Inside Edition Weiner Had at Least 13 Sexting Partners – 3 After He Left Congress – American Power Four More Women Accuse Filner – KPBS-TV, San […]

How Soon Will This Madness Stop? And How Much of a Damn Should I Give?

‘Civil rights’ or lynch-mob mentality? Poster at St. Louis rally Saturday (via Gateway Pundit) “It’s likely that Martin’s death . . . would never have crowded into the national consciousness had it not been for Martin’s family, its lawyers and an enterprising PR man. “A pivotal, if little-known, figure in the Martin story’s development was […]

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