The Other McCain

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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 […]

Headin’ to South Cackalacky!

There’s a debate tomorrow night in Charleston, Ed Morrissey interviewed Curtis Bostic this morning, and Ann Coulter says: There’s no “win” for the GOP with Sanford, except that Mark Sanford is bored and no one will hire him.  So the country has to take one for the team — Team Sanford! The country is important, […]

Can the Shoe Leather Fund Send Me to South Carolina? O, Ye of Little Faith!

OK, I never heard the name “Curtis Bostic” until last week, when he finished second to Mark Sanford in the South Carolina 1st District primary. Now, Bostic has been endorsed by Rick Santorum and polls show Bostic doing better than Sanford against Stephen Colbert’s sister. So it’s obviously time for a road trip and, with […]

Fear and Loathing at the #NRISummit: Can We Survive the Sarcasm Deficit?

Perhaps National Review‘s famed cartoonist Roman Genn can do a savage caricature of the donnybrook brawl I’ve been trying to incite for this weekend’s National Review Institute “Future of Conservatism” Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Was it a smart career move to kick Jonah Goldberg in the knee? No, of course […]

The Problem With ‘Sponsored Content’: Atlantic Unpublishes Scientology Article

How do you turn pixels into profits? This is an industry-wide issue for journalism in the digital New Media age, and the “sponsored content” approach — selling ads that look like articles — is supposed to be the wave of the future. Well . . . The Atlantic apparently sold space to the Church Creepy Ripoff […]


Volunteers make calls at Americans for Prosperity phone bank in Ohio BLUE ASH, Ohio We’re at the center of the storm — ground zero of the entire presidential campaign — and you’d think this might provide some special insight into the ultimate outcome of the election. Not so. Ali’s spent the morning pondering the Electoral […]


Ann Romney (center) with Jane Portman and Cindy McCain HAMILTON, Ohio At the Vinylmax window factory here, about 150 Republicans — mostly women — gathered for an event with Ann Romney, who was joined by Jane Portman (wife of Ohio Sen. Rob Portman) and Cindy McCain (about whose senator husband and celebrity daughter, we will politely say nothing). […]


Children cheer Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney in Marion, Ohio MARION, Ohio Last night I was on deadline and didn’t have time to upload photos from the Romney-Ryan “Victory Rally” at the Marion County Fairgrounds Coliseum, so here they are: Paul Ryan addresses the crowd while Mitt Romney, Rob Portman, and Janna Ryan listen. “Campaign […]

FROM OHIO: Schedule Scrambled; Obama, Romney Cancel Campaign Events

MARION, Ohio Looks like Hurricane Sandy has already caused major damage to my plans for the next couple of days, as both Mitt Romney and President Obama are canceling campaign events because of Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the East Coast. By the way, this storm is so large we’re getting effects as far inland as […]


Press release from Romney-Ryan HQ: Boston, MA – On Sunday, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will continue the bus tour across the Buckeye State by attending Victory Events at Celina Fieldhouse in Celina, Ohio and the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, where they will be joined by Big & Rich. They will then attend […]

Your Honor, May I Direct the Court’s Attention to Exhibit J, Please?
UPDATE: Who Is ‘Forced to Engage’?

Brett Kimberlin could have been sentenced to 230 years in federal prison In the case of Walker v. Kimberlin, Exhibit J is an e-mail that Brett Kimberlin, acting as his own lawyer, sent to Aaron Walker’s attorney Dan Backer, stating in part: I don’t know what kind of litigation you think this is but I […]

False-Flag Troll, IRL

I can pretty much guarantee that this man photographed at a Romney rally in Lancaster, Ohio, is not in fact a Republican, but rather is a plant sent out by the Democrats as a dirty trick. Clue #1: Wearing a “Romney/Ryan” sticker on the back of his T-shirt. Nobody does this. Nobody. Clue #2: It’s […]

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