The Other McCain

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

Emergency Tip-Jar Appeal

Going gonzo on the campaign trail in Iowa, January 2012. Y’know, sometimes, I can almost sympathize with the socialist Bernie Sanders/Occupy Wall Street crowd — almost, I say, because it is morally wrong to scapegoat “the rich” (however one defines that term) for the problems of the poor which, at the present moment, is defined […]

You Did It! Thank You!

Daughter Reagan working on the thank-you card list. Late Friday, I put up an appeal for $900 to enable our family to travel to our oldest daughter’s home for Thanksgiving. By Saturday afternoon, I could report to the family that we would meet that goal. Our youngest daughter, 13-year-old Reagan, has been assigned to send […]

Fear and Loathing: Three Days, $900, and It’s Morning in Vanuatu Again

“How long, O Lord, how long? Where will it end? “All I ever wanted out of this campaign was enough money to get out of the country and live for a year or two in peaceful squalor in a house with a big screen porch looking down on an empty white beach, with a good […]

Army Bob Takes a Bride

Earlier this year, my son Bob and his girlfriend came to visit us for Easter. Bob has been in the Army since 2013 and, while stationed at Fort Bragg, met a lovely girl named Johanna who is an art student (she does video animation). While they were visiting, Bob invited Johanna to hike up to […]

Feminism: A Problem, Not a Solution

The Ivy League Is DecadentĀ and Depraved, as I reminded readers a few weeks ago, and you’ll pardon me for quoting myself, but the evidence of elite depravity keeps slapping me in the face. Adriana Miele is a senior at Yale University: Brunch is the ideal time to do it. Dinner is usually too crowded, and […]

Feminism’s Attack on ‘Institutionalized, Normative Heterosexuality’

If you’ve read my book Sex Trouble, you understand how I focus on the gap between feminism’s exoteric discourse (what feminists say when seeking support from the general public) and feminism’s esoteric doctrine (the beliefs shared among intellectuals and activists who lead and control the movement). Like other movements of the radical Left, feminism preaches […]

My SWATting: Perpetrator Reaches Plea Agreement in Federal Felony Case UPDATE: Investigation Is Continuing

A letter arrived by Federal Express today from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Washington D.C.: Dear Mr. McCain: We have learned that you are a victim of criminal activity involving conduct known as “swatting.” . . . A federal investigation has revealed that several individuals participated in a scheme to commit swatting in the course […]

‘Like a Plot Twist in a Faulkner Novel’

ITAWAMBA COUNTY, Mississippi Working from an enormous cabin in the middle of a 37-acre forest, it feels like I’m in a remote wilderness, although I’m actually just 15 miles from Tupelo. Our accommodations Monday night were graciously provided by a local Tea Party lady who knows Ali Akbar, and the mailing address here is Mantachie […]

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