The Other McCain

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

Trolls Are Bad People

Spend enough time in online New Media and eventually you discover that people who do bad things on the Internet are also usually bad people in real life, too. One of the predictable habits of bad people on the Internet is the use of multiple fake “sockpuppet” accounts to attack their enemies. Neal Rauhauser’s “Gaped […]

Malaysian Prime Minister Gives Press Conference in Perfect English

Yes, I know the big headline is about the lost flight — “It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean” — but watching it live on TV, what struck me is that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib […]

Australia Says Debris in Ocean May Be Missing Malaysian Airliner

Fox News: Military planes from Australia, the U.S. and New Zealand are searching for two objects spotted by satellite in the southern Indian Ocean that could be related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday. Abott told Parliament in Canberra that an Orion and three additional aircraft, including a […]

Malaysia Mystery Continues

The cable news morning shows were chattering on endlessly today about the missing Malaysian airliner, the volume of discussion evidently being inversely proportional to what is actually known. What we actually know is quite nearly nothing: More than 10 days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, the investigation has become a full criminal probe, with […]

More Malaysia Mystery

The missing airliner drama doesn’t much interest me, personally, but the story continues dominating news: The first turn to the west that diverted the missing Malaysia Airlines plane from its planned flight path from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was carried out through a computer system that was most likely programmed by someone in the plane’s […]

Testing Masochists Will Understand. . .

World's Youngest Blogger: Workin' hard, tryin' to help dad pass this test #AndHeDid — Keystone Keynesian (@smitty_one_each) February 18, 2014 Thank heaven that’s done with me.

Der Geisterfahrer

by Smitty A great German word, meaning “motorist driving against the traffic on motorways“. Literally, “ghost driver”. This post is in response to “11 dead after wrong-way car crashes in Florida and California“. Let’s trot out the original Ghost Riders in the Sky:

Mass Murderer Also Gay Pedophile?

This might give gay pedophiles a bad reputation: The state’s attorney report on the horrific murders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School by shooter Adam Lanza found no “conclusive motive” for his actions but did document unsettling facts about the 20-year-old killer, including computer files he kept on the rights of pedophiles, a movie about […]

SOTU Response From A Veteran: NO!

by Smitty #SOTU Wow, you turned a wounded warrior into a prop. Those scars on Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg head represent what you’ve done to the US. — Keystone Keynesian (@smitty_one_each) January 29, 2014   The speech was a Mark 1, Mod 0 Obama affair, “More Smears and Lies“, as Gateway Pundit deftly summarized. […]

Hard To Remember The Last Time I Was Excited By A Privacy Policy

by Smitty The colonoscopy went well enough today, which you may not care about too much. After the week of intestinal issues around Thanksgiving time, it seemed prudent. Especially given that you never know where the ObamaCare wrecking ball will swing next. Typically, reading a software license or a privacy policy is right up there […]

Ed Gillespie? A Button Marked ‘Crap’ Would Be An Improvement Over Warner

by Smitty (h/t Bearing Drift) A polished ad from the former RNC chief: While I still think Howie Lind and Shak Hill are great guys (the former, a retired squid has my nod for large, haze gray reasons) we’re talking about going after an entrenched, useless tool of an incumbent. Maybe if Governor. . .um. […]

Obama’s Millionaire ‘Green’ Ambassador to Finland Mocks Critics in Holiday Card

Bruce Oreck is a lawyer who got rich from his family’s famous vacuum cleaner business. He is an environmentalist who gave about a quarter-million to Democrats in the past two decades and who “bundled” about a half-million in contributions to Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. Oreck was rewarded with the ambassadorship to Finland: In 2003, Ambassador […]

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