The Other McCain

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

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

by Smitty “Is that you, Grandma?” asked Alisha. They poured tea and pored over photos. “Yes, I couldn’t have been more than 7 at the time.” “What kind of bird are you holding?” “Been 80 years. I’m blessed just to see it.” “No worries, Grandma.” Alisha produced a smart phone and sent a close-up of […]

Why Facts Matter

“Bad causes attract bad people,” I observed in 2013, when explaining why deranged, dishonest and deviant personalities had been attracted to the “Free Kate” banner, supporting teenage sex offender Kaitlyn Hunt. Honest, sane, normal people would never associate themselves with such a bad cause, and so bad behavior by Kaitlyn Hunt’s supporters — including death threats […]

Feminists Lie About Rape

In the comments on an earlier post about the UVA rape hoax, someone appended a list of similar hoaxes perpetrated at colleges. The original source of this list appears to be by Eric Owens at the Daily Caller: In 1990, Mariam Kashani, a sophomore at George Washington University, who was a rape counselor and worked […]

Remember: The Affordable Care Act Is Pelosi, Reid & Obama’s Zombie Abortion

by Smitty Emphasis mine: The hard question about King is not found in these far-fetched efforts to defeat its plain meaning. It rests instead on the massive disruption that this interpretation could impose on those individuals who, in good faith, purchased insurance on the federal exchange confident that they could gain the subsidy. The government’s […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Happy New Year!

– compiled by Wombat-socho Welcome to the first Rule 5 post of the New Year, where we take a break from crime and politics (BIRM) and instead, as Lewis Grizzard once put it, enjoy the glory of God’s creation. For those of you perusing Rule 5 Sunday for the first time, keep in mind that […]

How About: “It Was A Godforsaken Lie”

by Smitty These people are so ridiculous: According to pundits, the Democratic Party overplayed the “war on women” narrative in the 2014 midterm election, and this helped the GOP win key Senate and gubernatorial races, including in states carried easily by Obama in 2012. In that election, the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care […]

New Word: “Grubado”

by Smitty Instapundit was noting that ‘gruber‘ is now a verb. Surely, though, the pile of hooey that is ObamaCare has room for a little more coinage as the ooze flows about, engulfing Progressive dreams in fetid sludge. Grubado: noun. A portmanteau of ‘Gruber’ and ‘bravado’, this is that special panache with which a sociopath […]

Signs Of Pending Apocalypse: DewItos

by Smitty “That sounds like part of a balanced meal,” said no nutritionist. Ever. Good Sweet Lord, Pepsi Is Actually Testing A Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew — BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) November 8, 2014

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