The Other McCain

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

The MSNBC Agenda

This morning I woke up early and switched the TV onto MSNBC — I Watch MSNBC So You Don’t Have To™ — where the Morning Joe crew then proceeded to spend 10 minutes talking about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. You probably missed the minor bit of local news that was the “hook” for this […]

Police: Arkansas Teacher, 57, Admits ‘Inappropriate’ Lesbian Sex With Girl, 16

Helen Banks molested teenage girl, police say. Alleged sexual predator: On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, Drew Central High School Teacher Helen Banks, 57, of Monticello was arrested by authorities with the Drew County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas State Police. Banks was interviewed by authorities stemming from an investigation which alleged that Banks was having inappropriate […]

pardon the dust!

if you experienced any intermittent issues with the site over the last 30 or so minutes, I apologize. I was busy drop-kicking 56,000 spam user accounts so stacy and team can stop moderating garbage and get back to writing about stuff we’re all way more interested in. back to your regularly scheduled programming! – Dennis […]

Tommy Vietor: Van Driver, NSC Spokesman, Hipster At Large

by Smitty Listen, Tommy, you smarmy little creep. His first job for Obama was as the driver of a press van, and he rose up the ranks through the 2008 campaign, and then the White House press office, to become the National Security Council spokesman. You went to some little liberal arts school in Ohio, […]

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 […]

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