The Other McCain

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A Cover-Up in Connecticut?

Tommy Stuart (left); Hal Yocher (right). In the pre-dawn hours of a Wednesday morning, 39-year-old James Thomas “Tommy” Stuart III was hanging out with a friend named Renee in his third-floor apartment in Waterbury, Connecticut. They had a few drinks and were talking when suddenly an armed man kicked in the apartment door. Brandishing a […]

Homophobic Bigotry Update

Why is there so much anti-gay prejudice nowadays? For example, Dave Blount at Moonbattery says only “a sick, demented society” would “facilitate” adoption by same-sex couples. I can’t imagine why anyone would say that, can you? George Harasz and Douglas Wirth, a married couple from Glastonbury, Conn., were arrested in November 2011 following allegations by two of […]

The Rush to Judgment: Is Torrington Destined to Be the Next Steubenville?

Two 18-year-olds in Torrington, Conn., are charged with sexually assault. The case involves a 13-year-old, and it has caused some ugly reaction: [O]n social media in recent weeks, dozens of athletes and Torrington High School students, male and female, have taunted the 13-year-old victim, calling her a “whore,” criticizing her for “snitching” and “ruining the lives” […]

‘How Dare You Let Your Mental Illness Disturb My Gun-Control Narrative?’

That’s what Laura Beck was saying at Jezebel: In light of last Friday’s tragic school shooting, some people are arguing that gun control is just a band-aid, and that access to mental health services in this country is the real problem. . . . You’ve probably read the “I Am [the Creepy Little Weirdo’s] Mother” […]

The Creepy Little Weirdo’s Mom

The Washington Post notices that most folks in Newtown, Connecticut, don’t see the murderer’s mother as a victim worth mourning: Police said that before he attacked the schoolhouse, [the creepy little weirdo] pumped four bullets into his mother’s head as she lay in bed. . . . “I am feeling that there is more anger toward the […]

Chris Rock Was Right

“Liberals talk about banning guns as if it’s the same as banning murder and banning evil.” — Ace of Spades “Gun-free zones are premised on a lie: that murderers will follow rules, and that people like my student are a greater danger to those around them than crazed killers. That’s an insult to honest people. […]

CONNECTICUT SCHOOL SHOOTING UPDATE: Death Toll 27; Gunman Now Identified as 20-Year-Old Adam Lanza

UPDATE 6:20 p.m. ET: Nearly everything originally reported about the gunman was wrong, as Ace of Spades notes. Reports had ID’d 24-year-old Ryan Lanza as the shooter, but now it is reported that in fact the shooter was his 20-year-old brother Adam Lanza: According to a report from ABC News, neighbors of the Lanza family […]

While You Wait for Mitt Romney, Say Hello to ‘The Scott Brown of Connecticut’

TAMPA, Florida Gotta run real quick, but not before I introduce you to a longtime reader of The Other McCain, John Henry Decker, now running for Congress in Connecticut’s First District:   JOHN HENRY DECKER for CONGRESS Because He Reads the Right Blogs

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