The Other McCain

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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

Gingrich Gets Stomped by 30 Points in Delaware; Fourth in Pennsylvania

As predicted, the talk of Newt Gingrich winning Delaware turned out to have been delusional: Mitt Romney got 57% to Gingrich’s 27% in the state where Newt had campaigned heavily in recent weeks. We have known since April 8 that Gingrich’s campaign was more than $4 million in debt. By continuing his campaign another 16 […]

A Tale Of Two Viral Ads–Mark Oxner In Florida, Brian K. Hill In Connecticut

by Smitty Ladd Ehlinger’s yeoman work in support of conservative candidates in even the toughest political races is something of an inspiration. His Turn This Ship Around has managed to bring out the highest virtues of the Raaaaacism Industrial Complex.Not that there is any racial over- or undertone to the project, mind you. Barack Obama […]

Teacher Convicted of Sex With Teen Asks Judge for Castration Instead of Prison

Weird story from Connecticut: A teacher convicted of sexually assaulting one of his students had an odd request for the judge at his sentencing Thursday. Adam Friedman, 46, offered to be castrated in an effort to avoid prison time. Friedman was an instructor at the Arts at the Capitol Theater magnet school in Willimantic when […]

Bill Clinton Mocks GOP Women Candidates, Tea Party Movement

Watch the latest video at “Of course, they’ve got the wrestling federation lady up in Connecticut and the witchcraft lady in Delaware [cheers] and I tell you, so far they’ve gathered up about everybody for this Tea Party but the Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland.” – Bill Clinton, campaigning Sunday in Portland, Maine, […]

Had A Blast Out Knocking On Doors

by Smitty What a good time. Extroversion really isn’t a preferred mode for someone who’d rather sit around and blog. Nevertheless, supporting Patrick Murray, or whoever the local anti-fascist candidate in your district may be, is crucial. Thus, it’s hard to be happy with the Peter Schiff in the crowd: Connecticut Republican nominee for the […]

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