The Other McCain

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

Anarchy in Baltimore

What happened Monday night in Baltimore, the Economist reported, “is perhaps best described not as a riot but as anarchy”: Though there are police lines, there are few protesters or people fighting the police or hurling stones. Indeed, where the police are lined up, the people standing around are mostly taking photos on their phones. […]

Mayor In Dire Straits? Media Pool Accused Of Twisting Her Words?

by Smitty The Mayor accusing media twisting her words. Thousands heard her on TV live! #BaltimoreRiots demand her resignation. pic.twitter.com/1xT69UVMqT — dessgess (@dessgess) April 28, 2015 That almost recalls a song: Here’s what Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake actually said: The poor mayor. She misquoted herself. She meant to say: “We gave them space. . .the final […]

Maryland Mall Shooter: Tea Party Extremist? No — Teen Skateboarder

Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, has been named as the gunman who killed two people Saturday at the Columbia mall near Baltimore: Why Darion Marcus Aguilar shot two people to death and then killed himself is still a mystery to police. They’re investigating who the 19-year-old man was and whether he even knew the people he […]

UPDATE: Two Victims Identified in Columbia Mall Shooting Near Baltimore

It is always a mistake to speculate on the motive for mass murder until you know the identity of the murderer, and so we must resist such temptation in regard to today’s incident at the Mall in Columbia, a Howard County suburb of Baltimore, Maryland: Three people were killed and one was injured by gunfire […]

Maryland: The Crazy State

Thursday, I asked that you go hit Jeff Quinton’s tip jar after he was the target of a crazy act of retaliation by disgruntled Maryland Republicans. Jeff has a wife and baby at home and, believe it or not, things got even crazier Friday — and I mean, criminally crazy.  

Why Isn’t Craig Richard Gillette’s Name on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry?

As we now know, Craig Richard Gillette pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge in 1999. One would think such a conviction would require Gillette, a spokesman for Brett Kimberlin’s 501(c)3 Justice Through Music Project, to register as a sex offender. Yet a search of the Maryland Sex Offender Registry does not show a listing […]

‘Protest,’ Riots, To-may-to, To-mah-to

Jeff Quinton reports a story today with the headline, “Marxists to protest Zimmerman trial verdict in Baltimore.”  This “protest” will involve “activists,” says the Baltimore Sun, which reports that the “The Baltimore People’s Power Assembly” is organizing the riot looting peaceful demonstration, but evidently the Professional Journalist didn’t bother to ask, “Who is The Baltimore People’s Power Assembly”? […]

Maryland Democrat Leads Key Group: Criminal Perverts for Martin O’Malley

Scott Markle is registered as a Democrat and as a sex offender. “A Carroll County man faces up to 20 years in federal prison after being charged with possession of child pornography. 51 year old Scott Wade Markle made a brief appearance Friday in Carroll County District Court on a separate charge of failing to […]

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