The Other McCain

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

You Stay Classy, Bill Schmalfeldt!

Bill Schmalfeldt: Proud to be a ‘Brain-Damaged Troll’ It’s been more than a week since we took notice of Brett Kimberlin fanboy Bill Schmalfeldt, who has been charged in Maryland with Internet harassment of Lee Stranahan. Before examining Schmalfeldt’s latest eruption of obscene idiocy, however, I’d like to treat you to an amusing blast from […]

“Watch Out! You Might Get What You’re After. Cool, babies.”

by Smitty This #OccupySF fellow wants to burn down the house:As shown in this graph, actually burning currency will have more than an emotional impact. . .never. But, hey: let’s not try to cast this silliness as unimportant. It gets at some serious education requirements. via ypngdotcom on Twitter And there’s more: Steven Crowder #OccupiesCrowd:

Zeitgeist Cult Implodes

Zeitgeist, the conspiracy-theory movie that influenced Tucson mass-murder suspect Jared Loughner, also inspired its own cult movement. Zeitgeist director Peter Joseph Merola became an advocate of The Venus Project, a utopian scheme for a “resource-based economy” proposed by Jacque Fresco, a Florida-based futurist. The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM) described itself as the “activist arm of The […]

The Word Is ‘Reprehensible’

Donald Douglas calls our attention to the latest cover of Newsweek, in which the gunman is wrapped in an American flag: The cover story by Jonathan Alter is more than 2,000 words. And what one word does not appear in that article? Zeitgeist. Remember when Newsweek used to do reporting? UPDATE: Linked by Stephen Green […]

Jesse Walker on Loughner and Zeitgeist

In the immediate aftermath of the Tucson massacre, the mainstream media went chasing after “right-wing” phantoms, as the managing editor of Reason magazine explains: In the meantime, people who actually knew the killer were talking to the press, dropping clues about what Loughner really was reading and viewing. Loughner’s friend Zach Osler, for example, told ABC that while […]

A Liberal Looks at Zeitgeist

She hates conservatives and doesn’t seem to care too much for me, but Sarah Posner at Religious Dispatches is at least willing to take a serious look at the Zeitgeist phenomenon: Because the film draws on a jumble of disparate conspiracy theories — from religion to 9/11 to the Federal Reserve — to paint a […]

Rush Limbaugh on Zeitgeist

“If the movies you go see tell you that your government was behind the downing of the trade center and the Pentagon in 9/11 — as the movie Zeitgeist did, a documentary — if you were told by Michael Moore that all of this was done on purpose, if you’re told that the rich have […]

The MSM’s Peculiar Silence on Zeitgeist (Guess Which Network the Progressive Award-Winning New Age 9/11 ‘Truther’ Film Suggests Is ‘Manipulating’ News)

“The last thing the men behind the curtain want is a conscious, informed public . . .” — Zeitgeist (2007) “If conservativism is defined as standing athwart history yelling ‘Stop!’ Zeitgeist is looking the other way yelling ‘Go!’ Have you seen any major media reports on Zeitgeist? Why is that?” — John Saxton, “Three Exculpatory […]

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