The Other McCain

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

9th Circuit Court Of Appeals (Hello, S.F!) Denies Gov. Brewer

by Smitty (via Malkin) There just isn’t any way to avoid politicizing justice on this one. Bolton looked a tool for granting the injunction, the 9th Circuit looks a full-on toolbox. One hopes, for the sake of everyone, that the scofflaws take a break from scoffing at the law until after the election. It isn’t […]

BREAKING: Israel Responds to Hamas Rocket Attack With Gaza Air Strikes

CNN reports: Israel launched a series of airstrikes in Gaza starting late Friday in response to a rocket assault on Ashkelon earlier in the day. The Israel Defense Forces said the strikes targeted three locations in Gaza: a Hamas “terror-activity site” in the north, a weapons manufacturing site in central Gaza and a weapons smuggling […]

One Approach Exceeds The Other

by Smitty Via No Quarter: Spoke with David Drucker, Roll Call, to learn that the Democratic leadership in the Senate openly describes its strategy for the mid-term election as a version of going negative early, late, and always. The Democratic campaign charge, according to Robert Menendez of New Jersey, is to paint the Republicans as […]

Al Gore Cleared Of Portland Harassment Charges

by Smitty (via HuffPo) While one has precious little respect for the gentleman, bogus accusations are unhelpful. It seems that the actual content of the Portland harassment charges clocked in somewhere between a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for a propaganda documentary. The world is now a little less bogus. Yay.

Remember the Ugly Daughter on the Old ‘Roseanne’ Show? Well, Guess What?

You’re really not surprised, are you? Sara Gilbert quietly came out of the closet during a Wednesday press conference at the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles, according to Entertainment Weekly. Now 35, the former Roseanne actress and executive producer/co-host of upcoming talk show The Talk has two children with TV producer Allison Adler, but […]

It’s FDIC Bank Failure Friday!

Today’s lucky loser: Regulators have shut down a small bank in Georgia, lifting to 104 the number of U.S. banks to fail this year as the industry has struggled to cope with mounting loan defaults and recession. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Friday took over NorthWest Bank and Trust, based in Acworth, Ga., with […]

Lefties Go Nuts as Anti-Defamation League Opposes Ground Zero Mosque

Pamela Geller is surely laughing herself silly at this spectacle: The Anti-Defamation League, which describes itself as “the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry,” released a statment this morning opposing the building of the 13-story mosque near Ground Zero. “In our judgment, building an Islamic Center […]

What Doctor Zero Said

by Smitty Doctor Zero picks up directly and briefly after Prof. Angelo Codevilla, pointing out that the Federal government is not your friend and corruption is a function of time. It’s worth adding, as a result, that incumbency is a function of the structural factors encouraging it and the fact that DC is where the […]

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