The Other McCain

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

Birth Certificate Proves Ace of Spades Was Born on the Forest Moon of Endor

Some Birthers are stubbornly insisting that the birth certificate released this past week was a forgery. Ace slaps one around for our amusement: I have learned two uncontestable facts from the Birth Certificate Conspiracy Theory Saga: 1. There is a sucker born every minute. 2. Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August […]

Excuse Me, Veronique, You’re Stepping On My Narrative

by Smitty No bandwidth for the video, but Veronique de Rugy threatens a few cherished notions over on Reason.TV: Myth 1: Wealthy people pack up and move when their taxes increase. . . .taxes have little impact on cross-state migration. Instead, the migration impacts of unemployment are much greater. Overall, the results suggest that taxes […]

Porn Is The Third Question

by Smitty Dr. Joy Bliss at Maggie’s Farm poses a question, but I have two that precede hers: Why are we here? What is the point of sexuality? Are gentlemen into porn? Forty-odd years on, I’m realizing that life is not Star Wars. Starting off a few episodes in might be good for dramatic tension, […]

How About Those Hats, Huh?

Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice — the daughters of Prince Andrew and Fergie — upstaged their cousin William at the royal wedding when they appeared in truly spectacular hats. Eugenie’s hat looked like a spotted owl feasting on plums, or perhaps a squirrel stuck in a rose bush, while Bea’s hat inspired comparisons to the Flying Spaghetti […]

Uganda: Inflation Sparks Riots

A 3.8% inflation rate is enough to make Americans complain about rising prices. Now imagine 14% inflation in Uganda — a much poorer country — and you have a formula for political disaster: KAMPALA, Uganda — This capital city was brought to a virtual standstill Friday as angry protesters set up roadblocks, setting them ablaze […]

Germany Thwarts Terror Plot

Eric Dondero at Libertarian Republican reports: Early Friday morning Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA)in Dusseldorf and Bochum arrested three young men who had allegedly planned an attack with homemade bombs. They are attributed to the terrorist organization al-Qaida. An attack had been imminent… CNN has more. Speaking of Germany and the Religion of Peace™, you […]

Obligatory Video: Donald F–ing Trump

Honestly, I ought to ignore this, but it’s already everywhere else so I might as well do it: “Listen you mother f***ers we’re going to tax you 25 percent“ Y’know, there’s good populism — defending the honest interests of ordinary people against corrupt machinations of the elite — and then there’s bad populism: Bully-boy nonsense […]

‘They Really Enjoyed My Pain’

“What really struck me was how merciless they were. They really enjoyed my pain and suffering. It incited them to more violence.” — Lara Logan, CBS News, recounting her Feb. 11 sexual assault by a mob of hundreds of Egyptian men in Cairo

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