The Other McCain

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

Re-Integration Continues Apace

by Smitty Thanks to the legion of well-wishers here on the blog, on Twitter, and via email. The main message of de-mobilization is “take it slow”. I grew up in the Navy, and dad would just be gone so long that I hardly recognized him whenever the deployment ended. These days, we’re fortunate to have […]

At Least One Florida Republican Party Official Who Is Not Batsh*t Crazy

“Sunshine State Sarah” reprints an e-mail from Republican National Committeeman Paul Senft: Republicans have always been law abiding people who obey the rules. If we don’t want to go by the rules — if we want to be arrogant and only abide by the rules we like or agree with — then we should consider […]

VA High Speed Fail

by Smitty The Washington Post points to a $44mil example of why the DC madness must stop: a high-speed rail connection between DC and Richmond? The VRE already has lines going west and south. So, if there is a business case to put in more rail service, then where is the VRE on this? We’re […]

Plot Was ‘Not Reflective of a Particular Culture, Community or Religion’

Curious statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz: “I want the public to understand that Mr. Ferdaus’ conduct, as alleged in the complaint, is not reflective of a particular culture, community or religion. In addition to protecting our citizens from the threats and violence alleged today, we also have an obligation to protect members of every […]

LIVE AT FIVE – 09.29.11

— compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Ashland, Mass. Man Charged With Plotting Terror Attack On Capitol, Pentagon Modified mobile phones to serve as IED triggers; planned to fly RC planes into DC targets. Chalk up another one for the FBI Justice Department Asks Supremes To Rule On Obamacare Ruling sought on coverage mandate. Separately, 26 […]

No, Sarah Palin Did Not Call Herman Cain ‘Herb’ and Did Not Put Him Down
UPDATE: Why Doesn’t the Fox News Transcript Match the Politico Video?

Somebody told me that Herman Cain was asked about this on CBS News and said Governor Palin was “wrong,” evidently based on media reports. But let’s go to the transcript, shall we? VAN SUSTEREN: How does, though, a politician, though, connect with the people and get it across so it doesn’t just sound like more […]

LATEST FOX NEWS POLL: Mitt Romney 23% Rick Perry 19% Herman Cain 17%

Published barely 10 minutes ago. UPDATE: The details: The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 925 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from September 25 to September 27. For the total sample, […]

Like Chris Crocker and Britney

T.C. Lynch says, “Leave Fatty McAwesome alone!” You know a Republican is weak when even Conor Friedersdorf can hurt him. Myself, I agree with 34% of American racists, as opposed to the 39% of anti-American racists who support Obama. Let’s face it: We’re all racists now.

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