The Other McCain

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

Ruh-Roh: Watchdog Warns of ‘Red Flags’ in Gingrich Campaign’s Financial Reports

Newt Gingrich campaigns in Fort Myers, Fla., Jan. 30, 2012 Before we get to the news, let me make a disclaimer: Every time I criticize Newt Gingrich’s disastrous presidential campaign, some of Newt’s supporters get angry at me and seem to miss the point of my criticism. From my perspective, the person Gingrich’s admirers should be […]

Obama Ad: If Romney’s Extremities Get Any More Extremely Extreme, His Limbs Gonna Fly Off And Hit Somebody

by Smitty This Obama campaign ad is kind of a hoot: I suppose the point here is to terrify the ‘hen-house’ with the notion that Mitt is some big, bad wolf. Thoughts: Are women, in general, the kind of dupes implied by this ad, who can easily be driven about the chicken coop with plays […]

Media Matters: Tax-Exempt Group’s Perverse Obsession With Fox News

David Brock, founder of Media Matters for America, promotes his anti-Fox News book in March C-SPAN “Book TV” appearance What is the annual budget of Media Matters for America? Why is MMFA considered a tax-exempt charitable organization? What “charitable” purpose is served by paying people to attack Fox News all day long, every day, 365 days […]

FMJRA 2.0: You’ve Been Around

— compiled by Wombat-socho Alabama Man Becomes Third Victim of ‘Justice for Trayvon’ Violence Trend UPDATE: Not a Hate Crime, Cops Say The (Perhaps Slightly Less) Lonely Conservative Outside the Beltway Outside the Beltway Ironic Surrealism Ironic Surrealism Da Tech Guy ‘Some Right-Wing Gloating About It’ Lisa Graas Daily Pundit The Camp Of The Saints […]

“Weekend At Bin Laden’s”

by Smitty Click for source: I, for one, think that #OccupyResoluteDesk should stay in broken record mode about bin Laden. The more Obama and his sycophants natter on about the One True Accomplishment of this administration, the more solitary it looks, and the more stark the contrast with the rest of the unfolding disaster that […]

Students Walk Out After Anti-Bullying Speaker Dan Savage Calls Bible ‘Bulls–t’

Two weeks ago, the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association sponsored a national conference for high school journalists in Seattle. They invited San Francisco-based sex-advice columnist Dan Savage as a speaker. Savage reportedly began his speech by announcing to the teenagers, “I hope you’re all using birth control,” and made lascivious comments […]

‘Pleasure Activist’

by Smitty Language used in the service of making the foul, twisted and unspeakable seem somehow good, upright and acceptable sets me right off. Liberty is a beautiful thing, but how can we continue in the face of confusion? That a whore is being elevated to a position of honor as a speaker at the […]