The Other McCain

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

Speaker Of The House Shocked That President Who Likely Left Two Heros High And Dry In Benghazi Proves Incapable Of Keeping Phone Call Secret

by Smitty For crying out loud in the dark, Boehner: Republicans believe the administration leaked details of the 30-minute Wednesday night phone call to Politico, which is causing them to question whether they can trust the White House to keep details private, a sentiment that has caused progress in the negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” […]

Science, Progress, Consensus and Doubt: Darwinism and Reason in the Balance

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” — G.K. Chesteron, 1923 “God has given us plenty of evidence of who he is.” — Dr. Ben Carson, 2012 It seems that Rand Simberg doesn’t include Dr. […]

Neologism: Glenren

by Smitty I’d like to propose ‘glenren’, a contraction of ‘Glenn Reynolds’, as a special term for the blend of faux naïveté, weapons-grade sarcasm, and systematic understatement so brutally employed by The Blogfather: You know, I’m beginning to wonder if they tried to fake the numbers upward for the election or something. Usage: “That there […]

Libya’s Lingering Questions

“Who changed the Benghazi talking points?” asks Sharyl Atkisson of CBS News, and I’m grateful that she’s still asking it. Much of the national press corps is trying to make us forget the Sept. 11 incident that resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and four other Americans, and we should praise the […]

When Compromise Means ‘Damn Your Eyes’

by Smitty When compromise Means ‘Damn your eyes’, And honor is passé, And the ship’s port list, Has the crewmen pissed, For capsizing’s no’ so gay, Since Reason and Math, Have succumbed to the wrath, Of the hormone of the day: A rational one asks, While the media basks, In a General’s tawdry straying, Did […]

LIVE AT FIVESIX: 11.29.12

— compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Obama Flexible On Top Tax Rates? Susan Collins Latest Stumbling Block For Rice Nomination Moderate GOP Senator not satisfied with UN ambassador’s answers on Benghazi Abbas Seeks Statehood For Palestinian Authority Would change UN status from “entity” to “non-member state” POLITICS Congressional Democrats’ Hispanic Caucus Rejects GOP Proposals On […]

Twitter Tribute To Lennon

by Smitty [email protected] “Imagine there’s no Lennon. Simple historical fact. No more Utopian twaddle. From that sad commie hack.” @benshapiro — Preservative (@smitty_one_each) November 29, 2012

U.S. District Court in Maryland Dismisses Walker v. Kimberlin Federal Lawsuit

Just got this from an attorney for Aaron Walker, reporting that the federal lawsuit against Brett Kimberlin was dimssed today: The court decided to duck the entire matter as a “dispute between political enemies”, and we disagree with his assessment as to the Court’s inability to grant the remedies sought. We disagree with the ruling […]

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