The Other McCain

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

‘Unusually Thick Ice’ in Antarctica Traps Scientists With Unusually Thick Heads

Ship crew who have been stuck in 5 metres of ice for days prepare an ice helipad for rescuers — Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) December 30, 2013 It probably seemed like an excellent idea: Load a bunch of tourists and journalists aboard a ship for an expedition to Antarctica in December (the height of […]

Kaitlyn Hunt’s Probation Page

The World’s Most Famous Sex Offender™ was released from the Indian River County Jail Dec. 20 and will remain part of Florida’s “supervised population” until Oct. 1, 2016. WPTV reported: VERO BEACH, Fla. — Kaitlyn Hunt, the Sebastian-area teenager who was arrested after police said she had a sexual relationship with an underage girl, was […]

In The Mailbox, 12.30.13

— compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM The Looking Spoon: Everything You Need To Know About Obamacare In One Venn Diagram Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: Pajama Boy Unchained Proof Positive: Fibber McPOTUS’ Closet Camille Paglia: A Feminist Defense Of Masculine Virtues (h/t Darleen Click) Doug Powers: NYT Claims Benghazi Attack Was Fueled By YouTube Video Twitchy: […]

Second Terror Bombing in Russia

More than 30 people killed in two days: A deadly suicide bombing at a crowded railroad station in southern Russia on Sunday, followed by a blast in a trolley bus on Monday in the same city, raised the specter of a new wave of terrorism six weeks before the Winter Olympics in Sochi. . . […]

Success Is Its Own Defense

If something works, it works. To intellectuals, however, theory takes precedence over practice and ideological abstractions like “equality” are more important than actual success and happiness. So in the wake of their failure to destroy “Duck Dynasty” because of patriarch Phil Robertson’s alleged homophobia, now the Left has its collective panties in a bunch because, in […]

Rule 5 Sunday: On Presuming To Be Modern

— compiled by Wombat-socho Having wasted most of my Sunday (sleeping or playing Eve-Online, A Terrible Game), it is now time to consider the handiwork of God, as Lewis Grizzard once said before heading down for a tour of Atlanta’s strip clubs. I am, as usual, obliged to remind the Loyal Readers that while most […]

‘Pajama Boy’ as Rorshach Inkblot

"Pajama Boy is yet another emblem of an increasingly non-white electorate" Uh, okay — Philip Klein (@philipaklein) December 19, 2013 The latest weird sequel to the ObamaCare ad controversy is the claim that conservatives mocking “Pajama Boy” are anti-Semites. Such a claim involves a lot intellectual gymnastics which might be better described as […]

Facts the ‘Experts’ Never Mention

Philip Klein calls our attention to an overlooked statistic: Massachusetts, whose health care reform program was used as a template for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, had the highest per capita health spending in the U.S. in 2009. . . . [T]he state spent $9,278 per person on health care in 2009, which […]

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