The Other McCain

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

A Long History Of Ineptitude And Corruption

— Wombat-socho While this could be a descriptor of many offices, bureaux, agencies and possibly even entire departments of the Federal Government, I’m addressing the problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is still referred to by many as the Veterans Administration or simply VA. As CNN points out in this excellent article (apparently […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 05.28.14

— compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Ukraine Forces Retake Donetsk Airport Separatist casualties heavy Obama Pledges To End US Presence In Afghanistan By 2016 Gee, what a coincidence. Boko Haram Kills 31 Nigerians In Attack On Base Cameroon joining the fight? POLITICS House’s Oldest Member Ousted In GOP Primary Unseated by former attorney who was […]

pardon the dust!

if you experienced any intermittent issues with the site over the last 30 or so minutes, I apologize. I was busy drop-kicking 56,000 spam user accounts so stacy and team can stop moderating garbage and get back to writing about stuff we’re all way more interested in. back to your regularly scheduled programming! – Dennis […]

Monsters And A Mystery

— compiled by Wombat-socho I confess to having failed the Loyal Readers by not mentioning that I’ve finally gotten around to reading the first two Monster Hunter novels by International Lord of Hate Larry Correia, which were conveniently packaged in The Monster Hunters along with the first one I’d read, Monster Hunter Alpha, which is […]

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Will Speak at Republican Leadership Conference

Just announced a few minutes ago: Phil Robertson, patriarch of the Robertson family and star of the series “Duck Dynasty,” will address the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, Thursday May 29th at 6pm. Also speaking on Thursday evening are RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. Ron Johnson and Ben Sasse. Other Speakers at the […]

Creepy Little Weirdo’s Murder Rant Becomes Cultural ‘Rashomon’

Isla Vista mass murderer Elliot Rodger’s 7-minute video and 141-page manifesto have become a Rashomon — a story whose meaning is different to everyone. The Washington Post has Style section writer Ann Hornaday telling us how Rodger’s video rant reflects “misogynist” themes promoted by Hollywood. Meanwhile, the shooter’s mention of Monette Moio — she shows […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 05.27.14

— compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Narendra Modi Sworn In As Prime Minister Of India Takes office one week after his party’s smashing victory in Lok Sabha elections; Nawaz, Karzai in attendance Ukraine’s New President Vows To Restore Order Poroshenko rules out negotiations with pro-Russian militants High Hopes For Al-Sisi As Egyptian Tourism Falters Former […]


With little advance warning, I have decided to hit the road today, bound for New Orleans and the Republican Leadership Conference: Republicans who can’t wait for an advance preview of the 2016 GOP presidential primary campaign should mark the last weekend in May on their calendars and book their flights for New Orleans, site of […]

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