The Other McCain

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

Historian Erupts: ‘I Will Not Be Lectured to by a Public School Girl Like You!’

Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) was the subject of an item here yesterday because of her quarrel with lesbian feminist Cathy Brennan, an argument that highlights the profound schism between radicals like Brennan (who are and always have been the core of the feminist movement) and trendy opportunists like Ms. Penny. The American reader may ask, “Who […]

Now That Is A Subtle Lie

by Smitty Isn’t this rich? An article on the “Focus on the Family” website written by evangelical author Chip Ingram says, “The Bible’s word on discipline clearly demands that parents be responsible and diligent in spanking.” I grew up in the evangelical South in a pro-spanking family. When my fellow Christians talked about protecting parents’ […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 09.24.14

— compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS WaPo: Obama Bending His Own Counterterrorism Rules In Syria Stretching his own legal and policy limits US told Iran it would strike in Syria, vowed not to hit Assad forces America’s air strikes on ISIS may help Bashar Assad keep his regime alive Islamic State blows away Gulf states’ […]

Brooks Threatens Gore’s Grip On “The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Read”

by Smitty Saint Albert of Gore, Lord have mercy on him and his non-grasp of weather, has never recanted from his 2010 utterance: From the standpoint of governance, what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption. After all has been said and so little […]

The Incoherence of Liberal Feminism

Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) is a trendy young female British writer who, like trendy young women everywhere, calls herself a “feminist,” a habit that annoys the hell out of actual feminists: From: “Catherine Brennan” <[email protected]> Date: October 20, 2013 7:05:21 PM To: Jason Cowley, [email protected] Subject: Fwd: Internet bullying Mr. Cowley – I am writing because […]

‘My Sister Is Pregnant and We Don’t Know Which of My Brothers is the Father’

The quoted sentence was spoken by a child on a school playground. Overheard by a teacher, this triggered an investigation that exposed a multigenerational horror story in rural Australia: Police raided the Colt family home in rural south-western New South Wales in July 2012 after a teacher alerted authorities to a conversation overheard in the […]

Dilbert Panel Or U.S. Foreign Policy Summary? You Make The Call

by Smitty

LIVE AT FIVE: 09.23.14

— compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS 130,000 Syrian Refugees Flee To Turkey Refugee situation exacerbates tension between Ankara and Turkish Kurds Turkey clamps down on Syrian border after Kurdish unrest As masses seek refuge in Turkey, peshmerga rush back to Syria US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria US Rejects Iran’s Offer To Cooperate Against Islamic […]

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