The Other McCain

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

Further Thoughts on ‘The Big Short’

My reference to The Big Short and the housing bubble in my post about Tuesday’s special election prompted an email from a reader: I was reading your discussion of the Big Short and you are exactly right about the people who got mortgages they could not pay being just as “guilty”, however you define it, […]

Feminist Professor: ‘Trumpism’ Is About ‘Discourses of Masculinized Dominance’

University of Oregon Professor C.J. Pascoe You may think that elections are decided over issues of public policy, but that’s only because you’re a stupid Republican who doesn’t have a Ph.D. in sociology like Professor C.J. Pascoe: The rise of Trumpism exemplifies a contest over masculinity, over who qualifies as a “real man.” . . […]

‘Lone Wolf’ Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ Before Stabbing Police Officer in Flint Airport

  Just another random coincidence: Amor Ftouhi, a Canadian citizen originally from Tunisia, was identified as the “lone wolf” suspect accused of shouting “Allahu Akbar” before stabbing a police officer multiple times at an airport in Flint, Michigan. The FBI is leading the incident into the attack that wounded police Lt. Jeff Neville. Neville is […]

In The Mailbox: 06.21.17

— compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM EBL: Alyssa Milano’s Sad Summer Day Michelle Malkin: The Double Murder of Otto Warmbier Twitchy: NRCC’s Video Summary of Brutal Day For Dems is “Glorious” Louder With Crowder: Ted Cruz Slams Wimpy College Students Trying To Shut Down Free Speech RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES Adam Piggott: I’ve Broken […]

GA-6: ‘The Big Short’ and the Establishment Media Bubble

  Tuesday night, I monitored election results from Georgia’s 6th District special election on my phone (via AoSHQ Decision Desk) while finishing up a day mowing lawns for my son’s contracting business. We were leaning on the truck and enjoying cold beverages while Jim chatted with his business partner when the Decision Desk called it […]

Rule 5 Tuesday: EDC Girls

— compiled by Wombat-socho The annual Electric Daisy Carnival wrapped up Monday morning at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and since I was out there doing the Uber thing getting folks to and from the event, I was pretty wiped out yesterday. So the weekly extravaganza of beautiful women dressed to show it off got […]

In The Mailbox: 06.20.17

— compiled by Wombat-socho I was so wiped out from EDC this past weekend that I barely had enough energy to do In The Mailbox. Rule 5 SundayTuesday will follow this post in a couple of hours. OVER THE TRANSOM EBL: The Media Gets Excited Over Van Attack In London, Ignores An Illegal Killing A […]

Failing the ‘Underrepresented’ at MIT

  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the most elite universities on the planet. Only 8% of students who apply are accepted for admission, and annual cost of attendance (tuition, room and board) is $62,662. So unless you’re a National Merit Scholar type with a rich Daddy to pay the bills, don’t […]

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