The Other McCain

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

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

by Smitty Swings the heavy door shut, turns the key a final time. Mother’s illness has been a second womb. The lengthy second gestation is done. She’d been ancient; he, merely old, wife taken by cancer decades ago, only son taken by war, siblings estranged. Hand lets go of the brass key. He feels liberated. […]

#CPAC2018: Legion of the Banned

Pete Da Tech Guy displays a copy of his book. NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland Arrived here about 3 p.m., and I’ll be crashing in Da Tech Guy‘s room for the next three days. His book Hail Mary is available via Amazon, if you want to help support his work. As for me, I’m due at 5 […]

In The Mailbox: 02.22.18

— compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM EBL: Suspended By Medium Twitchy: Ted Lieu Admits He’s Straight-Up Lying About Guns And Says He Won’t Stop Louder With Crowder: Dear Celebrities Demanding We “Do Something” About Guns – YOU FIRST Mises Wire: Security Works At Disney, But Can’t Work In A Public School? (h/t Neo Wayland) […]

Suspended by @Medium: Another Platform Is Banishing Conservatives

On Feb. 14, I received this email from Hello, We are writing to notify you that your account is in violation of our rules, and your profile and posts will no longer be publicly available on Medium. Harassment Medium exists to share and discuss ideas. We don’t tolerate harassment, which includes: — Bullying, […]

No, Our Boys Are Not ‘Broken’

  Talk about “toxic masculinity” interests me, because I know very well what that looks like — the domineering behavior of the brittle ego, the obnoxious braggart who feels that every social encounter is a contest in which he must demonstrate his superiority. Nobody likes a bully, and if the critics of “toxic masculinity” were […]

In The Mailbox: 02.21.18

— compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM Ninety Miles From Tyranny: The 90 Miles Mystery Box, Episode #173 EBL: Billy Graham, RIP Twitchy: Charles C.W. Cooke BLASTS Chris Cuomo Over Bogus AR-15 “Purchase” Story Louder With Crowder: Ted Cruz Owns Celebrities On Gun Control In TMZ Video Medium: Ex-CIA Director Thinks US Hypocrisy About Election […]

No, Russia’s ‘Rinky-Dink Troll Operation’ Did Not Change the 2016 Election Result

The simple fact behind last week’s indictment of 13 employees of a Russian outfit is that, if this is the sinister “collusion” that the liberal media have been warning us about, there’s no way such a miniscule effort could have cheated Hillary Clinton out of the presidency. Ace calls it a “rinky-dink troll operation” and […]

A Nation of 327,000,000 People

Three hundred twenty-seven million is a large number. Keep that in mind when you see news coverage or commentary that portrays social problems as a “trend” or an “epidemic.” In a nation of 327 million people, it is always easy to find a dozen examples of any phenomenon that a reporter, a politician, or an […]

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