The Other McCain

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

Bonus Black Hole Book Post (It Has Rivets)

— by Wombat-socho Oh, the embarrassment. An author sends me a review copy of his most excellent hard-SF technothriller, and I completely forget to do the review in yesterday’s book post. Well, I promised him a review before the end of the month, which is now here, so you get a bonus book post! Michael […]

In The Mailbox: 08.31.18

— compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM Ninety Miles From Tyranny: The 90 Miles Mystery Box One Year Anniversary – Episode #365 EBL: Media Whore Michael Avenatti Takes On The Federalist’s Caroline Court Twitchy: Chuck Yeager Pulls No Punches About Hollywood’s Depiction Of Neil Armstrong’s Lunar Landing Moment Louder With Crowder: Mike Rowe – Don’t […]

The Church of Fear: Desperate Democrats Have Become the Prophets of Doom

  “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” — H. L. Mencken After a hectic few days here at Chez McCain — our Army son and his wife are […]

The Back To School Labor Day Book Post

— compiled by Wombat-socho Actually, I’m not going back to school – the spring semester at UNLV went badly, and summer was worse, so I’m punting the fall semester and concentrating on tax & insurance stuff in preparation for the upcoming tax season. Also, reading some good books so I can pass along recommendations to […]

In The Mailbox: 08.30.18

— compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM EBL: Keith Ellison – What Did The DNC Know, And When Did They Know It? Twitchy: Salena Zito Refuses To Be Bullied By Vicious Troll Mob, Defends Her Work In Epic Thread Louder With Crowder: Tess Holliday’s New Cosmo Cover Praised, Because Everything Is Terrible RIPPED FROM THE […]

The Subjectivity of ‘Harassment’

  If you wish to understand what feminism actually is, and how it affects daily life, I recommend Heterophobia: Sexual Harassment and the Future of Feminism by Daphne Patai. First published in 1998, Heterophobia examines how claims of “harassment” are weaponized to destroy the careers and reputations of men and,in chapters 6 and 7, provides […]

In The Mailbox: 08.29.18

— compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM Ninety Miles From Tyranny: The 90 Miles Mystery Box – Episode #362 EBL: Lana Turner Twitchy: Ted Cruz’ Comeback To O’Rourke-Supporting Gun Grabber Is The Stuff Of #2A Legend Louder With Crowder: “Change My Mind” Goes To The White House RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES Adam Piggott: The Science […]

Paging Captain Obvious

“I didn’t expect to be treated like a piece of meat.” So says ex-camgirl Jenny Blighe complaining about her first experience shooting a commercial porn video, asserting that there should be a #MeToo movement for women in the porn business. Excuse me, but maybe if you don’t want “to be treated like a piece of […]

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