The Other McCain

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

My Kind of People: Junior Johnson and the End of the American Way of Life

NASCAR legend Junior Johnson and his 1940 Ford. My wife has recently re-arranged my office and, in the process, moved some books that I hadn’t read in a while, so the other day I picked up Tom Wolfe’s The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (1965) and began re-reading it. The best journalism — and Tom Wolfe, […]

You Haters! Stop Questioning Gay Actor’s Claim of ‘MAGA’ Hate Crime in Chicago

    When it was reported Tuesday that a gay black actor had been the target of an alleged hate crime in Chicago (“‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Tells Cops His Attackers Shouted ‘MAGA Country’,” TMZ, Jan. 29), there were obvious reasons for skepticism, as Michelle Malkin explained: Question: How many racist, homophobic menaces wander around […]

A ‘Right’ to Laser Hair Removal?

‘Jessica’ is demanding taxpayer-funded treatment. If health care becomes a “human right,” guess what becomes health care? A transgender woman [in England] said she is regularly reduced to tears because the NHS [Britain’s National Health Service] is keeping her waiting for laser hair removal surgery. Jessica Samson, 39, has to shave twice a day while […]

BuzzFeed Is Democracy, or Something

  It’s hard to take seriously Farhad Manjoo’s claim that layoffs at BuzzFeed represent “a story of impending slow-motion doom — and a democratic emergency in the making, with no end in sight.” (Hat-tip: Instapundit.) As I explained Wednesday (“Who Keeps Paying BuzzFeed’s Bills?”), the company has devoured nearly $500 million in investment capital since […]

Suspect Arrested in Atlanta Assault

  Last week we reported (“Violence Against Women Update: Woman Raped on Video in Atlanta Nightclub,” Jan. 24) one of those cases that feminists always ignore, for some reason. Try to imagine the outcry if a “privileged” white male suspect had been accused of such a thing: A man was arrested after a video appearing […]

In The Mailbox: 01.30.19

— compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM Ninety Miles From Tyranny:  The 90 Miles Mystery Box, Episode #516 EBL: Disney – The Dark Ages Twitchy: Guess What VA Gov Ralph Northam Thinks Is “Shameful & Disgusting”? Louder With Crowder: Father Shares Heartbreaking Story Of Son Who’s “Transitioning” RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES Adam Piggott: Lifestyles Of […]

FMJRA 2.0: Abrasive Flow Machining

— compiled by Wombat-socho Rule 5 Sunday: The Kessler Twins Animal Magnetism Ninety Miles From Tyranny A View From The Beach Proof Positive EBL Jonah Goldberg Only Steals From the Best A View From The Beach EBL Haunted by Ghosts of ‘Fitzmas’ Past: Jason Leopold’s Trump/Cohen Debacle First Street Journal A View From The Beach […]

Who Keeps Paying BuzzFeed’s Bills?

  Harrison Smith at InfoWars reminds us that BuzzFeed, which recently announced it would lay off “15 percent of its staff (with pink slips to go to up to 400 people, according to one insider),” has received nearly half a billion dollars of venture-capital investment since launching in 2006. In April 2013, it was reported […]

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