The Other McCain

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

In The Mailbox: 09.30.19

— compiled by Wombat-socho The folks at, in addition to sending along the article below, asked me to mention their Resistance Library, whose aim is to arm their customers philosophically as well as physically. There’s some interesting reading in it. Worth checking out. OVER THE TRANSOM Bacon Time: Forgive Me For I Have Sinned […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Summertime Girls

— compiled by Wombat-socho I guess most of the country’s moved on to autumn, what with Labor Day being almost a month in the past, football season underway, and friends in states next to Canada already being vexed with snow, but here in Sin City it’s still warm enough to hit the beaches, and where […]

‘Shared Values’ = $195 Million

In order to “remove arbitrary barriers in our community, and provide leadership that is reflective of our shared values,” the city of Portland, Oregon, will spend $195 million to remove urinals from restrooms in a municipally-owned office building. That’s right — if guys want to take a leak, they can pee in a stall in […]

If Trump’s Not #Winning, Why Does Biden Want to Silence Giuliani?

What a poker player would call a “tell”: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign requested in a letter on Sunday that major news networks not invite President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani anymore, after Giuliani spent the morning on a series of talk shows aggressively highlighting what he called Biden’s apparently corrupt dealings in Ukraine and China. […]

Impeachment Mania!

Top of this morning’s headline stack at The Drudge Report: Pelosi ‘heartbroken, prayerful’ as impeachment moves forward… First House Republican backs inquiry… Signs of discomfort in defense of president… REPORT: Mulvaney on shaky ground… LEAK: White House restricted access to Trump calls with Putin, Saudi crown prince… GERALDO: Entire Presidency Defined By Snitches And Rats […]

FMJRA 2.0: Alien Turned Human

— compiled by Wombat-socho Welcome to ‘Bizarre Hell-World’ EBL Please Hit Kirby’s Tip Jar EBL FMJRA 2.0: Crazee Horse The Pirate’s Cove A View From The Beach EBL Guy Gets Laid, Feminists Get Angry The Pirate’s Cove 357 Magnum EBL A Great Football Saturday EBL Rule 5 Sunday: Cecile Haussernot Animal Magnetism Ninety Miles From […]

Crazy People Are Dangerous

  Last week, feminist writer Sofia Barrett-Ibarria wrote an article for Vice headlined, “How Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos Became a Cult Hero.” This caused an uproar, and not merely because making heroes of serial killers is a bad idea. The article included this paragraph: “I think part of her appeal to me personally, in this […]

Other Times, Other Wars

— by Wombat-socho I have a raft of new SF to plow through in the next couple of weeks, so I need to clear the decks and deal with the stuff I’ve been reading since the last book post. “Yes, young man, I knew L. Ron Hubbard. Pretty good writer before he turned to crime.” […]

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