The Other McCain

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

In The Mailbox: 03.31.20

– compiled by Wombat-socho Since I can’t find the WordPress widget that lets us do polling, please answer in the comments. In The Mailbox needs: 1) less news about the Wuhan Flu/Bat Soup Fever/Corona-chan 2) all Corona-chan all the time 3) more Rule 5 4) Comedy option OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: “Professional Journalism” EBL: […]

Worse Before It Gets Better: Statistical Risk and the Wuhan Coronavirus

  For three consecutive days, Italy has reported declining numbers of new coronavirus cases, so that Monday’s number (4,050 new cases) was the lowest they have reported since March 17. At the same time, however, Italy reported 812 deaths from the virus Monday. This was the 10th consecutive day with more than 600 coronavirus deaths […]

Damaged Goods

Whatever happened to Kendra Wilkinson? Here we are in the middle of a deadly pandemic, and that question probably hasn’t crossed your mind. In fact, I suspect, the question on your mind now is, “Who the heck is Kendra Wilkinson?” Well, “reality TV star” might be one way to describe her, but you probably never […]

In The Mailbox: 03.30.20

– compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: Concealed Carry Stops Shooting Rampage EBL: FFS China – Wuhan Wet Market Back In Operation, also, Media & Democrats Have Short Memories Twitchy: Story of Couple Who Chugged Fish Tank Cleaned To Ward Off COVID-19 Just Got Weirder & Wilder Louder With Crowder: Bill DiBlasio Gets […]

ACE: Arizona Woman Poisoned Her Husband With Fish-Tank Cleaner

Ace of Spades is just flat-out accusing the woman, known only as “Wanda,” of murder in the widely-publicized case where, it was claimed, both she and her 68-year-old husband, known only as “Gary,” ingested an aquarium cleaner because they mistakenly thought it was the same as chloroquine, the anti-malarial drug that President Trump said might […]

FDA Approves ‘Game Changer’ Drug

  This is very good news: On Sunday night, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs often used to treat malaria and recently touted by President Donald Trump as a possible “game-changer” in the fight against the China-originated novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The United States Department […]

‘A Society of Emasculated Liars’

In his 2001 book, Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass, the British psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple observed: In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Elle MacPherson

– compiled by Wombat-socho Behold, an Australian bombshell who became internationally famous thanks to being frequently featured on the cover of Elle magazine, to say nothing of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. Ninety Miles From Tyranny leads off with Hot Pick of the Late Night, The 90 Miles Mystery Box Episode #937, Morning Mistress, and […]

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