The Other McCain

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


Posted on | June 20, 2020 | 5 Comments

Whenever it comes time to, uh, celebrate shameless capitalism here, the suggested donation is $17.76, because we love America.

Of course, our patriotic readers know what happened in 1776, and also know that this is why the Fourth of July is celebrated annually.

Because we love America. And we love tradition. So our family has a traditional celebration of our national independence. Which is to say that we shoot off a metric buttload of fireworks. Which cost money.


We don’t own slaves, and we don’t topple statues. We don’t engage in arson or looting. We have no “autonomous zone.” We just need more money to complete our massive Fourth of July fireworks display.


As a convenience to our readers who are near-sighted (but generous and patriotic) we have brought back the Big Yellow Button. And we remind you that the Five Most Important Words in the English Language are:


UPDATE: According to no less authority than Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times, fireworks are “part of a coordinated attack on Black and Brown communities . . . to disorient and destabilize the #BlackLivesMatter movement.” So please give me money for more.



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