The Other McCain

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

A ‘Surge’ of Media-Hyped Fear

Two graphics, courtesy of the New York Times. The first shows U.S. COVID-19 deaths dating back to the beginning of the pandemic: The second graph shows COVID-19 deaths during the past month: Notice that I’m showing you COVID-19 deaths, not “cases.” Because officials treat a positive test as a “case,” regardless of whether the person […]

In The Mailbox: 07.26.21

— compiled by Wombat-socho Silicon Valley delenda est. OVER THE TRANSOM Bacon Time: Food That You Don’t Put Catsup On 357 Magnum: Mob Randomly Attacks Guy Walking His Dog   EBL: Larry Elder For Governor, also, Jackie Mason, RIP Twitchy: Apparently The Cleveland Indians Didn’t Do Their Homework Before Changing Their Name Louder With Crowder: […]

Forget ‘De-funding Police,’ AOC Now Wants to Abolish the Prison System

She wants to turn loose all the rapists and murderers: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said she wants to “abolish” the U.S. carceral system during a campaign event for Ohio congressional candidate Nina Turner on Saturday. “I want to abolish our carceral system that’s designed to trap Black and Brown men,” the democratic socialist told a […]

The #1 Cause of Anti-Semitism

If the Anti-Defamation League wants to do something to suppress anti-Semitism in this country, they would encourage Chuck Schumer to retire or, failing that, tell him to stop insulting Americans: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer berated 74 million Trump voters, saying at an event with Roosevelt Island and Upper East Side community leaders in New […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Bunny Girl Senpai

— compiled by Wombat-socho Mai Sakurajima, the leading lady of the series Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, is a former child actress and model who’s walked out on her promising career so she can finish high school – but after starting in mid-year, it’s too late for her to join any of […]

‘There’s Always a Reason’

Among the cardinal principles of military science is unity of command — the man in charge is the man in charge, and bad things happen when command is divided. If we think about the Civil War, for example, the Union effort struggled until Lincoln put U.S. Grant in charge. Before the spring campaign of 1864 […]

Liberalism as Organized Ignorance

Because I watch a lot of police videos, the YouTube algorithm is always recommending more, the same way it’s always recommending more “how to play” guitar videos for classic rock songs. So in between watching breakdowns of guitar riffs (e.g., “Spirit in the Sky”) Saturday night, I watched a June press conference where police in […]

FMJRA 2.0: Camouflage

— compiled by Wombat-socho Turns out there’s three songs with this title: the original by Stan Ridgway (probably better known as the lead singer of Wall of Voodoo), a cover by Sabaton, and a completely different song by Brad Paisley, which was funny enough to make me pull off the road at the Ranger station […]

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