The Other McCain

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

Rule 5 Sunday: Queen Victoria Eugenie Of Spain

— compiled by Wombat-socho Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. Being royalty isn’t always a fairy tale life, but with the exception of the very unfortunate Romanovs, few royals had it harder than the Queen Consort of Spain, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, granddaughter of England’s Queen Victoria and first cousin to King George V. […]

‘Ain’t Going Back to Jail’

Say hello to Christian Redwine and, while you’re at it, you can also say good-bye, because he got shot dead by a police officer in 2016. Although he was only 17, Redwine already had an extensive criminal record in November 2016 when he decided to steal a car and go joyriding with two friends. Redwine […]

FMJRA 2.0: Floating Sequence

— compiled by Wombat-socho Split my two-game series with the Braves this week, so at least I broke the losing streak. Also, a Kate Upton Rule 5 post placing third? Is it a sign of the End Times? Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. ‘Containergeddon’: California Emissions Law Caused the Supply Chain Crisis First […]

“And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good – need we anyone to tell us these things?”

— by Wombat-socho Well, yes, Socrates, in this decadent and depraved age we do indeed need people to point out what is good, because Our Moral SuperiorsTM have spent the last couple of decades trying to sell us polished turds masquerading as good literature. This is especially evident in science fiction, where the once-prestigious Hugo […]

‘Jetpack Joe’ and the CNN Town Hall

There were many weird moments during this week’s CNN town hall event with Joe Biden in Baltimore, but the one that attracted universal comment was the “Jetpack Joe” episode. CNN host Anderson Cooper was asking Biden about inflation, which took about 20 seconds, during which time Biden stood with his fists clenched and his elbows […]

In The Mailbox: 10.22.21

— compiled by Wombat-socho Usual deadlines for the usual weekend posts. Also, after reading this piece from an Aussie general that Instapundit linked, I have Thoughts. Unkind ones. I’ll post them sometime this weekend. Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: Oregon Forbids Police From Enforcing The Law EBL: Dune […]

Why Terry McAuliffe Is Losing

Wednesday night, longtime Democrat strategist James Carville appeared on MSNBC to declare himself “scared to death” that Republican Glenn Youngkin could defeat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia: “It’s close,” Carville said. “Cook has it [as] a toss-up. If Cook has the race toss up — and Terry, by the way, has been blunt that we are […]

UPDATE: Union Crew Walked Off Alec Baldwin Film Set Before Fatal Shooting

Earlier today we told you how Alec Baldwin shot two people, killing the female cinematographer on a Western film set in New Mexico. This looks very bad for Baldwin’s legal liability: Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of “Rust” with a prop gun, a half-dozen camera crew […]

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