The Other McCain

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

In The Mailbox: 04.25.22

— compiled by Wombat-socho Silicon Valley delenda est. OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: Amala Ekpunobi Reveals How She Discovered The Big Lie EBL: Orrin Hatch, RIP, The Armenian Genocide, and Will Twitter Change Now That Elon Musk Is In Charge? Twitchy: “I Feel Like I’m Going To Throw Up”, also, Christina Pushaw & Others Give […]

So … Is #FreeStacy Trending Yet?

He’s a multibillionaire with lots of things more important to worry about than restoring my @rsmccain account, but I hope he’ll get around to it pretty soon. Meanwhile, congratulations to Twitter’s new owner: After a two-week battle against opposition from the platform’s board members, self-declared free speech absolutist Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and […]

A Genuinely Weird Rock ’n’ Roll Story

Do you see that guy with the gold top Gibson Les Paul guitar? That’s Bill Bartlett, lead guitarist of a one-hit-wonder band from 1967. The Lemon Pipers had formed in 1966 in the college town of Oxford, Ohio, and signed a deal with New York-based Buddah Records. Their first single, an original written by Bartlett, […]

Go and Do Thou Likewise

Generally speaking, I am against environmentalists engaging in protests, but I wish more of them would emulate Colorado “activist” Wynn Bruce: A climate activist who lit himself on fire on Earth Day outside the United States Supreme Court Building has died, according to reports. Wynn Bruce, 50, of Boulder, Colorado, died Saturday, a day after […]


— compiled by Wombat-socho *walks in* *drops pic of Larissa Riquelme* *refuses to explain* *walks out* Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. NINETY MILES FROM TYRANNY: Hot Pick of the Late Night, The 90 Miles Mystery Box Episode #1694, Morning Mistress, and Girls With Guns. EBL: MAGA – Keep Your Friends Close, Reinheitsgebot, The […]

FMJRA 2.0: Youth Gone Wild

— compiled by Wombat-socho As I remarked yesterday, I expect to be back in the groove of daily link posts starting tomorrow, so the FMJRA should be a a tad fatter. The expansion draft in Pete’s 1969 league was yesterday, and I lost Joe Niekro to the Angels, but it could have been worse. Now […]

Humans Dying in Mayor Frogface’s Town

As Chicago’s first Amphibian-American mayor, Lori Lightfoot has difficulty relating to the problems of mammals. While it may be unfair to accuse Mayor Frogface of anti-human prejudice, she just doesn’t seem to have a lot of sympathy for us warm-blooded creatures: At least 35 people were shot, five of them fatally, Friday into Sunday morning […]

‘The Nicest Kid in Our Grade’

Say hello to Raymond Spencer, 23, and while you’re at it, you can also say good-bye because he committed suicide after opening fire from a window of his fifth-floor apartment in D.C. near the Edmund Burke School and the University of D.C. campus. This shooting happened about 3:30 Friday afternoon in the Van Ness neighborhood, […]

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