The Other McCain

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

Save Babies, Help Moms, Hit the Tip Jar!

It’s that time of year again — Saturday is the annual Walk for Life to raise money for Richland Pregnancy Services in Mansfield, Ohio. Last year, we rattled the tip jar for this event because my wife’s mother, at 80 years old and having recently undergone knee replacement surgery, was doing this 5K walk. And […]

‘Equality’ and the Murderous Losers

Park MacDougald has a very interesting article inspired by this month’s mass shootings, and he begins thus: Rampage shooters tend to be losers. The archetype of the modern school shooter, Eric Harris, frequently wrote in his diary about his feelings of alienation and resentment over his lack of social success. . . . Elliot Rodger, […]

Carjacking While Pregnant

Perhaps the CDC should issue guidelines on this subject, although most expectant mothers probably don’t need to be told this: Engaging in armed carjacking is not recommended during pregnancy. This is a story told in three headlines: Suspect hospitalized following officer-involved shooting in KCMO — KCTV Witness says Kansas City police fired at woman running […]

Aspiring Rapper Update: Frères Jacques

Say hello to Kenard Jacques, Ahmad Jacques and Ameko Jacques of Miami, who are in custody for multiple crimes that include murder charges against Kenard and Ahmad. Two months ago (“Aspiring Rapper Update: ‘Baby Cino’ Gets Out of Jail, Immediately Gets Shot Dead”) we told you the story of Timothy Starks, a/k/a “Baby Cino,” who […]

Late Night With Rule 5 Sunday: Dorothy Lamour

— compiled by Wombat-socho May 29 is Bob Hope‘s birthday, but since Bob doesn’t exactly meet our Rule 5 criteria, let’s instead enjoy this pic of his frequent co-star in the famous Road movies, Dorothy Lamour. Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. NINETY MILES FROM TYRANNY: Hot Pick of the Late Night, The 90 […]

Everybody Hates Amber Heard

For reasons related to testimony in Johnny Depp’s defamation suit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, two of the popular Twitter hashtags about the trial are #AmberTurd and #MePoo. While we don’t know what verdict the jury will reach — it’s very difficult for a public figure to win a defamation case in America because of […]

FMJRA 2.0: RIP Vangelis

— compiled by Wombat-socho Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, better known as Vangelis, is perhaps best known for his soundtracks to Chariots Of Fire and Blade Runner, but I first encountered him as the composer of quirky electronica albums such as Albedo 0.39 and Spiral. Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. “Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!” Gregor Mendel […]

Ukraine: Bad Week in the Donbas

You can click on that map to view it full-size, but the story it tells is of Russian success in its attempt to cut off and encircle Sievierodonetsk, the linchpin of Ukraine’s attempt to maintain a foothold the eastern (or northern) bank of the the Siverskyi Donets river. The Ukrainian supply line for Sievierodonetsk, running […]

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