The Other McCain

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

Rule 5 Sunday: Raquel Welch

— compiled by Wombat-socho Couldn’t find any decent pics of Raquel Welch (nee Tejada) as a weather girl in LA. so here’s the next best thing, a publicity photo of her from the Hammer film One Million Years B.C. Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. NINETY MILES FROM TYRANNY: The 90 Miles Mystery Box […]

What Time Is It?

Not long ago, I mentioned how Ace of Spades has for a while been referring to certain Republicans as believing it’s still 2003, i.e., they’re stuck in the obsolete politics of Bushism, incapable of dealing with the current reality. Ace makes the same point in referring to those who know What Time It Is, i.e., […]

FMJRA 2.0: Countdown To Looking Glass

— compiled by Wombat-socho Another frustrating week with the Kansas City A’sSenators, as we lost both games against Oakland and three games at Atlanta. The only good thing was that none of the games were blowouts, which gives me some faint hope that we can beat the Yankees in at least one game on Tuesday. […]

Affidavit, Laugh-idavit

This “Rick Roll” joke by Jim Jordan’s staff, and the similar jest by my friend John Hoge, is really no laughing matter. The private home of the former President of the United States was raided by the FBI under the pretext of . . . well, what, exactly? It’s like what Gertrude Stein said of […]

Why Do Democrats Hate Women?

Florida Democrats had a chance to nominate a “progressive” woman for governor, but instead of Nikki Fried, they chose Charlie Crist — and it wasn’t even close. Crist won by almost a 25-point margin, 59.7% to 35.3% for Fried. Of course, it goes without saying that I loathe Nikki Fried, but I’m a Republican, so […]

In The Mailbox: 08.26.22

— compiled by Wombat-socho It’s Friday, and the usual weekend deadlines are in effect for the usual weekend posts. For those of you who have been bedeviled by this week’s Taylor Swift memes, I hope today’s meme explains everything to your satisfaction; given that Ms. Swift made the mistake of coming out of the political […]

Politics and Friendship

If you squint very hard at this 1973 photo of the low-brass section of the Douglas County (Ga.) High School Marching Tiger Band, you can see a 14-year-old trombonist, squatting down in the center, who is now a professional journalist of some minor notoriety. Among his good friends in this photo, kneeling to the left, […]

In The Mailbox: 08.25.22

— compiled by Wombat-socho Silicon Valley delenda est. OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: Someday Companies Will Take Security Seriously EBL: Spring Break will be lit next year Twitchy: Someone Got A Photo Of The Dangerous Ben Shapiro Inside A Podcasting Convention, also, Zuckerberg Says FBI Warned Facebook That Hunter’s Laptop Was Russian Disinformation Louder With Crowder: […]

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