The Other McCain

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

In The Mailbox: 10.20.22 (Afternoon Edition)

— compiled by Wombat-socho If I had any brains, I would be taking a long nap right now, but since I have three days of posting to catch up on…Huge thanks to my little brother (I have all the education in the family, but he makes all the $$$) and Stacy for helping me out […]

What Radicalized Ace of Spades? (And Notes on the History of ‘Browderism’)

We were in the car today and my brother Kirby was ranting about Putin and the war in Ukraine, but my mind was a million miles away, as I scrolled through an item at Ace of Spades HQ. Kirby kept ranting, and after a while, I interjected my thoughts, which involved the earliest dawn of […]

Denial Is Not a Strategy

“I dismiss that,” Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday on MSNBC, when Andrea Mitchell asked about polls showing “rising inflation concerns along with crime, giving . . . new momentum to Republicans”: PELOSI: First of all, let me say that I think much of what you have said I don’t agree with. That is to say, the […]

In The Mailbox: 10.17.22

— compiled by Wombat-socho This is going to be a busy week for me. Going to be down in Vegas for a couple of days doing the National Security Site (was Nevada Test Site) tour Wednesday and getting some tests in connection with a medical study on Thursday before I come home. All of this […]

More Signs of a Midterm ‘Red Wave’?

Ann Althouse captures Frank Bruni of the New York Times worrying that Joe Biden’s unpopularity may sink Raphael Warnock’s Senate reelection bid in Georgia. (Hat-tip: Instapundit.) The other big problem for Warnock is that the Democratic candidate for governor is Stacey Abrams, who is losing very badly to Gov. Brian Kemp. Bruni is apparently trying […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Caitlin McSwain

— compiled by Wombat-socho Texas native Caitlin McSwain started as a model in her teens, was voted Playboy’s Cybergirl of the Month for January 2015, has posed for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and has released her own calendar. Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. NINETY MILES FROM TYRANNY: Hot Pick of the Late Night, […]

How to Get Yourself Shot

Say hello to Steven Joaquin “Zhoie” Perez (a/k/a “Furry Potato”), a transgender YouTuber who specializes in “First Amendment audits.” You may not have heard of this phenomenon: People who record videos in public places — post offices, municipal buildings, etc. — in order to test {“audit,” as they say) the police response. These self-declared “auditors” […]

There Is No Joy in ’Bamaland

The headline at ESPN says, “Tennessee tops Alabama in epic back-and-forth thriller,” but please, spare me such “thrills.” Pardon my lifelong preference for the boring, easy, lopsided Alabama victories. O, Lord, keep your “thrillers” far away from the Crimson Tide! ’Bama spotted Tennessee a 28-10 first-half lead, but then Heisman Trophy quarterback Bryce Young led […]

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