The Other McCain

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

Idaho Breakthrough: A Serial Killer?

My brother Kirby has been following the unsolved murder of the four university students in Idaho, and a few days ago, he said to me, “This is a maniac. This is one sick m****rf***er, somebody who’s obsessed with horror movies, like Friday the 13th.” Almost from the beginning, when this case first started making national […]

In The Mailbox: 11.25.22

— compiled by Wombat-socho Usual weekend deadlines for the usual weekend posts. Don’t forget the Black Friday book sale, continuing through Tuesday, November 29! Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: This Was A Story I Didn’t See In The Media EBL: Vintage Thanksgiving, Macy’s Balloon Fest 2022, Steely Dan: […]

Mystery Solved? Did This CANADIAN Get @rsmccain Banned From Twitter?

My categorical hatred of Canada is notorious, of course, and I probably should have known that those fiendish Canadian scum had spent years plotting their revenge against me, but now I feel like Don Corleone after he figured out who was behind Sonny’s murder: “I didn’t know until this day that it was Barzini all […]

Continuity & Tradition

–by Wombat-socho Conservatives tend to be traditionalists, by and large, preferring to preserve the past and look skeptically on the New Improved Billion-Volt Limitless Future. We also tend to get cranky when organizations and people who we thought were on our side start acting woke or kowtowing to those who are. So it pleases me […]

Yet Another Inconvenient Mass Murder Destined for the Media’s Memory Hole

Wednesday I was watching CNN (so you don’t have to) and they were still leading every hour with Tuesday night’s shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. The gunman killed six people and wounded four others before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide, shortly after police arrived. In CNN’s coverage, however, there was […]

In The Mailbox: 11.23.22 (Evening Edition)

— compiled by Wombat-socho The Black Friday book sale is on! Almost 200 books for 99 cents or less, including my own The Anti-Dog Tank & Other Stories. Silicon Valley delenda est. OVER THE TRANSOM Ninety Miles From Tyranny: The 90 Miles Mystery Box, Episode #1910 EBL:  Remember the Pulse Night Club Murders? The Motive […]

In The Mailbox: 11.23.22 (Afternoon Edition)

— compiled by Wombat-socho Silicon Valley delenda est. OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: The FGC9 MkII 3D Printed Gun EBL: 22 November 1978: A Day That Will Live In Turkey Infamy Twitchy: Elon Musk Checks Twitter’s Pulse, Finds Out It’s Not Dead Yet, “You’re Burning The Wrong Witch”, and What The Puck? Louder With Crowder: […]

Crazy People Are Dangerous: No Motive Yet in Colorado Springs Shooting
UPDATE: Shooter Is ‘Non-Binary’?

In June 2021, Anderson Lee Aldrich was in an armed standoff with police at his mother’s home in Colorado Springs. He was charged with multiple felonies, but for reasons as yet unknown, the charges were dropped and records in the case were sealed. Seventeen months later, Aldrich was wearing body armor when he stormed into […]

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