The Other McCain

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

Another Bloody Year in ‘Killadelphia’

Murders declined slightly this year in Philadelphia. Through Monday, Dec. 26, the city had recorded 512 homicides this year — down from a record 562 in 2021 — according to the Philadelphia Inquirer: Most of the victims were young Black men, with the violence intensely concentrated in neighborhoods where poverty, blight, and other systemic disadvantages […]

In The Mailbox: 12.30.22

— compiled by Wombat-socho Usual weekend deadlines for the usual weekend posts. Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. OVER THE TRANSOM EBL: The Invitation Twitchy: Meathead Ignores Reality Of Trump’s Tax Returns, Still Thinks He’ll Be Arrested, also, More Katie Porter Texts Emerge, None Of Them Good Louder With Crowder: ‘I’m losing my g*ddamn […]

BREAKING: Suspect in Idaho Student Murders Was Criminology Grad Student UPDATE: Killer Is ‘Obsessive’ Vegan?

Details compiled by Bryan Kohberger is the suspect and criminology graduate student who is accused in the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students, who were killed in Moscow, Idaho. Kohberger, 28, was arrested on December 30, 2022, in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, court records show. His name was first confirmed by WPVI, a Philadelphia […]

In The Mailbox: 12.29.22

— compiled by Wombat-socho Silicon Valley delenda est. OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: What’s The Interest Rate On Borrowed Trouble? EBL: Putincide, also, Pele, RIP Twitchy: Catturd Says If They Can’t Explain Ray Epps “They Were In On It”, also, Fascism-Fighting Journo Says “Hateful Homophobic Hillbilly” DeSantis Is Investigating Venue Over Drag Show Louder With […]

Why Have Democrat-Controlled Schools Become Such Cesspits of Racism?

The headline phraseology is borrowed from Glenn Reynolds who, in a different but related context, calls attention to the concurring opinion of a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: “I write separately to express my views on the topic of hate speech, disturbingly present in both the facts of the case before the […]

In The Mailbox: 12.28.22

— compiled by Wombat-socho Silicon Valley delenda est. OVER THE TRANSOM Ninety Miles From Tyranny: The 90 Miles Mystery Box, Episode #1945 357 Magnum: Tesla Won’t Charge At 19 Degrees EBL: Mastodon is apparently not about free speech, also, How to prevent young people falling prey to socialism? Twitchy: Ia. State Auditor Stunned Some Are […]

In The Mailbox: 12.27.22

— compiled by Wombat-socho Silicon Valley delenda est. OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: Urutau 9mm Carbine EBL: The Fix Was In, US ECONOMY HEADING FOR DISASTER, and Who Has The Higher Body Count? Twitchy: Occasional Cortex Calls For People To Defend Drag Queen Story Hour From The Far Right, also, Oilfield Rando Takes A Deep, […]

‘I Don’t Talk to the Police, Sir’

One of the difficulties of trying to get Americans to understand our nation’s crime problem is that most people don’t acknowledge the existence of the category “criminals.” That is to say, because of the way crime is portrayed in entertainment and news media, there seems to be a widespread belief that criminal behavior is more […]

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