The Other McCain

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

FMJRA 2.0: (Like) There’s No Tomorrow

— compiled by Wombat-socho I haven’t listened to my lengthy collection of Conelrad electronica in a while, so this weekend I’m making up for lost time. He seems to have pulled his music off Amazon, but the whole catalog seems to be on YouTube now. If you’re looking for chill, relaxing electronic music with a […]

‘Teens Arrested’

After reading a story about a recent murder, the idea occurred to me, why not just Google “teens arrested”? One of the first news stories I saw was the case from Charlotte, North Carolina, where five teens in a stolen Dodge Charger led police on a high-speed pursuit Thursday afternoon. The youthful miscreants were ages […]

History You Probably Never Knew

Very early in my childhood, history became a favorite subject, most likely because of my father’s service in World War II. Knowing that he had been wounded while fighting the Germans in France — he had a deep scar on the back of his neck from the shrapnel that nearly killed him — I was […]

NYC Maniac Turned Loose So He Could Stab Two Girls in Grand Central Station

Gosh, if only there were some simple phrase to briefly summarize the public safety threat posed by the mentally ill: The unhinged vagrant accused of randomly stabbing two teen tourists at Grand Central Station was a stalker who suffered from paranoid delusions and was in dire need of psychiatric help, his ex-girlfriend told The Post […]

‘Corporate Profit’ and the Political Ideas That Are Driving America’s Crime Wave

The image above is from a police dashcam showing the end of a pursuit in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The SUV was driven by 18-year-old Demetrius Walker of Milwaukee, and the front-seat passenger, 18-year-old Nevaeh Beck of Milwaukee, had stolen about $300 worth of merchandise from Home Depot, where Walker had helped himself to some snacks and […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Santa, Baby!

— compiled by Wombat-socho This is the time of year when we’re blessed with a surfeit of attractive young ladies clad in festive Christmassy raiment. One such is this lass, whose pic I filched from kbdabear’s feed on X. Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley et Hamas delendam sunt. ANIMAL MAGNETISM: Rule Five Climate Cult Friday, […]

FMJRA 2.0: Our Annual Rogers Hornsby Moment

— compiled by Wombat-socho People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. – Rogers Hornsby, Hall of Fame second baseman So we got stomped in the playoffs by the Angels. So what. After two years as […]

Ex-NFL Player: ‘Average White Guys’ Shouldn’t Be Talking About Football

Rashard Mendenhall kicked a hornet’s nest this week, and even after getting ratio’d into oblivion, refused to apologize: Let us stipulate that we don’t know what set him off. Something must have provoked him to say these offensive things, and his willingness to maintain his defense suggests that either (a) the provocation was great, or […]

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