The Other McCain

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

In The Mailbox: 02.20.24 (Evening Edition)

— compiled by Wombat-socho Silicon Valley et Hamas delenda sunt. OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: How Old Do You Have To be To Defend Yourself? EBL: Boundless: The Voyage of Magellan, Yemeni Houthis sink British cargo ship “Rubymar” in the Red Sea, and Mayor Adams’s Migrant Money Twitchy: Justice Thomas Reminds The Media What It […]

In The Mailbox: 02.20.24 (Post-Presidents’ Day Punditocracy Edition)

— compiled by Wombat-socho Silicon Valley et Hamas delenda sunt. OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: Big Tech Sets Out To Destroy Hollywood, EBL: Black History Month – Thomas Sowell, Arctic Circle, and Dark Twitchy: Liberal Media Meltdowns Reach Critical Mass, Chaya Raichik Calls Down The Thunder On Ghouls Blaming Her For Death Of Oklahoma Student, […]

Bad Arguments in Support of Bad Policy

“Facts are meaningless. You can use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true.” — Homer Simpson Saturday will mark the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the good news, I suppose, is that Russia didn’t succeed in capturing Kyiv and conquering Ukraine entirely. This must be balanced against the bad news, namely […]

‘News’ in the Post-Literate Age

Sitting here with my office TV tuned to CNN — I watch CNN, so you don’t have to — I’m struck by the arrogance of their assumption that they get to decide what is and is not newsworthy, as if their audience had no other source of information about what’s going on in the world, […]

Our Obtuse Media and ‘Gun Violence’

Obtuse 2 a: lacking sharpness or quickness of sensibility or intellect: INSENSITIVE, STUPID He is too obtuse to take a hint. b: difficult to comprehend: not clear or precise in thought or expression How can it be that so many things which are obvious to any reasonably intelligent and well-informed person are seemingly beyond the […]

Shannon Cortez Gooden: Burnsville Gunman the News Media Won’t Name UPDATE: Local Media Breaks Embargo

Sunday evening, I was riding in the car with my brother Kirby, scrolling through the news on my phone, puzzled that police in Minnesota had not yet named the gunman who killed two cops and a paramedic in the Minneapolis suburb of Burnsville. The gunman also died during the incident, so that identifying him could […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Snow Bunny

— compiled by Wombat-socho On time for once. This week’s appetizer downloaded from Pinterest. Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley et Hamas delendam sunt. ANIMAL MAGNETISM: Rule Five Lining Up Another Shot Friday, also, the Saturday Gingermageddon. EBL: Saturday Night Girls With Guns, Charles Napier & Hot Women, Anti-MAGA Millions, The Underdoggs, Upgraded, “My Funny Valentine”, […]

FMJRA 2.0: SERVICE GUARANTEES CITIZENSHIP

— compiled by Wombat-socho People are arguing on X about Starship Troopers again. Ignore the movie (which is fun but dumb) and read the book instead. SOTD Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley et Hamas delendam sunt. FMJRA 2.0: The Giant Wombats of Gor EBL A View From The Beach 357 Magnum Joe Biden’s Punch Line […]

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