The Other McCain

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

Is Jennifer Rubin’s Unrequited Affection For Dan Riehl Giving Way To An Ace of Spades Fixation?

by Smitty Dan Riehl has just never been a productive social outlet for Jennifer Rubin, tempting comparison with Stacy McCain’s efforts in the direction of a certain activist who will remain unmaimed by this post. But are the tides turning? Can enough spectacularly bad feedback do for Jennifer Rubin what polls cannot for #OccupyResoluteDesk, i.e., […]

Asking the Important Questions: Why Does Gillian Anderson Want Me to Blog About Her Teenage Lesbian Affairs?

Yes, it’s been a week since my last Instalanche and, while I sincerely doubt that Professor Glenn Reynolds would want to encourage such absolutely shameless link-baiting, I’m otherwise mystified as to why any attractive celebrity would make this kind of confession: Gillian Anderson, the actress best known for playing agent Dana Scully on ”The X-Files,” has admitted […]

Aw, C’mon, Dan: How About A Little Real World View? UPDATE: Meet. . .
Willard Fabio

by Smitty It may be the case that Stacy made an accidental left turn on Kübler-Ross Drive while in Florida. However, noticing the fact that Bruce CampbellMitt Romney looks nearly Clooney-esque in his chiseled, masculine perfection, in contrast to the former Speaker-as-big-as-the-House, is just blatantly obvious. Should the election be solely about ideas and policy? […]

Dan Riehl Joins The Downfall Parody Club With A Nice Outing

by Smitty This has NSFW potty mouth, but builds to a fine conclusion: Having the viewer substitute a contemporary figure for Adolf alters the game a little bit. The contrast between Mitt’s wax museum facade and Adolf’s apocalyptic meltdown is spectacular here. I prefer casting Hitler as a senior diabolical mastermind, packing plenty of evil, […]

Twitter Trolls and the Abuse of Anonymity

“Bagehot99” signifies his arrogance by his choice of pseudonyms, referencing the 19th-century economist Walter Bagehot — as if. Exactly how my name came to his attention, I’m not sure. He had been carrying on a Twitter flame-war of sorts with Dan, among others, and decided he’s so much smarter than either of us that he […]

The Herman Cain Rorschach Test Continues To Mystify

by Smitty Herman Cain personally goes after Rick Perry’s campaign for the Politico scandal-ette:From Politicalistas: It is suspicious that someone very close to the Perry campaign has recently distanced himself from the campaign as a “general consultant”. Dave Carney is known as one of the best political hit-men in the business. More at the link. […]


Just now got in off the road, returning from Ohio where my wife’s parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. On the way — quite literally writing “on the road,” since the trip was seven hours — I composed a long post that I’ll put up later tonight. But that’s going to have to wait a […]

Radtke, Red State and Riehl
UPDATE: Radtke Campaign’s Attorney Demands Retraction and Apology
UPDATE: Radtke Denounces ‘Scurrilous Behavior’ by GOP ‘Establishment’

UPDATE 4:50 p.m. ET: Dan Riehl clarifies the timeline and emphasizes: “It’s between the Radtke Campaign and RedState, no matter how some are trying to muddy the water to distract.” UPDATE 1:10 p.m. ET: Dan Riehl links to a legal letter sent by Patrick McSweeney, attorney for Virginia Senate candidate Jamie Radtke: On behalf of Jamie Radtke, […]

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