The Other McCain

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

The Savage Young

My hometown friend George Hall occasionally used to say he’d like to start a band called “The Savage Young.” George and I had both been caught up in the second wave of Beatlemania that swept over teenagedom in the middle and late 1970s, years after the Beatles had broken up, and a lot of us […]

The 1970s In NYC: Something Else

by Smitty Ed Driscoll, one of those great bloggers whom we don’t link enough, has a post about people waxing nostalgic for NYC’s seedier days. Admittedly, that was a little before my time, but it did bring to mind a funny bit from Our Dumb Century: Some humorless git seems to have left the funniest […]

Showing Any Public Figure Crucified Is As Tasteless As Burning The Qur’an

by Smitty An interesting discussion came up today regarding the idiot in Florida who burned the Qur’an, and the resulting deaths in MeS, just north of me by a couple of hours. Burning anyone’s scripture is deplorable. Double deplorable for anyone nominally a follower of the Christ. Do you really think He’d do such? Really? […]

Report: Obama Smashed the Tea Party Through a Plate-Glass Window

“What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live […]

We Need to Tone Down the Rhetoric

Otherwise, all this extremist talk about “choice” and “women’s rights” might lead to mass murder:  A massacre perpetrated by a deranged man is not about the deranged man; it’s about “rhetoric.” But a massacre perpetrated by an abortion provider whose violations against laws of the nation and of humanity were overlooked for years is “not […]

Don’t Tell My Wife

“Honey, I’ve got to go cover another Tea Party rally,” I tell her, and she thinks it’s all about politics — lower taxes, limited government, stuff like that — but now Frances Fox Pivens has decided she’s a Tea Party expert and lets the cat out of the bag: Ed Driscoll reminds us that everything […]

The Cover-Up in Pima County

The Arizona Republic reports: Sheriff’s Department and community-college officials in Pima County are refusing to release a wide range of public documents about the man charged in Saturday’s shooting rampage that left six dead and more than a dozen wounded. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Pima Community College have declined to release documents that […]

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