The Other McCain

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

In Defense Of BlogBash And CPAC

by Smitty Noting Jerry Wilson’s disdain for BlogBash, “An event such as BlogBash could prove valuable if it led to greater networking, encouragement and support for all bloggers, not solely those in attendance,” I don’t think Jerry is fully briefed on the goals of The National Blogger’s Club, which really aren’t bad at all. I […]

That Feeling When The Goal Is Known, But The Means Remain Ambiguous

by Smitty The question of exactly how to re-engage the culture is a serious one, especially when approached from a Christian viewpoint. This is a political blog with a SoCon flavor that is neither hidden, nor preached like Jonathan Edwards. And yet, Jerry at Goldfish and Clowns issues “A Challenge to Conservatives” that tempts one […]

Just Doing My Job, Jerry

My friend Jerry Wilson at Goldfish and Clowns seems to have taken personally my failure to respond to his writings, and that’s OK. Neglectfulness is a problem with me and when I’m on the road, the problem is compounded. In case you didn’t notice, I spent the past week in Tampa at the Republican National Convention […]

Jerry Wilson Finds a Winner

For the World’s Silliest Feminist Award, that is. The competition was, as you can imagine, savagely fierce. Yet who can dispute Margot Magowan’s worthiness for this coveted honor? “The images promote gender stereotypes that are insidious, ubiquitous, and in this particular scene, actually dangerous.” Ms. Magowan is talking about — wait for it — M&Ms. […]

The New Media Proletariat

It is rather a painful thing to acknowledge that Joy McCann is onto something when she remarks about the advent of a two-tiered blogging hierarchy. And it is even more painful to see my friend Jerry Wilson’s expressions of resentment toward Ed Morrissey about this. In all honesty, despite what anyone may suspect from certain […]

Rather Harsh, But Hard To Counter

by Smitty Goldfish and Clowns: It’s becoming painfully apparent that the conservative movement has learned nothing from, or since, 2008. We continue to eat our own and mount a circular firing squad, not once stopping to consider whether our actions further the conservative cause or merely provide free ammunition to the left. It’s also becoming […]

Jerry Wilson and the Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Dream Job

Getting paid to write about NASCAR? Dude, some things are so unfair they ought to be against the law. Jerry Wilson: America’s Luckiest Blogger. Remind me to call around to some magazine editors this afternoon and see if anyone needs a full-time columnist to provide them with in-depth coverage of NCAA cheerleaders and barbecue ribs. […]