The Other McCain

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

Messed-Up People Make Bad Choices in Disastrously Dysfunctional Relationships

Instapundit had this headline: 21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: My Ex Posted “Revenge Porn” Photos Of Me. OK, so this was intriguing, but the whole “revenge porn” theme was forgotten as soon as I started reading the article by the (obviously pseudonymous) “Rhoda Kelly”: I started dating Rob toward the end of high school. He was five […]

Mandates, Regulation and ‘Rights’

What was causing the problem to which ObamaCare was supposed to be the solution? If it was not clear before, it is becoming more so, now that the alleged solution is making the problem worse: Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one […]

Objectively Worse: Democrats to Blame for the Hyper-Partisanship They Decry

NYPD arrest Occupy Wall Street protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge, Oct. 1, 2011 Commenting on the post-election rancor — e.g., Log Cabin Republicans targeting Chuck Hagel — Professor Glenn Reynolds observes: You know, somebody — Dave Weigel or Matt Yglesias, I think — was tweeting the other day that the GOP was doing worse post-election than […]

#Metaphor: Academics Sign Their Own Death Warrants by Defending Loomis

It’s a formula: [Thing you’re angry about] [epithet] [Republican you blame] [obscenity] [heinously violent death wish] #metaphor @jimmiebjr — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) December 19, 2012 For example: “Barbara Walters should be eviscerated by machete-wielding crackheads! #metaphor” — bingo, you’re a tenured [email protected] — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) December 19, 2012 Professor Erik “Head on […]

Neologism: Glenren

by Smitty I’d like to propose ‘glenren’, a contraction of ‘Glenn Reynolds’, as a special term for the blend of faux naïveté, weapons-grade sarcasm, and systematic understatement so brutally employed by The Blogfather: You know, I’m beginning to wonder if they tried to fake the numbers upward for the election or something. Usage: “That there […]

I Earned Peanuts For Pulling An 18-Hour Day On Tuesday

by Smitty Now, maybe I just have more skin in the game: . . .but I feel a driving need to explain to the World’s Youngest Blogger that I actively sought to keep the Republic. Sure, I could have done more, even running for office. The notion that people aren’t stepping up to the plate and […]

Did You Say ‘Preference Cascade’?

“One might have thought that the 2010 mid-term elections . . . would have convinced the Left that they had miscalculated. Instead, they placed their confidence in Obama’s ability to navigate the new environment . . . “Everything seemed to be proceeding in accordance with those beliefs until Romney dismantled Obama in Wednesday’s debate — […]

I’d’ve Been All: ‘Speaking of ObamaCare, Estimate Its Half-Life If Romney Wins’

by Smitty Durbin, trying to downplay the recently God-less Democrat platform: “I’m just telling you, you are harping on a trifle,” Durbin said, adding that the Democratic Party platform was “the most unread document in the history of American politics.” I’ll bet a soda that, unless Durbin is personally sponsoring legislation, he reads, roughly none […]

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