The Other McCain

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

Huffy Arianna And The Circling Sharks

by Smitty Morrissey and the dextrosphere are all enjoying a good chuckle at the expense of the Huffington Post lawsuit. Jonathan Tasini: We’re going to make it clear that, until you do justice here, your life is going to be a living hell. Justice? Really? How does Tasini’s notion of justice relate to things like […]

Facts Are Stubborn Things

Following up on this morning’s radio debate with Little Miss Attila, I found myself interrogated in the comments by Attila’s ally, Darleen Click of Protein Wisdom, who now wants to debate women in the military. This endless appetite for argument — the women’s point being that any man who criticizes feminism qua feminism must be wrong […]

Remember: Radio Feminist Fight With Little Miss Attila 10 a.m. ET Today

The three-week-old feud begun by Little Miss Attila — “oversimplified fiddle faddle”! — will get an airing today on Da Tech Guy’s radio show on WCRN 830 AM (click the link to listen live online) at 10 a.m. Eastern. Attila is boasting that she’ll put me to flight. UPDATE: The consensus of the in-studio guests was […]


Someone wrote a brief Onion-style satire in which residents of New Orleans expressed dismay that “Japanese were missing a golden opportunity” for looting in the wake of the tsunami there. Little Miss Attila linked that without comment. This compelled James Wolcott to cite Attila as an example of conservatives “transmitting in their usual racial code.” Really. You have […]

Important Rule 5 News: March Madness Sweater Puppy Contest

by Smitty No Sheeples Here deftly trumps the President’s brackets: The Second Annual March Madness Sweater Puppy Contest was officially launched today. Enter early and often for your chance to win a magnificent trophy suitable for placement in a prominent place in your man cave or your website and for some therapeutic breast staring. Enjoy […]

‘Stacy Threw Out Fake Statistics
That Portray a Skewed Reality’

Q. Do you consider yourself a feminist, or not? Yes . . . . 24% No . . . . 70% CBS News Poll, Oct. 23, 2004 This post originally continued with an on-point response to Little Miss Attila’s assertion in the comments that I “threw out fake statistics,” but then I woke up at […]

‘Other’? I Mean, Really? ‘Other’?

Greg at Rhymes with Right took an online questionnaire and discovered that, under “gender,” the choices were “male,” “female” and “other,” with a blank available for the ambiguous respondent to fill in . . . ?? Insert punchline here. My own objection is to the use of “gender” instead of “sex.” As an old editor […]

Coyote and Roadrunner

But which is which in this eternal argument with Little Miss Attila? No sooner have I dug what I intended as the last shovel-load of my ongoing violation of the First Rule of Holes than Attila delivers yet another provocation. Meep-meep!

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