The Other McCain

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

Your Irregular Rick Moran Update

You may have asked yourself, “What’s Rick Moran been up to lately?” Or perhaps you’re now asking yourself, “Who the heck is Rick Moran?” Circa 2009, Smitty would occasionally kick Rick around a bit just for fun, but that was then and this is now, and Smitty’s found more lively amusement in Afghanistan lately. So […]

Rick Moran: Inadvertent Adrenaline Dispenser

by Smitty Centralization, the collapse of all things into DC, is the chief ailment of the country, but some like Rick Moran seem oblivious to the root causes of the current crisis: Getting the deficit under control and getting people back to work are legitimate GOP aspirations and if voted into office, members of congress […]

Reply to Rick Moran

Dan Riehl breaks his vow never to pimp-slap Rick again. Me? I’m just kind of at a lost for words at Rick’s description of “an identifiable tea party establishment . . . a self identified elite who are more interested in maintaining their position at the top of the tea party ziggurat than in stopping the […]

Would You Hire The Head Alcoholic From Your Local AA Chapter To Manage The Adult Beverage Store?

by Smitty Rick Moran gives a great apology for Representative Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) plan, as reviewed in Forbes by Bruce Bartlett to do something, anything, about the federal debt. Working off the dead horse by the end of the next 70 years is indeed noble.

And the Rick Played On

An inadvertantly funny title from Rick Moran: “WHY CONSERVATISM IS DISCONNECTED FROM REALITY”. Emphasis mine throughout.

I debated whether or not to make this a piece about “some conservatives” eschewing reality for an alternate universe or if I should make it about much of modern conservatism’s disconnect from the reality