The Other McCain

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

Crazy People Are Dangerous: Psycho Torches Fox Christmas Tree in Manhattan

Happy holidays from New York’s “catch-and-release” courts: A 49-year-old Brooklyn man has been arrested for allegedly setting a huge Christmas tree outside the FOX News building in midtown Manhattan ablaze early Wednesday, causing a wild scene and endangering passersby, police said. Craig Tamanaha was taken into custody at the West 48th Street and Sixth Avenue […]

‘Happy Trails, Hans’: What Is Everybody’s Favorite Christmas Movie Really About?

My brother and I celebrated Christmas Eve by watching Diehard together. The movie suffers from all the usual suspension-of-disbelief problems common to action films — e.g., automatic weapons that fire an impossibly large number of bullets without changing magazines — there is no doubt that Diehard is a Christmas movie. And this is not just […]

The Return of the Big Yellow Button

  In October, fearing that perhaps some of our readers were nearsighted, I decided to create an enlargement of the PayPal “donate” button, and was gratified by the response. Mrs. McCain has spent the past three weeks in a swing state with palm trees, helping care for our oldest daughter and her newborn son — […]

Democrats: Government Is Christmas, and Trump Is the Grinch or Something

  Their talking points are always so . . . original: Several Democrats called President Donald Trump “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” during the government shutdown fight over wall funding last weekend. During the government shutdown fight over Trump’s proposed $5 billion in wall funding, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) compared the president to Dr. Suess’s […]

Why Everybody Hates Atheists

@rsmccain Science! — Lee Ritz, M.D. (@lee_ritz) December 4, 2013 It’s not just because atheists kill babies, because not all atheists do. But let’s admit that, in a universe of accidental randomness, there is nothing particularly special about a little clump of cells. Or a bigger clump of cells, for that matter. So if […]

Obama Scrooges Christmas

Re-elect Obama, the tax-hiking enemy of a free-market economy — hey, that’s got to be great for the holiday retail season, right? Confidence among U.S. consumers dipped to its lowest point in December since July amid rising economic worries, according to a monthly index released Friday. Marshal Cohen, chief research analyst at NPD Inc., a market research […]

2012 The Best Year Ever?

by Smitty A fine Trifecta outing: It’s useless to judge the quality of the year as it ends. We’re too close to the details. We know that all of the numbers get adjusted down later. And the Big Doom will like arrive in 2013, though it will be labelled as ‘reform’, one predicts. Merry Christmas!

A Holiday Tradition Continues

“We lost. We are losers. . . . Our operatives are incompetent and we live in a dream world.” — Rob Long of National Review, in an interview with Joe Hagan of New York magazine during a Caribbean cruise in November Readers expect “Christmas Cheesecake” from us this time year and what kind of conservative […]

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