The Other McCain

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

‘Get Money,” R.I.P.

Timothy James Jefferson of Dallas began getting tattoos before he was old enough to drive legally, but he was not exactly a stickler for legality. Among the tattoos he got while still a minor — a ninth-grader at Oak Cliff High School — was the word “get” on one arm and the word “money” on […]

Dumbest Car Thief Ever?

Say hello to 29-year-old Charles Millsaps, who had the brilliant idea to (a) steal a 1992 Honda Accord, and then (b) try to outrun the Georgia State Patrol in aforesaid vehicle, with the result that (c) he got locked up in the Chatham County Jail — and never mind the fact that (d) he was […]

Violence Against Women Update

Four females ages 17 to 21 were kidnapped in Pennsylvania, held captive in a shipping container in Monroe County, where two of them were raped in a crime that shocked residents of the Poconos region in the hill country near the New York state line. The victims were rescued by police in a Wal-Mart parking […]

Mass Murder in Fordyce, Arkansas

As soon as this shooting made the news on Friday, I immediately said what every Alabama fan said: “Bear Bryant’s hometown!” Fordyce, in rural Dallas County, Arkansas, gave to the world the son of cotton farmers who went on to become the winningest football coach of his era, and the local high school football stadium […]

Another #NeverTrump Embarrassment: ‘Lewd and Lascivious Behavior’

“The people who drafted McMullin to be the ‘Never Trump’ independent candidate are some of the Republican establishment’s most well-known operatives: Bill Kristol, John Kingston, Joel Searby, Rick Wilson. McMullin is an unknown congressional staffer who worked for the CIA, including 10 years undercover, and has no political experience whatsoever.” — Washington Post, Aug. 22, […]

‘We Need to Do More for Mental Health,’ Says Woman Who Lived With Convict Whose Face Was Covered in Tattoos

Say hello to Lemar Brandon Qualls and, while you’re at it, go ahead and say good-bye, because the late Mr. Qualls got thoroughly ventilated by Indianapolis police last month. The photo above was taken in January 2023 by prison officials in Michigan, about two months before Mr. Qualls was released after serving more than six […]

The Warning From Sweden

Sweden has a population of about 10.5 million, or about the same as the state of North Carolina. Twenty years ago, you had to seek out “far right” sources (which, of course, I did) to learn anything about the problems caused by immigration in Sweden. Many of the atrocity tales came from the city of […]

Two Innocent Bystanders Killed in Mass Shooting at Texas ‘Juneteenth’ Celebration

An early celebration of the newest federal holiday: The Round Rock Police Department has identified the two people killed in a shooting at the city’s Juneteenth celebration on Saturday night as 33-year-old Lyndsey Vicknair from Manor and 54-year-old Ara Duke from Pflugerville. Neither victim was involved in the altercation that led to the shooting, police […]

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