The Other McCain

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

Another Day, Another Deadline

“There was never enough time. Every deadline was a crisis. All around me were experienced professional journalists meeting deadlines far more frequent than mine, but I was never able to learn from their example.” – Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 MEMO FROM THE NATIONAL DESK This morning, at precisely […]

Fear And Loathing On The Intertubes

— by Wombat-socho Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. I don’t follow VTubers because my attention span these days is short enough I have a hard time making it through a lot of YouTube videos, much less a three-hour stream, and I’m not in the target demographic anyway. However, when #1 Son threw me […]

Is It #FreeStacy Time Yet?

“For dishonest women like Anita Sarkeesian, feminism is a sort of alchemy by which bullshit is transformed into cash, and she has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for her ‘non-profit’ activism. How do you suppose such a shrewd opportunist would react to the suggestion that she might have some role in the apparent crackdown […]

‘Adrenochrome-Rich Young Girls’

“There’s only one source for this stuff,” Raoul Duke tells Doctor Gonzo in Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, when his Samoan attorney offers him adrenochrome. “The adrenaline glands from a living human body. . . . It’s no good if you get it out of a corpse.” Thompson insisted that Fear […]

Thanksgiving in Georgia

We spent Thursday on the road, down I-81 and then went through the Smoky Mountains on I-26 before heading south into north Georgia, near the site of America’s first gold rush, to spend the holiday weekend with all of our kids and grandchildren — that’s six kids, one son-in-law, three daughters-in-law, one girlfriend, and five […]

Never Doubt God Answers Prayer

You wouldn’t believe what can happen sometimes in a blogger’s life, and I am not at liberty to tell you what happened this afternoon, and maybe you wouldn’t think it was miraculous, but of this I am certain: It was no accident. God sent me where I needed to go, to do what needed to […]

‘Supreme Gentleman’ Syndrome

  Everyone remembers the “supreme gentleman” Elliot Rodger, who “killed six people and injured fourteen others near the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara, before killing himself inside his vehicle.”  His deranged murder spree made him the idol of “incels” who have actually been deemed a domestic terrorism threat, because these losers keep going […]

Early Release

— by Wombat-socho Well, I caught some lucky breaks yesterday, and I’m out of the homeless veterans’ shelter. Planning to stay out, too; the VA has put me up at the Candlewood Suites down the street from the Convention Center, and I’m going to abuse their wifi to catch up on lost blogging time over […]

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