The Other McCain

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

Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Assassinated With ‘Improvised Firearm’

The suspect’s motive is not yet known: Police on Friday raided the home of the man suspected of using an improvised firearm to assassinate former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said they seized multiple weapons that also appeared to be homemade. The discovery followed the arrest of the suspect — identified by officials as […]

U.S. and Allies Scramble to Confront North Korea Missile Threat

  Agence France-Press reports: Nuclear-armed North Korea said Tuesday its missile launches were training for a strike on US bases in Japan, as global condemnation of the regime swelled. Three of the four missiles fired Monday came down provocatively close to US ally Japan, in waters that are part of its exclusive economic zone, representing […]

The Revolutionary Losers League

Strange news from Tokyo: Anti-Christmas protesters calling themselves “Losers with Women” marched through Tokyo’s streets Saturday, bashing the upcoming holiday as a capitalist ploy that also discriminates against singletons. The group of about 20 — part of the Communist-inspired group that routinely protests Western holidays — marched under angry banners that read “Smash Christmas!” in […]

Your Future (or Lack Thereof)

“Male and female created he them” (Genesis 5:2) seems obvious enough. “Be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28) is not a difficult commandment to understand or obey. However, in the modern world, so many people actually think they’re smarter than God that they manage to persuade themselves that extinction is “progress”: A survey by the Japan […]

I Had Never Really Felt Any Need to Learn to Speak Japanese — Until Now

Maetenloch at AOSHQ posted this video, and suddenly I had a reason — no, wait, make that two reasons — to take an interest: In unrelated news from the Pacific Rim: You know that stereotype about Chinese being lousy drivers? Totally false.

Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 Goes Worldwide: Meets With Japanese Tea Party Leaders

Left to right: Yuya Watase of the Tokyo Tea Party and Jikido “Jay” Aeba of HRP wait while Herman Cain listens to translator Yuki Oikana. WASHINGTON, D.C. Yesterday afternoon I got a phone call from one of Herman Cain’s aides, asking if I could attend a meeting at 5 p.m. Well, sure, of course, but […]

Not To Go Blaming The Victims, But ‘Ezra Klein Urban Planning’ Is A Wash

by Smitty Have we pilloried Ezra Klein enough for his über-knob assertion that “it’s impossible to understand the US Constitution because it’s over 100 years old”? No. The notion that ‘wisdom is timeless’ is like Levis 501 blue jeans, only older. Old like an obelisk whose wisdom you ignore at your peril. “High dwellings are […]

Bad to Worse: Third Explosion at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant UPDATE: Japanese Officials ‘Freaked Out’

OK, while I’m trying hard to avoid the Shep Smith Calamity-Disaster-Catastrophe School of Dramatic Sensationalism, the Chip Diller Remain-Calm-All-Is-Well Motif is also becoming increasingly non-operational: Japan faced the likelihood of a catastrophic nuclear accident Tuesday morning, as an explosion at the most crippled of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station damaged its […]

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