The Other McCain

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

NZ Mosque Shooter’s American Dystopia

  Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old Australian who killed 49 people in the mosque massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, published a manifesto entitled “The Great Replacement,” that has been described as a shorter and “more sloppy” version of “the same themes” expressed in the 2011 manifesto of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik. In one section […]

Like ‘Call of Duty’ IRL: Aussie Gunman Massacres Muslims at NZ Mosque

  A 28-year-old Australian man livestreamed on Facebook his massacre of Muslims at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. I’ve seen the video, and it’s like Call of Duty, except that there’s no return fire — Brenton Tarrant just murdered about two dozen unarmed people, including women and children. I’ve skimmed through the shooter’s manifesto, […]

Creepiest News of the Day (So Far)

It’s not yet 6 p.m. ET, so I suppose something weirder might still come along, but so far? Yeah, this is definitely it: Bill Johnson, a former Alabama gubernatorial candidate, has left his wife and family in Prattville to be with babies he secretly conceived as a sperm donor in New Zealand. Johnson’s wife, Kathy Hale […]

Today’s News of the Weird

From Alabama, with love: A conservative Christian politician has a secret life as a sperm donor for lesbian couples – even though he has campaigned against gay marriage. American politician Bill Johnson has spent most of this year in Christchurch [New Zealand] helping run the earthquake recovery, all the while using the online persona “chchbill” […]

New Zealand Quake Kills at Least 65

Christchurch, New Zealand, a popular tourist destination, reportedly “resembled a war zone” today: A devastating 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Tuesday, killing at least 65 people and collapsing buildings onto victims, some of whom used their cellphones to frantically call for help, officials said. Rescuers dug through the rubble overnight […]