The Other McCain

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

The American Spectator Folds Like A Cheap Tent, And Other Signs Of The End Times

— compiled by Wombat-socho One of the more disagreeable things I saw on Facebook this week (and, having a number of acquaintances who report crap from ThinkProgress and similar founts of stupidity, that’s saying something) was this post by Ken White at Popehat pointing out that the American Spectator had surrendered, horse and foot, to […]

Equal Rights for Hostages?

The United States refused to pay a ransom for James Foley, and it would be sexist discrimination to pay ransom for a woman: A third American hostage held by ISIS has been identified as a 26-year-old American woman who was kidnapped a year ago while doing humanitarian relief work in Syria. The terror group is demanding $6.6 […]

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

“Obama: Anatomy of a World Leader,” by Alex Gray (detail) There seems to be some confusion about President Obama’s “foreign policy.” At times, it has been alleged that he actually has a policy, but these allegations have never been substantiated. My perception, after watching this administration’s actions for the past five years, is that the […]

The Bloody Cost of Failure

The New York Times reports: Kneeling in the dirt in a desert somewhere in the Middle East, James Foley lost his life this week at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Before pulling out the knife used to decapitate him, his masked executioner explained that he was killing the 40-year-old American […]

American Journalist James Foley Beheaded by Islamic Terrorists

The killers blame Barack Obama: A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn’t end military operations in Iraq. In the video posted Tuesday on YouTube, Foley is seen kneeling next to a man dressed in black. Foley reads […]

Excellent, @RosieGray! Questions Surround Pro-Assad ‘News’ Site

Rosie Gray of BuzzFeed has a fascinating story today about the Minnesota-based site that published a story in late August claiming Syrian rebels had used chemical weapons supplied by the Saudis. You may not remember that weird Aug. 29 item from Minnesota-based MintPressNews.com — I saw the headline, but dismissed it as obvious propaganda — […]

‘Hvilken Stilling Skyder Du På’?

That’s Danish for, “What position are you shooting at?” That question appears as a subtitle caption in video footage from Syria, so we can assume that it was a Danish video crew covering this scene with rebel gunmen in a firefight against Assad forces. In reply to the question, one of the gunmen answers, “We […]

Ace Keeps Killin’ It Every Day

Honestly, every other blog is at risk of becoming redundant: US Companies: You Must Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform So We Have the Workers to Fill the Jobs Whose Former Holders We Laid Off Once Ace does a headline like that, the story itself is almost an afterthought, and what more can I add, really? People […]

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