The Other McCain

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


– by Wombat-socho Enormous thanks to everyone that hit the tip jar to bail me out of this latest mess, which ought to be the very last one of these, God willing. Despite the credit union making it more difficult and painful than necessary to actually make the payment, I’ll be all caught up as […]

The SomethingAwful Meltdown: It’s Kind of Like LGF, Except With SJW Trannies

  Because this is the Internet, where nobody remembers anything that happened before last Tuesday, it is probably necessary first for me to explain that Little Green Footballs (LGF) is a blog run by Charles Johnson (CJ). Until about 2007, LGF was one of the leading conservative blogs, but then CJ lost his mind (or […]

Did You Donate for … Uh, ‘Fire Relief’?

  Nothing but a hoe, but she’s got the proverbial “heart of gold”: An American Instagram model has raised more than $100,000 for Australian bushfire victims by encouraging her followers to donate in exchange for naked selfies. Kaylen Ward offered to send a nude photo of herself to any person who donated at least $10 […]

Fall Back To The Fortified Blogs!

— by Wombat-socho Given the ongoing “cancelling” of conservatives and libertarians on social media, I’ve been using the title of this post as something of a catchphrase, and occasionally educating random yoots on how blogs worked before Jack and Zuck enticed us into their walled gardens. The rest of us ought to be giving some […]

The Internet Is Making You Crazy

  One way to drive yourself crazy is to become obsessed with a problem that is too large, or too distant, for you to influence the outcome — famine in Africa, global warming, “white supremacy,” etc. This is what Jordan Peterson’s “clean your room” advice to young people is about, correcting the “activist” mentality that […]

“I seen my duty, and I done it.”

— by Wombat-socho Generally speaking, I don’t comment on the rare occasions when I use the banhammer on some fool in the comments. The departure of the unfunny, unlamented Guinspen, however, strikes me as a good time to remind people of the ground rules here. Some years ago, when Stacy asked me to come aboard […]

A Princess, A Dragon, And A Qwerkywriter

— by Wombat-socho Finally scraped enough Amazon gift certificates together to order S.M. Stirling’s The Golden Princess, which is the latest in the series of “Change” novels that began with Dies the Fire. It’s the sequel to The Given Sacrifice, in which Mike Havel’s bastard son Rudi Mackenzie (a/k/a the High King of Montival) dies […]

Dear Vloggers: Please Learn to Type

Jaclyn Glenn (@JaclynGlenn) is an atheist video performer — vlogger, as they say — whose online presence seems to consist entirely of a YouTube channel and a Twitter account. This presents difficulties for those of us whose preferred medium is the written word. To explain: I’m a super-fast reader. If you were to provide me […]

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