The Other McCain

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

Put Stakes In The Hearts Of Fanny Mae And Freddy Mac

by Smitty This is area #234,125 for the GOP to come out with dramatic reform, to convince voters they are not part of the problem: At ~4:00, recent Republican Artur Davis makes a brief appearance. So, he clearly has some insights into the nature of the discussion. It would do my heart proud not only […]

Joe Nocera On ‘The Big Lie’

by Smitty Joe Nocera in the Grey, Undead Lady: So this is how the Big Lie works. You begin with a hypothesis that has a certain surface plausibility. Postmodernism is the ultimate lie, beginning with the notion that there is no Truth. In responding to any modern accusation of deploying a ‘Big Lie’, one should […]

And Yet, Whither The States?

by Smitty Insty points to a CNBC piece: About 2.3 million homeowners could have refinanced their mortgages last year if they didn’t owe more than their homes were worth or if lending standards weren’t so strict, according to a Federal Reserve study released Thursday. Housing is the second most egregious area of federal over-reach, after […]

Media Malfeasance Begins To Eat Itself

by Smitty James O’Keefe has no business walking about unrecognized. You figure that, had the media covered the ACORN scandal at a realistic level, JOs face would be as infamous as that of, oh, OJ. The fact that JO waltzed into HUD and pulled a similar “how-can-we-work-these-rules” sort of stunt just shows another reason why […]