The Other McCain

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

The Incident at St. Aloysius: 911 Call in Illinois Raises Questions for Church

Was something kinky happening in the rectory of a Catholic church in Springfield, Illinois? That would seem to be the implication of this story: The pastor of St. Aloysius church on Springfield’s north end has been granted a leave of absence after he called 911 from the rectory and told a dispatcher that he needed […]

Five Words to Be Thankful For

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Junior: Rep. Jesse Jackson resigned from Congress Wednesday, saying in a letter that he is cooperating with a federal investigation “into my activities” but blaming his health problems for his decision to step down just two weeks after his re-election. . . . Despite his admission of “my share of mistakes,” […]

Democrat Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Hospitalized Again for Mental Illness

Unfortunately, liberalism isn’t listed in the DSM-IV: U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is heading back to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. — and was reportedly en route Friday evening. A source said the decision was made to have the the South Shore Democrat return to the famed clinic, where he spent four weeks this summer for bipolar […]

Prediction: Public Sector Strike In WI

by Smitty Reasoning: The Chicago teachers strike is ongoing. Dane County Judge Juan Colas, in the biggest judicial WTF since Justice Roberts let fly with his ObamaCare decision, “returns the law to its status before Walker signed his law in March 2011“ ??? Electoral profit! Note that ‘reason’ encounters a Left-wing singularity right around #3 […]

Chicago Woman Dies After Abortion

A 24-year-old Chicago woman died Friday after receiving an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic, CBS News reports. Tonya Reaves died of a hemorrhage after undergoing a type of abortion procedure called “cervical dilation and evacuation” at the Michigan Avenue clinic, according to the medical examiner’s officer. “It happened so fast,” the dead woman’s twin sister, […]

A Chick-Fil-A Gun? Pluck Poultry Pistols!

by Smitty The Mayor of Boston is firm in his devotion to protecting Beantown from the ravages of Christianist hate-mongers: Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from bringing its Southern-fried fast-food empire to Boston — possibly to a popular tourist spot just steps from the Freedom Trail — after the family-owned firm’s […]

Mike Bost: Best Rant Since Santelli?

by Smitty Three years ago, Rick Santelli went on this now famous tear: Via the Blaze, Illinois Rep. Mike Bost lays down a similar marker for the ages: For the most part, blowing your cool is a Bad Thing. But every now and then, lifting the relief valve is necessary and proper.

Alabama Man Becomes Third Victim of ‘Justice for Trayvon’ Violence Trend UPDATE: Not a Hate Crime, Cops Say

From the very start, I warned against trying this case in the media. Demagoguery and political grandstanding have predictably inflamed emotions, so that innocent people who never set foot in Sanford, Florida, are made to pay a dreadful price: First in Baltimore, then in Chicago, and now in Mobile, Alabama: Police tell News 5 the […]

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