The Other McCain

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

“And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good – need we anyone to tell us these things?”

— by Wombat-socho Well, yes, Socrates, in this decadent and depraved age we do indeed need people to point out what is good, because Our Moral SuperiorsTM have spent the last couple of decades trying to sell us polished turds masquerading as good literature. This is especially evident in science fiction, where the once-prestigious Hugo […]

Atrocity Narrative in Action, or Why Is @BenMakuch Obsessed With Neo-Nazis?

Everybody was enraged Thursday when Vice published an article by Ben Makuch entitled “Why Are So Many Marines Neo-Nazis?” This on the same day 12 Marines and a Navy corpsman were killed in Kabul. The outpouring of indignation from conservatives overlooked the really important issue: Why is Ben Makuch obsessed with neo-Nazis? A sampling of […]

Biden’s Bagram Bungle

During yesterday’s press conference, Our Alleged President tried to argue with Peter Doocy. Biden wanted to argue that, because Trump negotiated a deal last year with the Taliban, everything currently going wrong in Afghanistan is Trump’s fault. Doocy wasn’t buying any of that, and in response, Biden seemed to collapse. As Jim Treacher says, “It […]


Wonder how his media sycophants will spin this? At least 12 U.S. troops were killed Thursday in Kabul, marking the largest single-day loss of life for American soldiers in Afghanistan in ten years. “Two US officials say 11 Marines and a Navy medic were killed in the Afghanistan attacks,” the Associated Press reported Thursday afternoon. Previously, the […]

John McCain Was … Right?

Everybody who knows me knows I was not a fan of the distant relative I called “Crazy Cousin John.” The whole point of naming this blog “The Other McCain” was to ensure nobody confused me with the Arizona senator, whose advocacy of amnesty for illegal aliens I abhorred. So it was interesting to see my […]

Complete Disaster in Afghanistan Doesn’t Interrupt Senile Joe Biden’s Vacation

There is no way to alleviate the political damage Joe Biden has suffered as the Taliban captured Kabul today except, perhaps, by keeping Biden hidden away at Camp David, while the administration’s various spin doctors are deployed to major media outlets to make excuses: President Joe Biden remained hidden at the presidential retreat at Camp […]

Afghanistan and Chicago

“I don’t know what everybody thought would happen. It’s literally history repeating itself. . . . No foresight in what enemy was being fought. Conventional war doesn’t beat an insurgency, period.” Such is the sober assessment of what’s happening in Afghanistan from one military source who has seen that particular s***hole country. There seems to […]

Biden’s Afghanistan Disaster

Of course, anyone could have predicted his excuse: “Orange Man Bad!” President Joe Biden issued a statement Saturday blaming former President Donald Trump after the Taliban rapidly took control of the majority of Afghanistan’s major cities. “When I came to office, I inherited a deal cut by my predecessor,” Biden wrote, complaining that Trump negotiated […]

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