The Other McCain

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

An Administrative Note

— by Wombat-socho Just got home from Las Vegas, and my arms aren’t the only thing that’s tired…so I’m going to bed and will most likely wake up very early Saturday morning to do the last link dump of the week. It was an interesting morning at the dentist and an equally interesting afternoon at […]

Last Call For Alcohol And Other Fun Times

— by Wombat-socho Okay, as far as I can tell by various e-mails and comments aimed in my direction over the last couple of weeks, I’m expecting about a dozen folks to show up at Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern in Herndon tomorrow; festivities will start around 4 PM, concomitant with Happy Hour, though I plan […]

Labor Day Miscellaneous Linkagery & Open Thread

— by Wombat-socho Nature abhors a vacuum, and blogs without posts cause readers to get bored and drift away, so here’s a few things you may find of interest: Pic somewhat relevant: I’ll Bet That Vladimir Putin Is Scared Now! over at First Street Journal. The International Lord of Hate fisked one of the Grauniad’s […]

The Best Laid Plans…

— by Wombat-socho Apparently there’s a party of about 100 people descending on the Rock It Grill tonight, and it’s not us, so table space may be hard to come by. I’m heading over there now to stake one out, but if enough people who didn’t RSVP show up, we may have to decamp next […]

Socializing, And Stuff Like That

— by Wombat-socho As previously mentioned, a couple of weeks ago, we’re doing a couple of get-togethers in the Northern Virginia area to celebrate the smiting of the Dread Pro Se Litigant Brett Kimberlin and whatever else needs celebrating while drinking the beverages of choice, eating sundry nibblements, and having actual face to face conversations. […]

Smittypalooza? Delayed Victory Celebration? Whatever!

— by Wombat-socho People have been suggesting that we do another Smittypalooza or similar get-together for a while now, but nobody has suggested a venue. Given a year to work with and a staff of at least a dozen, I could probably rent a hotel and accommodate about a thousand folks – oh, wait, I’m […]

Smittypalooza III Was Jolly Good Fun

by Smitty The guests, the venue, and the food were splendid. Chris Cassone and I bonded instantly. At the next table, I overheard him sing “I wanna be a lifeguard. . .” and I yelled “Blotto!” and he was shocked “You’ve heard of Blotto?” The little Dell Inspiron Mini is mostly a good gadget. The […]

Smittypalooza III Is Underway

by Smitty We’re in the John Paul Jones Room at the Army and Navy Club. Stacy has been on a tear the last few weeks; he’s looking just a little bit stiff. At any rate, it’s time to play host, and we’ll update this later. Update: Let’s have everyone type in a quotation: Barbara Espinosa: […]