The Other McCain

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

Killer Lesbians: British Couple Sentenced to Prison in Death of Toddler Daughter

In October, we told you about New York City cop Yvonne Wu, accused of shooting to death her ex-girlfriend and wounding the ex’s new girlfriend. Then in November, we told you about Pennsylvania couple Marie Snyder and Echo Butler, accused of murdering Snyder’s two young daughters. The Killer Lesbian phenomenon continues this month with news […]

In The Mailbox: 10.29.21 (Evening Edition)

— compiled by Wombat-socho Usual weekend deadlines for the usual weekend posts, plus part II of the suggested replacements for this G*dawful list of SF, and an ongoing poll – should I keep doing catchup posts like the one I did earlier or not? Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. OVER THE TRANSOM 357 […]

Scold Me Closer, Terry Dancer

by Smitty (with apologies to Elton John) McAuliffe baby VA shady Greaser for the band Beady-eyed Pirate smile Send police for the dads Ballotista You must’ve seen ‘im Envelopes in hand And now he’s in me Always with me Bogus answers for the land Jesus freaks Out in the street Handing tickets out for God […]

The Soul of Politics

by Smitty The Soul of Politics p.48: In his essays and articles for the public, Jaffa made at least three significant contributions to American politics. First, by insisting on the centrality of the Declaration of Independence for understanding American constitutionalism, Jaffa was among the first and most influential writers to challenge the doctrine of judicial […]

In The Mailbox: 08.19.21

— compiled by Wombat-socho Who says A must say B, and since I posted a pic of Ryuko from Kill La Kill yesterday, I feel obligated to post this promotional pic showing her in her combat suit, Senketsu, along with her antagonist and [SPOILER] Satsuki Kiryuin, President of the Honnouji Academy Student Council, wearing her […]

FMJRA 2.0: You Dropped A Bomb On Me

— compiled by Wombat-socho SOTD Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. Say Good-Bye to Victoria’s Secret The Pirate’s Cove Daily Pundit 357 Magnum A View From The Beach EBL Juneteenth: No Holiday for Murder First Street Journal Sailor Curt Dark Brightness 357 Magnum EBL Rule 5 Sunday: 2D > 3D? Animal Magnetism Ninety Miles […]

A Legendary Privateer

When you watch the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, you have to understand that this piracy emerged in the context of a struggle between the major powers of Europe — Spain, France, England, Portugal and the Netherlands — over colonies and trade in the New World: In the Caribbean the use of privateers was especially […]

Beach Lives Matter? Black Leaders Say Miami’s Curfew Is RAAAAACIST!

When I reported Saturday that Miami Beach had imposed an 8 p.m. curfew because of spring break mayhem (“Miami Beach Mayor: ‘If You’re Coming Here to Go Crazy, Go Somewhere Else’”), I wondered if anyone else noticed the demographic of the rowdy scene on South Beach: After weeks of uninhibited partying on South Beach by […]

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