The Other McCain

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

Ode to Dobbs

by Smitty Among the sadder things one sees Are those invested in the wrong Who claim their prison makes them free And gladly sing an evil song They say that “Two and two make four” Is some kind of fascist means Of enslaving random poor And furthering oppresion schemes And snuffing kids is “Women’s health” […]

In The Mailbox: 04.22.22

— compiled by Wombat-socho Back to the usual routine on Monday. Ceterum autem censeo Silicon Valley esse delendam. OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: Media Vs. Humor EBL: The Birth Of The Baked Potato, also, It’s Earth Day – Holly Maddux, RIP Twitchy: Glorious Glenn Beck Thread Flashes Back To When Brian Stelter Asked About His […]

Policy Goal: Avoid World War III

Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine, I keep thinking of Barbara Tuchman’s Pulitzer-winning history The Guns of August, which chronicled the miscalculations that led to World War I. Probably few of the people blabbing about the need for NATO to defend Ukraine have read Tuchman’s book, and certainly they seem heedless of its lessons. While I’m […]

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 […]

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