The Other McCain

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

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 […]

Gentle Reminder To Instapundit

by Smitty The mighty Instapundit makes the point: The Pentagon’s swift and coordinated ‘smiting’ of Tucker Carlson, who had the gall to ‘diss’ the idea of sending pregnant women to war—an obviously absurd idea to all but the most politically correct officers grasping for a promotion—makes it very clear.” This is what they do instead […]

In The Mailbox: 02.01.21

— compiled by Wombat-socho Thanks to everyone who bought stuff through my Amazon links in January. Silicon Valley delenda est. OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: This Was Not One Cop Having A Bad Day EBL: Joe Biden Protects Only Certain Jobs, also, Cuomo Doesn’t Care Twitchy: “As Ignorant As My Out-Of-Order Toaster” Louder With Crowder: […]


by Smitty Got booted off a social network site today. Hilarious. It’s a good site. I like the Mastadon interface. It’s most of what there was in Twitter. Apparently I was having too much fun posting links, throwing out discussion points, and building a following. Perhaps some server AI thought I was naughty. The experience […]

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