The Other McCain

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

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 […]

The Sanhedrin

by Smitty We knew there was a Deep State, but the Sanhedrin atop that Deep State had been on the down-low. Until they came out and decreed that Barabbas would become the anointed ‘Resident last week, and the other guy would be (rhetorically) crucified for daring to treat the first three words of the Constitution […]

‘Resident Biden

by Smitty I’ve been calling him Purported President Potted Plant for a while, but he has received a FICUS upgrade, as provided by Victory Girls. Click the photo and read the whole thing. Confirmation of our utter degradation was provided immdiately. Again, click the image and read the whole thing. It’s not to my taste […]

Far Be It From Me to Repeat Salacious Gossip About RINO Backstabbers, But …

Did you hear the one about the twink-chasing Never Trumper? My RedState colleague Brad Slager reported Saturday on how Forbes Magazine was joining the Enemies List brigade by proclaiming to “the business world” that “Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie” and will respond accordingly if any of […]

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