The Other McCain

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

‘No Stranger to Law Enforcement’

Say hello to 32-year-old Davis Howard Jr., who was behind the wheel of a speeding Maserati in Bunnell, Florida, when a Flagler County deputy blue-lighted him and Howard took off — because, really, what’s the point of driving a Maserati if you can’t try to outrun cops once in a while? The high-speed chase ended […]

Merry Christmas, Florida Man!

Say hello to Florida resident Steven Stillwell. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the 42-year-old Stillwell “has an extensive criminal arrest history of 14 felonies, 5 misdemeanors, and 11 re-arrest charges . . . including: multiple burglaries and larcenies, DUI, multiple violations of probation, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a weapon/ammunition […]

The Power of Political Tribalism

Ed McGinty is in the news again. The 72-year-old Democrat has made himself obnoxious to his neighbors in The Villages of Florida by riding around in his golf cart plastered with anti-Trump signs. Last week, McGinty was arrested and charged with stalking after he accosted a woman at the neighborhood swimming pool who was wearing […]

Manhunt for Florida Cop-Killer

Patrick Rene McDowell is like a “rabid animal,” according to the Florida sheriff whose deputy was fatally shot by the suspect Friday. The manhunt for McDowell is now in its third day. “This guy is dangerous,” Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper said Saturday. “If you’re in a home and he breaks into your home and […]

Democrats: The ‘Free Money’ Party

You probably recognize the woman on the right in that photo, but who is the woman on the left? That’s Damara Holness, 28, former president of the Broward County (Florida) Democratic Black Caucus. Holness’s father is Broward County commissioner Dale Holness, who is one of several Democrats running for the congressional seat vacated by the […]

‘Evil Can Never Be Dead Enough’

Brevard County, Florida, is known as Florida’s “Space Coast” because it is home to Kennedy Space Flight Center at Cape Canaveral. The population is about 600,000 and is 74% white, 10% black and 10% Hispanic. About 25% of the population is retirees. It’s a peaceful and prosperous place, with beautiful beaches that attract many tourists […]

QAnon? Meth? PTSD? Marine’s Florida Massacre Leaves Questions Remaining

Bryan Riley, a 33-year-old Marine Corps veteran, murdered four people — including a grandmother and an infant shot in its mother’s arms — during a bizarre pre-dawn rampage Sunday in Polk County, Florida. The senseless killing of innocent people that Riley did not know enraged Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, who lamented the fact that […]

Violence Against Women Update

In the comments on Friday morning’s post (“The Dangerous Clichés of ‘Empowerment’”), someone mentioned the phrase “rationalization hamster” as a description of the way women justify bad decisions such as getting a tattoo on your cleavage or dating a convicted felon. These two examples of bad decisions are not chosen entirely at random, but we’ll […]

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