The Other McCain

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

Modern Motherhood, Florida-Style

Headline from the Tampa Tribune: Florida woman has abandoned three babies at apartment complexes since 2016, police say I include that headline so that Stephen Green doesn’t miss this story in his next “Florida Man Friday” roundup. The details: Investigators have identified the biological mother of three newborns who’ve been found at apartment complexes in […]

‘Good People Carry Guns and They Will Shoot You, a Lot — Graveyard Dead’

Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County, Florida, is known for his colorful way of expressing himself at press conferences (see “68 Shots: ‘That’s All the Bullets We Had, or We Would Have Shot Him More’”). Sheriff Judd’s press conference on Aug. 29, 2018, featured the case of Jason Boek. If you’ve never heard of Jason […]

68 Shots: ‘That’s All the Bullets We Had, or We Would Have Shot Him More’

Angilo Freeland, a/k/a “Dread,” was a native of the Caribbean island of Antigua, and how he ended up in Florida is not entirely clear. Freeland was something of a mysterious figure, an enforcer for an international drug trafficking ring, and investigators believe he had killed at least 15 people in his role as a “paid […]

Sheriff Bob Wins Re-Election

If you’re a fan of law enforcement, you know Sheriff Bob Gualtieri of Pinellas County, Florida. He is a veteran lawman who went to college and got a law degree, worked as a lawyer and then returned to the sheriff’s department as legal counsel and became chief deputy before being appointed sheriff by Gov. Rick […]

Good News: Democrats Are Worried

People keep telling me their predictions about the election, and I don’t want to hear them. I have done the Electoral College arithmetic and know that it is easily possible for President Trump to win, even if it’s going to be close and we might have to wait for late returns. More than that, however, […]

Is This White Privilege? Florida Lunatic Stabs Cop in the Neck, Doesn’t Get Shot

  When I watched the video of this incident, it bothered me: A 21-year-old man stabbed a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputy in the neck [Oct. 11], according to police. Deputy Charles Williams was hospitalized with a cut on his neck and released [Oct. 12] morning, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The man […]

Florida Man Charged With Vote Fraud

  But the media told me this never happens: A 62-year-old Bradenton man who says he wanted to “test the system” has been arrested on a voter fraud charge after he tried to obtain a mail-in ballot for his late wife, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. The election supervisor’s office contacted the sheriff’s […]

States Joe Biden Won’t Win

One of the ways the media mislead America is with polls. The old phrase, “Lies, damned lies, and statistics” should be amended to include public opinion polls, especially national polls in presidential campaigns. To state the fact as simply as possible, national polls are irrevelant in terms of projecting the final result, because what actually […]

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