The Other McCain

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

UPDATED: At Least Five Dead in Shooting at Annapolis, Md., Newspaper Office, Suspect Is a Young White Male

Breaking news from Maryland’s state capital: A shooting has occurred at the Capital Gazette in Anne Arundel County, a paper that is owned by The Baltimore Sun, according to reports from Gazette staff. Anne Arundel County Police confirmed there was an “active shooter” at 888 Bestgate Road, where the newspaper’s offices are located. The Bureau […]

Mentally Ill Maryland Democrat Senate Candidate Makes Suicide Threat

  Earlier this month, the Associated Press did a feature interview with the notorious traitor formerly known as Bradley Manning: Chelsea Manning is no longer living as a transgender woman in a male military prison, serving the lengthiest sentence ever for revealing U.S. government secrets. She’s free to grow out her hair, travel the world, […]

Crazy People Are Dangerous

Texas: The San Antonio Texas Fire Department said a package bomb apparently bound for Austin exploded at a FedEx distribution center in Schertz, Texas, hurting one person, a FedEx employee who apparently suffered a non-life-threatening “percussion-type” injury from the blast. An FBI agent told CBS News “it’s more than possible” the package is related to […]

Anarchy in Baltimore

What happened Monday night in Baltimore, the Economist reported, “is perhaps best described not as a riot but as anarchy”: Though there are police lines, there are few protesters or people fighting the police or hurling stones. Indeed, where the police are lined up, the people standing around are mostly taking photos on their phones. […]

Mayor In Dire Straits? Media Pool Accused Of Twisting Her Words?

by Smitty The Mayor accusing media twisting her words. Thousands heard her on TV live! #BaltimoreRiots demand her resignation. — dessgess (@dessgess) April 28, 2015 That almost recalls a song: Here’s what Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake actually said: The poor mayor. She misquoted herself. She meant to say: “We gave them space. . .the final […]

Maryland Mall Shooter: Tea Party Extremist? No — Teen Skateboarder

Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, has been named as the gunman who killed two people Saturday at the Columbia mall near Baltimore: Why Darion Marcus Aguilar shot two people to death and then killed himself is still a mystery to police. They’re investigating who the 19-year-old man was and whether he even knew the people he […]

UPDATE: Two Victims Identified in Columbia Mall Shooting Near Baltimore

It is always a mistake to speculate on the motive for mass murder until you know the identity of the murderer, and so we must resist such temptation in regard to today’s incident at the Mall in Columbia, a Howard County suburb of Baltimore, Maryland: Three people were killed and one was injured by gunfire […]

Maryland: The Crazy State

Thursday, I asked that you go hit Jeff Quinton’s tip jar after he was the target of a crazy act of retaliation by disgruntled Maryland Republicans. Jeff has a wife and baby at home and, believe it or not, things got even crazier Friday — and I mean, criminally crazy.  

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