The Other McCain

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

A Tale of Two Conventions

— by Wombat-socho Or, Taking Back SF One Convention At A Time. Every year in June, there’s a science fiction convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that is so popular, memberships sell out in a matter of hours when they become available. Part of this is because (thanks to some arcane rules I don’t pretend to understand […]

Las Vegas: Criminal Starts Gunfight; Wounded Female Officer Finishes It

Say hello to 27-year-old Gabriel Charles and, while you’re at it, go ahead and say good-bye, because this criminal scumbag ceased to be a threat to public safety just a few seconds after he shot a Las Vegas cop. It was shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday when Officer Tierney Tomburo and her partner pulled over […]

‘Fake News’ Media: Lying by Omission

A national disgrace: The arrest of a Democratic public official in Las Vegas for allegedly murdering a journalist shocked the nation, but news networks went out of their way to bury his party affiliation. Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the death of Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter […]

Armed and Dangerous

  Say hello to Antonio Davis. In September 2017, he was a fugitive when he was shot by police in Spokane, Washington: Police have identified and arrested a man who fled from a car early Monday after the car’s driver was shot and wounded by law enforcement. Jake Torlone, 29, was wanted on a warrant […]

Tonopah And/Or Bust

— by Wombat-socho I was originally going to just remark that there might not be any posting from Yr. Ob’t Servant this weekend and let it go at that, but you loyal readers and members of the Commentariat deserve more, so here it is. After months of banging the paperwork together (it’s mostly electronic, but […]

Early Release

— by Wombat-socho Well, I caught some lucky breaks yesterday, and I’m out of the homeless veterans’ shelter. Planning to stay out, too; the VA has put me up at the Candlewood Suites down the street from the Convention Center, and I’m going to abuse their wifi to catch up on lost blogging time over […]

Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada Caucus; MSNBC, #NeverTrump Hardest Hit

  First of all, the Nevada caucus still had only half their precincts reporting as of 8 o’clock Sunday morning, so it’s another Iowa-style clusterfark. The party that can’t even count caucus votes wants to run your healthcare. The numbers with 60% reporting: Bernie Sanders ………… 46.0% Joe Biden ……………….. 19.6% Pete Buttigieg ………….. 15.3% […]

How Bad Was It?

  It was bad — very, very bad: Mike Bloomberg’s millions in campaign spending flew right out the window Wednesday night. The billionaire’s self-bankrolled presidential bid was torn to shreds in the opening minutes of Wednesday’s Democratic debate as his opponents skewered him for his checkered past on sexual harassment and his record on stop-and-frisk. […]

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