The Other McCain

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

No Prison for Lesbian Teacher, 24, Accused of Raping 17-Year-Old Girl

  The victim in the case doesn’t want her molester to go to prison, probably because that would be “hate” or something: Prison time appears doubtful for a former Clearfield (Utah) High School teacher accused of making unwanted sexual advances on a student in January 2013. Judge Brent West convened privately with prosecuting and defense […]

‘Emerging Awareness’ Update: Remember the Texas Polygamy Teen Sex Cult?

You have perhaps forgotten the 2008 “underage sex cult” case in which Texas authorities seized 416 children at the Laredo compound of the polygamist Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS). Facts I noted at the time were that (a) Texas led the nation in teen pregnacy, and (b) in 2005 Texas raised […]

Raaaaacist, Sexist Republican Cuts Ad For Female Minority Candidate In Utah

by Smitty You can tell the depth and vigor of a candidate’s commitment to Thought Crime by their willingness to compensate for their perfidy: See how a candidate papers over his misogyny and xenophobia with kind words? Don’t believe your lying eyes and ears. Listen to what Uncle Dave Axelrod says: Republicans hate all non-rich, […]

Say Good-Bye, Dick; Orrin’s Next

Sen. Dick Lugar lost the Indiana GOP primary to challenger Richard Mourdock and it wasn’t even close: 61% for Mourdock, 39% for Lugar. The response from Republican leadership? RINO-tastic: Looking toward the November election, National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said two weeks ago that “it will probably make it more of […]

Racist, Sexist Republicans Nominate Mia Love In Double-Negative Ritual

by Smitty Everyone knows that Republicans are racist, or they would be Democrats. Also, Republicans have been waging a war on women, as indicated by their opposition to ObamaCare. Thus, via Legal Insurrection, we discover that Mia Love is the nominee for UT-4. There is no way this could be motivated by agreement with Love’s […]

VIDEO: Utah Animal Rights Activist Shows ‘Solidarity With Occupy Wall Street’

“I’m down here from Occupy Salt Lake. We came here to show solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. It’s really great to be here and to give thanks to the people who are taking time out of their lives to rebuild a new community, a new economy and a new government.” —Breana Reichert Breana Reichert shows […]

‘An Emerging Awareness’

The New York Times on the slippery-slope beat: Kody Brown is a proud polygamist, and a relatively famous one. Now Mr. Brown, his four wives and 16 children and stepchildren are going to court to keep from being punished for it. . . . On Wednesday, the Browns are expected to file a lawsuit to […]

Amazing Elizabeth Smart

When you think of the term “victim” nowadays, you think of somebody sitting around whining about their grievances, seeking pity. And then there is Elizabeth Smart: Victimized just about as badly as anyone could ever be victimized, and yet she doesn’t seem to have the slightest interest in anyone’s pity. Think about that, next time you’re […]