The Other McCain

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

Joe Manchin Wrecks ‘Build Back Better,’ Ruins Christmas for Democrats

Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) are wringing their hands and gnashing their teeth in impotent fury at the West Virginia senator who refused to let them join in any reindeer games: The White House accused Sen. Joe Manchin III of a double-cross on President Biden’s mammoth social welfare and climate change legislation. […]

Dining at the Longbranch

(Click photo to see full-size) (This is the second of two parts. Click here to read the first part.) “Hey, somebody told me you guys were serving beer?” “Outside service only,” said the guy who had come out of the kitchen. “We’re closed now, though.” “When do you open?” I asked. “Three o’clock.” “What time […]

We Made It

(Click photo to see full-size) When we got to Hedgesville, we turned right and the GPS on Kirby’s phone said, “Continue west on West Virginia 9 for four miles.” “Four miles!” my brother exclaimed. What the heck had gotten into my head, to bring us so far out into the boondocks of Berkeley County, W.Va.? […]

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) to Retire

This news creates a huge opportunity for Republicans in 2014 in an increasingly GOP-leaning state: Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller will not run for reelection in 2014, passing up a bid for a sixth term and putting in play a Senate seat in deep red West Virginia. (Via Memeorandum.) The big question, of course, is whether […]

Just Another Random Coincidence: Bomb Threat Shuts Down W. Va. Chick-fil-A

Maybe somebody just hates chicken sandwiches: Police and fire crews closed down the Chick-fil-A on Foxcroft Avenue in Martinsburg for nearly three hours following a bomb threat that was called in just before 1 p.m. today. The caller mentioned that a “device” had been placed within the restaurant. The building was evacuated, but was deemed […]

Satan Angered by New Poll Showing Santorum Ahead 34%-18% in Wisconsin

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Stopped in here at McDonald’s and got online to discover that Satan’s plan to destroy America is now the top story in the country. This is why neutral objective journalist George Stephanopoulos interviewed neutral objective Mitt Romney supporter Chris Christie about the urgently relevant Satan issue today. Stephanopoulos and Christie: What a team, […]

Best. Police. Report. EVAH!

The story you are about to read is true. It is not an Onion parody. It is definitely NSFW. It may cause nausea and projectile vomiting. You have been warned.

SHOCKING: W. Va. Man Impregnates 11-Year-Old Girl to Whom He’s Not Related

The state that made Robert Byrd the longest-serving senator in U.S. history is back in the news: A St. Albans man accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl and impregnating her was in court for a preliminary hearing Friday. Investigators say the alleged incident happened back in May at Michael Lacy’s apartment. The 11-year-old victim was […]

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