My podcasting partner Stacy McCain is on the road this weekend, so The Other Podcast will not be presented this evening. We plan to be back next week, but that will require Stacy making it back from his trip. You can help assure that will happen by hitting Stacy’s Tip Jar via the yellow DONATE button at The Other McCain.
I was working overtime on a new project last night, so I skipped watching the CNN-sponsored Democrat news event in Detroit last night. Now that I’ve read some of the coverage, it appears that I may have missed something interesting. One thing that stands out is which candidate generated the most Google searches during the debate.My podcasting partner Stacy McCain has been following the Williamson campaign since March. When he covered Williamson’s campaigning in South Carolina last March, he was the only national reporter on the story. If you’re not reading The Other McCain, you should be.
Left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky’s Rule 5 states that “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” Kamala Harris set herself up for a dose of ridicule by allowing this obviously staged picture to be tweeted.Pro Tip #1: Experienced cooks don’t leave the packaging for raw chicken lying on a kitchen counter.
Pro Tip # 2: If you want an article of clothing to appear to be something used everyday, wash it at least once in order to remove the “just out of the box” creases.
Stacy McCain’s Rule 5 states that “Everybody loves a pretty girl.” Here’s a picture that ran in the Carroll County Times several years ago when Mrs. Hoge was running a personal cheffing business.
Not for me (although I’m thankful for your support) but for my podcasting partner Stacy McCain. Stacy has some blog-related travel coming up over the next few days. I just hit his tip jar over at The Other McCain, and I’m certain he’d be grateful for your support too.
I’ve been informed that my podcasting partner Stacy McCain has received a seven day suspension of his Twitter account because he engaged in “dead naming,” i.e., referring to a person presenting as the opposite sex of his or her biological sex by that person’s birth name.
Explaining Twitter Safety’s aversion to inconvenient truth might be easier if one could refer to Twitter Safety by its birth name, but the outfit’s exact origin is unclear. Cheka? Gestapo? Stasi? Savak? Miniluv? …
My podcasting partner Stacy McCain has one of his long-form essays up at The Other McCain titled Fear and Loathing: Journalism in the Age of Trump Derangement Syndrome. You should go read it, but if you can’t, here are some quotes that will provide a TL/DR—
The depravity and decadence to which Hunter S. Thompson was a witness at its inception has now become the New Normal.
There is simply no truth in what the liberal media say about Republicans, and that’s kind of an important story, you see? The national media establishment have become propagandists and stenographers for the Democrat Party to such an extent that they go blundering from error to error …
My point is that America seems to be in the midst of a complete psychotic breakdown, with dog-f–kers running around all over the place, and every kind of craziness you can imagine, so that sometimes I feel like The Last Sane Man in America, which is scary, and maybe some serious drugs will be needed to restore my emotional equilibrium. “When the going gets weird, the weird don’t teach journalism,” as someone might have said.
It has been said that it is foolish to try to out-crazy Stacy McCain, but too many people seem to be trying. We’re in deep trouble if he becomes The Last Sane Man in journalism.
My podcasting partner Stacy McCain has a post up at The Other McCain about a nice turn of events for the Southern Poverty Law Center and one of its lawyers. The SPLC is facing yet another lawsuit that seeks to hold it accountable for lying. As part of his post, Stacy briefly describes that organizations foolish attempt to paint him as a white supremacist.
Over the years, the SPLC’s smear against me has been endlessly recycled, despite its self-evident falsehood. Anyone who actually knows me knows that I am not a “white supremacist,” and if I were concealing a crypto-Nazi agenda, you might think there would be substantial evidence of this. The paucity of evidence — beyond guilt-by-association smears and what I’ve called the “Ransom Note Method” of assembling parts of disparate statements to create a sort of word-collage — is particularly remarkable, given that I’ve been an independent blogger for 11 years now. How can anyone believe that it is my desire to incite hatred or advocate racial oppression, when I’ve published so many thousands of posts here, with no editor to filter my entirely candid expressions, but never once written anything that would justify the “white supremacist” label?
Read the whole thing.
One rather dangerous trend over the past year or so has been the reliance on the SPLC by certain tech and social media companies for advice on determining who should be allowed on their platforms. We can hope that the truth will catch up to them before too much damage is done.
Oh, one more thing …
Writing this post reminded me of a failed attempt by a SJW to use the SPLC to go after a blogger. When Brett Kimberlin sued Aaron Walker, Ali Akbar, Stacy McCain, and me, he made the mistake of calling us as his witnesses. BTW, Eric Johnson, the judge presiding in the trial, is black.
Q: So do you know what the Southern Poverty Law Center is?
MR. OSTRONIC: Objection Your Honor.
THE COURT: What does the Southern Poverty Law Center have to do with this case?
MR. KIMBERLIN: Well Mr. McCain has —
THE COURT: The Southern Poverty Law Center, what does that have to do with this case?
MR. KIMBERLIN: Mr. McCain is considered a neo-confederate — is one —
MR. OSTRONIC: Objection, Your Honor.
THE COURT: Well —
MR. KIMBERLIN: And the Southern Poverty Law Center —
MR. OSTRONIC: Objection, Your Honor.
THE COURT: Hold on a second. Counsel I appreciate you objecting to my question but I’m not going to overrule myself. That’s not something I do. So what does the Southern Poverty Law Center have to do with this case? I’m not asking you about Mr. McCain, I’m asking you about why are you asking him about the Southern Poverty Law Center?
MR. KIMBERLIN: I’m asking him the Southern Poverty Law Center is the leading, one of the leading civil rights organizations in the —
THE COURT: I understand all of that but what does it have to do with this case?
MR. KIMBERLIN: Because —
THE COURT: And the claim that you are making against these gentlemen?
MR. KIMBERLIN: Because Southern Poverty Law Center regularly outs racists –
MR. OSTRONIC: Objection.
THE COURT: So what if they do. What does that have to do with this case? This case isn’t about racists or racism.
MR. KIMBERLIN: It’s about hate. It’s about hate. These people hate me and they do anything to destroy me.
THE COURT: Well but why are you asking this witness about the Southern Poverty Law Center? First of all he couldn’t testify as to anything they said or did because it wouldn’t be an exception to any hearsay rule. So you would never be able to get that in evidence anyway.
MR. KIMBERLIN: All right.
BY MR. KIMBERLIN:
THE COURT: Your objection’s sustained.
BY MR. KIMBERLIN:
Q: Mr. McCain, do you have a blog?
The direct examination of the witness went downhill for the plaintiff from there.