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Stacy McCain the Daily Caller Good Christians and Good Sicilians

[cap­tion id=“attachment_100562” align=“aligncenter” width=“560”] Via Camp of the Saints taken by Lit­tle Miss Attila CPAC 2010[/caption]

Mary Cooper: When your mom gets back, I’m gonna need to apol­o­gize for the way I spoke to her.
Penny: Well, come on, she did kinda start it.
Mary Cooper: Doesn’t mat­ter. A good Chris­t­ian would have turned the other cheek. On the other hand, a good Texan would have shot her, so I’ll just split the difference.

The Big Bang The­ory: The Mater­nal Com­bus­tion 2015

On Sat­ur­day my read­ing of this Daily Caller piece con­cern­ing Stacy McCain’s visit this week to New Eng­land and his appear­ance at Tang Dynasty this com­ing Sat­ur­day. Two dif­fer­ent instincts took hold beside me.

The first was grat­i­tude for the pub­lic­ity of a nation­ally known site writ­ing about it. It increases the expo­sure of the event and the poten­tial for ticket sales (buy yours here) Not only is this crit­i­cal for me as the per­son financ­ing this event and on the hook if it fails to break even, but the suc­cess or fail­ure of this event will be the deter­min­ing fac­tor if this is one off event fea­tur­ing a friend of mine at a restau­rant I like or the first of a series bring­ing con­ser­v­a­tive reporters and authors to the area to both edu­cate and enter­tain out­num­bered con­ser­v­a­tives and mod­er­ate in a deep blue state.

The sec­ond was my Sicil­ian instinct that kicks in when some­one disses a friend of mine like this:

The Mir­ror also sought com­ment from Wash­ing­ton jour­nal­ists who are famil­iar with his work.

I think the guy is bad news,” said a Wash­ing­ton jour­nal­ist. “Seems like a par­ody of the racist, sex­ist Nean­derthal that the oppo­nents want to por­tray all Repub­li­cans as being.”

He’s gross,” said a female Wash­ing­ton writer when asked for com­ment. “You can dis­agree with fem­i­nism with­out being deri­sive about women.”

It would see these com­ments made with­out attri­bu­tion came from sim­ply look­ing at a press release and fur­ther calumny Stacy did a fine job of answer­ing them him­self:

Whether some anony­mous writer thinks of me as a Nean­derthal is of no con­se­quence, but I fully agree with your sec­ond source: Dis­agree­ing with fem­i­nism doesn’t mean being “deri­sive about women,” and I am not.

This is a point I made myself in reply to one of your email ques­tions. You asked how I viewed women “gen­er­ally,” and in my answer I said, “There obvi­ously is no cor­rect answer to such a ques­tion, because no one views women ‘gen­er­ally.’ Rather, every intel­li­gent per­son views peo­ple as indi­vid­u­als, and we tend to be offended by gen­er­al­iza­tions about groups.” Else­where in my reply, I remarked on the unfor­tu­nate ten­dency to think that any man who crit­i­cizes fem­i­nism is some­how “anti-​woman.” This is some like say­ing a critic of Marx­ism is “anti-​worker,” and is self-​evidently false. Rad­i­cal ide­o­logues who insist that all oppo­nents of their identity-​politics move­ment are moti­vated by bad faith (mala fides) are engaged in a dis­hon­est rhetor­i­cal game, and become offended when their tac­tics are exposed. Dur­ing the Cold War, Com­mu­nists always engaged in char­ac­ter assas­si­na­tion against their ene­mies, because Com­mu­nism was (and still is) inde­fen­si­ble on its merits.

The Author Ms. Betsy Roth­stein, who was the sub­ject of an odd but inter­est­ing pro­file at the New Repub­lic here, also sug­gested some nefar­i­ous atti­tudes to Mr. McCain that I occa­sion­ally see online. Stacy answered these too:

Else­where in your arti­cle, you seem inter­ested in reviv­ing the ancient fable that I am some kind of “white suprema­cist,” which falls into the cat­e­gory of fake news, as Pres­i­dent Trump might say. As I told the pathetic bun­gler Max Blu­men­thal a dozen years ago, I’m too lazy to be evil. You might also want to con­sult my Novem­ber 2009 blog post, “How to Reply to the South­ern Poverty Law Cen­ter (If You Must).”

She didn’t seem to bother with the method I used to find out about this stuff when Charles John­son was spew­ing it way back in 2009 namely actu­ally talk­ing to him and ask­ing direct ques­tions. As I said waxed poet­i­cally years ago

Stacy hath Sup­ported Israel in Gaza,
Vs Hamas and with humor did he defend Israel.
Did this in Stacy seem a Suprema­cist?
He hath asso­ci­ated with Steven Green, and Moe Lane, hath prayed with Baldilocks and befriended Les­bians and Gays.
Racism should be made of sterner stuff.

fur­ther­more I didn’t care for this remark

This obvi­ously trashy man­sign­ing is sure to cre­ate waves with the ladies.

which draws a con­clu­sion with­out evi­dence, nor the tone when list­ing the price of the event which has to cover:

1. A guar­an­teed num­ber of book sales
2. A guar­an­teed num­ber of buf­fet atten­dees
3. The cost of Stacy’s Round Trip flight

And while I am very grate­ful for the man­power and pro­mo­tion from the good folks of the Worces­ter Tea Party at Gran­ite Grok as I said ear­lier, if this event fails those costs not cov­ered by ticket sales will be on me.

Finally she could have always asked me, as the per­son putting on this event about this stuff and pro­vided her with enough links on Stacy Twit­ter sus­pen­sion to show who the vil­lain was (hint it’s not Stacy McCain).

So now hav­ing vented sat­is­fy­ing my Sicil­ian side let me allow my Chris­t­ian instinct to offer thanks one more time to Ms. Roth­stein as she was kind enough to give me a timely topic for my Mon­day Lead post.


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Via Camp of the Saints taken by Little Miss Attila CPAC 2010

Mary Cooper: When your mom gets back, I’m gonna need to apologize for the way I spoke to her.
Penny: Well, come on, she did kinda start it.
Mary Cooper: Doesn’t matter. A good Christian would have turned the other cheek. On the other hand, a good Texan would have shot her, so I’ll just split the difference.

The Big Bang Theory: The Maternal Combustion 2015

On Saturday my reading of this Daily Caller piece concerning Stacy McCain’s visit this week to New England and his appearance at Tang Dynasty this coming Saturday. Two different instincts took hold beside me.

The first was gratitude for the publicity of a nationally known site writing about it. It increases the exposure of the event and the potential for ticket sales (buy yours here) Not only is this critical for me as the person financing this event and on the hook if it fails to break even, but the success or failure of this event will be the determining factor if this is one off event featuring a friend of mine at a restaurant I like or the first of a series bringing conservative reporters and authors to the area to both educate and entertain outnumbered conservatives and moderate in a deep blue state.

The second was my Sicilian instinct that kicks in when someone disses a friend of mine like this:

The Mirror also sought comment from Washington journalists who are familiar with his work.

“I think the guy is bad news,” said a Washington journalist. “Seems like a parody of the racist, sexist Neanderthal that the opponents want to portray all Republicans as being.”

“He’s gross,” said a female Washington writer when asked for comment. “You can disagree with feminism without being derisive about women.”

It would see these comments made without attribution came from simply looking at a press release and further calumny Stacy did a fine job of answering them himself:

Whether some anonymous writer thinks of me as a Neanderthal is of no consequence, but I fully agree with your second source: Disagreeing with feminism doesn’t mean being “derisive about women,” and I am not.

This is a point I made myself in reply to one of your email questions. You asked how I viewed women “generally,” and in my answer I said, “There obviously is no correct answer to such a question, because no one views women ‘generally.’ Rather, every intelligent person views people as individuals, and we tend to be offended by generalizations about groups.” Elsewhere in my reply, I remarked on the unfortunate tendency to think that any man who criticizes feminism is somehow “anti-woman.” This is some like saying a critic of Marxism is “anti-worker,” and is self-evidently false. Radical ideologues who insist that all opponents of their identity-politics movement are motivated by bad faith (mala fides) are engaged in a dishonest rhetorical game, and become offended when their tactics are exposed. During the Cold War, Communists always engaged in character assassination against their enemies, because Communism was (and still is) indefensible on its merits.

The Author Ms. Betsy Rothstein, who was the subject of an odd but interesting profile at the New Republic here, also suggested some nefarious attitudes to Mr. McCain that I occasionally see online.  Stacy answered these too:

Elsewhere in your article, you seem interested in reviving the ancient fable that I am some kind of “white supremacist,” which falls into the category of fake news, as President Trump might say. As I told the pathetic bungler Max Blumenthal a dozen years ago, I’m too lazy to be evil. You might also want to consult my November 2009 blog post, “How to Reply to the Southern Poverty Law Center (If You Must).”

She didn’t seem to bother with the method I used to find out about this stuff when Charles Johnson was spewing it way back in 2009 namely actually talking to him and asking direct questions.  As I said waxed poetically years ago

Stacy hath Supported Israel in Gaza,
Vs Hamas and with humor did he defend Israel.
Did this in Stacy seem a Supremacist?
He hath associated with Steven Green, and Moe Lane, hath prayed with Baldilocks and befriended Lesbians and Gays.
Racism should be made of sterner stuff.

furthermore I didn’t care for this remark

This obviously trashy mansigning is sure to create waves with the ladies.

which draws a conclusion without evidence, nor the tone when listing the price of the event which has to cover:

1. A guaranteed number of book sales
2. A guaranteed number of buffet attendees
3. The cost of Stacy’s Round Trip flight

And while I am very grateful for the manpower and promotion from the good folks of the Worcester Tea Party at Granite Grok as I said earlier, if this event fails those costs not covered by ticket sales will be on me.

Finally she could have always asked me, as the person putting on this event about this stuff and provided her with enough links on Stacy Twitter suspension to show who the villain was (hint it’s not Stacy McCain).

So now having vented satisfying my Sicilian side let me allow my Christian instinct to offer thanks one more time to Ms. Rothstein as she was kind enough to give me a timely topic for my Monday Lead post.


I consider Stacy McCain an American Success Story. My own American success story depends on the willingness of you dear reader to like what you see here and support it, so if you like what you’ve seen here and want to support independent journalism please consider hitting DaTipJar to help me secure a weekly paycheck.




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