Dispatches from Wolf Country – Hooah!

Dispatches from Wolf Country – Hooah!

I am not here because I am a great soldier. I am here because I served with great soldiers. This piece says more about why those of us who were Soldiers, or Sailors, or Marines or Airmen were as good as we were — not because we were great but because we served surrounded by […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Feel the Joy

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Feel the Joy

I could go on for pages about the G20 and the sad and shameful performance of the President/Manatee for Life, but why would I want to? The meeting with Putin and the orchestration of it so successfully by Lavrov and Putin to keep the competent out and the naifs in, the absurd fawning posture of […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — The Beat Goes On

Dispatches from Wolf Country — The Beat Goes On

One man’s road is another man’s rut, one man’s if is another man’s but One man’s treasure is another man’s trash, one man’s landin’ is another man’s crash One man’s word is another man’s lie, one man’s dirt is another man’s sky One man’s skin is another man’s color, one man’s killer is another man’s […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Is this for real?

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Is this for real?

There’s been a lot happening, and I have been not writing because I really haven’t wanted to. This is turning into a META-time; so much happening that we need to look at the underlying issues and try to see trends rather than just reacting. And then, the Trump situation blows up on another front, or the same front, or multiple fronts.

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Time to Get Angry

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Time to Get Angry

We should throw their ambassador the hell out of the United States of America!  — John McCain, MSNBC, May 17, 2017 Trump no more about making America Great Again than Twin Peaks is a quirky Noir — Farrell This is actually kind of meta especially in light of the withdrawal from Paris Climate deal. Trump […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Not a particularly bright future

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Not a particularly bright future

We’re still seeing a lot of the same activity that we were seeing years ago from the Taliban. They are still scattering IEDs everywhere,” the general said, referring to improvised explosive devices. “They still kind of indiscriminately target people. They arrest people, they put them in jails, and they extort their families and they extort […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Henry VIII or Johnny Lackland?

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Henry VIII or Johnny Lackland?

The reporting indicates that Trump was driven to do this out of grievance-laden rage at Comey for failing to make the Russia probe disappear (Comey isn’t supposed to do that at Trump’s behest, and firing him isn’t going to do it either). So this was rooted in crazy, and didn’t have to happen. — Greg Sargent, The […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — You Wanna Do What?

Dispatches from Wolf Country — You Wanna Do What?

Now a Ramblin’ Jack Elliot said: I got these lines in my face Tryin’ to straighten out the wrinkles in my life When I think of all the fools I’ve been It’s a wonder that I’ve sailed this many miles… He said, “I recall a time I set my soul on fire just for show […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Quick Hitters

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Quick Hitters

Wait what the hell just happened! Obama tells Trump “Don’t make Flynn NSA Chief!”so He did! A bitter Hilarity ensues! Fifty Years of Blonde on Blonde! Irish Taliban Investigates Stephen Fry for Blasphemy ! You really can’t make this shit up! Well, that’s one debate settled. America and Great Britain are both largely populated by […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Stop Being Dicks to Each Other

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Stop Being Dicks to Each Other

Trump & Tories — Souls of Greed, Hypocrisy and deep-seated Meanness Interesting article about Britain, English folk music and tradition, and in a way, about us. Stick in the Wheel is a relatively new English Folk Group, and started to wonder about the roots of English traditional music. Nicola Keary and Ian Carter are two members […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Bordellos of Avignon

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Bordellos of Avignon

Amusons-nous! I am to the left of Obama! — Marine Le Pen Le Cheech, Le Chong and Henri Le Chat Noir on the Job for the Front Nationale!   Well, that was fun, sort of. I admit somewhat sheepishly that I’m the least conspiratorially minded writer for the Veterans Today Network. That said, between the problems that […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Surrender to the Void

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Surrender to the Void

Expectations of people in general were tolerant Expectations of people in authority astronomical Reverting to an ordinary president who just blows stuff up! — Olbermann I generally enjoy  Brian Williams as an anchor and a facilitator, but it’s with a constant reminder of his flaws. Those of us who remember the maxim that “The difference […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Where It’s Dark as a Dungeon

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Where It’s Dark as a Dungeon

When coal country keeps foundering, what will the loud-mouthed president say then? What lies… A relatively old man. I will die in the foreseeable future; this will will have no effect on me. On the future? Sweet Jesus… Republicans lie, Appalachian Democrats enable and nobody does anything meaningful or positive Lawrence O’ Donnell had Bill […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — I now understand

Dispatches from Wolf Country — I now understand

The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression. — Mencken This story from Keith Olbermann’s daily Podcast “Resist!” presented by GQ raised a question in my mind that I’m going to struggle with. […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Exposure to Russians? Really?

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Exposure to Russians? Really?

A bad idea unless you don’t care,  you just want to scare everyone  to death… Think people in the eye of  Trump-Storm would have some clue? Wrong! You can’t ask what the president knew and when, because with this guy, you can’t be sure if he every knew anything before or after anything…Constitution, Policy, Politics […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country –Tripping Over Being’s Hard Core

Dispatches from Wolf Country –Tripping Over Being’s Hard Core

I always found time to struggle through Umberto Eco’s stuff, even though it was a hard day at the literary coal face. Most literary philosophers are like that, of course; Foucault’s Pendulum really made my eyes ache, and as Wiki points out, Anthony Burgess said that it had so many arcane references and allusions that […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Act of Malice

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Act of Malice

This is not an act of mercy. This is an act of malice. Say a prayer for ourselves and for our country. RFK Congressman Joseph Kennedy III is one of the large number of Kennedy family members who serve in government. Grandson of Bobby Kennedy, he represents Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District. This is definitely Kennedy […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Riding Galloping Gertie in the Trump era

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Riding Galloping Gertie in the Trump era

A real come-to-Zarathustra Moment of Abyss-staring Added  Complexity to a Process Causes a Very Different Result Complexity makes simple errors far more dangerous The Olympic Peninsula is separated from the central part of western Washington by a large hole that’s filled with salt water. The peninsula itself juts from the southern part of western Washington […]

Dispatches for Wolf Country — Honky Tonk Orangutan

Dispatches for Wolf Country — Honky Tonk Orangutan

Nudie Suits went the way of Uncle Dave Mason and the Great Speckled Bird Any American Boy struggling with unrequited love, wet dreams, parents and the future trusting only God and a Gibson guitar can sing these songs and own them You know who doesn’t get the respect he deserves today? Ray Price. Like a […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Of Generous Intent

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Of Generous Intent

Interlocutor: Hey, buddy, remember when what’s his name gave that speech about whatever it was and  the Republicans were all acting like it was time to break out the free Bubble Up and Rainbow stew? When the hell was that, it seems a long time ago? Responder:  Buddy, it was two days ago… He shall […]

Dispatches from Wolf County…Against Nazi Punching in Dark Times

Dispatches from Wolf County…Against Nazi Punching in Dark Times

I’m not sure how I missed the whole Nazi Punching thing, stumbling on it only as a bit of humor on Crispin Sartwell’s site where it seemed to be satirical more than anything else…and, seemed like a really good way of handling confrontation with any variety of knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing troll. There are lots of them, […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — We’re Still Laughing

Dispatches from Wolf Country — We’re Still Laughing

Ajax: One thing that never survives this place is a sense of humor.   Wade Wilson: We’ll see about that! — Dead Pool I must admit that one thing that had me worried about the whole Trump thing was that we might just lose our senses of humor and the ridiculous over this really unfortunate turn of events. […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Not What You Might Expect

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Not What You Might Expect

It’s not what you think it should be, but it is what it is. I’m tired of the reflexive progressive drumbeat against anything not from the Privy Council Chamber of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi Yea Team — Way to go, conceding the old moral high ground! Let’s lose this for Dred Scott! I am […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Slow Food, Fast Thought

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Slow Food, Fast Thought

An image of an insoluble injustice, the ghost of famine itself, remains timeless and unappeased. Slow Food I would like to feed this child who is dying with slow food, So that time might stand still for him, so that a grandfather Clock might not fall apart in his arms. All of the laziness of […]

Trump, What are we gonna do now?

Trump, What are we gonna do now?

Jefferson was a gentleman, a product of his time and a forerunner of the best modern public intellectuals and philosophers. Instead, we have chosen for the position of the most powerful human in the world, an illiterate, ignorant, self-obsessed and insecure man who thinks not in complete thoughts but in incomplete subordinate causes.

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Bits and Bytes and Tump in the Night

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Bits and Bytes and Tump in the Night

I thought Trump was going to win because I’ve seen it happen before. There are certain points in history when people lose a sense of their place in the world, and then they’ll go with the first person who offers them a return to an imaginary past. Americans’ basic understanding of who they are as […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Not with a bang but a whimper

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Not with a bang but a whimper

Ignorance X Arrogance X Ideological Confusion > speed of light 4% of a century run by a rentier class that assumes carte blanche As the Orange Orangutan approaches the outskirts of Bethlehem doing a pretty fair approximation of the rough beast of Yeats poem, I’m wondering what the future holds in a lot of ways. […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country: Cognitive Dissonance or Buyer’s Remorse

Dispatches from Wolf Country:  Cognitive Dissonance or Buyer’s Remorse

Seeking some sort of sense from the thunder bolts and frog storms since  11/8/2016 That’s what crazy people do; they double down on the crazy! Voting based on what we wish can be a capricious thing. Alyssa Rosenberg writes ACT FOUR, an arts and culture newsletter in the WAPO. She’s taken to responding lately to […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country – Gratitude at a Rolling Roil

Dispatches from Wolf Country – Gratitude at a Rolling Roil

Where will Trump  rank on the lunatic-sociopath-psychopath-schizophrenic-bi-polar autocrat scale? Trump and minions do ironic crap without  intending irony! Risk lives and health of their athletes to accomplish nothing. I wrote a piece that was published last week and then the dog that is the computer cloud ate my homework. It just vanished, which was interesting […]

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