Dispatches from Wolf Country — Not a Christian, bruv

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Not a Christian, bruv

  Did he bring the family? What’s the Mother’s name.Mary, oh, I’m so nervous! I read the book today, Mary Hail, Hail Mary. Lenny Bruce, 1967 The problem with people who bring religion to their politics is that they’re obsessed with sex. It’s never “I’m a devout Anglican, therefore I couldn’t possibly vote for a […]

Quick hitters and tears

Quick hitters and tears

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities…Washington Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country: Idiots, Sound, Fury, Go!

Dispatches from Wolf Country: Idiots, Sound, Fury, Go!

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.–MacBeth. Act 5. Scene 2 “That was some weird shit.” GWB, 20 Jan 2017 Chair-leg biting, glossolalia-styled, pointless […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — What Would Lee Do?

Dispatches from Wolf Country — What Would Lee Do?

So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished. I believe it will be greatly for the interests of the South. So fully am I satisfied of this, as regards Virginia especially, that I would cheerfully have lost all I have lost by the war, and have […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Ozymandias Cometh

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Ozymandias Cometh

One of the oddities of the past couple of years is the election of a “Builder” president whose wealth is derived not so much from Building as from branding based on family capital derived from boarding houses, bordellos, racial profiling and being a slum lord. He delights in slapping gold facing on things and chiseling […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Dulce et Decorum

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Dulce et Decorum

  Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even […]

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. […]

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