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Crusader AXE of the Lost Causes
On the edge of the desert, just outside of Barstow...
Soldier, scholar, guitarist and business executive--only the first by choice.
Interests: History, government, military affairs, sports, popular culture, music and literature.
Recent Activity
It might be worth it to develop grammatical rules for use of fuck and motherfucker. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at cheese it, the cops!
Waiting for the explosion when he realizes that Kim Jon Un punked him and when he sees the stuff about the Baby Trump the Blimp floating around London during his visit. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
So, if you are crafting an overarching policy for governing a great world power, "don’t do stupid things!" would be a great first principle. This administration instead has an overarching policy of "Abe Lincoln was a Republican...I bet you didn't know that!" Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
If you don't know and probably don't care, don't worry...but today is Crispin's 60th birthday. As someone who is older than that, I enjoy seeing seemingly virile and energetic middle-aged men hit that target, and know that they're spending some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
Thirty years ago, I was a First Sergeant in the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis. One of my young NCOs referred to a problem soldier as “The Hyena.” “What do you mean by that, Schoonmaker?” “First Sergeant, he’s got... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
Third part of series on The Banality of Contemporary Evil. It is kind of amazing how odd this administration is. There's a continual drumbeat of existential threat interrupted by Trump doing the equivalent of stiffing a waiter. On his first... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
The title is from some dialogue in Inherit the Wind, the great 50s play and 60s film ostensibly about the Scopes trial but really about the freedom of thought and expression. Lots of lessons for us, and if you haven't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
New post. Gratuitous although relevant Doors music. Shakespeare. List of Russian Movies on Afghanistan. General Character assassination of Trump, although there's really not that much to assassinate. Call for Jesus to Smite Mike Pence. Normal Wednesday here in Wolf Country.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
Odd how things fall apart as the center folds in on itself and the falcon shits on your scrap of paper. The hell with Yeats. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
What do Trump, Washington and Jefferson all have in common? All three trusted treasonous and greedy senior military officers. At what temperature and humidity will an active human being working constantly actually cook? 105F and 100 humidity. Why'd the Russian... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
I was working on a different piece, wanting to segue from Trump into some recent books about how generally awful war and diplomacy are when you have no idea as to what you want tor an outcome. However, I began... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
New piece posted over at Veterans News Now. Looking at some of the recent local attacks and nightmares spread by basic idiocy. As usual, some music, although this illustration sums up well the way I'm feeling about the whole mess...Did... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
If insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result, someone doesn't get the scientific method do they? Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
Well, I suspect we might see a US civil war at some point in the future, probably brought on in part by this morass of utter incompetent and deranged bullshit. Definitely, Madison and Hamilton never envisioned a Donald Trump except locked in Bedlam... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
Bit of this, bit of that -- Politics, culture, music, blasphemy. Monday. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
New piece. Chance to use Henri Le Chat Black, Edith Piaf, The Dead South and a variety of other wierd stuff to talk about France's election and Marine Le Pen...did you know that Brigitte Bardot and Sarah Palin have compared Le Pen to Joan of Arc? I mean, seriously... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
When a bunch of people get in the room, watch a shit sandwich sign a piece of paper and then tell lies about how wonderful it's all going to be, and everybody in the room know that he's lying and ignorant and uninformed and that they're reinforcing this with their Mike Pence wide-eyed, Robert Shaw in From Russia with Love staring smiles, you either get angry about it or die or turn into...shudder...Sean Spicer. Anger, then. Soul Cleansing Anger... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
Nobody really has to listen to what you want in government; it's all fungible. You don't really have any privacy or the ability to just phone it in; when you do, something happens. When you get it wrong, people will notice. Smart people, with long memories, and not all that interested in trusting a con artist, poseur and hype-artist. People way smarter than you who remember insults and slights just as malevolently as you do, but wait for the proper time to get even. How much might Lindsay Graham or Ted Cruz enjoy casting the vote that impeaches his President and casts him out into darkness? Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
You are kidding on that one, friend. True German Beer made according to the Reich's Rheinheitsgebot of 1516 as amended to require only natural ingredients is the best beer in the world. Not the stuff in the big cities like Munich and Frankfurt or Hamburg. But Thurn und Taxis, various Klosterbraus and stuff from deep in the mountains...
Jingoistic internationalism or Jingoistic xenophobia don't really differ that much. John McCain had the "Straight Talk Express" in 2000 and it created a symbol he has had problems living up to. Boris Johnson had his Brexit Bus in 2015, and he has had no problem living down to what that has symbolized. If you strip the grace notes -- or ill-notes in Trump's case -- from the 2016 campaign, delete the fantasty and the follies from both parties' rhetoric, there's not that much to choose between them. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
Donald Trump just moved me to a musicology piece and it's neither VOUR Deep, Deep River or They're Coming to take me away. Ray Price, actually... So, for a celebration of Honky Tonk Music, Nudie Suits and...Donald Trump Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
Sessions seeming stupid always struck me as Sessions being stupid because he was a couple of monkeys short of a monastery as they say in Gadsden. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
Why we should consider Nazi punching but only when they are doing Nazi flashing White Power Gang Signs on Meet the Press with gratuitous Crispin Nazi Punching shout out, Pastor Niemoller axion, description of hate crimes as data points,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!