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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
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!
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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!
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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 http://www.veteranstodaynews.com/2017/03/05/dispatches-for-wolf-country-honky-tonk-orangutan/ 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 things...like 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!
But what the hell, man? Do you have nothing new to say? Why don't you just go to Malibu and read the Torah and Lovecraft naked on the beach surrounded by naked sorority girls and drinking carrot juice and vodka tonics if this is what you've got? Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
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They took my small cottage apart, stone by stone. They surveyed all of us and we nearly died. I am sending, child, Very fast Irish food from my evicted great grandmother. -- Thomas McCarthy Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
New piece at New Veterans Today News Home. My colleagues remain a mix of odd characters...oddly, the more anti-Semitic, the more pro-Trump which means what exactly about the alt-right and critical thinking? Deals with the inaugural and the whole false... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
One of Crispin's talents is finding the obscure and unjustly overlooked, and his own anti-totalitarian tendencies make it possible for him to see the value in Fondane's insights as an Existentialist while his own work is more rooted these days in 19th and 20th Century American thought. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
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I don’t know what to say here except there’s something for everyone, I supose. And that includes these hand-crafted Cthulhu sex toys by Necronomicox. How did these things come to be, you might ask? According to Necronomicox: “I saw a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at cheese it, the cops!
New post. I went to bed last night thinking Sarah Palin was the Head of the VA...she still may be, and that will make for some fun writing for us...she understands Vets, her son came home and threatened his girlfriend... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at cheese it, the cops!
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New vets posts. Gratuitous Prince Tribute. Hamilton speech. Favorite Dylan. Alec Baldwin as Trump...Siri, how do I kill ISIS? Steroids. Putin. http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2016/11/21/gratitude-at-a-rolling-roil/ He begins to sense the walls closing in, his options limited, his power constrained. He wants to fly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at cheese it, the cops!