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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
The union between MAGA and "What would Jesus do?" is troubling for many reasons. Gerson's approach is to help all of us to understand how it came about as well as why it is a mistake yet perhaps as much an opportunity. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2022 at cheese it, the cops!
I have struggled with that particular dogleg for a long time now; as the greatest Country poet of the 20th Century put in his last musical release before he died, "No matter how we struggle and strive, we'll never get out of this world alive." Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2022 at cheese it, the cops!
Long before I got to this article, I knew that the Supreme Court had published its ruling on Abortion, and that it was as draconian and out of sync with American society as it is possible to imagine. Justice Thomas... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2022 at cheese it, the cops!
Focusing on Clandestine Philosophy, the evaluation and study of subversive, heretical and weird manuscripts and pieces from back in the day. That is, When the Church and State had a burning interest in "Cancel Culture." If they decided that they didn't agree with or couldn't find something in the Bible to justify your thinking on, you'd make a guest appearance at the next auto-de-fa. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at cheese it, the cops!
It's a shame, really. Like most years, he should win the Pulitzer for best description of the Zeitgeist and myraid of rough beasts preparing to assault Jerusalem. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at cheese it, the cops!
"We must go on as a nation, and as families. Of course you still love your uncle, even if he is bellowing about stolen elections at Christmas dinner, just as you love your sister-in-law even while she’s trying to ruin... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2020 at cheese it, the cops!
...the ear that some Trump functionary looking for something to be bothered about as a deep state exercise might alight on this one, or worse that the Ogre-Hyena of Mir a Lago might encounter the poster and demand the head on a platter of some clerical staff and archivists? Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2020 at cheese it, the cops!
The idea that there has to be an author of a joke is properly paranoiac: it means that there has to be an “Other of the Other,” of the anonymous symbolic order, as if the very unfathomable contingent generative power... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
Just wondering about a few things. My latest piece of at Veterans News Today. We're kind of banned by Facebook these days, and I'm ok with that. It seems pretty clear that while we all must be insane to think... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
First shot at using the new Typepad while in another life, using the new Word Press. Whatever happened to making improvements in such a way as to do minimal disruption? Oh yeah, that's Crispin's wrinkled scrotum, best forgotten... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
Crispin's recent article on The Philosophy of Gerontology for Middle-Aged Men was not exactly an eye was something that makes you, as you approach true senior citizen status want to soak your head in bleach so as never to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
Folks who are neck deep in the struggle to make the world a more humane and human place might gain from his perspective or might find it annoying. Good on you. But, I think that even people trying to save the world might occasionally need a slightly contrarian buzz. As for the rest of us, I think countering the age of the imbecile is a pretty laudable exercise. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
Tragedy, according to Aristotle, belongs to the realm of stories where the hero is destroyed by a fatal flaw in his own makeup. Well, Trump is a nexus in and of himself of lots of fatal flaws and no great virtues. So, did he ever give or get a blow job from Roy Cohn? Possibly. Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
Of course, our grotesquerie of a president decided that it was horrible that these disasters keep piling up, stoked by a combination of overheated rhetoric, totally unhinged and evil behavior, and perhaps the full moon were detracting from his many accomplishments like…crashing the stock market? Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
Farrell's Rules for Authenticity. 1. Don't believe your own bullshit. Laugh at it! Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
If old Hank did it this way, it would sound like Chuck Prophet. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
No, I was always on South Fort; we did have a warehouse full of toxic material up on North Fort. Not the brightest thing in the world to idea why it never blew up. My last company moved up to North Fort in new barracks the week after I started my unofficial -- we'll call you if we need you but we're not going to need you -- terminal leave. Last time I was there, the place had radically changed. More happening, and I've been gone a long time.
Sorry about typos. I'd heard the same story, I believe on Tom Petty's Buried Treasure show, told by Tom. Or, it might have been on one of the videos...certainly the Rickenbacker 12 is kind of a unique thing that isn't really that easy to master. Oddly enough, Neko Case has an Baritone Martin, a Roger McGuinn model, that she plays for a lot of the reasons that lots of people play Baritone guitars. She has small hands and can't play a twelve but she says she plays the guitar with a percussive approach since, unknown fact until the interview I believe in Premier Guitar, she started performing as a percussionist.
Solzhenitsyn was able to escape communism and go off to Vermont to complain that it wasn't Russia. No, it wasn't; but by that time, neither was Russia. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at cheese it, the cops!
It might be worth it to develop grammatical rules for use of fuck and motherfucker. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 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!