CRANKY AND CANTANKEROUS – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Cantankerous Cantankerous is what we all are when we are tired of smiling when we want to scream. Cantankerous is what set off the #metoo movement. Women stopped wanting to smile and pretend. They got cantankerous. I always wanted to carry a small hammer and whack any man who laid hands on … Continue reading CRANKY AND CANTANKEROUS – Marilyn Armstrong

GREAT, GREATER, GREATEST – Marilyn Armstrong

Kind of reminds me of the old talkin' blues -- "I don't know much about art, but I know what I like!" I don't know -- or care -- if the blogs I follow are great, greater or greatest. It's entirely subjective. Great for who? Me? You? Everybody on the web? I doubt there is … Continue reading GREAT, GREATER, GREATEST – Marilyn Armstrong

Meet William Barr, The Man You Never Got To Know

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THE SHINBONE STAR

William Barr during his 1991 confirmation hearing before the Senate

Editor’s Note:First of two parts on U.S. Attorney General William Barr and his secret life with the CIA leading up to his first time in the position under President George H. W. Bush, with Part Two coming soon. Stay tuned.

To tell the complete story of William Barr’s intrigues requires a book. This two-part story merely reveals a few monumental examples.

Barr is the spawn of the last Cold Warriors, an infinitely powerful group of affluent white men who dominated the U.S. intelligence apparatus for four decades. He was assigned to the China Desk, a rookie working for America’s greatest spooks who were busy running numerous “black” Southeast Asian operations.

The China Desk’s biggest job in the early 1970s was the Vietnam War’s “Phoenix” program, an effort to murder South Vietnamese who ran afoul of the U.S.-installed regime. Another…

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DEFINITELY YOUR FAULT – Marilyn Armstrong

Brought to you by the heartland of the Internet: Facebook So much of Facebook is made up of irresponsible bullshit written or "sponsored" by people who figure they have the right to shoot off their mouths, write drivel on public forums, and yet bear no responsibility for the results of their actions. These are the … Continue reading DEFINITELY YOUR FAULT – Marilyn Armstrong

JANE ALLEN PETRICK’S NON-WHITE AMERICA IN NORMAN ROCKWELL’S PAINTINGS – Marilyn Armstrong

Jane Allen Petrick has written a wonderful book about Norman Rockwell, the artist, and his work. It focuses on the "invisible people" in his painting, the non-white children and adults who are his legacy. For many readers, this book will be an eye-opener -- although anyone who visits the Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts or takes a serious look at … Continue reading JANE ALLEN PETRICK’S NON-WHITE AMERICA IN NORMAN ROCKWELL’S PAINTINGS – Marilyn Armstrong