Category Archives: Just Plain War

Ukrainian Missiles Sink Putin’s Flagship — Truly, ‘Go Fuck Yourself’

April 15, 2022

Sunny and warm this late-afternoon Friday here in California’s Central Valley — another weekend is upon us without a slow-down in this quickly-passing year. There’s a summer feel to the outside right now and there’s…

Joe Biden Calls Vlad’s War In Ukraine ‘Genocide’

April 12, 2022

In the case of the horrid criminal conduct of war in the Ukraine by Vlad Putin’s Russian army with stories of inhumane incidents all over the invaded country every day — Joe Biden is just…

Death In The Line Of Fire — Two More Journalists Killed In Ukraine

March 15, 2022

Yesterday, working the war in Ukraine proved deadly dangerous for everyone and a recipe for sorrow struck again: Details via New York Magazine late this afternoon: Veteran Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski, 55, and Ukrainian…

War-Crime Atrocities in Real Time

March 9, 2022

Near noon here in California’s Central Valley, and the news keeps running through Ukraine. Although Vlad Putin’s boys are losing big time, bungling an invasion and its aftermath, the Ukrainians are holding on tenaciously and…

Music In An Ukrainian War: ‘Are we that wait—sufficient worth—’

March 6, 2022

Again doomscrolling this afternoon to the music of Ukraine still afire, with the flames getting higher. And an update from the Guardian‘s live blog not too long ago — results about the same as yesterday,…

Terrifying Ukrainian Viability — ‘This War Gets Worse By The Day’

March 4, 2022

Couple of interesting Ukrainian-influenced news items — seemingly scenes from an action movie, but cast in real-time with real people playing out special–effects shit,  creating huge fright reflected off tiny screens. Even an abrupt ambush:…

Intellectual Historian: Vlad Putin ‘An Aging Man Facing His Own Death Had Decided To Destroy The Whole World’

March 2, 2022

Another Ukraine daily war episode — nearly a week’s worth now — and apparently from all indications the whole horrible affair could be nasty and long-lived until there’s an end or whatever nutcase Vlad Putin…

Vlad Putin ‘Increasingly Unhinged’

February 28, 2022

In context of the current civilian-war zone in Ukraine, I came across some interesting tidbits while doomscrolling the InbterWebs this afternoon, a goodly chunk maybe mainly on how Vlad Putin is an unhinged asshole who…

War! — ‘Friend Only To The Undertaker’

February 24, 2022

(Illustration from The New York Times earlier this morning). As I type this post, I’m watching Joe Biden do his thing as all of us come to grips with a shitty, un-called-for war in Ukraine, and…