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Farley Mowat dies at 92

Submitted: May 10, 2014
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 He lived a long, rich life and contributed enormously to the real human culture that will see us through environmental conflict. -- blj

Farley Mowat: the Greatest Canadian?

by PAUL WATSON

Today is a very sad day for me.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/05/09/farley-mowat-the-greatest-canadian/


The greatest Canadian I have ever known and one of my closest and dearest friends has died.


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Variation on the Valley Whine, or Syrup on the Well Known Substance

Submitted: May 06, 2014
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Badlands Journal editorial board

Maybe it's getting to be time to tell David Mas Masumoto that "menos es Mas." Far be it for mere anonymous journalists to dare criticize our latest version of "Father of the Valley." Far be it for us to request that the great spiritus poeticus of Del Rey give us an actual argument, grammatical and everything. But we know that great writers are above the confusions of ordinary readers like us experience in the glare of their brilliance.

 

 

 

 

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Garcia Marquez warmed our bellies with his humor

Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 We looked for awhile on the Internet but could not find anything written by Milan Kundera (1) about Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of the fabulous One Hundred Years of Solitude and many other wonderful novels  who died last week. However, I did find an interview with Eduardo Galeano (2)   about him.

Pepe Escobar has a great quote in Globalistan from Garcia Marquez's Nobel speech I hadn't seen elsewhere: "Do you recognize our right to create literature?  Then recognize our right to create our History."

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"Two for Vickie"

Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
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Badlands Journal editorial board

  

“Ballad for the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the State Department Victoria 'Fuck the E.U.' Nuland”

By blj, 2014

 

We don’t know where you’re taking us,

Miss Vickie. Is it to war with Russia?

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2014 Drought Ballad #1

Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
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Badlands Journal editorial board

The 2014 Drought Ballad  #1

-blj


When rain and snow don’t fall out West

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Bat's philosophy

Submitted: Dec 24, 2013
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 

  

Well, Innumerable Readers, the end of another year arrives. We can’t wish you Merry Christmas or even Happy Holidays anymore, since those terms have been forever sullied by religious sectarianism. Even though History is Dead and High-Tech/Bio-Tech Growth remains the Only Faith of the One Voice of Merced, home to a new UC campus, built where rain will never more percolate into the city’s aquifer, there is still Philosophy. So, we offer for the end of the year, a few insights by that great American philosopher, William Barkley “Bat” Masterson, 1853-1921, Buffalo hunter, cowtown sheriff, gunfighter, gambler, and sports writer:

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Truth, by Yip Harburg

Submitted: Dec 05, 2013
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 Truth

by Yip Harburg, Rhymes for the irreverent, FFRF, Inc. Madison, WI, and The Yip Harburg Foundation, 2006

 

Truth is a foreigner

Under every dome,

Truth is a refugee

Looking for a home.

Without flag or passport,

Hounded, plagued, and banned,

Truth must be smuggled in --

It has no fatherland!


Truth is a subversive,

A super counterspy

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"There was never any more ... than there is now"

Submitted: Nov 03, 2013
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Badlands Journal editorial board

"...There was never any more inception than there is now,

Nor any more youth or age than there is now,

And will never be any more perfection than there is now,

Nor any more heaven or hell than there is now ..." 

 

Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself," (1855)

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..in the Disastrous rhythm...

Submitted: Nov 03, 2013
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 

“Rearmament”

 

By Robinson Jeffers (1934)

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Learn to remember

Submitted: Nov 01, 2013
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Badlands Journal editorial board

    

"I am the people, the mob"

Carl Sandburg

 

 

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