At 81 years old, why am I doing this? Well … “God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy!”

Wayne Pic .jpegIt’s easy and it’s difficult to answer the question, “Why am I doing this?”  I’ve been over the river and through the woods so to speak.  I know from personal experience where many of the political bodies are buried (a figure of speech).  I cherish the thought of helping to ensure more and not less “Justice 4 All.”  And I’ve an indomitable spirit and determination to overrun  any obstacle that stands in the way of accomplishing the last items on my bucket list. When one is 81-years-old, there is ample opportunity to have experienced many exciting and horrible and wonderful and terrible and memorable adventures.

I’m Wayne L. Wickizer (See Resume) with a Master of Science degree in Administration of Justice (MSAJ).  I’m a retired Major, U.S. Army Special Forces, Intelligence officer.  I have 5,000 flying hours in the U.S. Air Force.  In 1956 I was selected to fly a top secret mission to North Africa and the Gaza Strip.  I’ve crashed in Alaska and flown missions over the North pole.

WB-50I’ve chased typhoons in the Pacific in WB-50 bombers and sampled Soviet nuclear fall out at upper altitudes.

As a Former FBI Agent from 1970-76, I worked Bank Robbery, Kidnapping, Hijacking, Fugitive, and Organized Crime Cases.  I’ve been shot at by the Symbionese Liberation Army and stoned by the Ku Klux Klan. I’m a graduate of the FBI’s Command School of Advanced Criminology.  I introduced the FBI to Visual Analytics in the 1970’s and have three letters of commendation from FBI Directors.

I have been fired by an Attorney General for insubordination and had shyster lawyers threaten to break my knees on the Court House steps.  My friend since 1974 is a Mafiosi who I jailed way back then.  He calls and writes to me regularly and is still in the “Joint” under an assumed identity and concealed location.  He’s there in a quasi witness protection situation because to expose him would likely lead to his execution by the Mob.  I and one of my investigations is named in Dave Wagner’s book “The Politics of Murder” an expose of “Organized Crime in Barry Goldwater’s Arizona.”

I’ve the most wonderful, powerful, passionate, compassionate, complex, creative, spiritual, volatile, vociferous and unusual collection of friends, associates and family that anyone could ever wish, or pray for, or desire.  Time and space deny listing them, so we’ll save that for another posting.

I’m also a retired Utah educator and enjoyed teaching secondary English to 7th graders.  As a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), I am a Freelance Commentator and Political “Lurker.”  I’m a father to 4+4 having lost a first wife to Melanoma and married again to integrate the other 4.  I’m a grandfather to 28 and claim not to remember their names until they are old enough to backpack and fly fish.

As a result of the crashes, bumps, grinds, sweat, and sinew involved in having survived as a “poor” white kid and “almost” migrant youth Bunyanworking the fields and in the forests of the North West, I have survived and thrived.  As a result of what it takes to become a Military Master Parachutist, and what it takes to become a Japan Trained 7th degree Karate Black Belt, I have survived and thrived.  7th Degree.jpgAnd as a result of all of the above and what it takes to wear out more running shoes than an Olympic track team doing three-a-days,  my body has accumulated more stents, bypasses, scars, marks, and missing or rebuilt metal parts than my old 1937 Ford, flat head, V-8.

Finally, I’m the only Agent in the history of the FBI to have received a letter of commendation from Director J. Edgar Hoover and also a letter of commendation from Jack Anderson of “The Washington Merry-go-Round.”   For my generation of Agents, the significance of the foregoing connection to Jack Anderson and the FBI is huge.  The Director and Anderson loathed each other.  And … during those days … I would have been considered a pariah.

There is enough in the foregoing and between the lines to fill a library.  Yet whatever I’ve reported above falls sadly far short of my passion for achieving something of more lasting and eternal value.  Number “1” still on my bucket list is to leave a better World than the one I inherited from the Greatest Generation.  Unfortunately, I have failed as so many before me failed and so many others are failing now.  The following lament mirrors my feelings.  Hopefully you’ll understand the frustration.

This U.S.Marine Commandant’s report is a short epilogue to a long and  illustrious career that typifies so many similarly sad and conflicted endings.  General Smedley Butler, the most decorated Marine in US history at the time, writes,

“I spent thirty-three years in the Marines, most of my time being a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a General Butlerracketeer for capitalism.  I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1910-1912. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City [Bank] boys to collect revenue in. I helped in the rape of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. In China in 1927 l helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested. I had a swell racket. l was rewarded with honors, medals, promotions. l might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate a racket in three city districts. The Marines operated on three continents.” s/General Smedley Butler, former US Marine Corps Commandant, 1935

Some things never change and yet I’m still “all in” with many of my friends and old timers who continue to refuse to go down for the count all-the-while snorting, gasping, croaking, and  wheezing out their worn sermons and plaintive pleas for “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, and Justice for All!”

I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.” Oliver Wendell Holmes.

To restrain those passions and be constrained by party, politics, family, friendships, religion, and convention and to merely and mindlessly fit into a mold of others’ shaping is certainly not living and far worse than dying.

Proud to be an American, I am likewise damned for it.  I’m damned if I’ll be a Democrat or damned if I’ll be a Republican or “…ism” or, or, or … of any mindless, sophomoric, platitudinous, far left or far right defender of party, defender of political, or defender of pious religious preference and hypocrisy.  Any exposure to those folks sets me to wheezing and snorting.   So here’s a hearty “Bah Humbug” for capitalism, social or economic totalitarianism,  and the sum of all other “isms” that immediately set my teeth to grinding and biting my tongue and cheeks.

Baby killing Liberalism that renders asunder and rips from the womb premature parts for commerce sets me to frothing at the mouth and swearing like a sailor.  And … I’m old enough to have learned a few of those cuss words from the best.  Mark Twain (Sam Clemens), whose dissertation on such can be found here.  Mark Twain and the Art of Swearing

“Most people should not swear. This is not a moral judgment but an artistic one. The fact is, most people don’t know how to swear any more than they know how to play the bassoon. Both require years of practice and expert instruction. Yet virtually all the swearing one hears in the course of a day sounds trite, discordant, and uninspired. The lack of melody and imagination offends the ear more than the words offend the sense of decency. Profanity should therefore be left to the skilled and well-trained professional.”  Continuing on, “There ought to be a room in this house to swear in,” he told a friend. “It’s dangerous to have to repress an emotion like that.” He observed that, “Under certain trying circumstances swearing provides relief denied even to prayer.”  And continued, “If I cannot swear in heaven, I shall not stay there.”

Therefore, Communism, Ku Klux Klanish, white or black supremacy types, and farthest left Liberalism and right mindlessness head this writer’s long list of the deplorable isms and may plumb from my murky untamed depths blasts of  colorful verbiage and metaphor.

North Korean agents have attempted to compromise me.  I chased a radical white supremacist through a hedgerow one night and upon exiting, he bit the FBI agent waiting for him in the crotch. A Chinese gun boat shot at me.  And the nasty Soviets with their incessant, Moscow Molly radio propaganda broadcasts have interfered endlessly by jamming my Morse Code and other communications.  However, the foregoing examples are mild by comparison with what is happening on our streets and in our jails and prisons where many of the Americans who are there shouldn’t be there.  Per capita,  America is the most imprisoned nation in the World.

On Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower gave the nation a dire warning about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex, a formidable union of defense contractors and the armed forces.

I’ve not even mentioned a savage tragedy that weighs so heavily on my heart as to fix on me a dark spell that words fail in its description.  I’ll try.  We have sent, in undeclared wars for profit, our best, our finest, our bravest youth and heroes off to die for the likes of the corrupt tyrants and Goodfellas who purport to lead us all the while they deceive us and subvert the “Rule of Law.”  I’ll talk about individual offenders in later posts but to name a few corporations who as President Eisenhower warned profit most from warring, here we go: Halliburton, United Technologies, L-3 Communications,  Finmeccanica, EADS, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, General Dynamics, BAE Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin. 

Playing the “age” card again, we’ll remind the reader that I’ve lived several robust lives during several unusually active life times.

So finally without explanation, justification, or excuse, and in stark contrast to my current code of conduct, I end this posting and offer a sweet conclusion expressed in song and show by Billy Currington with whom I wholeheartedly concur that “People Are Crazy”

From You Tube, “Country music singer and songwriter Billy Currington has created an


entertaining music video for his song People Are Crazy.  I love the lyrics to the song and the story they tell. Most people are too busy to take the time to talk with a stranger but for those that do they might discover it was worth their time. I wouldn’t be surprised if they make a movie out of this story or perhaps they already have.”

Oh how I remember and enjoy being among good people who just want to be simple and simply want to be left alone … want to be a “touch bit” or “tich” crazy in a warm and homely and American Country way.

“God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy!”

s/ The Ole’ Buzzard Wayne Wickizer

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Legendary actor John Wayne in a clip from 1970 on the TV variety show he hosted celebrating America’s history.

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Click the following:   Legendary actor John Wayne in a clip from 1970 on the TV variety show he hosted celebrating America’s history. Many famous actors and actresses are featured in this video singing God Bless America including Ann Margaret, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, George Burns, Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, Bing Crosby, Phyllis Diller, Lorne Greene, Bob Hope, Forrest Lewis, Dean Martin, William Shatner, Tom Smothers, and many more. What a classic video.  John Wayne

“Tick Tock … Tick Tock” what time is it Mr. Navy SEAL, Secretary Zinke? You said, “The big hand is on the Bears Ears and the little hand is on the Bears Ears and the second hand is also on the Bears Ears?” We say, “Batten down the hatches Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke! You’re in for a salty sea storm blowing your way!

A “Bagley” cartoon from the Salt Lake Tribune 2017
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Bears Ears … The monument’s original size was 1,351,849 acres (547,074 ha), which was controversially reduced 85% by President Donald Trump on December 4, 2017.  Mr. Navy SEAL, Secretary Zinke’s the hatchet man making it happen.

Bears Ears National Monument is a United States national monument located in San Juan County in southeastern Utah, established by President Barack Obama by presidential proclamation on December 28, 2016. The monument’s original size was 1,351,849 acres (547,074 ha), which was controversially reduced 85% by President Donald Trump on December 4, 2017. The monument protects the public land surrounding the Bears Ears—a pair of buttes—and the Indian Creek corridor rock climbing area.  The area within the monument is largely undeveloped and contains a wide array of historic, cultural and natural resources. The monument is co-managed by the Bureau of Land Management and United States Forest Service (through the Manti-La Sal National Forest), along with a coalition of five local Native American tribes; the Navajo Nation, Hopi, Ute Mountain Ute, Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, and the Pueblo of Zuni, all of which have ancestral ties to the region. A proclamation issued by President Trump on December 4, 2017 reduced the monument to 201,876 acres (81,696 ha)—an exceptionally large reduction that is unprecedented in the history of U.S. national monuments.[6] National monuments have been reduced by previous presidents, but not since 1963 and never to such a large degree.[7] Legal scholars have argued that the reduction is not authorized by law, and several federal lawsuits have been filed challenging Trump’s action.

With “All hands on the Bears Ears,” we are distressed about what mischief or tragedy or comedy has been or is now afoot next at the Department of the Interior and Bears Ears!

So what is next … and … when … Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke?

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First we report

… His petulant finger pointing during a visit to Bears Ears and His loss of composure and His impatience with Cassandra Begay who asked but a couple of simple questions.   Yes … we are talking about His Eminence Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke.  Watch this.

Just answer Cassandra Begay’s question Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke, or don’t YOU know how to be nice?   Did You, a towering giant of a SEAL, suddenly feel a primitive urge to fire off a retort with your finger, intimidate, and take no prisoners?  Or were you firing for effect?  Were you firing your finger randomly at the crowd or anyone else who might be intimidated?  Were you firing it to impress and pander to your handlers Senator Hatch and Governor Herbert and the Goodfellas?  Why at this patch of great good Western Earth would you pick Gaea’s young maiden Begay to intimidate?

“I was scared, and my heart was racing,” Begay said in a press statement following the encounter. “It felt condescending and unnecessarily aggressive. I have no idea why asking a simple question to somebody who is on a “listening tour” would react so aggressively.”

Mr. “BOOM, BOOM” Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke!

Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke, you may be sitting tall in the saddle and riding rough shod on your high horse over the likes of the Begays of the West.  But, stand down for a minute and listen to what a real Montana cowboy author, philosopher, and artist Will James had to say about such riding …

“There was never a hoss’ what’ couldn’t be rode and william-r.-(will)-james-bucking-horsethere was never a cowboy what’ couldn’t be throwed.”

From “Smoky the Cow Horse”

Get ready Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke, “the hoss’ You rode in on” at The Interior may throw You sooner rather than later!

A quick aside here

Now before ya’ll readers get too highfalutin about “Smoky the Cow Horse” used as a citation and metaphor chasing His Eminence around herein, Thomas Crombie Schelling (April 14, 1921 – December 13, 2016) said that Smoky the Cowhorse was the  most influential book he ever read. “He’d say it was the first time he understood empathy for other human beings”  Schelling was an American economist and professor of foreign policy, national security, nuclear strategy, and arms control at the School of Public Policy at University of Maryland, College Park. He was also co-faculty at the New England Complex Systems Institute. He  (Schelling) was awarded the 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Robert Aumann) for “having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis.”

Moving on

From EcoWatch by   During a tour of the heavily contested Bears Ears National Monument in Utah on Monday, U.S. Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke pointed a finger at monument supporter Cassandra Begay and told her to “be nice” after she repeatedly questioned the secretary about not spending more time talking with tribal leaders as part of his monuments review.  Begay, a tribal liaison with the group Peaceful Advocates for Native Dialogue & Organizing Support, described the encounter as “condescending and unnecessarily aggressive.”  Read more of this excellent article here.

US Secretary Ryan Zinke jabs finger at a young Indigenous woman during Bears Ears visit.

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A Bagley Cartoon from the Salt Lake Tribune 2017

Here we go again

What’s more stupid than stupid?  Is it Stupider, or Stupidest?  Sure … Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke You may have thought Rep. Hanabusa was fair and easy game because she is “just” a diminutive female Japanese American Congresswoman from Hawaii.  Unless … unless in fact You were to have commissioned an assessment before leaping off the roof head first onto her turf.  Rep. & ZinkeYou would have learned from your assessment and her personality profile that she has inherited the grit and guts and intellect of her ancestors … in sum … she’s a bright, stand up, two fisted representative related by blood to the most loyal and the “best of the best” American citizens ever.  Ever hear of the Greatest Generation’s much decorated 442nd Regimental Combat Team composed almost entirely of American soldiers of Japanese/American descent?  The opposite of stupid, let’s be smart enough to NOT tangle with or antagonize a little lady who has that same culture in her heritage and who has a grip on Your budget! 

After Hawaii’s Rep. Colleen Hanabusa recounted the experiences of her grandfather at a U.S. internment camp during WWII , Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke carelessly responded by happily saying ‘konnichiwa’ as ‘Hanabusa’ was questioning Zinke on the elimination of the Japanese American confinement sites program proposed in Trump’s 2019 budget.  At least one “capture” shows an onlooker who was visibly shocked by his remark.  Konnichiwa is a Japanese greeting, typically meaning ‘good afternoon’.   Note the incredulity and immediate shock …

Zinke shock

Rep. Hanabusa quietly but directly set Him straight with, “I think it’s still ‘Ohayo Gozaimasu’ (good morning) but that’s O.K.” 

We suggest that Rep. Hanabusa’s “… that’s O.K.” means it’s O.K. that You’ve just made a patronizing, careless, stupid ass of  Yourself Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke.

He works for us???  Really poor timing we’d say.   See it here … listen for yourself.

You might be tempted to conclude that this is, “Much Ado About Nothing.”  Not so!  Most basic pay grade U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Beret” troopers would be dismayed and disciplined for having made such a stupid mistake and for not having done his homework … an assessment.  However, from Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke’s cavalier and light minded approach, it is obvious that Democrat Colleen Hanabusa is the enemy and Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke is either purposefully, arrogantly sloppy with or completely oblivious to His own ridiculous gaffe.  His smirks for effect throughout His budget testimony are noted.  His failed, sophomoric and childish attempt at humor and ingratiation with Rep. Hanabusa have validated His careless and arrogant mannerisms.

“Petulant, pompous, patronizing, Imperial, bombastic, affectatious, arrogant, hubristic, peevish, bad-tempered, querulous, pettish, fretful, cross, irritable, sulky, snappish, crotchety, cavalier, touchy, tetchy, testy, fractious, grumpy, disgruntled, crabby, grouchy, cranky,” are all words coming to mind at the moment. 

Or is it that the foregoing characterizations of conduct are but a mask for insecurity?

Moving on agin …

Did You really say the following?  “I’m a geologist,” He said. “I can assure you that oil and gas in Bears Ears was not part of My decision matrix. A geologist will tell you there is little, if any, oil and gas.”

According to Wikipedia, “Zinke earned a B.S. in geology in 1984 and graduated with honors.  In American Commander, he wrote that he decided on his major by ‘randomly pointing to a major from the academic catalog.’  Zinke’s intended career path was underwater geology.  Despite never working as a geologist,  Zinke publicly refers to himself as a geologist. ”

At a hearing …

The video, “YOU ARE ONE OF MY BIGGEST REGRETS!!!” Senator Ron Wyden GETS PISSED OFF & DESTROYS Ryan Zinke, is too long for this posting but is reflective of more of Mr. Secretary Zinke’s persona replete with multitudinous attitudes and irresponsible behaviors.

Why are you squeezing the Bears’ Ears and other monuments so?  Indeed … deplorable timing on your part Mr. Secretary Zinke.

Issues? … Many!  

Zinke is in trouble … for our readers we suggest visiting:   “Secretary Zinke … “There’s No Smoke without Fire.” You will find a summary of Inspector General complaints and investigations regarding His Eminence.

Zinke Scandals A timeline of scandals and ethical shortfalls at Ryan Zinke’s Interior Department … Journalists have uncovered a long list of the interior secretary’s scandals and controversies Blog ››› May 7, 2018 12:33 PM EDT ››› EVLONDO COOPER

Zinke is a liar or someone who is shilling for him is a liar  All of the falsehoods in Ryan Zinke’s leaked national monuments report here  …


Zinke Deals with Haliburton   Exclusive: Zinke linked to real estate deal with Halliburton chairman In the interior secretary’s hometown, a development brings together the head of the nation’s largest oil-services company and a foundation created by the man who regulates it.  By  and NICK JULIANO  06/19/2018 05:05 AM EDT

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Zinke Missing in actionThe following from Aaron Weiss Media Director Center for Western Priorities  Twitter: @aweiss Aug 17, 2017 Secretary Zinke goes on Mediterranean vacation with only one week left to decide the fate of more than a dozen monuments he’s never visited . He promised a rigorous analysis. Instead we got a sham review and a foreign vacation. Ryan and Lola Zinke on vacation in the Mediterranean.  

Zinke Strong-ArmingIs the DOI Strong-Arming National Park Leaders?
Dan Wenk was a career Park Service official who was well-respected by Republicans and Democrats. But he made the mistake of disagreeing with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Zinke FishyThat fishy contract to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electric grid is now a bona fide scandal.  by Emily Atkin
Zinke Lump … The Trump administration gave presents to oil and gas companies; taxpayers got a lump of coal   Aaron Weiss Media Director | Center for Western Priorities | Twitter: @aweiss

 What on God’s good Western Earth is going on?  Why was He a “no show” at all of those monuments? Is He hiding from something?  A real SEAL in hiding?  We know that His galloping all over the Nation hasn’t been well received … but in hiding … a real SEAL?

What to do … ignore … laugh him off … salute… flip Him off?

We honor Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke’s military service.  We also honor His compatriots, the Navy SEALs who are superbly trained, superbly qualified, and often very quickly tasked to perform flawlessly and professionally under the most trying and dangerous of circumstances … but tasked to perform mostly in one dimension  Damn the torpedoesfull speed ahead … “Kill em’ all and let God sort em’ out!”   

The foregoing “Damn” and “Kill” sounds a lot like the one dimensional approach to our beloved Western lands that His Eminence has taken while at the helm of the Department of the Interior.

SEAL out of water

We propose a solution.  Whereas … the U.S. Army Special Forces Green Berets are multi-dimensional professionals trained and ordered to be super sensitive to timing, language, culture, and collateral matters.  Therefore, regardless of His SEAL zeal and affiliations, we recommend that Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke assign a Green Beret,  Operations Sergeant to His Eminence.  This assignment would be for the purpose of producing the profiles and assessments necessary to enlighten and prevent Himself from regularly repeating His heretofore embarrassing, asinine behaviors.   After all, He works for us.  We emphasize that political representatives on both sides of the aisle deserve flawless professionalism, mature deference, dignified respect, and impeccable timing from the people who work for them.

Any wise old Special Forces Operations Sergeant could be most helpful to His Eminence in that regard.   In mind, for example, is a former Marine and decorated Vietnam Veteran who transferred to the Army’s Green Berets.  He also served in Afghanistan.  Oh … and by-the-way … he’s a citizen with a Masters Degree in Statistics who soldiers on weekends and deploys abroad from time to time returning home to duty as a Husband, Father, Grandfather, businessman, religious leader, beloved friend and neighbor.  He’s quiet, unassuming and You couldn’t find him in a crowd unless You knew him.  He wouldn’t be a threat to Your Presence … Your Eminence.

Sitting tall in the saddle with lots of empty space under Your hat Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke

We know it might be difficult for His Eminence to take counsel and advice from a quasi soldier/civilian, but Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke You could surely spare Yourself the indignity of continuing to make an ass of Yourself if You would but just listen and learn.  Trotting  back to Your first day on the job, to Your grand entrance, and to your flying the flag in honor of Yourself.  Do You, Your Eminence, have any idea how many people find it ludicrous, hilarious and are guffawing their guts out about your imperial arrival?  Ah but there may be hope.  Sergeant Major will help You understand the timing, deference, dignity, and decorum required of Your job and service to the citizens who pay you.

See the following video of the imperious Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke as He entered center stage. This was His first and best moment of power, prestige, and posterity.   Twitterpated, slapping backs, shaking hands and revelling, His Eminence ascended to the throne at the Department of the Interior.  As one might imagine, the event was peopled by Federal employees … most likely distracted, disgusted and directed (forced) to be present.  Federal employees only have to look on all sides and in house to watch the likes of Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinkes come and go.

Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in a recent interview ribbed her successor for choosing to fly his own personal flag over the agency’s headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C., when He is in the building.

After taking over the Interior Department last year, Secretary Ryan Zinke decided to revive an arcane, military flag-flying ritual at the department, The Washington Post reported in October.

Zinke FlagThe process involves a security staffer going up to the roof and hoisting a special “secretarial flag,” which is emblazoned with the agency’s bison seal and flanked by seven white stars, whenever Zinke enters the building. The flag then comes down whenever Zinke leaves.

“I had no idea there was a secretarial flag,” Jewell told HuffPost. “And if I had known there was a flag the last thing I would have done was to ever fly it.”

Zinke, a former Montana congressman and Navy SEAL, took some criticism for restoring the ritual, a part of which — flying the deputy secretary’s flag — violates agency rules for displaying and flying flags, according to HuffPost.

“Tick Tock … Tick Tock” what time is it Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zenki? You say, “All hands are on the Bears Ears!”  You still can’t tell time Mr. Navy SEAL Secretary Zinke.  But we can.  You are definitely a SEAL out of water in the West and it’s time to dismount.

There is no “finale” or “One over the World” solution for the Bears Ears brouhaha … just yet.

But … there is a “finale” for this posting.

The reader is likely laboring under the misconception that this writer is something of a flaming liberal, frog, tree, and chub hugger.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  There is, however, an imbalance in the alignment and status of forces that demands our attention and demands to be resolved.  The Western playing field is tipped too far in favor of the Goodfellas.  It’s a David/Goliath matter.  We love Davids. We are Davids.

Another wonderful Bagley Cartoon


It isn’t the extreme polarizations that we strive to report, address or help to resolve.  That’s way too far over our  horizons … way too far above and beyond our pay grade.  Our one primary delight, passion and preoccupation is to shed a hot white light on those Goodfellas who have positioned themselves to  personally profit from the conflict and chaos that you and they have so craftily created.  Stay tuned!


“More to follow” … Next will see puppeteer Orrin Hatch, center stage with Zinke on his lap

As for Senator Orrin Hatch, we’ve never heard of a BRIBE he didn’t want to … or wouldn’t … TAKE. Undoubtedly, he is a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many.  He is also supremely, politically savvy and sly and has been re-elected for 40 years by a susceptible gaggle of blinded followers.

We claim the right to challenge Hatch and we allege that he is a pox on the body politic.  He is, beyond the shadow of our doubt, one of the most corruptly powerful legislators this Grand Land has ever suffered.  Our readers will soon be privy to the Institutional Memories of Hatch’s conduct that has served for years to deceitfully  subvert and undermine the Rule of Law and good governance.


s/ Wayne Wickizer … AKA “The Ole’ Buzzard”

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Robert Mueller … poster child for the “Pot calling the Kettle Black.”

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If you want the details of a long, long history of Mueller’s complicity, miscarriage of Justice, and subversion of the rule of law, please read from the following:  13 Shocking Facts About Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller

From Illinois Pay to Play we learn Robert Mueller has a history of meddling in elections  by Marty WattersInvesigative Reporter Obama Mueller

For a “draft” link analysis graphic with underlying narrative, please go here  zDeus ex Machina Each node on the graphic is clickable and has underlying and enlightening information.  The following is not clickable.  You must go to  zDeus ex MachinaMueller Link AnalysisFair Use is the “limp wet dish rag” of Utah journalism and Publisher LaVarr Webb is the Apologist in Chief.



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Utah touts itself as a place, “…where political junkies get their daily fix.”  Publisher LaVarr Webb commented recently about Senator Todd Weiler’s willingness to engage any and all comers on social media.  See here   Justifiably so and well written to a point, Webb’s commentary was commendable on Weiler’s behalf .  However, it turned to outright “blather” and pomposity when Webb stated …

“Social media, especially Facebook and Twitter, provide a voice for fringe people from the dark corners of society. These folks are impossible to reason with, to carry on an intelligent conversation with, or even to agree to disagree with. They don’t represent the reasonable majority. I wouldn’t engage with such rude and crude people on the street, so why should I provide a forum for them on social media?”

Well, I couldn’t resist a retort and replied to his comment thusly ….

“Hey Sophomore, you just dissed the President and a lot of folks you’d be genuflecting in front of if you just knew who they were and how many use social media.

Tod Weiler is indeed a rarity and has responded personally to a number of my “pesterings.”

I quote you, “Social media, especially Facebook and Twitter, provide a voice for fringe people from the dark corners of society. These folks are impossible to reason with, to carry on an intelligent conversation with, or even to agree to disagree with. They don’t represent the reasonable majority. I wouldn’t engage with such rude and crude people on the street, so why should I provide a forum for them on social media?”

It’s unfortunate that your eminence does not deign to “tit for tat” with the unwashed, “… fringe people from the dark corners of society.” Were you to do so, we’d likely be able to comfortably and reasonably communicate and be spared the drivel you drizzle on us from time to time.”


So for those of us “fringe people,” the overarching issue is not the posting or my reply but it is the fact that the reply was rejected.  And why?  Well is the Limp Wet Dish Rag of Utah journalism and its editors and writers are toadies and apologists for the Utah “Goodfellas” who have set out to plunder for power and profit a heretofore Great State .

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Thanks to the “Goodfellas,” the current Utah “experience” is the most corrupt in the history of the State of Utah.


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Utah is the poster child for “broad spectrum corruption” and “complicity” in action all-the-while operating in concert with the structures that influence important social systems … economic systems, legal systems, political systems, cultural systems to include family, religion, law, economy, and class.


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FBI Very Interested in Utah Judicial Corruption
According to a source that will go unnamed, the FBI doesn’t think too highly of Utah. He referred to the state as the “Wild West” for corruption. Many individuals, he claims, have been duped into not ratting out their brethren who are members of the Mormon Church. Apparently, some within the agency still resent the hatchet job the Deseret News and (Both owned by the Mormon Church) laid on their good name back in 2011: According to a source that will go unnamed, the FBI doesn’t think too highly of Utah. He referred to the state as the “Wild West” for corruption. Many individuals, he claims, have been duped into not ratting out their brethren who are members of the Mormon Church.


Utah in the Pits

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“Rub a dub dub three men in a tub and who do you think they be? The Good, the Bad, and the really Ugly!” … and … “Mr. President … you’ve been Hatched!”



The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – The Danish National Symphony Orchestra

The music sets the tone!

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 The Good, the Bad, and the really Ugly!”


We’ll name them right now.  In the tub we find, Secretary Ryan Zinke the Ugly, Senator Orrin Hatch the Bad, and President Donald Trump the Good.  rub-a-dub-dub-three-rats-in-a-tubNow that isn’t to say they are personally/individually only one dimensionally  all Good, all Bad, or all Ugly.   They are characters fully rounded out as individual human beings possessing all of the characteristics of humanness (good, bad, ugly) in one degree or another at one time or another in their lives.  However, we’ve selected and assigned the preponderance of certain characteristics accordingly.

We are talking about sacred space and Bears Ears here.

Ugly:  For example, we will continue on with Zinke who is a man of courage, strength, and determination.  What more “good” could one report of a Navy SEAL?   However, what he has gained in the foregoing he’s lost in the other areas that we’ve reported and will be examining more completely in the next posting about him.

Bad:  As for Hatch, undoubtedly he is a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to legions.  He has been re-elected for 40 years by a clueless gaggle of blind followers  and is supremely, politically savvy.  However, we allege that he is a pox on the body politic and one of the most corruptly powerful legislators this country has ever seen.  More … much more will be said of Hatch in the posting following the Zinke finale.

Good:  Now to President Trump.  We are relieved that he is our President. We are absolutely delighted with his constant references to and demonstration of love of Country and the American people.    We enjoy watching him connect positively with the military, our veterans, children, police, and many others.   And he donated his salary to military cemeteries?  Absolutely unheard of and beyond wonderful.  We admire his willingness to engage the enemy both foreign and domestic (Our comments about “domestic” enemies would be mind boggling.) … engage them with directness and no nonsense.

Is the foregoing real?  Only time will tell but we pray for it and for him.

Yet the President, vis-a-vis the connivance of Hatch, Zinke, and the “Goodfellas,” has sacrificed some of our Nation’s most sacred space far too naively, quickly, and blindly.    More simply expressed, we believe the President has been conned, deceived, duped, scammed, hoodwinked, hornswoggled and hung out to dry by Hatch and his sleazy tribe of “Goodfellas.”

Zinke is just a clueless factotum carrying water for the “Bears Ears” scam … carrying water for the slimy, unruly scrum of “Goodfellas” from the “Deep State Swamp.”

“Mr. President  … you’ve been Hatched!”

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“Done” is for turkeys on Thanksgiving Day!

At the end of a posting on this blog when I’m asked, “Are you done?”  My answer is always, “I may be finished but never done.  Done is for turkeys on Thanksgiving Day.”  Well … there are no turkeys.  It’s not Thanksgiving.  I’m not finished … a long way fTurkeyrom being finished.  This blog is a work in progress and there will be postings on it that progress slowly to be navigated carefully or postings that suddenly leave the imagination spinning at warp speed.  It’s OK!  Please just remember that the site title is Justice 4 All.  And … “Justice is Mercy.” “Justice is Equity.”  “Justice is what the judge says it is.”  Achieving any one or more of that threesome in the Criminal Justice System is always a crap shoot.  Re-exposing and re-shaming the Goodfellas for their conduct which is most likely already information from open sources can be a bit less iffy and arduous.   In a word and in this blog, institutional memories of the past are brought to bear on current individuals and events that serve to further enlighten, enlarge and expose.
cropped-justice-intro-pageThe Blog title is “The Buzzards Roost.”  The process is to create and preside over a “Road Kill Roundup.”  Road kill is messy until the bones have been picked clean.   Road kill are the stinking, scrambled heaps of moral, ethical, political, and cultural carnage that the Goodfellas from the Deep State’s Swamp leave in their inappropriate, scandalous, shameful, and corrupt wake.

The Ole’ Buzzard … Wayne L. Wickizer … Roosting over the Road Kill!

The process for getting to the bottom of these “heaps” is highly imaginative.  The investigator hears of inference and innuendo first and than must project his or her imagination into a variety of what if’s.  Gaming and surmising along the way, the investigator doggedly pursues the matter until threads of “reasonableness” begin to emerge.

These threads are from a tapestry loosely woven initially into a rough cloth yet eventually emerging from the loom yielding tightly woven “bolts” of fine linens … the fine linens of Probable Cause and Proof beyond a Reasonable Doubt.   It’s the unending up and down and in and out of the weaving and the many broken threads that vex.  It’s the warp and woof of discovery in the process of weaving that enlivens.  Doggedly persisting, it’s the many threads woven tightly and logically together that will serve in the end to tie the “Goodfellas” to what they’ve done to subvert the “Rule of Law.”

Please stay tuned. We’ll soon return to “Zinke, hinky, dinky, stinky Parlez Vous” … “Rub a dub dub three Goodfellas in a tub” … “Bears Ears and Uranium One” … and other musings.rub-a-dub-dub-three-rats-in-a-tub

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