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Bill Wetzel is Amskapi Pikuni aka Blackfeet from Montana. He's a former bull rider/wrestler turned writer and a coauthor of the short story collection "The Acorn Gathering." His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from the American Indian Culture & Research Journal, Yellow Medicine Review, Studies In Indian Literatures (SAIL), Hinchas de Poesia, Red Ink Magazine, Literary Orphans and various internet outlets. He is a board member of the Tucson Poetry Festival and the curator for the Stjukshon Indigenous reading series at Casa Libre en la Solana in Tucson, AZ.
America Has Spoken And It Said: "Hell No We Can't!!!"
The American people have voted for cynicism and against their own interests. As a result of Republican gains and wins in Congress, more people will suffer and our country will endure frivolous investigations and absurd legislation while reform and other issues go by the wayside.
Monday, November 1, 2010(2 comments)
Sleeping With The GOP, Even Worse The Second Time Around
We've been in bed with the GOP before. We know where it's going to take us, we'll get nothing but division and failure? But have we learned our lesson? As the election nears, it seems that we haven't. The author tells us why we should.
Palin Winks Her Way To Victory
A satirical look at Sarah Palin's chirpiness during the vice presidential debate with Joe Biden. A debate that she clearly won based on her astounding winking ability.
Monday, January 7, 2008
I have become a Chinese crocodile
A comic view on the convenience of renting movies online. The author surmises that life has become easy as a result. A little too easy.
Sunday, August 5, 2007(4 comments)
Barry Bonds is easy to hate and convenient to blame
Barry Bond's chase of Hank Aaron's all-time home run record is tainted by two issues. Bond's surly unlikability and the steroid allegations against him. But is Bonds a black mark on baseball, or part of something larger?
Yeah, Like Tom DeLay And Richard Perle Are Credible
Among the many defects in authoritarian Republicans, they quite obviously lack both a sense of shame and a sense of irony. This is the only way to explain why Richard Perle and Tom DeLay had the gall to show up on Meet The Press last Sunday.
Monday, March 5, 2007
Randy Couture Scores One For Us Old Guys
Last night, 43 year old, Randy Couture upset UFC Heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia. His inspiration has the author contemplating a return to competition himself.
It's Not About "Winning"
In the end, elections are not about winning. Not in the sense of "US vs Them." They are about the people. And, more than anything the 2006 election was about our country and a new direction.
Why is "Girly-Man" acceptable, and "Macaca" not?
Sexism is often invisible if not ok. Women live within a male dominated society, where masculinity is strong and femininity is weak and denigrated. This is partly because we have become a society of like-minded enthusiasts and enablers.
Wednesday, August 9, 2006(3 comments)
Disengagement from World Affairs Is a Failed Policy
The Bush policy of disengagement from the world's problems is a total failure. The war in Lebanon, as well as other significant festering problems, is a lesson in how not to conduct American foreign policy.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Iraq and the Shifting Paradigms in American Foreign Policy
The history of United States foreign policy has been characterized by paradigms shifts between interventionist and noninterventionist philosophies. We may be on the verge of another shift due to the problems created by the Iraq War.