When I lived in the Norman Rockwell New England Small Town world, one of the most frequent conversation starters down at the Norman Rockwellesque (No kidding.) General Store with its ( I ain’t joking.) pot-bellied stove was, “Did ya git yer wood in?” This meant, “Winter is incoming in and you’ll need heat. Did you have enough foresight to cut a couple of woodpiles or enough money to buy a couple to be dumped in your driveway so you could stack it where you’d dig it out after the first big snow.” Gittin’ yer wood in meant you could survive the coming winter. Woodpile Report is a lot like that. Fuel to keep you warm as the nation slides deeper and deeper into the forthcoming “Game of Thrones Winter.”
Policy: Ol’ Remus offers his opinions as-is, where is. He rarely cites support for his opinions so they are, in that sense, unwarranted. He comes by them largely by having lived and watched and listened rather than by argument or persuasion. His opinions, not having been arrived at by debate are, therefore, not particularly vulnerable to debate. He entertains opposing opinion but he feels no inclination, much less obligation, to discuss or defend his own. Whatever usefulness or amusement readers may find in them is their own business….
The handmade Remus Woodpile is one of those standing stones of stability that do not change in a web noted for its unceasing clumps of clutter and crap served up by the minute.
In a vain attempt to keep up just with the sites I care about I scan more than 150 sites every morning via the Feedly service, but the Woodpile is so vital and interesting that I don’t even keep it on Feedly. It’s one of those select sites whose place and pace you know by heart. Hence, my heart says “It’s Tuesday and there must be a new Woodpile. Let’s go over and see all the important things you missed when you were looking for myself out there.”
Woodpile is my kind of site, one that is all too rare in this epoch of endless ads and jams and notices of cookies, and cookie-cooked notices asking if I want notifications, and the lebenty-leventh bleg for me to sign up for their newsletters to tell me what I am seeing on the site I am already at. Oh, and please turn off your adblocker and refresh so we can load your page with so much junk it will slow the loading to a crawl…. (Sheesh! No wonder the Ponzi ad scheme of Googletising is sinking into the melting mire of Googlepowered gobbledegook.)
Woodpile Report is from the Hermetic School of websites. There is no advertising, no partnerships, log-ins, popups, subscriptions, print version, Disqus, feedback section, tip jar or shop. There are no trackers, cookies, LSOs, analytics or widgets. Posted links are cleansed of superfluous identifiers.
Although the sentiment warms Remus’s tiny little heart, Woodpile Report has no mechanism for receiving donations or gifts, nor does he accept them by subterfuge.
Woodpile Report does not maintain an archive. Some issues linger on the server until Remus gets around to deleting them. Don’t confuse Woodpile Report with a blog. It isn’t. It’s an olde tymme internet site made by hand and archives are a dispensable chore.
All these curmudgeonly policies warm the curdled cockles of my own curmudgeonly heart. When, on sad occasions when Remus does not stack the Woodpile weekly, I miss it as do others. We all wonder where we’d go to “git yer wood in” if not the Woodpile. Here’s just one of the standard features of the pile…
Wisdom in one breath
From James Dakin at Bison Prepper
From Vox Day at Vox Popoli
From John Wilder at Wilder, Wealthy, and Wise
From Staff at Amerika
From Ben Hunt at Epsilon Theory
There are enormous vested interests spread across multiple avenues of violence and power that will not allow that Mob system of sociopathic oligarchy to collapse on a single point of failure like Epstein’s direct testimony. And so it didn’t.
From Selco at Organic Prepper
From James Capua at Liberty Nation
From Science Daily
From the Z Man, about Trump vs. Warren
From the Z Man, about women in men’s sports
From Michael Anton at Claremont Review of Books, about equality
A hectoring, vindictive, resentful, levelling, hypocritical equality that punishes excellence and publicly denies all difference while at the same time elevating and enriching a decadent, incompetent, and corrupt elite.
From SteveF, comment at Daily Pundit, via Cold Fury
If you have one set of laws for the members of the government and another set for everyone else, you are not being governed, you are being ruled.
From Don Surber
Comey got the last laugh. He is above the law. He earned that by keeping the Clintons above the law.