NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I assume the main qualification for running for president is to have never taken a science course.

Republicans insist they must end the IRS and increase military spending. I guess Houdini is their main secret weapon.

Oh, for a day in this world without a shot being fired!

We now have two doctors running for president. How about two turtle doves?

There ought to be a law requiring anyone running for president to speak softly.

I so miss the peace of night falling without violence in the world

Just think, in twenty years a Clinton and a Bush running for president!

Does America Have Moral Responsibilities?

There is fighting in Iraq, there is fighting in Yemen, there is fighting in Syria, there is fighting in Somalia there is fighting in Nigeria, three are hundreds of immigrants drowning in the sea as they desperately seek peace in some European nation. Once again, the United States of America has been drawn into fights and wars around the world. So, the question must be posed: “Does America have moral responsibilities to people of the world?” Examine the record of the 20th century

1. We came late to World War I and did play a role in the Allied victory. Most historians today agree that Imperial Germany did initiate the war. But, was the only solution to send American troops into combat? What would have happened if those fresh American soldiers had not arrived? Most likely both sides would have worked out a peace agreement.

2. The US was attacked by Japan in 1941 and entered World War II. Russian troops carried the main burden in the war along with British and American forces. There is no doubt we had to fight and end the threat of Nazi Germany winning.

3. After the end of WWII, the famous Cold War began. The theory of Containment was NOT to engage in war against the Soviet Union but to wait until internal forces within that nation ended communism. The
Vietnam war violated this theory. And, what happened? Internal forces changed the Soviet Union.

In other words, a nation can be a moral leader without engaging in war. We have never focused upon economic development in the Middle East. Perhaps, if we assisted the economic growth of Muslim societies there would not be wars now raging in the Middle East. Perhaps, peace and jobs is a the right moral stand for the US?

Mike Got Christ On His Side!

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is going to run for president of the United States of America. He has already received the endorsement of Jesus Christ and as soon as God returns from one of his trips around the universe there is no doubt that Mike is His candidate for the presidency. Mike is a former Southern Baptist preacher which means at this moment he must be the most qualified Republican person in the race to lead this nation. He has a few other qualifications that Ted or Jeb or Rand simply do not possess. “I don’t come from a family dynasty, but a working family. I grew up blue-collar, not blue blood.” Hell, which other Republican candidate can make such a statement. And, he does NOT have any Ivy League degree. In other words, his mind was never contaminated with LIBERAL ideas about science and he certainly never spent his hours reading all them Godless history books!

This is the first Republican candidate who is a man of the people and a man endorsed by God Himself. OH, he also promises to get rid of the IRS and increase spending on our military so they can take out Iran. And, by the way, He will make certain that Iran never gets an atomic bomb.

Simple question: Exactly where will the money come from to increase military spending without an IRS?

Pamela Geller, The Jewish Fighter For Freedom

Pamela Geller is a Jewish woman and she wants to make clear that she is proud of that designation. She heads the American Freedom Defense Initiative whose goal in life is to make certain that each and every American understands the need to stand up for freedom against the evil Muslims seeking to take over the world and kill each and every Jew. For example, in Iran there are still about 15,000 Jews, these people have homes and jobs and even elect a person to represent them in Parliament. But, Pamela knows they fear for their lives since at any moment the Storm Troopers of Nazi Germany will break down their doors and send them off to concentration camps. Pamela sponsored a cartoon contest in Garland, Texas–where else? Two Muslim men drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center and opened up with guns at the unarmed security guard. I assume this unarmed security guard is the only Texan who does not carry a gun because who knows at what time one of those Muslims will be blasting away.

The two bad guys were killed and the only casualty is the unarmed security guard who was his in the ankle. So, Pamela is proud to sponsor a cartoon contest whose goal is drawing cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. How about some other cartoon contests:

1. Draw a cartoon of smiling Nazi guards at death camps.

2. How about a cartoon depicting happy and gay Jews marching into the gas chambers?

3. We certainly could use some cartoons depicting happy slaves working in cotton fields.

Sad Tale From Wall Street

There are moments in life that I feel so blessed to be able to survive on my Social Security pension. There are moments in which I feel humble and happy knowing that my income is so much better than those who have the misfortune to work on Wall Street. Few Americans understand how this body of men–and a few woman, and when I say, “few” it really is a few–work day and night to earn enough to feed their families each day of the week. Institutional Alpha magazine published a story which depicts the life and times of this brave group of hedge fund managers. “How bad was 2014? The 25 hedge fund managers on our annual rich list made a paltry $11.62 billion which was barely half of the $21 billion gained he previous year and roughly equal to what they took home during the nightmarish 2008.”

God, how can these men survive on such income? I am organizing a new Charity:

THE HEDGE FUND MANAGER SURVIVAL CHARITY. Please donate your income in order that this group of men can come home with the bacon for tonight’s meal!

P.S. I trust ministers, priests and rabbis will understand why these men simply can not contribute to their religion.

Still More Republican Characters

Today is Wednesday so what else is new but another collection of weird individuals who intent to run for the presidency of the United States of America. Dr. Ben Carson, a man who has been a surgeon for many years, and to the best of knowledge rather a good one. I would assume that someone who devotes his life to the science of medicine would sort of be interested in the field of science. Now, that is a rather stupid assumption on my part. He informed prospective voters that when it comes to understanding the working of a brain this piece of the human anatomy is simply beyond the comprehension of we mere mortals and only God himself–or herself– is capable of such understanding. ‘Carbon dating, all these things really doesn’t mean anything to God who has the ability to create anything, any time.” I assume prior to doing surgery Dr. Carson gets on his knees, prays, and then tackles the job. I also assume during the operation there are moments when he halts to pray.

Ted Cruz informed the world that he checked with his father who made clear that such ideas as evolution are simply part of a communist plot. Dr. Rand Paul wanted the world to know that “I am not a scientist.” We are now clear that no Republican candidate in any way would seek the aid of scientists.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

France, Connexion: “Patient Gets Artificial Heart”

I trust his name was Ted Cruz!

Sweden, Local: “Let Kids Be Kids”

No kidding!

Norway, Norway Post: “Mr. Irrelevant”

Ah, that his name was Sheldon Adelson!

Hungary, Budapest Times: “Don’t Lose Sight Of Big Picture”

What our attitude should be in negotiating with Iran.

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Sex Crazed Chicken Terrifies Family”

I award three clucks to this story!

Sanction Myths

The Republican party is united upon one idea and most Democrats agree with this idea– the only way to handle Iran is to continue imposing sanctions upon this nation. I wonder if anyone has explained to members of Congress that Iran has been subject to drastic sanctions for years. Let me get this straight– the world has subjected Iran to very severe sanctions and as a result the Iranian nuclear program continues to exist. The world has carried out exactly what Republicans and Democrats want to do– subject Iran to severe sanctions. In other words, WE HAVE BEEN SUBJECTING IRAN TO SANCTIONS AND THEH CONTINUE TO DEVELOP NUCLEAR PROGRAMS! Let me make even clearer why carrying out the ideas of Congress simply will not halt nuclear progress in Iran:

1. Dear old Vladimir Putin would just love to become the savior of Iran and make certain the Iran government becomes his close associate. Republicans can force President Obama to do what they desire, but Putin can argue that he supported negotiations but they were sabotaged by the USA!

2. China can make a similar argument and cooperate with Iran on grounds an agreement wAS reached but the US undermined the agreement.

I could readily name other nations such as Turkey or India which might assist Iran.

SANCTIONS WILL NOT WORK!

Turkish President Explains How To Prevent ISIS

Until the advent to power of President Recep Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party, the Muslim nation of Turkey had created a balance between civil rights and religious rights. Although a majority of Muslims in Turkey are Sunni there are minor Muslim groups, Christians and Jews along with a sizable number of Muslims who are really not that religious. Once assuming power Erdogan did end the power of the Turkish military to interfere in the political process. However, he also moved to impose greater and greater religious ideas throughout the school system, the judiciary, and the world of politics. With each passing day there are steady changes in Turkey such as imposing required religious classes in school which are controlled by imams who support the government.

President Erdogan issued a challenge to his political enemies and argued the reason there was no ISIS or Boko Haram was due to his fight to expand religious education and practice in Turkey. One has nothing to do with the other. Turkish Muslims inhabit a society with a booming economy and have no interest in crazy imams urging a jihad or suicide bombers. Create a dynamic economy, have the semblance of democracy and few seek ISIS.

National Front Glory Days Are Over

The National Front is a political party that was formed in France over sixty years ago by a man named, Jean Marie Le Pen. His initial goal in life was to prove there was no Holocaust and the entire episode was created by Jews in order to get money from Christians by making them feel guilty over the alleged killing of Jews. His explanation as to what happened to the six million Jews who no longer were around ranged from they were in South America or had gone to New York or were now living peacefully in Israel. He insisted the right course for French people during WW II was to have been an ally of Nazi Germany and fought to defeat the Soviet Union. The years passed and Mr. Le Pen grew older and older. However, he had a daughter named, Marine who decided to take over the party, end the nonsense about denying the Holocaust and transform the National Front into the leading opponent of Muslims who lived in France. Heck, she even got some French Jews to join this party of hate.

Unfortunately for Marine, dad could not keep his big mouth shut and once again began to argue that supporting Adolf Hitler was the right idea. Marine has now thrown dad out of the National Front and he is going to organize another party and seeks any and all Nazis still alive to join his fight against communism.

I wonder if anyone has informed Mr. Le Pen there is no longer a Soviet Union?