Jim No Longer With Us

I understand there are many Americans who do not know who Jim Gilmore is, but future historians will hail this man as a symbol of what is right about America. Jim Gilmore was among those who decided to run for president in the year 2016. OK, so Jim never made it to center stage, but the important thing is that he wanted to be president. Then again, so did Ben Carson who made it to center stage and there are few Americans who have any idea as to what he said or why he said what he said.

Jim Gilmore was once a governor of the state of Virginia. Of course, he never offered the nation a Great Plan to wipe out ISIS or build any walls. He just mumbled his way to infinity. Perhaps, if Jim had Great Plans and could shout  and scream and insult, he might still be in the running to become president. He simply did not understand this is  the year to SHOUT AND THUNDER!

So, alas, Jim has disappeared into oblivion. As he wanders into never land, Jim will be wandering with Ben and Carly and Mike and Rick, and Rick, and Chris, and Rand, and shortly Marco.

God Bless you Jim, we never knew you well!


We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.


If I were a con man, my aim would be to sell anything to those under age of 30.

For some reason, no one mentions the name of Ben Carson these days.

I assume Marco Rubio hired a new speech writer who is  to come up with a few new sentences for him to say.

Can you just see General Trump handling the Syrian conflict!

I so miss the religious fervor of Mike Huckabee.

Carly Fiorina promises to continue speaking her mind. Who exactly wants to hear this nonsense?

Ted Cruz woke up this morning and had a conversation with God. He told God what to say today.

Hillary-Get Tough!

In last night’s debate Hillary Clinton began for the first time to get tough with Bernie Sanders. She did call him out on some of his promises to end college tuition for young Americans or move to a national health insurance plan. Gee, I agree with Bernie on those goals, but there is also the reality factor. So, here are some questions that Hillary might pose:

Where does the figure 12,000,000 jobs come from? I demand you explain how you arrived at that figure.

You want to end the Affordable Care Act and move to a national government run plan, please explain the process of dismantling one health care plan and shifting to another.

You want to end college tuition. Bernie, if the government paid for college tuition, this group of college presidents would simply raise tuition over and over again. How would you prevent that?

Please explain how the government would assist in creating high tech jobs?

Donald Trump wants to build a great wall, and Bernie Sanders wants to create millions and millions of jobs.

Sanders–Pie In The Sky

The speeches of Bernie Sanders are replete with promises of 10,000,000 or 12,000,000 of God knows how many jobs awaiting those under the age of 30. His words remind me of an old song from my youth:


Long haired preacher comes out every night

But when asked for something to eat,

He will answer in tones oh so sweet

You’ll get pie-in-the-sky

When you die

That’s no lie,

Work and pray

Live on hay

You’ll get pie-in-the-sky

How Bernie came up with these figures,  there has never been any explanation. He assumes young Americans want to build bridges or pave highways or engage in hard physical labor. Hogwash. The only people in America who would enjoy such work are the illegal immigrants!

But, young Americans shout hurrah to such promises. They want nice office jobs which do not require physical labor. So, Bernie, how about spelling out the ways you will create such jobs!

The Suicide Bomber

The concept of a suicide bomber has been part of human history. In modern history  this idea was used by rebels forces in Sri Lanka–the LTTE– and soon became part of that nation’s civil war. Suicide bombers emerged in the Middle East and now scarcely a day goes by without one or another blowing self up. Nigeria has been plagued with a  civil war conducted by Boko Haram which kidnaps young boys and girls, keeps them captive and then sends them out to blow themselves up.

Modu Awami was a young girl held captive by Boko Haram. Among with two friends she went to a refugee camp–which contained her own family– with orders to blow selves up. She attempted to persuade her friends to disobey, they refused and killed 58 people. She tore her vest off her body and turned herself in to authorities.

The suicide bomber is motivated by ideology, religious belief, anger toward those in authority, or like Modu, simple fear that disobeying meant death.  Modi is in the minority of those who choose life to death.

With God On Our Side

There is an educational institution in the suburbs of Chicago known as Wheaton College. It is a college founded upon the ideas of someone called Jesus Christ. IN other words, those in charge of this foundation of knowledge want their students to emerge as devout Christians. A black professor named  Larycia Hawkins was deeply concerned as a Christian at the hate campaign being waged against Muslims. She noted in an email that she would put on a chador to show support for Muslims since they, like Christians, believe in the same God.

This comment did not meet with the approval of those in charge of
Wheaton College. The very idea that a Christian prayed to the same God as did a Muslim was offensive. They have determined to discharge  Professor Hawkins on the ground that she, as a Christian, should never believe that Muslims–or Jews for that matter– prayed to the same God as did Christians!

One question: if Muslims pray to a different God does that mean there are TWO Gods up in the sky?


We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.


Donald Trump is living proof that half Americans can be sold bullshit.

John Kasich portrays himself as the poor man’s Ronald Reagan.

OK, Marco, you can now come out and join the crowd at a debate, the big fat loud guy won’t be there.

Ted Cruz comes across as the guy who feels insulted if forced to talk to the average guy since that means the average guy can talk back.

MY dream-a physical fight between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump.

I guess Benny Carson can now pick up his marbles and go home.

Carly Fiorina is living proof you can fail in business, fail in government, and just fail and be somebody important.

At least Bernie Sanders is no Benny Carson.

Jerks In Oregon Still There?

The ongoing mantra of conservative Republicans is that America must crush with deadly force any and all terrorist groups. In other words, if the government encounters armed terrorists then it is time to employ deadly force and show any and all terrorists that we Americans do  NOT tolerate armed militants in this nation. At this moment, there still remains armed terrorists in the state of Oregon who are holding control of American land at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

So, let me get this straight. When two armed terrorists invaded a government building and shot up the place, Donald Trump promised that if he was in charge, any such action would end in this great land. How about allowing Donald Trump to handle this act of terrorism and blast these guys to hell! NO terrorist should be allowed to control any piece of our precious American soil!

Just imagine if this group consisted of Mexican illegal immigrants!

Red Carpet To Poor?

As you recall, General Sisi of Egypt is one of the good guys in the Middle East. He took over from General Mubarak who took over from General Sadat who took over from General Nasser who took over from General Naguib. In other words, for the past seventy years one general or another has been running the nation of Egypt. The result is obvious, an unemployment rate of over 40% and lots of bad radical guys dying to die for their cause. Yes, Egypt did participate in the Arab spring, and that lasted about one year until another general took charge who sent  the prior general into a nice retirement.

General Sisi decided to visit some poor people. Naturally, being a GENERAL meant he had to have a Red Carpet treatment. When an Egyptian general wants a red carpet treatment he MEANS red carpet. So, a 2.5 mile red carpet was laid in order to allow him to be in contact with poor folks. I guess he figured if poor people saw a red carpet it would make their lives happier.

It’s Me, Not You!

Marco Rubio informed his followers that “I did not do well tonight.  It’s not on you, it’s  all on me. And, I promise you that I will do better in the future.”

After leaving the hall, Marco was involved in an automobile accident. He jumped from the car, ran to the other driver and said: “I did not do well tonight, it’s not on you, it’s all my fault. I promise the next time I hit a car I will do better than damaging a headlight. Just watch me.”

Marco then went home and in the middle of the night he awoke his wife. “I did not do well tonight. It’s not on you, honey, it’s all on me. I promise to do better from now on. And, when I say that I will come, I damn well will come!”