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


I am upset that Rick Santorum has given up his sweater for a jacket. He was so folksy.

Why not dress all young Americans in Biker jackets and end violence –by police?

I must confess that I feel abandoned since Sarah Palin ceased running for office. She gave me such joy.

Oh, for the days of unions when workers earned enough to buy a house!

Few under the age of 30 give a damn about wages paid to those who serve them.

I really enjoyed the last show of David Letterman.

I was raised in the era when the New York Yankees were a major team. Alas, this era is over!

McDonald’s Is Proud!

Thousands of people who have the privilege of working for the McDonald’s corporation gathered together at the headquarters of that wonderful organization in Oakbrook, Illinois in order to express their thanks to corporate leaders at the gift of $8 an hour to work. OK, so I lied. They came to display their anger at the sweat house wages they are paid in order to deliver hamburgers and milkshakes to the public. They were demanding a $15 an hour wage. “We work, we sweat, put $15 in our check.” “We’re tired of relying on Food Stamps to feed our families. We need $15 and the right to form a union and we need it now.” Certainly, the words of revolutionary forces seeking to storm the Bastille and chop off the heads of Kings and Queens.

McDonald’s CEO, Steve Eastbrook responded with some wise words that he is “incredibly proud” to pay his workers at least $8 an hour. Let me see, at &8 an hour I make:

$$320 a week. Almost $1300 a month. And nearly $1600 a year. And, I get the right to have Food Stamps! I wonder if McDonald’s corporate elite would work for these wages on month in the year.

World In CHAOS!

It has now become a must statement on Fox News that the sky is falling and CHAOS reigns around the world since Barack Obama became our president. Most scholars of international relations believe the current era of human kind is among the most peaceful in the history of this planet, but Fox News insists that violence is growing due to failure of President Obama to send in the troops in order to reduce violence. I trust you remember when the great President George Bush sent in the troops to end violence in the Middle East. As I recall, in the year 2001 there was not a single war going on in the Middle East. And, the war in Afghanistan was over with Russian troops having left. Oh, there were some dictators, but there was not a single war going on in this region in the year, 2001.

Examine the present:

There is not a major conflict occurring on the continent of Asia. There are some guerrilla forces opposing governments in Thailand and Myanmar, but no other conflict.

The only conflict in Latin America is in Columbia where guerrilla forces are currently engaged in negotiations with the government to end the conflict. Mexico is a basket case of violence, but the fight is between drug lords and the government. But, no other Latin American violence.

There is not a single war in Europe except for the conflict in Ukraine. This conflict involves a few thousand and dozens of people die each month, but this is not a major conflict.

There are conflicts in Nigeria in which a few thousand Boko Haram nut cases rape and murder. Aside from some conflicts over who is the president of a nation, there are no major wars on the African continent except for northern regions like Libya.

So, where is the chaos? Believe it or not the only major conflicts in the world are in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Libya. None of these conflicts arose during the administration of a Democrat as President.

Vaudeville Show Coming To Your Screen

Fox News has announced some wonderful news, and some sad news about the forthcoming election for president of the United States of America. The good news is that Americans will be able–without paying a single penny– to see the most humorous event in modern media–the stage filled with aspiring candidates for the Republican nomination for that office. Here is the bad news, instead of the possible eighteen candidates, we will only be able to observe, about ten of them. The good news is that we can witness the quick minds of outstanding men such as Ted Cruz. I regret to inform you that not a single female candidate has made the Fox News cut.

1. I will be very sad at not being able to see and hear the great mind of Rick Santorum. I so enjoyed wondering which of his sweaters would appear on the screen.

2. I so desire to see Bobby Jindal, this is one candidate who will say anything in order to please billionaires.

3. My life will not be the same now that Sarah Palin no longer is in it. This is one female who can gaze into the future as well as gaze over a thousand miles with one glance.

4. So far, there is no mention of Rick Perry. I so miss his inability to explain who is in a Cabinet in our government. But, at least, he does know there is a Cabinet.

5. There is also a female whose name escapes me for the moment, I believe she was fired from her corporate job which definitely makes her a wonderful candidate for president.

None of the above will be on the stage of this show. I wonder why Sheldon Adelson will not be on the stage. After all, he has the dough,and these guys want it. I would love to see him make candidates do some tricks such as licking his penis.

Cops In Action-Beware!

I spent years teaching a course on the history of crime to police, and got to know many cops. Most appeared to be decent men and women, and they certainly came across as having a brain in their head, but reading the daily media makes one wonder exactly what do they teach modern cops in the Police Academy? In the city of Olympia, Washington, two black men went into a supermarket in the morning and decided to take beer without paying. This might not be the greatest heist in history, and it certainly was not the most dangerous situation to confront our police. An employee at Safeway, confronted the two violent criminals and demanded they put back the beer, but the two men refused, got on their skateboards and fled the scene of this horrific crime. At this point, our local police appeared on the scene of violence, ready for action, a after all, if we allow beer to be stolen, what next?

Officer Ryan Donald and two fellow officers pursued the violent criminals. They confronted the two BLACK men. At this point the story gets a bit confused. Officer Donald was confronted by a skateboard thrown in his direction and felt his life was in peril. Naturally, he blasted away and shot the two dangerous men. After all, who wants to confront skateboards? Officer Donald insists that he was “assaulted” and his life was in danger. How would you like a skateboard coming to your body? We know that two BLACK men are wounded. We know that all WHITE men are OK. We also know the skateboards are doing well and will recover from this horrible event.

We know that Muslim terrorists did not take part in this violent battle.

Black Vs White

Recent events in the Waco Texas Biker shoot out make very clear the divide between being a black youth and being a white youth in the United States of America. Nine people are dead as a result of this open firing of weapons by a group of men who are mainly white skinned. The police of Waco, Texas are besides themselves with concern over the behavior of white people. They are literally begging Bikers not to misbehave, and to please, please behave themselves in the future. There are no stories in the media about the breakdown of white families which has resulted in this episode of violence. Fox News is not commenting about the threat to society over those who resort to violence rather than sitting down like a group of nice folks and discussing their problems. So, here is what Waco, Texas should teach black skinned youth in our cities:

1. From now one wear a Biker jacket when out in the public. Cops will NOT shoot you.

2. Gather together with other Black Bikers when ready to employ violence.

3. Shoot one another and cops will leave you alone.

4. Oh, and do your shooting at the local diner.


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

Norway, Norway Post: “Iceland Top On Happiness Poll”

Hugging another makes sense when it is cold and sex sure makes even more sense!

Sweden, Local: “Deer Hits Car”

We are pleased to inform you the deer is recovering in a hospital.

USA, NY Post: “What Not To Say”

In America, if you want nice things said about you on Fox News, never say a word in defense of Food Stamps!

Japan, Japan Times: “Dangerous Farce”

The US Congress?

UK, Guardian: “Boat Sinking Operation”

See the refugees, sink the boat!

Apartheid In Israel

I have repeatedly been told by those who support the state of Israel that under no conditions can I ever employ the word, APARTHEID, when referring to conditions in the democratic nation of Israel. OK, so it is OK to take over land owned by Muslims in order to deal with issues of SECURITY, but for some strange reason when taking over such land, the owners are invariably Muslim Palestinians. Anyway, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, based upon the need for NATIONAL SECURITY, proposed a new law that would ban Palestinians workers in the occupied (oops, I mean West Bank) areas of the West Bank from riding on buses along with Jews. Always remember that one must definitely make clear that Israel is a “democratic nation” and thus, by definition, democratic nations can never discriminate against certain people within its borders.

Oh, South Africa was a “democratic” nation when it imposed Apartheid in 1953 in order to prevent THOSE PEOPLE from being in body contact with OUR PEOPLE. Isaac Herzog of the Zionist Union, denounced the Netanyahu plan by saying, “this is how apartheid looks.” I assume he will be termed another person who “hates Israel” and hates Jews. Anyway, Netanyahu finally backed down and rescinded the law.

I wonder if those Jews in America who hated apartheid would have supported this version of apartheid?

On The Death Penalty

I confess the issue of a death penalty has always resulted in confusion about the issue. There are moments when I urged killing the terrible murderer, and there are moments when I do not believe we should kill, OK, we never employ the word, “murder” the person who had murdered. The European Union has abolished the death penalty, but in Hungary, its right wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban is urging return of the death penalty to Hungary. I doubt if murder is among the key issues in that land, but it is clear that hating Romas, who all too often wind up being convicted of crimes such as murder, IS an issue for him. According to Orban when speaking about the ban on the death penalty: “not everything is inscribed in stone. These rules are created by men and can therefore be changed by men. This is freedom, this is democracy.”

OK, a law can be changed. But, what have we learned about the death penalty. We know those who wind up on Death Row are from poor people. Not a single person in America who was executed for a crime during the twentieth century was a millionaire. Heck, it is doubtful if anyone could be termed to have come from the upper level of the middle class. Reality is that anyone who winds up dead for a crime was a poor person. That point alone, forces me to oppose the death penalty.

New Hillary Clinton

All signs point to the emergence of a new Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail. Heck, she is spending time in diners talking with folks in her own folksy manner. So, what can we expect from the new Hillary Clinton?

1. She will make economic inequality the center of her campaign.

2. She will blast away at the economic leaders of Wall Street and become the anti-corporate figure in the election.

3. She will be constantly discussing women rights.

4. She will be advocating paid maternity leave for women-and men.

5. She will be fighting for low cost day care.

6. She will come out for one form or another of reducing student loans. Expect some dramatic idea on this issue.

7. She will be arguing for nonpartisan congressional district decisions.

This is the new Hillary Clinton, the woman of the people and for the people!