NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

There is no doubt that Trump is the elephant in the room of the Republican party

Since Donald is such a great leader, why not give him command of troops in Afghanistan?

Is there a magic number which is the cutoff point for no more Republican candidates?

I wonder why John McCain and Mitt Romney are not running once again. After all, sometimes they made sense?

Something curious in the fact that only one candidate is a female. I wonder why?

Say whatever happened to Herman Cain?

I bet Sarah Palin is just chomping at the bit to enter this shootout.

Mouth That Always Roars Nonsense

Donal Trump simply cannot nor will not cease his war against those from Mexico. Donald so enjoys coming across as a man of action and one who understands how to win battles. I grant that he can win a battle over which building to purchase and which business decision will result in profits. He now has zeroed in on Francisco Sanzhez, a man who was deported five times only to return to America. He shot and murdered Kathryn Steinle who was walking on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. As I recall, there is a young native born Christian white male who just murdered several people in South Carolina.

Donald has used the murder as justification as “yet another example of why we must secure the border immediately” I assume that Donald would agree there is a need to construct a wall around South Carolina and secure our border against death from evil people. He will NOT cease his wild talk since it results in right wing fanatics supporting his desire to become president. And, just remember, he is ready to spend a billion dollars in that effort. I wonder if he will have Sheldon Adelson as his running mate?

General Sisi Continues Being General Sisi

General Abdel Fatah Sisi is among America’s loyal allies in the Middle East and a man devoted to the proposition that by using FORCE he will end any and all problems in Egypt. His response to Islamic fanaticism is to be a fanatic. He has done nothing to create economic growth in Egypt, he has done nothing to win over youth who led the Arab Spring in hope that a new government will come to power that was committed to democracy and development of an economy that produces jobs.

His approach to democracy was to sentence over a hundred members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death for their crimes. There is no doubt that former President Morsi ranks among the most incompetent leaders in Egyptian history. This man endeavored to impose rigid Muslim doctrine upon a population that was mainly secular in their religion, plus five million were members of the Coptic Christian religion. General Sisi will not budge from imposing death sentences upon hundreds of people who were convicted in something that might resemble justice, but hardly was.

Death will not lead to peace in Egypt. Murdering people only increases the probability of further violence as civil war now appears on the horizon.

Children At War

Omar Khadr was a child who was caught up in war when the United States invaded Afghanistan back in 2001. Yes, he did engage in war, yes, he did fire at the enemy, yes, he is guilty of being one of the bad guys. HIs father was an Islamic fanatic who insisted that his son get into the battle and kill the enemy. He was all of 15 years of age. He threw some grenades that led to soldiers being injured or one dead. He then spent 10 years in Guantanamo Bay prison where he had plenty of opportunity to become an even more fervent Islamic fanatic.

He rejected Islamic fanaticism and only wanted to become a normal person. He apologized for his youthful mistakes. It is time for the United States to allow a victim of Islamic fanaticism to once again become part of the human race.

Israel Is Surrounded!

The most common refrain from Jews these days is that Israel is SURROUNDED and thus is must be on guard against the bad guys. Whether it is Bill Maher or Fox News the refrain is always the same. Please excuse any actions that Israel might take because on every side of the nation is a bad,bad country ready and able to attack. Well, examine the situation:

1. Egypt is currently confronting a civil war from Islamic terrorists and her main desire is to work WITH Israel against these terrorists. Oh,a and the last time Egyptian soldiers fought any army was forty five years ago.

2. At this moment, Jordan is hosting about one million refugees from Syria. Jordan is incapable, even if she desired to fight ANY NATION!

3. Saudi Arabia has already reached out to Israel seeking a way to attain peace. OH, latest figures indicate less than 20% of Saudi even view Israel as a major enemy.

4. No need to mention Syria or Iraq.

5. Hezbollah is in Lebanon but there is no indication it desires or can handle a war with Israel
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OH, Israel has EIGHTY ATOMIC BOMBS. So, who exactly is surrounding who?

Independence History

It is July 4 and a time Republicans learned a bit of American history.

1. None of our Founding Fathers would ever have believed corporations were people!

2. Our Founding Fathers were firm believers that you had a right to adhere to your religion, but you did NOT have a right to impose them on government. Such much for the Hobby Lobby idea that your religious beliefs prevented you from following the law.

3. Our Founding Fathers did understand that some taxes were necessary to deal with government debt.

4. Our Founding Fathers put in the 2nd Amendment to protect MILITIAS not individuals

5. Thomas Jefferson reached out to Federalists in his inaugural address -there was need for parties to work together.

6. Most of our Founding Fathers were not in love with wealthy businessmen.

7. The Constitution was the outcome of COMPROMISES.

8. Our Founding Fathers would be horrified that government could intrude into the homes of citizens. So much for the NSA.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Australia, Canberra Times: “Cheap Work For Sale”

The never ending mantra of American business.

France, Connexion: “Uber Executive Stands Trial”

I assume he used a taxi to get to court.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Psychotic Leader”

This definitely is one role Donald Trump can play,

Russia, Moscow Times: “Golden Toilet Seat”

Fit only for the Great Leader, Putin!

Japan, Japan Times: “Apologize For Oral Crime”

Let me suck on this one.

Germany Forgets Again

The entire world is being impacted by the collapse of the Greek economy. There is no doubt that Greece has run up enormous debts due to one government after another which simply refused to tax the wealthy and offered very good pensions to its citizens. Despite demand by the European Union to get serious and tax those with wealth, Greek governments insist they want to be bailed out. In fairness to the people of Greece, once upon a time, they were generous to Germany.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has every right to demand action by Greece. But reality is that over 30% of Greeks lack a job and pensions are declining. After World War II, Germany was in an economic mess. It had committed, not merely atrocities against people, but it had wrecked the economy of nations such as Greece. In order to assist German recovery, Greece was among several nations that cancelled German debts! It was the ability of Germany to restructure its debt that enabled Germany to become a great economic power.

Seems to me that Germany does have a right to demand Greek action to make the wealthy pay up, but it certainly means that Germany should provide Greece what Greece provided it.

See Bernie Run……

I do like Hillary Clinton and most likely will vote for her next year, but for the coming months it is wonderful to have Bernie Sanders in the race. He drew a crowd of 10,000 in Madison, Wisconsin and people were happy to actually hear a Democrat politician expressing liberal ideas. Bernie is for a single pay health insurance scheme like most civilized nations possess. He wants much higher minimum wage laws,he actually believes that America once again can build roads and bridges, reconstruct our decaying infrastructure, and create jobs that pay decent wages. Oh,he even wants to raise taxes.

In the 1950 when income was rising both for the wealth and workers at the same rate, the top income tax was: NINETY PERCENT! And, the economy was booming!

Alas, Bernie is a summer delight who will disappear at the arrival of winter.But,it is sure fun having this golden moment of liberalism.

Boko Haram Continues Being Bonkers

The American media continues reporting horrors from the Middle East while ignoring greater death and destruction in Nigeria. It is estimated that ISIS has murdered about four thousand. Boko Haram in Nigeria has slaughtered at least 7,000. The latest example was murdering 145 Muslims who were praying to conclude the holiday of Ramadan. Let me get this straight, a band of Muslims murdered 145 MUSLIMS who were engaged in the act of prayer!

My confusion stems from the failure of any leading Muslim clerics to condemn such brutality to fellow Muslims. Where are Muslim leaders? Why no Freedom Marchers gathering for the protection of fellow Muslims? Where is the Martin Luther King for Muslims? Or, how about a Nelson Mandela for Africans outside of South Africa??