Author Archives: Fred Stopsky

On Our Founding Fathers

On virtually every issue that arrives on the scene, at some time or other a Republican will insist -this is what our Founding Fathers wanted. Let’s examine the issues of the day:

1. Republicans insist there is no such thing as “science.” Benjamin Franklin was considered among the top scientists in the western world. Thomas Jefferson was a scientist who boasted of his scientific knowledge.Anyone running a plantation in the South required utilization of scientific methods.

2. Ah, the infamous 2nd Amendment. Actually, the 2nd Amendment specifically says  “a well armed militia.” At no point is there any mention of every citizen having the right to possess a weapon.

3. Bill O Reilly insists that every American grabbed a gun and fought the British in the Revolution. The US had a population of about 2,500,000 people. If you add up all those who served in the Revolution  it means that no more than 100,000 actually served at any one point. OH, one-third were classified as “Loyalists” who supported the King. After the Revolution, about 100,000 Loyalists left to live in Canada.

4. Republicans insist our Founding Fathers wanted limited government in which States had the power. Actually, the original government of the Articles of Confederation gave States power. That is why our Founding Fathers called a Constitutional Convention to create a powerful National Government!

5. Oh, the First Amendment separated government from religion. Our Founding Fathers would have gagged at Republican efforts to allow religions not to obey the laws of the land!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Donald wants advice, has he considered the clowns in the Ringling Brothers circus?

I wonder which city is next on the LeBron James list to save?

Say, whatever happened to Chris Christie– never hear from him these days?

My advice to Donald, quit waving around those tiny hands.

Gee, I wonder what advice Donald’s daughter, Ivanka  can offer?

Future historians will term America in 2016, the era of ANGER.

I await the next Hillary fuck up.

Trump Family Takes Over

Well, it is now clear that Donald Trump has finally decided to seek the advice of key political analysts and retool his campaign. He got rid of his campaign manager, the notorious Corey Lewandowski who had gained fame pushing around female correspondents. So, who did Donald take advice from in seeking new blood in his campaign? Naturally, another Trump! His daughter Ivanka and her husband are now the key political experts.

Since we believe that Donald needs some assistance, what else can we do, but offer our own advice.

Chris Christie has an approval rating in New Jersey of about 27%. Why not consult him?

The Bush family is sulking, since you want to consult family members, why not ask the elder Bush for some help?

I believe the NRA is the best source of new ideas to get your campaign on the road to success.

LeBron James just made Cleveland a happy place, perhaps, he can save you.

You know, Donald, you constantly do ISIS many favors, perhaps, they can do one for  you with some advice.

Rudy Giuliani once saved America after 9/11, he can easily match you with bullshit, only he has new bullshit.

Then again there are always the Kardashians.

Interesting Headlines From World Press

In our daily reading of newspapers from throughout the world it is common to encounter some interesting headlines. We offer a sample of what we encountered yesterday:

“School Hunting For Unicorns”

Have they checked with Republican Party headquarters?

“Ivory Queen In Jail Over 700 Tusks”

Tisk, tisk, I guess an elephant stamped its feet on someone.

“Free AR-15 With Purchase of Car”

Now,the driver can blast away with car and gun!

“Patients Try Older Drugs First”

Sounds like another attack on Obamacare.

“Ban Foreign Bananas”

See, Donald told you, elect him and there will be jobs gathering bananas!

Oh For One More Supreme Court Judge!

Yes, the United States of America is a divided nation and no where else does this division play out but in the US Supreme Court. The state of Connecticut, for some reason, was able to pass  a law that restricted  the purchase of automatic assault rifles and large capacity magazines. Let me get this straight:

Connecticut is among the original colonies that revolted against England.

As everyone knows the American colonists were armed with AR-15 automatic rapid firing assault rifles.

That is why the 2nd Amendment clearly says anyone can have an assault rifle, even babies in the crib.

So, how the hell did this Socialist state get away from preventing its residents from protecting their wives and daughters against rape from Islamic terrorists?

Anyway, the Court refused to say yes, or no. So, the law stands for now. Of course, if the NRA is successful in getting Trump elected,there goes the end of that law!

John Oliver On Brexit

There are times when John Oliver sort of rants a bit too much,and there are times when his rants are right on target and quite humorous. He decided total on his native England which is in the midst of an election this week to determine if the UK will remain in the EU.

“Here is how I feel about the EU, it is a complicated, bureaucratic, ambitious,  overbearing, inspirational and constantly ambitious  institution, and Britain would be absolutely crazy to leave it., because, it it stays, it can reap the benefits   while still doing dick about everything.  And that is the British way.”

Who else can reduce a complex issue to a long sentence and get everything right11

Donald Confronts ISIS!

It was just a matter of time before Donald Trump decided to confront ISIS on their home territory. Naturally, Donald came prepared with a gun in his holster and one placed on his knee. So, here is what happened at the famous meeting between Donald two gun Trump and ISIS.

Abu: So glad to have you join this conclave. I trust you know that your words of hate and wisdom send thousands to our flag.

Donald: Wait a second. Wait a damned second. I am ready to  take you guys on one person at a time or the whole pack of you. So, has anyone got a deck of cards. How about a game of 21, or if that is not what you like, how about poker. Double or nothing after each hand.

Abu: Wait a second. You keep on telling Americans how you will wipe us all out in some sort of shoot-out. Did you really mean, cards at twenty paces?

Donald: Look you  guys, all kidding aside, without you  characters blasting away, how the hell can I win this damn election? I need you guys, I really need you terrorists. For God’s sake, I mean the Jesus God, who the fuck would listen oa  word I say without my ISIS buddies?

Abu: Come to think about it Donald, that makes sense. You hate Obama, we hate Obama,you hate Crooked Hillary, we hate the bitch. You want to carpet bomb  us, we want you to carpet bomb us, each carpet bombed gets us a few thousand more recruits.

Donald: OK guys, here if the deal. When I deal, it’s a great Deal. You sort of blow yourselves up during the last weeks of October, maybe get rid of a school with kids, God, that would be a fantastic deal –dead kids and parents upset and me wondering if Obama knew about the bombing. I’ll tell you what, for each bombing a weekend at any Trump hotel with $1,000 thrown in for the girls and some betting. Just make certain the girls are illegal Mexicans so I can blast away at ISIS and crazy Mexicans in the same speech.

Abu: You’re on. Donald,so glad to meet an American who shares our values–anything for a buck!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Not a single person seeking high  office in America, actually served in the armed forces but all are gun-slinging good shots.

We live in an age of rhetoric, not action.

Once there were giants in the land, today,  mental pygmies.

ALL religions are used to justify killing.

Bill Maher is a liberal who believes only the Muslim religion contains terrorists has he ever heard of Catholic Adolf Hitler?

Well, LeBron James proved he IS the greatest!

Finally,  football will soon enter our lives.

Donald Trump Fastest Gun In Florida

Among the most common ideas propagated by Republicans is that if every person was armed, then all bad people would be dead. Donald Trump explained how to end terrorism such as the Orlando murders.  “People are dead.   A lot of people are dead. So, if everybody wants to be politically correct.  If people had guns and this son-of-a-bitch comes out shooting. POW. A bullet in his head. That would have been a beautiful sight.”

General S.L.A. Marshall, once conducted a study as to how many US soldiers actually fired their weapon in combat. He was studying WWII in Europe. His research indicated that thirty percent of soldiers did NOT fire their weapon due to fear of revealing their position. Perhaps, his figures are not accurate, but ask any soldier who has been in combat and they will admit some soldiers did not fire their weapon. They would also admit that firing a weapon when someone is firing at you leads to jerk of hand and fear.

Then again, Donald Trump DID have an opportunity during the Vietnam War to display his bravery in combat. Of course, being Donald Trump he made certain  that the got a deferment from serving in the US Army. Heck, there were guys shooting at you! Who the hell wants to take on a bunch of guys shooting at you? Much better dining and dancing at  great club.

Vote Your Conscience

There is now a movement among some Republicans to have delegates vote their conscience as to who should be the party’s candidate in the forthcoming election. We decided to ask a few Republicans about how they would vote:

Ted Cruz; It is quite clear, if I vote  from the perceptive of my conscience there is only one person who has the qualification for president: TED CRUZ

Jeb Bush: My conscience tells me to vote for Donald Duck any day over Donald Trump

Ben Carson: I need a moment of prayer. Whoever God tells me to vote for, that person I will vote for.

Carly Fiorina: Since Democrats are running a woman, we need a woman to run for President. Take on guess who is the ONLY qualified woman!

Rand Paul: Cut this out. You know who I won’t vote for if I voted on the basis of my conscience.

Rick Perry: You mean I can still vote for Rick Perry?

Hillary Clinton: Now, that is one soft ball question: The one and only Greatest Gy in the world who can build the Greatest Wall in the world!

Vladimir Putin: Donald Trump without a question. God, I could get that guy to build a Wall between Russia and the rest of Europe–and make the EU pay for it!

Marco Rubio: Sorry, I am without a job, and whoever offers me a job has my vote!

John Kasich: Let me go to the john and reflect on who can build the greatest john  in America!

Paul Ryan: I gave up any connection with my conscience once I became leader of Republicans in the House.