Author Archives: Fred Stopsky

John Kass On Its Great To Be Nuts

Most days of the week, I begin my reading for the day by glancing through the Chicago Tribune in order to discover that columnist John Kass has surpassed his previous nonsense with just incredible nonsense. Mr. Kass is upset at President Obama for failing  until the Baton Rouge killings to finally defend our  wonderful cops. “He didn’t use the deaths–as he has in the  past– to politic for gun control or give wind to the anti-police grievances of the Black Lives Matter movement. This time the president offered a warning to Americans to tone down the rhetoric.”

Let me get this straight. Gun violence arises from anyone being able in this country to get a gun. So, the solution is to cease any and all campaigns against possession of guns! I assume, according to  the Kass logic, if we do nothing to prevent reducing ownership of guns,this will result in the end of gun violence! You have to understand those seeking to reduce access to weapons of destruction are really the ones who are responsible for people having access to high powered weapons! These politically correct characters are the real cause of gun violence.

I hate to inform this politically nonsense writer that MOST POLICE DEPARTMENTS SUPPORT REDUCING EASY ACCESS TO HIGH POWERED WEAPONS. WHY? Because you idiot, THEY are the ones who get killed!!


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


Not a word from Donald these past months about the Hispanic rapists coming over the border.

I await Donald promising to build walls in every American city to separate blacks from whites.

We Americans live by the gun, and for some strange reason, we die from the gun.

Is there any Middle Eastern nation that has quiet and  peace these days?

I await Donald’s little grandson being appointed to run the Education Department.

Does any American know which law Donald will get passed to end  violence between blacks and cops?

Gee, the head of Israel’s Army praised the nuclear agreement with Iran. Any comment, Bibi?

Donald always boasts about his kids, but not a word about his wife? Just wondering.

Black Lives, White Lives, Any Lives

Black Lives Matter has done an excellent job of keeping the issue of police killing blacks in the public eye. It definitely is a non-violent group, it means well, but it lacks long range goals. At a recent meeting of Netroots in St. Louis, some blacks blasted this group– whose goals are to institute some of the idea of Bernie Sanders–claiming they were “white occupiers of the disunited States.” I assume there is a goal for this action.

The ongoing failure of Black Lives Matter is statistics– black people represent about 10% of Americans. If their agenda is to become reality, there is need to win over to their ideas, at least 40% of whites, Hispanics, and Asians. In old fashioned politics this is termed forming alliances with groups possessing similar goals to your own group. It is time for Black Lives Matter to adopt a new slogan–“When Black Lives Matter, ALL Lives Matter!”


During World War II, the United States and its allies confronted the German army which was the best in the world, and had over eight million soldiers. Oh, there was the Japanese army of six million. BUT, according to Republicans, the United States  has NEVER EVER before confronted such a threat to its very existence until the arrival of ISIS. At best, ISIS contains about 50,000 soldiers who lack -tanks, heavy artillery, a Navy, and air force, but somehow they represent the GREATEST THREAT TO AMERICA IN ITS ENTIRE HISTORY!!

Oops, sorry, ISIS represents a threat to WESTERN CIVILIZATION! Yes, with its great army of 50,000 it will soon sweep over Europe, cross the Atlantic, and land in New York to begin the slaughter of Jews! Secretary of State John Kerry was ridiculed by Republicans for saying ISIS is on the run. IT IS! It already has lost 40% of its territory, and within the coming months will have lost 70%. The reason for lone wolf terror attacks is because ISIS is losing on the battlefields of the Middle East.

Just remember, each year in America, over 30,000 people die as a result of guns. NO one claims this is THE GREATEST THREAT TO AMERICA IN ITS HISTORY!!

The Trump Cabinet

OK, it is now possible that Donald Trump will become president of the United States of America. Based on several reports, he may well intend to place his children into important government positions. Most probably, he wanted his daughter, Ivanka to be his running mate as the vice-president, but some damn part of the Constitution prohibits both candidates to be from the same state. So:

1.Ivanka would be a wonderful person to become the Secretary of the Treasury. She has been running Trump enterprise companies, so why not handle the Treasury?

2. Her husband, Jed Kushner, has solid credentials to become the Secretary of State. He is Jewish, he is Orthodox Jewish, his dad was sent to prison for business misdeeds, he loves Ivanka, he will be loved in Jerusalem by Prime Minister Netanyahu, so who else for this position.

3. There is always Donald Jr. He recently expressed a desire to become Secretary of the Interior. I have absolutely no understanding why he wants this position, but, heck, he is a Trump. Who else to run down our national heritage?

4. Of course, there is always Newt Gingrich. He wants to deport a few hundred thousand Muslims from America. He definitely should become the Attorney General.

5. Last but not least is Chris Christie. I would suggest he assume a position that enables him to handle garbage collection in America. If anyone knows how to live with being the subject of garbage from Donald, it is Chris Christie. OK, if not that, who else knows more about being a valet and running the White House staff, but Chris?


Democracy Defeated In Turkey

Ordinarily, an Army coup to overthrow a democratically elected government would result in this blog supporting the success of government to defeat this attack. However, the Army coup in Turkey was the last possible hope to save democracy in Turkey from the ever increasing dictatorial government of Recep Erdogan. President Erdogan has closed down opposition newspapers, he has placed in prison more journalists than any other government in the world, and he has employed hysteria to gain complete control over the government.

He blames an American based Muslim cleric, Fetalluah Gulen for fomenting the coup. Once Erdogan and Gulen were allies, but when it comes to power, Recep Erdogan has no allies. Several hundred people are dead, about 3,000 soldiers under arrest. But, democracy is hanging by a thread in Turkey. Erdogan will use the coup to become even more dictatorial!

Baton Rouge Again

At least three policeman are dead, three are wounded, an a black man is dead. Once again, some furious person, who happened to be Black skinned, went wild with anger and blasted away at cops. President Obama expressed his grief, Donald Trump made clear the president “does not have a clue” concerning the recent outbreak of violence by whites and blacks. Then again, we await any suggestion, any proposal, any words of common sense, from Donald Trump concerning how to reduce violence between blacks and whites.

Sorry, there is NO quick solution, there is NO one thing that can be done. We as a nation have struggled for nearly FOUR HUNDRED YEARS to resolve the divide between those with white skins who possessed power and those with black skins who wanted to enter the power arena, or at least, cease being the targets of bullets and death.

The real question is two parts: “When, and how we begin to end the Great Divide?”


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


Donald has second thoughts about Pence, I wonder if Pence has second thoughts about Donald?

Unfortunately, petty dictator, Recep Erdogan survived the coup attempt in Turkey.

I think some clowns could have done a better job of overthrowing a leader than the clowns in Turkey.

At least Chris Christie still has his valet job with Donald.

I would so love to go through a week without another Hillary episode.

So, how come no Sarah Palin meandering nonsense speech at the Republican convention?

I assume Ben Carson will greet people with copies of his book to buy.

I would so love to meet a Bernie Sanders follower who now will vote for Trump.

I still don’t understand why French police were not firing at tires of the truck.

Pence does not like gays, atheists, or allowing those people to shit with him.

I do not recall any prior political convention when a candidate had his kids boast about him.

I am still shocked that Ivanka is not the VP candidate.

At least Donald does not boast about being born in a log cabin.

For God’s sake, Hillary, go with Elizabeth Warren, not some middle age white dude!


Newt Gingrich, American Historian

Believe it or not, but when Newt Gingrich was a college professor, he actually wrote a history of the United States of America. I assume this meant, he had some knowledge of the Constitutional Convention which created the American government. You know,Newt, that thing called, the Bill of Rights. So,listen to this alleged expert on American history:

“Western civilization is at war. We should frankly test every person who is of Muslim background and they believe in sharia, they should be deported.”

Newt, is NOT kidding. He simply is stating what many fellow Republicans desire-the suspension of the Constitution. Of course, Republicans non-stop insist they want to respect our FOUNDING FATHERS!

Perhaps, this Newt outbreak of nonsense was simply anger for not becoming Donald’s selection to be the Vice Presidential candidate.

On The Clintons

I voted for Bill Clinton, I voted for Hillary Clinton when she ran for US Senator from New York. I, essentially, not  entirely, agreed with the ideas of the Clintons in the arena of politics. But, it increasingly becomes apparent the Clintons suffer from an exaggerated sense of their own importance. Bill Clinton’s behavior, his desire for money, his desire to still be an important person, has led to abuse of the role of being an ex-president. After Harry Truman stepped down from the presidency, he rejected any offer from businessmen to use his name. He told them an ex-president’s name was not for sale.

Hillary Clinton should step down from her race for president. For once, a Clinton should place the interests of America before their need to be important. The defeat of Donald Trump IS the major issue of this year. She should retire from the race, and allow either Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren to win the  presidency.

Of course, this will not happen. The Clintons always place themselves before the  nation.