Category Archives: Barack Obama

Keep Gun Laws In Place

At the age of 85 I have lived through some interesting events in the history of the United States of America. Perhaps, the most unusual is the shift in how Courts interpret the Constitution concerning the issue of guns. As a child growing up in New York City we confronted Courts that made possession of guns a criminal offense. Their decisions were supported by the US Supreme Court. But,these are now different times and instead of the Mafia or criminals from Europe who arrived at the turn of the twentieth century and gained control of crime, we now have untold nut cases out there seeking their moment of fame.

The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that colleges that attempted to ban guns on the campus exceeded their authority. “Oregon law actually forces colleges to allow guns on campus ground.” Oh,and concealed weapons are also legal


Republicans On Guns

We tend to forget there is one party that is completely united in the task of preserving our beloved Constitution and our way of life –or, if you prefer, our way of death. Republicans are ready to stand up for freedom,democracy,and the right to shoot.Just listen to these voices of calmness in the midst of anti-gun hysteria:

Bill O’Reilly: These shooting are simply “the cost of our freedom that allows insecure people to kill so many people.”

Jeb Bush: “Stuff just happens. There is always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something. But,it’s not necessarily the right thing to do.”

Donald Trump:”Because you have sick people. They happen to be intelligent.And you know,they can be as sick as hell and they’re geniuses in a certain way. They are going to be able to break the system.”

I must confess that Donald Trump has way of explaining issues so that one is left wondering how in hell did I wind up on the other side from Donald!

Some Rosebury Folks Happy

Every time there is a shooting and some folks get killed, we can thank God some people retain a sense of calm and decorum in the midst of hysteria by those who seek to stamp on the US Constitution. The owner of the Rosebury Gun Shop shouted the good news that always accompanies shootings and killings. “I’ve just ordered some more ARs(assault rifles). There’s always a rush on them after a big shooting. We can’t keep the stuff on the shelves.” There is now a cardboard cutout of President Obama with a sign saying: “Gun Salesman Of The Year.”

I do not believe those opposing the right to own a gun and kill people grasp the economic importance of shootings. If you would step back from anger and examine the economic importance of a few gun deaths, you might change your mind. Consider such shootings as the recent one in Oregon as simply a job-creating exercise to restore economic health to this nation.

I guess those liberals opposing guns want to keep gun deaths in the hands of those Mexicans and deprive native born Americans from helping this nation to prosper!

Why Bibi Netanyahu Will Fail

Israel Prime Minister is no boasting that he alone knows how to work with regional Arab leaders in defeating the forces of evil led by terrorists in Iran and ISIS. “Common dangers are clearly bringing Israel and its Arab neighbors together as we confront the dangers of Iran and ISIS.” In other words, Bibi believes there is some form of coalition between the Shiite Iranians and the Sunni ISIS. So, he wants the governments of Egypt and Saudi Arabia and Jordan to link together and beat the bad guys.

1. Saudi Arabia leaders are the enemy of most Islamic groups fighting in the region. Saudi leaders represent the forces of corruption and lack of concern for poor people. They are the elite, not the common people in the region.

2. Iran has absolutely NO connection to ISIS. Iran is aiding Iraq TO FIGHT ISIS.

3. Let me see,Bibi, do you actually believe being an ally of Jews will resonate with most Muslims in the region!

4. Let me see,Bibi, do you actually believe Muslims are going to ally with a nation that persecutes Muslims on the West Bank and in Israel!

5. Why would any Muslim in the region ally with Israel which refuses to allow Muslims to have their own nation!

Bibi, your talk goes great with Republicans in the US, but these folks have nothing to do with the Middle East.

Why ISIS Wins?

Latest figures indicate that during the past two years nearly 30,000 new recruits have entered Syria and Iraq to assist ISIS in its goal of creating a Muslim society in those countries. The US military just spent FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS to train Syrian soldiers to fight ISIS or any other bad group opposed to President Assad. The end result was NINETY SOLDIERS who fled at the first sign of the enemy. I believe we now have five men ready to fight. So, what went wrong for us and right for ISIS?

1. ISIS establishes law and order in a city. After fifteen years of terror and chaos most just want some law and order in their lives.

2. ISIS ends all corruption. If you own a business, no more paying out to terror groups.

3. ISIS restores basic services like electricity.

4. ISIS establishes schools for children. OK, they just study the Koran, but they are in a school

5. ISIS restores traditional roles for women–cook, clean and have sex with your hubby.

6. ISIS emphasizes they are Muslims.

In other words, ISIS establishes some form of normality for people.

And, best of all, ISIS is composed of fellow Muslims, not those associated with Western forces.

IN other words, ISIS soldiers are fighting for their beliefs,not for money!

Why We Failed In Iraq

Every Republican candidate for President yells the same mantra–Obama refused to leave American soldiers and once they are president there will be more boots on the ground. Not a single one has the faintest idea why a decade after Saddam Hussein was defeated and then executed, there is nothing but chaos in Iraq. So, what went wrong?

1. The Americans disbanded the Iraq Army and allowed one million men to head home with arms. Nothing was done to work with Iraq officers to establish law and order. If there was one thing those dudes understood was how to impose law and order.

2. At the time of 9/11 Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, at best,numbered about 2,000. The US invasion opened opportunities for al-Qaeda to recruit thousands of followers determined to drive out the infidels. Guess who were the “infidels?”

3. Since day one of the end of Saddam, one corrupt group of Iraq leaders after another group of corrupt leaders has been in charge of Iraq

4. Actually, Joe Biden at the time uttered some common sense– establish a federal concept in which Sunni Iraqis had their own state. This would have destroyed al-Qaeda.

5. Bush folk pushed for installation of Prime Minister Maliki whose goal was to crush Sunnis and allow his pals to get rich while running Iraq.


Yes, Carly,we need more boots on the ground.

Why We Failed In Afghanistan

Well,the city of Kunduz has fallen to the Taliban, and things are back to normal in Afghanistan. It is now fifteen years since US troops along with members of the Northern Alliance swept through Afghanistan and sent Taliban forces fleeing for their lives. American leaders breathed a sigh of relief that vengeance had now been achieved for the infamous 9/11 attack. We had WON. We had beaten the bBAD GUYS and now peace and prosperity would return to Afghanistan. Hurrah!

Fifteen years have passed and now the DEFEATED TALIBAN are back in control of a major city. I have no doubt they will be driven from the city only to find another city to capture. So, why are they so successful and why are Afghan soldiers not?

1. The Taliban impose honesty in a village.

2. The Taliban end corruption in a village.

3. The Taliban are NOT connected to any Western forces.

4. The Taliban play to historic prejudices against equality of women.

5. The Taliban promise respect for the Muslim religion.

6. Taliban soldiers BELIEVE IN SOMETHING.


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


These days stay out of Chicago if you want to live.

I was raised in a world in which there were gun laws, now there are just gunmen.

Ben Carson rises in the polls and now I want Donald as President.

Rise of Carly Fiorina is proof that each moment another sucker gets to the age to vote.

Gee, these days, I feel sorrow for John Boehner who tried to lead a band of crazy people.

I guess Mitch McConnell is next on the hit list.

How about Ted Cruz heading to Syria and ending the power of ISIS?

Death In Georgia

No, this is not another story about shootings and deaths in our major cities.NO, this is not another story about kids playing with guns and somehow shooting one another. This is simply a story about how Pope Francis was unable to persuade some folks down in Georgia to behave like Christian men and women. Ms. Kelly Gissendmer is now dead and there is joy in Georgia because this evil woman is responsible for a murder. Since she helped to murder one person, it is only Christian to murder another.Pope Francis urged clemency and behavior as Christians, but this is Georgia and the Parole Office is out for death.

To sum up this story,Ms.Gissendmer hired a hit man to kill her husband. The hit man is still alive because the person who actually did the killing was never sentenced to death. The woman who paid for the killing is now dead. Her last words were: “I just want to say, ‘God Bless you all and I love you, Susan. You let my kids know I went out singing, Amazing Grace.”

Another bad person is dead. God Bless you all–the Killers!

Death In Chicago

Chicago is known as the windy city, but these days it increasingly is known as the deadly city. This week, over a fifteen hour time period, fourteen people were shot as rival gangs blast away at one another and at anyone in sight. A pregnant mother of two and a grandmother were walking across the street when a car pulled up, the window was lowered and someone quietly fired away killing them both and leaving a ten month old baby lying on the ground. These days newspapers daily report at least one death by shooting every twenty four hours. The other day three were killed while enjoying a barbecue.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says,”enough is enough.” Frankly, in gun crazy America,death by shooting is now enshrined in our Constitution which the Supreme Court rules allows each and every American to possess guns. There simply is need for this Supreme Court to return to historic Court decisions that allowed cities and states to enact gun control laws. How about going back to the good old days when those with guns had to leave them with the sheriff when they entered town!