Category Archives: Barack Obama

Donald Concerned About An Honest Election

Donald Trump is concerned about the need  for a fair and honest election this year. Right now his main concern is that he will get cheated in the state of Pennsylvania. “Because if we get cheated out of this election, if we keg cheated out of a win in  Pennsylvania, which is a vital state, especially when I know what is  happening here, folks,  we have to call up law enforcement,  and we have to call the sheriffs,  and the police…”

The latest polls indicate that Hillary Clinton has a nine  point lead in Pennsylvania. Naturally, I have been informed by Trump officials, that this so called lead was created by crooked CNN polls and crooked national polls, and most probably if we could actually read ALL Clinton emails, the truth about how this crook is trying to steal the election  from Trump would finally emerge.

Donald, 31 of 50 Governors in the US are Republicans. I assume, since you have no knowledge of American history, no one has told you that States conduct the national election, not the Federal government. If anyone is going to steal this election, it is the Republican party!

Republican Myths And Reality

I daily encounter people, including member of my own extended family who harbor the typical Trump nonsense about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s records in the Middle East. So, let me put to rest the myths and realities of the Middle East.

1. President Obama “withdrew American forces too early, and this  led to the rise of ISIS.”

2. “President Obama refused to maintain US troops in Iraq”

REALITY: The date to leave Iraq was set by President Bush. Obama simply adhered to the Bush deadline.

President Obama offered to leave 10,000 American soldiers in Iraq. The Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki insisted that if US troops remained and an American soldier was charged with a crime against an Iraqi citizen, the case would be tried in an Iraq court. Naturally,no American president would ever agree to such a demand.

3.”Al-Qaeda was defeated by 2007″ and then when Obama took office, he allowed in to return.

REALITY: Al-Qaeda was virtually defeated by 2007 due to two factors– the American military effort in cities, and the rise of Sunni Awakening Councils. These were organized by Sunni tribal leaders who were tired of al-Qaeda. They were assisted by US troops, and played a key role in virtually destroying  al-Qaeda. However, President Bush allowed Shiite Nouri al-Maliki to gain power. Maliki proceeded to arrest prominent Sunni leaders, broke his promise to US Military leaders to integrate Sunis and Shiites in the Iraq army. Maliki antagonized Sunni leaders and this caused was a key role in the tis of ISIS.

Neither President Obama nor Hillary Clinton had any role in the rise of ISIS. Guess whose mistakes created that organization?

Trump Idiocy Reaches New Level

I have taught a course on the Middle East for over twenty years which, I gather enables me to comment on the Middle East. But, every time I watch  CNN program where the name, Donald Trump, is mentioned, this dark haired idiot woman at some point begins to babble about  what has or is been happening in the Middle East. One can readily win a bet that it is simply a matter of time before incredible ignorance pours from her mouth.

According to Katrine Pierson, President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are responsible for the war in Afghanistan. I must confess that somehow I recall that American forces invaded Afghanistan in the fall of 2001 in response to the 9/11 attack. She then went on to claim that al-Qaeda was defeated in 2007, and then it came back due to Obama. She also claimed: “remember, we weren’t even in Afghanistan at this time. Barack Obama went into Afghanistan.”

Of course, her rambling is simply utter nonsense. And, she is a “chief spokesperson” for Donald Trump. Frankly, I doubt whether Ms. Pierson or Donald Trump even knows where Afghanistan is. And, forty percent of Americans want this idiot king for their president!!

Stay Out Whitey!

Stop me if I am wrong, but wasn’t it just a few years ago that people were protesting over laws that banned black skinned people from entering a college? The Martin Luther King movement was predicated upon the principle that a person’s color should not be a factor in whether or not they can attend a college. Fast forward to the year 2016, and head toward southern California where a group of Claremont colleges have decided to restore segregation based  upon skin color.

Students at the five liberal arts colleges have now printed demands for room mates based upon POC–people of color only. According to Jasue Pasilas,
student of color should have the right to create spaces where they feel comfortable on campus and off campus.” I assume since this guy believes in equal  rights the same right should be allowed people who are of white color skin. After all, they also are PEOPLE OF COLOR.!

Dress Well In Water

I was raised in an east European Jewish neighborhood in which many women wore head coverings, and many men wore a Yarmulke on top of their head. If one examines pictures of women swimming during the early twentieth century, it is clear that women covered their entire bodies with clothes. Of course, this was the norm in most CHRISTIAN nations of the western world.

But, today, there is great concern if a Muslim woman dares to cover up while bathing. Officials in the south of France forced a Muslim group to cancel a pool party because its sponsors wanted women to cover up. The wearing of veil and anything that covers the face  when in the public is illegal in France. So, we have gone from covering up in pools to wearing scanty swim suits because the entire nation would collapse. When will common sense arrive in France?

Frankly, take it off, or put it on are one in the same!

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

The lesson Hillary never learned, no one can get you if you talk rather than write.

All too often Donald Trump talks to himself when speaking to an audience.

Rudy Giuliani can never say anything about anything without praising himself.

There was the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 in which 100,000 American soldiers were killed, wounded or captured, and there was the more important battle of Benghazi in which four Americans died.

Republican presidents create the mess for which Democratic presidents get blamed.

The silence of the Bush family is deafening.

Most of Donald’s  problems arise when he just has to add something to what he said.

I guess Ted Cruz must be enjoying the Trump collapse. After all, he was the one who openly refused to back Donald.

This is the first presidential campaign in which one’s children play a key role.

I spend my nights wondering which Cabinet position will be filled by Ivanka.

Donald’s “Death Tax” proposal would give his family an extra $4 billion if he  died.

Someone should tie Donald’s hands  when he rises to give a speech.

 

Going My Way

Republican leaders are going crazy because their nominee for the presidency insists that he alone knows how to win the golden prize.Donald intends to walk the path toward victory by proceeding going his way to victory. Ironically, his success agains the bumbling gang of 16 went to his head, and if he could beat the likes of Paul and Carson and Christie, why not Hillary Clinton. If he received thunderous applause from the white folks in the Republican party, why not from the entire United States of America? Donald continues seeking to hear white people shouting with glee when he promises to knock the crap out of Muslims, whoever they are and wherever they be.

Fortunately for Donald, each day reveals more and more emails. Hillary and Bill decided they also wanted to become millionaires, and now they suffer the consequences of this decision. Instead of following the examples of Jimmy Carter or Harry Truman, both of whom preferred a post presidency of no money from businessmen, Hillary wanted more and more money. She wanted to go her way toward cash, and now suffers the consequence of losing respect from millions. Sometimes in life, instead of going your way, it might be wise to follow the path of others who were caring, decent people.

In the end, the best path is that of George Washington. He left the presidency, and returned home. He never sought any riches, never desired more power, just return to a life of hard work. There is the path of power, the path of money, and then there is the path of just being an ordinary American. We conclude with a story about Harry Truman. He had returned to his beloved Missouri and was being driven to the state capitol for a meeting by the police chief of Kansas City. They saw a woman driving some pigs. Harry got out of the car, helped the woman get her pigs across Highway 70. When later asked why he did that, Harry replied: “I was a farmer, before becoming President.” That is why he was loved by ordinary Americans.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Given the fantastic success of our athletes in the Olympics, will Donald promise to make America Great Again in future Olympics?

I suspect that Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump begin the day by gazing into the mirror and saying: “I’m the Greatest!”

What do the tax returns of Donald Trump reveal? How about the Russians hacking into them.

Some day a Trump economist will explain to me how reducing taxes by trillions for the wealthy enables the average American to go on a buying spree.

Each year thirty thousand die as a result of gun violence–most by themselves- but no one in Congress considers this a problem. Wonder why?

I’m still waiting for George H.W. Bush to comment on Trump.

Miracle in 2016, Donald Trump gave a speech with hands by his sides!

The Rigged Election

Much as I dislike to admit, Donald Trump is right in claiming this election if rigged. He is absolutely correct in stating that he has no chance to win this presidential election. Of course, there is one minor problem in supporting the Trump claim–the person who is rigging the election is –DONALD TRUMP!  This man is doing every possible thing to ensure that he is defeated. Just about each day this important Republican or that important Republican, states they will never vote for Donald Trump.

In fairness to Donald, how can he have a fair shot at winning when so many Republicans fear and dislike him? All he has done for over a year is speak bluntly, OK, so, perhaps, just perhaps, a few of his words Might be misunderstood. Is that his  problem? Or is it the  problem of those who seek to destroy his candidacy? Mitt Romney was supported by 93% of Republican women, today, Donald is supported by 73%. Who is behind the plot to destroy his relationship with Republican women? None other than Crooked Hillary Clinton! It’s a staked deck against him!

Buddies Again

There is an old expression that birds of a feather flock together. Well, we now have an example as Turkey and Russia agree to end their conflict and work together on issues in the Middle East. The drive to become buddies after Turkey shot down a Russian plane, and refused to apologize arose from the recent attempted “coup”by some Turkish officers to overthrow the Erdogan government. Erdogan insists the coup was planned by Fetullah Gulen, a former ally, who Erdogan insists is involved in secret plans to overthrow his government.

Actually, Erdogan has used the failed coup to virtually end democracy in Turkey. Over sixty thousand Army officers, police officers, judges, lawyers, deans of college, classroom teachers and journalist are now in prison. President Erdogan demands the American government turn over Gulen who currently lives in the US. “Sooner or later the US will make a choice. Either Turkey or FETO(Gulen’s group.”

Unfortunately for Erdogan, in the US there are courts -not under control by the government to obey its demands. In order to send Gulen back to Turkey necessitates a court procedure. It is NOT a decision the president can make by himself. This concept of limited power by the president is foreign to President Erdogan and President Putin.