Category Archives: Hilary Clinton

LET’S PRETEND

Sometimes, my mind enters the world of, what if:

1. What if 80% of Americans voted?

2. Wealthy people paid at the same tax rate as the middle class?

3. Fast food workers got paid $20 an hour so they could buy consumer goods?

4. The Supreme Court ruled a candidate for President had to be born in America. Good bye Ted Cruz!

5. Obama held weekly press conferences and talked with Americans.

6. Obama appointed a Republican as Attorney General?

So much for pretend, unfortunately, I live in reality!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Death means you cannot discuss your death with others.

Table of senior at McDonald’s means at least one brought donuts.

Tall blond woman wearing boots, definitely gets my attention.

Modern lunch with family means it is a meeting of iPads.

I wonder if they have a buffet in heaven.

In every end there is a new beginning.

Barack Obama is the great Miscommunicator.

Nurses enjoy patients who laugh.

Some days I think God took the detour.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Canada, Toronto Star: “I Will Miss Him”

Say, whatever happened to Barack Obama?

China, China Daily: “Strengthen Graft Fight”

Never abandon the right to get a bit of graft, why else get elected?

France, Connexion: “Ruling On Flight Delays”

Yes, they are legal!

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “You Still Here?”

I will fight for justice today and tomorrow!

Sweden, Local: “Stockhold Therapy Tax”

If only we had such a therapy tax in America for members of Congress!

A Decision From Left Field On Gays

It was simply a matter of time before a conservative judge in the United States of America got in touch with God and realized that allowing gays and lesbians to marry had made the Big Guy up in the sky very angry. After all, God is not married so how can males and females marry those of the same sex? Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the 6th C circuit Court of Appeals has decided that allowing gays and lesbians is a violation of the US Constitution. He believes the Constitution places power in the hands of States so he is voiding any overthrow of bans on gay marriages in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky. Just trust the “work of state democratic processes” is the cry of Sutton. As I recall, it was the work of state democratic processes that denied the right of blacks to marry whites or allow black children to attend schools with whites, and certainly democracy in States made clear our Constitution did NOT allow those black folks to drink at the same water fountain as we white folks!

The Supreme Court will void this decision. It is the last gasp of those who live in another century!

Stop Them Americans From Voting!

Republicans are constantly warning the American people that its greatest dangers come from Muslim fanatics or Ebola. The frightened masses of Americans went to the polls fearing some terrible danger that lurks on the borders of America, and it must be stopped. It is clear a majority of those who voted–remember that a majority of Americans never cast a ballot– were convinced their vote was a weapon to save America from—??? Less than forty percent of Americans actually cast a ballot. What have we learned from this election. If few Americans DO vote, then laws and restrictions against voting favor conservative forces.. Reality is that fanatics on the right will vote because their hearts are filled with the passion of hate. There is scant doubt that hundreds of thousands of Americans never got a chance to vote. The Republican party did a magnificent job of reducing voting. Reality check: the most important electoral power in possession of Republicans is reducing the number of those who do not vote. It worked!

So, what is the goal of those who seek that America is once again a land in which the right to vote is not abused.

1. A mass program using social media must make Americans aware of what happened to the right to vote in 2014.

2. The president must hold weekly press conferences in which he discusses the right to vote.

3. Groups like the AARP must make the elderly understand that their right to vote is being denied by Republicans.

4. High school teachers must begin to discuss this topic in Social Studies classes.

5. How about wealthy folk purchasing ads on billboards about the right to vote?

Vladimir Just Won’t Stop

It becomes increasingly clear that President Putin must prove that he is one tough guy, and without a daily challenge, life is simply not enjoyable. A column of Russian troops and weapons has crossed the border into Ukraine, and the separatists will shortly be receiving ammo in order to blast away at their supposed enemies. Each day the Russian economy reveals evidence that sanctions, as well as the drop in oil prices, are impacting the daily lives of Russians. But, at this point, Putin is still convinced he has the power to force nations of the world to obey his dictates. The world is dealing with a man who is so egocentric that reality has a difficult time entering into his mind. So, how to handle such a person?

1. Refuse to take his challenge. Allow him to militarily build up eastern Ukraine forces.

2. Allow the thugs who rule that area to actually meet the daily needs of people. Reality is they lack any competence to function as a government.

3. Allow economic chaos to become the norm in eastern Ukraine.

4. Ban all flights between Europe and Russia.

5. Ban all trade between Europe and Russia.

Just do not engage in military action.

The Tragedy Of Israel

I regard myself as not only a Jew, but one is really cares about the nation of Israel. I have been told by fellow American Jew that I am a “self hating Jew” because I continue to cite crimes by the Israel government and demand that it cease persecuting Palestinians. According to AIPAc, I must always express only good words about the Netanyahu government and believe fervently in my heart that Israel is always right even when the government of Israel is wrong. The International Criminal Court just cited the Israel attack in 2010 on the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmavra in which eight Turkish citizens were murdered by Israel troops as a possible war crime. The ship was carrying humanitarian supplies to Gaza during the Israel invasion of that area. According to AIPAC, I should blame the Turks for bringing food to the people of Gaza since such things aided terrorists to continue their fighting.

The ICC wil not pursue this event. It will go down as another example of how “terrorists” endeavored to destroy Israel by sending food to people in need of food. Of course, the Netanyahu government will insist there were armed men on board the ship. Yes, a few probably had a pistol or so. But, what prevented the Israel government from simply allowing the ship to dock, supervising the unloading of supplies and allowing the ship to return to Turkey?

Oh, prior to this event, Israel and Turkish military conducted joint exercises. After this fiasco, Israel had its excellent relations with Turkey ended. Check with AIPAC about how Turkey insulted Israel and plotted its destruction by sending food to Gaza!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Canada, Toronto Star: “Blind Faith”

Barack Obama’s main problem, he has blind faith in his political knowledge.

China, China Daily: “Blue Skies Greet Leaders”

Not the leaders of the Democratic Party!

France, Connexion: “Court Throws Out Graffiti Case”

Chalk that one up!

Japan, Japan Times: “Band Of Jihadists”

Off with their heads!

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “You Still Here?”‘

The feeling of many Democrats this morning about Barack Obama!

An Agenda For Democrats

I am 84 years old and have lived through other such nights as last night when Republicans gained a great political victory. The bad news is that Republicans won, the good news is that Republicans won. This Republican party is clueless regarding what is necessary in modern America in order to address needs in modern America. They lack any program that addresses economic and social needs of Americans. So, what must be the political strategy of the Democratic Party? The Democratic Party must provide Americans with a program that seeks to create a 21st century society.

1. Student Loans are hindering the ability of young people to purchase homes and enjoy a successful economic life. Short term program: reduce interest rates on student loans to 2%. Long term solution: offer students the option of paying 2% of their wages for student loans. This dramatically reduces payments for all students. For example, a student with a $30,000 loan who earns $30,000 will only pay $50 a month for their loan repayment.

2. JOBS. Propose a huge rebuilding program for our infrastructure. Get people working.

3. Propose a new health program that offers initially: all those from birth to age 22 are now covered by Medicare. The following years all other Americans will be covered by Medicare. Simple solution to the health care issue in America.

4. Promise Americans that a Democratic President will hold weekly press conferences as well as monthly Talks With The American People.

5. Promise to ask members of Congress of both parties to meet and devise a program that will address the issue of Drugs in America. We need a new direction.

6. Promise that a new Democratic President will appoint a Republican as Attorney General. Make clear to the American people that a President should have an Attorney General who is not beholden to the President.

7. Ask Congress to create a commission that will address the issue of too many people in jail. We need a new direction.

These are an initial factors in a new political direction.

Obama’s Night of Sorrow

In 2008, many Americans such as yours truly decided we needed a new voice after eight years of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld and we rejected Hillary Clinton because we assumed she was too close to the world that must be changed. So, we elected a former college professor who had spent a few years as US Senator. We assumed that he had new ideas and would institute changes in American society. Unfortunately, we did not realize his complete lack of knowledge concerning how politics operated in a federal system of government. Barack Obama must rank among those elected to the presidency who lacked any understanding of government in this nation. He has made clear a distaste with the political process which he regards as beneath his contempt. The result has been six years of incompetent leadership in America. Please do not get me wrong, Obama has some excellent ideas, but it is one thing in American politics to have ideas, and another to get them transformed into laws. So, what went wrong with the Obama administration?

1. Barack Obama never established a working relationship with Democrats in Congress. He rarely speaks with members of Congress let alone listens to their political needs.

2. Barack Obama has pushed legislation without any consideration as to whether these laws politically benefit Democrats in Congress.

3. Barack Obama assumed the presidency in the midst of an economic crisis. He was urged by some of his advisors to read carefully how Franklin D. Roosevelt handled the Depression, but he never studied this model. FDR focused on two issues for the short term–fixing the banking system and then JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. He took office in March and by August about 4,000,000 men and women were working rebuilding roads, bridges, reforesting our forests and building hospitals or bridges, etc..

4. Barack Obama was elected with support from young Americans. He failed the first requirement of a good politician, reward those who elected you. Where was any legislation to address the issue of Student Loans? Nothing was given youth for their hard work. A successful politicians MUST reward his supporters. Yes, that is “politics,”but that is how one governs in a huge nation such as the United States of America.

To sum up: former Professor Barack Obama though the was still back teaching in college where students took notes and obeyed the professor.