Category Archives: Ron Paul

Cover Up! Or, Don’t!

I  was born in 1930 at a time when women still wore one piece bathing suits. Most regarded themselves as more liberal, more daring, more sexy than women in earlier years who really covered their entire body. Then, came the  joyous 1940s when this perverted little boy gaze with wonder and awe at the new thing–bikini bathing suits. Oh,my God, we now could really see that women had bulging breasts! What a joy going to Coney Island now became. But, in all honesty, most American women retained the full body swim suit for the coming twenty years.

France is now in turmoil over the burkina. It is a swim suit for women that covers up their body,just as we used to do in America. According to French Prime Minister  the burkinis “are not compatible with the values of France.” Let me get this straight: France is worried to death about death from terrorists, but its prime minister is most worried about how Muslim women dress in the water! Which values require wearing a bikini?

Frankly, the only “value” pertaining to a bikini is sex crazed teen boys like I used to be! Take one guess what we did in the water while gazing at women in a bikini?

P.S. I can assure the prime minister, we would never have had sexual thoughts when gazing at Muslim women wearing a burkini.

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 circus just came to town and Donald Trump will be the ringmaster of it.

If ignorance of American history was a virtue, then Donald Trump would be a saint in heaven.

Frankly, I would hate to be halted by Brazilian police as our swimmers were the other night.

We Americans love our guns, and our guns love to kill us.

If there were no emails to discuss, what then would Trump discuss?

We Americans certainly are Great Again in the Olympics.

I doubt if Donald Trump could pass the basic immigrant test about American history.

I so wish that Hillary Clinton could speak in terms that lift hearts.

Crooked Trump Campaign Manager

Donald Trump can not express a single idea without also saying, “Crooked Hillary Clinton.” Of course, there are currently over one hundred law suits against Trump enterprises for failure to pay people who provided services for them. I do believe such behavior falls into the category of “crooked.” However, Paul Manafort, the current Trump campaign manager–at least until a new one appears– is being investigated for illegal activities.

Mr.Manafort aided the campaign of a Ukraine politician who was a buddy of Vladimir Putin. The people of Ukraine finally drove this character from office. However, Manafort did provide services to a foreign diplomat. Federal law requires lobbyists to inform the Justice Department if they represent foreign entities. The question is whether or not he routed $2.2 million to Washington lobbyists. Since Donald does not allow any crooked people to work for him, we assume he will provide any and all information concerning the lobbying activities of his campaign manager–at least his campaign manager of this moment.

Chicago Tribune Idiot Of Day

I ordinarily each day have to endure the stupidity of Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass, but every so often he allows some senile old Jewish gentleman named Ron Grossman to offer his stupidity of the day. Yesterday, Mr. Grossman wrote: “Donald Trump has single-handedly transformed the Republican Party from a champion of big business to a voice for the white working class.” Of course, there are some other groups who belong in the “working class” such as blacks, or Hispanics or Asians. But, to Mr. Grossman, Donald is the voice of workers!

Donald Trump wants to ensure that “workers who have been paying taxes do not have to pay a tax when they die.” WOW, what a brilliant statement in support of workers! Of course, prior to any Trump plan, 99.9% of workers do NOT pay a death tax. Only one percent of Americans pay this tax. Of course, according to the Trump plan, his family would save millions if he dropped dead tomorrow.

White workers, ALL workers, need higher wages. But, Donald, opposes raising the minimum wage. ALL workers need day care, but Donald never mentions this issue. ALL workers have children who need student debt relief, but Donald never mentions this. Of course, Donald wants to bring back “high paying jobs from China.” Mrs. Zang just took a  position in Washington D.C. for a Chinese news agency. She noted to an American colleague: “why do Americans want to bring back jobs from China, they are all low paying jobs!”

P.S. Oh,Mr.Grossman, the US also EXPORTS GOODS. Place high tariffs on incoming goods,and there will be high tariffs on our exports.

The Art Of The Deal

Donald Trump  so enjoys noting that “his”book, The Art of the Deal has been a  best seller for years. In this book, he demonstrates his mastery of business, and can guarantee that anyone  who reads this brilliant piece of scholarship will, almost instantly, become successful in business, and in  life. Who knows, you men might wind up with three beautiful wives,and at least one hundred law suits filed by angry, losers who do not enjoy being  a loser.

Tony Schwartz in an article last month in The New Yorker revealed that Donald Trump did not write The Art of the Deal. Mr. Schwartz had written an article which described Trump as ” a ham-fisted thug who had not been successful in  evicting rent-controlled tenants.” Ordinarily, a person described in such tones would be furious, but not Donald. He called Schwartz and asked if he would ghost write a book, that book was The Art of the Deal. Proof that he had a ghost writer? Ordinarily, a ghost writer receives 10% of royalties, Mr.Schwartz received 50%.

Tony writes: “I genuinely believe if Trump wins  and gets the nuclear codes,there is an excellent possibility  it will lead to the end of civilization.”

The Danger of Words

Anyone who lived through the 1960s is quite familiar with the power of words to destroy. Within a ten year period, President John Kennedy was murdered, Malcolm X was killed, Martin Luther King was murdered, and two months later Robert Kennedy was murdered. Perhaps, perhaps, Donald Trump is oblivious to the danger of his words, I  am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. But, his nonstop shouting hate and anger toward Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton could easily be interpreted by some of the nut cases attending his rallies to blast away.

Yuval Rabin, son of former Israel Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin warned Americans of the danger of shouting hate. His father was killed by an Israel hater who was  urged on to hate by people like Benjamin Netanyahu. ‘Trumps’s  words are an incitement  to the type of political violence that touched me personally.” Netanyahu continued to claim Rabin was a “traitor” for seeking peace with Palestinians. One day, someone transformed those words into action. Will the same occur in America?

Videos Galore-Should We?

I am 85 years old and do not own any form of camera. No, I do not wander the  streets taking photos of people getting shot,or of people, getting assaulted. Each time seeing a photo of a woman getting assaulted the initial thought in my mind is –“what the fuck are you doing taking a photo, why the hell don’t you put down your stupid camera and go help the person!”

We have become a nation of observers. We spend each day seeking to find a scene of human behavior in which some individual is being mistreated, and our first thought is how to convey this image to all my “friends.” I find this behavior grotesque, it is demeaning to the humans spirit. Our first, and only, obligation to a person in need is to come to their aid. The act of taking a photo  injures the rights and dignity of people. Particularly, when someone commits an act that is a mistake, why must it be displayed for the world to witness?

I find taking a photo of someone being assaulted by the police is different. IN that case, one human is being hurt, the other human is committing an act of atrocity,we have the moral right to expose such cruelty to the world.

 

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?

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

These days Mitt Romney comes across as the Republican who cares about all people.

So, what ever happened to the “hordes of rapists?”

I so would love to have a conversation with Jeb Bush, and have him explain his current state of mind.

Trump defenders should be issued a daily score card as to how to defend the latest stupidity.

Someone should explain to Donald how to use hands while giving a speech.

Face it, regardless of how many times people speak to Donald about coming across as “presidential,” he can only be who he is.

If Paul Ryan had lost his primary, the entire Republican party would have gone after Trump!

Why  is it that Trump female defenders on CNN are all blondes?

He Can’t Shut UP

One continually encounters arguments by Trump supporters who insist their candidate has had a few  rough moments, but he is now “on message.” So, Donald gave what he regards as an “economic message,” that, undoubtedly will bring back millions of “high paying jobs” and restore prosperity to coal miners and those who lost their jobs making clothes. For some reason, Donald believes that making shirts or pants is going to be a “high paying job.” But, alas, he can not even stick to this nonsense.

Donald was  praising himself–who other to praise– and boasted the NRA loved him.I doubt if New York City born Donald ever spent much time blasting away with a rifle. But, he could not resist the importance of telling gun lovers they knew how to handle Hillary.  Naturally, many who heard his comment interpreted it to  mean–shoot the Benghazi  broad! So, now Donald is dealing with this new problem– urge people to kill your opponent!