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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

Always posses a child’s sense of wonder.

Some walk through life with a smile on face.

To be born with a work ethic is to be born blessed.

Children openly explore life, seniors just want to live.

Be a gardner of love.

I wonder if God runs a life lottery.

Some are hustlers of life and want to win the life lottery.

Another Missouri Day

I spent forty years of my life working in the state of Missouri and many days were in rural areas of the state where I taught teachers. If there is one place I know well, it is southern Missouri where segregation was still around up into the 1970s. In places like Flat River, if your skin was black make certain it was not being shown after sundown, at least not in the town of Flat River. One day I was a visiting Jew in a school in Doniphan, I can guarantee they have never seen a Muslim. So, I was not surprised to read about a man in southern Missouri who shot to death eight people and then rid the world of his body. Guns are to southern folk in Missouri what money is to the rest of us. They so love the gun.

Of course, there are more murders in St. Louis, Missouri with its population of about 250,000 than in most major metropolitan areas of this nation. I have no idea why this man killed eight people. I also have an idea that such murders will occur again and again in this state which prefers living in the nineteenth century when blacks knew their place and Jews never ventured into these areas. They love guns, they love death as long as they can retain the right to hold a gun anywhere they desire.

Fight For Wealthy Equality!

I am sick and tired of all this talk about the needs of poor people. How often do you encounter an article or TV show that depicts the plight of our top one percent of wealthy people. To be more accurate,w hat about the plight of the 99% of the top 1% of those with large incomes? Do you realize that the top 1% of the top 1% of those with incomes in this land are falling behind the top 1% of the top of wealthy folks. WE need an affirmative action plan to aid the 99% of those in the top 1% of income. Each year they fall further behind the top 1% of the top 1% in income. Do you realize their yachts are half the size of the top 1% of the top 1%? It is time for Congress to recognize the plight of the 99% of the top 1% with money!

I know that not only does President Obama hate America, he also hates the minority who constitute 99% of the top 1% with money. Have you ever heard a single word out of his mouth concerning their plight in being left behind? He hates wealthy people because most of them are white!

Raise income for the 99% of the top 1% and it will result in high paying jobs for all Americans!

On Multiculturalism

There are days when I wonder if somehow or in some way I failed to recognize my bigotry in modern America. Actually, the expression “pluralism” was coined in a New Republic magazine in 1916 in an effort to recognize America in this era. At that point in time, 25% of Americans were either immigrants or children of immigrants, today the figure is about 8%. The issue of creating a society in which people of varying religions, colors and ethnic heritages has long been at the center of how to recognize differences while creating a sense of unity. I laugh when Americans today worry about Hispanic children in schools who come from parents who do not speak English. In my immigrant neighborhood, the merchants like my pop who had a butcher store spoke Yiddish, not English to their customers. Multiply by a factor of ten if you seek to compare the issue of multiculturalism in 1914 with that of today.

So, what happened to we children of immigrants? We joined the army and helped win World War II. We joined the Army and fought in Korea. We got jobs, we invented things, we help create new industries like television and we wound up living in neighborhoods with those who in our childhood were the enemy. Fight to ensure equality for all, but every so often take a deep breath and recognize that times have changed, are changing and will continue to change. The United States of America, for all its failures to aid those at the bottom and those seeking equality HAS made a few strides. Again, what has changed is simply not enough.

Thoughts On Life In Boehnerland

The American people have now enjoyed about two months under the rule of Republicans in Congress. Based on this experience it is now clear:

1. The hordes of ISIS pose greater danger to our nation than the hordes of Latin American kids.

2. Money speaks twenty four hours a day and seven days a week and 12 months in the year.

3. If the choice is either getting rid of some Mexican person or an ISIS person, you know the answer.

4. Just do the opposite of whatever Obama says or does and Sheldon Adelson will reward you very well.

5. Defend Israel over America is the new slogan of Republicans. Let me alter that remark, defend Bibi Netanyahu and screw Israel is the important thing in life.

6. The Republican controlled Senate has failed America.

7. Jeb wants to get elected and if he has to insult George, so what?

8. I am beginning to miss Rick Perry and his words of wisdom.

9. Gridlock is the norm these days for government.

John Boehner Has Principles!

We Americans can get on our knees and thank God that John Boehner is ready, willing and able to protect us against the forces of terrorism that were created by the inept policies of one, Barack Obama. At a time when ISIS is murdering people or the nut cases in Nigeria are kidnapping and killing, as far as John is concerned the greatest threat to the American people are those who enter America in order to pick our crops and clean up our dirt. John and his merry group of nut cases in the House of Representatives have passed a bill to provide funding for the Department of Homeland Security as long as they ensue no money goes to handle illegal immigrants. I do realize that few reading this have the historical understanding possessed by House Republicans who are convinced some illegal immigrant kids pose the real threat to the survival of the American nation.

The US Senate can not get support to pass a similar bill and wants to pass two bills, one that funds DHS and one that deals with children. According to John: “I’m waiting for the Senate to act on the bill.” So, come Friday, less money for DHS and fewer working to deal with terrorism. Sheldon Aldeson and the billionaires are happy, they will get tax cuts and when one has a billion, the fear of terrorists is not central to life. Republican congressman John Fleming wants America to know, “To cave in on this point, I think our leadership sees real danger in doing that.”

Welcome to America one and all terrorists. Just don’t allow them Hispanic kids to enter!

God Not A Martian!

Pat Robertson told viewers of his 700 Club that after consulting God it was now clear to him that the Big Guy up in the sky does not want to have we earthlings head up to Mars. According to Pat, the Old Man made the Earth, the Old Man made we humans and he does not want anyone or anything to venture out into space. I decided to give a call to God and check with him about what Pat told we earthlings.

M: I wanted to check with you since you are the Boss of the Universe as to whether we should venture up to Mars.

G: Where did you say you are from?

G: Look kid, I have made billions of planets, you can’t actually believe that remember every single one.

M: But, Pat Robertson said he talked with you about this Mars thing.

G: Pat, who?

M: Sir, down here on planet Earth we have some folks like Sarah Palin who check with you about things like immigrants and health care.

G: Oh, you mean the crazy woman who calls at all hours of the day and night? God, I can’t get a good night’s sleep without the phone ringing.

M: So, Sir, should we venture out to Mars?

G: The universe is open to all life forms. Go where the hell you want.

M: Can I tell Pat it is OK to go to Mars?

G: Just tell that dude to quit pestering me!!

Why Do Israelis Elect Idiots?

Let us get a few facts clear when discussing the nation of Israel. It contains about eight million Jews in an area of the world which contains nearly two hundred million Muslims and about forty million Christians. I admit the Israel air force is the best in the region and the Israel army is certainly the best. Of course, the American army was the best in the world and has yet to be able to defeat guerrilla style forces in the region. Members of the Democratic party in the USA contacted the Israel prime minister and urged that he meet with them during his trip to the United States in order to discuss with Republicans why they are right to hate a president who was twice elected by the American people. Senator Richard Durbin and Senator Diane Feinstein asked the Israel leader to meet with Democratic senators.

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu responded that he could not in order not to “compound the misperception of partisanship. So, the Israel leader does not wish to be perceived as favoring one party over the other. I assume that is why the Israel ambassador to the United States of America secretly met with Republican congressmen to plan this trip!

So, Israelis, why did you elect this man to lead your country. Do you people have an appointment with disaster?

Why Do Americans Hate Health Insurance?

It is assumed in most civilized nations of the world that governments should provide health insurance to those who dwell within their borders. It is assumed that once people become ill they lack the means to cure themselves and require some access to doctors and hospitals. It is assumed that a purpose of government is to prevent death. These assumptions make sense to anyone who has ever been ill. Heck, during my treatment for cancer some drugs cost about $1000 a shot. So, why would any intelligent inhabitant of this planet be against providing such care to its citizens. As a result of what we term, “Obamacare” the number who do not have access to health insurance has dropped from 17.3% to 13.8%. I assume this is good news. But, alas, it angers many Americans. I assume those who are angered currently have access to health insurance.

I assume lost in the conflict over health insurance is the concept of “freedom.” Many in this nation believe that providing health insurance somehow denies people the freedom to die from illness. After all, the right to die without medical care is what Jesus Christ urged in the Sermon on the Mount. There are moments when I simply do not understand the American people. They want the right to kill people with a gun and the right for others to die.

Yes, we ARE an EXCEPTIONAL nation!

Why Do We Love Guns?

Among the mysteries of my life is the fascination with guns by so many Americans. Actually, the vast majority of Americans do NOT own a weapon of destruction, but for some reason these people link the right to possess a gun with “freedom.” I was raised in the slums of the Bronx in New York City where anyone who has a gun was considered to be sort of crazy. We had the Sullivan Act which made possession of a gun to be a crime. Yes, we did have some gangs which fought with zip guns, but they usually were weapons which could only fire one shot. The very idea of having a weapon that enabled blasting away at other people was simply beyond the imagination of most poor people. After John F. Kennedy was murdered, there were new demands to make possession of any weapons more difficult.

During the past four years Americans have donated nearly $100 million to the National Rifle Association. Each year about 30,000 people in this country are killed by guns. Oh, I did serve in the US Army and learned to fire all sorts of weapons. Of course, in the Army if you said, “gun,” a sergeant would shout, “a gun is your prick, a weapon is your rifle.” I guess that means those loving guns are pricks, in more ways than one.