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Nobody Asked Me But

We offer observations on the human condition from a twenty six year old mind trapped in an eighty six year old body.


What was that about Hillary Clinton being an outstanding politician?

Many Americans have a love affair with stupidity.

God, imagine a conservative Supreme Court for the next twenty years!

Oh, for Bernie Sanders at this moment in time!

Notice how Trump downplays his feelings about Hispanics.

Did you ever think a major political concern was who sat for the national anthem?

Face it, The Star Spangled Banner is a melancholy song, not one that stirs people to action.


We offer observations on the human condition from an 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year  old body.


These days I even feel sad for Paul Ryan who constantly has to refute his party’s candidate.

I wonder if Hillary and Bill feel a twinge of regret for selling the name of the president for money.

Jimmy Carter has raised money for  one thing–to help poor  people.

I suspect Vladimir Putin must be happy these days,  not only running Russia, he even may run America.

Old expression, “idiot’s delight” always makes me think about our  current idiot’s delight.

Day one Donald says he knows more than “our generals.” Day two, he says he wants their plan to end ISIS. And, day three…..

Face it -the current group seeking the presidency, are not the best of our society.

Or, are they???

Libertarian Guy Sort Of Uncertain

Believe it or not, but there are a few other folks seeking the presidency, and all too often they are ignored by the media. One of them has the name of Gary Johnson and he is seeking the presidency as the candidate of the Libertarian party. In a recent interview, Johnson was asked by Mike Barnicle, “What would  you do if elected about Aleppo?” His response was fantastic, “What is Aleppo?” Mike: “Are you kidding?” Johnson, “no.”

OK, if you are about at the  same level of knowledge concerning the Middle East, we should note that Aleppo is a vital area in Syria, and has been the site of numerous battles as well as a center of refugees. To his credit, Johnson added: “I have to get smarter, and that’s part of the  process.”

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, people seeking the presidency got smart BEFORE seeing the presidency.

Donald Tump Plans

During the primary debates Donald Trump on more than one occasion said: “I know more than the generals about ISIS.” Last night he was asked about a recent statement in which he said: “I will ask our generals to submit a plan  within 30 days  on how to wipe out ISIS.” When asked which was it–did he have a plan to wipe out ISIS or did he need a plan from the generals”

His response: “I have a plan, its a great plan, and this plan will end ISIS, I will look at the plan of the generals, but I have a  plan, and it is simply a Great Plan, and it will wipe out ISIS.” Naturally, he cannot inform America about his great plan, because if he did so, then ISIS would know about his great plan, and they will…………….

Sometimes, things get confusing when Donald discusses his great plans.

I have received unconfirmed reports that Chris Christie is being asked to submit a  plan to wipe out ISIS. After all, he shut down the George Washington bridge, why can’t he shut down ISIS?

Math And Race

As  one who spends hours watching TV shows dealing with crime and gangsters and cops, my mind has been shaped in strange ways by these episodes of life–and death. It is normal to see detectives consulting crime analysts to create a profile of the alleged killer or figuring out where the next murder will occur, with some insights as to the type of person who would commit them. During the past twenty years Chief of Police after Chief of Police has supported the  idea of “broken windows.” This theory states by cracking down on minor offenses, one prevents the growth of major crimes.

Cathy O’Neill has been studying this process, and her conclusion is going along this path of analysis inevitably  results in blacks and Hispanics being depicted as criminals.”I worried about the separation between technical models and real people, and the moral repercussions of that separation.” IN other words, if your math model states that crime will occur in a black neighborhood, the end result is that more black males wind up in jail. Of course, fewer white criminals will be captured.

If all resources are devoted in certain areas of the city, guess who winds up in jail?

Republican Nonsense

I devote hours to exploring my Facebook page and responding to people I know, or have never known. It increasingly becomes obvious that most Trump supporters have absolutely NO idea as to what is happening, let alone what happened, in the Middle East during the past decade. So,here are some tips to handle ignorant Republicans:

1. They insist that President Obama had troops leave “too soon” TRUTH: the departure date was set by President Bush.

2. They insist President Obama refused to leave troops. TRUTH: Obama offered the Iraq government 10,000 American troops who would remain and aid the Iraq army. Iraq Prime Minister insisted that any American who committed a crime against an Iraq civilian had to be tried in a sharia court. Naturally, Obama refused.

3. President Obama hates Israel.  TRUTH: Under the Obama administration the state of Israel has received nearly $18 billion in military aid. NO  prior president has allocated the money sent by Obama.

4. Obama refuses to “carpet bomb” Syria: TRUTH: There is NO evidence in any war fought against against guerrilla forces that bombing does any good. How does one “carpet bomb” enemies hiding underground or in caves?

5. American prestige is at the lowest level in the world. TRUTH: During the Iraq war, George Bush was the most hated leader in the world. Actually, today, Americans visiting foreign nations report fear and confusion that any sane nation could have some crazy person like Trump running for leadership.


We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.


Not a single general in the world would ask for less money for the military.

Young American Jews do not have blind faith in the Israel government.

It is a given,the Clintons today  have another stupid story about their relation to money.

Trump was born to money, the Clintons worked hard to get money, the rest of us just survive as well as we can.

These days, my despair is no Bernie Sanders running for president.

Some day,someone will explain to me who the hell or what the hell is the Kardashians.

Do you ever get the feeling it would help Hillary to get drunk, and just tell it as it is?

The American Military Disaster

A group of 88 retired officers in the  US military signed a document in support of Donald Trump and they blasted President Obama for “the hollowing out of our military, and the burgeoning threat facing the country.”  So, these men, I assume they are men, actually believe the United States military has been denied sufficient money to do the job of protecting our nation. Well, let’s examine the facts:

In 2003 when President Bush  unleashed the US military to invade Iraq, the allocation for our military forces was: $437 billion.

2006— $644 billion

2008— $792 billion

2009, now President Obama: $815 billion

2012—$816 billion

2016– out of Iraq and only a small force in Afghanistan–$767 billion

The US military has 12 Carrier groups–each group has aircraft carriers, destroyers and other ships. China has ONE aircraft carrier–it only can fly a few planes. China DOES NOT HAVE A SINGLE CARRIER GROUP!

Yes, Obama has “hollowed out our military.” The US spends more money on its military than the next FIVE nations in the world.


We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.


These days Republicans offer NO  ideas for dealing with issues in society, only Benghazi.

Later historians will term this the email election.

I expect Colin Kaepernick to lie down for the national anthem in order to make a statement.

Finally, football and now we will have winners and losers based upon ability.

Israel Jews insist that God only cares about their needs, definitely, a Jewish God.

I think Mexican President Nieto wishes he had not offered invitations to see him.

Trump campaign head thinks women are “dykes from Seven Sisters Schools.”

These days Jeb Bush looks like a great candidate.

NO doubt in modern America, a sucker is born every minute.

Hillary Clinton so wishes she never heard of the word, server.

I so fear for the lives of children whose parents are illegal immigrants.

So,what is ‘do the Right Thing” for Hillary Clinton?


We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.


If only Bill Clinton had followed the behavior of Jimmy Carter and worked with poor people, his wife would be cruising for the presidency.

Has Donald Trump actually explained a single one of his plans to make America Great Again?

I await with peace for the candidates to debate ideas on how to improve lives of Americans.

America is trapped in the Greed of Trump and the Greed of the Clintons.

I wonder what is the next non-issue to emerge in this presidential race?

Humans are dying in Syria while in America the WALL is the issue for many Americans.

There are days when I want to hop a train to Canada.

There are days when I want to weep for America.