Category Archives: Dick Cheney


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


I wonder if someone out of the blue will cast their name into the Republican race–Dick Cheney?

So, what ever happened to Rand Paul– a lot of silence?

So, what does Scott Walker now do–take on Planned Parenthood or the AA group?

I would so love to hear what a wealthy guy says to a Republican seeking his money.

I know that guns in hands of good guys halt shootings, but how does one define a “good guy?”

The Oregon shooter had a wonderful mom, she even loved guns more than he did.

So, Who Bomber Kunduz?

There is one thing very clear–American planes bombed a hospital in the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan. According to General John Campbell:

1. US forces were being attacked by the Taliban and called in an air strike. The pilot of AC-30 gunship had difficulty in locating the target.

2. Afghan forces were under attack by the Taliban and called in the air strike.

3. Well,that was not exactly it. According to General Campbell: “Afghan forces had not directly communicated with US pilots in the AC-130 gunship.

Anyway there are now dead doctors, dead nurses, and several dead patients.

In other words, no one is to blame except the Taliban which started the fight.

Afghan Mess As Always

The Afghan story continues to reveal that blunders are just a normal event for the US military. American bombers bombed the city of Kunduz because Afghan soldiers were scared shit to go into battle, as always. They informed American military that the bad guys were in front of them and they needed a few bombs. According to US sources: “On 3 October we have now learned that Afghan forces advised they were taking fire and asked that for air support. An air strike was called in to eliminate the Taliban threat.” So,US planes bombed and they killed a dozen people in a hospital including several doctors and staff members.”‘

According to the US military it is not their fault for the killing of Doctors without borders because “the Taliban have purposely chosen to fight from within a heavily urbanized site.” It is the fault of the bad guys that we killed innocent doctors and nurses.

When will this horror end??

Bombs Away, Means Death Arrives

One of the enduring myths spouted by our President and the Republican party is that bombs dropped from the sky will fall exactly where they are supposed to fall. We possess modern technology that results in accurate destruction of targets. We have accepted this myth since World War II, we were convinced during the Vietnam war that our bombers only hit military targets. The dream lives on and on in Afghanistan which has witnessed the death of thousands due to our drones and planes.

American planes “hit targets” in Kunduz in Afghanistan. They aimed their bombs at the bad guys. After our planes departed, there were nineteen dead at a hospital including twelve members of the medical staff. “The bombs hit,and then we heard the second plane circle around and then there was a pause, and then bombs hit.” The dead included members of Doctors Without Borders.

I am certain US military officials will insist:

There were insurgents hiding in the hospital.

P.S.Has anyone considered sending Donald Trump and Ted Cruz to clean up the mess in Afghanistan?

Russia’s Afghanistan??

During the 1980s, when Vladimir Putin was an obscure operative for the Russian secret police, the KGB, a Russian Communist leader decided to come to the aid of some Afghan Communists and sent Russian troops into the land. About ten years later, and thousands of dead Russian soldiers later, the Russians departed that land of sorrow. Now, there is another Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, who has decided to send in the troops, this time, not to Afghanistan, but to Syria. Putin insists his soldiers will mainly be members of the air force or navy,no boots on the ground.

So, welcome, Vladimir to the mess in Syria. Send in your troops, sent in your air force, send in your navy. There will come a day when some Russian soldiers will be killed on the streets of Damascus,and Vladimir will demand revenge.Again Russian troops will die.

Barack, just remember, there is NO western solution to the mess in Syria, remain out and let them fight it out. In the end, Muslims must solve their own problems.

Republicans On Guns

We tend to forget there is one party that is completely united in the task of preserving our beloved Constitution and our way of life –or, if you prefer, our way of death. Republicans are ready to stand up for freedom,democracy,and the right to shoot.Just listen to these voices of calmness in the midst of anti-gun hysteria:

Bill O’Reilly: These shooting are simply “the cost of our freedom that allows insecure people to kill so many people.”

Jeb Bush: “Stuff just happens. There is always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something. But,it’s not necessarily the right thing to do.”

Donald Trump:”Because you have sick people. They happen to be intelligent.And you know,they can be as sick as hell and they’re geniuses in a certain way. They are going to be able to break the system.”

I must confess that Donald Trump has way of explaining issues so that one is left wondering how in hell did I wind up on the other side from Donald!

Some Rosebury Folks Happy

Every time there is a shooting and some folks get killed, we can thank God some people retain a sense of calm and decorum in the midst of hysteria by those who seek to stamp on the US Constitution. The owner of the Rosebury Gun Shop shouted the good news that always accompanies shootings and killings. “I’ve just ordered some more ARs(assault rifles). There’s always a rush on them after a big shooting. We can’t keep the stuff on the shelves.” There is now a cardboard cutout of President Obama with a sign saying: “Gun Salesman Of The Year.”

I do not believe those opposing the right to own a gun and kill people grasp the economic importance of shootings. If you would step back from anger and examine the economic importance of a few gun deaths, you might change your mind. Consider such shootings as the recent one in Oregon as simply a job-creating exercise to restore economic health to this nation.

I guess those liberals opposing guns want to keep gun deaths in the hands of those Mexicans and deprive native born Americans from helping this nation to prosper!

Why ISIS Wins?

Latest figures indicate that during the past two years nearly 30,000 new recruits have entered Syria and Iraq to assist ISIS in its goal of creating a Muslim society in those countries. The US military just spent FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS to train Syrian soldiers to fight ISIS or any other bad group opposed to President Assad. The end result was NINETY SOLDIERS who fled at the first sign of the enemy. I believe we now have five men ready to fight. So, what went wrong for us and right for ISIS?

1. ISIS establishes law and order in a city. After fifteen years of terror and chaos most just want some law and order in their lives.

2. ISIS ends all corruption. If you own a business, no more paying out to terror groups.

3. ISIS restores basic services like electricity.

4. ISIS establishes schools for children. OK, they just study the Koran, but they are in a school

5. ISIS restores traditional roles for women–cook, clean and have sex with your hubby.

6. ISIS emphasizes they are Muslims.

In other words, ISIS establishes some form of normality for people.

And, best of all, ISIS is composed of fellow Muslims, not those associated with Western forces.

IN other words, ISIS soldiers are fighting for their beliefs,not for money!

Why We Failed In Iraq

Every Republican candidate for President yells the same mantra–Obama refused to leave American soldiers and once they are president there will be more boots on the ground. Not a single one has the faintest idea why a decade after Saddam Hussein was defeated and then executed, there is nothing but chaos in Iraq. So, what went wrong?

1. The Americans disbanded the Iraq Army and allowed one million men to head home with arms. Nothing was done to work with Iraq officers to establish law and order. If there was one thing those dudes understood was how to impose law and order.

2. At the time of 9/11 Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, at best,numbered about 2,000. The US invasion opened opportunities for al-Qaeda to recruit thousands of followers determined to drive out the infidels. Guess who were the “infidels?”

3. Since day one of the end of Saddam, one corrupt group of Iraq leaders after another group of corrupt leaders has been in charge of Iraq

4. Actually, Joe Biden at the time uttered some common sense– establish a federal concept in which Sunni Iraqis had their own state. This would have destroyed al-Qaeda.

5. Bush folk pushed for installation of Prime Minister Maliki whose goal was to crush Sunnis and allow his pals to get rich while running Iraq.


Yes, Carly,we need more boots on the ground.

So, What’s With Hillary?

Within a few weeks there will be a debate among Democrats which will number about four men and a woman. Guess who will be the damsel on the stage? Yep,it will be Hillary. Of course, Bernie will be around to talk about social justice and inform the others on that platform that to be a Democrat for decades was to be the candidate for social justice. So, how does Hillary confront this reality?

1. Yes,she must pound away at the rising cost of drugs and present a plan of action.

2. Instead of the slogan of “Black Lives Matter”how about some concrete suggestions. Here in Chicago over a fifteen hour time period six people were murdered by gang members and over a dozen wounded. So, Hillary, how about fighting for strict gun control laws?

3. Hillary has to confront the student debt issue and propose specific ways of reducing the amount as well as new approaches to paying them off.

Hillary, come out fighting and be forceful and direct.