Category Archives: Dick Cheney

Obama Hates America!

I have been alive during sixty years of presidential elections and have witnessed candidates arguing they were a superior candidate then their opponent. But, until elections in which a black dude who was born in Africa, I have NEVER heard one candidate claim his opponent hated America because he was not a real American. Barack Obama has made mistakes, he has fouled up–just as has anyone who became president of this nation. Rudy Giuliani was attending a meeting of fellow Republicans when the mouth that roars nonsense, let go with another of his profound observations on Barack Obama. “I do not believe–and I know this isa horrible thing to say–but i do not believe that this president loves America.” Of course he does not, how can anyone who was born in Africa have love for the American people? There is politics, and there is simply politicians who do not like the American form of democracy. In this land, we conduct a political campaign with respect for our opponents. THAT is the AMERICAN way of politics.

When it comes to wallowing in dirt, Rudy is the number one proponent of insulting opponents. Any person who has been nominated to run for president is an AMERICAN. We can oppose him, but it contradicts the essence of our democratic process of elections to question that person’s love of this country.

Jeb–Send In The Troops

There is one thing to be said about the Bush boys, when it comes to war, they are ready and willing to send in the troops. Of course, neither of the Bush boys has ever actually been to war, but they are not adverse to sending American troops into action. Jeb recently informed the world, “I love my father and brother,” but he does have his own ideas. According to this military genius, if the United Staes of America can make certain the world knows that we have the greatest armed force in the world, “it is less likely that we will need to put our men and women in uniform in “harms way.” Let me get his ideas clear:

1. Increase the military budget.

2. Create a powerful armed force.

And then, there will be an end to Muslim terrorism.

As I recall, in 2003 the United States HAD the world’s most powerful armed force. As I recall, there was not a nation in the world that could compete with American troops. And, yes, and the result was the fiasco of the Iraq war. When will the Bush boys ever learn, the military is not the way to win wars that entail fighting bands of men who are connected to local populations? Everything Jeb is calling for has already been in place. More guns are not the solution. How about more ideas?

Q!

Growing up in an East European Jewish neighborhood in the Bronx, New York, my friends and I would make fun of our elderly rabbis who had words of wisdom for any occasion. For example, Rabbo Zvi Telsner has offered some words of wisdom to gays and lesbians, the good news is they can be cured of their illness by “therapy.” So here goes:

ASK THE REBBE

1. So, rebbe, my wife ran off with another guy.
Rebbe: Be blessed my son, now you can eat a decent meal.

2. So, rebbe, is it permissible to eat non-kosher food?
Rebbe: If you read the Torah it does not say a single word about pizza or hot dogs or hamburgers. If not in the Torah, my son, eat away!

3. So rebbe, is it permissible to cross the street when there is a red light?
Rebbe: So, where in the Torah does it discuss lights? Just remember those who dwell in darkness will die in darkness.

4. So, rebbe, is it permissible to vote for a Republican?
Rebbe: We Jews have lived in poverty. If you desire to continue living in poverty, just vote the straight Republican line.

5. So,Rebbe, can I marry a Shicksa?
Rebbe: Does she have big boobs? So, enjoy, enjoy, my son!

Fruits Of War Linger On In Minds Of Veterans

I, along with millions can not forget what happened to millions of young Americans who were sent off to war by the dynamic trio of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld. They were asked to fight, get wounded or die in a war that had no plan, no purpose, and no conclusion. Yes, “American Sniper” is making millions pretending the war was a glorious moment for at least some people. But, the millions of veterans will not cash in on a Hollywood moment, they must spend their days and nights reflecting on the horror of combat and loss of their friends. Why them and not me is THE question in so many minds? A new bill has finally been passed in Congress called the Clay Hunt Suicide prevention act. Its focus is upon dealing with Post Traumatic Disorder.

1. It creates new peer support systems for those in psychological need.

2. It establishes a comprehensive VA suicide prevention program.

3. It provides for hiring additional mental health specialists.

4. It even provides student loan assistance to psychologists who will work with these veterans.

Of course, nothing can wipe from minds what happened. Then again, nothing has been done to punish those responsible for what did HAPPEN!

Iraq–Send Help!

The Foreign Minister of Iraq just sent out a plea to the world for help. Ibrahim al Ja’afari wants the world to rally around the cause of Iraq and help his gallant government drive out the bad guys. He denounced ISIS for its brutality, its disregard for human life and wants the world to join in the battle to rid the Middle East of these beasts. OK,so the Iraq diplomat does admit there is a bit of “corruption” in his government and the world should ignore this minor problems and work to end the existence of ISIS. Who can disagree with his desire? Of course:

1. There would not be an ISIS if the government of Iraq Prime Minister Maliki had not attacked and imprisoned thousands of Sunni Iraqis.

2. Maliki had promised to allow Sunni warriors who had helped to destroy al-Qaeda to be incorporated into the Iraq armed forces, he did not carry out his promise.

3. The Shiite Iraq government has allowed Muslim militants to attack, murder and drive out of the country its Christian population.

Frankly, it is difficult to believe any statement from the Iraq government about its desire for democracy.

General John Boehner Demands Action!

I expect any moment to hear John Boehner break into song singing a chorus “Onward Christian Soldiers marching as to war.” John, who has never served in the military is angry and wants some sort of war. According to the man who knows nothing about war, “I want to give our military Commanders the flexibility and the authority to defeat the enemy. If we are going to win this fight, we need a strong robust strategy and strong robust authority.” Wow! This dude sure wants some action. Of course, at this very moment there are American planes bombing ISIS along with planes from our allies, including those from Muslim nations like Jordan and Saudi Arabia. I though that was the “strategy.” Of course, it is a bit confusing as to whether Republicans in Congress want boots on the ground, American boots, that is. As I recall, a Republican id send boots on the ground to Iraq and we have yet to get over that exhibit of stupidity.

I wonder if John Boehner understands that under the US Constitution, the President of the United States is commander-in-chief of our armed forces. He calls the shot about strategy, not members of Congress. The president can NOT allow political leaders to determine our military strategy. That is insane. Of course, nothing prevents John from joining our armed forces and going off to battle.

Bibi Angers Democrats

Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy from Vermont has traditionally been a strong supporter of Israel and one who deeply seeks peace in the world. It requires real stupidly on the part of any Israel political leader to get Leahy angry about Israel. Well, Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has accomplished his mission to anger many American political leaders who ordinarily side with Israel. Following is Leahy’s comments about the proposed Netanyahu speech to Congress. “The unfortunate way that House leaders have unilaterally arranged this, and then heavily politicized it, has demolished the potential constructive value of this Joint Meeting. They have organized a tawdry and high handed stunt that has embarrassed not only Israel, but Congress itself. It has long been an unwritten rule and practice through the decades that when it comes to American foreign policy, we speak and act thoughtfully with one voice, when we can, and with the national interests of the United States as our uppermost consideration.”

As an American Jew the national interest of the United States of America supersedes the national interests of any other nation. I took an oath to defend the American Constitution when entering the US Army, not the constitution of Israel. I believe in defending the national interests of the United States I also aid the survival of Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu is NOT my leader. Hew is an incompetent, stupid, arrogant man whose policies damage the national interest of Israel!

Common Sense In Ferguson, Missouri??

Millions of words have been written about events in Ferguson, Missouri. Pundits have pundated and eminent authorities have pontificated upon the meaning of death for a young black youth. At the heart of all this blabber is the basic fact that American police these days have lost a sense of common sense. In my Depression youth I was caught stealing by a cop, he yelled at me, and then hit me with his fist and sent me home with a warning that if he ever caught me stealing again, I would go to jail. “Broken windows” is a broken theory that simply sends more and more people to jail while real criminals pursue their activities. The problem with Broken Windows is that while police are worried about a broken window, some real criminal is committing some real crime, elsewhere.

Heather De Main is confined to a wheelchair. Hardly a weapon that poses a threat to society. She lives in Ferguson, and is on social media about the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown. Somehow, police decided that her words posed a threat to their very lives. She was assaulted. At the very moment police were worried about Heather, some Wall Street banker was robbing the American people of their money. Common sense is simply ignore any and all people in a wheelchair!

How To Make Money For Bullshit!

I do have a doctorate, and I did take a few psychology classes which apparently qualifies me for a few hundred thousand dollars from the Pentagon. Brenda Connoars is an analyst who works for the Naval War College and she apparently has taken some psychology courses. She was hired at a cost of hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to provide a psychological analysis of Vladimir Putin. She concluded the Russian leader suffers from Asperger Syndrome which is “an autistic disorder that affects of of his decisions. It impacts his ability to socially interact.” He was also the object of bullies as a child. I trust that clearly explains his behavior as a bully.

Each person had problems growing up. We all have stories of being bullied and being a social outcast. Vladimir Putin worked for the KGB which undoubtedly was a greater influence on who he became than being the object of a childhood bully. See, I explained him. Let me tell you where to send the money.

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 remember, there is a tomorrow, if not, you are dead.

Some stumble through life, mentally.

Our government resembles the gang that could not shoot straight.

A minister of God should behave like a God and display wisdom.

We rarely know what we know.

In modern America there is no last “word.”

We always gaze at the person who sits next to us in a coffee shop.

I never abandon hope.

Why does a young man wear a knit cap in the library?

Fear not the dawn, it simply is an announcement of a new day in your life!