Category Archives: Dick Cheney

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!

What ToDo In Ukraine?

As you recall it was just over a decade ago when the American government led by the dynamic trio of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld decided that our very survival as a country was threatened by the presence of
Weapons of Mass Destruction and the only road to peace was the road to war. This nation is now confronted by another possible war, and it has nothing to do with Muslims, and everything to do with terrorists. However, these terrorists are Christians, and they do sort of possess weapons of mass destruction. Separatists in Ukraine are moving into new areas, and behaving as an arm of Russian foreign policy. Senator John McCain and many members of Congress urge President Obama to send in weapons and get this war escalated. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is urging caution and now allowing the conflict to escalate. Most probably, President Obama is sort of confused about what to do.

Whether we like it or not, Soviet (oops, I mean, Russian) leader, Vladimir Putin wants a war. He has no idea how his Ukraine adventure could escalate into a war that might threaten peace in the world. Sorry, Ukraine might have to lose some land. However, the long term prospect is that Putin cannot continue allowing sanctions to be imposed without damaging the lives of Russians. Caution is the best policy. It might not get approval from Fox News, but such is life-and peace!

Brian We Love You

Poor Brian Williams is in trouble for telling fibs in class. He has been telling the tale of how while in a helicopter in Iraq in 2003, his plane was hit and he survived. It turns out the helicopter that was hit was not the one in which he rode. OK, so a TV person told lies. How about:

1. Fox News Lies about WMD in Iraq

2. Fox News fibs about “job destruction” caused by Obamacare?

3. Fox News stories about the Ebola scare?

4. Fox News stories about those immigrants taking jobs away from Americans?

And, so on, and so on….

Enough With Measles Madness!

The American people have endured several years of Republican nonsense and destructive policies, but the current war against vaccination has reached the ultimate in stupidity. Five children in a Chicago day care have just been diagnosed with the measles. I realize that Chris Christie is now against vaccination and DOCTOR Rand Paul insists that those who are vaccinated may wind up dead. In all honesty, Senator Paul does have a point:

1. Over 97% of those who died this year had been vaccinated!

With evidence such as the above, how can any reasonable person deny that vaccination is the road to death? OK, enough with this nonsensical manner of thinking. So far this year we have had more children stuck with the disease than in the past few years. A disease that once was regarded as over, is now appearing all over the county. Surely, there MUST come a moment when Republicans cease supporting crazy ideas? Oh, for the record:

1. Under Republican President Theodore Roosevelt, the first federal laws were passed requiring inspections for safety violations in factories.

2. Under Teddy Roosevelt the first laws dealing with impure foods were passed.

3. Under Theodore Roosevelt, the federal government began its policies to protect our forests.

Yes indeed, there was a time when Republicans actually believed in science!

Defend Ukraine

The issue of sending defensive weapons to Ukrainian forces now confronting well armed “separatists” as well as the so called, “Russian volunteers” has confronted the Obama administration with its current great challenge. Here are the arguments for and against:

AGAINST

1. If the US or NATO supplies weapons to Ukrainian forces, it will compel President Putin to dramatically increase the number of “volunteers” in Ukraine.

2. It raises the possibility of an armed clash between forces of the West with those of Russia.

3. It opens the door to the possibility of a nuclear encounter.

4. It provides Putin with an opportunity to depict himself as defending Russia against threatening enemies.

5. It might lead to destabilizing western Europe.

FOR

1. We would only be sending defensive weapons.

2. If Ukraine does not receive weapons it could be destroyed by Russian soldiers and the separatists.

3. This defeat would frighten most countries in eastern Europe.

4. If not now confronting Putin, then when?

I got Rights!

The Republican party has made clear to we Americans that the era of BIG GOVERNMENT is over, and we the people no longer have to endure the tyranny of some government official telling us how to live our lives. Freedom is here! Each individual American now has the right to decide making decisions about his or her life. So, here is my list:

1. I demand the right to drive as fast or slow as I desire.

2. I have the right to refuse paying any taxes, federal, state or local.

3. I have the right to not wear a seat belt in a car.

4. I have the right to tear up any ticket given me by a government employee such as a policeman.

5. I have the right to wear a concealed weapon when attending a speech by President Obama. Of course, he has the same right.

6. I have the right to demand an A grade in any college course I take.

If you doubt these rights, just check the 2nd Amendment, paragraph three.

Saudi Arabia And Terrorism

The King of Saudi Arabia is dead and there is now a new king. Naturally, American leaders flocked to Saudi Arabia in order to extend best wishes and hope the new King will continue the policies of the old King. Really? Does the United States really desire continuation of Saudi Arabian policies which have played an important role in creating the mess of Muslim terrorism? For example:

1. Saudi Arabia funded the madrassas schools which educate Muslim boys to hate the West.

2. Saudi money was proved to the Taliban during its early days.

3. Saudi money was given to the fight against the Russians in Afghanistan and thus help destabilize that nation.

4. Name a terrorist and it is certain that at some point he received funds from Saudi Arabia.

In simple English, Saudi Arabia has been the greatest source of funding terrorism in the Muslim world. Yeah, just continue your policies!

Egypt, Bastion Of Democracy

Egypt is among the most important nations in the Middle East but this country is also among the key areas of this region in which a government lacks any plan to revitalize society and create conditions that will engage young people in meaningful work. Yes, the Muslim Brotherhood under the leadership of Mohammed Morsi committed one blunder after another to wreck the Egyptian spring of peace and hope for a new beginning. Yes, the Muslim Brotherhood was out to gain power and then use that power to destroy democracy. But, under leadership of General Sisi, Egypt is pursuing the path of dictatorship and lacks any plan for an economic development that would create a vibrant society. A year ago, Sisi ordered the arrest of Al-Jazedera employees as part of his effort to stifle democracy in the land. Egypt needs those raising important issues and focusing on corruption and incompetence if the nation is to become an economic giant.

Finally one of the Al Jazeera reporters was freed. The others remain in jail. Peter Greste was an Australian and is headed home. But, as he leaves the people of Egypt remain in a society in which open discussion is still not available. General Sisi and his buddies will continue their efforts to gain power and to seek economic gains for those who have the power. The only losers are the people of Egypt.