Category Archives: Dick Cheney

Obama Salutes Those Who Served

They held a ceremony over the weekend to honor those who served in the war in Afghanistan. This was to honor the end of American military operations in that far off land. President Obama wanted to honor the brave members of the military and those civilians who had rises their lives in a war that was mishandled from day one. Unfortunately, 2,200 Americans were not able to attend this ceremony since they are dead. How about honoring those who caused this travesty?

1. Former Vice President Dick Cheney certainly deserves the Medal Of Honor for his ineptitude in getting us into a war that should have been handled very differently.

2. Former President George Bush deserves to place many medals on his chest since he failed to follow through on the initial days of victory because his heart lay further south in Iraq.

3. Former Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld deserves a medal of sending his notorious messages which offered no intelligent advice.

4. Former President Karzai does deserve a medal for creating the most corrupt government in the region.

5. And, a giant medal of honor to Fox News which made sure that Americans had absolutely no idea what was happening in Afghanistan, let alone about what should occur!

Police Vs Mayor de Blasio

There are many members of the New York City police department who are angry at Mayor Bill de Blasio who they now charge with being responsible for the deaths of two cops murdered by a mentally ill man. They just flew a banner which makes clear they are “turning their backs” against the mayor. Here is the reality:

1. Being a cop is a dangerous job, but not as dangerous as that facing being a coal miner.

2. Over ninety percent of cops do NOT fire their weapon during the course of the year.

3. Over ninety percent of cops do NOT confront an armed man.

4. SOME members of police department have violated the rights of those they were supposed to protect.

5. Mayor de Blasio was simply doing what was designed to PROTECT police. He wanted to end harassment of those whose skins are dark.

6. Who knows, if there had not been the deaths of several young blacks, would mentally ill individuals blame the police for their problems?

No one knows the answer to that last question.

And, police do NOT know if actions by the mayor actually saved lives!

A Chat With Santa

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit Santa in the North Pole. He had asked what I want for Xmas, and my reply was to chat with the man who is actually beloved by members of the Tea Party and Barack Obama.

M: So, Santa, is there anything different about this Christmas from previous ones?

S: Well, to tell the truth it has been a rough one. Can you imagine what it is like getting this sleigh across open water when in the old days we had gobs of snow?

M: I hope you are not like those Socialist Liberals always complaining about the sol-called global warming?

S: Santa cares about all folks, whether or not they be liberals, socialists, or wealthy.

M: So, what did you bring to those working on Wall Street?

S: Actually,nothing. They already got their Xmas present in November. Bonuses and new laws to prevent them from paying any taxes.

M: Are you against those job creators?

S: Well, it would sort of help if we Santas got some health benefits, carrying those loads is mighty tough on my back.

M: I have always wondered if Santa ever got angry at anyone?

S: Have you ever dealt with little Teddie Cruz, he gets so angry if I leave some presents at the homeless shelter. He claims I am encouraging laziness and giving the money of those with wealth to a bunch of bums who live off the work of others. A real gem is little Teddie.

M: How do you feel about President Obama?

S: That is one curious dude. He could use a present of a good speech writer. I call him the Great Miscommunicator.

M: Anything for Vladimir Putin?

S: Vodka and a muzzle for his mouth is the best I can do.

M: Anything for Sarah Palin or Ms. Bachmann?

S: A bear to wrestle for Sarah and a history book for the woman who could use a bit of knowledge.

M: What can I get for you?

S: Snow would help.

Tunisia Beacon In Middle East

Americans have forgotten that the Arab Spring initially sprung up in the country of Tunisia. It was in that land where people rose up against a dictatorship which had been in power for over forty years. Tunisia is also a country in which secular Muslims have lived in peace with Christians and Jews. Yes, there are still some Jews living in Tunisia. At no point during the past few years have those with secular ideas been suppressed by a Tunisian government. The “Muslim” party of the land has worked with secular groups to restrain fundamentalists from imposing any form of Sharia law upon the people of Tunisia. The past few days a democratic election was held in which secular leader Beji Essebi won about 55% of the vote. There were a few scattered attempts to employ violence by fanatics but these were crushed by armed forces.

In other words, there is a democratic Muslim society in the Middle East. It has free elections and fanatics are challenged by the armed forces. I realize this is not what most Americans have been led to believe. Even Bill Manher is convinced that the Muslim religion is not appropriate to democracy. Sorry Bill, just check out Tunisia!

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

Long time since I heard: “take the high ground.”

Some sit back with eyes wondering about the world.

Few place one finger on forehead while thinking.

Everyone needs a safe place in which to retreat.

Somewhere over the rainbow is a rainbow.

We have become a tired nation.

In the end all Americans are immigrants.

I get upset if the coffee is not very hot.

Some bend head while looking.

One can not be guilty of offering too much love.

What Went Wrong In Iraq?

The history of the Iraq War has been a tale told by idiots bearing scant resemblance to what actually happened. From day one when Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld uttered lies about the so called Weapons of Mass Destruction until today, the American people have been fed one lie after another. There was no reason to have a war, and the hoax that began it simply continued day after day. The Bush decisions to fire every soldier in the Iraq War allowed thousands of men with weapons in their hands to initiate a civil conflict that continues today. Perhaps, the most critical mistake was a propaganda war which insisted the famous “Surge” led by General David Petraeus was the reason for reduction in fighting by al Qaeda.

The most important factor in crushing al Qaeda stemmed from creation of Awakening Councils led by Sunni tribes. They handled forces of Osama bin Laden and led to peace. American leaders obtained promises from Prime Minister Maliki that Sunni leaders would be integrated into the Iraq army and Sunni tribes treated with respect. That promise was broken by Shiite leader Maliki and today we live with consequences of his actions. He destroyed confidence among Sunnis and the child of his decision is ISIS.

Peace in Iraq will only come about if Shiite leaders seek to create a new Iraq. Simple as that.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Anti-Theft Xmas Trees”

So, Santa, keep your hands to yourself!

Italy, Local: “In Italy, God Plans To Look Away”

Is that good or bad news for the Vatican?

Norway, Norway Post: “Effort To Promote Human Rights”

This is one story that has nothing to do with Kim Jong-un!

USA, aol: “What You Need To Know About About Gun Club?”

Oh well, it is just a matter of time before you WILL know about the gun club.

UK, Guardian: “Stay In Style”

There will be no changes in the style of Republican congressmen next year.

The Man With Balls

It has taken at least six years but there are signs that Barack Obama has finally decided that being President of the United States requires standing up got ideas rather than being the man who seeks to avoid controversy. Yes, he did fight for the idea of national health insurance, but the Obama of 21014 might have fought for a law that was progressive. Perhaps, the Obama of 2014 in 2009 would simply have expanded Medicare to include all Americans rather than creating a complex law that took thousands of pages to describe how all Americans might be covered for their medical expenses. Today, he has ended the foolish ban on relations with Cuba even though his action has unleashed the forces of stupidity. For example:

1. Marco Rubio insists that having relations with Cuba makes the Castro boys even more powerful. I have yet to hear Marco insisting that we end relations with Communist China.

2. Fox News insists the Castro boys will make life terrible for the people of Cuba. I guess that is why thousands are marching in Havana in joy.

Barack, stand up for what is right, and explain it to Americans. That is what great American presidents Do!

Donald Trump On Whatever

Frankly, there has been an amazing silence from the red headed man who simply knows everything about everyone and when he speaks, those around must stand at attention and listen to his words of wisdom. As I recall, Donald Trump was a fervent supporter of a man named, George Bush. Donald was quick to appear on Fox News in order to support his leader against unfair attacks by those LIBERALS AND SOCIALISTS who inhabit the Democratic Party. Silence is not the ordinary stance of a man who regards himself as God’s gift to humanity. Jeb Bush of the Bush family has decided to investigate the possibility that we Americans might just desire his Bush like knowledge as our next President. Obviously, this did not sit well with Donald since Jeb forgot to check with him.

“The last thing we need is another Bush. Obama has been a terrible President, but Bush likewise was a terrible President. We have two beauties there so I am not a fan of the Bush group.” However, I am certain he is a fan of the Trump group. I hate to tell Donald but not a single important Republican is worried about being fired by Donald. He might just go and build another casino that he can close.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

China, China Daily: “Dead On The Internet”

Sounds like a good place to die.

USA, aol: “Torturers Heroes To Cheney”

At least it shows that Cheney is loyal to his comrades.

Russia, Moscow Times: “”A New Start”

In Putin Russia that means invading a new country.

Sweden, Local: “Snow Shortages Moves Ski Races”

Have you guys considered Siberia, they could use some money.

France, Connexion: “Train Conductors Start Strike”

At least the engineers are working.