Category Archives: Dick Cheney

A Suggestion To Rand Paul

It is now very clear that Senator Rand Paul will NOT be receiving the Republican nomination for president of the United States in 2016. The man continues to rant and yell about government interference in our civil rights to privacy and this upsets most Republicans. He has also urged the Republican party to think about prison reform and to pay attention to needs of black people. Such talk might get him some headlines and appearances on Jon Stewart, but they will not get him any nomination. Heck, Senator John McCain can’t cease reprimanding this upstart in the US Senate for his behavior. So, we offer some words of advice to Rand Paul:

1. In 1856, the new Republican party was crushed in elections but in the process set the stage for victory in 1860.

2. Perhaps, Rand Paul should organize an Independent Republican Party for the 2016 election. He will lose, but he might rally a new brand of voters.

3. In 2020, he might be able to either transform the Republican party into a new group that sheds Tea Party folk, or he might create a new political party that encompasses disaffected Republicans and Democrats.

Heck, this makes sense, lose one in order to win one!

Jeb Bush Salutes Our Heroes!

I feel so reassured to know that at least one candidate of the Republican party refuses to abandon our admiration for the former government of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld. Jeb Bush wants the American people to know that “what I admire most about my brother was that he kept us safe. And I believe people will respect him for a long time because of that.” He also wants Republicans to know that he disagrees with Senator Rand Paul who wants to end government surveillance of our lives. “This is a matter of national security. We shouldn’t surrender the tools that keep us safe. It would be irresponsible. It would be reckless;” Mighty strong words in defense of the Bush-other Bush, that is– policy of defense against weapons of mass destruction.

I wonder what the five thousand Americans who died in this venture into nothing that had anything to do with terrorism feel now that they are dead. I wonder if the 40,000 who were wounded feel about being “saved” by President Bush feel about that caring effort. And, I wonder what the estimated 500,000 who returned with PTSD feel about being “saved” by George Bush? I have a hunch this campaign approach is a losing one.

Erdogan Refutes The New York Times!

Turkish President Recep Erdogan is always ready to defend his nation against any and all enemies. He has now uncovered a vicious new foe whose only task in life is attacking the brave people of Turkey. Not only does this enemy verbally attack and attack, but it is seeking to give aid and comfort to ISIS as well as all terrorist groups in the Middle East. President Erdogan is sick and tired of these constant written assaults on his nation by, none other than: THE NEW YORK TIMES! Thank God Erodgan was quick enough to uncover the latest plan of this arch enemy. President Erdogan informed the world that the New York Times “called the Ottoman ruler Sultan Abdulhamind an absolute monarch.” Not only has the New York Times been smearing the good name of the Turkish government today, but it now displays “hate that is directed to the Ottoman state.” Wow!

Erdogan is convinced the New York Times is “close to the Armenian lobby and now recently the state of Pennsylvania.” Now, you might wonder why this American newspaper is making alliances with the state of Pennsylvania, so let me clear things up. In this state which harbors anti-Turkish rebels lives one Islamic cleric named Fethullah Gulen, whose only task in life is smearing the name of Erdogan. I believe the cleric and the New York Times have been referring to the fact that Turkey has now placed in prison over two hundred media reporters who also hate the Ottoman empire!

On The College Debt Crisis

As you recall, during the crisis beginning in 2007 when many major financial institutions sort of went south due to their incompetence, the American government rushed to the rescue just like the US Cavalry rushed to the rescue when Indians attacked. Eventually, under the administrations of George Bush and Barack Obama, we poured a few trillion dollars into those financial institutions and made them sort of healthy again. Actually, today they once again are doing things that might eventually result in another financial crisis. I am confident if that event happens, we can count on our government rushing in to prevent institutions that are “too big to fail” not to fail. But, for some reason, no one wants to rush in to save the lives of students who are deeply in debt of a figure that now has passed the trillion dollar mark.

Finally, finally, a group of Democratic US Senators have decided it is time for the cavalry to rush to the rescue of students in debt. They want government action to reduce debts and at least the government could reduce interest rates. I still do not understand whey our government has to make money off the hard work of students who simply borrowed in order to get an education. This education, if it results in higher wages, will produce extra money in taxes. Students seeking to become higher paid workers AID THE ECONOMY. Senator Bernie Sanders who is seeking the nomination for President, urges a “Wall Street speculation fee” tax that could be used to help pay off student loans. He also wants legislation that would finance low tuition state universities and thus allow ALL young people to go to college.

The Mouth That Roars Nonsense!

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again is roaring with nonsense when it comes to the Middle East. Listen to this latest example: “As horrific as ISIS is, once Iran, the prime terrorist state of our time, acquires nuclear weapons, it will be a hundred, times more dangerous, a thousand times more dangerous anymore destructive than ISIS.” He warns that filling the coffers of Iran with “billions of dollars to pursue its aggression” will lead to endless wars. Let’s examine the record:

1. The Army of Iran has never left the borders of Iran on any aggressive venture.

2. Since 1980, the IDF has left the borders of Israel to attack other areas in the Middle East.

3. Under the administration of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld the United States has spent over a TRILLION DOLLARS in pursuit of destabilizing the Middle East and creating terrorist groups.

4. When it comes to fostering terrorism the USA is the leading nation of our time.

Yes, Bibi, the nation of Iran DOEs sponsor terrorists. But, when it comes to sponsoring the rise of terrorism, Iran is a distant fifth in the Middle East.

How about gazing in the mirror and wondering if Israel could try some new approaches to peace? Yes, Bibi, the road to peace is long and difficult, but it is the only road we have. As British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said: “Jaw, Jaw, not war, war.”

China Ubber Alles!

The government of China is engaged in an interesting adventure into deciding what exactly are the borders of this nation. It has sent dozens of ships into the South China Sea in order to begin the process of transforming a reef or some sand into an island, and then claiming the new piece of land belongs to China. It goes further than only claiming ownership of an “island.” Once the “island” appears in the sea, then China decides who can fly over the island. According to the Chinese government: “It is a long standing task for China to safeguard its maritime rights and interests.

OK, so why can’t China:

Build an island off the coast of California and claim it belongs to China. No plane flights from San Francisco without approval.

Build an island off the coast of Italy and take control of the entire Middle East.

China forever and far ever is the new slogan!

On Memorial Day

Memorial Day used to be among the most important holidays in the United States of America. It began as a day to commemorate those who had died fighting for the Union in the Civil War. Over three hundred thousand had been killed fighting to ensure that the United States of America endured as a nation. Those who died in Wold War I were remembered on Armistice Day in November. It was generally accepted that the 400,000 who died fighting in World War II would be remembered on Memorial Day and no special event was ever given them. Of course, in those days, serving in the armed forces was a part of the American ethos. Men were expected to be part of their nation’s armed forces because to be an American was to give something back to the nation. This concept ended withe the conclusion of the Vietnam War. Today, about one half of one percent ever becomes part of our armed forces.

Those under the age of 35 have very little interest or concern for the concept of doing something for the nation. We are a long way from the words of President Kennedy who said, “ask not what the country can doe for you, but what you can do for the country.” Today, the “country” consists of those with whom one engages on social media. The concept of “America” increasingly become a relic of the past. Narcissistic behavior is now the norm. If people are poor, blame it on them. Few today feel responsibility for the lives of Americans. We remember our selves, not the nation. WE are the new America!

Oh, for Republicans the only Americans worth their attention are those who will give them money to win an election. Perhaps, it is time for a new Memorial Day to remember the “job creators” who are forced to pay 1% of their salary in taxes!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

USA, aol: “Pizzeria Robbed”

Are you sure it was not a take-out order?

UK,Guardian: “Unusual Powers Revealed”

Republicans can reduce the amount of money coming in and also reduce the national debt.

Egypt, al Arahm: “Court Bans Porn On Website”

Anywhere else is OK.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Foreign Anti-Torture Experts Expelled”

Heck, this is Putin Russia where torture if legal!

France, Connexion: “French Are Big Drinkers”

I will toast that statement!

Benghazi Forever

It is Saturday and Republicans want to make clear to the American people that the major issue confronting this nation is BENGHAZI. As you recall, FOUR Americans died because terrorists invaded the US Embassy int hat town which is located in the nation of Libya. For some reason, the Secretary of State failed to do her job and station herself, along with her weapon, inside the Embassy to blast away at a terrorist group which was entering the facilities. It is clear the primary responsibility of a Secretary of State is to wander from Embassy location to Embassy location in order to ensure there is tight security.

On October 23, 1983, terrorists blew up a Marine barracks in the city or Beirut in Lebanon and the end result was the death of TWO HUNDRED FORTY ONE Americans. Not a single member of the Democratic Party in Congress blamed President Reagan for that disaster. The event happened on a Sunday morning. I want to know why Ronald Reagan was not at his post with his machine gun blasting away at those terrorists!

Believe it or not, men die all over the world, and no President is ever held responsible for those deaths. BUT, Hillary Clinton is held responsible for the deaths of four people. Isn’t it time for Republicans to give this story a rest? I doubt if a single Republican could even place the location of Benghazi on a map!

World In CHAOS!

It has now become a must statement on Fox News that the sky is falling and CHAOS reigns around the world since Barack Obama became our president. Most scholars of international relations believe the current era of human kind is among the most peaceful in the history of this planet, but Fox News insists that violence is growing due to failure of President Obama to send in the troops in order to reduce violence. I trust you remember when the great President George Bush sent in the troops to end violence in the Middle East. As I recall, in the year 2001 there was not a single war going on in the Middle East. And, the war in Afghanistan was over with Russian troops having left. Oh, there were some dictators, but there was not a single war going on in this region in the year, 2001.

Examine the present:

There is not a major conflict occurring on the continent of Asia. There are some guerrilla forces opposing governments in Thailand and Myanmar, but no other conflict.

The only conflict in Latin America is in Columbia where guerrilla forces are currently engaged in negotiations with the government to end the conflict. Mexico is a basket case of violence, but the fight is between drug lords and the government. But, no other Latin American violence.

There is not a single war in Europe except for the conflict in Ukraine. This conflict involves a few thousand and dozens of people die each month, but this is not a major conflict.

There are conflicts in Nigeria in which a few thousand Boko Haram nut cases rape and murder. Aside from some conflicts over who is the president of a nation, there are no major wars on the African continent except for northern regions like Libya.

So, where is the chaos? Believe it or not the only major conflicts in the world are in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Libya. None of these conflicts arose during the administration of a Democrat as President.