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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.

Kissinger Remains Republican Hero

There are moments when I am amazed how some people remain in the news even though a few decades have passed since they once were icons of fame. Henry Kissinger has been part of the American scene since as a twenty one year old soldier he wound up during World War II running an entire German city since as a refugee from Nazi Germany, the interrogator possessed the right language skills. One might mention that Kissinger the interrogator did NOT resort to torture in order to obtain needed information. The boy got a Ph.D. and eventually became an “expert” on foreign policy. He served under Richard Nixon as Secretary of State and gained fame for establishing diplomatic relations with Communist China. There is something ironic in the fact that REPUBLICANS reached out to Communist China, a nation that was number one in the world in torture and abuse of its people. Naturally, modern Republicans go crazy when Obama establishes diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Henry, once again was testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee when some people stood up with signs denouncing the Republican hero: “Arrest Henry Kissinger For War Crimes.” They referred to his role aiding the dictatorship of Chile which tortured and murdered thousands of their own people. This was just too much for Senator John McCain. He referred to the protestors as “low life scum.” And went on to describe their behavior as “disgraceful, and outrageous and despicable.”

The fact remans that Kissinger DID support a vicious dictator. I believe his actions were despicable.

Barack Had Second Term Balls!

The Republican party won the past election and they arrived in Washington D.C. expecting to run the place and pass their legislation. Most Republicans expected the dude from Africa to get out of their way and turn this nation over to the Koch Brothers. Alas, Republicans forgot that a second term president was not running again for that position and now enjoyed the position of telling one and all, “go fuck yourself!” The NEW Obama frankly does not give a damn about what Republicans seek as legislation and he will make their lives miserable. In one sense, it has become “pay back time” for the president who was constantly impeded in his desires to pass legislation. For the past six years Republicans have been able to block passage of laws, and now the president with his power of the veto is giving then a taste of their own medicine.

The sad aspect of the new Obama is that this attitude would have resulted in greater victories for Obama if only he had behaved in this approach six years ago instead of giving in to Wall Street fears and threats. He should have told Wall Street to go fuck itself and protected those in need rather than making the rich more wealthy.

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

In older days I wore a white tee shirt under my shirt.

I dislike looking up to tall men because they are looking down on me.

Sometimes, to glance backward is to glance ahead.

One must accept with grace there are things that will NOT occur during one’s life time.

Some present a determined look approaching eating a bagel.

Ultimate triumph is to be true to self.

Some place hand in back pocket exiting an eating place.

One must never ration praise.

Some touch nose when sitting down.

I so enjoy stretching out my legs when seated.

Bibi Seeks To Halt Peace In Middle East

The Obama administration just ended a policy that has failed to work for nearly seventy years when it decided to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. Naturally, to Republicans if something has not worked for seventy years why not continue for seventy more. A similar Republican and Democratic approach is the policy desired toward Iran. Before discussing this issue, let me fill in readers with the story of what happened to our policy toward Iran in 2001. As you recall, American forces swept into Afghanistan after the 9/11 horror. What Americans do NOT know is that President Khatami, then leader of Iran, offered aid to Americans and worked with our military leaders by providing Intelligence about Taliban forces. He also prevented the Taliban from entering Iran. Khatami offered the US a deal. He agreed to recognize Israel, cease aiding terrorists, accepted UN review of his nation’s atomic development and wanted in return the end of sanctions and recognition of his government. President Bush turned down the deal.

Today, President Rouhani is attempting his best to reach an agreement with Western nations. But, Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu wants to pull another Bush response to Iran. According to PM Netanyahu, “in the coming weeks, the powers are liable to tech a framework agreement with Iran, kan agreement liable to leave Iran as a nuclear threshold state.” In other words, Iran would become like that other Middle Eastern state which refuses to allow UN into their nuclear facilities–Israel! It is time to end this madness and work With the Iran government. Cease being frightened by someone like Bibi Netanyahu whose only response is always -kill and kill!

Horror Of Nigeria Is Horrible

Every so often I console myself living in the United States of America with the thought that at least I am not a member of the nation of Nigeria. Imagine being a citizen of a country in which the President and his corrupt cronies devote their days and nights to robbing the people blind even as Muslim fanatics wander around murdering hundreds of people? President Goodluck Jonathan doesn’t give a damn if terrorists take over a large section of the country as long as his corrupt allies can siphon off billions from the nation’s oil. He allows an army in which soldiers are not provided weapons and are happy if they at least get paid every so often. When asked about the horror of Boko Haramhis response is to blame failure of other nations to wipe it out. He lacks any sense of responsibility for what transpires in his own nation. Goodluck reminds me of Chinese leaders in the 1940s who stole money as the Communists gradually took over the country.

Boko Haram murderers swept through small towns killing and burning. Imagine guerrilla forces taking over an army base! Rachel Adamu summed up the feeling of her fellow Nigerians: “Please pray for us, we are in danger, under serious attacks. Goodluck to those in danger of their lives, Goodluck doesn’t give a damn!

Freedom Summit Frees Bullshit To Flow

Members of the Republican Party are holding a Freedom Summit meeting. In order to spare you the tiresome responsibility of finding out what transpired at this meeting of the minds, let me quickly sum up the gathering.

1. Ted Cruz promised to halt the influx of THOSE people who reside south of the USA. Of course, he was born in Canada so it stands to reason that THOSE people who reside North of the US are welcome in our midst.

2. Rick Perry will spend the days adjusting his eye glasses which are intended to prove to the world that he is a scholar and DOES know the names of those who are in the Cabinet. Sorry, he does know the names of at least three Cabinet positions, but I doubt if he knows the names of those who lead those positions.

3. Chris Christie will promise that if elected President of the USA, that he personally will place his body on a bridge in order to screw up morning traffic. In this way, he will force cars not to move which will assist in conservation of our oil supplies.

4. Governor David Walker will promise, if elected President, that he will crush the last remaining unions in America and save our business people from the horror of paying more than $7.25 an hour.

5. Rand Paul will promise to cease discussing over flowing prison populations since fewer prisons cuts into the profits of businesses that run prisons.

6. At some point, Sarah Palin will throw her gun into the ring of candidates.

7. Oh, black Dr. Ben Carson will promise to halt doctors from doing their jobs as doctors who serve the needs of women.

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

Mystery of Life: Why do people adorn bodies with Tattoos?

At age 84 I increasingly stumble when walking.

There comes a point in life when all one can say is, “that’s life”

Pain in a heel ensures that one walks with difficulty.

Fear not the dawn, it just signifies another day of work.

I so miss running.

Our government increasingly resembles the gang that could not shoot straight.

For some, mother is in the face of the daughter.

Unfortunately, for some the body of mom is the body of daughter.

Some slap knee when others depart.