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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 posses a child’s sense of wonder.

Some walk through life with a smile on face.

To be born with a work ethic is to be born blessed.

Children openly explore life, seniors just want to live.

Be a gardner of love.

I wonder if God runs a life lottery.

Some are hustlers of life and want to win the life lottery.

Fighting Scott Walker Takes On ISIS

Scott Walker is governor of the state of Wisconsin and he among the bravest men in this fair land. He took on the terrorist unions such as those representing police, firefighters and other government employees and he defeated them. “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can so the same across the world.” He is one American who is not afraid of ISIS, he is one American who is ready to stand up and confront any terrorist in the world. I have received, still unconfirmed reports, that ISIS leaders are meeting in order to discuss the threat posed by Scott Walker. Some are preparing to offer terms of surrender before this man comes at them with pen in hand to wipe them off the face of this planet!

Scott is against “special interests” such as unions that serve the interests of police and firemen. He wants to fight in order to protect the interests of “taxpayers.” I trust you know that government employees are not taxpayers. I wonder if Scott is so determined to rid the country of “special interests” will he take on Wall Street. OOPs, sorry, there are no special interests on Wall Street, just wonderful Americans who devote their days creating $7.25 per hour jobs.

Fight For Wealthy Equality!

I am sick and tired of all this talk about the needs of poor people. How often do you encounter an article or TV show that depicts the plight of our top one percent of wealthy people. To be more accurate,w hat about the plight of the 99% of the top 1% of those with large incomes? Do you realize that the top 1% of the top 1% of those with incomes in this land are falling behind the top 1% of the top of wealthy folks. WE need an affirmative action plan to aid the 99% of those in the top 1% of income. Each year they fall further behind the top 1% of the top 1% in income. Do you realize their yachts are half the size of the top 1% of the top 1%? It is time for Congress to recognize the plight of the 99% of the top 1% with money!

I know that not only does President Obama hate America, he also hates the minority who constitute 99% of the top 1% with money. Have you ever heard a single word out of his mouth concerning their plight in being left behind? He hates wealthy people because most of them are white!

Raise income for the 99% of the top 1% and it will result in high paying jobs for all Americans!

On Multiculturalism

There are days when I wonder if somehow or in some way I failed to recognize my bigotry in modern America. Actually, the expression “pluralism” was coined in a New Republic magazine in 1916 in an effort to recognize America in this era. At that point in time, 25% of Americans were either immigrants or children of immigrants, today the figure is about 8%. The issue of creating a society in which people of varying religions, colors and ethnic heritages has long been at the center of how to recognize differences while creating a sense of unity. I laugh when Americans today worry about Hispanic children in schools who come from parents who do not speak English. In my immigrant neighborhood, the merchants like my pop who had a butcher store spoke Yiddish, not English to their customers. Multiply by a factor of ten if you seek to compare the issue of multiculturalism in 1914 with that of today.

So, what happened to we children of immigrants? We joined the army and helped win World War II. We joined the Army and fought in Korea. We got jobs, we invented things, we help create new industries like television and we wound up living in neighborhoods with those who in our childhood were the enemy. Fight to ensure equality for all, but every so often take a deep breath and recognize that times have changed, are changing and will continue to change. The United States of America, for all its failures to aid those at the bottom and those seeking equality HAS made a few strides. Again, what has changed is simply not enough.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human experience from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Oh, to be a child and run with the wind.

No world leader today impresses me.

No American political leader impresses me other than Senator Warren.

Why do we refer to the “Valley of Death” but never to the “Valley of Life?”

Life offers second chances, why not Death?

Long time since I heard, “show me the money.”

I have always loved a good mystery.

Why Do Americans Hate Health Insurance?

It is assumed in most civilized nations of the world that governments should provide health insurance to those who dwell within their borders. It is assumed that once people become ill they lack the means to cure themselves and require some access to doctors and hospitals. It is assumed that a purpose of government is to prevent death. These assumptions make sense to anyone who has ever been ill. Heck, during my treatment for cancer some drugs cost about $1000 a shot. So, why would any intelligent inhabitant of this planet be against providing such care to its citizens. As a result of what we term, “Obamacare” the number who do not have access to health insurance has dropped from 17.3% to 13.8%. I assume this is good news. But, alas, it angers many Americans. I assume those who are angered currently have access to health insurance.

I assume lost in the conflict over health insurance is the concept of “freedom.” Many in this nation believe that providing health insurance somehow denies people the freedom to die from illness. After all, the right to die without medical care is what Jesus Christ urged in the Sermon on the Mount. There are moments when I simply do not understand the American people. They want the right to kill people with a gun and the right for others to die.

Yes, we ARE an EXCEPTIONAL nation!

Its Terrorism, Not Islam

The Republican party has discovered a new issue that is becoming the most important way to fight terrorists. President Obama made a speech in which he urged that when confronting the issue of terrorism, we should make a distinction between a terrorist and the religion of that person. “We must never accept the premise put forward because it is a lie, not should we grant terrorists the religious legitimacy they seek. They are not religious leaders, they are terrorists. We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who pervert religion.” Naturally, these words upset the folks at Fox News and members of the Republican party who are convinced that each and every Muslim is a friend of terrorists.

If one’s religion is to be cited when terrorists go into action, then:

1. How about citing the CHRISTIAN GERMAN NAZIS?

2. How about citing the CHRISTIAN FASCIST ITALIANS?

3. How aout citing the CATHOLIC SPANISH INQUISITION?

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?

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!