Category Archives: Don Rumsfeld

Oh Dem Happy Slaves!

If there is one topic that I know about it is the Texas Education Board which selects textbooks for students in the former rebel state. Many years ago they rejected my high school textbook because we had an entire chapter devoted to the story of the American Negro and we referred to the Civil War rather than the “War Between The States.” So,Texas is back in the news. They accepted a new American History book from McGraw Hill that had a section devoted to: “Patterns of Immigration” that discussed how immigrants came to America.

According to this version of history the “Atlantic slave trade brought millions of workers from Africa to southern states to work on agriculture plantations.” These darkies were so happy to get a FREE trip to America so they could get a job on a nice plantation where they were allowed to work without getting paid!

In the state of Texas Joe McCarthy,the man who knew nothing about human rights was a “great American” and our Founding Fathers were influenced by Moses when writing the Constitution.

Afghan Mess As Always

The Afghan story continues to reveal that blunders are just a normal event for the US military. American bombers bombed the city of Kunduz because Afghan soldiers were scared shit to go into battle, as always. They informed American military that the bad guys were in front of them and they needed a few bombs. According to US sources: “On 3 October we have now learned that Afghan forces advised they were taking fire and asked that for air support. An air strike was called in to eliminate the Taliban threat.” So,US planes bombed and they killed a dozen people in a hospital including several doctors and staff members.”‘

According to the US military it is not their fault for the killing of Doctors without borders because “the Taliban have purposely chosen to fight from within a heavily urbanized site.” It is the fault of the bad guys that we killed innocent doctors and nurses.

When will this horror end??

Bombs Away, Means Death Arrives

One of the enduring myths spouted by our President and the Republican party is that bombs dropped from the sky will fall exactly where they are supposed to fall. We possess modern technology that results in accurate destruction of targets. We have accepted this myth since World War II, we were convinced during the Vietnam war that our bombers only hit military targets. The dream lives on and on in Afghanistan which has witnessed the death of thousands due to our drones and planes.

American planes “hit targets” in Kunduz in Afghanistan. They aimed their bombs at the bad guys. After our planes departed, there were nineteen dead at a hospital including twelve members of the medical staff. “The bombs hit,and then we heard the second plane circle around and then there was a pause, and then bombs hit.” The dead included members of Doctors Without Borders.

I am certain US military officials will insist:

There were insurgents hiding in the hospital.

P.S.Has anyone considered sending Donald Trump and Ted Cruz to clean up the mess in Afghanistan?

Russia’s Afghanistan??

During the 1980s, when Vladimir Putin was an obscure operative for the Russian secret police, the KGB, a Russian Communist leader decided to come to the aid of some Afghan Communists and sent Russian troops into the land. About ten years later, and thousands of dead Russian soldiers later, the Russians departed that land of sorrow. Now, there is another Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, who has decided to send in the troops, this time, not to Afghanistan, but to Syria. Putin insists his soldiers will mainly be members of the air force or navy,no boots on the ground.

So, welcome, Vladimir to the mess in Syria. Send in your troops, sent in your air force, send in your navy. There will come a day when some Russian soldiers will be killed on the streets of Damascus,and Vladimir will demand revenge.Again Russian troops will die.

Barack, just remember, there is NO western solution to the mess in Syria, remain out and let them fight it out. In the end, Muslims must solve their own problems.

Keep Gun Laws In Place

At the age of 85 I have lived through some interesting events in the history of the United States of America. Perhaps, the most unusual is the shift in how Courts interpret the Constitution concerning the issue of guns. As a child growing up in New York City we confronted Courts that made possession of guns a criminal offense. Their decisions were supported by the US Supreme Court. But,these are now different times and instead of the Mafia or criminals from Europe who arrived at the turn of the twentieth century and gained control of crime, we now have untold nut cases out there seeking their moment of fame.

The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that colleges that attempted to ban guns on the campus exceeded their authority. “Oregon law actually forces colleges to allow guns on campus ground.” Oh,and concealed weapons are also legal


Republicans On Guns

We tend to forget there is one party that is completely united in the task of preserving our beloved Constitution and our way of life –or, if you prefer, our way of death. Republicans are ready to stand up for freedom,democracy,and the right to shoot.Just listen to these voices of calmness in the midst of anti-gun hysteria:

Bill O’Reilly: These shooting are simply “the cost of our freedom that allows insecure people to kill so many people.”

Jeb Bush: “Stuff just happens. There is always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something. But,it’s not necessarily the right thing to do.”

Donald Trump:”Because you have sick people. They happen to be intelligent.And you know,they can be as sick as hell and they’re geniuses in a certain way. They are going to be able to break the system.”

I must confess that Donald Trump has way of explaining issues so that one is left wondering how in hell did I wind up on the other side from Donald!

Why ISIS Wins?

Latest figures indicate that during the past two years nearly 30,000 new recruits have entered Syria and Iraq to assist ISIS in its goal of creating a Muslim society in those countries. The US military just spent FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS to train Syrian soldiers to fight ISIS or any other bad group opposed to President Assad. The end result was NINETY SOLDIERS who fled at the first sign of the enemy. I believe we now have five men ready to fight. So, what went wrong for us and right for ISIS?

1. ISIS establishes law and order in a city. After fifteen years of terror and chaos most just want some law and order in their lives.

2. ISIS ends all corruption. If you own a business, no more paying out to terror groups.

3. ISIS restores basic services like electricity.

4. ISIS establishes schools for children. OK, they just study the Koran, but they are in a school

5. ISIS restores traditional roles for women–cook, clean and have sex with your hubby.

6. ISIS emphasizes they are Muslims.

In other words, ISIS establishes some form of normality for people.

And, best of all, ISIS is composed of fellow Muslims, not those associated with Western forces.

IN other words, ISIS soldiers are fighting for their beliefs,not for money!

Why We Failed In Iraq

Every Republican candidate for President yells the same mantra–Obama refused to leave American soldiers and once they are president there will be more boots on the ground. Not a single one has the faintest idea why a decade after Saddam Hussein was defeated and then executed, there is nothing but chaos in Iraq. So, what went wrong?

1. The Americans disbanded the Iraq Army and allowed one million men to head home with arms. Nothing was done to work with Iraq officers to establish law and order. If there was one thing those dudes understood was how to impose law and order.

2. At the time of 9/11 Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, at best,numbered about 2,000. The US invasion opened opportunities for al-Qaeda to recruit thousands of followers determined to drive out the infidels. Guess who were the “infidels?”

3. Since day one of the end of Saddam, one corrupt group of Iraq leaders after another group of corrupt leaders has been in charge of Iraq

4. Actually, Joe Biden at the time uttered some common sense– establish a federal concept in which Sunni Iraqis had their own state. This would have destroyed al-Qaeda.

5. Bush folk pushed for installation of Prime Minister Maliki whose goal was to crush Sunnis and allow his pals to get rich while running Iraq.


Yes, Carly,we need more boots on the ground.


We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.


These days stay out of Chicago if you want to live.

I was raised in a world in which there were gun laws, now there are just gunmen.

Ben Carson rises in the polls and now I want Donald as President.

Rise of Carly Fiorina is proof that each moment another sucker gets to the age to vote.

Gee, these days, I feel sorrow for John Boehner who tried to lead a band of crazy people.

I guess Mitch McConnell is next on the hit list.

How about Ted Cruz heading to Syria and ending the power of ISIS?

Death In Chicago

Chicago is known as the windy city, but these days it increasingly is known as the deadly city. This week, over a fifteen hour time period, fourteen people were shot as rival gangs blast away at one another and at anyone in sight. A pregnant mother of two and a grandmother were walking across the street when a car pulled up, the window was lowered and someone quietly fired away killing them both and leaving a ten month old baby lying on the ground. These days newspapers daily report at least one death by shooting every twenty four hours. The other day three were killed while enjoying a barbecue.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says,”enough is enough.” Frankly, in gun crazy America,death by shooting is now enshrined in our Constitution which the Supreme Court rules allows each and every American to possess guns. There simply is need for this Supreme Court to return to historic Court decisions that allowed cities and states to enact gun control laws. How about going back to the good old days when those with guns had to leave them with the sheriff when they entered town!