Category Archives: Don Rumsfeld

Marco Rubio Has A Problem

As  you recall or do not recall during the year long quest for the Republican nomination for  president, Senator Marco Rubio pledged that he would not seek re-election to that office. Well, Marco, did not get the golden ring of being a candidate for president so he decided to once again become a US Senator. He is now being challenged by Democrat Patrick Murphy. In a recent speech, Murphy mocked Marco for his famous statement given in response to a question as to whether or not he believed there was climate change: “I’m not a scientist.”

Murphy went  on the attack. “Floridians don’t need to be told about the effects of climate change,with the future of the environment on the line, who are Republicans trying to elect Donald Trump and Marco Rubio? When Donald goes low, Marco Rubio is right there with him.”

Donald On Chaos In Syria

Once again in the Presidential Debate Donald Trump offered his “expert” advice as to how to deal with the Syrian crisis. We once again heard the solution was to bomb, to bomb, to wipe out, to obliterate, to destroy, and to end the reign of ISIS. Donald discussed the “stupidity”of military leaders to announce a campaign to drive ISIS out  of the Iraq city of Mosul. Donald wants to know why we are “telling” ISIS that an attack will be launched. So, let me get this straight General Trump will surprise ISIS with a sneak attack, kill all their soldiers, and life will be beautiful.

Donald, there are a few problems:

1. There are 2,000,000 people in Mosul. We hope to get as many out of the city prior to the attack.

2. We have to get Kurdish troops working in alliance with Iraq soldiers. We just can’t surprise them with an attack they did not know was coming.

3. Organizing forces to get ready for an attack will make certain the entire world knows what is going to happen. Donald, this is a desert area, you  cannot hide troops and equipment.

Forgotten People–Refugees

I am old enough to recall when, not thousands, but millions of people were refugees in Europe. World War II created the necessity for millions of people to leave one area that was once their home, and flee to another since their home was now part of a different nation. Today, hundreds of thousands are leaving the Middle East, and parts of Africa in search of  a new life. Ironically,  fewer and fewer people are moving from Mexico, despite the hysteria created by Donald Trump and fear mongers.

So, what happened when MILLIONS were refugees. I guess since so many people fell into that category, there was recognition of the need to do something. Frankly, most of them did not have any nation to return to. There were at least a million Jews who had survived the Holocaust, and the thought of returning to areas of Europe where their former neighbors had aided the Nazis made it impossible to return. So, wha to do today?

1. Europe and the US have to invest billions in the Middle East and Africa to develop jobs.

2. There is need for major water development projects to deal with decline in rainfall.

3. There is need for a regulated, reasonable number of refugees for each country in Europe and the US and Canada. Actually, Canada already is accepting Syrians.

4.How about each college in America sponsoring ten refugee students with free scholarships and room and board?

Just DO something!

What If Jesus Returned?

The other night, having nothing else to do, my mind wandered into the topic of what would Jesus think if he suddenly found himself in the 21st century. After all, the little Jewish Rabbi sort of went underground about two thousand years ago. So, here he is in the year, 2016.

1. I wonder what those buildings are with the name of Christianity? I guess they are named after someone called, Christianity. Gee, sounds a lot like my name.

2. Good Lord, these people seem to really enjoy killing one another.

3. Donald Trump, an interesting red headed man who shouts and insults people because of the color of their skin, gee, I am from the Middle East, I guess he thinks a dark skinned man like me is a rapist.

4. They keep on citing my name as they murder people, how did I  get associated with these murderers?

5. I thought I once made clear my feelings toward the wealthy and how hard it would be for them to get into heaven, honest, I didn’t mean you could buy  your way in.

6. How can I explain that I am a human just like them, honest, I did have a human dad!

7. I feel like crying seeing those pictures of children in ancient Syria being killed, makes me long for the good old days of Egyptian rule.

8. Adam and Eve must feel regrets for what they began.

Donald On War And Battle

Donald Trump proclaims that he is an expert on war, on battle, on who is or is not heroic. This is a man who received four draft deferments during the Vietnam war. Oh, he had a one spur, but for some reason this injury did not prevent him from playing tennis or engaging in other sport activities. So, the other day, Donald told another of his cheering audiences his views on what constitutes bravery in battle. He discussed issues pertaining to young Americans who have been fighting in the Middle East.

“When you talk about mental health problems, when people come back from war and combat and they see things that maybe a lot of folks in this room have seen, many times over, and you’re strong and you can handle it, but a lot of people can’t handle it.” Let me see:

1. People in the room who have seen terrible things like those fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan. WHICH SIMILAR THINGS! Only 0.5% of Americans today serve in the armed forces.

2. This is the man who called John McCain a loser for being captured in combat. Donald  Trump is a coward, a piece of shit for insulting brave Americans.

The American In 2016

The other day I was thinking about key issues confronting America and realized that few speeches by Republicans ever mention these “minor”problems. For example:

1. Our Third World infrastructure which just got front page news when a commuter train in New Jersey slammed into a train station.

2. The ongoing story of Student Debt which prevents millions of young people from purchasing homes and stimulating the economy.

3. The denial of voting rights to a few million Americans who are blocked from voting by laws demanding voter ID even though the State Government does not issue this item to inhabitants of the state.

4. The need for an economic revival plan to provide meaningful decent paying jobs for those in poverty.

5. Retraining our police forces to ensure that shooting is only done as the LAST RESORT.

6. Developing a long term plan to confront the issue of automation ending jobs.

7. Rethinking the meaning of education in the  21st century.

8. The ever present issue of unequal pay for women.

9.The ever present issue of women being able to decide what is best for their bodies.

10. Oh, and there are a few items dealing with the world outside the US.

Suicide Gone Crazy

Chelsea Manning used to be a he before he became a she. As a soldier in the Iraq war he came into possession of numerous classified information, and decided to reveal what he had learned to the public. His court martial resulted in a prison sentence and for the past few years she has been at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. Ms.Manning decided to commit suicide,but failed. Unknown to most Americans is the act of attempting suicide is also a court martial offense.

Ms.Manning was punished for her suicide attempt. She has been placed in solitary confinement for 14 days on ground: “she interfered with the orderly running, safety and good order  and discipline of the facility.” Some studies indicate that people who attempt suicide and are placed in solitary confinement stand a 73% probability of succeeding in their suicide while in solitary confinement.

So, who are the nut cases at Fort Leavenworth?

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

In the Wild West, the code was for the sheriff not to shoot until the bad guy first reached for his gun.

Trump always has a plan, his plan is to have a plan.

Explain how this vulgar, hating  person is a candidate for president.

Imagine: the fate of our world depends upon a debate!

The horror of Syria is a metaphor to modern life.

Social media encourages words rather than specificity of plans.

Republicans blame Barack Obama for just about all ills in the world.

Imagine: Mitt Romney these days is a great candidate for president.

I would so love to be with the Bush family on Monday night.

Ted Cruz has one goal in life–to get  Power!

For police, the new slogan should be–shoot last.

There is such hate in the souls of Republicans these days.

Ah, these days, Canada looks like a  wonderful nation.

God definitely has taken a vacation from planet Earth.

Interviewing Trump Folks

Although I did not specifically interview any supporters of Donald Trump, I did watch several clips in which they were interviewed. Frankly, one does not have to  actually  interview these strange creatures, to know how they view the world.

M: So, what do you  think about President Obama now that he is leaving the presidency?

T: Well, it is about time we got an American born person as our president.

M: Why do you say he is not American born? He even released his birth certificate.

T: Fred, he has black skin, people in Africa have black skin. One plus one equals two. Anyway, once Trump becomes president, we can finally learn what happened on 9/11.

M: What does Obama have to do with 9/11?

T: We will finally learn why Obama was not in the White House when the terrorists struck. We know the White House was the original target.

M: I’m confused. Wasn’t George Bush the president in 2001?

T: There you liberals go  again, shifting the topic. What about the secret love affair between Obama and Hillary? What about the fact that Hillary had a love child with Obama?

End of interview.

 

Another Terrorist Threats America!

On September 11, 2001 a group of Islamic terrorists flew some planes into buildings that resulted in the death of nearly 3,000 Americans. Since that moment, fewer than 200 Americans have been killed by people, couples, or groups operating as arms of Islamic terrorist groups. At this moment in time the crime rate in America is at the lowest level in half a century. However, fear and hysteria sweep the nation at any report of some fanatic who kills people. The probability of you being killed by an Islamic terrorist is less than being killed by lightening.

Ahmad Rahami dropped bombs in various places in New York City, and a few dozen people got wounded. All are out of the hospital. Naturally, CNN has nonstop coverage of this GREAT CRIME. No One Died! Yes, there are nut cases wandering our streets. In fact, we have a real nut case seeking the  presidency. You are safe in America. Now, as to being in Syria, that’s another question.