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Where Is Leadership?

I was raised when Franklin Roosevelt was President, and then witnessed the remarkable successful leadership of plain-speaking Harry Truman. Dwight Eisenhower became a calm, effective leader who would not give in to demagogues such as Senator Joseph McCarthy–think Donald Trump or Ted Cruz–and then came John Kennedy. Heck, Richard Nixon did a remarkable leadership role in foreign policy. Compared to the latest group of so-called leaders of Republicans, Ronald Reagan comes across as a voice of reason.

What does an effective leader accomplish? He brings together all factions within society in order to accomplish tasks needed by ALL members of society. Republican Dwight Eisenhower never repealed a single law from the New Deal  because those laws made America a more peaceful and caring society. John Kennedy asked “what can  you do for America”rather than what can you get from America. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz seek to turn Americans against one another. They NEVER propose anything that would address the needs of poor or middle class Americans. A great leader such as Abraham Lincoln refused to urge hatred toward the South even though over 400,000 Union soldiers were killed by those from the South.

Bernie preaches anger and hate–yes, I agree the top one percent are bastards, but if the only message is hate, that merely tears society into pieces. An issue is challenging  the top one  percent to conduct their affairs with recognition that ALLl Americans must succeed if there is to be an American Nation. Where is an American leader who challenges each and every American to work for the prosperity of All AMERICANS?

Kasich Says Come To Me

Paul Ryan is not running and Donald Trump is running and John Kasich expects that at the conclusion of the race, he will be standing at the finish line with a cup to give himself. It is John’s expectation the only logical, possible person who can unite the Republican party is some guy from Ohio. “The path that exploits anger, encourages resentment, turns fear into hatred and divides people. This path drags us into a ditch and won’t make America great again.” Of course, he does share the conventional wisdom of all who initially stood on a  stage to argue how he or she could “make America great again.”

As governor of Ohio, the man who seeks to unite, has endeavored to destroy unions and make more difficult the path of higher wages for those who work. He has opposed legislation that would ensure equal pay for women. There is no evidence that he has endeavored to create job programs unemployed people seeking a good job. He has done absolutely nothing to increase minimum wages. In a nutshell, John Kasich places the interests of those with above the interests of those without.

One waits desperately for any program to actually create decent jobs. He has no ideas about the nature of education of r21st century youth. John Kasich simply wants to unite Republicans so they can all together serve the interests of wealthy people!

Republican Alternatives To Be President

In an effort to assist our Republican friends we offer some suggestions as to who might be their candidate in the fall.

1. There is always Rudy Giuliani, a man who can out boast Donald any day in the year. After all, he single-handedly saved America after 9/11.

3. Why have Republicans forgotten Dick Cheney?  A man who was vice -president is eligible to run for president–that’s  lot more than Ted Cruz can say.

3. Rand Paul was the only guy on the debate stage who made any common sense. At least he is not full of hot air and he does have a biting send of humor.

4. Carly Fiorina is a natural born bitch who, unlike Donald Trump, only sent one business into an economic collapse.

5. Gee, I miss good old Rick Perry, at least he was born in Texas unlike the Cruz fellow.

7. Herman Cain has a few plus factors- he is black, he is a business man, he knows how to make pizza, he is a low key bull-shit artist, and he is dying for  another gig on the stage of life.

8. Then again, there is always Don Rumsfeld. OK, so he fucked up in Iraq,  a person is entitled to one more chance to fuck  up in the Middle East!

9.There is a guy named Mitt. He does not need any introduction.

10. Last but not least is the quiet black guy who may not know how to cut up people in a debate, but he sure knows how to cut up people.

Republicans On Foreign Policy

We have now been treated to several months of Republican candidates pontificating on how they would handle foreign policy. Let me sum up their “ideas.”

1. Bomb whatever is moving. Who the hell knows how or why bombing guys who are hiding will result in their deaths.

2. Restore the American military to what it once was. The US military  budget is nearly $60o billion. That is greater than the next six nations. Oh, we have 12 Carrier groups and the Chinese navy has ONE old aircraft carrier.

3. Ted insists that he even knows where the Middle East is, but the only one that he surpasses in knowledge is Donald Trump.

4. Let’s build a wall on our southern border. I assume that is an example of foreign policy.

5. Let’s NOT build a wall on our northern border. Gee, do you think terrorists might figure out it is OK to get in by the northern border?

6. Be tough with China. Whatever that means.

7. Fuck NATO. Now that is a great example of foreign policy.

Democrats For Brain Washing!

There is no question that the election of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders is the first step toward the end of Constitutional government in America and the establishment of a totalitarian state. Republican Congressman Don Young is a fearless fighter for the truth and a man who will not cease exposing the plots and plans of Democrats to end democracy. According to Don Young, if either Hillary or Bernie gets elected”everyone will be under some government mandate to do this, this and this–including went to get  up,what to eat, what you are thinking, what school you  are going to go to–and what you  are going to believe.”

I can provide evidence to support this statement. When Ronald Reagan was president,– a former DEMOCRAT–my children were assigned an elementary school by the government! They either had to eat food that was prepared in the school cafeteria if they wanted to buy food. NO choice was allowed. And, believe it or not but the GOVERNMENT forced me to drive at the speed they desired.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

In these dire times,have Republicans considered Dick Cheney or Don Rumsfeld?After all, Rumsfeld does  have a Donald in his name.

Then again, Jeb is still around and ready to serve.

Here in Illinois we  have a governor who refuses to allow money for colleges until the legislature ends unions. How about Rauner for president?

By the law of probability there MUST be someone in the Republican party who actually has one intelligent economic or foreign policy idea.

Since we have no Republican political leaders who took a course in science, how about making taking a course in science compulsory for new congressmen?

I just am unable to conceive how or why I would blow myself up, can you?

At age 85, I am in love with life, I guess those who are age 25 are in love with death.

War Of The Wives

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago there was a nation whose name was the United States of America which every four years conducted something termed an  election for a new President. Believe it or not, in those olden, olden days, two candidates argued about such mundane issues as how to create a vibrant economy or how to integrate newly arrived immigrants into the fabric of the nation or even–how to conduct an intelligent foreign policy. Alas, those were the olden days, and today, we have something called -the REPUBLICAN PARTY>

The current MAIN issue between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz is the topic of their wives. Somehow, someone in the Cruz camp found a photo of Trump’s wife in a semi-nude pose. Naturally, this aroused the Donald man found an unflattering photo of the wife of Ted Cruz and the battle began. Ted now is rather upset: “Donald, you’re a sniveling coward and leave Heidi alone.”

Such are the issues confronting American society. After all, Donald and Ted have been yelling for months about the “unguarded border.” For some strange reason 140,000 more Hispanics LEFT AMERICA THAN ENTERED!

I assume the next issue will be the grandparents of the Trump or Cruz families.

Who Is In The Working Class?

A recent poll revealed that 56% of those in the age bracket of 18-35 regard themselves as part of the working class. Ordinarily,most Americans believe they are in the middle class. Unfortunately, those who have this viewpoint do not  understand the only way to ensure a decent wage for those in the working class is–UNIONS. Ironically, most of these young people do not believe in unions nor do they grasp that unless working class people stand together, they simply lack the power to compel bosses to pay decent wages.

Perhaps, it is time for unions to recognize a new form of “worker,” one who has been to college but can not get a decent job and has to endure a life of part time or fast food work. Of course, the new “working class”people have to support the right of workers to organize into unions and finally get decent wages for their work!

Tyrannosaur Reptile Did Live

I realize that many people actually believe we live in a modern era in which those  who attend school are smart. But, it was delightful to learn that millions of years ago, a distant life form roamed this planet who had greater intelligence than any person who attends Trump rallies. Ninety million years ago a horse like Tyrannosaur had an impressive sensory system. There is no doubt this animal could listen carefully and know when a noise in the distant was really a life  form shouting nonsense.

It appears this horse evolved into the dinosaur which grew  to a gigantic size and dominated the world. Today,  we have a  dinosaur  who roars and shouts and threatens the very existence of humanity. Imagine a President Trump with access to atomic weapons of mass destruction. Heck, this guy is ready to fight if someone shouts anger toward him, so how would he handle the Russian bully known as Vladimir Putin? Bombs Away!!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

A  high percent of Americans have more fear about their job than terrorists.

ANGER is the name of the 2016 game of politics.

Donald Trump, Vietnam War draft dodger wants to punch someone out. He sure didn’t want to punch out Vietcong terrorists.

Every time Marco Rubio speaks, I hear a whimper of fear.

Poor Hillary, twice now beaten by a  slick politician.

We live in fear in a nation with so much wealth. Why?

Not a single candidate raises the issue of Automation! Why?