Category Archives: Don Rumsfeld

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!


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


After listening to Ben Carson speak about any subject, Scott Walker looks more attractive.

Some claim ISIS is an issue, others claim Planned Parenthood is the greatest terrorist group in the world.

After listening to Donald Trump, I now long for the brilliant ideas of Sarah Palin.

Say, whatever happened to Jeb Bush, is he still running for president?

There has never been a candidate for president who did not promise to end government ‘waste.”

More and more it is clear that Rand Paul is the only Republican with an intelligent word on foreign policy.

I wonder if Dick Cheney has considered throwing his hat into the ring of candidates.

Carly Is A Tough Woman

Each person who seeks the presidency must initially present a persona,an image that would resonate with people,and in some way or other present themselves as a tough guy-or gal–who is ready to meet the bad guy at the OK Corral and shoot it out. Carly Fiorina is determined to take on terrorist groups such as Planned Parenthood and let them know when the sheriff is in town, they had better head on out. Carly is not afraid to stand up to an organization that has been around most of the twentieth century without causing much fuss.

But, these are new times and we need tough sheriffs to save us from terrorists. After taking care of Planned Parenthood, Carly went after the US Senate which issued a comprehensive and well documented study that proved waterboarding produced little if any meaningful information. According to Carly, the report “undermined the morale of a whole lot of people who dedicated their lives to keeping the country safe.”

Carly,the EVIDENCE concluded they did NOT keep the country safe. Carly Fiorina is a modern version of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

American Backed Rebels In Syria

Republicans have been clamoring for the Obama administration to send military advisors into Syria and arm the good guys. Actually, there has been an American military program in Syria run by American advisors which is geared to train nice, moderate Muslims and send them off to fight ISIS. The US spent FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS AND THE END RESULT WAS ABOUT TWENTY FIVE MEN SENT OFF TO FIGHT! Yes,this gallant band of warriors went off to battle, virtually all were killed, wounded or captured with minor losses to the bad Muslims. Why?

1. To fight in a successful guerrilla war there is need for soldiers who are devoted to certain ideas and values. At this moment in time, ISIS attracts thousands of Muslims because they offer a vision of the future.

2. Neither money nor weapons without belief will succeed.

Reality: 99.9% of Muslims do NOT believe in the ideas of ISIS. Unfortunately,there is not a powerful charismatic Muslim from among these Muslims who offers a vision of a democratic peaceful society.

Scot,We Knew Ye Well

Well, Scot Walker will no longer be with us, he has departed the campaign trail in order to return to Wisconsin and deal with issues that he does know about– cheese and cutting pensions. I gather that Scott tried very, very hard to persuade Sheldon Adelson and his billions of dollars to give him a few hundred million. After all, this is Yom Kippur night,and the least Sheldon could have done was to be generous to this nice Catholic boy who adores, worships, loves Israel, or at least, the Israel of Benjamin Netanyahu.

Anyway,the good news is that since Scott no longer has to be on the campaign trail he can devote his energies to dealing with Wisconsin home-grown terrorists like teachers, social workers and firemen. After all, if he could stand up to social workers, imagine how President Walker would have dealt with ISIS!

Politics Of Appearance

The Republican Party has introduced a new phenomenon in American politics.It is no longer of any importance what a politician says or does, the most important quality of a leader is their appearance. Carly has demonstrated that she has: poise, confidence, firmness, and an ability to provide a one line response to questions. Examine what she actually said in the debate:

1. “I want to rebuild the American navy.” The US Navy is the greatest navy in the world. It has twelve battle groups which includes 12 modern aircraft carriers. Opposed to that is: ONE CHINESE AIRCRAFT CARRIER. How does one “rebuild” something that is outstanding?

2. She wants to place missiles on the border of Russia. Carly, Russia has ATOMIC BOMBS. So, you want to mess with Putin and risk a possible incident with a nation that has atomic weapons!!

This is an ignorant person with NO knowledge of the world. But, she does look “firm.”

The Rick Santorum Story

The last time we saw Rick Santorum he was wearing sweaters, but has now decided to dress like the grown-up do–suit and tie.

1. Rick is the ONLY candidate with a direct line to the Big Guy up in the sky.

2. Rick loves children, no one can match this love of those born or unborn.

4. Rick does not want illegal immigrants here, the main problem he will soon solve is who picks the fruit and works as nannies.

5. Rick is ready to get rid of ISIS, they will never withstand speeches from him directed at the Middle East.

6. No candidate can match his love of wife and children, in fact, they will vote for him. So, he does have a foundation to win the nomination.

7. Oh, he is a Christian and is ready to fight Muslims in an arena any time, anywhere.

8. Rick wants every child born or unborn to have human rights, it’s just the illegal immigrants who should not get them!

Marco Rubio Story

There was a debate on Wednesday evening and eleven stalwart Republicans informed the American people as to their views on the future of their country and the world.


Marco was a stern faced individual throughout the debate. Not a smile, not a smirk, just stiff determination that would make clear to the country and world that no one had better mess with the son of a Cuban immigrant–legal one, that is.

1. Marco will not talk with Vladimir Putin, he will not talk with any and all Ayatollahs. They must first indicate a desire to do what he wants before any negotiation.

2. Marco will make this country strong again. Once again people will speak with respect about America.

3. Marco has some sort of immigration plan, but to be honest, I never could quite figure it out. Oh, he does want a wall built.

4. He believes in life, and I trust any fetus is now smiling with happiness.

5. Marco will create jobs, gobs of jobs. The specifics will come after the election.

Putin DID Make An Offer

There is no question that Vladimir Putin is a bully, a tyrant, a man who hates those daring to question his authority about anything. But,every once and a while the Russian Donald Trump does make some sense. Finnish leader Martin Ahisaan told reporters that in 2012 while working with a team of diplomats seeking to resolve the Syrian problem he was approached by Russian diplomat Vitaly Churkin with the following proposal from the Russian government:

1. The West should not give arms to opponents of the Assad government.

2. We should organize a dialogue among all opponents of the Assad government.

3. We should find an elegant way for Assad to step aside.

There was no response from either the US,France or England.

And, thus a chance for peace was not pursued.

A Bush Fairy Tale

I have now heard Jeb Bush recount the true story about what happened in the Iraq war on two separate occasions. So, let me recite the story which has now emerged as the Republican narrative for the coming election.

Once upon a time there was a land across the sea ruled by a terrible man.The people hated him and so longed for a savior. Georgie Bush and his fellow inhabitants of the sand box heard the pleas of these poor persecuted people, and then led a gallant troop of men into battle with Georgie at the head encouraging the troops to go faster and faster. Finally, they vanquished the evil giant, and then sent him off to that place in the sky where all bad people go. Or, perhaps, they sent them down into a deep,deep hole where fire burned twenty-four hours a day.

The people were filled with joy and happiness and so welcomed the soldiers who were led by the gallant Georgie Bush. But, alas, Georgie had to return to his kingdom. Unfortunately, there was a bad, bad black man who secretly poisoned the minds of the peasants and he became the king. The bad black man hated the people who dwelled in the land across the sea. He gave weapons to an evil group led by Osama bin Laden, and they created chaos and disaster in the land which had just become peaceful.

So, now the people who dwell across the sea are unhappy because the bad black man and his evil, evil, lying girl friend transformed a land that did not have any bad people into one in which the evil ones created a terrible mess.

Who knows, perhaps, Ted Le Cruz will arrive with sword in hand and restore peace and prosperity?