Category Archives: Egypt

Donald On Guns–This Time

As you recall or don’t recall, the fighting red headed man from New York had an opportunity to display his gun toting ability during the Vietnam war, but he had more important things to do -like making money. Anyway, Donald is now the fighting hero of the NRA because he not only wants guns in the hands of every single American, but he sure wants them in schools. Of course, at times, when he discuses any topic his fast moving mind sort of goes in several directions.

“I don’t want to have guns in the classrooms, although in some cases teachers should have guns in classrooms, frankly. The problem with gun free zones is like offering candy  to bad people. They have gun free zones and they go in them with guns blazing.

Donald, some facts: Public Schools are the safest place for children, particularly, those living in urban poverty areas. THERE HAS NOT BEEN A SINGLE MASS SHOOTING IN AN URBAN SCHOOL DURING THE ENTIRE 20TH CENTURY! Every mass  shooting has occurred in middle class white neighborhoods!

A Plane Crashed

This is definitely what we know for certain: An Egyptian plane crashed shortly before reaching the African mainland. So, now allow the “experts” to sort out what happened:

Donald Trump: ISIS is blowing up planes in the Middle East and Obama is in Vietnam!

Ted Cruz: If I was the one running for President, no ISIS would dare challenging a two pistol God fearing Texan who wore boots!

Bernie Sanders: You will note that not a single Wall Street banker was on the plane? Why?

Jeb Bush: Oh, for God’s sake, just leave me alone, plane, shmane, who cares anymore?

Megyn Kelly: I can confirm from very authoritative sources that Donald Trump had nothing to do with this plane crash. Oh, he DOES have such darling red hair!

Ben Carson: I would be more than willing to provide my opinion if you would just purchase some books of mine.

The Egyptian government: Hell, don’t look at us! We just fly the planes. No one can give a 100% guarantee that  a plane will land all the time.


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


Is there any possibility the plane bound for Egypt actually had a mechanical failure?

In reality, ISIS IS being forced from territory they occupy without any actions by Donald Trump.

Some day someone will actually explain to me how America will become Great Again.

2016 Americans are a wonderful group for con men to make gobs of money.

By the way, I  am willing to share my Nigerian fortune with anyone willing to give me a thousand dollars.

Gee, these days I really miss the old times with Richard Nixon.

I wonder what was the last baseball game completed in less than two hours.


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


I wonder if Donald would hump Carly Fiorina?

Modern times– forest fires in Canada just forced 80,000 to evacuate an entire city!

Hillary – ask Bernie to run with you!

Donald Trump is the logical result of 8 years of Republican obstruction in Congress.

I wonder what ISIS leaders think about the American presidential election?

So, how come the EU is breaking up while the new American colonies agreed to come together?

Miracle in Chicago –the Cubs headed for a World Series win for the first time in a hundred years?


Trump Plays ISIS Card

There are moments these days when I wonder if the entire ISIS creation was a Republican plan to help its party win an election. After the debacle of Iraq and the failures in Afghanistan, Republicans simply had to find some way to come across as having any idea how to deal with the Middle East. So, what else could they do but hire a few thousand extras to play Islamic bad guys? Now, they can blame    Islamic terrorism on something that happened during the Obama watch.

Donald Trump continues insisting that  he has a PLAN to wipe our ISIS. We do know that he has a PLAN. What we didn’t know is the plan is simply to cease paying those extras who are playing being Muslim terrorists to pack up and go home. Oh, I forgot. First Donald is going to place the  biggest carpet  all  over the Middle East and call it “Carpet  Bombing” and emerge as  great, great military commander. Folks, there is NO ISIS, it is simply a group of Arab actors playing at pretend chopping off heads.

How About A Palestine?

It has now become part of the Republican mantra that anyone seeking the presidency must get on his knees, lick the boots of Sheldon Adelson and promise never,k ever to mention the word, Palestine. Israel Prime Minister inhabits his own special area of the Twilight zone where there is a nation called, Israel, which covers the entire planet and all who are Jews own every part of the planet. For Bibi Netanyahu under no condition can anyone who claims to be a friend of Israel support the idea of an independent Palestine.

Recent polls in Palestine reveal that over 67% of young people believe that stabbing an Israel Jew is in accordance with the Koran. Who are these young people? They have virtually no prospect for  decent job. They must go through one check point after another to get anywhere. They can be arrested for whatever the Israel police claims is evidence of “terrorism.” Yes, many want to commit some form of violence. That is the norm for people without hope. If Israel wants to end stabbing the first step is to agree on the establishment of an independent state of Palestine.

The details of how to reach such an agreement will take time. But, step one must be an official statement from the Israel government that it accepts this concept.

Hillary Comes Out Fighting

Once again Hillary Clinton had to defend her mistake in voting for the Iraq war, and once again she  had to defend herself against taking money from those with wealth. Yes, she  is guilty as charged. Of course, Barack Obama collected a few hundred million from those with wealth, of course, just about every president since Lincoln has  taken money from those with wealth. Of course, John Kennedy just had to ask dad for the money, but, of course, he made certain that dad had absolutely nothing to do with his administration. The question is, and this is a question that Bernie Sanders refuses to answer: “name one example where I voted to support Wall Street during the economic crisis?”

Reality check: Hillary Clinton said she was willing to accept $12 an hour if that was the only way to get toward the ultimate goal of $15 and hour. Bernie insists that he will guarantee $15 an hour. How in God’s name will a President “demand” that a Republican Congress will  do what he “orders?” At some point a Democratic candidate must speak with reality. It is doubtful if Democrats will control Congress in 2017 so a Democratic President must proceed in increments. Sorry, this is reality. Hillary Clinton recognizes this is reality and this is what she is willing to fight for.

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?

The Panama Papers

The world is being rocked by the release of the Panama Papers. This collection  of information contains 11.5 million files collected by the law firm of Mossack Foreseen in conjunction with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists(ICIJ). Among the revelations is:

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has  $2 billion trail of money which he did not obtain from just the President’s salary.

Some of his key assistants have offshore billion dollar funds

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has at least a billion.

Ukraine President Petro Porshenko has gobs of money.

Alaa Mubarak, son of the former President of Egypt has a few hundred million.

Heck, even the father of British PM David Cameron has gobs of money stashed in the Bahamas and never pays taxes.

Did you ever get the feeling the wealthy lead lives that are somewhat different from ours?

Africa’s Tragedy

During the past fifty years each and every nation in Africa has become an independent society. The era of colonialism has disappeared from the continent. However, in place of white Europeans who controlled not only the government, but the economic life of the country, Africans have witnessed the replacement of a white oppressor with the oppression of a black oppressor In country after country on the African continent, the “Boss” is now a black skinned man who has ruled for over two decades.

Check out Zimbabwe where 92 year old Robert Mugabe has been in charge longer than the life of most reading these words. In Kenya, in Tanzania, the old folks run the place. Of course, there are other African nations in which some strong man runs the country as his personal piggy bank. This is the tragedy of Africa. South Africa was blessed by the wonderful Nelson Mandela,  but  his successors are incompetent men who somehow wind up being rather wealthy after a term or so as president.

Since 1952 every leader of Egypt has been a former general. Have you guys considered a woman as Leader?