Category Archives: George Bush

ON Officer Shelby

We now have seen over and over the film of Officer Shelby standing with gun drawn as she gazes toward Mr.Crutcher near his car. Her assumption is that she feared being gun downed by a man who was out of control. My background: I spent four months in Basic Training learning to fire weapons, including a pistol. I was considered a crack shot. Subsequently, I spent two years going to target practice every month for three hours.

Anyone familiar with the pistol knows that it is very  unstable. It is difficult to fire a pistol,the natural reaction is to have your hand jerk, unless you have spent countless hours practicing with firing a pistol. Actually, a trained person holds the pistol with both  hands, and focuses the body upon the object to fire at. Mr.Crutcher was standing with arms in the air, thus he was not near a pistol. Assume, Officer Shelby is correct, he reached into his car to get a weapon.

1. She never had any reason to suspect there was a pistol in the car.

2. If Mr.Crutcher did have a gun in his car, why would it be on the front seat?

3. If he DID have a gun, and swirled around to shoot her, he would have had a split second to aim the gun. Most probably,anyone who swirls around and fires the gun without taking aim, would have a hard time hitting a barn.

4.Nothing prevented Officer Shelby from dropping to her knee, holding her gun with both hands, and aiming at Mr. Crutcher

Reality, Officer Shelby was NOT confronting any threat. She may have IMAGINED a threat, but none existed. The first responsibility of police officers is to protect CIVILIANS.  It is not to protect themselves from alleged threats.

I Do Not Understand Business!

I confess. I spent my life in the world of Education and never became involved  in the business world. I attempt to  listen carefully when people discuss the economy, relations between business and government. Donald Trump insists that his first action upon become president would be to send eleven million illegal immigrants back to Mexico. Of course, he has never spelled out the specifics as to how this  process will unfold. Trump insists that he is a Great Businessman. OK, so would Trump or his supporters please explain the following question.

Eleven million  people constitute an important group of  customers. These people purchase milk and eggs each week, they buy clothes,they buy cars, they buy cell phones and TVs, and God knows how many other items. Each time they  purchase something they also send money to state governments, and when cars are filled up with gas,they send dollars to the Federal government. If they depart, then hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost.After all, if eleven million customers disappear, just think of the thousands of truck drivers who will be fired.

Donald insists that he wants to  make America Great Again. However, his plan would send eleven million customers to Mexico which would boost their economy since they can sell them goods. It seems to me that Trump wants to make Mexico Great Again!

The Election About Nothing

My initial understanding that something called a ‘presidential election’ entered my consciousness in 1940 when I was ten. For the most part, this important election entailed  a conflict between two men–women had yet to become part of this conflict– and they  discussed important issues. The conduct of the Cold War, civil rights, right of people to  have unions, and economic policies that impacted the lives of most Americans.

For the life of me, I have no idea what this election is all about. Donald Trump argues for: Make America Great Again, get rid of Muslims, one way or another, crime is sweeping through the nation, we have to protect policemen from getting killed, and emails and Foundations– not his own. He is going to “wipe out ISIS.” But, as of this date, a month before ballots are cast, Mr. Trump has yet to outline ONE specific action other than: Build A Great Wall.

And yet, millions adore this man who wants to make America Great Again. Great  in which respect? The word, “again”implies the US is NOT a great nation. If not, then what is it? Trump supporters are without question the most ignorant group to ever exist in this nation. But, over and over, I wonder– HOW THE HELL DID WE GET IN THIS SITUATION?

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.



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


Has anyone asked Ivanka Trump if dad tried to make out with her?

Only in Syria does a “truce” result in deaths.

Americans seek a rendezvous with disaster.

So, will we ever learn what is in Trump’s mysterious tax returns?

I wonder if finally Social Security folks will get a raise this year?

Not a single presidential candidate utters a word about the future of Social Security. Wonder why?

These days young Americans live in today, rather than think about tomorrow.

Nightmare: A Trump appointed Supreme Court.


Syria Forever

I suspect the average American, and the average member of Congress has absolutely no idea how or why the war in Syria began. I am certain that not a single member of Congress could offer an  intelligent explanation as to who is fighting in Syria other than the Syrian government or the Russians. Of course, Donald Trump has a PLAN, it is a secret plan that he will not reveal to US military leaders because they would steal his idea and attempt to boast about their intelligence.

Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry worked out a cease fire with Russian diplomats that has just taken effect. On day one of the cease fie, UN trucks wanted to bring food and other supplies to civilians in Aleppo. At this moment, the Syrian government controls one half of the city while rebels control the rest. So,the UN thought it would be wonderful to provide all  people in Aleppo a few decent meals and medical aid.

On Healthy Leaders

OK, OK, I know that you are upset about emails and the four dead Americans in Benghazi, but isn’t it time to really focus on THE most important issue of this  presidential campaign– who is healthier, Trump or Clinton? First, a confession about myself. I DID get all the normal childhood disease that kids used to get back in the 1930s. Believe it or not, but I did get a cold, a did get a fever, and my mother once fainted from exhaustion–have you  ever tried cleaning an apartment filled with mice and cockroaches? Frankly, just about every day, she collapsed in fatigue.

The president of the United States from 1933 to 1945 was Franklin D. Roosevelt. He had contracted polio in his twenties and could barely walk. He used steel braces and the arms of his sons on many occasions. This CRIPPLE is now considered by most historians to be among the five greatest presidents. Republicans shout how Ronald Reagan was great–for God’s sake, he had symptoms of Alzheimers! Another Republican hero-Rudy Giuliani was diagnosed with cancer.

There is no example of the poor health of a  president impacting his term of office other than William Harrison who died shortly after being  inaugurated. The nation did not collapse. Frankly, neither Clinton nor Trump could even run the 220 yard dash! Then again,George Bush was healthy, had a sound mind and gave us the war in Iraq!!

Health Of Hillary Clinton

This entire campaign has been characterized by discussion of non-issues. Remember attacks on Marco Rubio for taking water while speaking? Critics wanted to know WHY he had to take a drink. We witnessed over fifteen investigations of the famous  Benghazi raid which resulted in the deaths of four people. When President Reagan in 1985 sent US Marines to Beirut, Lebanon and 241 were killed by Muslim terrorists, there was not a single investigation by Congress. Not a single Democrat attacked Reagan.

So today, the real issue confronting the American people  is the fact, and it is a FACT that Hillary Clinton was seen coughing. It turns out that she has pneumonia. Naturally, no person could be president who had this life threatening disease. I  await Congressional investigations into the secret of why Hillary Clinton never told the American people that she had this disease! I confess to having coughed numerous times in my life, naturally, this is the reason I never won a Pulitzer prize for my writing. It is a proven fact that anyone who has a cold with a cough is in the initial stage of mental collapse.

Let’s see what comes next:

1. Is it true that Donald Trump won the hot dog eating contest on Coney Island?

2. Is it true that Hillary Clinton requires aid and assistance in handling her hair?

3. It is time to reveal the horrible secret that Hillary Clinton is hiding–she did not clean up her dog’s poop on March 17, 1998! It was just another example of how Hillary Clinton shits on America!


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


A certainty  in life today, someone will be killed by bombs in Syria, today.

Hillary Clinton will win the worst political campaign in history medal.

Trump lies, he lies,he lies, and the media focuses upon the fact Hillary has a cough.

Does anyone remember the last time the media posed questions about issues such as global change or unemployment?

Thank God NFL football is back so we can finally deal with REAL issues in America– who won the game?

It is quite clear that Donald Trump is somewhat over weight, how come no one is concerned?

If the world disappears in one great blast, just blame it on social media.




Justice In America

I am quite aware that Donald Trump wants to make America, Great Again. I am quite aware that millions of followers of this brilliant leader want to make America Great Again. I am somewhat confused. Don’t these people realize our nation is the Greatest country in the world with people in prison?  Name a nation that beats us in the jail time for folks without money. Not only do we have over two million in prison, we have made certain those in jail will not get a Get-Out-Of-Jail pass for freedom.

Ms.Rhonda Covington is a fascinating person. She is the ONLY public defender in  the 20th Judicial district north of Baton Rouge. This means that thousands of those in jail who desire having their conviction re-examined, have no opportunity to do so. We all know of cases in which DNA  evidence proves a person in jail never committed the crime. However,no Public Defender to prepare a review means there never will be a review. Ms. Covington is a wonderful, courageous fighter to  human rights, but ONLY ONE PUBLIC DEFENDER! Are judges and parole boards serious??