Category Archives: George Bush

McConnell Takes A Stand!

Senator Mitch McConnell told the world that he is digging in his feet, and standing up for justice, prosperity and the American people. So, what exactly does the new majority leader of the United States Senate intend to do for the American people? “We need to do everything we can to rein in the regulatory onslaught which is the principle reason that we haven’t had the kind of bounce back after the 2008 recession.” Oh, during the past year over two million new jobs were created by the dude from Africa. Oh, our economy is moving ahead, but the real problem according to the wizard from Kentucky is that President Barack Obama insists that our nation address issue of pollution that will impact the future. So, what then is the agenda of Mitch and his Republican buddies?

1. He intends to fight to the death for more oil. Thus he supports construction of the Keystone pipe line from Canada that will add to our existing supply of oil.

2. “People are tired of inaction. They want to act and put a lot of people back to work.”

Has anyone informed this idiot that gas prices are heading for $2 a gallon? Has anyone informed the Republican party that the world is awash in oil? Oh, I forgot, constructing this pipeline might provide a few thousand temporary jobs. Just what America needs-more temporary jobs?

THINGS THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN IN 2015

Following are events that will not occur in 2015.

1. George Bush will not announce that he is running for vice president on a ticket headed by brother, Jeb.

2. Barack Obama will not end his aloofness attitude as president.

3. Chris Christie will not weigh in at 180 pounds.

4. Sarah Palin will not be shown at a Homeless shelter hugging one of those dirty kids.

5. Justice Scalia will not support continuance of the Affordable Care Act.

6. New York Mayor de Blasio will not be shot by a cop.

7. We will go an entire year without a single story about police shooting an unarmed black male.

8. Some app will got appshit.

9. Vladimir Putin will be shown hugging a gay man.

10. Fox News will run an expose about the growing disparity in America between the wealthy and middle class.

You have my word on these non-events!

Drone Always Gets Its Target

For some reason, a cop who is standing about ten feet from some man without a gun can not fire his weapon and hit a leg or arm, he has to blast away at the heart. So, it is good news that a drone up in the sky can not only spot a person in a house and deliver a blast that tears apart the house without damaging the silverware or even slightly wounding another person. According to our experts, there are few times when a drone hits an innocent person. Over the weekend in Pakistan an American drone fired away and killed 31 militants. NO, it did not kill “some,” it killed exactly 31 militants. If you doubt this accuracy, just ask the drone. You see, the drone can see all very clearly, and just by gazing at a face it knows which of these Muslim dudes is the extremist one who has a date with death today. So, who am I to doubt that exactly 31 “militants” died in this raid.

I assume when these “accurate” attacks take place there is no innocent person sleeping in the corner of the room. Nor, when the bomb blasts the room, it does not disturb the baby sleeping in a crib just a room away. Every independent study of drone attacks has uncovered evidence that HUNDREDS of innocent people have been killed by drone attacks. Perhaps, if drones are so accurate they can be placed in charge of training police how to hit an arm or leg rather than a heart?

Guess Who Is Running For President?

The new year isa certainly bringing good tidings for what will await the American people in the coming months. Just when we thought that rotund Chris Christie would be the only slab of blubber in the list of men or women seeking the high office of the land, our favorite mouth of stupidity is going to take the plunge and get his feet in the race that will run for another two years. Former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee who has spent the past few years commentating for fox News wants the world to know that he is ready to give it a shot, and when we say, “shot,” is has no relationship to his love of guns. The only bad news is that Mike wants to make clear, “I’m not going to make a decision about running until late this year.”

Of course, if he does run, his job mouthing Fox News views will have to cease. There is something about “ethics” that prevents someone who comments on TV to also run for public office. He wants potential donors to know that he surely appreciates their dough, but he is frightened that sponsors do not like someone talking about their product to also be talking about politics. I believe we need Mike, at least he is openly funny and ignorant.

Hysteria In America

Since the infamous 9/11 bombings, this nation has enjoyed a decade of hysteria about alleged threats and worries regarding some sort of terrorist attack. Since the past summer when people began to protest about the murder in Ferguson, Missouri and subsequent murders of people like Eric Garner in New York, the silly season is in high tension. Some nut case who goes by the name of Jason Valentine, has been sending tweets regarding his ideas to handle police in the St. Louis area. He mentioned his intention of “frightening 10 or more people,” and promised that on New Year’s eve it would become a “kill a pig night.” He also claimed that some sort of explosion would occur in a St. Louis municipal building. His threats have resulted in charges against him for potential terrorist attacks agains the police. As far as anybody knows, none of these events ever took place beyond being posted as a tweet.

It is time to restore common sense in this nation. Tweeting is NOT akin to shouting “fire” in a crowded theater. Just about every day Republicans tweet about their desire to end health care for millions which if carried out would result in the death of thousands, but no grand jury investigates these tweets. As Franklin D. Roosevelt told the American people decades ago, the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Period!

Happy New Year For Vladimir??

It was fourteen years ago on New Years eve, 1999, that President Boris Yeltsin of Russia turned over power to a former KGB agent named, Vladimir Putin. Little did he know that his protege had big ideas about what should occur in Russia. Boris still lived in the shadow of Communist Soviet Union and hoped that both Gorbachev and he represented a new spirit for the Russian people that would lead the nation into an era of cooperation with the European Union and the United States. They felt it was time to end the Cold War and initiate an era of Warm feelings and cooperation with the world. Putin arrived, and so did a group of oligarchs who plundered Russia of its riches on the road to wealth and power. Putin worked with these men including many who were his cronies from the old days of the secret police. Since then, a portion of the population has enjoyed the good life, but only a portion, the majority of people have more access to wealth, but each year they fall further and further into poverty and despair.

Gleb Pavlovsky, a political commentator in Russia raises several issues confronting the nation. “The question is not whether Putin stays on, but whether the horse survives. he has no plan.”He promised to protect freedoms of speech, conscience, the media and property. In those early days he assured the people of Russia they would enjoy the “fundamental rights of a civilized society.” Unfortunately, they now enjoy the rights of a totalitarian society. What next for Mother Russia?

New Year Predictions

We offer predictions as to what will occur in the year 2015.

1. We predict many priests in the Catholic Church will pray for the demise of Pope Francis and his silly ideas of reform.

2. We predict that another plane will disappear into the Java Sea triangle.

3. We predict that a new law will be passed in Congress to assure we have pipe lines to carry needed oil.

4. We predict that President Obama will run out of pens due to signing so many repeal laws.

5. We predict that Ted Cruz will not offer his ideas to any Ivy League audience.

6. We predict that Vladimir Putin will wrestle a bear in order to handle Russia’s financial crisis.

7. We predict the New York Knicks WILL win another basketball game.

8. We predict some college kid will announce a new computer idea that will sweep the nation, if not the world.

9. We predict that Republicans will debate whether or not Congress should actually meet this year.

10. We predict that Jeb Bush will announce he desires brother George to be his running mate in 2016.

11. We predict that Elizabeth Warren will emerge as the only Democrat with balls!

12. We predict that somewhere in America another black boy will be shot by police because he sold sodas without a permit.

Young Americans Not “In” History

I am the child of immigrants who made the long voyage from eastern Europe and arrived in the promised land of America. In 1914, ONE OUT OF FOUR AMERICANS WAS AN IMMIGRANT! To be an immigrant of the child of one makes the individual conscious of what is America and the importance of learning about the history of this nation. Actually, I wound up writing a history of the United States of America. I have taught about one thousand teachers who became Social Studies educators. I am most amazed these days how those under the age of 35 lack a sense of the history of this country. They lack a desire to be “in” the history of this land and stand apart lacking a sense of how one is connected to the past. Those who are immigrants, yes, the “illegals,” are much more conscious as to why one desires to live in America and how becoming a citizen is a wondrous event. To be “in” history is to possess an emotional attachment to the promised land of America.

I am NOT referring to learning facts and figures about the past. To be “in” history is to gain an awareness of how the values and ideas of this nation, with all its tragic faults such as slavery and murder of Indians, require a commitment that each and every person in this land enjoy its prosperity. To be “in” history is to be conscious of one’s responsibility to fellow Americans. In other words, to be the exact opposite of ideas spouted by Republicans who believe the story of America is that of those with wealth. The story of America is how individuals worked with their hands and hearts to create a society in which those lacking wealth could work their way up the ladder of prosperity.

As an American my responsibility is to all other Americans. We are brothers and sisters, we are not enemies. And, I classify as “American” all those who reside within its borders, regardless of whether a citizen or not.

Sadness Of Weirdness About Albinos

I am a citizen of the United States of America so I hesitate to comment on the unusual ideas of those living in other nations of the world. There are witch doctors in Africa and we have nut cases in this country who nightly appear on Fox News. There is a concept that is held by many inhabitants residing in east African nations that anyone who has an albino appearance is somehow possessed of incredible powers to do good. This idea is akin to that held by Republicans who believe if one is possessed by millions of dollars then one is prepared to devote working hours in order to increase the wealth of fellow Americans. Call it what you desire, but this is witch craft carried to the nth degree. Anyway, in Tanzania since 2000 at least 74 people have been murdered who are albinos. The latest victim is a four year old girl who has disappeared and her dad and three others are suspect.

An entire Albino corpse sells for about $60,000 but most bodies are cut up and parts sold to those seeking good luck. An election is coming up in Tanzania so many political seekers want an Albino part in order to win an election. This is similar to America where political figures want money from witch doctors in order to win an election.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I rarely swing my arms when walking.

The US Army made me confident that my body could handle anything.

I assume the nose evolved to warn us of danger.

At some point in life we feel confident that we are in charge of our life.

Age makes the body dependent on others.

There was never a baby born who was not cute to parents.

Some place finger on nose to ponder what is being said.

These days my main struggle is opening doors.

Days of sorrow for families of those flying planes out of Singapore.

For modern Americans, everything is “the greatest threat facing our society.”