Category Archives: George Bush

Cruz Attacks New York Values

Ted Cruz is a Harvard graduate who considers himself smarter than any other Republican running for the office of president. He decided to take on Donald Trump by charing the red headed guy  with possessing “New York City values.” Naturally,those “values” represent support for women’s rights and gay rights and simply are not in the mainstream of real Americans. Donald Trump responded with a  blast that made Ted come across as un-American.

Donald pointed out that New York City values were there on the famous 9/11 day. It was New York police who ran  up the stairs of collapsing buildings, it was New Yorker firemen who risked their lives while Ted was safe in his bed in Canada. It was New Yorkers who President Bush praised for their heroism on that terrible day. Ted soon realized the Harvard boy had made a major mistake by charing those of New York for lacking real American values!

Jeb, We Knew Yee Well

There were moments during the Republican debate when Jeb Bush came across as a little boy who had wandered into a poker game being played by the older boys. He attempted to come across as one of the tough guys only  to be dismissed by the Donald man as a child who did not belong in any event with the older guys. After Trump expressed one of his outlandish ideas such as imposing high tariffs on Chinese goods, Jeb noted in his soft voice that such an act could not be done. Naturally, Donald insisted, “we need a tough leader, not some wimp.”

Jeb sort of mumbled something about the idiocy of Trump and simply lacked the voice or anger to match nastiness with nastiness.  There is always a forlorn look on the face of Jeb and it is simply a matter of time before he is dispatched to the kiddie’s table before the grown ups take over.

Love Hating Fest About Hillary

There was one consisted theme throughout the debate which focused on which one of these men hated Hillary Clinton the most. Heck,Chris promised that if he was the presidential candidate that Hillary Clinton would not get within a mile of the White House. Marco said she was a disaster and Ted insisted that he would out do making her a disaster. Jeb wanted to get in a point about his dislike of Hillary who definitely would be a presidential disaster unlike the wonderful record of his brother.

If not for the presence of Hillary Clinton the guys on the stage would have no one they could come together on as to be hated. So, in one sense, Hillary is the most important person in this Republican race for the presidency. Oh well, there is always Bill to discuss and Monica Lewinsky.

Marco Goes For Jugular

Marco has decided to stay away from Donald since he fears getting the big bully angry at him could result in some heated exchanges that make him out to be the next little boy sent to eat at the kid’s table. So, he went after Chris Christie and Ted Cruz. Just some encounters with the junior bully and the little chubby boy who used to be left out of playing on the playground.

Marco and Chris.  He charged that Chris Christie in his earlier life was a fervent liberal who supported all those terrible things that no decent person in Iowa would ever accept. He charged Chris with being a supporter of abortion rights, gun control, and being a close friend and ally of Barack Obama. Naturally, Chris wanted one and all to understand that his heart has always been in Iowa and he was thinner then so his mind was thinner also when it came to issues that get one popular in the Republican party.

Marco charged that Ted Cruz was for more immigrants arriving carrying Green Cards, he supported the Constitution which says anyone born in America was a citizen,and he opposed raising the military budget. Ted wants everyone to know he opposes any kind of immigrant– except his dad, that is– and he  loves the US military and will vote to give them more and more guns and other weapons. Ted also pointed out that Marco worked with the evil Democrats on immigration reform. Marco can not recall any such discussions.

I trust this clears up what each man believes.

Inside Ben Carson’s Mind

This intrepid explorer decided to undergo an expedition into the mind of Ben Carson. Yes, he did attend the Republican Debate. Yes, he was on the stage. But, for some reason no one wanted to engage in a conversation with him. So, onto his brain.

“Fred, I am still a bit confused during this discussion. There was some comment about Green Cards. God, I don’t have one. Am I supposed to have this Green Card in order to remain in the United States?”

Don’t worry Ben, it is only for those born abroad.

“Fred, they talked about tariffs and trade with China. For some reason, Donald is upset at the Chinese. Gee, I go every week to a nice laundry run by some Chinese folks, is there something wrong with them of should we American born folks run the laundries?”

Don’t worry Ben, just handle your laundry at home with a washer and drier.

“Gee, Ted was real upset about people who live in New York City. I know some nice doctors from New York, should I stop seeing them?”

He just prefers doctors from Canada.

“Fred, I just felt all alone on the stage. No one wanted to insult me, no one wanted to argue with me. It was sort of lonely up there.”

Such is the way of debates. God Bless you Ben.


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


Strange times create strange political leaders.

Has anyone checked out exactly where Donald Trump was really born?

Oh well, at least no one wonders where Jeb Bush was born, then again, no one cares.

Paul Ryan during the State of the Union message never cracked a smile, nor used his hands to applaud.

I still await Dick Cheney to enter the presidential race, he never did run for President.

I wonder when the expression, “boots-on-the-ground” first appeared and by whom?

I wonder if we still had the Draft would political leaders change their tune about being tough guys ready to fight?




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


Can Marco Rubio prove he was born in the USA rather than in Cuba?

Donald Trump was born in New York which for conservatives is a foreign nation.

Given the collection of weird Republicans seeking the presidency, perhaps it would help to solicit a foreign born candidate.

Oc course, there is always Vladimir Putin to be our president and restore world respect.

I miss the days of strong unions when people earned a good salary.

Gee, an entire day in Chicago and no one got shot by gangsters!

Then again, an entire day in Chicago and no one got murdered by the police!

Union Rights Not Right With Conservatives

I was raised in the Depression when one out of three working people belonged to a union. I remember when due to the presence of unions, a man or woman could earn enough money to purchase a home and send children to college. That was before the current attitude among young people and old white people who claim the presence of unions is unfair to the interests of job creators -those with money.

The Supreme Court is currently discussing a challenge to unions. It was filed by a  teacher, Ms. Fredrich who claimed she was losing her rights to free speech because her union dues were being used to support political candidates. Of course, those of us who invest in business lack any control over business leaders who use company money  to support political candidates. Ironically, conservative Justice Scalia years ago defended the right of unions to use its money to support political candidates. “Where the State imposes upon the union a duty to deliver services, it may permit the union to demand reimbursement for them.” I doubt if Justice Scalia these days would support the rights of job destroyers–unions, that is.

Off To Kid’s Table!

As you may or may not recall when the Republican ship, Lollipop set sail from the stage of Fox News there were twelve or fifteen or seventeen passengers headed for the poor of Iowa. Alas,some of the passengers encountered accidents along the way and either left the ship or were banished to the  children’s table during meal times. Among those who were designated to spend their voyage in the company  of children were:

Rick Perry who had problems with his glasses as well as his memory.

Mike Huckabee became unable to speak words such as God, Christian or guns.

George Pataki who actually just stumbled into the studio and was sent by an ignorant employee to appear on the stage.

Rick Santorum who not only lost his sweater but had a mind loss.

Scott what’s his name who decided he preferred walk off for Wisconsin cheese instead of the red meat of Donald Trump.

Alas, the only sane person, Rand Paul, has been told to spend the night with the kids, but he prefers venturing into New Hampshire for something, which currently escapes me.

Putin Makes A Point

During the administration of George H.W. Bush and George Bush the goal of US European foreign policy was to push NATO eastward to ensure that anti-Russian nations were on the  Russian border.  As Putin put it: “twenty-five years ago,the Berlin wall fell, but invisible walls moved to eastern Europe. NATO and the United States wanted to complete victory over the Soviet Union. This had led to mutual misunderstandings and assignments of guilt. We’e done everything wrong.

The key word is “we’ve’ which indicates that Putin is finally admitting a role in creating tensions in eastern Europe. At one of the Republican debates Carly Fiorina boasted that if she were president she would place missiles on the border of Russia. Other Republicans wanted to shoot down Russian planes in Syria. Russia had a point, threatening to destroy Russia carries consequences. And, Trump and the boys and girls are dangerous to the cause of peace in eastern Europe.