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As long as the war in Iraq continues, we shall present voices of American soldiers and discuss issues of concern to those compelled to risk their lives.


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


All leading candidates complain the system is rigged, but they are the leading candidates!

Gee nothing from Donald about Hispanic rapists the past few weeks. How come?

If Donald wants to shout about violent killers, just take on Chicago, the capital of murder.

Slowly, gradually, ISIS is retreating. That is the reason for attacks in Europe.

NO question–Ted Cruz could make a fortune in movies as the EVIL man.

Imagine a conversation between Jeb Bush and Ben Carson.

Anyway, now that baseball is here, each day there is a winner and a loser and no one complains the system is rigged.


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


No political candidate these days ever discusses the situation in Afghanistan. We still have thousands of soldiers in it.

I confess to being absolutely bored with the lack of any coherent discussion concerning the Middle East.

I wonder if there is another Earth out there in the universe which contains intelligent life forms?

Republicans rant and rave about ending relations with Iran over the nuclear accord while there is North Korea which IS working on a-bombs.

If Ted Cruz is the BEST alternative for Republicans, why not just close down this political party.

These days I really miss the intelligence of Rick Perry.

I think Republicans should book a circus to entertain people during their convention.

Then again, they already have booked a circus!


Obama On What Went Wrong

President Barack Obama gave an interview with Fox News and during the session revealed what was his worse mistake. He now regrets there was no after Gaddafi plan on how to handle Libya. He claims that European nations failed to complete the job by carrying through on plans for reconstruction of the nation. Fair enough. At least some president admits that he made a mistake. However, there are a few other mistakes Obama may have failed to remember.

1. Barack Obama has held fewer press conferences than any president in the past sixty years. He failed to take advantage of opportunities to get his ideas across to the American people.

2. At no point did President Obama explain the basic principles of the Affordable Care Act to the American people. None even received a simple clear document from the Social Security Administration. He allowed Fox News to set the scenario as to what was the Affordable Care Act.

3. At  no point did President Obama explain to the American people what was our foreign policy in the Middle East. In 1943, President Franklin Roosevelt asked every American to get a map of the Middle East and gave  a radio talk explaining our military strategy in the region.

4.It is clear that Barack Obama has never studied the American presidency nor learned from great American presidents how to function as a president.

Sorry, Mr. President, you never grasped how an American President is the Chief Educator of the nation.

President Bernie Sanders

OK, it is the day after an election for president in 2016, and, lo and behold the white haired guy from Vermont via Brooklyn is now the president of the United States of America. So, what now happens?

1. Bernie informs the Republican controlled House of Representatives that he wants higher taxes placed on those with wealth. They respond with a  laugh.

2. President Sanders has a discussion with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He informs them to withdraw all American units from the Middle East and cease bombing in Iraq and Syria. ISIS openly celebrates

3. President Sanders insists that he has the power to break up banks. The US Supreme Court in a 9-0 vote says there is no such right.

4. President Sanders informs young Americans they will have to wait a few years before there is free tuition at public colleges because he still has not gotten Congress to pass the surcharge on wealthy folks to pay for it.

President Sanders meets with his Cabinet and complains about what has happened to the good old days when he made speeches and young folks went will with joy.

OH, President Sanders makes a phone call to Hillary and asks for some advice on how to get a law passed.

Republicans On Foreign Policy

We have now been treated to several months of Republican candidates pontificating on how they would handle foreign policy. Let me sum up their “ideas.”

1. Bomb whatever is moving. Who the hell knows how or why bombing guys who are hiding will result in their deaths.

2. Restore the American military to what it once was. The US military  budget is nearly $60o billion. That is greater than the next six nations. Oh, we have 12 Carrier groups and the Chinese navy has ONE old aircraft carrier.

3. Ted insists that he even knows where the Middle East is, but the only one that he surpasses in knowledge is Donald Trump.

4. Let’s build a wall on our southern border. I assume that is an example of foreign policy.

5. Let’s NOT build a wall on our northern border. Gee, do you think terrorists might figure out it is OK to get in by the northern border?

6. Be tough with China. Whatever that means.

7. Fuck NATO. Now that is a great example of foreign policy.

The Speech Cruz Never Makes!

There is no question that when it comes to speaking with a sincere voice, a certain voice, a voice seeking all to love him, few can match the fervor of Ted Cruz. However, here is the speech that he will never make:

“Hi, you ignorant  jerks, I have to talk with you guys and pretend that you even understand a word that I speak. I want to Harvard and you morons did not so, frankly,it doesn’t take much brain power to get you applauding any idiocy that I say. So, I’m going to abolish the IRS–cheer me like hell–so, how the fuck will any tax money be collected, let alone having government people to investigate those who do not send in their post card. So, everyone pays a flat 10%income tax, gee, that means if you make $25,000 you pay at the same rate as someone who makes $1,000,000  a year.

I just love it when you yokels shout with glee when I claim that my tax program will lead to “millions and millions of jobs,” and good paying ones, that is. So, if my program gets  government off the backs of business why does that result in business dramatically raising wages? If they lower wages since there are no longer any government laws or agents to enforce a minimum wage, why is the result of higher wages?

The answer is simple–you wonderful folks out there would purchase land on Mars from any slick talking guy who only has to say, and with this cheap Mars land, we end any and all laws that interfere with the right of a businessman to run his own company as he desires without any laws regulating what you do?

In closing let me make clear with a few words from my mouth ISIS is defeated and any seeking an abortion wind up in jail. And, I wind up in a job that allows me to boast and  promise  without any need to do any of these things. Are you guys ready right now to get your Martian land deal?”


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


Given revelations of the Panama Papers, will Donald Trump open up his files?

If you area  middle class person in America, these are not the best of times.

Heck, if you are a working class person, these sure are NOT the best of times.

There is a large body of people in this country who complain and then seek to elect politicians who want to keep the wealthy in power.

There MUST be a Republican politician who makes sense.

In my youth in New York City only nut cases and criminals had guns.

Donald Trump is a person who  gets clobbered and thinks he has just gotten praised.

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?

Some Say No To Immigrants

Here in America we have political leaders seeking to end immigration of those who are poor. Of course, Donald Trump has no problem with the entry of those with millions of dollars who are ready to invest money. Freak Petry leads a German political party  named, “Alternative For Germany” whose goal is to end the entry of any and all Muslim immigrants. She fears that allowing foreign Muslims is the first step to the end of German culture. Her movement has now gathered about 18% of the German vote.

Actually, Ms.Petry does have a point. Just check American history:

1. During the 1800s millions of Catholic Irish immigrants arrived and look how they changed American culture? They gave birth to new humor, they  gave birth to great writers, they even gave birth to some key political figures such as John Kennedy. One has to admit our culture would be very different if no Irish arrived. In fact, they gave birth to wonderful song -“No Irish Need Apply” a little ditty contained in advertisements letting Irish folk not to apply for a job.

2.During the early years of the 20th century millions of very poor Jews arrived. Boy, did they change our culture. Music, movies, TV, and a few scientists thrown in along with Jewish humor.

So, keep out the poor and make this a rich person’s culture!

P.P.S. Of course sometimes we get rotten immigrants,the Cruz family being one.


We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 854 year old body.


I await a Trump promise to nuke the entire Middle East and end the Islamic threat.

I spend hours attempting to identify SOME Republican who would make a good president–just a blank.

John Kasich tries so hard, so very hard to come across as someone who could lead something.

Ted Cruz  could easily  get a movie role as the evil guy in the flick.

Baseball, and finally SOMETHING that has a beginning and an end!

I await a Trump claim that he could hit the GREATEST home run in history.

We Americans can learn something from Europe and have a campaign season that runs a month.