Category Archives: Iraq War

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.

An Agenda For Democrats

The Democratic Party has for return to its roots as a party of ALL Americans rather than a party that has the one note of women’s rights. Of course, Democrats should protect women rights, but that alone will not win elections. So, here is a possible program:

1. Raise the minimum wage over a five year time period to $15 an hour.

2. Offer students in debt an option of the 2% plan. They could opt to pay 2% of their wages until the loan is paid off. In other words, if a student has a $30,000 debt and is earning $30,000 a year their payment would be $50 a month.

3. Present a ten year program to rebuild the infrastructure of this country that would provide jobs.

4. Have the Federal government work with community colleges to create job training programs that offer those interested in a college program leading to a job.

5. End the war on drugs and legalize marijuana. Place a detour on the road to prison.

6. In Federal prisons allow those in jail for drug use to go home. Empty the prisons of non-violent crime offenders.

7. Initiate law suits against Wall Street types who robbed the American people. How about a few months in prison for those Criminals!

8. Initiate a ten year program that will result in high speed trains– just like those in Europe and Asia!

9. Offer a law that provides a month paid leave for wives and husbands who want to remain home with the newly born baby.

10. Offer a ten year program leading to universal child care.

Now, this might just result in people voting!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Blind Faith”

Barack Obama’s main problem, he has blind faith in his political knowledge.

China, China Daily: “Blue Skies Greet Leaders”

Not the leaders of the Democratic Party!

France, Connexion: “Court Throws Out Graffiti Case”

Chalk that one up!

Japan, Japan Times: “Band Of Jihadists”

Off with their heads!

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “You Still Here?”‘

The feeling of many Democrats this morning about Barack Obama!

Obama’s Night of Sorrow

In 2008, many Americans such as yours truly decided we needed a new voice after eight years of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld and we rejected Hillary Clinton because we assumed she was too close to the world that must be changed. So, we elected a former college professor who had spent a few years as US Senator. We assumed that he had new ideas and would institute changes in American society. Unfortunately, we did not realize his complete lack of knowledge concerning how politics operated in a federal system of government. Barack Obama must rank among those elected to the presidency who lacked any understanding of government in this nation. He has made clear a distaste with the political process which he regards as beneath his contempt. The result has been six years of incompetent leadership in America. Please do not get me wrong, Obama has some excellent ideas, but it is one thing in American politics to have ideas, and another to get them transformed into laws. So, what went wrong with the Obama administration?

1. Barack Obama never established a working relationship with Democrats in Congress. He rarely speaks with members of Congress let alone listens to their political needs.

2. Barack Obama has pushed legislation without any consideration as to whether these laws politically benefit Democrats in Congress.

3. Barack Obama assumed the presidency in the midst of an economic crisis. He was urged by some of his advisors to read carefully how Franklin D. Roosevelt handled the Depression, but he never studied this model. FDR focused on two issues for the short term–fixing the banking system and then JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. He took office in March and by August about 4,000,000 men and women were working rebuilding roads, bridges, reforesting our forests and building hospitals or bridges, etc..

4. Barack Obama was elected with support from young Americans. He failed the first requirement of a good politician, reward those who elected you. Where was any legislation to address the issue of Student Loans? Nothing was given youth for their hard work. A successful politicians MUST reward his supporters. Yes, that is “politics,”but that is how one governs in a huge nation such as the United States of America.

To sum up: former Professor Barack Obama though the was still back teaching in college where students took notes and obeyed the professor.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Hungary, Budapest Times: “We Are Tops When It Comes To Corruption”

Sorry, we in America have the Koch brothers, try topping them!

Sweden, Local: “Your Number Is Up”

I believe this pertains to President Obama and his failed leadership.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Dog Acquitted”

it was the cat!

USA, Newsday: “Cop Testifies On Flushing The Toilet”

Sounds like a lot of crap to me.

UK Guardian: “Day At The Races”

Ah, to just watch horses run instead of these jackasses running for office!

Death In Iraq Continues

Another day in Iraq, and another day of death and destruction for members of the Muslim religion. Another day in Iraq, and another day in which foreign jihadists clamor to offer their bodies in the quest to drive out those who oppose the Muslim religion. I sometimes wonder how any person who believes in the Muslim religion can offer his or her services to those who murder fellow Muslims. ISIS has been focusing t he past few days, not on killing Kurds or western forces but on murdering fellow SUNNI Muslims who live in the village of al Bunmir. Over the past two weeks, ISIS soldiers have murdered at least 322 Muslims including men, women and children. The latest episode of this tragedy is lining up 50 men, women and children, shooting them and then dumping their bodies in a well.

I would so enjoy taking with a jihadist and allow him or her to explain why these innocent MUSLIMS must be murdered. Heck, they are not Shiite, but fellow Kurds! This is simple madness. The Muslims who adhere to ISIS have lost any sense of what being a Muslim entails. I DO understand the desire to kill Westerners who have entered their land, but how does one justify murdering fellow Muslims?? I leave it to God to figure this one out.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

France, Connexion: “Police Shut Down Illegal Hotel”

I assume that means a hotel that does not pay protection money to the police.

Sweden, Local: “Health Workers Injure Disabled Man”

Is it wrong for health workers to alter the health of people?

USA, Army Times: “Lure Recruits With Alcohol”

A drunk soldier does not experience pain.

Hungary, Budapest Times:

“Keep Breasts Out Of Harm’s Way”

I will suck on this story for a while.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Dog Acquitted”

Sodomy is not a crime anymore in most countries!

America’s Forgotten Dream

I currently inhabit a world in which we humans devote our lives to killing one another and to insisting that those who differ are simply terrorists bent on death and destruction. There was once another America, a nation which had dreams of exploring the universe rather than exploring ways of death and destruction. I was in my thirties when Americans stepped foot on the moon. Each and every American felt a moment of great pride as one of our fellow countrymen was now walking on the moon. For that magic moment, I no longer just felt to be an, American, but a human. I was part of this planet, and we humans were taking the initial step on the road to exploring the entire universe. Yes, it was a dream, but dreams are part of the human quest to be other than a member of this planet.

Sir Richard Branson of Virgin airlines also has a dream. He wants to explore space by sending humans into the area above our planet. Unfortunately, his experimental plane crashed in the Mojave desert. The real tragedy is failure on the part of American presidents for the past forty years to gaze upward at the skies rather than downward at the planet. We devote billions to killing rather than to sending fellow humans into space. Sorry, Tea Party nut cases, but the real issue for ALL humans is in space. And, it must be done by BIG GOVERNMENT. I shall die without humans on Mars. That is the real tragedy of the Tea Party and those refusing to allocate funds for space exploration!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I always avoid parking in places that I should not park in.

Bagels in my childhood were one penny. I will have to await Heaven to once again pay that price.

Sign said: “Get in touch With God” I prefer that He get in touch with me.

I hate huge cars that take control of parking slots.

I walked by a college girl who said on her cell phone: “I am all alone and can’t handle it.” I wanted to hug her but to do so would land me in jail.

My dream is to be abducted by aliens and taken to their planet. At least no Tea Party around.

In the old days men sold stuff by traffic lights, I no longer see them.

I was told that to rent I need home insurance, isn’t this my call?

I wonder if there are lawyers in Heaven?

Jihadists Come Running

A recent United Nations report indicates that over 15,000 Jihadists have arrived in the Middle East over the past few years. These are young men from countries as diverse as Russia, Ireland, Chile, France and the United Kingdom. They share a desire to hate and kill. There is no doubt this group of haters represent a 21st century phenomenon. Select any nation in the world, and you will uncover those who believe to be engaged in a fight against forces of evil. Heck, in the United States of America even our Supreme Court contains jihadists who intend to ensure that our wealthy folk once again rule the nation. What else is the Tea Party other than a band of jihadists filled with hate and anger. Jihadists in the Middle East seek to return to olden days, and American Jihadists want the good old days when “real Americans” ruled the land to become the new norm.

The common element in all these Jihadists is a sense of hate against anything that resembles modernity. Check out the Republican Party in Congress whose members boast of not believing in “science.” We now have throughout the world a rejection of modern thinking, and a felt need to return to those times when ignorance ruled the waves of government. Heck, poor al-Qaida is now considered too modern by these Jihadists. Perhaps, it is time to send Tea Party folk to the Middle East to fight. At least it will provide them a sense of doing something to alter all this nonsense about science and climate change.

Whatever Happened To America?

The evidence is quite clear, Republicans will gain more seats in Congress, and most probably may secure control of a majority of seats in the US Senate. The most interesting question is: why will Americans reward a party with victory which seeks to make life harder for the average American? Frankly, this phenomena has occurred in the past, and will happen in the future. We live in interesting times. We live in an era in which those under age, forty, lack any sense of their economic needs, and prefer fiddling with fingers than fiddling with their minds. OK, blame Barack Obama for his failures to understand how Presidents must lead, but the alternative to Barack Obama is not the Koch brothers.

In the past when most American engaged in hard physical labor, they understood the boss was in his office and they were out on the assembly line. They did not need to go to college in order to understand their economic interests were not similar to those of the boss. Today, our young people lack a sense of CLASS. They do not understand there IS a Working Class, and they are in it. They do not understand that when one is in the Working Class, one must vote for their economic interests. And, they certainly are not those of this Republican Party.

The disaster will come. Americans will learn the goals of Republicans are not their goals. Hopefully, in 2016 there will be another change in attitudes by Americans.