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NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Oh, to be a child and run with the wind.

No world leader today impresses me.

No American political leader impresses me other than Senator Warren.

Why do we refer to the “Valley of Death” but never to the “Valley of Life?”

Life offers second chances, why not Death?

Long time since I heard, “show me the money.”

I have always loved a good mystery.

Why Do Israelis Elect Idiots?

Let us get a few facts clear when discussing the nation of Israel. It contains about eight million Jews in an area of the world which contains nearly two hundred million Muslims and about forty million Christians. I admit the Israel air force is the best in the region and the Israel army is certainly the best. Of course, the American army was the best in the world and has yet to be able to defeat guerrilla style forces in the region. Members of the Democratic party in the USA contacted the Israel prime minister and urged that he meet with them during his trip to the United States in order to discuss with Republicans why they are right to hate a president who was twice elected by the American people. Senator Richard Durbin and Senator Diane Feinstein asked the Israel leader to meet with Democratic senators.

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu responded that he could not in order not to “compound the misperception of partisanship. So, the Israel leader does not wish to be perceived as favoring one party over the other. I assume that is why the Israel ambassador to the United States of America secretly met with Republican congressmen to plan this trip!

So, Israelis, why did you elect this man to lead your country. Do you people have an appointment with disaster?

Why Do Americans Distrust President Obama?

I am old enough to recall when President Franklin D. Roosevelt was hated by one third of Americans during the Depression, some even referred to him as “Roosenfeld” in order to claim he was Jewish. I remember when most Americans did not trust Barry Goldwater, the Republican candidate for president in 1964, I recall when most Americans had lost trust in Richard Nixon and I certainly recall when George Bush was not the most beloved man in the White House. But, what exactly is the reason for the intense feeling by 69% of Republicans in this nation that President Obama does “not love America?” I readily admit that Obama has made numerous political mistakes. I admit that he has lacked an overall plan in dealing with the Middle East. I admit that he could simply have extended Medicare to all Americans and gained the support of Americans for health insurance. Heck, I admit that he is an introvert who lacks political sense. He certainly does not come across as one who makes friends with those on Capital Hill.

But, for God’s sake how does his behavior translate into hating America. The man was elected by a majority of Americans twice! There is only one conclusion to this hatred THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN! Let’s face facts, at least one third of Americans still harbor race hatred.

Why Do Americans Hate Health Insurance?

It is assumed in most civilized nations of the world that governments should provide health insurance to those who dwell within their borders. It is assumed that once people become ill they lack the means to cure themselves and require some access to doctors and hospitals. It is assumed that a purpose of government is to prevent death. These assumptions make sense to anyone who has ever been ill. Heck, during my treatment for cancer some drugs cost about $1000 a shot. So, why would any intelligent inhabitant of this planet be against providing such care to its citizens. As a result of what we term, “Obamacare” the number who do not have access to health insurance has dropped from 17.3% to 13.8%. I assume this is good news. But, alas, it angers many Americans. I assume those who are angered currently have access to health insurance.

I assume lost in the conflict over health insurance is the concept of “freedom.” Many in this nation believe that providing health insurance somehow denies people the freedom to die from illness. After all, the right to die without medical care is what Jesus Christ urged in the Sermon on the Mount. There are moments when I simply do not understand the American people. They want the right to kill people with a gun and the right for others to die.

Yes, we ARE an EXCEPTIONAL nation!

Why Do We Love Guns?

Among the mysteries of my life is the fascination with guns by so many Americans. Actually, the vast majority of Americans do NOT own a weapon of destruction, but for some reason these people link the right to possess a gun with “freedom.” I was raised in the slums of the Bronx in New York City where anyone who has a gun was considered to be sort of crazy. We had the Sullivan Act which made possession of a gun to be a crime. Yes, we did have some gangs which fought with zip guns, but they usually were weapons which could only fire one shot. The very idea of having a weapon that enabled blasting away at other people was simply beyond the imagination of most poor people. After John F. Kennedy was murdered, there were new demands to make possession of any weapons more difficult.

During the past four years Americans have donated nearly $100 million to the National Rifle Association. Each year about 30,000 people in this country are killed by guns. Oh, I did serve in the US Army and learned to fire all sorts of weapons. Of course, in the Army if you said, “gun,” a sergeant would shout, “a gun is your prick, a weapon is your rifle.” I guess that means those loving guns are pricks, in more ways than one.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

USA, Newsday: “Sue Over Frozen Dinner”

Damn right, who wants to eat a frozen dinner!

Norway, Norway Post: ‘Police Shooting Disconnected”

I guess Norwegian police are learning from American.

UK, Guardian: “Get Terror Camp Active”

NO terror camps, no money spent on military.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Noses Can Be Dangerous”

I give this story three ACHOOS

Russia, Moscow Times: “Is Marriage A Fraud?”

Sort of depends who is your spouse?

Bill’s Battle Stories

Each day another prominent Republican makes our day by recounting their bravery during a time of crisis. Rudy has made clear that he alone saved New York City from the horror of 9/11 and now
Bill O’Reilly wants America to praise him for the battle he waged in the city of Buenos Aires during the Falkland war. The Falkland Islands lie about a hundred miles off the shore of Argentine, and Bill never actually stepped foot on any of them, but he undoubtedly is a hero of that struggle. According to Bill, he watched police in the capital city confront mobs of protesters and they were fifing teargas at those who opposed the war. Naturally, this means being in Buenos Aires while what ‘FIGHTING’ there was occurred a hundred miles away places one in a “combat zone.” Of course, during World War II I was a child in New York
city where I confronted Nazi tanks and guns.

Bill is very upset at those who question his bravery. He yelled at a Emily Steel, a reporter, that she had better report his heroism or face the consequences. If she did not tell the truth about his heroism, “i’m coming a after you with everything I have. You can be certain it is a threat.” Some fight with guns, and Bill fights with bull shit. I suggest that Bill and Rudy form a firm that gives presentations on how to make money by recounting tales of being in a combat zone.

Wither England?

Current polls reveal that the United Kingdom might elect a Labor government to replace the current Conservative government of David Cameron. Among the issues confronting any new government in this nation is what should be the program to change to present to people. Among the topics of this challenge are:

1. How does one deal with immigration from other European nations? All members of the EU must allow immigrants to enter.

2. What type of economic model should be pursued? Should England pursue more central government initiative or devolve power to local entities?

3. Should England pursue a policy that witnesses greater power to the central government of the European Union?

4. Should England opt out of the European Union?

5. Should the government push for a higher minimum wage?

In other words does England need a government that confronts income inequality?

Wait and see the end result.

Mouth That Roared

Members of the Republican party have a rendezvous with any nut case who can utter words of defiance and hatred of the president of the United States of America. For years this title has been held by Senator
Ted Cruz who believes any and all problems in this nation are the result of immigrants from the land of Mexico. I should make clear he refers to illegal immigrants. Of course, Ted was born in Canada, but what the hell, his mom was American. Now, after years of making millions of dollars speaking to businessmen about his heroism during 9/11 surrounded by dozens of cops wants to once again emerge into the limelight of making more money by attacking the patriotism of President Obama. Now, Congressman Darrell Issa is touting the wise words of the millionaire from New York. Darrell made clear that Rudy needs our “thanks” for clarifying the issue of who is a patriot.

Rudy and Darrell believe the president does not believe in the American experience of being an exceptional nation. I wonder if there is a nation in this world, a group of people in this world who do not regard themselves as “exceptional.” The issue is not whether a nation is exceptional, but what is the nature of that exceptional behavior? I do know that Rudy Giuliani is exceptional as making money using the bravery of others.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUTQ

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Winter in Chicago means wear jacket in coffee shop.

Barack Obama was never a student of American history.

Follow the money if you want to know who wins the next election.

Oh, to be a child and once again run free.

No world leader today impresses me.

No American political leader impresses me.

I wonder if I will ever walk through the Valley of Death?