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Democracy Ends In Turkey

There is something ironic in the crushing of an attempt by some Turkish soldiers who wanted to take over the government in order to save what remains of democracy in Turkey. Unfortunately, these rebels lacked any sense of how to conduct a coup and they were cut to pieces by the government of President Recep Erdogan. The President of Turkey has gradually arrested or suppressed the  media, has placed in jail more journalists than any other national leader, and begun to re-introduce religious law in a nation that outlawed such legislation over ninety  years ago.

Erdogan is the Donald Trump of Turkey. He uses fear of Kurds to arouse people to the need of ending democracy in order to save democracy. With defeat of the coup, it will now be open season on arresting thousands who want a democratic Turkey. This is one success of the Trump fear and loathing political process!

Trump Is Humble

Among the confusing aspects of this presidential race is the ongoing attacks on Donald Trump by those who argue he is not a humble man. In fairness, any objective commentator on American politics has to admit that Donald is the most humble man to ever seek the presidency. OK, he does boast about  his large hand size, but he never has argued that his hands are larger than those of most American males. He has said that he would build a Great Wall, a Wall along the Mexican border. BUT, he has never said that he would build a Wall along the border with Canada.

Donald Trump has made clear that he is not one of those ‘INTELLECTUALS” who always boast about their foreign policy knowledge. Donald is quite frank that he has absolutely NO knowledge of world events. Contrast that honesty with the ongoing claims of Hillary Clinton who claims to know a lot. Who would Americans prefer as President, one who admits to being ignorant, and proud of being that way, or one who is always boasting and boasting about her foreign policy knowledge?

Donald is a humble man. He is a man who is proud of not knowing. Isn’t it time to elect a humble ignorant, even, stupid, person as our president. Donald stands in sharp contrast to those Ivy League boasting, proud to read books guys like President Obama. So, I applaud Donald Trump for being the first honest, humble man to run for president. Transfer power to the ignorant, to those who admit to having limited knowledge about foreign policy or economics, of climate issues,or student debt, or God knows what else!

Black Lives, White Lives, Any Lives

Black Lives Matter has done an excellent job of keeping the issue of police killing blacks in the public eye. It definitely is a non-violent group, it means well, but it lacks long range goals. At a recent meeting of Netroots in St. Louis, some blacks blasted this group– whose goals are to institute some of the idea of Bernie Sanders–claiming they were “white occupiers of the disunited States.” I assume there is a goal for this action.

The ongoing failure of Black Lives Matter is statistics– black people represent about 10% of Americans. If their agenda is to become reality, there is need to win over to their ideas, at least 40% of whites, Hispanics, and Asians. In old fashioned politics this is termed forming alliances with groups possessing similar goals to your own group. It is time for Black Lives Matter to adopt a new slogan–“When Black Lives Matter, ALL Lives Matter!”

Baton Rouge Again

At least three policeman are dead, three are wounded, an a black man is dead. Once again, some furious person, who happened to be Black skinned, went wild with anger and blasted away at cops. President Obama expressed his grief, Donald Trump made clear the president “does not have a clue” concerning the recent outbreak of violence by whites and blacks. Then again, we await any suggestion, any proposal, any words of common sense, from Donald Trump concerning how to reduce violence between blacks and whites.

Sorry, there is NO quick solution, there is NO one thing that can be done. We as a nation have struggled for nearly FOUR HUNDRED YEARS to resolve the divide between those with white skins who possessed power and those with black skins who wanted to enter the power arena, or at least, cease being the targets of bullets and death.

The real question is two parts: “When, and how we begin to end the Great Divide?”

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Donald has second thoughts about Pence, I wonder if Pence has second thoughts about Donald?

Unfortunately, petty dictator, Recep Erdogan survived the coup attempt in Turkey.

I think some clowns could have done a better job of overthrowing a leader than the clowns in Turkey.

At least Chris Christie still has his valet job with Donald.

I would so love to go through a week without another Hillary episode.

So, how come no Sarah Palin meandering nonsense speech at the Republican convention?

I assume Ben Carson will greet people with copies of his book to buy.

I would so love to meet a Bernie Sanders follower who now will vote for Trump.

I still don’t understand why French police were not firing at tires of the truck.

Pence does not like gays, atheists, or allowing those people to shit with him.

I do not recall any prior political convention when a candidate had his kids boast about him.

I am still shocked that Ivanka is not the VP candidate.

At least Donald does not boast about being born in a log cabin.

For God’s sake, Hillary, go with Elizabeth Warren, not some middle age white dude!

 

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I sleep peacefully these nights knowing Republicans protect my toilet rights.

Since when does shit represent a right?

Every political leader over the past week has praised cops-now,how about giving them a raise?

The UK is torn to pieces by Brexit, soon Scotland will Brexit.

For some Sanders supporters, Donald Trump is the best ally in their fight for income equality in America?

On TV, cops aim for legs and arms, how come, not in real  life?

America will be Great Again, when Americans earn a living wage.

I think these days one can run on the Republican ticket if he weighs in at least 240 pounds.

Who Is Number Two?

It now appears certain that Donald Trump will announce on Friday who will be his running mate. We offer a preview as to which of the current three favorites will by the choice of the Donald man.

1. Chris Christie: He offers to Donald the only person seeking the office of vice president who cannot touch his toes without bending his knees. He definitely makes Donald come across as a physical fitness freak, another John F. Kennedy. No other contender can match Chris when it comes to serving at the valet of Trump, just observe his blank face listening intently to whatever Donald says or does not say.No other politician can close down the George Washington Bridge and cause chaos and disorder. Of course, the only problem with his candidacy is that if he ever tripped and fell on Trump, that would be a case of second degree murder.

2. Newt Gingrich: Newt offers Donald an unusual campaign strength that no other Republican can match. If Newt and Donald are the ticket, this will be the first time in the history of presidential politics when the the ticket has two men who have had SIX WIVES! Just remember, when it comes to closing down Washington, no one can surpass the record of Newt. And, just remember, Newt predicted that if he was elected president, the US would have a moon colony by 2020. We definitely will need one since Americans have to be offered and alternative to President Donald Trump.

3. Governor Pence of Indiana. When American become pensive about their future, it is wonderful to have a vice president with the name of pence. He is governor of the state you drive across to get to Chicago. Oh, he has white hair which goes well with the red hair of our hero. Beyond these factors, I, like most Americans doesn’t have the faintest idea as to who is Pence or what he has ever done.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I would welcome, for once, someone on these days of grief actually proposing ways to end violence.

Ben Carson speaks softly and utters nonsense.

Chris Christie can not avoid his ponderous heavy set presence.

So how come, we now have a record number of home runs in baseball?

Every speaker urges we  should come together–and do what?

End the Internet if you want to end violence, it is the educator of violence.

Perhaps, if we came together and had sex, it might reduce violence.

 

Islamic State Is Shrinking

Donald Trump is going to carpet bomb the hell out of ISIS, and get rid of any and all terrorists so once again, America can stand tall. Well, examine the record:

1. ISIS has already lost control of 40% of land it once held.

2. Town after town in Iraq has fallen to the Iraq government, and Fallujah no longer has any ISIS terrorists.

3. During the ISIS flight from Fallujah,an estimated 2,000 of their fighters was killed by air attacks. Oh,Donald, American pilots dropped bombs. OH,there was no need to ‘carpet bomb’ because ISIS fighters were out in the open.

4. ISIS slowly, but surely, is being forced from their positions in Syria. Everything  Donald promises to do, IS already being done!

5. The central issue which Trump does not even understand is -what is the strategy once ISIS no longer controls areas in the Middle East? How will ISIS then function? What will be the strategy once ISIS lacks a geographic area under its control?

Donald, do you even know what has happened to ISIS in the Middle East?

Ah, We Remember You Guys Well

On Monday the Republican convention begins which means, finally, finally, it is the end of the primary battles to decide who is the nominee. We thought it only appropriate to offer a fond farewell to those brave souls who once sought to become the Republican candidate for president.

1. I asked my wife if she recalled Bobby Jindal. Her response, as that of millions, most probably was” “Who?” She had no clue who this guy was or what he ever did. Does anyone know he was a governor of Louisiana?

2. Mike Huckabee is among my favorites. No one was better at displaying his direct contact with God, who he promised was a closet Republican.

3. Carly, Carly, stumbling over chairs, falling off platforms, and shouting with a  loud voice that she hated Hillary more than the other candidates hated her. Stumble on through life.

4. Jeb,Jeb, thee of the Bush clan, defeated, but unbowed. Have a beer for me and jump out of  a plane with dad.

5. Ben Carson, some seek the presidency in order to pass some laws, Ben, had but one dream –to sell his books and pray to God.

6. Rand Paul, son of a Paul who also sought the presidency, like father like son, gracefully disappearing into the shadows of life.

7. Scott Walker, he disappeared so soon, we never got a chance to learn why he was incompetent and a nasty little man.

8. Rick Perry, so sorry they never asked you to name members of the Cabinet this time around. You were prepped with the names of two such people.

9. Ted Cruz, self righteous, bombastic, believer he was the smartest one in class, and the one destined to become school president.

10. Chris Christie, the only one who left the race to become a valet and shoe shine buddy of Donald Trump.

We miss these guys and the dozen others who also ran.