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The Election About Nothing

My initial understanding that something called a ‘presidential election’ entered my consciousness in 1940 when I was ten. For the most part, this important election entailed  a conflict between two men–women had yet to become part of this conflict– and they  discussed important issues. The conduct of the Cold War, civil rights, right of people to  have unions, and economic policies that impacted the lives of most Americans.

For the life of me, I have no idea what this election is all about. Donald Trump argues for: Make America Great Again, get rid of Muslims, one way or another, crime is sweeping through the nation, we have to protect policemen from getting killed, and emails and Foundations– not his own. He is going to “wipe out ISIS.” But, as of this date, a month before ballots are cast, Mr. Trump has yet to outline ONE specific action other than: Build A Great Wall.

And yet, millions adore this man who wants to make America Great Again. Great  in which respect? The word, “again”implies the US is NOT a great nation. If not, then what is it? Trump supporters are without question the most ignorant group to ever exist in this nation. But, over and over, I wonder– HOW THE HELL DID WE GET IN THIS SITUATION?

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26  year old mind trapped in an 86year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

A Trump supporter the  other day noted that Barack Obama was absent from the Oval office on 9/11. Why?

George H.W. Bush is an old fashioned Patriot.

Donald Trump is an old fashioned Coward.

I would so love to be a businessman these days selling products to Trump supporters, “Guys, I got this fantastic medicine that cures any illness.”

Too many Americans seek a rendezvous with stupidity.

I increasingly wonder what teachers teach about history these days in high school.

I so miss the wit of a John Kennedy as president.

Michelle Obama has become a fantastic first lady.

Reality With Capturing Terrorists

The recent episode in which Ahmad Rahami went nuts and wounded several people with his knife illustrates the reality confronting anyone who has responsibility  for security  in the United States. His father, Mohammad Rahami said:”Two years ago I go to the FBI because my son was doing bad.OH, they say, he’s OK, he’s clear, he’s not a terrorist.” Now,Donald Trump wants to know why the FBI refused to arrest this terrorist.

Note this terrorist was a naturalized citizen living in peace for over twenty years, having made friends who were NOT terrorists, and, to all intents, a normal, decent American citizen. For example, we are unable to prevent school shootings by normal Americans, we are not able to prevent the shooting deaths in Chicago of over 400 people so far this year. There is no such thing as “perfect” security. We inhabit the planet, Earth, which consists of a great many violent creatures. Such is life on this planet.

Shoot To Kill

I frankly no longer know which words to use when the topic of a police officer killing an unarmed black person comes up. First, let me make clear that those who murder the innocent are NOT the majority of police officers. But the pattern is so clear, the results so frequent that one must reach a conclusion, these can not ALL be a mistake.There is something about encountering a black skinned man on the streets or highways which leads some cops to just blast away.

Terrence Crutcher had just enrolled in a community college program. His SUV broke down on the street. Someone called 911 to report that a car was blocking the street. A police helicopter was hovering over head. Officer Betty Shelby arrived at the scene and was soon joined by two other cops. A  video clearly shows Mr. Crutcher with arms in the air walking toward the police. Officer Shelby shot him,later claiming he was walking back to the car to get a weapon. HUH! If he was walking back to his car, how the hell did she know he was getting  a gun?? Tulsa Police Chief Chuck  Jordan could only say: “TV footage was very disturbing and difficult to watch.”

Interviewing Trump Folks

Although I did not specifically interview any supporters of Donald Trump, I did watch several clips in which they were interviewed. Frankly, one does not have to  actually  interview these strange creatures, to know how they view the world.

M: So, what do you  think about President Obama now that he is leaving the presidency?

T: Well, it is about time we got an American born person as our president.

M: Why do you say he is not American born? He even released his birth certificate.

T: Fred, he has black skin, people in Africa have black skin. One plus one equals two. Anyway, once Trump becomes president, we can finally learn what happened on 9/11.

M: What does Obama have to do with 9/11?

T: We will finally learn why Obama was not in the White House when the terrorists struck. We know the White House was the original target.

M: I’m confused. Wasn’t George Bush the president in 2001?

T: There you liberals go  again, shifting the topic. What about the secret love affair between Obama and Hillary? What about the fact that Hillary had a love child with Obama?

End of interview.

 

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

When was the last time the media discussed issues concerning the future of America?

I await a debate in which emails and hate are the topics of discussion.

How about deciding the election by who wins the 100 yard dash?

Still confused as to whether or not Edward Snowden is the good or bad guy.

If we want a healthy  America, just  ban emails.

Syria is simply too confusing for this human mind.

In my youth, bad guys were the ones with guns, alas, not so today.

Say Anything I Agree With

I understand there are some minor problems in the world connected with things like climate change or hunger or war, or refugees, but it wonderful to learn that here in America we now debate REAL issues such as who stands, kneels, or raises a fist in the air. Sheriff Jeff Bell in Florida is deeply concerned about a serious crime that is being  committed without the public being upset. Three members of the Miami Dolphin NFL football team went to their knees when our national anthem was played.

“I respect their right to free speech. However, in certain organizations and certain jobs you give up that right of freedom of speech while you serve that job.” HUH! In the United States armed forces, officers are forbidden to comment on political issues –publicly– since this is accordance with the importance of the military not to become involved in politics. However, all other troops have the right to say what they desire.

P.S. Somehow, playing in the NFL does not pose a threat to civilian versus military control of government!

People Are Talking

We offer some comments made by some of those who should know better than opening their mind and allow others to hear what they say.

“I’m not going to sit up here and do the tit-for-tat what Donald Trump said  last night.. That’s not my job. I’m not going to be the election year pundit.
Paul Ryan, who has some connection to leadership of the Republican party.

“We were friends long before this election. We will be friends long after this election.” Chelsea Clinton on her buddy, Ivanka Trump.

“When the Iranians circle our beautiful destroyers and with their little boats, and they make a gesture our people that they shouldn’t be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water.”  None other than our next president, Donald Trump, the guy who ended life on this planet over a finger!

“I’m not in the name calling business.
Mike Pence refusing to denounce David Duked of the KKK.

“He had the taste not to go for the ten foot version.” President Obama on Trump using funds from his charitable Foundation to  purchase a six foot portrait, of guess who?

 

Netanyahu And Abbas In Moscow

For years the Jewish AIPAC organization has been thundering anger toward John Kerry for daring to arrange meetings between Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader President Abbas. These Jewish lobbyists are upset that Kerry attempts over and over again to seek  peace between Israel and Palestinians. So, I wonder what they will say now that Netanyahu and Abbas have agreed to meet in Moscow and allow President Vladimir Putin to be a peace maker. Naturally, Vladimir is besides himself with joy, John Kerry could not bring them together,so who is the only person who can–Vladimir Putin!

Yes, there will be a meeting. Netanyahu just loves Putin, after all, pseudo dictators just adore another one. NO,Israel is not a dictatorship, but freedoms are continually abridged for Israel citizens who are Muslim as well as Christians. And, many liberal Jewish Israelis are confronted with hate and discrimination for seeking a democratic Israel that respects the rights of Palestinians.

In the end, Putin will stand with a smile on his face, grasping the hands of Bibi and Abbas and proclaiming that he is a Peace Maker!

Reince Preibus is Chairperson of the Republican National Committee, and now finds himself required to ensure the election of the non-Republican, Donald Trump. Naturally, he is a bit upset, why the hell is he stuck with the task of helping this idiot from New York become our next president, and make a mess of everything. Since Jeb Bush and John Kasich, and even Ted Cruz have made clear they will not support the Trump candidacy, Reince is very  upset and has warned these guys who refuse to back the Republican candidate that they will be punished.

1. They will not be invited to Trump speeches and get to sit on the platform.

2. They will have their identity card that allows them into Republican headquarters taken away from them.

3. Donald will NOT say nice things about them.

4. If Donald gets angry, beware of what he will say about you.

5. Donald might encourage the NRA to hit on you guys, and when he says, “hit,”take your guess as to the meaning of that word!

6. When an illegal Hispanic rapes your wife, don’t expect consolation from Donald, he warned you!