Category Archives: Latin America

Republican Food Fight

Florida Senator Marco Rubio regards himself as the nation’s number one expert on Cuba because his parents escaped from that land. Of course, he has not spent time in Cuba, but who has to devote efforts to leaning first hand about conditions in Cuba to regard himself as THE expert on this land which lies a hundred miles away from us. Marco is now furious at statements by fellow Republican Senator Rand Paul who is supporting the Obama action to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. According to Marco, the Senator from Kentucky “has no idea what he is talking about when it comes to Cuba.. On the other hand, according to Rand Paul, the man from Florida is a “Cold War warrior” who fears dealing with the “brave new world of diplomacy.”

Heck, even Republican Senator Jake Flake from Arizona is hailing the Obama decision since it opens the door for billions of dollars in farm sales. Jake thinks it is “time to try something different.”Now wait a second, we have isolated Cuba for half a century and the Castro brothers still run it. Please give Marco another fifty years to try out his ideas!

Goodbye Stephen Colbert

It has been for years part of my nightly behavior to tune into the Colbert show in order to enjoy the antics of our good friend who pretends to be a conservative defending the American way of life. But, as the expression goes, all good things must come to an end. During the course of my 84 years I have been part of the last show of many series such as MASH or Seinfeld Or All In The Family. I have always looked forward with anticipation to the last episode. I must confess that not a single last episode remains in my mind. They all conclude with a flat joke or nostalgia. Such was the last Colbert Report. Sort of warm and fuzzy with singing from God knows how many people. Can’t say that I was disappointed, just sad that a good show is now over.

Stephen, we will miss your antics. Have a good time on the new show.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I wonder if there are life forms on other plants which think as do members of the current Republican party?

A dream is another word for “hope.”

Some fear change, some have to change their minds.

A dog could never be my best friend.

Best thing about McDonald’s, the morning solitude.

Some smooth tummy before eating.

I pay no attention to the TV while in a restaurant.

People are worried about tomorrow’s weather, me, I only care about today.

Difficult to hold coat and get coffee.

Always forget to hate.

Marco Rubio Is Upset About Cuba

Senator Marco Rubio is very upset because that man in the White House has decided to open diplomatic relations with Cuba. You know, the land from which Marco’s parents fled in order to flee from tyranny. He terms the President as being the “world’s worst negotiator” which leaves me a bit confused. Either Marco does not want any negotiation with the Castro brothers or he wants a different outcome from the negotiation. For years Marco has been against any form of negotiation. However, if Marco was the President he would have gotten much more from the Castro gang.

1. Fidel would have been compelled to apologize to all Cubans now living in Florida for being a bad man.

2. Fidel would agree to raise wages of all Cuban workers.

3. Fidel would have promised to disband the Cuban armed forces.

4. Fidel would have agreed to give each and every Cuban immigrant to the US a sum of $100,000.

5. Fidel would have promised to welcome Capitalism to Cuba.

As I recall when then President Richard Nixon opened relations with Communist China all he did was agree to exchange Ambassadors. Marco, we have attempted for over half a century to end the Castro regime and it is still there. Enough is enough.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

China, China Daily: “Dead On The Internet”

Sounds like a good place to die.

USA, aol: “Torturers Heroes To Cheney”

At least it shows that Cheney is loyal to his comrades.

Russia, Moscow Times: “”A New Start”

In Putin Russia that means invading a new country.

Sweden, Local: “Snow Shortages Moves Ski Races”

Have you guys considered Siberia, they could use some money.

France, Connexion: “Train Conductors Start Strike”

At least the engineers are working.

Bush Judge Speaks About Presidential Power

Former President George Bush drew upon use of presidential power to make executive decisions twice as many times as the current person in the White House and during the 1980s the sainted and beloved Ronal Reagan allowed millions of Hispanic illegal immigrants to remain in the United States of America. For some strange reason members of the Democratic Party did not seek to charge those Presidents with violation of the United States Constitution nor did they discuss the need to impeach a president, Actually, former President George Bush drew upon an interesting manner of signing bills passed by Congress. He would sign the bill and make it a law but then added some words in which he would offer HIS interpretation as to what the law meant!

Judge Anthony Seward, who was appointed by George Bush has decided to offer his interpretation of the office of the President. He now claims that President Obama’s Executive decision to protect illegal immigrants is unconstitutional even though the man who appointed hid did it more frequently. Oh, Judge Seward has been removed from hearing cases due to his temperament and bias. Gee, I wonder if that bias showed up in his decision!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

To hate makes one a hater.

There are times to close the door on life.

There is the richness that comes from money and that comes from love.

Some believe they are God while praying to God.

Some rub brow, some rub neck when tired.

Some eat with fury.

Some seek life, some Death.

Takes a crisis to make one know who one really is.

Only pick a fight with someone you can beat up.

Some walk with confidence.

Horror In Pakistan!

I confess my ignorance about human life on this planet. Every so often an event will occur which simply makes no sense. Yesterday in Pakistan some Taliban suicide bombers entered a school and proceeded to murder 126 children and adults as well as wound over a hundred. They even burned a teacher to death while his students watched. They were eventually killed by Pakistan soldiers. The event occurred at the Peshawar Army School. I assume the murders were of children whose fathers served in the armed forces. The Taliban already is hailing these killings as an example of what they consider to be serving the cause of the Muslim religion. Please don’t get me wrong, Muslims murder and boast of being religious just as Germans killed 30,000,000 and boasted they were serving God. Over in Asia the Japanese murdered millions and also made clear they were children of God.

I do not understand:

1. How young Muslims can go on a jihad knowing they will be serving in a process that results in the deaths of Muslims.

2. Young Muslims who are attracted to death of Muslims, no, I mean the MURDER OF MUSLIMS.

3. Why at this very moment teenagers are sharing emails about how wonderful it will be to go on a jihad.

I do not understand these people anymore than I will ever completely understand the minds of Nazi murderers who could bash in the head of a baby.

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND!

Greatest Threats In American History

I continually encounter well educated people who at some point in our conversation refer to the “threat” posed by ISIS or the Taliban or al Qaeda to the very existence of the American nation. Naturally, this “threat” is on the minds of those who pose as “experts” on foreign policy. I so enjoy listening to Dick Cheney when he pontificates about the need to torture, sorry, I mean “enhanced interrogation” those who pose a “threat” to the continued existence of America as a nation. He is so serious and convinced that a bunch of men who lack a navy, an air force, tanks or artillery some how threaten the survival of the American society. How about the “threats to American society?”

The Revolutionary War which nearly resulted in failure.

The Civil War which led to the deaths of 500,000? In battles such as at Antietam or Gettysburg the death total was three times the number on 9/11.

The Depression which could have resulted in a revolution.

World War II which resulted in the death of over 400,000. Again, at battles such as Okinawa three times as many were killed than at 9/11.

Oh, and we fought against powerful armies with navies and air forces that matched our own.

So, enough with this expression, “the greatest threat in American history!”

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Elderly Man Fined For Walking Slow”

Please inform my 84 year old body to shuffle along a bit faster!

Norway, Norway Post: “Find Stolen Chocolate”

What a sweet story!

USA, aol: “Alleged Spying”

These days what other kind is around?

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Say Farewell To Dead Miner”

I will have to dig into this story.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Proud To Come To Work”

Words never uttered by any American Congressman