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NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Who would sleep peacefully at night with a President Trump?

There are moments when I sit in shock at what people in Aleppo must daily endure.

Today, Ted Cruz came out for Donald Trump, tomorrow for the Devil.

Most black Americans hope today that no black male gets shot–by police.

I never thought in my life that someone like Donald Trump would be running for the presidency.

God, do I wish for the days of Mitt Romney!

I wonder if God worries about people uttering bad words about Him.

Players have kneeled, players have raised fists, what next,  play football?

Lesser Of Two Evils?

I continually encounter the concept that the current presidential election deals with two “evils” and I should vote for the lesser “evil.” Examine the reality:

1. Hillary Clinton will appoint liberals as judges to the Supreme Court. Donald Trump will appoint judges who impact the rights of women, and support the concept of rich controlling elections.

2.  Hillary Clinton will protect the health care of millions. Donald Trump promises to take away their health care.

3. Hillary Clinton will protect the rights of illegal immigrants and their American born children. Donald Trump will deport them.

4. Hillary Clinton will NOT reduce taxes on the wealthy. Donald Trump WILL reduce taxes for them.

5. Hillary Clinton will work to further the fight for climate control, Donald Trump will allow climate change to continue.

6. Hillary Clinton will work with our allies to prevent war. Who knows what Donald Trump will do!

And, so on an so on.

Culture Of Police

Recent events make clear the importance of rethinking the basic core of police practices. In situation after situation,the scene is always the same. A group of cops are surrounding the “perp,” they confront a man in his late twenties or in middle age, they are shouting at the man, he appears to look somewhat bewildered,and then, one of the cops shoots the man. In other words, police have been trained to shoot first, and never attempt to talk down the suspect without concluding in death. So, what must be changed in police training:

1. The goal is always to ensure that death is the LAST option.

2. Talk can continue, talk enables the suspect an opportunity to save his life.

3. Police have to learn there are OPTIONS other than death.

4. In every tense situation, one does not have to assume the suspect will blast away with a gun.

5. The person being confronted is a SUSPECT, not a person out to kill anyone.

6. The goal at ALL times is to prevent death to anyone.

7. One cannot assume the suspect has a gun.

8. There is always the option of hitting the suspect in a leg.

9. Police must always be CALM.

10. Be proud and feel successful if the suspect is captured alive.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Trump is right -we need to stop and frisk all black and Hispanic folks to keep America safe.

Police should practice day and night to hit a leg.

So, how many Americans will head for Canada if Trump wins?

Strange election, we have a low unemployment rate, and wages are rising for the working class. And,….

Social media is the new voice of hate in our society.

Those who lie the loudest these days are viewed as the voice of reason by many.

OK,it is now clear that a Muslim has been president of the USA for eight years.

The problem is not Donald Trump, the problem are the idiots who support him.

Donald Can End Violence

Finally, finally, Donald Trump has decided to end violence in this nation. After all, this kind, decent man has provided thousands of Great Jobs for African Americans, they can clean rooms in his hotel, they can be a bus boy, they can even wash windows. AND, they get paid the incredible wage of $7.25 an hour! But, when Donald saw  picture of people rioting, and destroying property, he decided it was time to end such behavior. He made clear that once he becomes president, any “attack on the poor will never be accepted in a Trump administration. Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the violent disrupters.”

So, step one in a Trump administration is to have “stop and frisk.” And, of course, the folks to be stopped and frisked are those disruptive black  people. How many white folks do you see being violent in the streets of our nation??

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Perhaps, cops should be taught not to shoot straight when encountering a black male.

For some reason, the mere sight of a black male in public creates a sense of fear within cops-white or black.

Oh, to be in merry  England when Bobbies did not carry guns.

Donald King, two time murderer spoke in favor of the Trump candidacy.

It is true, the Trump children are definitely children of Donald.

Hillary has to pound away demanding specifics from Trump, of course, he has none.

So, is it difficult to become a Canadian citizen?

I assume ISIS leaders have developed a new prayer which seeks the triumph of Donald Trump.

Whatever happened to Rand Paul?

If Trump wins, Chris Christie gets to head Transportation.

I wish I could have heard the conversation between George H.W.Bush and son, Jeb.

 

The Worse Of Times?

Place Donald Trump in a black church and his mind begins to wander and out of his mouth come strange words. Yesterday, he told some black folks that for the black community,”this is the worse, the worse ever, ever” time for anyone who is an African American. So, Donald, let me take you in my time machine to a different era in America.

1. In the good old days, blacks walked in the street when encountering whites in public.

2. Blacks sat in the back of the bus.

3.Black schools in the South averaged about 30% of school expenditure that was provided white schools.

4. Black graduates of high school could NOT attend State universities.

5. Not a Single American corporation had a black executive.

6. The last lynching took place in the late 1940s.

7. Black skinned officers in the US Army could not command white troops.

8. There was one black US Senator in the 1870s, and one from Massachusetts in the 1950s. The only black Congressmen were from either Detroit, Chicago or New York.

9. No black skin person could be seen kissing  a white person in a movie or on TV.

10. Less than three percent of Negroes in the South were allowed to vote.

Yes, Donald, those were the good times, unlike today  when we have bad times!

Riots Of Protest

As I watch CNN every so often there is some black guy or gal, who speaks in awe of Donald Trump as some sort of savior. Even as they speak,CNN is showing sights of black and white people in the streets protesting against the death of a black man. In most cases, the black man is, at some point, in a car. For one reason or another, the automobile is halted, the man leaves the car. In virtually all cases, the man is not brandishing a weapon. We ares shown pictures of a man walking away from cops, or holding his hands up in the air, or lying on the ground being searched by a  cop.

So, how come the end result of these actions is a shot to the body? I do not hate the police, I spent twenty years teaching cops about the  history of crime. Most are decent  people. BUT, there is within each police department, men and women who simply should not be allowed near a weapon that can kill people. So,  few suggestions:

1. Unless a shot was fired by the person who is considered a threat, use of tasers should be mandatory.

2. If the perp has his hands in the air, for God’s sake aim at his feet!

3. The use of rubber bullets can send a person to the ground. Why not use them?

4. FIRING A WEAPON AT AN UNARMED PERSON SHOULD BE THE LAST RESORT AFTER ALL OTHER STRATEGIES WERE EMPLOYED!

I Do Not Understand Business!

I confess. I spent my life in the world of Education and never became involved  in the business world. I attempt to  listen carefully when people discuss the economy, relations between business and government. Donald Trump insists that his first action upon become president would be to send eleven million illegal immigrants back to Mexico. Of course, he has never spelled out the specifics as to how this  process will unfold. Trump insists that he is a Great Businessman. OK, so would Trump or his supporters please explain the following question.

Eleven million  people constitute an important group of  customers. These people purchase milk and eggs each week, they buy clothes,they buy cars, they buy cell phones and TVs, and God knows how many other items. Each time they  purchase something they also send money to state governments, and when cars are filled up with gas,they send dollars to the Federal government. If they depart, then hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost.After all, if eleven million customers disappear, just think of the thousands of truck drivers who will be fired.

Donald insists that he wants to  make America Great Again. However, his plan would send eleven million customers to Mexico which would boost their economy since they can sell them goods. It seems to me that Trump wants to make Mexico Great Again!

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?