Category Archives: Middle East

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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

Donald Trump is a blessing to Hillary Clinton

I thing 17 is an unlucky number, how about two dozen candidates?

Mike Huckabee is at war against women.

Republicans insist God is on their side, the question is–which God?

Say,how come Sarah Palin is not in on this hunt for power?

I so miss Herman Cain.

Email is the worst invention for politicians.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Back To Military Option”

Republican mantra as long as they don’t fight.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “More Money Needed”

Please don’t ask billionaires to contribute.

Sweden,Local: “Is Jesus A Myth”

These days,he is not only a myth, he never existed.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Putin Says Sepp Blatner A Hero”

A man after his own heart, greedy!

Norway,Norway Post: “Police Love Free Travel”

Also, free pass after a shooting.

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Board Directors Get Raises”

And, guess who does not!

Donald Is In Iowa

Each passing day makes it clearer and clearer that Donald Trump is not leaving the stage until he is dragged off it. The 700 seat high school auditorium was jam packed and hundreds waited outside to hear the words of a fighter. Several told reporters that Donald was “the most brilliant man in America.” while others praised his willingness to express outrageous ideas that many held in their hearts about illegal immigrants or loafers or welfare cheats. One person said: “he thinks about work while others talk about work.”

It is clear that about 20% of Americans feel alienated from the entire political process and he is tapping into that anger. Frankly, for some,it makes no difference as to what he actually says as long as he “says it like it is.” He has burst upon he scene as a man of action. Of course, when it comes to actually fighting in a war, Donald gets sick or hurt.

Donald will not shut up and he has the money to keep on talking!

American Psychological Association Needs A Shrink!

I spent the good part of my life working with psychologists and even taught courses in psychology. I must admit confusion as to the current conflict within the American Psychological Association over the group’s cooperation with the CIA in torturing people. One group of psychologists argue that it was their patriotic duty to torture. Those affiliated with the Society for Military Psychology are furious at the “politically motivated anti-government and anti-military stance” of those who dislike torture. One part of this association believes that a doctor can not engage in torture. Another part believes it is their patriotic duty to torture.

One might remind believers in torture that the Nuremberg Trials after WWII regarded doctors who aided in the death of millions as war criminals. One might remind those who do not like “anti-government” people that in America we have elections to get rid of the government!

Who Killed Bin Ladens??

Three members of the bin Laden family died in a mysterious crash. An observer said: “It doesn’t make any sense to me why that advanced plane which can fly by itself, crashed why on a long runway. There is no mystery to this event, and we offer evidence as to what happened.

1. The pilot was listening to a Donald Trump speech and lost control. Wouldn’t you be frightened?

3. Mike Huckabee sent a cloud of hot air that enveloped the plane leading to its crash.

3. Chris Christie was a passenger and his weight led to the demise of the plane.

4. One of Sarah Palin’s shots went astray.

5. George Bush said he would get them and so he did!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines from the world press along with our comments.

Sweden,Local: “Serial Rapist Released From Jail”

At least he can cease raping in jail.

Norway,Norway Post: “Need A New Direction”

Name the problem in America, this fits!

France, Connexion: “Protests By Tobacconists”

Let me smoke on this one.

China, China Daily: “Allow Dialects On Air”

Everyone has a dialect!

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Road Sign Makes A Point”

I prefer curving away from this one.

When God Speaks….

I am a member of the Jewish faith, but there are members of the Jewish faith who simply have no connection to the historic mission of Jews. A group of West Bank settlers decided to attack Palestinian farmers by throwing firebombs into their homes. The result is one dead toddler and his parents and sister are injured. West Bank settlers are convinced that God took a few days off from His work around the universe to ensure that Jews, and only Jews, lived on the West Bank. When not attacking Palestinian farms and ripping up olive trees or just taking over land from Palestinians, these TERRORISTS are praying and pretending to be Jews.

Naturally, anyone who makes negative remarks about JEWISH TERRORISTS is simply a Jew hating Jew. In Israel these days, one can attack innocent people as long as they are not Jewish. There will be no peace in the Israel-Palestinian conflict until West Bank settlers are confronted and forced to end their TERRORIST attacks on the innocent.

Who Is On Whose Side??

Among the groups in Iraq which are fighting most effectively agains ISIS are Kurdish troops who belong to the Kurdish Workers Party. Turkey is allegedly an ally of the US and NATO so it is expected to join in the fight against ISIS. Heck, an ISIS suicide bomber last week murdered over twenty Turkish young people. So, what is the stand of President Recep Erdogan of Turkey? You must understand that up to this moment he has refused to aid those fighting ISIS?

1. Erdogan is now willing to allow US planes to use Turkish airports.

2. However, according to President Erdogan, the real enemy is NOT ISIS. The real enemy is any Kurdish led military group.

3. In other words, the US is cooperating with Kurdish forces while our ally, Turkey, is bombing Kurdish forces.

4. Recep Erdogan is a bully, a man consumed with a desire for power, and a man who refuses to work in a cooperative manner with Kurds who live in Turkey or any other place in this world.

A Glorious Day

I frequently wonder what exactly would be a wonderful day in my life:

1. A cop who talked rather than shot

2. A cop who gave out traffic tickets, and nothing else.

3. A cop who helped a drunk to stand up and go home.

4. Silence from the Donald man.

5. Mike Huckabee just preaching in some church.

6. Marco Rubio going on a vacation to Cuba.

7. Sarah Palin throwing her gun in the race for president.

8. George Bush saying, “I’m sorry.”

9. Ben Carson just doing surgery on people, not the nation.

10. Chris Christie announcing he will not get a job working on bridges.