Category Archives: Military


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

USA, NY Post: “Body Found Behind NY Restaurant”

I assume someone was throwing out the trash.

Egypt, al-Ahram: “Belly Dancer Acquitted”

I’ll shake on this one.

Norway, Norway Post: “Help Me I’m Poor”

Not in the good old Republican USA!

Russia, Moscow Times: “Bless Gay Marriage”

In Russia, they bless gays with a fist.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Join The Club”

In Texas, the only club people want to join is one that welcomes guns

Bibi Says “Thank You”

During the past year, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been shouting to the American Congress and the American people that the black dude who sits in the Oval Office hates Jews and hates Israel. I have endured one conversation after another with Jews in which they insist Barack Obama hates Jews and hates Israel. Of course, under his administration Israel has been given funding for the “Dome” which destroys missiles headed toward Israel and this country has been given over FIFTEEN BILLION DOLLARS FOR THEIR DEFENSE! This apparently is a demonstration of HATRED. Anyway, Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu informed the world that he wants to give a special thanks to Obama and Kerry for their deep support for Israel.

So, what led to the change of heart? The UN is discussing authorizing the Secretary General to investigate creation of a nuclear free zone in the Middle East. Oops, that poses a problem for Israel since it is the ONLY nation in the Middle East which has atomic bombs. It is estimated Israel has at least 80 atomic bombs. Oops, Israel refuses to allow UN inspectors into its atomic facilities. Bibi is happy that John Kerry blocked UN efforts to create a nuclear free zone in the Middle East.

So the men who hate Israel are now protecting Israel. Such is life.

Plight Of The Innocent

Anyone who was alive during the past eighty years is familiar with the sight of innocent people fleeing for their lives only to confront the indifference of the world. Jews who fled from Nazi Germany were denied entry to countries -including the United States of America and thus died in the Holocaust. Refugees from Myanmar who are Muslim Rohingyas are dying by the hundreds, and if things do not change, they will soon die by the thousands. MUSLIM nations in southeast Asia have turned their backs upon fellow Muslims because they are poor, they have no protection and they somehow threaten the lives of fellow Muslims. Authorities have discovered mass graves in Thailand and Malaysia which undoubtedly contain Rohingya bodies.

This is a MUSLIM TRAGEDY. I wonder where are Muslim clerics during this horrible tragedy for their own people? I have yet to see a march of imams in defense of Muslims. Where are Muslim leaders? Where are Muslim relief organizations? For God’s sake, these are fellow Muslims who are dying!

On Memorial Day

Memorial Day used to be among the most important holidays in the United States of America. It began as a day to commemorate those who had died fighting for the Union in the Civil War. Over three hundred thousand had been killed fighting to ensure that the United States of America endured as a nation. Those who died in Wold War I were remembered on Armistice Day in November. It was generally accepted that the 400,000 who died fighting in World War II would be remembered on Memorial Day and no special event was ever given them. Of course, in those days, serving in the armed forces was a part of the American ethos. Men were expected to be part of their nation’s armed forces because to be an American was to give something back to the nation. This concept ended withe the conclusion of the Vietnam War. Today, about one half of one percent ever becomes part of our armed forces.

Those under the age of 35 have very little interest or concern for the concept of doing something for the nation. We are a long way from the words of President Kennedy who said, “ask not what the country can doe for you, but what you can do for the country.” Today, the “country” consists of those with whom one engages on social media. The concept of “America” increasingly become a relic of the past. Narcissistic behavior is now the norm. If people are poor, blame it on them. Few today feel responsibility for the lives of Americans. We remember our selves, not the nation. WE are the new America!

Oh, for Republicans the only Americans worth their attention are those who will give them money to win an election. Perhaps, it is time for a new Memorial Day to remember the “job creators” who are forced to pay 1% of their salary in taxes!

Guns Forever In Texas!

The state of Texas just had a massive shoot-out, not at the OK Corral, but at a restaurant in Waco. Hundreds of Bikers had gathered together to settle some scores and the end result was nine dead Bikers and a few dozen wounded ones. So, what is now needed in the state of Texas? A new law that allows guns to be carried in an open holster! Texas State Senator Craig Estes has introduced a bill that soon will be law. It allows those who have the right to carry a concealed gun now to be allowed to carry an open holstered handgun. Senator Estes made clear: “We all were horrified art what happened in Waco,” but he is certain that this bill would not have made “any difference with that lawless bunch of people.”

As I recall, in the old days of the West, cowboys had to check their guns with the sheriff if they came to town. As I recall, cowboys and gunmen were NOT allowed to carry their guns in the open or concealed when they came to town. How about going back to the lawless days of the old West?

I do understand that Texans fear the arrival of aliens and the black alien in the White House.

So Far From God, So Close To America!

There is an old expression that is often used in Mexico about its problem as a nation–“so far from God, so close to America.” Mexico once was a large nation that included California, Texas and most of the Southwest of America. But, all this rich land was taken away from Mexico by Americans. Ironically, the Mexican government invited Americans to settle Texas, but those people revolted when the government of Texas abolished slavery. We Americans insist that drugs be part of our culture and the result has been a social, economic, and political disaster for the people of Mexico. It is WE AMERICANS who created the drug lords of Mexico. It is WE AMERICANS who have poured billions of dollars into the pockets of these two bit thugs. WE AMERICANS created a culture of hate, of violence, of corruption, and Death in Mexico. Since the government of Mexico in 2006 -working with US drug police- initiated a “war on drugs,” over SIXTY THOUSAND MEXICANS HAVE DIED AT THE HANDS OF DRUG LORDS.!

Two days ago Federal police were ambushed but shot their way out and killed over thirty drug thugs. Last week the drug thugs shot down an Army helicopter. So, what is the best thing WE AMERICANS can do for Mexico?


Then, it might be safe for Mexicans to be close to America!

Benghazi Forever

It is Saturday and Republicans want to make clear to the American people that the major issue confronting this nation is BENGHAZI. As you recall, FOUR Americans died because terrorists invaded the US Embassy int hat town which is located in the nation of Libya. For some reason, the Secretary of State failed to do her job and station herself, along with her weapon, inside the Embassy to blast away at a terrorist group which was entering the facilities. It is clear the primary responsibility of a Secretary of State is to wander from Embassy location to Embassy location in order to ensure there is tight security.

On October 23, 1983, terrorists blew up a Marine barracks in the city or Beirut in Lebanon and the end result was the death of TWO HUNDRED FORTY ONE Americans. Not a single member of the Democratic Party in Congress blamed President Reagan for that disaster. The event happened on a Sunday morning. I want to know why Ronald Reagan was not at his post with his machine gun blasting away at those terrorists!

Believe it or not, men die all over the world, and no President is ever held responsible for those deaths. BUT, Hillary Clinton is held responsible for the deaths of four people. Isn’t it time for Republicans to give this story a rest? I doubt if a single Republican could even place the location of Benghazi on a map!


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


I am upset that Rick Santorum has given up his sweater for a jacket. He was so folksy.

Why not dress all young Americans in Biker jackets and end violence –by police?

I must confess that I feel abandoned since Sarah Palin ceased running for office. She gave me such joy.

Oh, for the days of unions when workers earned enough to buy a house!

Few under the age of 30 give a damn about wages paid to those who serve them.

I really enjoyed the last show of David Letterman.

I was raised in the era when the New York Yankees were a major team. Alas, this era is over!

McDonald’s Is Proud!

Thousands of people who have the privilege of working for the McDonald’s corporation gathered together at the headquarters of that wonderful organization in Oakbrook, Illinois in order to express their thanks to corporate leaders at the gift of $8 an hour to work. OK, so I lied. They came to display their anger at the sweat house wages they are paid in order to deliver hamburgers and milkshakes to the public. They were demanding a $15 an hour wage. “We work, we sweat, put $15 in our check.” “We’re tired of relying on Food Stamps to feed our families. We need $15 and the right to form a union and we need it now.” Certainly, the words of revolutionary forces seeking to storm the Bastille and chop off the heads of Kings and Queens.

McDonald’s CEO, Steve Eastbrook responded with some wise words that he is “incredibly proud” to pay his workers at least $8 an hour. Let me see, at &8 an hour I make:

$$320 a week. Almost $1300 a month. And nearly $1600 a year. And, I get the right to have Food Stamps! I wonder if McDonald’s corporate elite would work for these wages on month in the year.

World In CHAOS!

It has now become a must statement on Fox News that the sky is falling and CHAOS reigns around the world since Barack Obama became our president. Most scholars of international relations believe the current era of human kind is among the most peaceful in the history of this planet, but Fox News insists that violence is growing due to failure of President Obama to send in the troops in order to reduce violence. I trust you remember when the great President George Bush sent in the troops to end violence in the Middle East. As I recall, in the year 2001 there was not a single war going on in the Middle East. And, the war in Afghanistan was over with Russian troops having left. Oh, there were some dictators, but there was not a single war going on in this region in the year, 2001.

Examine the present:

There is not a major conflict occurring on the continent of Asia. There are some guerrilla forces opposing governments in Thailand and Myanmar, but no other conflict.

The only conflict in Latin America is in Columbia where guerrilla forces are currently engaged in negotiations with the government to end the conflict. Mexico is a basket case of violence, but the fight is between drug lords and the government. But, no other Latin American violence.

There is not a single war in Europe except for the conflict in Ukraine. This conflict involves a few thousand and dozens of people die each month, but this is not a major conflict.

There are conflicts in Nigeria in which a few thousand Boko Haram nut cases rape and murder. Aside from some conflicts over who is the president of a nation, there are no major wars on the African continent except for northern regions like Libya.

So, where is the chaos? Believe it or not the only major conflicts in the world are in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Libya. None of these conflicts arose during the administration of a Democrat as President.