Category Archives: Veterans

Revenge Killings In Pakistan

Pakistan is among the most disorganized nations in the world. It has spent the past fifty years worrying about a possible war with India that has long since left the minds of those who lead India. Hundreds of thousands of Pakistan soldiers are on the border facing India while thousands of Muslim fanatics roam areas like North Waziristan. It was the Pakistan secret service, the ISI which originally created and armed the Taliban which was sent into Afghanistan to cause disruption and chaos. It was the Pakistan ISI which protected Osama bin Laden when he came to their nation seeking a secure place to hide. Pakistan leaders continue to believe they can have a pact with the devil despite evidence to to the contrary. Perhaps, and we do mean, perhaps, Pakistan leaders have finally recognized the failure of their policy to accept the presence of militants in their land.

The death of 133 Pakistan children in a school in Peshawar has finally got the attention of the Pakistan government. Many of the children had fathers in the Pakistan army. The Pakistan government has now announced it will execute 500 militants who are in their jails. This action will not alter the real issues confronting Pakistan:

1. There is need for a modern secular school system.

2. There is need to cease aiding the Taliban.

3. There is need for a permanent peace with India.

4. There is need to focus on economic development.

Those actions will destroy the militants.

Jolly Chris Christie Is Never Jolly

There are many now aspiring to become the Republican candidate for president in 2016. Rick Perry in Texas is meeting with professors who allegedly are teaching him about what is happening in the world. Since Rick has absolutely no idea about the Middle East, let alone the ideas of Vladimir Putin, these sessions will hopefully allow him to grasp there is a world outside of Texas. Over in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie has his own problems. The man who could walk into any department store and be hired for the holiday season as Santa Claus simply lacks a merry attitude toward life. Sandy Booket went to a town meeting in hope of getting under the skin of Chris. Among the easiest things to do with Christie is to have his anger quickly emerge when posed a serious question. NO, she did not post any questions about abortion or police violence, the woman asked Chris if he had permission from Bruce Springsteen to use his music at Republican political events.

Naturally, Chris rose to the challenge. How dare any liberal imply that he used music from his idol, Bruce Springsteen without permission. “I saw Bruce about a week and half ago. He had every opportunity to tell me not to. He didn’t tell me.” I trust this is now clear. We may not know what Chris thinks about the deaths of Eric Garner or Tamir Rice, but we do know that he can use the music of Bruce, his buddy, whenever he so desires!

Madness Of Anger

Two police officers were murdered by a mad man, and now conservatives are ready to excuse the death of innocent black men by the police because two of those who serve the city of New York are dead. A nut case boasted on the Internet that he had planned to murder some cops. “I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take one of ours…let’s take two of theirs.” So, he carefully planned the deaths of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu who were shot while in their patrol car. From these two deaths, some police have reached the conclusion that Mayor Bill de Blasio is responsible. Let me get this clear:

1. Eric Garner was murdered by police although he never was any threat to anyone.

2. Protesters expressed their anger.

3. This even came after the death of Tamir Rice, age 12, a noted criminal in the playground.

4. This came after the death of a black man in Walmart who was looking at guns for sale.

So, the conclusion is according to heads of police organizations: “Mayor de Blasio, the blood of these two officers is clearly in your hands.”

Two brave decent men died at the hands of a nut case. HE is responsible for their deaths just as some incompetent police officers are responsible for the deaths of innocent men. The issue is creating police forces in which violence is the LAST resort. The issue is ending ready access to weapons of destruction in America!

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

Long time since I heard: “take the high ground.”

Some sit back with eyes wondering about the world.

Few place one finger on forehead while thinking.

Everyone needs a safe place in which to retreat.

Somewhere over the rainbow is a rainbow.

We have become a tired nation.

In the end all Americans are immigrants.

I get upset if the coffee is not very hot.

Some bend head while looking.

One can not be guilty of offering too much love.

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.

Donald Trump On Whatever

Frankly, there has been an amazing silence from the red headed man who simply knows everything about everyone and when he speaks, those around must stand at attention and listen to his words of wisdom. As I recall, Donald Trump was a fervent supporter of a man named, George Bush. Donald was quick to appear on Fox News in order to support his leader against unfair attacks by those LIBERALS AND SOCIALISTS who inhabit the Democratic Party. Silence is not the ordinary stance of a man who regards himself as God’s gift to humanity. Jeb Bush of the Bush family has decided to investigate the possibility that we Americans might just desire his Bush like knowledge as our next President. Obviously, this did not sit well with Donald since Jeb forgot to check with him.

“The last thing we need is another Bush. Obama has been a terrible President, but Bush likewise was a terrible President. We have two beauties there so I am not a fan of the Bush group.” However, I am certain he is a fan of the Trump group. I hate to tell Donald but not a single important Republican is worried about being fired by Donald. He might just go and build another casino that he can close.

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.

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.

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!”

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

Some fear the unknown, I fear any and all technology.

People these days work hard to become obese.

Honor thyself to honor others.

It is beneficial to know what you do not know.

Teen girls chew and talk.

I assume cafe people used their hands to talk.

Tomorrow will arrive, just have patience.

I buy things in order to be a job creator.

Each day a new idea is born.

Work hard at identifying things to learn.