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A Republican Discusses Racism

Finally, finally, a Republican has openly stated the real view of Trump supporters about racism in America. Kathy Miller coordinates the Trump campaign in Mahoning County, Ohio. I offer her views without any editorial interruption.

“If you’re black, and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault. You’ve had every opportunity,it was given to you.You’ve had the same schools everybody else went to. You had benefits to go to college that white kids didn’t have. You had all the advantages and didn’t take advantage of it. It’s not our fault,certainly.” Oh, she added: “I don’t think there was any racism until Obama became president.”

Reality, she  spoke openly what most Trump supporters want to express, but fear being termed a racist. And,most certainly, he comments were classic Donald Trump. After all, his children never got any Affirmative Action assistance!

ON Officer Shelby

We now have seen over and over the film of Officer Shelby standing with gun drawn as she gazes toward Mr.Crutcher near his car. Her assumption is that she feared being gun downed by a man who was out of control. My background: I spent four months in Basic Training learning to fire weapons, including a pistol. I was considered a crack shot. Subsequently, I spent two years going to target practice every month for three hours.

Anyone familiar with the pistol knows that it is very  unstable. It is difficult to fire a pistol,the natural reaction is to have your hand jerk, unless you have spent countless hours practicing with firing a pistol. Actually, a trained person holds the pistol with both  hands, and focuses the body upon the object to fire at. Mr.Crutcher was standing with arms in the air, thus he was not near a pistol. Assume, Officer Shelby is correct, he reached into his car to get a weapon.

1. She never had any reason to suspect there was a pistol in the car.

2. If Mr.Crutcher did have a gun in his car, why would it be on the front seat?

3. If he DID have a gun, and swirled around to shoot her, he would have had a split second to aim the gun. Most probably,anyone who swirls around and fires the gun without taking aim, would have a hard time hitting a barn.

4.Nothing prevented Officer Shelby from dropping to her knee, holding her gun with both hands, and aiming at Mr. Crutcher

Reality, Officer Shelby was NOT confronting any threat. She may have IMAGINED a threat, but none existed. The first responsibility of police officers is to protect CIVILIANS.  It is not to protect themselves from alleged threats.

Shoot To Kill

I frankly no longer know which words to use when the topic of a police officer killing an unarmed black person comes up. First, let me make clear that those who murder the innocent are NOT the majority of police officers. But the pattern is so clear, the results so frequent that one must reach a conclusion, these can not ALL be a mistake.There is something about encountering a black skinned man on the streets or highways which leads some cops to just blast away.

Terrence Crutcher had just enrolled in a community college program. His SUV broke down on the street. Someone called 911 to report that a car was blocking the street. A police helicopter was hovering over head. Officer Betty Shelby arrived at the scene and was soon joined by two other cops. A  video clearly shows Mr. Crutcher with arms in the air walking toward the police. Officer Shelby shot him,later claiming he was walking back to the car to get a weapon. HUH! If he was walking back to his car, how the hell did she know he was getting  a gun?? Tulsa Police Chief Chuck  Jordan could only say: “TV footage was very disturbing and difficult to watch.”

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

Has anyone asked Ivanka Trump if dad tried to make out with her?

Only in Syria does a “truce” result in deaths.

Americans seek a rendezvous with disaster.

So, will we ever learn what is in Trump’s mysterious tax returns?

I wonder if finally Social Security folks will get a raise this year?

Not a single presidential candidate utters a word about the future of Social Security. Wonder why?

These days young Americans live in today, rather than think about tomorrow.

Nightmare: A Trump appointed Supreme Court.

 

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

Americans have no interest in political, economic, or social issues, just emails.

It is now clear, the Clintons only are concerned about themselves.

Just once, I would so  love for Donald Trump to actually discuss an ISSUE other than how great he is.

Americans have lost faith in America.

The economy is beginning to boom, no one wants to discuss this success, only emails.

This is the firs time in my 86 years of life that I do not trust the American people to do the right thing.

HATE runs wild in America.

Bad News For Republicans

Some very bad economic news was revealed that might upset some member of the Republican party. As Republicans do NOT recall, it was a Republican  president who presided over the collapse of our economy and created the Great Recession. Latest figures indicate the medical US household income rose 5.2%, which is the largest one year gain since 1967. Of course, in 1967. Of course, in 1967, Democrat Lyndon Johnson was president. The unemployment rate is now 5.3% which is much lower than when George Bush left office with an 11% unemployment rate.

Most important in these figures is that for the first time in decades the poorest Americans witnessed the larges percent rise in wages. The percent of Americans in poverty fell from 14.8% to 13.5%. For the first time in memory, the gap between the top 5% of wealthy and the middle class shrank.

Of course, Donald Trump has a PLAN, a great PLAN which will accomplish what already HAS been attained. Vote for Trump if you want another DEPRESSION!

Health Of Hillary Clinton

This entire campaign has been characterized by discussion of non-issues. Remember attacks on Marco Rubio for taking water while speaking? Critics wanted to know WHY he had to take a drink. We witnessed over fifteen investigations of the famous  Benghazi raid which resulted in the deaths of four people. When President Reagan in 1985 sent US Marines to Beirut, Lebanon and 241 were killed by Muslim terrorists, there was not a single investigation by Congress. Not a single Democrat attacked Reagan.

So today, the real issue confronting the American people  is the fact, and it is a FACT that Hillary Clinton was seen coughing. It turns out that she has pneumonia. Naturally, no person could be president who had this life threatening disease. I  await Congressional investigations into the secret of why Hillary Clinton never told the American people that she had this disease! I confess to having coughed numerous times in my life, naturally, this is the reason I never won a Pulitzer prize for my writing. It is a proven fact that anyone who has a cold with a cough is in the initial stage of mental collapse.

Let’s see what comes next:

1. Is it true that Donald Trump won the hot dog eating contest on Coney Island?

2. Is it true that Hillary Clinton requires aid and assistance in handling her hair?

3. It is time to reveal the horrible secret that Hillary Clinton is hiding–she did not clean up her dog’s poop on March 17, 1998! It was just another example of how Hillary Clinton shits on America!

Donald Tump Plans

During the primary debates Donald Trump on more than one occasion said: “I know more than the generals about ISIS.” Last night he was asked about a recent statement in which he said: “I will ask our generals to submit a plan  within 30 days  on how to wipe out ISIS.” When asked which was it–did he have a plan to wipe out ISIS or did he need a plan from the generals”

His response: “I have a plan, its a great plan, and this plan will end ISIS, I will look at the plan of the generals, but I have a  plan, and it is simply a Great Plan, and it will wipe out ISIS.” Naturally, he cannot inform America about his great plan, because if he did so, then ISIS would know about his great plan, and they will…………….

Sometimes, things get confusing when Donald discusses his great plans.

I have received unconfirmed reports that Chris Christie is being asked to submit a  plan to wipe out ISIS. After all, he shut down the George Washington bridge, why can’t he shut down ISIS?

NOBODY ASKED ME BUTA

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

John Kerry’s name rarely is heard these days.

Challenge: ask Donald Trump what is a Sunni or a Shiite Muslim.

This election is one characterized by discussion of nonsense.

Notice that Trump no longer speaks about his economic “plan.”

The not standing  Kaepernick is more of an issue in the election than any economic plans.

No question: emotions dominate voting decision.

Hillary Clinton has botched up her entire election by shifting the issues from economics, foreign policy, immigration to-emails.

Republican Nonsense

I devote hours to exploring my Facebook page and responding to people I know, or have never known. It increasingly becomes obvious that most Trump supporters have absolutely NO idea as to what is happening, let alone what happened, in the Middle East during the past decade. So,here are some tips to handle ignorant Republicans:

1. They insist that President Obama had troops leave “too soon” TRUTH: the departure date was set by President Bush.

2. They insist President Obama refused to leave troops. TRUTH: Obama offered the Iraq government 10,000 American troops who would remain and aid the Iraq army. Iraq Prime Minister insisted that any American who committed a crime against an Iraq civilian had to be tried in a sharia court. Naturally, Obama refused.

3. President Obama hates Israel.  TRUTH: Under the Obama administration the state of Israel has received nearly $18 billion in military aid. NO  prior president has allocated the money sent by Obama.

4. Obama refuses to “carpet bomb” Syria: TRUTH: There is NO evidence in any war fought against against guerrilla forces that bombing does any good. How does one “carpet bomb” enemies hiding underground or in caves?

5. American prestige is at the lowest level in the world. TRUTH: During the Iraq war, George Bush was the most hated leader in the world. Actually, today, Americans visiting foreign nations report fear and confusion that any sane nation could have some crazy person like Trump running for leadership.