Category Archives: Veterans

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

It is Monday, someone got shot in Texas, so what is new?

I await a day that does not begin with news of another person deciding to run for the Republican nomination for president.

American politics has shifted from comedy to farce.

I wonder if there was ever a day in the history of this planet when some life form did not die due to violence?

Some are born to die, some to live.

I have a hunch that Jesus just won’t return until guaranteed he will not be shot.

How about resurrecting the body of Ronald Reagan and having it run for president?

The Detainees Are Always Detained

There is something ironic in the conservative assault on President Obama for his faille to “defend the border.” If ons listens to Ted Cruz until the advent for Barack Obama to the presidency our southern border was free of immigrants seeking to cross it. Of course, during his six years as president, Obama has returned more people to Mexico than President Bush did in eight years. I frequently wonder why those who rant and yell about illegal immigrants never once opened their mouths when thousands crossed the border during the time period, 2001-2008? As you recall, the president at that point was a man called, George Bush. Of course, during the administration of St. Ronald Reagan, he pushed for a law that granted citizenship to illegal immigrants.

Ironically,under the Obama administration,thousands of been placed in detention camps under cruel conditions. Children are being subjected to being in a prison for the crime of being an illegal immigrant. Hell, we are ALL illegal immigrants since our ancestors were NOT invited to reside on this continent. Judge Dolly Gee demanded that the Obama administration should provide opportunities for people to leave these detention camps, live with their relatives or, at least, get opportunities to work and earn money. Just think about this: there are thousands of mothers and children being held in a detention camp under the so-called liberal Obama administration!

Training Good Syrians

The United States government has finally gotten around to instituting a program to train ‘good” Muslims in order to end the war in Syria and allow the good guys to win. About $500 million has been allocated to train and equip about 5000 men who supposedly are to enter Syria and wipe out ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Syrian government. And, not an American has to be involved in any aspect of this war. Oops, I should not use the word, “war” since all we are doing is “training” people to kill the bad guys. Senator John McCain has called for instituting a “no-fly” over Syrian skies in order to prevent any group from dropping bombs. As he put it: “I don’t think it’s possible to recruit young men to be trained in Jordan or Saudi Arabia or some place and go back in and tell them you’re not getting protected from being barrel bombed. It’s immoral.”

Senator McCain does have a point. The US could impose a no fly policy without great risk to our pilots. But, the real issue is that Muslims must take over training and arming their own fighters without any Americans being involved. They will not be effective fighters unless they believe in the fight. And, Americans can not teach them how to believe!

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

I assume the main qualification for running for president is to have never taken a science course.

Republicans insist they must end the IRS and increase military spending. I guess Houdini is their main secret weapon.

Oh, for a day in this world without a shot being fired!

We now have two doctors running for president. How about two turtle doves?

There ought to be a law requiring anyone running for president to speak softly.

I so miss the peace of night falling without violence in the world

Just think, in twenty years a Clinton and a Bush running for president!

Just A Ride In A Van

I understand that some folks in Baltimore, Maryland are upset at the cops in their city. I don’t know why these people are in the streets shouting and looting and yelling at the work of our believed police force. So, what actually happened to this guy, Freddie Gray who has caused this problem that currently upsets many folks in the city of Baltimore? First, he looked directly into the eyes of city police, anyone knows that is a major criminal act. Then, he ran away, didn’t this idiot realize that running away from cops is, in effect, a provocation? Of course, if he had run directly at the cops, this would have constituted a direct challenge to their safety and they would have blasted away. Anyway, we now know the cops put Freddie in a van, shackled him but did not place a seat belt to protect his body front the movement of the van.

OK, so the cops decided to play a game, one they have played many times before without causing a civil disturbance. The game is “driving the van in such a way that the prisoner in the back gets thrown around. Heck, this is just like going to a carnival and taking a ride. Apparently during the “rough ride” Freddie was thrown against a bolt and his head suffered some injuries that resulted in his death. I do not understand why so many folks are upset. Are they against rides in a carnival? Oh, some accidents do occur in the carnival, why not in a cop carnival whose goal is simply to give everyone laugh??

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “US Student Sues Swedish University”

Damn it, he got his degree and was not in debt!

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Police Post Speed Meter”

It only applies to cars driven by black folk.

Norway, Norway Post: “Five Arrested For Wolf Hunting”

I will woof on this story.

Greece, Kathimeri: “Denial”

The national song of the American Congress.

Kenya, Nation: “Garbage Collection Begins After Two Week Suspension”

How does anyone know?

American Heroes

As one who has taught the new generation of American youth it is never surprising to me how they display attitudes of contempt for those who fight for this nation. These young people much prefer the world of social media to the world that exists out of their home. Latest figures indicate the average American young person spends 90% of their time at home engaged with their iPad or some other piece of technology. Of course, when they go off to college and then spend time engaged in some form of disrespect to women or those who fight for their nation, it is never surprising about the outcome. A group of patriotic young men who belong to the University of Florida chapter of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity were having another of their joyous times on the beach at Panama City Beach resort when they spotted some disabled veterans.

So, what did these young heroes do? They stole their flags and urinated at them. Just another day in the lives of our young males in the year, 2015. A large percent of these young men lack any respect for anyone who serves the nation. Piss on these sad group of young men.

WE Did It, You Didn’t

Among the historical topics that are not taught very well in either the United States or Russia is what happened during World War II. Most Americans believe “we won World War II,” all by ourselves. In Moscow the Melendov Museum of Photography decided to offer an exhibit of photos about World War II. It was entitled: “The Allies During World War II.” This meant the exhibit was focusing upon efforts by England and the US during the war. Many Russian leaders are furious because they believe “western news outlets today are trying to impose that the war was won without us(Russia).” Unfortunately, this comment is correct. Few if any American students are taught that throughout World War II at least 70% of German soldiers were facing Russian troops and that Russia lost over twenty million people while the total of American deaths in Europe was under 300,000. I do understand the Russian concern about distortion of history within American schools.

Russia bore the brunt of the war. But, England was all alone against Nazi German for two years, a period when Russia was supplying the Nazis with goods and services. The war required the cooperation of three major nations. It is true that Russia suffered the most and Russian troops did the major fighting, but there were a few million German soldiers fighting the Americans and British.

Oh, for the record, a majority of soldiers who landed on D-Day were NOT American. We constituted 40% of those who landed. However, after sixty days the majority were American. Such is history.

Bill Maher Rants

Bill Maher is one of my favorite comics but he has a serious problem with those who are in the Muslim religion. Once aging, last night we heard him preach that the Muslim religion is filled with those who hate women, enjoy torture and murder and it is a backward group of people. He is convinced that if one is a Muslim then one believes that murder of those who oppose your religion is a sacred duty. He cites examples from ISIS or Boko Haram and thus concludes there is something peculiar about this religion. Let’s look at the record:

1. In the twentieth century,Christians have sort of led the way in death and brutality. How about the Holocaust in which six million Jews were brutality murdered by CHRISTIAN GERMANY!

2. How about the Pol Pot in Cambodia who slaughtered one million of their fellow Cambodians in a horrific manner?

3. Or, we could cite the Rwanda massacre in which 700,000 were hacked to death by Christians.

4. Then again, I believe suicide bombers in World War II murdered thousands of Americans.

5. Or the suicide bombers in Sri Lanka who sort of began the idea of blowing oneself up.

6. Fascist Catholic Italy murdered untold hundreds of thousands in this century.

7. Gas attacks were started by Christian nations.

8. Air raids which killed hundreds of thousands were begun by Christians.

Sorry Bill, Muslims are just like all religions and contain a lot of bad people!

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

There are those who will compromise and those who will not.

Jaw,jaw, never war, war.

Some speak out of both sides of mouth, some never speak.

Whatever happened to Sarah Palin?

There was the Holocaust and there were plans to raise taxes, which was worse?

Is there one thing Barack Obama has done that pleases Fox News?

I do not know what fate awaits me.