Category Archives: Veterans

Texas Rangers Get Bad People

Texas is not only a state but it is also a state of mind. The folks who live in the great state of Texas so enjoy electing men and women to public office who are real AMERICANS! There is a lot of wealth floating around this state and the right folks have most of it. To be a Texan is to live on the right side of our Lord up in the sky. OK, so our Founding Fathers wanted to end the practice of sending to jail those who were not able to pay their debts, but this is modern Texas where no government body out side the borders of the state dare to tell Texans how to run their lives. As of this date, at least six people are in jail for the non-existent crime of not paying off loans on time, and about 1500 face criminal charges for the horrible crime of not paying back money that was borrowed. I do not know if students who owe money to the Federal government will be sent to jail.

Actually, there is a law in Texas which forbids sending to prison those unable to pay debts, but, what the heck, this is Texas and when it comes to matters of money, those with it, are in control. Of course, there is a Federal law which does not allow sending to jail debtors, but how dare that dude from Africa tell Texans who goes or does not go to jail! Next thing the black dude will tell the great state of Texas that it can not kill prisoners. After all, Texas leads the nation in killing prisoners!

Obama Salutes Those Who Served

They held a ceremony over the weekend to honor those who served in the war in Afghanistan. This was to honor the end of American military operations in that far off land. President Obama wanted to honor the brave members of the military and those civilians who had rises their lives in a war that was mishandled from day one. Unfortunately, 2,200 Americans were not able to attend this ceremony since they are dead. How about honoring those who caused this travesty?

1. Former Vice President Dick Cheney certainly deserves the Medal Of Honor for his ineptitude in getting us into a war that should have been handled very differently.

2. Former President George Bush deserves to place many medals on his chest since he failed to follow through on the initial days of victory because his heart lay further south in Iraq.

3. Former Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld deserves a medal of sending his notorious messages which offered no intelligent advice.

4. Former President Karzai does deserve a medal for creating the most corrupt government in the region.

5. And, a giant medal of honor to Fox News which made sure that Americans had absolutely no idea what was happening in Afghanistan, let alone about what should occur!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “Xmas Gift From Pawnbroker”

An extra dollar for anything that you pawn over the holidays?

Norway, Norway Post: “Norway Backs Fight Against ISIS”

They are sending an ice berg to Iraq.

China, China Post: “Should Students Do Homework?”

Why waste time at home since they are wasting time in most classrooms doing boring work?

UK< Guardian: “Fewer Babies”

That translates into fewer criminals.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Close Dog Gap”

Fewer dogs means leas shit.

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 feel cheated when my pen runs out of ink.

She sits gazing at screen, mom arrives to gaze at screen, another lunch by daughter and mother.

I wonder if they celebrate Christmas on other planets.

I wonder if there was ever a day without a human murder.

I adjust to any and all situations in life.

Doctor told me no more coffee. Such is life.

I so enjoy hot soup on cold days.

As we grow older we seek restaurants closer to where we live.

I have always been a short gait walker.

In the end there will be a new beginning.

A Chat With Santa

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit Santa in the North Pole. He had asked what I want for Xmas, and my reply was to chat with the man who is actually beloved by members of the Tea Party and Barack Obama.

M: So, Santa, is there anything different about this Christmas from previous ones?

S: Well, to tell the truth it has been a rough one. Can you imagine what it is like getting this sleigh across open water when in the old days we had gobs of snow?

M: I hope you are not like those Socialist Liberals always complaining about the sol-called global warming?

S: Santa cares about all folks, whether or not they be liberals, socialists, or wealthy.

M: So, what did you bring to those working on Wall Street?

S: Actually,nothing. They already got their Xmas present in November. Bonuses and new laws to prevent them from paying any taxes.

M: Are you against those job creators?

S: Well, it would sort of help if we Santas got some health benefits, carrying those loads is mighty tough on my back.

M: I have always wondered if Santa ever got angry at anyone?

S: Have you ever dealt with little Teddie Cruz, he gets so angry if I leave some presents at the homeless shelter. He claims I am encouraging laziness and giving the money of those with wealth to a bunch of bums who live off the work of others. A real gem is little Teddie.

M: How do you feel about President Obama?

S: That is one curious dude. He could use a present of a good speech writer. I call him the Great Miscommunicator.

M: Anything for Vladimir Putin?

S: Vodka and a muzzle for his mouth is the best I can do.

M: Anything for Sarah Palin or Ms. Bachmann?

S: A bear to wrestle for Sarah and a history book for the woman who could use a bit of knowledge.

M: What can I get for you?

S: Snow would help.

Figure Americans Out, I Can Not!

I am old enough to recall the presidential election of 1968 when liberals were upset at the policies of Lyndon Johnson and his Vice President, Hubert Humphrey so they decided to allow Richard Nixon to become the president. Two months ago, most Americans sat out the congressional elections and allowed one third of the nation to decide who runs our Congress, actually, I should have written, “who ruins Congress.” We Americans have a propensity to vote into office those who will pass legislation that damages our lives. We just elected a Republican Congress who serve the interests of wealthy people and don’t give a damn about those who struggle to survive. For example, at least seven million fellow Americans now have access to medical care. I forget. This is the generation of Americans who lack any interest in our fellow Americans who are surviving rather than being part of the upper middle class. When it comes to shooting ourselves in our feet, limp away with your fellow Americans.

Republican Congressman Michael Grimm just got re-elected to office. He ran on the program that his indictment for tax evasion was part of some Obama plot. He hid over a million dollars in wages and sales in his restaurant, but what the heck, if one blames Obama for the weather, why not blame him for the grim news of Grimm being a criminal? We now elect any incompetent to office because we do not like Obama, the man who caused the recession and wars in the Middle East!

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.