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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 is always a third choice in life.

Muy elderly ears only hear fragments of words, good or bad news?

Some walk with fatigue.

Some carry unseen burdens of past.

I wonder if there is money in heaven.

Some are naturally curious.

Curiosity did not kill the cat, lack of it did.

Some remember what they should not.

Some are resentful, some are resourceful.

Some stride with hope.

Some seek Death, some Life.

Kansas Is Not A Happy Place

The ongoing mantra of the Republican Party is that reducing taxes on the wealthy, reducing government expenditures results in a fantastic economic boom and an incredible rise in good paying jobs for all Americans. Governor Sam Brownback in the great state of Kansas has experimented with those supposedly sound economic concepts. The result is a growing state debt that has risen to over one billion dollars, declining government services for people, and -believe it or not– declining jobs for people! The great Brownback “experiment in economics”has failed. Moddy’s has dramatically reduced the credit rating of the state of Kansas because even economists do not believe the concept that reducing income results in more money and more jobs.

Just about every Republican running for a state office is currently trailing his Democratic rival. Every poll indicates that people in Kansas do not believe they are enjoying good times. They are worried sick about a declining economy, lack of money for schools, lack of money for those seeking health care, and lack of trust in the great Brownback “economic experiment.” Just imagine if Mitt Romney had become President and tried out this economic theory upon the American people?

Mother Russia Not So Happy

The people of Russia have slumbered for years while Vladimir Putin extends his power. His adventures in Ukraine have resulted in death for dozens of Russian soldiers and his defiance of sanctions by the United States, the European Union and nations like Japan caused the Russian economy to suffer. US and European technology is essential for tracking and exploration of Arctic areas for oil, but sanctions caused this material to become unavailable for Russia. Blackwater Group LP, a financial institution, announced it was pulling our of Russia due to declining economic opportunities. Oil production has declined about 20% for the Russian economy. Putin’s belief he can simply approach China for economic assistance is not working because that country lacks skilled people to work in extracting oil from frozen regions of the world. There is a growing scarcity of goods in Russia even while Putin declares he will continue fighting for the “rights” of Ukranians.

There was an amazing sight in Moscow this weekend. Tens of thousands marched to protest Putin’s Ukraine policies. Tens of thousands were shouting, “No To War” or “Putin Stop Lying.” For the first time in years Vladimir Putin was not being hailed as a great man. Hopefully, these demonstrations will continue, and the “great leader” will finally come to his senses.

Democrats On Offense

Democratic candidates are plunging into the fight against conservatism by returning to the good old days of liberalism. Instead of retreating from the Affordable Care Act, they are defending the law that caused so much grief after its disastrous debut last fall. From North Carolina to Colorado, Democratic candidates for the US Senate are making clear that a vote for Republicans is a vote to support the concept that in America, we believe those who have a lot deserve to get even more while those without should be grateful the boss care so much about them they are willing to pay $7.25 cents a hour. This attitude has been lacking since the arrival of Barack Obama to the presidency. He entered office when the economy had collapsed, and proceeded to assist banks and Wall Street unemployed folk while those who had lost homes or jobs were left unattended.

PBS is currently showing the story of Franklin Roosevelt, a man born to wealth who fought for the rights of those without. Unfortunately, Obama has lacked a sense of history from day one of assuming the office of President. Unlike FDR who made clear, “I welcome the hatred of wealthy men” he has surrounded himself with men and women who are mainly concerned about the safety of wealthy men. Hopefully, if Democratic candidates this fall can win by fighting for those without, a new message will emerge for the Democratic Party. Return to the glory days of Franklin Roosevelt!

Let’s Play Football

It is Sunday in America and in stadiums throughout the land men and women will be watching the physical assaults by men against other men. In the good old days, this was a day when people had fun. Alas, today, men will not be playing on the field due to their playing with fists against girl friends, wives, and their children. The National Football League has suddenly become aware that within their midst are men who enjoy playing with fists against family members and that is not permitted. Of course, this has been going on since the first football game was played a hundred years ago. There is nothing new to violence in America.

I wonder what would happen if every business in America suspended employees who employ violence against their loved ones. After all, this is America, a land in which everyone is permitted to possess a gun. I assume those with guns fire them. We educate our youth that it is OK to fire weapons of destruction and then are shocked when they use fists instead of guns. What would this land be if no one, except police, used weapons of violence?

End The Gridlock, Finally!

We are prepared to offer several concrete proposals that would result in ending the gridlock in Washington.

1. Vice President Biden resigns and is replaced by Ted Cruz. Ted would then have to speak with the evil one at least once a day.

2. Democrats agree to end all taxes on those earning above $1 million. The nation will then witness a flood of jobs that would end unemployment. Carry out Republican ideas and allow the American people to judge results!

3. Appoint Sarah Palin as Secretary of State and allow her to personally take care of the ISIS problem.

4. End Food Stamp programs and establish free access at garbage dumps to all Americans.

5. All major networks would present speeches by Mitt Romney at least once a day to keep Americans aware of what a Romney presidency would have looked like.

Five sensible actions to end gridlock!

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 have never used ketchup on any breakfast item.

I go crazy if anything gets stuck between my teeth.

America is at an impasse except for those on social networks. They babble along.

I allowed a car to cut in the line, and no arm waved indicating a thank you!

To accept life is not to approve life.

I doubt if there are tooth fairies in Heaven.

At 84, I wonder about my mind, it would certainly help those at 24 if they did some mind wondering!

Those raised on city streets “read people” when encountering a stranger.

Misread people can result in misread consequences.

Long time since I bossed anyone. No regrets.

I so miss Rick, Newt, Herman, Mitt and the gals!

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

USA, New York Post: “Don’t Forget Your Gun”

Sound advice to cops out to shoot a dark skinned man.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Real Estate Boom In Arctic”

Each house comes with a furnished igloo!

Israel, Jerusalem Post: “Motorist Dies When Car Hits Truck”

So, how about the truck, is it still alive?

Russia, Moscow Times: “Russian Election”

Gee, I wonder who won?

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Working On Trust Issues”

Hopefully, Oscar has work cut out for him with next girl friend!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Rare to see someone eating lunch and reading a book.

We fiddle with fingers rather than with minds.

Green is Earth, so what are the colors of distant planets?

Tomorrow is always yesterday.

Children love playing with opening a bottle.

I enjoy sight of mom engaged in serious discussion with son.

A word can convey more power than an action.

Work through failure it is merely the road to success.

Story of America, from Lincoln To Mitt Romney.

Story of America, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Egypt, al Ahram: “Gay Imam”

I suspect that such behavior in Saudi Arabia would result in a headless imam.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Woman Bites Cop And Dies”

What does this say about cops?

USA, aol: “Creepy Old Men”

I assume this is another story about our House of Representatives?

UK,Guardian: “Illegal Lemonade Stand”

I’ll drink to it!

Canada, Toronto Star: “Doctor Forgot To Diagnose Cancer”

No one is perfect!