Category Archives: Veterans

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Dick Imports Reduced”

I piss on such stories!

Russia, Moscow Times: “Moscow Welcomes Kim Jong un”

Vladimir and Kim, what a conversation must ensue!

Denmark,Copenhagen Post: “Leak Secrets To Dalai Lama”

Let me mediate on this one.

UK,Guardian: “Here We Go Again”

First the Republican Ebola fiasco and now the vaccination madness!

France, Connexion: “Chickens Rule The Roost”

Give them four clucks!

What ToDo In Ukraine?

As you recall it was just over a decade ago when the American government led by the dynamic trio of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld decided that our very survival as a country was threatened by the presence of
Weapons of Mass Destruction and the only road to peace was the road to war. This nation is now confronted by another possible war, and it has nothing to do with Muslims, and everything to do with terrorists. However, these terrorists are Christians, and they do sort of possess weapons of mass destruction. Separatists in Ukraine are moving into new areas, and behaving as an arm of Russian foreign policy. Senator John McCain and many members of Congress urge President Obama to send in weapons and get this war escalated. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is urging caution and now allowing the conflict to escalate. Most probably, President Obama is sort of confused about what to do.

Whether we like it or not, Soviet (oops, I mean, Russian) leader, Vladimir Putin wants a war. He has no idea how his Ukraine adventure could escalate into a war that might threaten peace in the world. Sorry, Ukraine might have to lose some land. However, the long term prospect is that Putin cannot continue allowing sanctions to be imposed without damaging the lives of Russians. Caution is the best policy. It might not get approval from Fox News, but such is life-and peace!

Brian We Love You

Poor Brian Williams is in trouble for telling fibs in class. He has been telling the tale of how while in a helicopter in Iraq in 2003, his plane was hit and he survived. It turns out the helicopter that was hit was not the one in which he rode. OK, so a TV person told lies. How about:

1. Fox News Lies about WMD in Iraq

2. Fox News fibs about “job destruction” caused by Obamacare?

3. Fox News stories about the Ebola scare?

4. Fox News stories about those immigrants taking jobs away from Americans?

And, so on, and so on….

I got Rights!

The Republican party has made clear to we Americans that the era of BIG GOVERNMENT is over, and we the people no longer have to endure the tyranny of some government official telling us how to live our lives. Freedom is here! Each individual American now has the right to decide making decisions about his or her life. So, here is my list:

1. I demand the right to drive as fast or slow as I desire.

2. I have the right to refuse paying any taxes, federal, state or local.

3. I have the right to not wear a seat belt in a car.

4. I have the right to tear up any ticket given me by a government employee such as a policeman.

5. I have the right to wear a concealed weapon when attending a speech by President Obama. Of course, he has the same right.

6. I have the right to demand an A grade in any college course I take.

If you doubt these rights, just check the 2nd Amendment, paragraph three.

They’re Watching You!

I, together with millions of Americans was so pleased in 2008 that we could vote for a president who was a former teacher of Constitutional law. After eight years of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld abusing the very basis of our Constitution we looked forward to a new era in which the rule of law would be the normal operating mode of our government. Barack Obama taught CONSTITUTIONAL LAW! Surely, a person with that background would uphold the law and ensure that constitutional rights would be accorded to one and all. And, then meant, also to those in jail. Alas, that was then, and now is now.

A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union identifies a new approach in our government to the issue of individual rights. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is now taking photos of our license plates in order to establish a data base. OH, the DEA is also taking pictures of those who drive the car as well as those who are passengers. I assume this also is part of a data base. Hey, whatever happened to the idea of individual rights. OH, I am certain our Constitutional lawyer will make certain that he is only doing this to protect us against 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

Never reject an act of kindness from another.

Today we live, tomorrow??

Never forget to fight for social justice.

Bewildering moment, not a person in sight in the library.

Sign of times, fear has become the new norm.

No more cheerful sight than children checking out books.

I wonder if government can ever become loved by people?

One expects an Asian girl to be studious.

A President is only as good as his staff.

I have never heard an audio book.

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 rub eyes with palm of hand.

I experience guilt being alone in a booth.

In the end we do not know where we are going.

There is a time and place for a time and place.

I record what others do not.

Mama at supper always said, “so enjoy.”

Some are so happy with a full mouth of food.

Our lives are complicated by self inflicted goals.

At age 84 I am not in a hurry about anything.

Some walk with hands stiffly by side.

Karl Marx Was Right!

The demise of the Soviet Union led most people to conclude the ideas of Karl Marx were wrong for the world. A brutal dictatorship which murdered millions of innocent people and stifled any ability of people to inhabit a world of ideas resulted in few accepting the precepts of Karl Marx. First of all, Marx never urged establishment of a leadership that killed members of the working class nor did he urge gulags and death camps for poor people. The society created by Joseph Stalin was NEVER the dream of Karl Marx. Unfortunately, the ideas of Marx were never followed by those who claimed to be his intellectual children. Let’s examine the record of what Karl Marx actually DID say:

1. He forecast that wealthy capitalists would dominate the economic life of society. FACT: The latest count is that 1% of the wealthiest humans have more wealth than the other 99%.

2. He predicted the gradual economic decline of the middle class. This is exactly what is happening in capitalist societies whether they be the United States of America or Greece.

3. He predicted that workers would feel alienated from their daily work. They would cease having pride in what they do. Just ask those working in fast food places or those in a part time job.

4. He predicted that religion would be an opiate that blinds people from reality. Check your daily newspaper or web site for confirmation of what he said.

5. He predicted that wealthy people would control government. Anyone who disagrees?

Karl Marx urged a society in which there was distribution of wealth based upon the principle of “from each according to his ability.” Sounds good to me!

THINGS THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN IN 2015

Following are events that will not occur in 2015.

1. George Bush will not announce that he is running for vice president on a ticket headed by brother, Jeb.

2. Barack Obama will not end his aloofness attitude as president.

3. Chris Christie will not weigh in at 180 pounds.

4. Sarah Palin will not be shown at a Homeless shelter hugging one of those dirty kids.

5. Justice Scalia will not support continuance of the Affordable Care Act.

6. New York Mayor de Blasio will not be shot by a cop.

7. We will go an entire year without a single story about police shooting an unarmed black male.

8. Some app will got appshit.

9. Vladimir Putin will be shown hugging a gay man.

10. Fox News will run an expose about the growing disparity in America between the wealthy and middle class.

You have my word on these non-events!

Drone Always Gets Its Target

For some reason, a cop who is standing about ten feet from some man without a gun can not fire his weapon and hit a leg or arm, he has to blast away at the heart. So, it is good news that a drone up in the sky can not only spot a person in a house and deliver a blast that tears apart the house without damaging the silverware or even slightly wounding another person. According to our experts, there are few times when a drone hits an innocent person. Over the weekend in Pakistan an American drone fired away and killed 31 militants. NO, it did not kill “some,” it killed exactly 31 militants. If you doubt this accuracy, just ask the drone. You see, the drone can see all very clearly, and just by gazing at a face it knows which of these Muslim dudes is the extremist one who has a date with death today. So, who am I to doubt that exactly 31 “militants” died in this raid.

I assume when these “accurate” attacks take place there is no innocent person sleeping in the corner of the room. Nor, when the bomb blasts the room, it does not disturb the baby sleeping in a crib just a room away. Every independent study of drone attacks has uncovered evidence that HUNDREDS of innocent people have been killed by drone attacks. Perhaps, if drones are so accurate they can be placed in charge of training police how to hit an arm or leg rather than a heart?