Category Archives: Veterans

Another Day, Another Shooting

Oh well, it was just another day in the lives of Americans. It was just another day in a nation that each year endures 30,000 people being killed by guns. Jody Lee Hunt, who owns a towing company in the state of West Virginia, got angry about something or some people. It is not clear why he became furious. All we know is that he proceeded to murder four people including a woman who charged him with domestic violence. I realize that Americans are upset because there are bad people in various parts of the Middle East and Africa who enjoy cutting off heads or blowing folks up who are engaged in some form of prayer. I wonder if Americans would be less upset if those folks just shot people they do not like. I assume if we Americans have the right to bear arms, the same right must exist for everyone in the world.

I assume they will figure out the process by which Mr. Hunt shot down four people. At no point will anyone dare to raise the issue that enabling ordinary men and women with high powered rifles invariably results in some using those methods of death in order to kill. Anyone who has held a Browning Automatic Rifle in his hands understands the strange feeling of power that it conveys. Give a man power to kill and it follows that some will blast away for the joy of blasting away!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 2 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I would love to see dawn break in Ukraine as my pop saw it.

Most shake heads while talking.

There is a time and place to shut up.

There is a time and place to walk away.

I assume there is a Universal Customer Service Desk where I can get a refund on my life.

Mystery: why do women always pull down on their blouses?

Mystery of Life: why is there life on this planet?

These days wife follows man into the store.

There is always a moment of surprise when female cop enters store.

Some build castles in air with hands.

Fire, Fire Burning Bright Into The Night

I am a citizen of the United States of America so there is never a doubt in my mind that when a police officer shoots a black kid, the Grand Jury verdict will conclude the unarmed young man posed a threat to the life of the man who held a gun in his hand. In St. Louis County, the Grand Jury decided that Officer Darren Wilson had every right to kill Michael Brown who lacked any weapons. Let me examine the evidence.

1. It is clear there is a bruise on the neck of Officer Wilson and a bruise on his cheek. It is still unclear whether or not these bruises posed a death potentiality to Wilson.

2. Originally, Michael Brown was walking down the street. All accept that scenario.

3. Officer Wilson initiated the encounter.

Anyway, Michael Brown is dead. Officer Wilson is alive. And the city of Ferguson, Missouri is burning bright. Young men and women are looting liquor stores, they are burning business establishments, hundreds of police are watching these events. For some strange reason the Grand Jury decided to release its findings at 8:00 p.m. when hundreds of people were wandering the streets of Ferguson. Any intelligent person would understand the report should have been released at 8:00 a.m. when everyone was sound asleep. But, this is St.Louis and when it comes to racial prejudice this city takes the prize. I speak from the experience of living in this area for forty years. I am NOT amazed at the stupidity of police failing to protect stores from looters. Police are standing in the streets watching the looting and burning.

The Afermath:

1. Fury in the hearts of those who are black –or white and believe that Officer Wilson was guilty of something.

2. The people of Ferguson have no immediate place to get food or access a drug store.

3. A small band of looters are now happy.

4. No intelligent proposals for peace came from the Grand Jury.

Fire, fire, burn brightly and burn down the lives of innocent 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

One must learn to accept who one is.

There are limits in all aspects of life.

There are physical boundaries, not mental ones.

America is a state of mind as well as a state of land.

Grandpa and grandma, two beautiful words.

Tall child among siblings is the leader.

Men play with hands, women with hair.

We respect wealth, not poverty.

Be patient with time, it comes and goes-always.

I wonder if I can apply for a God job.

US Never Had Middle Eastern Foreign Policy

The foreign policy tragedy of the Obama administration is that it never developed a foreign policy for the Middle East. Symbolically the comment by President Obama as to his policy toward ISIS was, ” I do not have a strategy.” His problems in the Middle East began years before that statement. Does he even today have a Middle East foreign policy. In fairness, he inherited a mess from President Bush, and never figured out what he wanted to accomplish in this region of the world. Examine the reality of the Middle East.

1. The most important military centers are in Turkey, Egypt, Iran, and Algeria. Only these nations have armies.

2. Poverty is the most important driving force in this region.

3. Well educated young people lack work. This results in them winding up working with jihadist groups.

4. The unresolved problem of Palestinians hovers over the region. It is a source of anger and violence.

5. President Assad was a wild card who hated militants of the Muslim religion.

At no point did the Obama administration:

1. Address the economic realities of this area of the world. Economic aid was crucial. NO “Marshall Plan” was ever offered to the region.

2. Some form of military alliance between Turkey, Egypt and Algeria might have created an armed force that could handle militants.

3. The issue of Israel HAD to be addressed. It never was.

In other words, a Mediterranean Marshall Plan just might have won over young educated Muslims in the region. The key element of the original Marshall Plan was -no money without cooperation between nations seeking funds.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “French, A Language Of Love”

L’amour, toujours!

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “No Hard Feelings”

These words will never pass the lips of John Boehner when speaking with Obama.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Jihadists Banned From UK For Two Years”

After that, please engage in jihadist actions.

UK Guardian: “Why Mosquitoes Bite Humans”

Who would turn down free blood?

Russia, Moscow Times: “McDonald’s Reopens In Moscow”

Was there a bare chested man who was first on line?

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

In my childhood I ate what mom set upon the table.

I miss standing in line for cheap tickets to New York Giant football games.

Study the past in order to understand your future.

Children love studying menus.

I am grateful for what I have and do not worry about what I do not have.

The noise of war these days overwhelms the silence of peace.

In any group, people pair off.

I do not gamble with Death.

One should never abandon the sense of humor.

Some slip one leg under body, I cannot.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines from the world press along with our comments.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Dinosaur Stolen From Museum”

Has anyone contacted the Flintstones to get it back?

Sweden, Local: “Pregnant Woman Gets Fuel Voucher”

I assume it is to fuel up the tummy?

UK, Guardian: “New War On Terror”

It begins in Washington this January and it is directed at the White House.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Try A Wine Bath”

The nectar of life and happiness.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Principal Charged With Child Porn”

He just believes in hands-on learning.

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 are hustlers through life.

Be a gardner of the love flower.

Few today walk with hands folded behind back.

We are passengers on a boat headed for an unknown destination.

I wonder if God runs a life lottery.

Kids sit down before mom or dad does.

A chubby 8 year old is a patient, not a child.

At least technology forces writing.

Some eat to die.

Love is a stranger who never knocked on the door of Ted Cruz.

Life In A ISIS State

I hav the greatest respect for people who truly believe in any religion whose goals are the betterment of human life. Why else believe in a religion unless the outcome of this belief is to further the welfare of humans? The folks who call themselves, ISIS, continue to behave as though their aim is to kill and harm anyone who is a Muslim. They behead Muslims, they rape Muslim women, heck they lashed a 14 year old boy whose crime was to take a sip of water during Ramadan. On the other hand, ISIS leaders insist their actions are in accord with the Muslim religion. During the course of my life I have heard Christians insist their behavior is in accord with the teachings of Jesus as they murdered six million men, women and children whose crime was to be Jewish. Germans insisted that is what Jesus wanted. Over in Japan, religious fanatics murdered millions of Chinese, including the rape of thousands of women, God told them.

In Africa, Muslims and Christians vie to see which can murder ordinary folk, in the name of God. ISIS Muslims are no different from any other religion. I doubt if God wants his creations to be murdered.