Category Archives: Peace

Venezuela Is Betrayed

The people of Venezuela have been betrayed. They have been betrayed by their own government which under President Nicolas Maduro has destroyed the economy,  transformed a family wealthy nation into scenes of people hijacking food trucks to get something to eat. Inflation has now reached over 800% and is still rising. Maduro has sent to prison opposition leaders, he uses the Army to stifle peaceful protests and continues to insist his concept of “Socialism” is working. What he terms “Socialism”is simply another word for maintaining power and ensuring his followers get jobs and food.

It is time for Latin American nations to come to the aid of the people of Venezuela. It is time for these leaders to take economic and political steps that protect the rights of the people of Venezuela. Mauro has wrecked the nation and only outside pressure can end his tyranny. Act  Now to get rid of him!

Is Anti-Semitism Spreading?

I was born in 1930 when Jews could not live in certain areas of a city, where the number of Jews allowed to enter prestigious colleges was  restricted, a time when there was no a single prominent Jew holding an important position in the automobile, the coal or oil industries. It was not until 1935 that Columbia University finally hired a Jew in its English Department. So, I wonder when the Anti-Defamation League declares there is a growth in anti-Semitism in 2016 America.

According to the ADL there are at least two anti-Semitic incidents every single day. The ADL believes there is “anonymous hate speech online.” Gee, name me one group that has not witnessed a  growth in hate speech from online sources? The so-called rise in anti-Semitism is linked to groups opposing the illegal seizure of land on the  West Bank. Those  protesting violation of Palestinian rights are charged with anti-Semitism.

Yes, there are anti-Semites in America. Yes, there are Jews who engage in anti-Muslim behavior on the West Bank. In fact, there is a rising number of Jews who do not agree with the bigotry of supporting an Israel government which violates international law and abuses the rights of Palestinians.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from an 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Actually, Donald DOES have small hands, but no one talks about his small brain.

Only in America can someone seeking to lead the land have his main advisors be his family.

The New York Yankees have gone from being the Bronx Bombers to the Bronx Slumbers.

Anger towards immigrants will lead England to leave the EU.

Strange, ever since we Humans left Africa we have become angry to those who arrive in an area after we did.

I last fired a rifle in June, 1953 when  leaving the Army. Never once since then felt the need to fire the damn thing.

Bullets kill people, not praying.

My nightmare –Ivanka Trump as president!

Guns For All Americans

If one listens to the rhetoric of Republicans, particularly, Republicans who serve in Congress, just about all Americans love guns and, regard protection of guns as the Number One issue confronting this nation. So, in the spirit of guns, how about a  few suggestions to further the importance of guns in our lives:

1. Effective on January 1, 2017, each child born in the United States of America will be given a free gun to play with in their crib.

2. In the spirit of the right of every American to be protected in their right  to a gun, from now on, police will not be allowed to have guns in order to ensure that each citizen cannot be  murdered by the oppressive government of this land.

3. Each and every child in America will now take a course in firing their weapon. Failure to attain a 70% target success will deny the student of their high school diploma.

4. If every passenger on a plane is armed, just let a terrorist attempt to take over the plane!

5. How about each and every member of Congress must bring their weapon to each session. Perhaps, instead of verbal debates, they could have shooting debates!

6. At least one presidential debate should include a shoot-out between Hillary and Donald.

A Meeting Of The Trumps

It is now clear that members of the Trump family played an important role in having the campaign manager fired. They just did not like Corey. We decided to peek in on a session of the Trumps in action.

Donald Junior: Dad, you are terrific, Dad, you are the best, the Greatest Dad in the United States, NO, in the entire world. But,Dad, even the greatest dad might use a few tips on how to succeed.

Donald senior: Junior, and when I say, Junior I mean it as a compliment. I know that I am the Greatest, the country knows that I  am the Greatest, so,we did not have the greatest week, but you have to depend on me.

Ivanka: Dad, I love you,my husband loves you, and, frankly,most Americans love you, but there is need for a few slight, small changes. As my husband put it, fire that damn schmuck,Corey.

Donald Senior: But,with Corey we swept the primaries. I will admit, yes, I CAN make  a few mistakes, but we ARE going to win because Americans love me.

Ivanka: Dad,could you please not wave your tiny hands around when speaking? You just insulted a judge and called him a “Mexican” even though he was born in Indiana. Dad,Indiana is not part of Mexico!

Donald Senior: I got the Greatest,the Biggest Hands of anyone running for president. Look, I was going to build the Greatest Wall ever built and that Mexican who hates me wanted to do me harm. I do not take crap  from anyone, particularly one of those illegals who somehow became a judge!

Junior: Dad, for God’s sake, this is your family, stop with the waving of arms and speak a sentence without the word, Great. Calm down. Begin to act what they call, presidential. Fire the jerk who doesn’t know how to run a presidential campaign and calm down. Enough with the Hispanics. Ivanka and I have decided that it is either us or the schmuck, Corey.

Senior: OK, just for once I will try it your way. But, let’s get one thing clear, I WILL continue to wave my hands, and they are BIG.

Head For The Olympics?

I find amusing observing workers in Brazil working furious to complete stadiums, or train tracks, or housing for the athletes. Of course, I do not find amusing asking swimmers to perform in filthy water or female athletes to put on a show of their prowess while the Zika character hangs around ready to bite and make the life of a pregnant woman horrible.

Russian track athletes are now barred from the Olympics due to drug allegations that have now been proved to be true. There is a severe shortage of hotel rooms, and gangs of thugs roam the streets. Sorry,guys,this is not the time for an Olympics in Brazil. Now,we do offer a few suggestions as to a more hospitable location:

Disney world in Orlando,Florida.

Disneyland in California.

Chicago with its weekly murder of 12 people, plus the wounding of fifty.

Cleveland–now that they have a basketball champion and the Republican convention, why not the Olympics with LeBron James being the sponsor?

Why would any young woman go to Rio is the question of the day!!

 

On Our Founding Fathers

On virtually every issue that arrives on the scene, at some time or other a Republican will insist -this is what our Founding Fathers wanted. Let’s examine the issues of the day:

1. Republicans insist there is no such thing as “science.” Benjamin Franklin was considered among the top scientists in the western world. Thomas Jefferson was a scientist who boasted of his scientific knowledge.Anyone running a plantation in the South required utilization of scientific methods.

2. Ah, the infamous 2nd Amendment. Actually, the 2nd Amendment specifically says  “a well armed militia.” At no point is there any mention of every citizen having the right to possess a weapon.

3. Bill O Reilly insists that every American grabbed a gun and fought the British in the Revolution. The US had a population of about 2,500,000 people. If you add up all those who served in the Revolution  it means that no more than 100,000 actually served at any one point. OH, one-third were classified as “Loyalists” who supported the King. After the Revolution, about 100,000 Loyalists left to live in Canada.

4. Republicans insist our Founding Fathers wanted limited government in which States had the power. Actually, the original government of the Articles of Confederation gave States power. That is why our Founding Fathers called a Constitutional Convention to create a powerful National Government!

5. Oh, the First Amendment separated government from religion. Our Founding Fathers would have gagged at Republican efforts to allow religions not to obey the laws of the land!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Donald wants advice, has he considered the clowns in the Ringling Brothers circus?

I wonder which city is next on the LeBron James list to save?

Say, whatever happened to Chris Christie– never hear from him these days?

My advice to Donald, quit waving around those tiny hands.

Gee, I wonder what advice Donald’s daughter, Ivanka  can offer?

Future historians will term America in 2016, the era of ANGER.

I await the next Hillary fuck up.

Trump Family Takes Over

Well, it is now clear that Donald Trump has finally decided to seek the advice of key political analysts and retool his campaign. He got rid of his campaign manager, the notorious Corey Lewandowski who had gained fame pushing around female correspondents. So, who did Donald take advice from in seeking new blood in his campaign? Naturally, another Trump! His daughter Ivanka and her husband are now the key political experts.

Since we believe that Donald needs some assistance, what else can we do, but offer our own advice.

Chris Christie has an approval rating in New Jersey of about 27%. Why not consult him?

The Bush family is sulking, since you want to consult family members, why not ask the elder Bush for some help?

I believe the NRA is the best source of new ideas to get your campaign on the road to success.

LeBron James just made Cleveland a happy place, perhaps, he can save you.

You know, Donald, you constantly do ISIS many favors, perhaps, they can do one for  you with some advice.

Rudy Giuliani once saved America after 9/11, he can easily match you with bullshit, only he has new bullshit.

Then again there are always the Kardashians.

Interesting Headlines From World Press

In our daily reading of newspapers from throughout the world it is common to encounter some interesting headlines. We offer a sample of what we encountered yesterday:

“School Hunting For Unicorns”

Have they checked with Republican Party headquarters?

“Ivory Queen In Jail Over 700 Tusks”

Tisk, tisk, I guess an elephant stamped its feet on someone.

“Free AR-15 With Purchase of Car”

Now,the driver can blast away with car and gun!

“Patients Try Older Drugs First”

Sounds like another attack on Obamacare.

“Ban Foreign Bananas”

See, Donald told you, elect him and there will be jobs gathering bananas!