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NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

In the Wild West, the code was for the sheriff not to shoot until the bad guy first reached for his gun.

Trump always has a plan, his plan is to have a plan.

Explain how this vulgar, hating  person is a candidate for president.

Imagine: the fate of our world depends upon a debate!

The horror of Syria is a metaphor to modern life.

Social media encourages words rather than specificity of plans.

Republicans blame Barack Obama for just about all ills in the world.

Imagine: Mitt Romney these days is a great candidate for president.

I would so love to be with the Bush family on Monday night.

Ted Cruz has one goal in life–to get  Power!

For police, the new slogan should be–shoot last.

There is such hate in the souls of Republicans these days.

Ah, these days, Canada looks like a  wonderful nation.

God definitely has taken a vacation from planet Earth.

Culture Of Police

Recent events make clear the importance of rethinking the basic core of police practices. In situation after situation,the scene is always the same. A group of cops are surrounding the “perp,” they confront a man in his late twenties or in middle age, they are shouting at the man, he appears to look somewhat bewildered,and then, one of the cops shoots the man. In other words, police have been trained to shoot first, and never attempt to talk down the suspect without concluding in death. So, what must be changed in police training:

1. The goal is always to ensure that death is the LAST option.

2. Talk can continue, talk enables the suspect an opportunity to save his life.

3. Police have to learn there are OPTIONS other than death.

4. In every tense situation, one does not have to assume the suspect will blast away with a gun.

5. The person being confronted is a SUSPECT, not a person out to kill anyone.

6. The goal at ALL times is to prevent death to anyone.

7. One cannot assume the suspect has a gun.

8. There is always the option of hitting the suspect in a leg.

9. Police must always be CALM.

10. Be proud and feel successful if the suspect is captured alive.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Trump is right -we need to stop and frisk all black and Hispanic folks to keep America safe.

Police should practice day and night to hit a leg.

So, how many Americans will head for Canada if Trump wins?

Strange election, we have a low unemployment rate, and wages are rising for the working class. And,….

Social media is the new voice of hate in our society.

Those who lie the loudest these days are viewed as the voice of reason by many.

OK,it is now clear that a Muslim has been president of the USA for eight years.

The problem is not Donald Trump, the problem are the idiots who support him.

Donald Can End Violence

Finally, finally, Donald Trump has decided to end violence in this nation. After all, this kind, decent man has provided thousands of Great Jobs for African Americans, they can clean rooms in his hotel, they can be a bus boy, they can even wash windows. AND, they get paid the incredible wage of $7.25 an hour! But, when Donald saw  picture of people rioting, and destroying property, he decided it was time to end such behavior. He made clear that once he becomes president, any “attack on the poor will never be accepted in a Trump administration. Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the violent disrupters.”

So, step one in a Trump administration is to have “stop and frisk.” And, of course, the folks to be stopped and frisked are those disruptive black  people. How many white folks do you see being violent in the streets of our nation??

Let’s Sue Saudi Arabia

The United States Congress has passed a bill that would allow Americans whose families died in the9/11 attack to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. There is no doubt that important people in Saudi Arabia played some role in the attack. Osama bin Laden came from a family that was among the wealthiest people in the country. His dad gave him at least one hundred million dollars, and he used that money to foster terrorism in the world. So, what is wrong about allowing Americans to sue the government of Saudi Arabia?

It is common in the world for nations to be exempt from being sued. For example, there are thousands of people in the Middle East who have died as a result of American drone attacks, and incidents involving US military personnel. If Saudi Arabia can be sued, why not America? Of course, it would result in Palestinians suing the government of Israel for its illegal actions on the West Bank. Yes,the Saudi government has some responsibility for 9/11. Unfortunately,  the consequence of being able to sue a government has far reaching consequences.

A Republican Discusses Racism

Finally, finally, a Republican has openly stated the real view of Trump supporters about racism in America. Kathy Miller coordinates the Trump campaign in Mahoning County, Ohio. I offer her views without any editorial interruption.

“If you’re black, and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault. You’ve had every opportunity,it was given to you.You’ve had the same schools everybody else went to. You had benefits to go to college that white kids didn’t have. You had all the advantages and didn’t take advantage of it. It’s not our fault,certainly.” Oh, she added: “I don’t think there was any racism until Obama became president.”

Reality, she  spoke openly what most Trump supporters want to express, but fear being termed a racist. And,most certainly, he comments were classic Donald Trump. After all, his children never got any Affirmative Action assistance!

ON Officer Shelby

We now have seen over and over the film of Officer Shelby standing with gun drawn as she gazes toward Mr.Crutcher near his car. Her assumption is that she feared being gun downed by a man who was out of control. My background: I spent four months in Basic Training learning to fire weapons, including a pistol. I was considered a crack shot. Subsequently, I spent two years going to target practice every month for three hours.

Anyone familiar with the pistol knows that it is very  unstable. It is difficult to fire a pistol,the natural reaction is to have your hand jerk, unless you have spent countless hours practicing with firing a pistol. Actually, a trained person holds the pistol with both  hands, and focuses the body upon the object to fire at. Mr.Crutcher was standing with arms in the air, thus he was not near a pistol. Assume, Officer Shelby is correct, he reached into his car to get a weapon.

1. She never had any reason to suspect there was a pistol in the car.

2. If Mr.Crutcher did have a gun in his car, why would it be on the front seat?

3. If he DID have a gun, and swirled around to shoot her, he would have had a split second to aim the gun. Most probably,anyone who swirls around and fires the gun without taking aim, would have a hard time hitting a barn.

4.Nothing prevented Officer Shelby from dropping to her knee, holding her gun with both hands, and aiming at Mr. Crutcher

Reality, Officer Shelby was NOT confronting any threat. She may have IMAGINED a threat, but none existed. The first responsibility of police officers is to protect CIVILIANS.  It is not to protect themselves from alleged threats.

Donald Wants Your Vote

I watched a Trump ad which discusses the goal of Donald Trump to make America Great Again. Naturally, I support the idea of America being Great, but am confused about the “again”comment. I did watch closely what the ad told me about Donald Trump.

1. He is a successful businessman. He creates jobs. OK, the only jobs that came across in this ad were –kitchen help, maids, guys who park cars, and people working gambling tables.

2. He wants to make America safe again.The assumption of the ad is that all America needs to be safe is for Donald Trump to say, he will make it safe.

3. There were a few clips of black skinned people. This undoubtedly proves that most African Americans support Trump.

4. Donald Trump wants to reduce government waste. I have now heard that promise from politicians since 1940. I assume this time, whatever we term, “waste” will disappear.

5. Donald Trump promised to be open about himself to voters.For some strange reason, not a word about his tax returns.

6. Donald loves children. Actually, not a word how he will display this love.

7, Donald loves women. He has the proof. Hillary only had one husband, he has  THREE wives!

Oh, I so love when he waves his hands to emphasize a point.

The Worse Of Times?

Place Donald Trump in a black church and his mind begins to wander and out of his mouth come strange words. Yesterday, he told some black folks that for the black community,”this is the worse, the worse ever, ever” time for anyone who is an African American. So, Donald, let me take you in my time machine to a different era in America.

1. In the good old days, blacks walked in the street when encountering whites in public.

2. Blacks sat in the back of the bus.

3.Black schools in the South averaged about 30% of school expenditure that was provided white schools.

4. Black graduates of high school could NOT attend State universities.

5. Not a Single American corporation had a black executive.

6. The last lynching took place in the late 1940s.

7. Black skinned officers in the US Army could not command white troops.

8. There was one black US Senator in the 1870s, and one from Massachusetts in the 1950s. The only black Congressmen were from either Detroit, Chicago or New York.

9. No black skin person could be seen kissing  a white person in a movie or on TV.

10. Less than three percent of Negroes in the South were allowed to vote.

Yes, Donald, those were the good times, unlike today  when we have bad times!

Riots Of Protest

As I watch CNN every so often there is some black guy or gal, who speaks in awe of Donald Trump as some sort of savior. Even as they speak,CNN is showing sights of black and white people in the streets protesting against the death of a black man. In most cases, the black man is, at some point, in a car. For one reason or another, the automobile is halted, the man leaves the car. In virtually all cases, the man is not brandishing a weapon. We ares shown pictures of a man walking away from cops, or holding his hands up in the air, or lying on the ground being searched by a  cop.

So, how come the end result of these actions is a shot to the body? I do not hate the police, I spent twenty years teaching cops about the  history of crime. Most are decent  people. BUT, there is within each police department, men and women who simply should not be allowed near a weapon that can kill people. So,  few suggestions:

1. Unless a shot was fired by the person who is considered a threat, use of tasers should be mandatory.

2. If the perp has his hands in the air, for God’s sake aim at his feet!

3. The use of rubber bullets can send a person to the ground. Why not use them?

4. FIRING A WEAPON AT AN UNARMED PERSON SHOULD BE THE LAST RESORT AFTER ALL OTHER STRATEGIES WERE EMPLOYED!