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NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Donald Trump wants to reach out to blacks, I guess next to ISIS.

Donald, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower refused to lower the 90% top tax rate on the wealthy during the 1950s, now, he WAS a Lincoln Republican!

I await a story from Trump headquarters which proves that Donald was a Green Beret in Vietnam and won the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Do you get the feeling the GREAT WALL will no longer be discussed by Trump?

I have asked my children that under no conditions are they to say two words to me–Ryan Lochte. Who the hell cares what happened at t he service station?

Frankly, I  was not impressed by behavior of Brazilian fans who did too much booing of opponents. Cheering is OK, not booing in the Olympics.

I have sort of a hunch that American performance at the Olympics proves that we STILL are a GREAT NATION.

I still adhere to my promise to myself in 1950 never to get drunk. I believe there are some guys who wished they made the same promise.

Trump Wants To Be Lincoln Republican!

Donald Trump has embraced the cause of African Americans, he is now a fervent supporter of Hispanics, and urges all to return to  the ideals and values of Lincoln Republicans. Yes, Donald has embraced Abraham Lincoln. Of course, it is doubtful if Trump has the faintest idea who or what Lincoln was or what were his values and goals. So, Donald, here is a primer on Abraham Lincoln.

1. Lincoln pushed through the Homestead Act which gave away 160 acres of free land to any American who wanted to homestead. In other words, Lincoln gave handouts to deadbeats.

2. The Lincoln government financed construction of the Intercontinental railroad. In other words, the GOVERNMENT built things and helped create jobs, NOT private enterprise.

3. Lincoln pushed through the first income tax. Years later, Republican President Theodore Roosevelt pushed for the Constitutional amendment to create the current income tax.

4. President Lincoln used power of the armed forces to crush white people who wanted to keep blacks in slavery.

5. Abraham Lincoln vigorously opposed the “Know Nothing Party” which wanted laws banning entry of Catholics, and restricting the rights of Catholics. Sort of like Donald’s ban on Muslims?

6.Obviously Lincoln believed in a strong FEDERAL government, and wanted restrictions on State governments.

In other words, Donald, your beliefs are the exact opposite of those of Abraham Lincoln.

Christian Terrorist Kills!

Once again Christian terrorists struck the innocent in America. Christian terrorist Derrick Ryan Dearman murdered five people in Alabama, but was caught in Mississippi. For some reason, American newspapers and TV commentators always mention the word,ISLAMIC, or MUSLIM when a person who is of the Muslim religion kills people. People like Bill Maher insist there is something “wrong” with the Muslim religion because some Muslims engage in acts of terrorism. Over and over again Maher must make the comment about “something is wrong with the Muslim religion”

Each year in America over 30,000 people die because of guns, the overwhelming majority are members of the CHRISTIAN religion. Twenty  years ago in Rwanda, Christians murdered 800,000 fellow Christians. In Christian nations of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania it is illegal for gays and lesbians to be who they are. In fact, in these Christian nations, albino children are murdered for their BODY PARTS! YES, this is done by  CHRISTIANS! Is there something wrong with Christianity?

Bombs Away In Turkey

The government of President Recep Erdogan is committed to the goal of ending democracy in Turkey. The so-called ‘coup’ attempt by soldiers has been crushed. Of course,no  one knows if this ‘coup’ was organized by President Erdogan as part of a plan to destroy opposition parties. He used this “coup’ as the means of arresting over 50,000 people,including members of the military, judges, lawyers,teachers,professors,deans of colleges,journalists and he made certain to close any and all opposition journals.  These steps were taken in order to “save democracy” from evil opponents of the president.

At the same time as seeking to end democracy, President Erdogan has stepped up his campaign to destroy the rights of Kurds in Turkey. He prefers to fight Kurdish soldiers who oppose Syrian President Assad even though Erdogan wants to end the regime of Assad. Yesterday, a 13 year old boy walked into a marriage ceremony of Kurds and blew himself up. Most probably by ISIS. In one word, Turkey has become a MESS!

What About Exports?

I listen carefully to the speeches of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Both are furious at the loss of “millions of high paying jobs to China.” Their assumption is the reason for decline of certain factory jobs is because business is taking their production to Asia, particularly, the evil China. Just think, we now produce clothes, shoes, assembly of computers and other such “high paying jobs” elsewhere but in America. For some reason, neither Sanders nor Trump ever mention the word, EXPORT.

In June this year, the United States EXPORTED $183 billion in goods to other nations. We IMPORTED, $227 billion from other countries. To simplify, if we ended import of goods from overseas, we might add about 4,000,000 jobs. Of course, since other nations would raise tariffs on our  goods, we might lose 3,000,000 jobs.

Shouting and screaming to rip up  trade deals gets the applause of millions. Unfortunately, if we do as Trump and Sanders urge, there might be millions of jobs lost by Americans. And,many of them would be high paying jobs!

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

Just once, just once, I would so welcome Donald actually telling us HOW he will attain his ideas.

Picture of five  year old Syrian boy in chair breaks anyone’s heart.

This will be the dirtiest political race in history.

I just can  not grasp how any intelligent person would vote for Trump.

Trump supporters would be a great market for any con man.

Olympic swimmers are unbelievable, or should I say, their story is unbelievable.

I am amazed how many medals the UK  is winning, more that China!

 

What Now For Hillary?

Among the confusing aspects of this election is how poll numbers wander all over the place. Four days ago Hillary was leading by 12 points, yesterday by four points. The reality that she must confront is whether she likes it or not, a large percent of the population is simply not enthusiastic about her campaign. NO, that is not accurate,it is not what she says that bothers her, but her personality, her past behavior, and just plain old trust of her motives for running.

One must add into this mix the reality of how the media has portrayed Hillary. Any false accusation is presented as possibly true. The nonstop reputation of “Benghazi”eventually raised doubts about her despite the reality that no Secretary of State in history has ever been held responsible for an attack on an Embassy. It is about time Hillary fights back. She should continually cite the death of 241 Marines in 1983 who died in Beirut due to a terror attack. Not a single Democrat charged President Reagan with that disaster. How about Hillary shouting day after day, BEIRUT.

It would help Hillary if she actually could give speeches that had some inspiring words. Donald promises everything without mentioning how he would achieve them. Hillary describes how she actually will achieve them. But, she needs speech writers who can transform her ideas into glowing words of hope. Sorry, as of this date, that is not happening.

Amy Schumer Doesn’t Laugh

Confession, I rarely if ever watch Amy Schumer perform her so-called comedy act. I frankly, do not know much about her. But, one of her writer’s certainly has made a wonderful comic appearance. Kurt Metzler believes that he  is one funny dude. He also is making women roll over with laughter at his comments about them. He recently sent the following hilarious comment to the world.

“Guys, I have just had some disturbing news, this guy Jeff Pelfyberg is a rapist. I know because a woman said it and that’s all I need. Never your mind who they are. They are women! All  women are reliable as my bible. A book much like a woman, incapable of lying!” Now,who can deny the humor of this comment? I trust that Amy Schumer is either laughing or crying about how one of her writer’s discusses women in public.

There are moments when one encounters such comments that one should laugh. This idiot actually believes these words are–funny.

Trump Spells Out His Plan

The “new” Donald Trump made a speech. OK, he continued to wave his tiny arms in order to make a point. But, Donald wanted one and all to know that he had a plan to make America Great Again. We offer the specifics of his plan:

I am going to bring back high paying jobs from China.

I am going to make certain that coal miners have high paying jobs.

I am going to wipe out ISIS, frankly, it will be easy.

I am going to end the Death tax and make certain those with over a few million do not have to pay a Death Tax.

I am going to build a Great Wall.

I am going to ensure that each American young person can attend college.

I am going to cut taxes.

I am going to balance the budget.

Trust me,trust me, I am a Great Businessman who has created thousands and thousands of jobs. Just ask the maids in my hotels about the high salaries they earn!

OH, please, let’s not get into details.

Sad Days In Turkey

Fifteen years ago when Recep Erdogan became  prime minister of Turkey, both conservatives and liberals expected positive changes in the nation. They rallied behind his efforts to control the military and prevent future military coup attempts that, at least temporarily, ended democracy. In those days he was aided by followers of Fetullah Gulen, a fairly progressive Muslim who wanted a democracy not controlled by the military.

After about seven years of power during which Erdogan had respected democratic institutions, the desire for power grew stronger and stronger. By this  year, Turkey had more journalists in jail than in any other nation. He closed newspapers that disagreed with his policies, and fired judges who respected the law. Last month a “coup” endeavored to overthrow his government. He claims it was initiated by followers of Gulen, and so far over 40,000 people have been arrested.

At this point, the free press of Turkey no longer exists. Thousands of teachers and professors have lost their jobs. Judges have been fired. Turkey has become the latest nations ruled by a dictator. Sad times to be turkey!