Category Archives: Conservatives

I Do Not Understand Business!

I confess. I spent my life in the world of Education and never became involved  in the business world. I attempt to  listen carefully when people discuss the economy, relations between business and government. Donald Trump insists that his first action upon become president would be to send eleven million illegal immigrants back to Mexico. Of course, he has never spelled out the specifics as to how this  process will unfold. Trump insists that he is a Great Businessman. OK, so would Trump or his supporters please explain the following question.

Eleven million  people constitute an important group of  customers. These people purchase milk and eggs each week, they buy clothes,they buy cars, they buy cell phones and TVs, and God knows how many other items. Each time they  purchase something they also send money to state governments, and when cars are filled up with gas,they send dollars to the Federal government. If they depart, then hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost.After all, if eleven million customers disappear, just think of the thousands of truck drivers who will be fired.

Donald insists that he wants to  make America Great Again. However, his plan would send eleven million customers to Mexico which would boost their economy since they can sell them goods. It seems to me that Trump wants to make Mexico Great Again!

The Election About Nothing

My initial understanding that something called a ‘presidential election’ entered my consciousness in 1940 when I was ten. For the most part, this important election entailed  a conflict between two men–women had yet to become part of this conflict– and they  discussed important issues. The conduct of the Cold War, civil rights, right of people to  have unions, and economic policies that impacted the lives of most Americans.

For the life of me, I have no idea what this election is all about. Donald Trump argues for: Make America Great Again, get rid of Muslims, one way or another, crime is sweeping through the nation, we have to protect policemen from getting killed, and emails and Foundations– not his own. He is going to “wipe out ISIS.” But, as of this date, a month before ballots are cast, Mr. Trump has yet to outline ONE specific action other than: Build A Great Wall.

And yet, millions adore this man who wants to make America Great Again. Great  in which respect? The word, “again”implies the US is NOT a great nation. If not, then what is it? Trump supporters are without question the most ignorant group to ever exist in this nation. But, over and over, I wonder– HOW THE HELL DID WE GET IN THIS SITUATION?

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

A Trump supporter the  other day noted that Barack Obama was absent from the Oval office on 9/11. Why?

George H.W. Bush is an old fashioned Patriot.

Donald Trump is an old fashioned Coward.

I would so love to be a businessman these days selling products to Trump supporters, “Guys, I got this fantastic medicine that cures any illness.”

Too many Americans seek a rendezvous with stupidity.

I increasingly wonder what teachers teach about history these days in high school.

I so miss the wit of a John Kennedy as president.

Michelle Obama has become a fantastic first lady.

Trump The Businessman

I am continually told by supporters of Donald Trump that he is a  brilliant businessman. They adore his business success, even the times he has gone bankrupt as evidence he knows how to create Great Jobs. At no time do these ignorant folks actually explain which Great Jobs were created by the Great Businessman. As far as I can tell, he has created low skill, low pay jobs. Sorry, those working gambling tables do possess some skills. But, heck, my wife learned those skills quickly when she worked the gambling tables.

But, the most amazing aspect of Trump supporters is their support of his plan to deport eleven million illegal immigrants. Imagine, someone in your company who rushed into the office of the president shouting: “Boss, I got this great idea. Let’s get rid of eleven million of our customers!” The eleven million illegal immigrants spend hundreds of billions of dollars purchasing goods in America, so you brilliant supporters of Trump want to get rid of these customers! I think Donald Trump wants to make MEXICO GREAT AGAIN!

Reality With Capturing Terrorists

The recent episode in which Ahmad Rahami went nuts and wounded several people with his knife illustrates the reality confronting anyone who has responsibility  for security  in the United States. His father, Mohammad Rahami said:”Two years ago I go to the FBI because my son was doing bad.OH, they say, he’s OK, he’s clear, he’s not a terrorist.” Now,Donald Trump wants to know why the FBI refused to arrest this terrorist.

Note this terrorist was a naturalized citizen living in peace for over twenty years, having made friends who were NOT terrorists, and, to all intents, a normal, decent American citizen. For example, we are unable to prevent school shootings by normal Americans, we are not able to prevent the shooting deaths in Chicago of over 400 people so far this year. There is no such thing as “perfect” security. We inhabit the planet, Earth, which consists of a great many violent creatures. Such is life on this planet.

Donald Trump Jr. And Skittles

It becomes clearer and clearer each day there is something inherent in any and all Trump children that makes one wonder how along the way of life somehow, they missed out on the compassion feeling. I present the Trump Junior quote: “Let’s end the politically correct agenda that doesn’t put America first. If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.” Spoken like a true Trump.

!. As of this date there is NO example of a Syrian refugee in America committing a terrorist act.

2. There IS extensive investigation of any Syrian refugee prior to entering America.

3. As of this point  in time, fewer than ten thousand have arrived, most being women and children.

4. A significant percent are Syrian Christians, not Muslims.

5. What type  of human would compare people being murdered to a bowl of candy?

The most fascinating aspect of the Trumps is the complete lack of any sense of Christianity in their hearts. OH, I forgot that Ivanka was now a Jew, there is no example of any concept of Judaism in her heart.

Shoot To Kill

I frankly no longer know which words to use when the topic of a police officer killing an unarmed black person comes up. First, let me make clear that those who murder the innocent are NOT the majority of police officers. But the pattern is so clear, the results so frequent that one must reach a conclusion, these can not ALL be a mistake.There is something about encountering a black skinned man on the streets or highways which leads some cops to just blast away.

Terrence Crutcher had just enrolled in a community college program. His SUV broke down on the street. Someone called 911 to report that a car was blocking the street. A police helicopter was hovering over head. Officer Betty Shelby arrived at the scene and was soon joined by two other cops. A  video clearly shows Mr. Crutcher with arms in the air walking toward the police. Officer Shelby shot him,later claiming he was walking back to the car to get a weapon. HUH! If he was walking back to his car, how the hell did she know he was getting  a gun?? Tulsa Police Chief Chuck  Jordan could only say: “TV footage was very disturbing and difficult to watch.”

Interviewing Trump Folks

Although I did not specifically interview any supporters of Donald Trump, I did watch several clips in which they were interviewed. Frankly, one does not have to  actually  interview these strange creatures, to know how they view the world.

M: So, what do you  think about President Obama now that he is leaving the presidency?

T: Well, it is about time we got an American born person as our president.

M: Why do you say he is not American born? He even released his birth certificate.

T: Fred, he has black skin, people in Africa have black skin. One plus one equals two. Anyway, once Trump becomes president, we can finally learn what happened on 9/11.

M: What does Obama have to do with 9/11?

T: We will finally learn why Obama was not in the White House when the terrorists struck. We know the White House was the original target.

M: I’m confused. Wasn’t George Bush the president in 2001?

T: There you liberals go  again, shifting the topic. What about the secret love affair between Obama and Hillary? What about the fact that Hillary had a love child with Obama?

End of interview.

 

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

When was the last time the media discussed issues concerning the future of America?

I await a debate in which emails and hate are the topics of discussion.

How about deciding the election by who wins the 100 yard dash?

Still confused as to whether or not Edward Snowden is the good or bad guy.

If we want a healthy  America, just  ban emails.

Syria is simply too confusing for this human mind.

In my youth, bad guys were the ones with guns, alas, not so today.

Another Terrorist Threats America!

On September 11, 2001 a group of Islamic terrorists flew some planes into buildings that resulted in the death of nearly 3,000 Americans. Since that moment, fewer than 200 Americans have been killed by people, couples, or groups operating as arms of Islamic terrorist groups. At this moment in time the crime rate in America is at the lowest level in half a century. However, fear and hysteria sweep the nation at any report of some fanatic who kills people. The probability of you being killed by an Islamic terrorist is less than being killed by lightening.

Ahmad Rahami dropped bombs in various places in New York City, and a few dozen people got wounded. All are out of the hospital. Naturally, CNN has nonstop coverage of this GREAT CRIME. No One Died! Yes, there are nut cases wandering our streets. In fact, we have a real nut case seeking the  presidency. You are safe in America. Now, as to being in Syria, that’s another question.