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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 rub eyes with palm of hand.

I experience guilt being alone in a booth.

In the end we do not know where we are going.

There is a time and place for a time and place.

I record what others do not.

Mama at supper always said, “so enjoy.”

Some are so happy with a full mouth of food.

Our lives are complicated by self inflicted goals.

At age 84 I am not in a hurry about anything.

Some walk with hands stiffly by side.

I Do Understand Murder

There is one certainty in the human experience- today, somewhere and some place in the world someone was killed by someone else on the ground they were not part of the right religion. Those who live in Western nations are the descendants of people who waged religious wars for over two hundred years and in the twentieth century witnessed the murder of six million people who were Jews. Oh, they were murdered by people who regarded themselves as Christians. Oh, the Pope never took any action against such murders. No Catholic who murdered was ever thrown out of the Catholic Church. So, who can be surprised that today it is the turn of Muslims to murder those whose religion does not fit into their religion?

In a town in the south of Pakistan, some men were gathered in a mosque when bombs exploded. Their crime was to be Shia Muslims rather than to be Sunni Muslims. At least forty are dead and dozens are wounded. This is simply another story in the madness that is religion. I assume if there is a God up there, HE has left for another planet.

Putin Bans Americans!

I have the sad duty to report that many Americans will no longer be able to travel to Russia and enjoy the sights and sounds of Moscow. The Russian government is very upset at the Obama administration for its vicious attacks on Russians who have been carrying out the orders of their great and wise Leader. Several years ago Sergei Magnitsky was murdered in Moscow while engaged in uncovering fraud in the Russian government. He allegedly has a heart attack while in prison for the crime of exposing graft and corruption in the government of Vladimir Putin. The American Congress passed the Magnitsky law which prevents those Russians who were part of the murder to enter the United States of America. In Putin Land, one does not challenge any action of the Great Leader without suffering some consequences.

The Russian Foreign Ministry is upset. “The latest extension of the US list of sanctioned people, put together on the basis of he anti-Russian Magnitsky law will not go unchallenged. And on the reciprocal basis the same number of US citizens have been prohibited from entering the territory of Russia.” Sorry, if you on the list, remain home and avoid Moscow. Such are the consequences of voting for Barack Obama!

Tides Of Hate Sweep Over France

The people of France and the world have yet to recover from the horror of Islamic terrorists who murdered some cartoonists who committed the horrible crime of drawing the “wrong” pictures, but events in France now make clear that Muslims have the capacity to control the politics of Christians and Jews in France. Latest polls reveal that the right wing Marine Le Pen’s party has risen to the point where she now threatens to become the largest political force in France. Who is Miss Le Pen? Her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen years ago was a fanatical anti-Semite who denied there ever was a Holocaust, and blamed any and all problems in his nation on immigrant from North Africa. He was generally regarded as a nuisance extremist who obtained about 5% of the vote of those who hate. His daughter has revised the party and now agrees there was a Holocaust. She even has reached out to French Jews arguing that Muslims ARE the enemy of their nation.

Marine Le Pen’s rise in polls simply reflects the power of hate in the modern world. Her supporters would go by the name of Tea Party in America. They argue that getting rid of immigrants IS the problem of modern times. Of course, those immigrants are the ones who do the dirty jobs of society. Hopefully, her surge in votes is temporary and sanity will return to the French people. Then again, we Americans continue to be insane by voting for Tea Party haters.

Kissinger Remains Republican Hero

There are moments when I am amazed how some people remain in the news even though a few decades have passed since they once were icons of fame. Henry Kissinger has been part of the American scene since as a twenty one year old soldier he wound up during World War II running an entire German city since as a refugee from Nazi Germany, the interrogator possessed the right language skills. One might mention that Kissinger the interrogator did NOT resort to torture in order to obtain needed information. The boy got a Ph.D. and eventually became an “expert” on foreign policy. He served under Richard Nixon as Secretary of State and gained fame for establishing diplomatic relations with Communist China. There is something ironic in the fact that REPUBLICANS reached out to Communist China, a nation that was number one in the world in torture and abuse of its people. Naturally, modern Republicans go crazy when Obama establishes diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Henry, once again was testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee when some people stood up with signs denouncing the Republican hero: “Arrest Henry Kissinger For War Crimes.” They referred to his role aiding the dictatorship of Chile which tortured and murdered thousands of their own people. This was just too much for Senator John McCain. He referred to the protestors as “low life scum.” And went on to describe their behavior as “disgraceful, and outrageous and despicable.”

The fact remans that Kissinger DID support a vicious dictator. I believe his actions were despicable.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Meet The Beggars”

In America, most beggars reside on Wall Street and seek handouts from the government.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Get Off My Lawn”

That means you five year olds and I will have to blast you to Heaven!

Norway, Norway Post” “Norway Best Place For Seniors”

Sorry, we would rather slumber in heat than shiver in cold.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Russian Builds Space Ship To Moon”

Can you reserve a seat for Vladimir Putin?

Australia, Canberra Times: “Here We Go Again”

Two years of Republican blatherers seeking a nomination!

Barack Had Second Term Balls!

The Republican party won the past election and they arrived in Washington D.C. expecting to run the place and pass their legislation. Most Republicans expected the dude from Africa to get out of their way and turn this nation over to the Koch Brothers. Alas, Republicans forgot that a second term president was not running again for that position and now enjoyed the position of telling one and all, “go fuck yourself!” The NEW Obama frankly does not give a damn about what Republicans seek as legislation and he will make their lives miserable. In one sense, it has become “pay back time” for the president who was constantly impeded in his desires to pass legislation. For the past six years Republicans have been able to block passage of laws, and now the president with his power of the veto is giving then a taste of their own medicine.

The sad aspect of the new Obama is that this attitude would have resulted in greater victories for Obama if only he had behaved in this approach six years ago instead of giving in to Wall Street fears and threats. He should have told Wall Street to go fuck itself and protected those in need rather than making the rich more wealthy.

Waz Happening To Waze?

Confession: at age 84 the entire world of technology all too often bewilders me. I do not employ an apps since I lack the appility to app or zap anyone. Charles Beck, police chief of the Los Angeles police department is very upset about the use of Waze which apparently assists those seeking to track their road navigation in order to get someplace on time. “It is not always in the public’s interest to know where police are operating.” He believes that criminals are using this road navigation process to discover if their are police cars in their way. Let me get this thing straight:

1. If a mechanical device serves our needs, it also serves the needs of bad people. Therefore….

2. Does this mean we end travel by plane since planes allow criminals to escape more quickly?

3. So, what happens to social media the vehicle of terrorists all over the world?

If you desire the benefits of modern technology so do bad people!

Cuba Again In News

There is something rather strange occurring in the halls of Congress. On one hand, Marco Rubio, the son of those who fled the island of Cuba and Ted Cruz the Hispanic born in Canada seek to continue all restrictions on interactions with the evil folk who run Cuba. After all, if a policy that has been in place for seventy years has yet to bring about change in Cuba, who knows what will occur after another seventy years of doing nothing? A band of eight Republican and Democratic Senators are introducing legislation to dissolve restrictions on travel and trade with the Commies in Cuba. Why?

1. American farmers see a new place to sell their farm goods just off the shore of this nation.

2. American industrialists are confident they can sell and even build in Cuba. Consider the drop in costs for manufactures which are made a hundred miles away?

3. Young Cuban Americans want to have connections to their relatives on the island.

In the end, MONEY SPEAKS!

Mother Russia Demands Justice !

I assume those under the age of thirty have scant memories of the good old days when the Soviet Union existed and ruled over most of eastern Europe including the eastern region of Germany. That was the time when secret police in the “Democratic” part of Communist Germany made certain they knew what you thought or did twenty four hours of the day. In order to protect East Germans from the filth that was pouring out of West Germany they even constructed walls and fields of mines. Sergei Naryshkin who is a member of the Russian Duma is rather upset at criticism of his nation’s actions in Ukraine or Crimea. He, along with some other Duma folk, are demanding a new referendum in Germany since the unification of that nation took place without one. “Unlike the Crimea” in which there was a free vote supervised by the Russian army, the German people never had the opportunity to decide if they wanted to be united.

Sounds fair to me. Of course, the end result of such a vote would undoubtedly result in Vladimir Putin becoming head of Germany and providing those people of his wisdom and bravery. Then again, the people of the South in America never had a referendum to decide about becoming part of the Union. It was all done by force of arms.