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NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a twenty four year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I wonder if there is a stage large enough to hold all those seeking the Republican nomination?

Rick and Rick are now in the race, just guess their last names.

I wonder if Republicans could just give a test on American history to see if anyone of these clowns could pass it.

So, whatever happened to Sarah? How come she is not running? Think of book sales!

I have a hunch that Republicans would be better to wander down to Skid Row and select one of the drunks.

I so long for John McCain, at least he could complete a sentence without insulting someone.

What would happen to this country i f a clown was president?

Rick Is In Race

There is good news for America because former Governor Rick Perry is going to run for the presidency of our great land. “I am running for president because I know that our country’s best days are ahead of us. We need a president who has done the right thing.” Of course, it would help if the next president actually knew who was in his Cabinet, let alone knowing how many people he had to appoint to those positions. This is a man who has governed a state which has the most people without health insurance. This is the man who governed a state in which thousands were denied the right to vote due to his machinations in deciding who could or could not vote.

Oh, and Rick was indicted by a Grand Jury because he threatened to withhold funds from an anti-corruption unit unless its head resigned due to charges of drunk driving. She refused and no funds were allocated. Yup, we need this man who knows how to run a state. Anyway, it is just one more comedian on the stage of Republican comics seeking the nomination for president.

Jeb Bush Salutes Our Heroes!

I feel so reassured to know that at least one candidate of the Republican party refuses to abandon our admiration for the former government of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld. Jeb Bush wants the American people to know that “what I admire most about my brother was that he kept us safe. And I believe people will respect him for a long time because of that.” He also wants Republicans to know that he disagrees with Senator Rand Paul who wants to end government surveillance of our lives. “This is a matter of national security. We shouldn’t surrender the tools that keep us safe. It would be irresponsible. It would be reckless;” Mighty strong words in defense of the Bush-other Bush, that is– policy of defense against weapons of mass destruction.

I wonder what the five thousand Americans who died in this venture into nothing that had anything to do with terrorism feel now that they are dead. I wonder if the 40,000 who were wounded feel about being “saved” by President Bush feel about that caring effort. And, I wonder what the estimated 500,000 who returned with PTSD feel about being “saved” by George Bush? I have a hunch this campaign approach is a losing one.

What’s New In Republican Politics?

In order to speed up the process of this primary season which will last for over a year before we begin the event known as an election, we thought if might be interesting to offer a preview of what Republicans will be discussing during the coming months

1. Hillary Clinton is a closet lesbian. But, don’t get us wrong, some of our best friends are lesbians.

2. Bill Clinton is the secret lover of George Clooney.

3. At this very moment a giant tunnel is being constructed under the Pacific Ocean to transport Chinese soldiers in their invasion of America.

4. ISIS is behind the government of Iran.

5. Lower taxes, reduce the money coming into the government and raise military expenditures by $150 billion.

6. If elected, Senator Rand Paul will personally lead American troops into battle in Iran. His chief of staff will be Liam Neeson.

7. We need to repeal Obamacare and provide health insurance to those without. Just be patient, we will soon explain our plan.

8. Once Republicans are in control of the federal government the drought will end in California.

9. Unleash Wall Street and economic prosperity will rise for those earning $7.25 an hour, their wages will rise dramatically to $7.75 cents an hour.

10. Jesus will finally return knowing he will be greeted by the Koch brothers.

Conservatives Triumph And Conservatives Lose!

This is a story about two Conservative parties and two liberal parties. In England, the Labor party was crushed by Conservatives led by Prime Minister David Cameron. Most polls predicted that Labor and the Conservatives would both secure about 270 seats in Parliament. Cameron has imposed a bitter austerity package upon the British people and made it difficult for young people to even attend college. But, he and the majority of media outlets have been boasting for years that merry England is on the way to recovery. David Miliband, leader of the Labor Party is, most probably, the most inept speaker to run for the position of Prime Minister. He never made clear why Labor should be elected. And, in Scotland the Scottish National Party simply swept to victory gaining over 50 seats. The election was a Conservative victory and a liberal defeat.

Meanwhile in Alberta Province in Canda, Conservatives went from having 51 seats to eleven while the New Democratic Party went from 4 seats to 53 seats and assumed power. They had a program which attracted voters. So, what is the lesson for Hillary Clinton?

Identify FIVE KEY IDEAS AND REPEAT THEM OVER AND OVER! For example”

1. Interest rates on all college loans will be need.

2. The nation needs a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

3. We must rebuild our infrastructure and create hundreds of thousands of jobs.

4. We must create a path to citizenship.

5. We must work through diplomatics sources to assist Muslim nations to defeat terrorism.

Keep it simple, keep it clear and Conservatives will not win.

My Dream

There are moments when I dream of seeing a line of Republican candidates discussing their ideas for the United States of America. Some desire to see comedy on television, I desire to see comedy in real life. Just imagine the dialogue between Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz! I would cherish the idea of Marco Rubio once again standing up for Israel. Of course, does he even know where that country is located, let alone knowing that 20% of its citizens are Muslims or Christians. You know, he so loves Christians as long as they don’t challenge them Jews in Israel. Of course on the stage if one woman, you know, the woman who was fired for being incompetent by Hewlett Packard, but she now wants to get fired by the American people for being incompetent.

I do admire Rand Paul who once upon a time wanted to reduce the amount spent on military spending but after a session with Sheldon Adelson, realized that would men less money for Israel,the land he so loves. Then again, there is always Doctor Ben Carson who does not believe we humans could ever understand anything about a brain since God alone knows such stuff. Imagine him operating on my brain! Perhaps, we should line up this group and have them dance and sing. It would be more entertaining then anything they could say.

On with the show. America awaits this performance!

Sad Tale From Wall Street

There are moments in life that I feel so blessed to be able to survive on my Social Security pension. There are moments in which I feel humble and happy knowing that my income is so much better than those who have the misfortune to work on Wall Street. Few Americans understand how this body of men–and a few woman, and when I say, “few” it really is a few–work day and night to earn enough to feed their families each day of the week. Institutional Alpha magazine published a story which depicts the life and times of this brave group of hedge fund managers. “How bad was 2014? The 25 hedge fund managers on our annual rich list made a paltry $11.62 billion which was barely half of the $21 billion gained he previous year and roughly equal to what they took home during the nightmarish 2008.”

God, how can these men survive on such income? I am organizing a new Charity:

THE HEDGE FUND MANAGER SURVIVAL CHARITY. Please donate your income in order that this group of men can come home with the bacon for tonight’s meal!

P.S. I trust ministers, priests and rabbis will understand why these men simply can not contribute to their religion.

It’s Bombing Time

Ever since the dynamic trio of Bush/Cheny/Rumsfeld began wars in the Middle East it has become fashionable for other nations to get into the act of war. How can a nation earn respect in this area of the world unless it is launching planes into the air or dispatching war experts to train and arm soldiers? At this moment in time a whole lot of nations are headed toward Yemen in order to screw up those people. Of course in reality, what used to be termed the nation of YEMEN no longer exists. Just about every group from al-Qaeda to ISIS to Shiites or Sunnis or Saudi Arabia now vying to prove their ability to bomb, kill, destroy and devastate at least one big chunk of Yemen. Here is the scorecard:

1. The Houthis began as an independent Shiite group but their good work attracted the big league Iran team who decided to to make them part of the Iranian network.

2. President Selah who was supported by the USA is no longer on the team.

3. President Hadi who followed Saleh is now the rookie of the year and heading for the big leagues.

4. Saudi Arabia felt left out of sporting events and decided to enter their team. This team can mainly bomb and bomb and bomb. Of course, they have no idea who the hell they are killing except is certain hat hundreds of innocent civilians are dead.

5. The Houthi team hates al-Qaeda. The Saudi team hates al-Qaeda, but for some strange reason the old Yemen government and the new Saudi Arabian bombing team would rather fight one another than go after al-Qaeda which both hate.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Denmark,Copenhagen Post: “Come In From The Rain”

Some are wet in body and wet in spirit.

Canada,Toronto Star: “Missing Woman Found”

I assume she is no longer a missing woman.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Man Dumped At Psychiatric Center”

I hope his name was Vladimir Putin.

Norway, Norway Post: ‘Nontraditional Families”

These days for some that means a man and a woman.

Egypt, al-ahram: “South Sudan Peace Talks Collapse”

What else, it is in South Sudan?

Orthodox Jews Join Orthodox Muslims!

Among the most amazing developments of the twenty first century has been the growth of orthodoxy within Judaism and the Islamic religion. Both faiths increasingly have returned to the idea of thousands of years ago and both insist that God commands them to do this or that. Both insist that women are not the equal of males and both insist there is need for certain clothing arrangements in our daily lives. Orthodox political groups now dominate Israel politics, which enables them to take over land on the West Bank because “God” wants Jews to spread out over the entire area that used to be known as Palestine. Only rabbis can marry people in Israel, and Jews are not supposed to fall in love with Muslims. Orthodoxy means that religion is a factor in making decisions within Israel or within Muslim lands.

Ironically, Israel was founded by secular Jews who believed that religion should not control the lives of ordinary people. Something has happened to modern humans since so many insist that religion is the dominating issue of their lives. Of course, this attitude is not that of modern young Americans except for so many modern Jewish youth and the crazies who are known as the Tea Party. With God on their side followers can now understand how to live, how to hate, and how to ignore the reality of life. Orthodoxy always means follow the narrow path of thinking.