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Israel Lobby In US Congress

Historically, it is the responsibility of the United States Congress to focus on the national interests of their country, not that of the nation of Israel. After three decades of conflict with the nation of Iran, a group of five leading countries banded together to hammer out an agreement to cap Iran’s work on nuclear weapon development. It does place limits on this work, but to Senator Schumer and fellow Republicans and Democrats compelling Iran to halt work on nuclear weapons is selling out Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu terms the agreement an “historic mistake.” Israel President Shimon Peres disagrees, “the success or failure of the deal will be judged by results,not words.” Perhaps, Senator Schumer believes President Peres wants to sell out Israel?

Bibi Netanyahu has refused to work with Palestinians in order to reach an agreement. He has sabotaged the rights of Palestinians, he has insulted Palestinians, he has hampered a Palestinian government which seeks peace with Israel. THAT, is an “historic mistake!”

Come In, Says Iran

There is only one nation in the Middle East in possession of an atomic bomb and it’s name is not Iran. Israel has an atomic bomb, Israel refuses to allow UN inspectors into their facilities, Israel refuses to adhere to any international treaties pertaining to use of atomic weapons, and Israel is adamant that Iran must allow UN inspectors into their nuclear facilities. The government of Iran has agreed to allow inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) to enter long-unseen nuclear sites -the key Gchine uranimum mine and a heavy-water reactor in Arak.

Talks have broken down between Iran and the six world powers. France wants the Arak reactor to completely shut down. The IAEA insists:”it is forseen that Iran’s cooperation will include providing the IAEA with timely information about its nuclear facilities.” I wonder if a similar request should be made to Israel?

McCain To Alexander-Resign!

Senator John McCain is still furious at actions by the National Security Agency which has intruded into the lives of Americans and made a mockery of our Constitutional rights to privacy. He said that Keith Alexander who heads the agency should assume responsibility for these violations of American rights. After all, Edward Snowden revealed thousands of documents under the watch of Alexander. As McCain noted: “we have a contractor employee, not a government employee, who has access to information which is, when revealed damaging to the standing prestige of the United States and our relations with some of our best friends.” He also poses: “why did Edward Snowden have that information?”

The entire episode is simply a combination of violation of human rights and an example of incompetence. The NSA might begin by restricing “secret information” to a small group. If hundreds of thousands have access, then “secret information” is no longer “secret.”

P.S. McCain also suggested that President Obama might apologize to world leaders for snooping into their private lives.

Sickness Is An American Right

The Republican party is very upset at the black dude who resides in the White House. They insist that every American is entitled to the right to get sick without the government interfering by forcing them to get well. Check the Constitution. We have the right to own a gun and we have the right to own how we deal with illness. Congressman John Boehner is going to fight for the rights of Americans to illness. Tea Party Republicans have some demands: end the Affordable Care Act, change our tax code to protect job creators, support the Keystone projectand many other such needs if America is once again to be a free nation. The US Senate will pass a bill that prevents defunding the Affordable Care Act. President Obama has made clear: “the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”

The bottom line is that Republicans have a great fear–if people like having medical insurance, they will not support Republicans who do not like health insurance. Solutiion-deny them the right to health insurance so they can die earlier. This farce will continue. The ultimate Republican nightmare is having people get connected to health insurance, become healthier and finally realize the only Republican concern is protecting those with wealth.


Senator Ted Cruz of the great state of Texas is furious at the Democratic party.He claims that Senator Harry Reid “was using the threat of default to force Obamacare on the American people.” He went on to argue: “we could have avoided the spectre of and the countdown clock would disappear but(Senate majority leader) Reid would rather risk a government shutdown because he supports a law called Obamacare.” Let me get this clear. The United States Congress passed a bill that was signed into law and members of Congress are obeying the law.Huh? Oh, Senator Cruz argues the law was only supported by Democrats which means it is not legally voted into existence. There is something in the United States Constitution which says a bill only becomes a law if both parties vote for it.

Senator Cruz graduated from Harvard. I gather the Harvard Law School teaches an interesting approach to Constitutional law. Who is this nut??

Seventeenth Century Republican Party In Power

There are moments in 21st century life for a person who is trapped in the United States of America when one is left wondering how he got trapped in the past. I am often left with the feeling that we Americans in 2013 have been trapped in a time warp that left us stranded in the 17th century. How could men like Senator Cruz of Texas who graduated from Harvard with honors actually claim to be “educated?” They deny global change which some how is termed a “liberal idea” and argue the world is doing OK and just leave it alone. President Obama proposed to create an UNPAID position of “science laureate”of America who would travel around the country attempting to inspire children to become scientists. Republicans denounced this idea because it would lead to someone representing the American government who actually belives there is such a thing as “climate change!!”

The American Conservative Union(ACU) fears a scientist traveling the nation urging study of science is the first step toward the end of democracy in our fair land. Larry Hart of the ACU is worried that such a position is based on the concept that “science should serve political ends on such issues as climate change and regulation of greenhouse gases.”

It is now clear the Republican party of Teddy Roosevelt or Dwight Eisenhower who was the first president to push for science education has become the party of the Flintstones!

Silence Is Golden

It was 9/11 yesterday and the president of the United States and Republican leaders decided to remain silent about this day and its past. We did not hear wise words of wisdom from former President George Bush,not a word about how the Surge under General Petraeus would end violence in the land of Iraq. President Barack Obama placed is hand over his heart and sealed his lips. No more words about drawing lines in the sand, no more defiant words that “if you do X, then I will do, Y.” Silence, silence. Those dead are no longer in the minds of Americans. Heck, Apple just released a new iPhone and it has neat new things to play with. Republicans understand the number one issue in the world is our DEBT. OK, so the USA has had a debt 90% of its history, but to have a debt today means the end of the American dream.

We Americans are in the silent mode. No promises to end poverty or disease or to ensure that people actually have access to medical care. The solution for all problems in Republican America is to do nothing and each week repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Michael Douglas And Catherine Zeta-Jones

I understand there are people in the United States of America, in India, in China and certainly in the European Union who are concerned about world events. I gather something is going on in a place named Syria and there is some commotion in the city of Cairo. Oh,some men and women in Washington D.C. are busily voting, once again,about some health insurance law that was passed three years ago, but after 35 times I must admit to no longer paying any attention. At this moment in time, the most important news event in my life was a report that actor Michael Douglas and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones are separated. Now, this is the news which captures the interest of we Americans. Oh,a few people are upset in this damn place called Syria, but how can an event in sucha faraway place really match the importance of Michael and Catherine splitting up?

I can sleep very soundly if a few bombs are dropped in Syria or the Egyptian army shoots up a few places, but how can I go to bed and get a good sleep if Douglas and Jones no longer share a bed??

Next Syrian War

There currently is a war taking place in a country that goes by the name of-Syria. This nation is provided weapons and missiles and planes in order to attack the people of Syria because the government of Syria wants to protect the country of Syria against enemies of the government. In the name of peace and order, the government of Syria has murdered over 100,000 Syirans. The government has even used chemical weapons to kill its own people. The result is that the European Union and the United States are considering responding with an air assault. So, what might happen if outside forces attack the Syrian government. Please follow closely:

1. If Syria attacks Israel which has been on the sidelines, then Israel has promised to blast away at Syria.

2. This would lead to Hezbollah in Lebanon to send thousands of missiles into Israel

3. This would result in the US sending missiles into Lebanon and Syria.

4. This would lead Israel to send more missiles into Syria or Lebanon or the Gaza Strip.

5. This would lead the European Union sending missiles into Syria and maybe Lebanon.

6. This would lead Russia and Iran to send missiles to Syria and Hezbollah which would use them to send missiles into Israel and wherever.

The end result would undoubtedly be peace?

Be Republican Or Else!

The Republican Party is upset because CNN and NBC News have developed a mimi-series dealing with the life of Hillary Clinton. The RNC has issue a warning to these organizations that punishment awaits any network with produces a series about the life of an important Democrat. Let me get this right:

There has been a mini-series about the life of Ronald Reagan.

There has been a mini-series about the life of John Kennedy.

Sarah Palin has appeared on her own TV show.

There have been movies about George Bush.

As of this date,t the Republican National Committee has not issued threats about these events. I wonder why?