Category Archives: Socialists

How About Many Candidates?

There is no question that Donald Trump WILL be a candidate for the presidency this year. It is impossible to imagine a situation in which Republicans select someone other than the Donald man for their candidate without Trump running as an independent. America must accept the reality  that the bull shit man who considers himself a political genius is raring and determined to be a candidate this year with the Republican party or without.

Imagine this scenario–Republicans nominate John Kasich as the only one left who has not shouted and screamed at the other candidates. Donald decides to run an an independent. Democrats nominate Bernie Sanders and suddenly the name of Michael Bloomberg enters the picture. Four white men seeking to become the president. The vote is split four ways.

Ah, but Ben Carson decides there is room for a black candidate and also decides to run. So, we go from four to five. Then,out of the blue, Ted Cruz is told by God Himself to run and save America from the godless folks seeking to run.The list could go on and on. Too bad Justice Scalia is no longer with us, since he was a Saint himself to Republicans, most probably he would have entered the race.

Oh, I forgot about Carly Fiorina!

Jim No Longer With Us

I understand there are many Americans who do not know who Jim Gilmore is, but future historians will hail this man as a symbol of what is right about America. Jim Gilmore was among those who decided to run for president in the year 2016. OK, so Jim never made it to center stage, but the important thing is that he wanted to be president. Then again, so did Ben Carson who made it to center stage and there are few Americans who have any idea as to what he said or why he said what he said.

Jim Gilmore was once a governor of the state of Virginia. Of course, he never offered the nation a Great Plan to wipe out ISIS or build any walls. He just mumbled his way to infinity. Perhaps, if Jim had Great Plans and could shout  and scream and insult, he might still be in the running to become president. He simply did not understand this is  the year to SHOUT AND THUNDER!

So, alas, Jim has disappeared into oblivion. As he wanders into never land, Jim will be wandering with Ben and Carly and Mike and Rick, and Rick, and Chris, and Rand, and shortly Marco.

God Bless you Jim, we never knew you well!

Bernie Has Dreams

Bernie won another one and he is all hot to trot down to South Carolina where many await hearing his dream to end income inequality and make poverty disappear from the world.  We can expect for the coming months Bernie to discuss his dreams of how America can once become a land that allows each and every person to get a good solid middle class life.

Actually, it is rather easy to accomplish this goal. Examine how Bernie will do it:

!. Bernie will propose and Congress will unanimously vote to raise the top tax rate to 70% of money over $1,000,000.

2. Bernie will propose and Congress will vote to pass a bill canceling all student debts. Pretty easy, just propose and Congress passes.

3.  Bernie will propose and Congress will pass a law that ends college tuition for all Americans–and any immigrants as well.

4. Bernie will propose and Congress will pass a law that ends stock manipulation and sends directly to jail any businessman who is below the law on any issue.

5. Bernie will propose and Congress will pass a bill ensuring the end of coal use in manufacturing. And, Congress will agree to any international agreements dealing with climate control.

Actually, it is very easy, just  present the bill and Republicans vote for it. Check past history if you doubt me!

So Who Is A Progressive?

Senator Bernie Sanders wants Democrats to know that he is the only “Progressive” running for the presidency. He uncovered some statements from Hillary Clinton in which she either said that she was a “moderate” or that she was a “Progressive.” According to Bernie, “you  are either a progressive or a moderate, you  can’t have it both ways.”

Well Bernie, it is clear that you do not know the origin of the word, “Progressive.” It originally was used by supporters of Republican Theodore Roosevelt who after being denied the Republican nomination, formed the Progressive Party and ran for president in 1912. Oh, Bernie, Teddie hated Socialism and argued that only a Progressive could wean working people from socialism. Bernie, “you are either a Progressive or a Socialist, you  can’t be both!

Chris Christie On Any Topic

During the Republican debate, Governor Chris Christie was asked about the criminal behavior of his staff in blocking lanes on the George Washington bridge. The Governor offered a powerful defense.

“I want to make on thing clear, as Governor I worked to end the corruption that I found from previous Democratic governments.  If I am elected President of this great nation, feel assured that I will protect the farmers of Iowa. I will make certain that not a single college graduate has any loans to pay off. I am a problem solver, unlike those on this stage who are US Senators spending their days  arguing about nothing. You raise the issue of immigrants, well, I am the only one who will end such  discussion by a  law that ensures those immigrants who do not belong here, head back to Mexico and those who are from Muslim nations are returned to the Muslim group who sent them here. I WILL protect our borders!!”

Donald Wins Again

Donald Trump has decided that to win an election in 2016 the best strategy is to do the unexpected. He refuses to adhere to traditional approaches since the American people are just fed up with the world in which they live. Many, not all, believe their nation is in dire straits and it is all the fault of those who have been in charge of the nation’s political leadership. So, Donald does the reverse. If the norm is to make certain one is in a debate, Trump uses the ploy of not coming to the debate and taking over the news for a few days.

Give the devil his due. He just refuses to behave like a politician and the result is he gains more and more support from a large section of the nation. So, tonight, Donald will be talking about veterans, and tomorrow he will be talking non-stop about what happened at the debate because he was not present. ON to the convention and God knows what he will do there!

Donald And Ben Are Upset!

A story in the Washington Post has aroused the anger of Donald Trump and Ben Carson. The story claims there is an organized process going on by some Republican leaders that would ensure neither one of these clowns is the candidate of their party in November, 2016. Ben told the media if this effort succeeds and a secret plot is successful that denies either Donald or him the prize of being the candidate for president, he is walking and taking those who support him elsewhere.

Donald was also quite upset. “I signed a pledge(to support the Republican candidate), but a pledge was a double deal and its supposed to be honorable. I’ve been hearing about secret closed-door meetings and I don’t like it.” So,comes next November are there three-or four- or God knows how many others running for president?

Venezuela Has Hope

After Hugo Chavez gained power in Venezuela he imposed what he termed to be a “Socialist”revolution in which those with wealth would pay to  ensure that poor people got a decent form of life. Somewhere along the road of this “Socialist” revolution things sort of went in the wrong direction.  After Chavez established his own form of kleptocracy in which those who claim to be “Socialists” simply took the wealth of middle and upper classes in order to enrich their own lives.

Fortunately, the people of Venezuela finally had a fair election for the National Assembly and  a Center-Right coalition won an overwhelming majority. President Nicolas Maduro  has promised to obey the voice of the  people. Frankly,we have doubts that  he will.  Maduro might  just claim those with wealth want to return to the good old days before the “Socialist” revolution. Venezuela needs a moderate government whose initial task is creating a viable economic system.

Death In Venezuela

In theory the nation of  Venezuela is a democratic society in which there are supposedly the semblance of free elections. Since this nation came under the control of Hugo Chavez the government  has existed for the right of his followers to continue in office. After his death, former bus driver  Nicolas Maduro became the president. An election is coming up next week and during the campaign, opposition leaders have wound up in  jail or beaten up.

Yesterday,  Luis Diaz, head of the Democratic Action Party was gunned down. Ten bullets hit his body. Just another casualty in the quest for power of Maduro. Oh, there will be an investigation.

Bernie Butts Into Hillary

At the Democratic debate Bernie Sanders sort of ran rings around Hillary on a few points. He is the only candidate pointing out that our military budget is higher than the next six national military budgets of other nations. Bernie made an important point– The task right now is to rethink how military funds are spent. The task is to create a new military force trained to fight insurgents rather than a military force trained to fight a traditional war with tanks and planes and nuclear weapons. We need an army which has small well trained special forces who are skilled in working against small groups of militants. Planes support such action, but planes are not going to engage in dog fights in the sky.

1. So, what type of air force is needed for future war?

2. What type of ground forces are need for such wars”

3. What type of weapons are needed for such wars?

4. How do we train our generals, how do we train our officers, and how do we train our soldiers?

Perhaps, fewer bucks but well aimed bucks will result in lower military expenditures??