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Donald Ready For Nuclear War

Most will not recall that during the Clinton -Trump debates, Hillary did raise the issue of whether Americans wanted Donald Trump’s fingers on the nuclear devices of our nation. Somehow, this minor point never received any attention since the media and the public were more interested in very important issues such as emails, past and present. More Americans paid attention to the words of warning from the FBI Director than who should be responsible for control, for development or  use of nuclear weapons.

Donald Trump suddenly has introduced a topic that every American president since Harry Truman in 1952 agued for control and disarmament as keys to peace in the  world. But,  Donald wants to investigate new paths towards peace. “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until the time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” As of this point only about seven nations have a nuclear device. So, the world would like to know what  President Trump means by “coming to its senses.”

The White Establishment

Bill O’Reilly, the man with a quick tongue and ability to write nonsensical books, has created a storm of anger. He charges that any attempt to challenge the Trump victory or seek a Constitutional change in the electoral system is really a dagger pointed to the hearts of those belonging to the White Establishment. He fervently believes in minority rule in order to protect the White Establishment. In fairness to Bill, he has, as of this date, never completely described who is or who belongs in the White Establishment.

I am born in 1930 at a time when the expression of a White Establishment meant those who belonged to the WASP -White Anglo Saxon Protestant– group. As a child of east European immigrants, I was not a WASP nor were my Catholic friends. I gather that Bill is now going to allow we former outcasts from the White Establishment to enter its hallowed grounds. Fantastic. Bill, do I need some sort of document to get in?

Oh, to be clear, a WASP was a male, no females allowed.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Donald Trump tweeted to the Chinese to KEEP our drone, why, I do not understand.

I wonder if there is a topic that Trump will NOT tweet about?

I daily fear the hordes of Hispanic rapists and wonder if I will be raped.

Is there a billionaire who will NOT get a job in the Trump Cabinet?

I still can not figure out which swamp Trump wants to drain.

One wonders if and when Donald Trump actually sleeps an entire night  through.

If Donald is  tweeting the entire night, when does he have sex with Melania?

Hordes Of Hispanic Murderers

It was just a few months or weeks ago that Donald Trump was warning America about the hordes of Mexican rapists, murderers, gangsters and God knows what other crime that soon would be showing up in YOUR  neighborhood. For some strange reason, I have not heard much about these criminals during the past month. I assume that either they have taken a pledge of being nice or they simply disappeared over the Rio Grande river. I guess Donald is more interested in defeating China, North Korea, or ISIS these days.

Anyway, we now have some statistics, and I do understand the word, ‘statistics’ just does not register very well among Trump supporters.A study by Ewing, Martinez, and Rambaut reveals the following facts.Roughly 1.6% of immigrants from ages 18-39 are incarcerated compared to 3.3% of native born Americans. In 2010, 10.7% of native born men  aged 18-39 without a high school  degree were incarcerated compared to 2.8% of Mexican immigrants.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Take away the word, FANTASTIC, and Trump is speechless.

One day, one day, Donald Trump will actually explain how America will become a Great Nation again.

I wonder if anyone could actually make a critical remark about Trump without resulting in emails galore about it?

I await Alec Baldwin being appointed to the Cabinet to end his satirical remarks about the president elect.

I wonder what goes through the mind of Mitt Romney these days, did he escape from a horrible end by never being selected as Secretary of State?

I doubt if Donald understands the word HOPE means an expectation of sanity in the leadership of the nation?

I guess for Michelle Obama the situation today is HOPELESS.

In the old days in the wild west, gunmen checked their guns when they came to town, today, billionaires check their wallets when appointed to a government position.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I wonder if there is a single topic that Trump would admit to not knowing about.

The new Trump administration is definitely a –family affair.

I still wonder which Cabinet position is set aside for his 12 year old grandson.

New name for the US Cabinet: The Billionaires Club?

Most Americans voted for the other gal, but the other guy won the election.

One must admit there is always something new from Donald Trump.

I wonder what the Bush family thinks these days about the Republican  party?

President Détente Of Philippines In Action

The people of the Philippines have President Duterte, and we have Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani. Duterte was mayor of the city of  Davao prior to becoming a president. While a mayor he gained a reputation of urging the killing of anyone connected with drugs, users as well as sellers. He gained fame for his efforts to wipe out the drug dealers and users. As he put it: “In Davo, I used got do it personally just to  show the guys(police officers) that I could do it. I was really seeking a confrontation so I could kill. ”

President Détente believes if a leader kills bad guys it sends a signal to police that if they murder someone, just say it was a “bad guy.” At least 3,000  people have been murdered–not killed–murdered. Fortunately, for we Americans, Donald Trump is a coward. The  only thing he can murder is the English language.

Polish Trumpians

There is increasing evidence that the Trump phenomenon is sweeping the world. In France, Marine Le Pen, heads a political party that wants to make France great again, and right wing anti-Muslim fanatics are gaining ground in Germany, and already  control Hungary. Poland for decades was led by political leaders seeking to create a modern democracy. But, Jaroslaww Kaczynski of the Justice Party wants to make Poland great again, by going backward in time.Since becoming president last year, he has instituted control over public TV and radio stations to ensure they  present the “truth”–as he defines it. Cultural groups such as theater of museums or art galleries only receive funding if they offer traditional pieces reflecting Poland’s cultural heritage. That means, furthering the Catholic church, opposing abortions, and, naturally, hating Muslims.

Ironically, the Justice party hates the European Union even though Poland has received $64 billion during the past five years to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. As always, workers vote to support these right wing parties even though the end result is worse conditions for workers.

Un Pleasant Facts For Trump

We inhabit an age in which most Americans rely upon lies, false stories and information that has no connection to reality. So, how about some FACTS:

1. US merchandise trade deficit % of GDP has fallen from: half of one percent in 1945 to one percent when George Bush became president in 2001 to 2% when George Bush  left office, AND it remained at 2% during the entire Obama term of office. Question: why no questions about  trade deficits while Bush was president?

2. In 2015, General Motors in China sold 372,000 cars in November while selling 253,000 cars in America.

3. Boeing has orders for planes in China over the next twenty years that constitute $500 BILLION.

4. China accounted for 60% of America’s soybean exports between 2003-2015.

5. Iran just signed an  agreement to purchase billions of dollars worth of Boeing airplanes.

6. The Peterson Institute estimates a tariff war with Mexico and China would result in the loss of 4.8 million American jobs.

7. At least one third of  parts going into “American” produced cars come from Mexico. Raise tariffs on goods from Mexico means raising prices on US made cars.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Finally, a president who knows more than the entire Intelligence community.

I wonder how Rudy Giuliani feels about being out smarted by Ben Carson, who  got the Cabinet position.

Then again, what happened to Ted Cruz, stuck in the US Senate where everyone hates him!

Snow always awakens the child in me, who so loved to make snowballs.

Whatever happened to the Trump policy to get rid of the Establishment?

Strange how  the deaths of children in Syria just becomes a norm for us.

Then again, here in Chicago, murder is now the new norm, 670 killed so far this year.