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Turkey Twirls

During the past four years, the nation of Turkey has played a key role in conflicts raging in the Middle East. It supported the overthrow of President Assad, and opposed the entry of Iranian or Russian troops into the conflict. Ironically, just as it opposed the strong man regime of Assad, its then Prime Minister Recep Erdogan was endeavoring to become the all powerful ruler of Turkey.

On one hand, Erdogan wanted Assad removed, on the other hand, he opposed some of the groups fighting to get rid of Assad. In fact, Erdogan did nothing to prevent thousands of ISIS followers from entering his country and making their way to Syria. Ironically, it was simply a matter of time before ISIS began to target his government. There have been several suicide bomb attacks in Turkey. So,now,Erdogan is sending troops and tanks to fight ISIS. But, he opposes other anti-Assad groups.

One needs a score card to figure out who or what President Erdogan opposes. However, it is clear that he overwhelmingly supports getting more and more power to become the dictator of Turkey!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

If everybody in America is Great according to Donald, how come the US is not  A Great Nation?

Not a single Republican seeking office expresses a single word about the needs poor people.

Republicans insist the US paid “ransom” to Iran. This is the first time in history when the group seeking ransom wanted the other guys to pay them their own money in ransom.

So now, according to Republicans, Hillary is mentally unstable. Difficult to believe when a mentally unstable person charges others with being mentally unstable.

I wonder if in France one must take off the towel when in a steam bath to protect French values?

After a speech by Donald Trump I’m ready to listen with sympathy to Ryan Lochte. Ryan has such a soothing voice.

So Donald is going to get “95%” of  the black American vote. Sounds reasonable since Obama only got 93%.

There is one characteristic of Trump that is familiar to this New Yorker, he can’t utter a sentence without waving his arms.

I feel suddenly lost, no Olympic contests to watch, only men and women shouting about how we must vote.

Donald Meets Great People

Donald Trump sat down with Sean Hannity of Fox News to engage in a sophisticated dialogue concerning the American political situation. They eventually wandered onto the topic of Hispanics. As you recall, last year Donald Trump warned the American people to beware of hordes of Hispanic rapists and murderers swarming across our border and  heading straight for your home to rape your wife, your daughter, your mistress, and God knows who else.

Donald: I have a great meeting with great Hispanic leaders, and there certainly could be a softening, because we’re not looking to hurt people. We have such great people in this country. We have some great  people in this country.”

OK, We now know that we have  some Great people in this country.

OK, we now know that Donald has gobs and gobs of Hispanic friends who simply adore him.

I wonder if Donald Trump could actually express a single sentence without employing the word, GREAT!

Ooops, I forgot, we no longer have a Great Nation.

Save Morality In France!

There is a picture in daily newspapers of four French policemen standing over a Muslim woman on a beach in Nice, France. They are ordering her to TAKE OFF CLOTHES because it is against French law, it is against French values, for women to be on a beach and wearing lots of clothes. For most of my 85 years of life, the issue was that women were taking off TOO MANY CLOTHES ON A BEACH. But, apparently, I did not get the message.

These days in France, somehow, what one wears is a matter of national security. In a nation that has endured several terrorist attacks, how in the hell did they ever reach the conclusion that mistreating Muslim women will result in FEWER terrorist attacks? I thought that in a democracy, one had the right to go swimming wearing a bathing suit. The French had bought secularism to a new level of insanity!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

If stupidity was a crime, requiring deportation, this country finally would get rid of its Republicans.

Donald has “plans,” and Hillary has emails. Which of these two is the more boring story?

I must confess that Ryan Lochte does look sincere. However, he reminds me of the kid who mom found in the cookie jar.

How come Sanders and Trump people always talk about IMPORTS but not a word about EXPORTS?

Ironically, the Clinton model was Donald Trump–make gobs of money rather than the Jimmy Carter model of engaging in service to others–without any thought of pay.

Not a word from Donald about the fantastic performance of our Olympic squad–they certainly made Americans feel Great.

How come Great Britain almost passed the one billion Chinese in medals?

Trump supporters on CNN always refer to him as “Mr. Trump” while Clinton supporters frequently say, “Hillary.”

Trump went to Baton Rouge to hand out packages, for some reason, he just never got the urge to go to Vietnam and hand out bullets.

If being a  coward was a virtue, Donald Tump, the draft dodger during the Vietnam war would be a Saint.

I wonder why Donald Trump never once has cited his German ancestry.

Hillary –Just Shut UP!

These days the two most boring, the two most obnoxious stories about life in modern times is the tale of emails and the words of Ryan Lochte. Mr. Lochte can not cease repeating the word, “exaggerate” which somehow explains away his drunken episode that he and his buddies carried out in a Brazilian gas station. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton just cannot cease talking about her infamous emails. She now claims Colin Powell urged her to have a private server, he denies the story. Back to the merry-go-round of person A says X, while person B says Y.

Advice to Hillary Clinton:

1. Quietly, and loudly say: “I made a terrible mistake in having a private server. To tell the truth, I really did not know why I should have one,  but I went and got one.
2. As of this date, despite the constant clamor about emails, not a single email has emerged that indicated it was something important.

3. I repeat, I made a serious mistake.That is the bad news, the good news is there is no evidence any secret was obtained by foreign sources.

I learned my lesson. Never again any private server.

Trump Wants To Be Lincoln Republican!

Donald Trump has embraced the cause of African Americans, he is now a fervent supporter of Hispanics, and urges all to return to  the ideals and values of Lincoln Republicans. Yes, Donald has embraced Abraham Lincoln. Of course, it is doubtful if Trump has the faintest idea who or what Lincoln was or what were his values and goals. So, Donald, here is a primer on Abraham Lincoln.

1. Lincoln pushed through the Homestead Act which gave away 160 acres of free land to any American who wanted to homestead. In other words, Lincoln gave handouts to deadbeats.

2. The Lincoln government financed construction of the Intercontinental railroad. In other words, the GOVERNMENT built things and helped create jobs, NOT private enterprise.

3. Lincoln pushed through the first income tax. Years later, Republican President Theodore Roosevelt pushed for the Constitutional amendment to create the current income tax.

4. President Lincoln used power of the armed forces to crush white people who wanted to keep blacks in slavery.

5. Abraham Lincoln vigorously opposed the “Know Nothing Party” which wanted laws banning entry of Catholics, and restricting the rights of Catholics. Sort of like Donald’s ban on Muslims?

6.Obviously Lincoln believed in a strong FEDERAL government, and wanted restrictions on State governments.

In other words, Donald, your beliefs are the exact opposite of those of Abraham Lincoln.

Christian Terrorist Kills!

Once again Christian terrorists struck the innocent in America. Christian terrorist Derrick Ryan Dearman murdered five people in Alabama, but was caught in Mississippi. For some reason, American newspapers and TV commentators always mention the word,ISLAMIC, or MUSLIM when a person who is of the Muslim religion kills people. People like Bill Maher insist there is something “wrong” with the Muslim religion because some Muslims engage in acts of terrorism. Over and over again Maher must make the comment about “something is wrong with the Muslim religion”

Each year in America over 30,000 people die because of guns, the overwhelming majority are members of the CHRISTIAN religion. Twenty  years ago in Rwanda, Christians murdered 800,000 fellow Christians. In Christian nations of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania it is illegal for gays and lesbians to be who they are. In fact, in these Christian nations, albino children are murdered for their BODY PARTS! YES, this is done by  CHRISTIANS! Is there something wrong with Christianity?

Bombs Away In Turkey

The government of President Recep Erdogan is committed to the goal of ending democracy in Turkey. The so-called ‘coup’ attempt by soldiers has been crushed. Of course,no  one knows if this ‘coup’ was organized by President Erdogan as part of a plan to destroy opposition parties. He used this “coup’ as the means of arresting over 50,000 people,including members of the military, judges, lawyers,teachers,professors,deans of colleges,journalists and he made certain to close any and all opposition journals.  These steps were taken in order to “save democracy” from evil opponents of the president.

At the same time as seeking to end democracy, President Erdogan has stepped up his campaign to destroy the rights of Kurds in Turkey. He prefers to fight Kurdish soldiers who oppose Syrian President Assad even though Erdogan wants to end the regime of Assad. Yesterday, a 13 year old boy walked into a marriage ceremony of Kurds and blew himself up. Most probably by ISIS. In one word, Turkey has become a MESS!

What About Exports?

I listen carefully to the speeches of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Both are furious at the loss of “millions of high paying jobs to China.” Their assumption is the reason for decline of certain factory jobs is because business is taking their production to Asia, particularly, the evil China. Just think, we now produce clothes, shoes, assembly of computers and other such “high paying jobs” elsewhere but in America. For some reason, neither Sanders nor Trump ever mention the word, EXPORT.

In June this year, the United States EXPORTED $183 billion in goods to other nations. We IMPORTED, $227 billion from other countries. To simplify, if we ended import of goods from overseas, we might add about 4,000,000 jobs. Of course, since other nations would raise tariffs on our  goods, we might lose 3,000,000 jobs.

Shouting and screaming to rip up  trade deals gets the applause of millions. Unfortunately, if we do as Trump and Sanders urge, there might be millions of jobs lost by Americans. And,many of them would be high paying jobs!