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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

In the Wild West, the code was for the sheriff not to shoot until the bad guy first reached for his gun.

Trump always has a plan, his plan is to have a plan.

Explain how this vulgar, hating  person is a candidate for president.

Imagine: the fate of our world depends upon a debate!

The horror of Syria is a metaphor to modern life.

Social media encourages words rather than specificity of plans.

Republicans blame Barack Obama for just about all ills in the world.

Imagine: Mitt Romney these days is a great candidate for president.

I would so love to be with the Bush family on Monday night.

Ted Cruz has one goal in life–to get  Power!

For police, the new slogan should be–shoot last.

There is such hate in the souls of Republicans these days.

Ah, these days, Canada looks like a  wonderful nation.

God definitely has taken a vacation from planet Earth.

Culture Of Police

Recent events make clear the importance of rethinking the basic core of police practices. In situation after situation,the scene is always the same. A group of cops are surrounding the “perp,” they confront a man in his late twenties or in middle age, they are shouting at the man, he appears to look somewhat bewildered,and then, one of the cops shoots the man. In other words, police have been trained to shoot first, and never attempt to talk down the suspect without concluding in death. So, what must be changed in police training:

1. The goal is always to ensure that death is the LAST option.

2. Talk can continue, talk enables the suspect an opportunity to save his life.

3. Police have to learn there are OPTIONS other than death.

4. In every tense situation, one does not have to assume the suspect will blast away with a gun.

5. The person being confronted is a SUSPECT, not a person out to kill anyone.

6. The goal at ALL times is to prevent death to anyone.

7. One cannot assume the suspect has a gun.

8. There is always the option of hitting the suspect in a leg.

9. Police must always be CALM.

10. Be proud and feel successful if the suspect is captured alive.

Donald Can End Violence

Finally, finally, Donald Trump has decided to end violence in this nation. After all, this kind, decent man has provided thousands of Great Jobs for African Americans, they can clean rooms in his hotel, they can be a bus boy, they can even wash windows. AND, they get paid the incredible wage of $7.25 an hour! But, when Donald saw  picture of people rioting, and destroying property, he decided it was time to end such behavior. He made clear that once he becomes president, any “attack on the poor will never be accepted in a Trump administration. Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the violent disrupters.”

So, step one in a Trump administration is to have “stop and frisk.” And, of course, the folks to be stopped and frisked are those disruptive black  people. How many white folks do you see being violent in the streets of our nation??

Let’s Sue Saudi Arabia

The United States Congress has passed a bill that would allow Americans whose families died in the9/11 attack to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. There is no doubt that important people in Saudi Arabia played some role in the attack. Osama bin Laden came from a family that was among the wealthiest people in the country. His dad gave him at least one hundred million dollars, and he used that money to foster terrorism in the world. So, what is wrong about allowing Americans to sue the government of Saudi Arabia?

It is common in the world for nations to be exempt from being sued. For example, there are thousands of people in the Middle East who have died as a result of American drone attacks, and incidents involving US military personnel. If Saudi Arabia can be sued, why not America? Of course, it would result in Palestinians suing the government of Israel for its illegal actions on the West Bank. Yes,the Saudi government has some responsibility for 9/11. Unfortunately,  the consequence of being able to sue a government has far reaching consequences.

Donald Wants Your Vote

I watched a Trump ad which discusses the goal of Donald Trump to make America Great Again. Naturally, I support the idea of America being Great, but am confused about the “again”comment. I did watch closely what the ad told me about Donald Trump.

1. He is a successful businessman. He creates jobs. OK, the only jobs that came across in this ad were –kitchen help, maids, guys who park cars, and people working gambling tables.

2. He wants to make America safe again.The assumption of the ad is that all America needs to be safe is for Donald Trump to say, he will make it safe.

3. There were a few clips of black skinned people. This undoubtedly proves that most African Americans support Trump.

4. Donald Trump wants to reduce government waste. I have now heard that promise from politicians since 1940. I assume this time, whatever we term, “waste” will disappear.

5. Donald Trump promised to be open about himself to voters.For some strange reason, not a word about his tax returns.

6. Donald loves children. Actually, not a word how he will display this love.

7, Donald loves women. He has the proof. Hillary only had one husband, he has  THREE wives!

Oh, I so love when he waves his hands to emphasize a point.

Riots Of Protest

As I watch CNN every so often there is some black guy or gal, who speaks in awe of Donald Trump as some sort of savior. Even as they speak,CNN is showing sights of black and white people in the streets protesting against the death of a black man. In most cases, the black man is, at some point, in a car. For one reason or another, the automobile is halted, the man leaves the car. In virtually all cases, the man is not brandishing a weapon. We ares shown pictures of a man walking away from cops, or holding his hands up in the air, or lying on the ground being searched by a  cop.

So, how come the end result of these actions is a shot to the body? I do not hate the police, I spent twenty years teaching cops about the  history of crime. Most are decent  people. BUT, there is within each police department, men and women who simply should not be allowed near a weapon that can kill people. So,  few suggestions:

1. Unless a shot was fired by the person who is considered a threat, use of tasers should be mandatory.

2. If the perp has his hands in the air, for God’s sake aim at his feet!

3. The use of rubber bullets can send a person to the ground. Why not use them?

4. FIRING A WEAPON AT AN UNARMED PERSON SHOULD BE THE LAST RESORT AFTER ALL OTHER STRATEGIES WERE EMPLOYED!

The Election About Nothing

My initial understanding that something called a ‘presidential election’ entered my consciousness in 1940 when I was ten. For the most part, this important election entailed  a conflict between two men–women had yet to become part of this conflict– and they  discussed important issues. The conduct of the Cold War, civil rights, right of people to  have unions, and economic policies that impacted the lives of most Americans.

For the life of me, I have no idea what this election is all about. Donald Trump argues for: Make America Great Again, get rid of Muslims, one way or another, crime is sweeping through the nation, we have to protect policemen from getting killed, and emails and Foundations– not his own. He is going to “wipe out ISIS.” But, as of this date, a month before ballots are cast, Mr. Trump has yet to outline ONE specific action other than: Build A Great Wall.

And yet, millions adore this man who wants to make America Great Again. Great  in which respect? The word, “again”implies the US is NOT a great nation. If not, then what is it? Trump supporters are without question the most ignorant group to ever exist in this nation. But, over and over, I wonder– HOW THE HELL DID WE GET IN THIS SITUATION?

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

A Trump supporter the  other day noted that Barack Obama was absent from the Oval office on 9/11. Why?

George H.W. Bush is an old fashioned Patriot.

Donald Trump is an old fashioned Coward.

I would so love to be a businessman these days selling products to Trump supporters, “Guys, I got this fantastic medicine that cures any illness.”

Too many Americans seek a rendezvous with stupidity.

I increasingly wonder what teachers teach about history these days in high school.

I so miss the wit of a John Kennedy as president.

Michelle Obama has become a fantastic first lady.

Reality With Capturing Terrorists

The recent episode in which Ahmad Rahami went nuts and wounded several people with his knife illustrates the reality confronting anyone who has responsibility  for security  in the United States. His father, Mohammad Rahami said:”Two years ago I go to the FBI because my son was doing bad.OH, they say, he’s OK, he’s clear, he’s not a terrorist.” Now,Donald Trump wants to know why the FBI refused to arrest this terrorist.

Note this terrorist was a naturalized citizen living in peace for over twenty years, having made friends who were NOT terrorists, and, to all intents, a normal, decent American citizen. For example, we are unable to prevent school shootings by normal Americans, we are not able to prevent the shooting deaths in Chicago of over 400 people so far this year. There is no such thing as “perfect” security. We inhabit the planet, Earth, which consists of a great many violent creatures. Such is life on this planet.

Donald Trump Jr. And Skittles

It becomes clearer and clearer each day there is something inherent in any and all Trump children that makes one wonder how along the way of life somehow, they missed out on the compassion feeling. I present the Trump Junior quote: “Let’s end the politically correct agenda that doesn’t put America first. If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.” Spoken like a true Trump.

!. As of this date there is NO example of a Syrian refugee in America committing a terrorist act.

2. There IS extensive investigation of any Syrian refugee prior to entering America.

3. As of this point  in time, fewer than ten thousand have arrived, most being women and children.

4. A significant percent are Syrian Christians, not Muslims.

5. What type  of human would compare people being murdered to a bowl of candy?

The most fascinating aspect of the Trumps is the complete lack of any sense of Christianity in their hearts. OH, I forgot that Ivanka was now a Jew, there is no example of any concept of Judaism in her heart.