Category Archives: Judaism

The Art Of The Deal

Donald Trump  so enjoys noting that “his”book, The Art of the Deal has been a  best seller for years. In this book, he demonstrates his mastery of business, and can guarantee that anyone  who reads this brilliant piece of scholarship will, almost instantly, become successful in business, and in  life. Who knows, you men might wind up with three beautiful wives,and at least one hundred law suits filed by angry, losers who do not enjoy being  a loser.

Tony Schwartz in an article last month in The New Yorker revealed that Donald Trump did not write The Art of the Deal. Mr. Schwartz had written an article which described Trump as ” a ham-fisted thug who had not been successful in  evicting rent-controlled tenants.” Ordinarily, a person described in such tones would be furious, but not Donald. He called Schwartz and asked if he would ghost write a book, that book was The Art of the Deal. Proof that he had a ghost writer? Ordinarily, a ghost writer receives 10% of royalties, Mr.Schwartz received 50%.

Tony writes: “I genuinely believe if Trump wins  and gets the nuclear codes,there is an excellent possibility  it will lead to the end of civilization.”

The Danger of Words

Anyone who lived through the 1960s is quite familiar with the power of words to destroy. Within a ten year period, President John Kennedy was murdered, Malcolm X was killed, Martin Luther King was murdered, and two months later Robert Kennedy was murdered. Perhaps, perhaps, Donald Trump is oblivious to the danger of his words, I  am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. But, his nonstop shouting hate and anger toward Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton could easily be interpreted by some of the nut cases attending his rallies to blast away.

Yuval Rabin, son of former Israel Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin warned Americans of the danger of shouting hate. His father was killed by an Israel hater who was  urged on to hate by people like Benjamin Netanyahu. ‘Trumps’s  words are an incitement  to the type of political violence that touched me personally.” Netanyahu continued to claim Rabin was a “traitor” for seeking peace with Palestinians. One day, someone transformed those words into action. Will the same occur in America?

Donald Concerned About An Honest Election

Donald Trump is concerned about the need  for a fair and honest election this year. Right now his main concern is that he will get cheated in the state of Pennsylvania. “Because if we get cheated out of this election, if we keg cheated out of a win in  Pennsylvania, which is a vital state, especially when I know what is  happening here, folks,  we have to call up law enforcement,  and we have to call the sheriffs,  and the police…”

The latest polls indicate that Hillary Clinton has a nine  point lead in Pennsylvania. Naturally, I have been informed by Trump officials, that this so called lead was created by crooked CNN polls and crooked national polls, and most probably if we could actually read ALL Clinton emails, the truth about how this crook is trying to steal the election  from Trump would finally emerge.

Donald, 31 of 50 Governors in the US are Republicans. I assume, since you have no knowledge of American history, no one has told you that States conduct the national election, not the Federal government. If anyone is going to steal this election, it is the Republican party!

The Rigged Election

Much as I dislike to admit, Donald Trump is right in claiming this election if rigged. He is absolutely correct in stating that he has no chance to win this presidential election. Of course, there is one minor problem in supporting the Trump claim–the person who is rigging the election is –DONALD TRUMP!  This man is doing every possible thing to ensure that he is defeated. Just about each day this important Republican or that important Republican, states they will never vote for Donald Trump.

In fairness to Donald, how can he have a fair shot at winning when so many Republicans fear and dislike him? All he has done for over a year is speak bluntly, OK, so, perhaps, just perhaps, a few of his words Might be misunderstood. Is that his  problem? Or is it the  problem of those who seek to destroy his candidacy? Mitt Romney was supported by 93% of Republican women, today, Donald is supported by 73%. Who is behind the plot to destroy his relationship with Republican women? None other than Crooked Hillary Clinton! It’s a staked deck against him!

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

I await Donald holding aloft a rifle and shouting–“off with her head!”

Ironically, every poll shows the vast majority of Americans want gun control laws, but they can not be passed.

The Republican party is on the road to a split up. Crazies vs thinkers.

Emails have created more political problems than phones ever did.

Rule of political life, never write insulting things, just say them.

Miracle in Chicago, a single day without someone getting shot.

Then again, miracle in America, a single day without someone getting shot.

Dealing With White Collar Crime

There are moments when discussing with people the issue of how to handle criminals, I must admit to being confused at normal reactions to crime. I am discussing crime that does not involve guns, that does not place anyone at physical threat, and certainly not sexual crime. Former Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison for political crime. As far as I can tell, no one was murdered, no one was hurt. Yes, many lost money or their jobs.

So, how to handle such crime?

1. Each year in prison costs about $40,000  a year. So Rod in jail will cost the taxpayers about $500,000. I suspect that after two years in jail, Rod wishes he had not done those crimes. How about three years working with the elderly or working with children? At least society is getting  some payback for the crimes he committed.

2. If there is no physical harm then sending someone to jail makes no sense. Why spend the money? Of course, if the goal is “revenge” it makes sense to send them to prison. But, shouldn’t the goal be rehabilitation? Why waste society resources rather than gaining resources from those who commit crime?

Reality: for most white collar crime, going to prison only teaches them how to commit more crimes!

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

These days Mitt Romney comes across as the Republican who cares about all people.

So, what ever happened to the “hordes of rapists?”

I so would love to have a conversation with Jeb Bush, and have him explain his current state of mind.

Trump defenders should be issued a daily score card as to how to defend the latest stupidity.

Someone should explain to Donald how to use hands while giving a speech.

Face it, regardless of how many times people speak to Donald about coming across as “presidential,” he can only be who he is.

If Paul Ryan had lost his primary, the entire Republican party would have gone after Trump!

Why  is it that Trump female defenders on CNN are all blondes?

A Clinton Economic Plan

So, Donal Trump has provided his economic plan. No surprises, just the same old trickle down theory of providing large tax cuts to the wealthy, and expecting huge economic growth and millions of “high paying jobs.”  This has been the Republican mantra for over three decades with scant evidence the famous “high paying jobs” will emerge.So, what for Hillary Clinton?

1. A huge infrastructure program to rebuild our crumbling roads, bridges, and subways, and pipes that are rusting away.

2.  Invest in start up companies to foster innovation.

3. A new daycare program that provides for children a home away from home.

4. A new program to handle the growing elderly care needs.

5. Offer youth reduction in student debt in return for service to the nation-armed forces to work with the elderly to daycare and so on.

6. Revamp our broadband needs.

These are steps that would provide for our needs while providing good jobs for people.

Trumpian Economics

I do understand there are LIBERALS and SOCIALISTS who demean the character and idea of Donald Trump. However, Donald came out with an innovative idea to restore abundance to the American economy. He wants to give corporations  tax cuts,he wants to give parents tax credits for child care, and he wants to bring back MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of HIGH PAYING jobs to America. How can anyone fail to vote for a man with such fascinating ideas to restore the American economy? Of course, 48% of Americans do not pay federal taxes so they can’t get a tax break for child care. Has Donald considered financing construction of child care institutions that would offer low cost child care?

The New York Times interviewed a new Chinese reporter who will be covering national affairs in Washington D.C. She wondered why Americans wanted to bring back low paying factory jobs from China? She noted if high tariffs were placed in Chinese products, then American manufacturers would  send the work to Indonesia or Vietnam or some place in Africa.

Donald fervently believes that if business were given more tax cuts, they would use that money to hire workers. Why? Most probably,they would use the money to  purchase more technology and REDUCE  the number of workers. As always, Donald is in another world, not the world of twenty-first century economic activities.

Donald On Cabinet

Many mock Donald Trump for failure to conduct himself in a presidential manner. He was asked by Angela Davis as to who he would place in his Cabinet. Donald responded: “There are so many different ones  to choose. I can tell you everybody would say, ‘place Ivanka in it. Put Ivanka in it. You know that!” I assume there are other noteworthy people  he is considering:

Sarah Palin: Who else but Sarah could be the Secretary of the Interior than a fast shooting person who loves the outdoors?

There is always Chris Christie as Attorney General, he has experience dealing with the law.

Anyone of the Kardashians can handle the job of Secretary of Commerce, they know a lot about making money.

Newt Gingrich could be Secretary of Education, he knows a lot about how to marry women and educate children.

Donald Trump Jr. can handle the job of Secretary of State, he knows how to negotiate with dad.

Rudy Giuliani is perfect for Secretary of Defense, he already saved America after 9/11.