Category Archives: Muslims

Your Land Is My Land

Forty nine years ago, the Israel army defeated Jordanian troops and took possession of an area known as the West Bank. The United Nations in 1948 divided the then Mandate of Palestine into the state of Israel and a supposed state of Palestine. Jordan took possession of an area known as the West Bank, and after its defeat in 1967, Israel soldiers took control of the area. It was assumed that eventually, this area would become part of a state of Palestine.

Jewish settlers rushed into the West Bank claiming that God himself had promised this area to Jews. In an area known as Amona, Jewish settlers seize land owned by Palestinians and proclaimed the land belonged to them. The Geneva Convention states that “an occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” There are reports the Israel government of Prime Minister Netanyahu will incorporate this area of the West Bank into the nation of Israel. A clear violation of the Geneva Convention–which Israel agreed to honor.

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

The Republican coup in North Carolina exemplifies the death of democracy in this nation.

Hate and anger are now normal in American politics.

Who would doubt that Donald Trump is capable of ruling by decree?

First time in American politics we elected a family rather than a person as our president.

I would love to hear the conversation between Trump and Putin when they finally meet.

How many Americans realized they voted for Putin as our next leader?

God should have provided a third hand to scratch the back.

I wonder how Trump will handle his first crisis as president, promise to make America a Great Nation Again?

We Americans have met the enemy and he is US.

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?

NEVER AGAIN MEANS, NEVER AGAIN

Anyone familiar withe the infamous Holocaust knows  what the expression, NEVER AGAIN means. The words originally meant that never again would Jews be subjected to brutality and murder. Over the years the expression has come to mean, NEVER AGAIN would ANY group of people be murdered while the world stood by idly never lifting a hand to halt the slaughter of the innocent. Today in Aleppo, thousands are being murdered, no, not killed, MURDERED. The world media reports scenes of these deaths,and people utter words of sorrow, but no government has taken steps to aid the  people of Aleppo who are being murdered.

The Jerusalem Post has asked the Israel government to offer refuge to some of those fleeing Aleppo. Such action would ensure the expression, NEVER AGAIN, lived on in the 21st century. Of all the nations in the world which MUST offer refuge to the people of Aleppo,it logically is the state of Israel. Unfortunately, with the arrival of Donald Trump,the expression, NEVER AGAIN means, Never Again will wealthy people have to pay taxes on their wealth.

Hacking, The New Politics?

There has been a consistent agreement in American politics that we Americans decide who are our representatives and president. Despite claims by Donald Trump, (a) there was no Russian hacking, (b) if there was, the “millions who voted illegally” means that I won the popular vote,” we are still left with the reality of a foreign government making political decisions for the American people. Ironically, it WAS illegal activities that decided the election, and, again ironically, the illegal activities AIDED THE CAMPAIGN OF DONALD TRUMP.

The question at this moment is how does America proceed? Senators Lindsay Graham, John McCain and even Mitch McDonnell desire an investigation into the hacking activities of the Russian government. Lindsay Graham put it succinctly, today it was the Democrats, tomorrow it will be Republicans. This is not subject to debate, free elections by the American people require that only Americans decide the election outcome.

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

So, did Donald  want Mitt to get on his knees and apologize?

I still am confused why Ben Carson  did not become Secretary of State, he knew how to separate twins joined at birth, so which problem  could he fail to solve?

I wonder what Rudy Giuliani is shouting about these days?

The Holocaust expression, Never Again, is now, AGAIN.

Trump has made America Great Again by being Silent Again when people are murdered.

Illegal immigrants murder ONE person while native born Americans have murdered 660 here in Chicago, so who is the problem?

Fascinating how Lindsay Graham has become the moral voice of Republicans, he wants the truth about  Russian hacking.

Aleppo

What can one say about Aleppo that already has not been stated? The horror of this event lives on in the minds and hearts of all decent people.  There are two nations that are most responsible for this event–Iran and Russia. And, who will be our next Secretary of State–Rex Tillerson of ExxonMobil,the man who has spent twenty  years sucking up to Vladimir Putin and the thugs who are proud of assisting President Assad in the murder of hundreds of thousands. Those who teach about the Holocaust pose the question–why did the world stand by and allow the murder of six million Jews? We have just stood by and witnessed the murder of hundreds of thousands, including children, and were silent.

Appointing Rex Tillerson as our Secretary of State would simply reward one who, in one way or another, aided those who murdered the innocent. We cannot allow this ally of death to become our spokesperson since he has demonstrated disregard for human rights. If one lies down with murderers, one is a murderer.

Who Next To Destroy US Government

One must admit that Donald Trump does have a unique approach in deciding who should be in his Cabinet. Historically, presidents selected individuals who have  SOME knowledge of the Department they would head, but, leave in to Donald to create a new approach to who should lead a government department.

Ben Carson, former surgeon, now heads Housing and Development, about which his only experience is that he once lived in public housing.

Andrew Ruzder, a CEO of Hardee;s now heads the Labor Department, and insists that more raises in minimum wages  would destroy the economy.

Back in 2012 when Rick Perry sought the nomination for president, he made a famous speech that dealt with Cabinet positions. “It’s three agencies of government when I get there are gone: Commerce, Education, and the um, what’s the name of the third, the third. Let’s see. I can’t think, third, I can’t,  sorry.” Well, Rick, now you can think of it because you are the new Secretary of Energy. So, will you get yourself out of a job?

Oh, and Scott Pruit, the head of the EPA does not believe in climate change.

What next–Secretary of the Interior goes to a house designer, isn’t that what the Interior Department handles?

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

Perhaps Donald should play with his toy soldiers instead of fooling around with China policy.

Will anyone at HUD know that Ben Carson runs it? If so, how?

Gee, I even feel sorry for loud  mouth betrayed Rudy  Giuliani, he will not have a chance to save America, again.

I suspect one has to provide evidence of possessing a billion dollars to get appointed to the Cabinet.

Rick Perry handling Energy is akin to having Ben Carson handling it.

I would so enjoy listening to the Bush family discuss Donald Trump.

Difficult choice for me: either hating the Dallas Cowboys or Donald Trump, which is a more intense hatred?

On Rex Tillerson As Secretary of State

Two months ago it was definite that Newt Gingrich would become the new Secretary of State if Trump won the election. Then, it became clear the choice would be Chris Christie, and then it was Rudy Giuliani, but time changes,and Donald Trump definitely was fixed on Mitt Romney, at least for a month, and then it became clear these men had not passed the Ivanka inspection, so dad had to find someone else.

Into the arena came a new name: Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon Mobil. Rex was awarded the Order of Friendship from Vladimir Putin, his company has dealing with Russian business operations. But, most important was that Tillerson can bring along to the State Department his own Exxon State Department. He already has people in place who know the “right people” in every nation. Of course, the “right people” are business leaders, and they share Donald’s love of the deal,and exchange of favors.

So, America, brace your self for plenty of business deals, lower wages for workers, higher profits for business, and, about that TRADE DEFICIT, who ever said that was an important goal of the Trump organization? The good times are here, we will have at least four years of Tillerson and his guys making deals about  business. Oh, about human rights? Prove that human rights increase profits, and the Trump folks are for it.