Category Archives: Religion

So, What Can Hillary Do?

The candidacy of Hillary Clinton is confronting some serious issues. She continues to emphasize her “experience” when large numbers of young people detest the word, “experience.” They, along with many Americans, want someone who does NOT have any experience because past experience is what got us into the current mess. Let me suggest to Hillary Clinton:

1. Focus on what must be done tomorrow.

2. Emphasize that she wants NEW approaches.

3. Instead of a “revolution” emphasize a New Deal Deal.

4. Be specific about issues such as Student Loan. For example, a president could lower the interest rate on loans.

5. Offer a Rolling Reform plan that would occur over a period of five or ten years.

6. Address the issue  of visas granted to highly educated foreign workers who are taking jobs from highly trained American educated workers.

Bernie Wants It All

The essence of the Sanders foreign policy is that American troops must never become involved in any aspect of “nation building.” He has a hard time envisioning a situation in which  the use of military force would be used.  After the debacle of Iraq and the horror of what is going on in Syria, it is difficult to  disagree with that point of view. The question posed is: “are there any situations in which America would employ military force?”

In the real world, a president  has to be prepared to use our military. Frankly, I do not know if that situation would be in the Middle East or some place else. A different question might be: “What type of military force could be used in the Middle East?

1. At present we are using our air force.

2. We are using Special Forces–small groups of highly trained soldiers.

3. We are sending members of the military  to train the Iraq army.

None of the above would lead to what happened in Iraq.

Marco Sounds Alarm About Terrorists!

America can rest easy today  because we finally have a candidate for president who is not trapped in political correctness. Marco is very upset because  President Obama gave  a speech in a mosque instead of a church.”Look at today: he gave a speech at a mosque. Oh, you know, implying  that there is discrimination against Muslims. Of c course there is discrimination in America of every kind. But the bigger issue is radical Islam And, by the way radical Islam is a threat to Muslims.”

Well, in his speech President Obama warned about radical Muslims who posed a threat to Muslims. So, let me get this straight–Marco Rubio is upset because President Obama made a speech to Muslims warning against radical Islamic terrorists. Sometimes when Marco makes  a speech it is difficult to get the point.

Oh, and Marco promised that if elected Hillary Clinton will go to prison for Benghazi to emails or something.

Jeb Bush–Please Applaud!

I am very  confused because so many politicians give speeches and people applaud without being informed when it was time to place their hands together and inform the speaker of approval for what he or she just said. I have absolutely no idea how this strange custom began in American politics. Jeb Bush, brother of George Bush was giving a speech in New Hampshire during which he spoke with passion and clarity about why he alone was the most intelligent person seeking the presidency. As we all know, mom and dad Bush always regarded Jeb as the bright son and were very disappointed that George somehow got the presidency that had been promised to Jeb.

Anyway,Jeb gave his presentation and was met with absolute silence. Since he is the bright son, Jeb decided to introduce an innovation to the political process. He quietly clapped his hands and said to the audience: ” How about some applause?” WOW! They had never heard such a brilliant idea from any political leader and immediately got their hands together.

First,they applauded him in New Hampshire and next they applauded him in South Carolina and soon all America was inundated with applause!

Rick, We Knew Ye Well

Four years ago on a dark and cloudy night, I first encountered a man from Pennsylvania who wore such incredible sweaters and spoke with a firm voice that most probably  had specifically been given to him by God. He so loved God and scarcely could utter a sentence without mentioning our Lord and thanking him for the bounty of life and supporting the Republican party.

Well, Rick Santorum once again informed America that he no longer would seek the office of President. This was a shock to me. I mean, here was a real Christian unlike the other people seeking the presidency. Sarah Palin might claim to be a Republican but Rick Santorum had wonderful children who never got in trouble. Imagine if America had such a father as head of this nation! Oh Rick,  we always turned to you when moral issues arose because only you could inform us what God thought about them. Only you communicated directly with the Big Guy up in the sky!

Rick, we will miss your wonderful stories and wonderful sweaters and your direct line to God!

Hillary Displays Warmth

Hillary Clinton is at her best with a small group in a town hall where she can allow her inner warmth to shine. She spent less time talking about her “experience” and a lot of time just talking about her inner self and how she cares about the American people.  There were no grandiose ideas put forth, just a lot of common sense. She made clear that at this moment in time the issue is building on what is rather than creating what we would love to be. She came across as a realist, a progressive, or if you prefer, a liberal.

Her best moment was when asked to promise not to send Americans into  harm’s way. Her response was that she could not make such a promise. That was the type of honesty that is missing from Bernie Sanders when he discusses foreign policy and certainly from the Trump crowd. If the US was bombed by North Korea it would mean thousands of Americans once again fighting in Korea. Such is reality.

Dreams, Dreams, Dreams

Bernie Sanders was in his best speaking mode last night. He promised the youth of America that if elected president he would end the nightmare of student debt. He also promised that college tuition would become an ancient idea since it would now be free. He promised each  and every American a free universal health care system that would end the nightmare of paying large drug bills. He promised to get each and every American a good paying job. Two questions:

1. How would any of these ideas get through a Republican dominated Congress?

2. Will the young people who want these things actually go out and vote, not just in 2016 but in 2018 to ensure that Democrats regain control of Congress?

I  am for all of these ideas. Reality is that at this point in history the best that can be done is to improve the Affordable Care Act, and to reduce interest rates on student loans. These are possible short term goals. The dreams of Bernie Sanders belong in the future–at least ten years from now–provided that youth votes to elect progressive congressmen!

Rand Paul Drops Out–Or In

During Republican debates there was one guy at the end with  sort of funny looking hair who stood virtually alone with a bored look as the other candidates shouted and screamed how they hated Obama, how they would rip to pieces Hillary Clinton and how they would cut taxes, provide jobs for all with  great pay and along the way wipe out ISIS and a few other terrorist groups without using one American soldier.

Senator Rand Paul attempted in his quiet ironic manner to poke fun at the nonsense that was coming from his alleged colleagues. He opposed “carpet bombing” desserts and wiping out ISIS with more planes dropping bombs on deserted area of Syria or Iraq. Essentially, he was ignored by  the Donald man and scoffed at by Cruz and Rubio who wanted to build a greater armed force.

Rand Paul is going home and will eventually return to the Senate where he again will be ignored. Such is the fate of any Republican who speaks with honesty and logic.

So Who Won In Iowa?

There is one certainty about  what happened in Iowa last week, someone gain the most votes and supposedly that was Ted Cruz. Naturally, whenever Ted Cruz is involved in any activity that relates to politics, there is need to take a step back and reflect on how he “won.” Donald Trump informed one and all last week that he really was the  person who won the primary because he came in second. Of course, Marco Rubio  also claimed victory for coming in third.

Suddenly, everything is up in the air. Donald Trump is now shouting FOUL! According to Donald: “Ted Cruz did not win in Iowa. He stole it: that is why  all the polls were wrong, and why he got more voted than anticipated. Bad!” It turns out the Cruz campaign sent emails to thousands of people informing them that  Ben Carson had dropped out of the race and guess who he wanted them to vote for? In addition,  voters received a “certificate” indicating they had to vote or else!

Ted Cruz now apologizes even after initially  blaming CNN for the misinformation. All Ben wanted to do was head home and get a change of clothes.

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 wonder if Ben Carson will return to cutting up bodies now that he has been cut up by Republican politicians?

Ted Cruz oozes anger and hate.

I really feel sorry these days for Jeb Bush, the bright  Bush son.

Donald becomes President and Mike Huckabee is his best servant in the White House.

Youth wants to be served but youth does not want to vote.

Actually, Martin O’Malley made a lot of sense.

Is Carly  Fiorina still alive?