Category Archives: US Foreign Policy

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

Only Republicans would play political games when defeating the Zika virus is at stake.

I wonder how many British folks are asking, ‘what the hell did we just do?’

Among the great battles in American history will be Gettysburg, the Battle of the Bulge and Benghazi.

Only Republicans worry about the death of four people, of course, the hundred of thousands dying because  of poor health is not their concern.

Justice Kennedy is a real Kennedy–sometimes!

Whatever happened to Ted Cruz, is he still standing tall for America?

I guess many workers in America believe a billionaire is concerned about their economic interests.

 

So, What About Bernie?

We have entered a silent moment in the political situation within the United States of America. Donald is doing something, although he sure is not gathering millions and millions of dollars. Then again, he is the Greatest Business man alive on this planet. Off in the wings of politics stands Bernie Sanders, a man who achieved incredible fame for speaking words of anger. Then again, this is the era of “saying it like it is.” In other words, uttering words about what one will do even though there is scant possibility it can be done.

Bernie is at a crossroads. He has spent his life on the outer fringes of any political party. He is an Independent. The good news of being an Independent is that one does not owe anyone anything. The  bad news about being an Independent is that one never really gets any laws passed that would indicate one IS doing something. Bernie can become one of the most important figures in modern American history by working his damn butt off to defeat Trump and get Democrats elected to Congress. THAT is his major task!

Benghazi Forever

There is no doubt the last and final words of every Republican will be: BENGHAZI and Hillary. Another of the never ending reports about the greatest tragedy to befall the American nation which resulted in the loss of FOUR people, deserves study after study. Naturally, the report identified “tragic failure of leadership” on the part of the Secretary of State. It really is amazing that a Secretary of State is not aware of security issues at embassy in Zambia or Nepal. Why is the question? Why  isn’t the Secretary of State up to date on all of the 125 embassies throughout the world? What the hell does she do with her time?

If we adopt the Republican theory of responsibility for any and all tragedies suffered by those who serve in government positions, then:

In 1985 over 200 Marines died in a suicide attack in Lebanon. Ronald Reagan was president so he is responsible. Perhaps, it is time to change the name of the airport in Washington D.C. How can we name an airport after the person responsible for the death of 240 Marines!

I will not mention the 4,000 dead American soldiers who died because George Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction.

I’m Nigel Farage!

I’m Nigel Farage, and you’re not. I’m the blooming guy who got merry  old England away from those bloody foreign animals who want to over run our beloved country. I’m Nigel Farage and your one of those Eyetalian wogs or wine drinking cowardly frogs from  France. I’m the guy who is going to make England a great nation again. Sorry Donald, I’m REALLY the greatest leader in the world. I’m Nigel Farage and we people of England don’t need any bloody foreigners taking away our high paying jobs!

So,those bloody Icelandic football players beat us in the tournament, the reason is simple, our English spirit has been contaminated by all those foreign immigrants who take good jobs away from us shoveling shit and picking apples! Well, we English people are taking back those high paying jobs forever! And, don’t worry about stock markets and having foreign business leave England and return to the continent. Just remember, WE ARE ENGLISHMEN AND YOU ARE NOT!!

God bless the queen!

Revolution Has Arrived

Among the myths propagated by the media is that youth now has the power to determine the fate of the world. We constantly hear that youth is in charge of the world and they make decisions regarding what will happen. Brexit has shown a new power in the constellation of conflicting powers within society. Those voting to exit the European Union in England were white, from the working class, lacked college education, and were somewhat older than those who voted to remain. Those who opposed leaving were young, of diverse backgrounds,  college educated, and from the professional class.

In modern times, particularly in Europe, there is a growing sector of society that feels left behind. Those who wanted to exit, constitute that sector. They are similar to those in America who adhere to the Trump doctrine of making America “Great Again.” America is a great nation, and those with college education are succeeding to a greater degree than those who have only high school degrees. We are an unbalanced society in which their is an upper economic class that lives off the hard work of many people who simply feel left out.

Groups such as ‘Black Lives Matter’ have not yet realized there is also a group shouting, ‘White Lives Matter,’ and boy are they pissed off, and many have found heroes in Donald Trump and Ted Cruz

Blackness And Whiteness

Every so often the perennial argument as to whether only someone with a black skin has the right to comment on issues pertaining to those with white skins. However, rarely there any discussion as to whether only those with a white skin or only those who come from  Indian tribes or only those born in Japan can comment on issues pertaining to skin color or ethnic heritage. I am also quite upset because CNN and other commentators who hate Donald Trump insist on discussing Donald Trump even though they are not Donald Trump.

We need a new rule on the Internet or on social media or on TV that Donald Trump is the only one who can speak as to what Donald Trump means or actually  says. For example:

“I am going to make America Great Again” who else but Donald knows what “great’ refers to?

“I am going to ban any and all Muslims from entering this country.” OK, so you want to be a smart ass and ask if diplomats from Arab countries can enter Trump  America? Donald was very specific, “any and all.”

“I’m going to bring high paying jobs back to America.” Now, how in hell can some black liberal commentator know what Donald means? Only a white skinned Donald knows what Trump man believes.

OK, blacks comment on black issues and Donald comments on all other issues.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a twenty five year old mind trapped in an eighty five year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Trump choice: golf courses or President. Guess which he chooses?

If Trump becomes president, he sets a new record: first president to have been married three times.

If only English colonists did not allow foreign immigrants to arrive like those damn Germans, no Trump.

Now in season for NBA stars to determine their next team.

Play ‘Hamilton’ about a man interested in money, so what’s new in American politics?

As long as money determines where one goes to college, that is the ultimate Affirmative action decision.

I worry about the silence of the Bush family. Is there a young Bush on the political make?

 

ISIS In Retreat

Hardly a day goes by without a Republican complaining that ISIS is winning the war and it is all the fault of President Obama. John Mccain insists that if only Obama had maintained US troops in Iraq there would not be an ISIS. He insists that Obama left too soon. Actually, the date for US departure was set by PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH, not by Obama. Actually, President Obama offered to retain 10,000 troops but the Iraq government insisted that any US soldier guilty of a crime against an Iraqi would be tried in an Iraq court.

Gee, I wonder if John McCain would have accepted the trial of American soldiers in an Iraq court? The mess in Iraq is the fault of a Shiite government which as refused to allow the Sunni minority a voice in government– or in serving in the armed forces of the nation. Donald wants to “carpet bomb.” Here are the facts about ISIS in Iraq:

They have lost 40% of all land seized.

Fallujah has just fallen to Iraq troops.

Bombing already has destroyed at least 50% of their oil facilities.

Over ten thousand ISIS troops have been killed and thousands more have been wounded.

Pay of ISIS troops has been cut in half.

Sometimet this year Mosul will fall and this will mark the end of ISIS in Iraq.

Donald Trump On England

The people of England voted by 52% to 48% to separate from England. Donald Trump happened to be in Scotland to open a new golf course so he naturally had to offer his views on the vote. First, he naturally blamed Obama for the vote count since the President urged England to remain. “A lot of people don’t like him.” He went on to predict that “the American people will have a chance come November to declare their independence. Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies.”

Ironically, Donald told the people of Great Britain they were right to leave, and he made these comments in Scotland which voted over 60% to REMAIN. As always, Donald Trump will simplify the most complex issue and reduce it to nonsense. At this point there is no poll indicating Donald Trump will get 50% of the vote.

So Long For Now

There is no question that Donald Trump has an amazing capacity to make some people adore him, and to make some people feel revolted by his noise and clamor. George Will is a noted conservative who has been a life long member of the Republican party. After listening to the constant boasting and bombastic comments of Donald Trump, the conservative made clear “this is not my party.” He is shocked by the refusal of Paul Ryan to take a stand against a candidate who  does not believe in any conservative values.

He also offered a word of advice to Donald Trump. “Crowds are definitely  not a representative selection of the American people.” He made clear to fellow Republicans–“make sure that the loses. Cut your teeth for four years and win the    White House.”

Note the inability  of any Republican to utter the words –Hillary Clinton.