Category Archives: Asia

Afghanistan Forever And Never

Every so often I think about Afghanistan and the lost dreams of that invasion. As you recall, the US invaded Afghanistan, not only to seek out Osama bin Laden, but to end the tyrannical rule of Muslim fanatics who had imposed Sharia law and made life miserable for women, mainly in the cities. Prior to the arrival of the Taliban, most  urban Afghan women had rights to education and interesting careers. Well, the Taliban arrived, and that dream ended.

So, we Americans arrived, and George Bush had absolutely NO ideas concerning exactly what the US should or would do in the newly conquered areas. John  Sopko, the Inspector General for Afghanistan pointed out that after FIFTEEN YEARS, the place was in chaos. 700 schools are now closed. Corruption is the norm for what passes for government. Soldiers discover their guns or ammunition has been sold by superiors to–THE TALIBAN. Opium production is as high as it was prior to the arrival of American and NATO forces. So, what to do?

1. The US should purchase the entire opium crop, including paying farmers top price. That would damage the Taliban source of great wealth. Heck, we can burn the stuff–much cheaper than fighting the Taliban.

2. Transfer power to local big shots and accept the reality the central government simply can not win any war.

3. Retain the army in  few major cities and turn the rest of the country over to local clan leaders.

4. Of course, we could somehow uncover honest, efficient and clear thinking Afghan leaders. I doubt it.

Reality–we just failed in this example of nation building. It would have helped if President Bush had a plan. Then again, George is the older brother of Jeb, and we know how effective Jeb is as a thinker.

The Panama Papers

The world is being rocked by the release of the Panama Papers. This collection  of information contains 11.5 million files collected by the law firm of Mossack Foreseen in conjunction with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists(ICIJ). Among the revelations is:

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has  $2 billion trail of money which he did not obtain from just the President’s salary.

Some of his key assistants have offshore billion dollar funds

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has at least a billion.

Ukraine President Petro Porshenko has gobs of money.

Alaa Mubarak, son of the former President of Egypt has a few hundred million.

Heck, even the father of British PM David Cameron has gobs of money stashed in the Bahamas and never pays taxes.

Did you ever get the feeling the wealthy lead lives that are somewhat different from ours?

Take Shit Out Of Equation

The state of Maharashtra in India has announced new rules  pertaining to political candidates for local village elections.  Anyone running for office must produce evidence they have access to a toilet. Perhaps, we need laws such as this one in the current process to determine who will run for the presidency.

1. How about a law that during any speech, stating more than five lies in two paragraphs will result in a giant arm that will grab the candidate and dump him a pool of water?

2. Each candidate prior to a speech must produce at least one pound of shit from their body  in order to demonstrate they are not completely full of bullshit.

3. Donald Trump will only be interviewed by women who are not into a menstrual period.

4. For each promise made by a candidate on any issue, they must produce a pound of their own shit if the promise is logically impossible to be achieved.

5. We could have a debate in which each candidate provides their latest shit. The one with the largest shit gets the delegates from the state having a primary. Of course,this means Donald is the shit-down winer!

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

From George Washington to Donald Trump disproves the concept of evolution.

At one Republican debate I expect a real good food fight.

Anderson Cooper had no right to term Trump’s comment that of a five year old, it definitely was that of a four year old.

The real mystery of life is why so many guys and gals want to blow themselves up and go to heaven. It’s the END of life, guys.

Am I the only one who  has never seen a Kardashian?

Just a few more days to baseball where there always is a winner and a loser.

Strange, no one these days ever mentions, Afghanistan.

Letter From An Unknown Writer

President Xi Jinping of China is very upset. There are things that one does not do in the Communist nation of China, and one of them is to write letters accusing the head honcho of China of failing to respect democracy in his own nation. This anonymous letter has resulted in massive searches and imprisonment of people as China’s security apparatus seeks to uncover this threat to the  very existence of China’s society and government. As of this moment, no one has come forth admitting to this dastardly crime against humanity. In a spirit of fairness to our Chinese readers we offer some possibilities:

1. One might check all those in China who are capable of writing a letter.

2. Donald Trump is a likely candidate, after all, he already has threatened to wipe out Xi Jinping once they are in a room together negotiating.

3. Ted Cruz who believes that anything Donald can do, he can do better. After all, he did go to Harvard and did learn how to write letters. Of course, he never took a science course and that is why he always makes certain people know,”I am not a scientist.”

4.Of course,the President should be happy it is a letter and not a letter bomb from ISIS.

If this is the concern over a letter,what do these security guys do with a book!

Pakistan Harvests Its Terror

During the 1990s when Afghanistan was in chaos following the defeat of Russian forces and collapse of a Communist government, the Inter Services Intelligence of Pakistan–their version of the CIA decided to organize a new terrorist group known as the Taliban and send them into Afghanistan in order to restore law and order. Of course, the “order” they restored was a strict version of Sharia law. Women were denied the right to work, let alone any human rights.

Fast forward twenty years and the terrorist created by the ISI have come back to haunt the nation of Pakistan. Hundreds were gathered at a park in Lahore when Taliban terrorists set off bombs. At least 69 are dead and hundreds wounded. Ironically, even today the ISI continues to  support the Taliban in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the people of Pakistan must endure the criminal acts of its own leaders!

Kim Jong Un On Donald Trump

We decided to request the advice on how to deal with Donald Trump from the Great Leader of North Korea–Kim Jong-un. Following is what the Great Leader told us about the Donald Man.

“I am a Great Leader so,who but me, would be able to discuss a Great Leader? You Americans continue to criticize my nation for beating up bad people, so, in this case, if we do, we are only doing what your Donald Trump wants All Americans to do with bad people. Donald wants to build a wall, have him visit my nation if he wants advice on securing the border. I can teach Mr. Trump how to secure any border.

Donald Trump  hates the media, why doesn’t he copy how we handle the media– say the wrong thing, and POW in the mouth. Then again, has Trump considered creating labor camps where members of the media and illegal immigrants learn the meaning of hard labor.

Frankly,I would welcome an encounter with the Trump man. We can swap stories as to who can build the biggest wall, who can boast about who  is the smartest person or who can fuck the most women. Sorry, Donald, I win that one hands down!

Now, if Donald would visit my country we can provide him an experience in being an immigrant by sending him off to a nice pleasant labor camp.

A Push Of The Button

We Americans are having such a wonderful time making jokes and laughing at the nightly clown act performed by the Republican party that we forget there are some clowns out there in the real world who not only are funny, but dangerous. There is no question that Kim Jong-un has won the Most Nutty Person on planet Earth this year or in recent times. He is upset because South Korea is using loud speakers to attack his performance as Head Dictator of the moment. He increasingly is becoming very angry because the media only talks about a red headed idiot who shouts and screams.

So, Kim, informed the world, He threatened to “push the buttons” on his alleged atomic weapons and “annihilate” the United States and South Korea. He specifically warned that he would wipe out Washington D.C. I guess this is good news for Republicans who hate everything in Washington D.C. Have any Republicans considered running Kim Jong-un for president:

1, He can out threaten Donald Trump any day of the year.

2. He reportedly has a sound,large working penis. So, when he says, ‘piss on you,” run for the exits.

3. He sure does hate Washington D.C.

Schmuck Of Year Award

Each month we award a special trophy to an American who proves the American dream still lives on. We are interested in Americans who defy the ordinary and seek to achieve new goals that escape the ordinary mind. So, here is to OTTO WARMBIER of the great state of Virginia. Otto  belonged to a thing called the Friendship United Methodist Church, and was friends with a young woman. So, she issued a challenge to the young man.

He flew to North Korea as a tourist. Took a room in a hotel and proceeded to steal a North Korean banner as he had promised the young women he would do. She, in turn promised to buy him a car and, if he was detained, give his family $200,000. Well, Otto was arrested, and forced on television to confess his crime. You know, he had planned to overthrow the North Korean government. Well, Otto is now crying, he faces jail time in North Korea and I have absolutely no knowledge as to what this idiot girl will do about the money.

P.S. Why does the US government allowed idiots to travel to North Korea?

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

Ah, for the glorious days of another Donald, Rumsfeld, that is.

One must admit that Dick Cheney looks better and better these days.

The problem is not Donald Trump, it is that millions of Americans actually believe he has a single intelligent idea.

Sorry, the current mess is PARTLY the result of a president who never talks with the American people about issues.

Then again, who does Barack Obama talk with?

Sorry, Black Lives Matter folks, Martin Luther King was concerned about ALL LIVES.

I have no idea how people in Syria survive this madness.

We have become a nation of slogans rather than solutions.

What passes for religion these days is a bunch of old guys with old ideas that make no sense.

The most abused word in the English language is –racism.

I wonder what the Bush family talks about these days.