What’s the Difference?
and Other Political Aspects


What’s the difference
between Them and Us?
Their scoundrels are imposed on them.
We elect ours.

You can force dictatorship on a population,
But you cannot force democracy on a population.

There’s not a bad side
and a good side.
There’s a worse side
and a better side.

It seems that the most important aspects
are often externals.

There are many who seek political shelter
under the wrong roof.

Inhumanity seldom leads to humanity
but invariably to more inhumanity.

Regretfully those who are oppressed
often end up emulating their oppressors.

Is Compassionate Conservatism
related to Communism with a Human Face?

Individuals may have the right to possess more
when others have something,
but they do not have the right to have much
when others have nothing.

The question that has to be asked
is whether those dedicated to a good cause
are as dedicated
as those who are dedicated to an evil cause.

Dictators who approach death
invariably murder at random.

Revolutionaries who murder women and children
are fighting for a world
in which it is decent and honorable
to murder women and children.

He who lives by the sword
will die by the sword –
in the meantime: Duck!

Your heart should be in the right place –
the same goes for you mind.

The question is –
do you need a lie to cling to
in order to face the future?

I regret that there’s no one in charge up there.
I’d like to have someone to blame for the mess.


Them and Us

We voted for Nixon
and got Kissinger,
who was even more versed in duplicity
than the man we voted for.

We voted for Bush and Cheney.
What’s the difference between them?
Dick was slick.

My foolish view:
Henry and Dick are the American
arch-villains of our time.

Henry (the Kiss of Death) Kissinger
and Dick (Darth Vader) Cheney.

Dick Cheney as Darth


It’s a Topsy-Turvy World


“There are alternate facts.”
– Kellyanne Conway,
not Eric Blair, alias George Orwell

Truth isn’t always truth.
It is somebody’s version of it.!”
– Rudy Giuliani
(What a lovely way to describe lies!)

You’re entitled to your own opinion,
but not your own facts.
– Daniel Patrick Moynihan


Divine Commands


God told Abraham that Isaac had to go, before reneging.

Bush fils also got commands from above, but there was no reneging:
“God told me to strike at al Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did.”
(Thus spoke George W. who went AWOL during the Vietnam War.)

The Middle East was a mess before Bush and the thousands of casualties he caused.

Is it less of a mess now?


Bowing and Bussing


Previously Obama and spouse bowed upon entering the royal ambiance.
But George W. had him beat. He held the royal hand and kissed the royal mouth.

And by the way, what’s the result of Bush’s Divine consultation?
“God told me to invade Iraq”

Where’s Iraq now? Gone with the wind, as is part of Syria.
Of course, the Advisor is to blame.

Franklyn D. allegedly said of Chiang Kai-shek, “He’s a bastard, but he’s our bastard!”

You could say of the Middle-Eastern royals. “They are barbarians,
but they are our barbarians.”

God told Abraham that Isaac had to go the way of all flesh on the express route – before reneging.

Bush fils also got a command from above, but there was no reneging



Bussing Bush


Michelle will never forgive the Birther-in-Chief Trump
for calling the location of his predecessor’s birth into question.

She grabbed her husband’s predecessor and planted a kiss on his sallow cheek.
He’s the man who invaded a Middle-Eastern country to displace a dictator and establish democracy there
Eeni- meenie-miney-mo!

George Bush fils set off the Sunni-Shia Song and Dance that is still going on
with ever-increasing intensity. It was the Dance of Death for four thousand Americana and hundreds of thousands Iraqis. Yes, he’s a real sweetie pie!

You might as well buss Deadeye Dick Cheney, or for that matter, Henry the Kiss-of-Death Kissinger



“Fine” Klu-Kluxers


During a Klu-Klux-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, August 11 to 12, 2017, civil rights activist Heather Heyer was killed when a Klu-Kluxer rammed his car into anti-fascist demonstrators.

Donald Trump comments: “You had people that were very fine people on both sides.”

Pastor Darrel Scott backs him up:” It seems we’re giving these counter-protesters a pass,” saying “let’s not act like they did not go with the intent to shut that protest down by any means necessary.”

(Actually, when there is a demo, the “Antifa” element comes onto the scene, ready to beat back!)

Yes, fellows you’ve got a point. In World War II, there were also “very fine people” in both the Axis and Allied sides.




Don the Predator


“I moved on her and I failed, I’ll admit it. I did try and fuck her. She was married….I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women. I just start kissing them.

It’s like a magnet. I just kiss, I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it.

You can do anything – grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”
– Trump, in 2005 at the age of 59.

This has been described by Trump and his supporters as merely “locker-room talk.”


Good for the Evangelicals


Yeah, Don might be a groper and worse, but he’s the right man for the Evangelicals. Yes, Evangelicals support this predator since he’s working to outlaw abortion.

If a lady gets pregnant after having been “predatated” by such a predator, it’s her tough luck.

Don is right there to bring the knitting needle back into play again and to bring back the backstreet abortion.

There are two elements here: the dirty talk and the description of sexual assault.
Dirty talk is a common male form of communication, like it or not!

In this instance, Trump was either engaging in „boasting,” or presenting an accurate account.

Assaulting women is a criminal act and perpetrators belong behind bars.

The wealthy and the famous cannot accommodate all the female fans that come at them with one thing in mind.

Why would anyone who has women constantly volunteering to bestow their favors on him try to “impose” themselves on others? The answer is simple. ‘Cause that’s the way they want it. It’s the predatory instinct.

Primitive millionaires and celebrities think that wealth and fame gives them the right to live out their despicable fantasies.

When money is no object, you don’t have to worry about shedding someone you want to shed.

Question: “What did you unload?”
Answer: “I unloaded a wife.”




Good Enough to Grope


Jessica Leeds tell of how she was ushered from economy into business class on a flight in the 1980’s to a seat next to our locker-talker. Don, true to his boasting, did his “locker room” bit and Ms. Leeds fled to her original seat.


Don the Mimic

„Oh, I was with Donald Trump in 1980,“ Trump said, mimicking Leeds‘ accusation. „I was sitting with him on an airplane, and he went after me on the plane!“
„Yeah, I’m going to go after you,“ Trump said dismissively, waving his arms. „Believe me – she would not be my first choice. That I can tell you!”
No, but since the stewardess brought her to the seat next our locker-room man,
he did his locker-room bit.

Yeah, she was good enough to grope, but she didn’t have the appeal of a porn star.
Rudi comes into the picture:
“I don’t think there’s a slight suspicion it’s true. I know Donald Trump. Look at his three wives! Beautiful women, classy women, women of great substance!” He names the lollapalooza in question and widens his eyes in disbelief.


Paternal Pride


Donald Trump: “My daughter is beautiful, Ivanka!”
Howard Stern: “By the way, your daughter –“
Trump: “She’s beautiful.”
Stern: “Can I say this? A piece of ass.”
Trump: “Yeah!”

“Take Your Hand Off!”

Trump spoke dismissively of arresting officers who protect suspects’ heads
while putting them in police cars. “You can take the hand off!”
If Trump becomes a suspect, should police not protect his head
while hustling him into a police car?




Rudi made a slight error when he kept the Command Center in the Twin Towers
after the first attack in 1993. BANG!

Rudy Giuliani, prosecutor and then Mayer cleaned up New York. Rudy sent the mobsters packing. He got rid of the competition.

Later, he became Consiglieri to the Biggest Don. Now The Don is tottering, as is Rudy.

That’s the way the cookie crumbles.


from Mike: a piece about my late friend and mentor Emile Capouya:

Like all idealists Mike wanted to change the world, and he wanted it to be a better place when he left it. Somewhere along the way, like most of those who share that ambition, he realized, that when the time came to say adieu, it would be a worse world. But he, like all the others in that club, never stopped trying. He had his flaws like all of us, but he was a good guy and one of the good guys.

Mike, like all thwarted idealists, was mad at God and man in that order. You can’t be mad at man without being mad at God. It’s like being mad at an egg rather than the chicken. Since God allegedly made man in his image, the result is not a very pretty picture, which certainly reflects on the Deity. And if you don’t believe in God, God can stand for the system of the universe.


– Herbert Kuhner