It wasn’t my feet……

It was the dog farting.

2.6 Million jobs lost. 11 million looking for work.

I cannot think of a single person in my personal life who’s not struggling.

Two, that’s right two, virtually unwinnable wars.

This, as we contemplate another. With a country twice as strong as the last two.

Anyone with a lick of sense understands that the Sunni awakening and the fact that we’re paying over a hundred thousand “insurgents” not to fight us has far more to do with the reduction of violence in Iraq than the goddamn surge. The surge was an after the fact stroke. Ice cream, no cake.

Without similiar conditions, a troop surge in Afghanistan will result in nothing more than a breathtaking faceplant.

Any possible solution to the absolute horror we’ve manufactured in either country will never be one of military dominance.
We really need to understand this. Afghanistan kicked the shit out of Mother Russia for crying out loud. The fourth most impoverished country in the world handed the the Soviet Union it’s ass. We underestimate them at our peril.

I hate this shit. I always paid attention, studied the issues and voted for the right guy. It’s not fair. I did my best.

Then there’s Israel and it’s romping in Gaza. Are you aware that the U.S. gives more aid to Israel than the rest of the world combined? All the famine, rape and genocide on the continent of Africa and the United States Government deems Israel somehow more deserving of our help?

Forgive me, but just what the fuck is going on here? This is bullshit.

How did we get here?

For those that would accuse me of antisemitism, piss up a rope. I got nothing against Jews, so shut the fuck up. I don’t have anything against Palestinians either. I object to my tax dollars being spent in this conflict one way or another. I hate that we’ve chosen to endorse Goliath over David in a conflict we have no intrinsic interest in anyway.

I think Israel needs to try harder to get along in a region in which it has only fomented hostility. It’s American hardware, wielded by Jews, killing Palestinian civilians. They get away with it because of the twin biceps of America. I for one would be fascinatinated to observe just how Israel would handle this without American money.

They would seriously and legitimately consider a peaceful resolution. They would have no choice. I’m sure it’s naive, but let’s pull the funding and send instead an army of diplomats. We’ve done nothing but piss fuel on this fire for decades. It’s not working.

No more my dad can beat up your dad.

Time to hit that polarity button. Time to shift phase.

The world seems to be around 55 degrees out. Me, I’m rapidly approaching 90.

Drinks for my friends.

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