Tuesday, May 17, 2016

(Interlude: Sorry, I could not resist ....) Dedicated to "Peace Maker Mickey" Obama




Uff da ....

You take a community organizer (whatever that is) who is an attorney who was a "senior lecturer" (whatever that is) in constitutional law at a university; who served a term as a state senator and a term as a United States senator and recently was elected president of the United States -- you take him and give him the Nobel Peace Prize (Why? In anticipation, I suppose, of good things to come.) -- and, who do you have ??

Barack Obama in 2009.

Yep, the good old peace price .... I mean, peace prize.  

Well, the stars often have a way of mocking human kind. This week, President Obama (otherwise known as the smartest guy in the room and the man who would be king) became the longest serving war president in the history of the United States. You read that correctly. Obama now has been at war longer than any other American president .... ever, ever.

And, barring a cataclysmic end to the world as we know it before his term of office concludes next January, with the country in combat in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria (and, maybe, Libya) he will leave behind the ironic legacy as the only president in American history to serve two complete terms with the nation at war. In addition to the countries listed, Obama also has approved air strikes and/or special operation ground action in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen (and, a couple other places, actually).

Uff da, as my Norwegian grandmother used to say. You put the cart in front of the horse, and what do you get ?? In this instance, you get a world at war, a Nobel committee composed of Norwegian legislators whose faces should be redder than red and an outgoing American president who ought to be ashamed of himself, but is too narcissistic ever to admit a mistake .... or two .... or a few hundred ....

Tens of thousands around the world have died because "Mickey Obama" was the wrong man in the wrong place at the wrong time .... and, it now seems likely American lemmings might be on the brink of electing another delusional narcissist: "Never Donald 'Goofy' Trump" .... hmmmm, or, please, not a self-serving, lying, incompetent, former first lady to the Lothario-in-chief .... no names, but her initial are HRC. If there is a god, apparently he/she/it no longer loves America ....

I am laughing .... sort of hysterically .... how about you ??

12 comments:

Kaya said...

Hey Fram,

I don't want to get again into long argument with you. I can only tell that I am not a supporter of Obama. For a long long time. There was time when I was expecting from him a lot. And he couldn't deliver it. Why? Who knows?

Donald Trump sometimes surprises me also; it seems sometimes he first talk and then think.

What a crazy year we are having. Interesting year. There is a Chinese curse - may you live in interesting times.

Greetings.

Fram Actual said...

It is more than a crazy year, Kaya. This eruption or collapse, whichever way one chooses to think of it, has been brewing for decades. Everything about life is perpetual motion, and ideas or movements begin building like a tidal wave until they collapse in upon themselves or crash into some manner of equally strong opposing ideas or movements. That is what is happening now.

Barack Obama and Donald Trump are different in many ways, but they are two sides of the same coin in one sense: They both see the answer to every question and the solution to every problem within themselves: The smartest guy in the room concept.

Neither has any realistic conception of the damage or havoc his actions often wreak, Obama for political philosophy, Trump for personal grandiosity. Trump is the less dangerous of the two, I think, but both have the mentality of petty dictators and are never safe to be near.

Well, enough is enough for now .... about that, anyway.

I enjoy interesting times, but, unfortunately for me, these events are the sort which send me and people like me looking for new places, new lands. You may not be aware, but when I left the country in 2009 it was in anticipation of not returning. That was after the election of Obama. My plans did not work out, and due to other events, I never have been able to make a second run at complete "escape" from the madhouse. It might be time to renew my efforts. I am not equipped for living under still another rendition of King George III.

So, thank you, Kaya, as always, for your visit here and your words here. I enjoy your company.

ANITA said...

Uff Da hahahahaha!!Nice!!!

thanx for nice comment on my blog!As you did see the Vikings are gone..We are all the world now!And that will probably be the future world--mixed people!

Iam sorry am late answering!

Hope you are allright!

Ser deg snart igjen kjære venn i Amerika :)

A Cuban In London said...

You might have just found my one bone of contention with Mr O. There are a few more, but the fact that when he came into office the first thing he did was to bomb Pakistan (or send drones, which is the same) sticks int he craw somewhat. :-)

Nobel. Prize. Peace.

Hmm...

Greetings from London.

Fram Actual said...

One of the nicknames for the United States has been the "melting pot" of nationalities as immigrants from many countries come here and are assimilated into the American way of life. Lately, there have been problems as some groups, some individuals, do not wish to assimilate. That is a political matter for discussion another day, but I do think Norway and other European nations will have similar problems as the world ever-increasingly sinks into more turmoil.

Do not be sorry. This is not a railroad, so we are not on a timetable. Getting here when you can, if you can, is all that matters, Anita.

I have been "under the weather" since Monday evening and could not sleep last night. I feel better, but a bit disoriented and weak yet this evening, so I will keep this note short and go to bed in a few minutes. Uff da, again ....

Yes, thank you, Anita .... see you soon, woman of Norway ....

Fram Actual said...

The history of the United States since the end of World War II has been appeasement so as not to create conditions which would lead to a third world war. Do you realize "peace talks" still go on in Korea today even though an armistice was signed to end fighting there sixty-three years ago this summer? Then, there was Henry Kissinger's and Richard Nixon's "check book" diplomacy to end hostilities with North Vietnam. In both these instances, CiL, the Chinese and former Soviet Union governments were very much players and reasons the world remained unstable and insecure throughout the decades. Today, radical Islamic fundamentalists pose as much of a threat to world peace as any that has existed since 1945.

Well, I will not enter "dissertation mode." As I mentioned to Anita, I have been ill and without real sleep for almost forty-eight hours, and need to enter into REM-land and catch a second wind .... so, I will wrap this up:

My complaint with Barack Obama in this regard is the same I have with many who have been in U.S. leadership roles since the end of World War II. If use of force is deemed necessary and appropriate, go in with the wrath of Genghis Khan .... go in to obliterate and to win -- or, do not go in at all because partial victories are like no victories and conditions around the world will never be any better.

Ok, CiL .... be seeing later you, as well .... thank you ....

ANITA said...

Hello and good afternoon..sick eh?Well me too..got a bad flu that made me weak some days..but still had to go to work..hope you are better now what ever hit you


About world war 2..I got an Norwegian old woman (patient)That was born in Indonesia..She tells me a great story about her life.Plantations.The war.Her family from the Netherland.Rich people.Becoming Slaves during the war.. the building of The Bridge on the River Kwai(Her father was one of the slaves building it).She tells me the true story is even worse then what happened there.She was in Japanese prison for many years.Then sendt out of the country.You can imagine my eyes are wide shut up listening to her story..

She says its a beautiful beautiful country..But the war.. no words to excplain the brutality..

I have to see that movie!


See you again !

Take care and thanx for reply..Fram..Whats yourrreal name I quess?

Anita

Fram Actual said...

Sick, yes .... two bad nights and two bad days. That is the way it usually is for me. Little or no sleep during those nights; sleep all day during the days. It is a malady that seems to strike me two or three times a year when I allow myself to become run down. It usually lasts two or three nights and days, and is not like a cold or a flu. Anyway, it is gone again for now.

There was a travel show regarding this railroad trek on television only a few days ago. I watched part of it. It seems to me many Europeans lived in that part of the world and were involved in plantation work prior to World War II. It might be beautiful, but I do not think I would care to live there.

As for the extreme cruelty your patient and countless others suffered at the hands of the Japanese military, I have no doubt. The Japanese military was no less barbaric than the German military during WW II, but, for whatever reason, it never has been publicized to the degree of the Nazi atrocities. Incidentally, while the film about the River Kwai is an excellent one in terms of entertainment, it apparently strays quite some distance from the actual facts.

I would imagine you have the opportunity to meet a number of people through your work who have led interesting lives, Anita. Perhaps, you should be the one who is writing and/or helping others to write their stories. I have been a "ghost writer" for book purposes on a few occasions. It is fun.

You apparently have missed the times I have written about where the name "Fram" came from, Anita. When I was a boy, I idolized Fridtjof Nansen and hoped to emulate some of his feats. But, technology long ago ended such adventures as those he experienced. His ship was the "Fram." I named a raft I built when I was about ten the "Fram," and later put a plaque bearing that name on the first canoe I bought. When I began my blog, I thought of it as a vehicle to move my life evermore "Forward," so I called myself "Fram" .... Fram = Forward ....

As for my "actual" name, possibly you will know it someday. At this point in time, I think only two people on the blogs know it. For now, I am only Fram ....

So, I will see you another day, Anita. Thank you, for coming and for writing. See you at the movies ??

A Cuban In London said...

I hoe you're feeling better now, man.

Greetings from London.

Kaya said...

Hey, Fram,

Are you better? Hope you will soon recover from this bad flue or cold. It's getting warm in Northern Utah. What about about Minnesota?

Tomorrow a big holiday. You probably will be staying at home because of flu. Take good care of yourself, Fram.

Best wishes from me to you.

Fram Actual said...

Yes, CiL, all is fine and well and good. Two nights, two days under the weather. That was all. It fled from me a week ago.

Thank you, for stopping by and for your greeting ....

Fram Actual said...

Yes, Kaya. Long gone. I have an "ailment / bug" or two which have plagued me for what amounts to a few decades now. Sometimes, they will skip a year. Sometimes, they will put in an appearance two or three or four times in a year. These things happen when I become overly run down, and seldom go on more than two or three days.

It continues to be cooler than normal and a very rainy spring in my neck of the woods. There even was light frost less than two weeks ago, and there have been evenings when I will turn the heat on for a few hours.

No, no plans. Some years I make the rounds of a few cemeteries, but I am too preoccupied and impatient for such a trek right now.

Thank you, for stopping by and for your greeting ....

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