Thump Trump!

I mean that Republicans need to politically thump Donald Trump. Get him off the stage. However, then he'll run as an independent and probably pull the Ross Perot trick again. Even though the Republicans have got some mojo and lots of pretty good candidates for president, I think, they are getting thumped by Trump.USA TODAY reports today that Donald Trump flew into Des Moines, Iowa, yesterday, to begin his campaign in the primaries for the Republican nomination for the presidential election … [Read more...]

Trump is History

As for being a candidate for U.S. president, Donald Trump is history with women, the Republican party, and Evangelicals.Thursday night, in the first CNN televised debate of most of the candidates who are running for the Republican nominee for the U.S. presidential election next year, Trump blew it. He was being questioned by Megyn Kelly, a former attorney and current Fox News political commentator. Besides being good looking, she is intelligent, articulate, quick-minded, and therefore … [Read more...]

Tournabouts Are Great!

I love tournabouts. I live in Phoenix metro, Arizona, and we have a new tournabout near where I live. I first drove on tournabouts in New England while playing the Senior/Champions Tour in the 1990s. I liked them right from the start. Tournabouts replace traffic intersections. They are a circle that usually has four accesses from two roads that would crisscross.According to today's New York Times, tournabouts first came to the U.S. in the early 1990s. Now, there are about 5,000 of them, and … [Read more...]

Which Foot Was It, Donald?

Donald Trump keeps sticking his great big foot in his very loud mouth. Which foot? I don't know, and neither does he.Donald Trump is now running for the Republican nomination for U.S. president. This week, he attacked Senator John McCain of my home state, Arizona, who is not even in this race. McCain is a Vietnam War veteran. He flew 23 bombing missions over North Vietnam. On his last mission he was flying an airplane, shot down over Hanoi, injured so that he could not escape, captured, and … [Read more...]

Egypt–Give Up the Northern Sinai to the Palestinians!

Egypt's policy to contain the Northern Sinai Peninsula is not working. I think chaos in this region is going to continue and therefore become an even bigger headache for Egypt. Egypt will be better off if it initiates a deal with Israel and the Palestinians to forfeit the Northern Sinai--the region between the Gaza Strip and the Waid el Arish and several miles inland, probably to reach Beersheba and Kadesh-Barnea--in exchange for something that would benefit Egypt. Then let the Palestinians … [Read more...]

Increasing Division in Islamic Middle East and North Africa

I think the increasing division in the Islamic Middle East and North Africa is indicated in the Bible, and I am writing a book about it right now that will be Book 3 in my Still Here series on Bible prophecy. Something happened this week that will further divide this region politically as well as religiously due to its religious sects Islam: Sunni (85% of Islam) and Shiite (15% of Islam).The two most powerful countries in the Middle East are Saudi Arabia and Iran. Iran's population is over … [Read more...]

Trump Trumpets Himself

Donald Trump will deliver a speech in my hometown area today, in Phoenix, Arizona, in two hours. Three weeks ago, the brash, bombastic, billionaire entered the race for the Republican nomination for president of the USA. He will speak about "illegal immigration and other topics." The other topics will probably include braggadocio about his net worth being $9 billion, how he will restore jobs to our country if elected president and regain our supposedly lost reputation worldwide by applying his … [Read more...]

North Sinai Turmoil and Future Palestine

Current events in the Middle East increasingly support what I proposed for a Palestinian state 25 years ago in my book, Palestine Is Coming: The Revival of Ancient Philistia (1990). (Actually, I wrote a magazine article about it in 1981, but I could not get it published.) Recent evidence supporting my proposal has been the continuing turmoil in the northern Sinai Peninsula between the Gaza Strip and the Wadi el Arish basin 25 miles to the south.An Islamic terrorist group called Sinai … [Read more...]