[Steve Forbes] offers no alternative path. Iran is a signatory to the NPT which allows the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The only alternative to an Iran not willing to give up its rights under this treaty is to go to war. I'm sick of right-wingers who can't wait to go to war again. I bet no one here is planning on volunteering for this war but they're brave boys urging war for others to fight. Obama is trying to find a negotiated path. The Repukes are trying to use Israel to distract from their failed attempts in Congress. And in the process putting Israel in great harm.
Well, Steve Forbes
may be dealing with a lot of demons. Not the least of which is his late father Malcolm, who founded their fortune.
I used to ride a motorcycle with Malcolm, back in the 1970s, whenever I returned to my home State of New Jersey. Malcolm had bought a BMW motorcycle dealership, along with other European brands, owned by Hank Slegers, a German immigrant.
I used to love hearing Hank say to me, in his heavily accented German: "BMWs are the Rolls Royce of motorcycles." BMW cars were still a rarity on US roads at that time, just little boxy things.Their motorcycles were the principle way you'd see the iconic airplane propellor badge in the US.
When I was ready to buy a BMW bike Malcolm Forbes had bought the business and relocated it, renaming it "Slegers-Forbes". And he used to organize bike rides that originated at the new store, usually on a Saturday morning.
Malcolm was a terrible rider. At stop lights or signs he would sometimes fall over, and we'd have to lift his bike back up. He didn't actually ride any of the brands his store sold, but rather a "Clymer Munch Mammoth 4", a custom bike based on a German model. Modified and sold in the US by Floyd Clymer, an early motorcycle activist and magazine publisher. Later Malcolm got a big Harley, another brand he didn't sell, notable for press coverage of him taking Elizabeth Taylor for rides on it. But by then I wasn't riding with his group anymore.
Riding alongside him were these youngish leather bois from New York City, just a bit nelly, that a lot of us wondered about. A few times we ended up at Malcolm's home in Hunterdon County, NJ, where we were graciously treated to refreshments. I think I saw Steve there once, but I'm not sure, I wasn't introduced.
So I dunno about Steve Forbes. Maybe the spoiled kid of a rich entrepreneur, with issues about his father that extend beyond simply not being able to equal his dad's success. Perhaps regarding questions about Malcolm's sexual orientation, which I wondered about myself, with all these nelly bois who surrounded him. In any case, I haven't found any of Steve's past or present political comments to have any merit.