HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Cheap Work For Sale”

The never ending mantra of American business.

France, Connexion: “Uber Executive Stands Trial”

I assume he used a taxi to get to court.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Psychotic Leader”

This definitely is one role Donald Trump can play,

Russia, Moscow Times: “Golden Toilet Seat”

Fit only for the Great Leader, Putin!

Japan, Japan Times: “Apologize For Oral Crime”

Let me suck on this one.

Germany Forgets Again

The entire world is being impacted by the collapse of the Greek economy. There is no doubt that Greece has run up enormous debts due to one government after another which simply refused to tax the wealthy and offered very good pensions to its citizens. Despite demand by the European Union to get serious and tax those with wealth, Greek governments insist they want to be bailed out. In fairness to the people of Greece, once upon a time, they were generous to Germany.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has every right to demand action by Greece. But reality is that over 30% of Greeks lack a job and pensions are declining. After World War II, Germany was in an economic mess. It had committed, not merely atrocities against people, but it had wrecked the economy of nations such as Greece. In order to assist German recovery, Greece was among several nations that cancelled German debts! It was the ability of Germany to restructure its debt that enabled Germany to become a great economic power.

Seems to me that Germany does have a right to demand Greek action to make the wealthy pay up, but it certainly means that Germany should provide Greece what Greece provided it.

See Bernie Run……

I do like Hillary Clinton and most likely will vote for her next year, but for the coming months it is wonderful to have Bernie Sanders in the race. He drew a crowd of 10,000 in Madison, Wisconsin and people were happy to actually hear a Democrat politician expressing liberal ideas. Bernie is for a single pay health insurance scheme like most civilized nations possess. He wants much higher minimum wage laws,he actually believes that America once again can build roads and bridges, reconstruct our decaying infrastructure, and create jobs that pay decent wages. Oh,he even wants to raise taxes.

In the 1950 when income was rising both for the wealth and workers at the same rate, the top income tax was: NINETY PERCENT! And, the economy was booming!

Alas, Bernie is a summer delight who will disappear at the arrival of winter.But,it is sure fun having this golden moment of liberalism.

Boko Haram Continues Being Bonkers

The American media continues reporting horrors from the Middle East while ignoring greater death and destruction in Nigeria. It is estimated that ISIS has murdered about four thousand. Boko Haram in Nigeria has slaughtered at least 7,000. The latest example was murdering 145 Muslims who were praying to conclude the holiday of Ramadan. Let me get this straight, a band of Muslims murdered 145 MUSLIMS who were engaged in the act of prayer!

My confusion stems from the failure of any leading Muslim clerics to condemn such brutality to fellow Muslims. Where are Muslim leaders? Why no Freedom Marchers gathering for the protection of fellow Muslims? Where is the Martin Luther King for Muslims? Or, how about a Nelson Mandela for Africans outside of South Africa??

OOPS, I Apologize!

Bahram Radan is an Iranian actor who is known as the Brad Pitt of Iran. He has thousands of twitter followers. So,Bahram sent an email which sort of caused some problems.”The United States supreme court ruling that same-sex marriage is legal was historic on a scale of the end of slavery–from Lincoln to Obama.” I guess he was caught up in the moment and forgot for a moment that he was in Iran. The reaction of the government and conservatives was immediate and firm.

The conservative newspaper, Kayan, denounced his twitter as a twitter too far. Bahram soon realized that reality meant sort of denouncing what he wrote. “What was published as my opinion on the US Supreme Court was a mistake.” In America rich guys like Sheldon Adelson can force apologies, while in Iran it is the clerics. I guess no lashes for Bahram.

Why I Will Vote For Donald?

I understand the Jon Stewart and others poke fun and ridicule at Donald Trump,but this blogger wants the Donald Man to become our next president. Why?

1. He definitely will “tell it as it is.” No more secrets in Washington D.C.

2. He will be the first red headed president.

3. At least everyone in both parties agrees that he does not make sense. Thus, the beginning of political cooperation.

4. He definitely will get Hispanics to realize they MUST vote.

5. He definitely will get women to VOTE.

6. We finally will have a president who is dumber than those in Congress.

7. After Trump, Americans will finally understand the need to become interested in politics.

8. His presidency will create a job boom for comedians.

9. I doubt if any ISIS leader would enjoy being anywhere near Americans with this nut case who makes them come across as normal.

So, vote for Donald!

Mouth That Always Roars

The ultimate nightmare for Republicans has emerged. Donald Trump has hit the campaign trail with a thundering entry that,for the moment, has shaken the entire Republican campaign. NO, he will not win the nomination, but for the following seventeen months, this mouth that can never be silenced, and this crude, bombastic candidate has the money and time to cause havoc within the Republican search for a leader. Republicans have created the monster by a non-stop campaign to vilify any who dare oppose them. Instead of cooperating and working with Obama to secure laws that made sense, they could not shut up in uttering their hateful words. In Republican normality, say anything, shout hate and anger, and what eventually appears-Donald Trump?

Paul Begala is a Democrat who frequently appears on CNN to offer analysis. He now is sharing his latest analysis. “I am a person of faith– and Donald’s entry into this race can only be attributed to the fact that the Lord is a Democrat with a sense of humor.” Ted Cruz proved his point-“Donald was terrific.” None thing else to add.

The Lonely Women

There was a recent story in The New York Times about a 24 year old woman whose life was rather lonely. She lacked female friends and was not dating. One day she surfed social media and encountered some nice men and women who were anxious to become her friend. During the following months, each one of her lonely days were spent in the company of her new friends. They even introduced her to a new religion-Islam. She was slowly taught its meaning, she was coached and supported. They sent flowers to her house, they sent candy and cards that wished a happy birthday.

She soon became one of those young women who head for Syria to find meaning in their lives, a husband and a family. THIS is the power of ISIS, It offers those living in a world lacking leaders who inspire, it adds friendship and love to those without love. The beheading comes later, unfortunately, much, much later. The question is: why do so many in the West lack meaning in their lives? Why do so many walk away from Christianity and seek solace elsewhere? Unfortunately, there are untold millions of lonely people in our lives. Fortunately, for Catholics they now have an inspiring leader.

Social media is a hydra headed beast.

ONLY IN AMERICA

Every so often having nothing better to do in my life, I make lists as to why America is such an exceptional nation.

1. We are the only industrial nation that does not have paid leave for those having babies.

2. We rank God knows where in our fast trains.

3. We are the only nation that has God on our side.

4. We have absolutely no interest in our infrastructure.

5.We definitely lead the world in the number of peoples seeking the nation’s top job.

6. We are the birth place of Donald Trump, trump that,I dare you!

7. We definitely lead the world in possession of guns. Take that,ISIS!

8. We lead the world in the number of people in prison.

9. We lead the world in the number of people killed by guns.

10.We definitely will not be the place that Jesus comes to when he returns.

On Debts And Greece

I have reached the point where any story discussing the plight of Greece just does not register with me. I wonder:

1. How does one collect on a nation that will not pay its debts?

2. Should we send in the Mafia to collect the debts?

3. If the EU takes over Greece,can they sell the Parthenon?

4. OK, Greece is dead broke, so how does someone or some nation that is dead broke pay up?

Solution:

Have Greece become the 51st state and Greeks can handle picking apples and being nannies.

Ted Cruz will like them because they are not from Mexico.