HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines from the world press along with our comments.

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Fail To Hire Vagina Expert”

Watch your hands!

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Mystery Man”

For conservatives it is the radical, John Roberts.

France, Connexion: “”Counterfeit Popsicles”

I’l suck on this one.

UK,Guardian: “Chaos Reigns”

That is one way to describe Republican candidates.

Germany, Der Spiegel: “Same Sex Myths”

About the front or back?

Iran, The Potential Ally?

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif recently made statements about what his nation might do if sanctions were ended. “We are ready to strike a balanced deal, and open new horizons to address important common challenges. Our common threat today is the growing menace of violent extremism and outright barbarism. The menace we are facing, and I say, we, because no one is spared–is embodied by the hooded men who are ravaging civilization. To deal with this new challenge, new approaches are needed.”

In other words, Iran is ready to challenge ISIS. Iran is ready to strike a deal that might result in peace within the region. It has the armed forces and leadership to wipe out ISIS. All Saudi Arabia can do is simply bomb innocent people can create chaos. Give Iran an opportunity to end terrorism.

Judicial Tyranny

Just about every Republican presidential candidate rants and raves about judicial tyranny In their view of this Supreme Court it focuses upon taking away the rights of decent Americans. Perhaps, I have been reading the decisions of the Roberts court a different way, but how does one term their decisions to be on the side of poor people, on the side of social justice, on the part of those seeking to end nomination of the wealthy?

1. The Hobby Lobby decision gave those who do not like laws the power to simply say, “it violates my religious beliefs.” This is probably the first time this novel idea has entered American law. Traditionally, we have separation of church and state.

2. The decision in Citizens gave every wealthy person a blank check to win elections with their money. Hardly, one for poor people.

3. The Court ended laws passed by Congress to control voter voter fraud.

4. The court prevented the EPA from controlling pollution.

Talk about tyranny of the court!

It’s All Greek To Me!

Like millions of others I have been following the Greek crisis with interest. Let me get this straight:

1. The Greeks owe a heck of a lot of money.

2. I believe that most EU nations owe money, heck, we American are in hock to about $18 Trillion.

So,the EU solution is to reduce salaries, reduce money in circulation and,voila,Greece gets back to normal.

There are a few states here in America like Kansas which cut and cut expenditures and there was no,voila!

Greece needs government sponsored work to ensure that all are working.

Greece needs funds to stimulate new enterprises. This requires more money.

The more people working,the more money in circulation,the more goods that can be purchased. Basic Economics I.

My Heart Is In The Ring

I have decided that the only hope for Republicans is to enter my name in the contest to win the Presidential nomination. Examine the facts:

1. I was not born in Africa. I must admit I did have African ancestors a few million years ago.

2. My name is not Barack Obama.

3. I have white, not red hair.

4. I would be the only Republican candidate who served in the Armed Forces during a war.

5. I can win the Senior vote!

6. I do not own a gun, that makes me different from other Republicans.

7. Since Republicans constantly talk about the Founding Fathers I would be the only one who has actually written a history of America. I actually know what Founding Fathers thought and did. Sorry, Justice Scalia, there is no evidence that you know about those guys.

8. I would be the only one who is on Medicare!

9. I taught in Harlem so the black vote goes with me.

10. I would wipe out Ted Cruz in any debate about history and politics.

Marco Rubio On Cuba

WE decided to interview Senator Rubio as to what should be American policy toward Cuba.

M: So, Marco,your family is from Cuba so I assume that this topic is among those you understand very well.

R: My family escaped from Cuba in order to demonstrate their opposition to the Castro gang.

M: I believe your father arrived in America in 1956 but Castro did not assume power until 1959

R: Let’s not play liberal tricks, my grandparents hate Castro, my father hates Castro, my mother hates Castro, and so do I!

M: Ok, no more quibbling about minor issues. So, what should policy be towards Cuba?

R: Isolation. Pretend there is no Cuba.

M: I sort of thought that has been our policy for over fifty years.

R: Well, continue this policy and I am certain the people of Cuba will rebel.

M: Will you lead a band of Cuban patriots and overthrow Castro?

R: Excuse me, I do not believe in violence.

M: So, how do we end the Castro brothers?

R: Patience. Fifty five years is not enough. Just hold firm and I guarantee that within 100 years the Castro brothers will be dead. Problem solves.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from an 84 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

There is no doubt that Trump is the elephant in the room of the Republican party

Since Donald is such a great leader, why not give him command of troops in Afghanistan?

Is there a magic number which is the cutoff point for no more Republican candidates?

I wonder why John McCain and Mitt Romney are not running once again. After all, sometimes they made sense?

Something curious in the fact that only one candidate is a female. I wonder why?

Say whatever happened to Herman Cain?

I bet Sarah Palin is just chomping at the bit to enter this shootout.

Mouth That Always Roars Nonsense

Donal Trump simply cannot nor will not cease his war against those from Mexico. Donald so enjoys coming across as a man of action and one who understands how to win battles. I grant that he can win a battle over which building to purchase and which business decision will result in profits. He now has zeroed in on Francisco Sanzhez, a man who was deported five times only to return to America. He shot and murdered Kathryn Steinle who was walking on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. As I recall, there is a young native born Christian white male who just murdered several people in South Carolina.

Donald has used the murder as justification as “yet another example of why we must secure the border immediately” I assume that Donald would agree there is a need to construct a wall around South Carolina and secure our border against death from evil people. He will NOT cease his wild talk since it results in right wing fanatics supporting his desire to become president. And, just remember, he is ready to spend a billion dollars in that effort. I wonder if he will have Sheldon Adelson as his running mate?

General Sisi Continues Being General Sisi

General Abdel Fatah Sisi is among America’s loyal allies in the Middle East and a man devoted to the proposition that by using FORCE he will end any and all problems in Egypt. His response to Islamic fanaticism is to be a fanatic. He has done nothing to create economic growth in Egypt, he has done nothing to win over youth who led the Arab Spring in hope that a new government will come to power that was committed to democracy and development of an economy that produces jobs.

His approach to democracy was to sentence over a hundred members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death for their crimes. There is no doubt that former President Morsi ranks among the most incompetent leaders in Egyptian history. This man endeavored to impose rigid Muslim doctrine upon a population that was mainly secular in their religion, plus five million were members of the Coptic Christian religion. General Sisi will not budge from imposing death sentences upon hundreds of people who were convicted in something that might resemble justice, but hardly was.

Death will not lead to peace in Egypt. Murdering people only increases the probability of further violence as civil war now appears on the horizon.

Children At War

Omar Khadr was a child who was caught up in war when the United States invaded Afghanistan back in 2001. Yes, he did engage in war, yes, he did fire at the enemy, yes, he is guilty of being one of the bad guys. HIs father was an Islamic fanatic who insisted that his son get into the battle and kill the enemy. He was all of 15 years of age. He threw some grenades that led to soldiers being injured or one dead. He then spent 10 years in Guantanamo Bay prison where he had plenty of opportunity to become an even more fervent Islamic fanatic.

He rejected Islamic fanaticism and only wanted to become a normal person. He apologized for his youthful mistakes. It is time for the United States to allow a victim of Islamic fanaticism to once again become part of the human race.