Monthly Archives: January 2012

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

Each day we offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald:  ”Prosecutor Shoots Self In Head”

For winning or losing the case is the question?

Turkey, Hurriyet:  ”Turkey Headed Fo Saudi Arabia”

I didn’t know Rick Perry was going there.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post:  ”Cut Child Allowance For Wealthy”

SOCIALISM IN ACTION! What next, do not allow us use of shady accountants??

Finland, Sanomat:  ”Last Chance Saloon”

For Gingrich and Romney there is always another chance after the last chance.

France, Connexion:  ”Want To Be King For A Day”

If you work on Wall Street, it is every day.

Saudi Arabia, Saudi Gazette:  ”AIDS Awareness Day”

I assume this is for those who have AIDS.

Netherlands, Dutch News:  ”Dutch Migration At New Levels”

I guess the dam burst again.

CAPITALISM IN ACTION

England is now experiencing the largest reduction in application for college since records began being kept. The government tripled cost of tuition for college from $5,000 to $15,000 a year making it impossible for thousands of middle class and poor students to attend college. The drop is estimated at 8.5% and we can assume this means thousands of students will never attend college. Prime Minister David Cameron believes the best way to handle a recession is to fire people, raise rates on college and, above all, do NOT raise taxes for the wealthy!

This is capitalism in action. Not only protect the wealthy, but make certain their children will get a good college education. As for middle class and poor children, you are on your own. After all, this is what capitalism is all about.

New Rules On Leave For Caring For Vets

Those liberals are at it again, they once more are interfering with the lives of American citizens and telling employers what they can or can not do. We are witnessing another step on the road to COMMUNISM! The Obama administration issued new regulations pertaining to the Family and Medical Leave Act. Under new regulations, someone who cares for a wounded veteran is entitled to 26 weeks of UNPAID leave from employers. And, if a spouse is called away on sudden deployment an employer must grant 12 weeks of UNPAID leave to their employee.

I await Republican denunciation of these steps toward SOCIALISM. It is the end of capitalism when employers are FORCED BY GOVERNMENT to give UNPAID LEAVE to employees for frivolous activities like caring for wounded veterans. Thank God we have real Americans like Sarah Palin to protect us against Foreigners like Barack Obama who want to destroy capitalism.

The Republican Family

We offer some glimpses into the Republican Family at its annual dinner gathering.

Rick Santorum is the kid brother who constantly tries to get  word in edgewise and is ignored so he finally found Jesus who will get him recognized.

Newt Gingrich is the uncle who believes himself clever and will ramble on about his latest brilliant idea.

Michele Bachmann is the kid sister who chats on and on.

Mitt Romney is the boy who believes himself the smartest one in the family and by God he wants all to know it.

Ron Paul is the nutty uncle with weird ideas.

Herman Cain is the cousin from whom one should never purchase one of his “bargains.”

Sarah Palin is the aunt who wants to boss everyone.

George Bush is the son one never talks about.

Rick Perry is the family macho man.

Syrian Sorrow Continues

There is a sadness to the story of Syria whose people have been beaten, tortured  and killed by their own government. The Arab League has finally given up its attempt at peace and reconciliation and is leaving this tortured land. Syrian military deserters have grabbed weapons and are now using them against former comrades in arms. Reports indicate these rebels are now operating on the outskirts of Damascus where they are attempting to enforce some form of law and order.

There is no question, President Bashar al-Assad will shortly up the volume of violence and begin to kill anyone who dares oppose his ideas. UK Prime Minister David Cameron is upset at Russia which is supporting Assad. “Russia can no longer explain blocking the UN and providing cover for the regime’s brutal suppression.” Frankly, there is no evidence the Arab Spring will spring up in Syria.

Newt Carpet Bombed

Newt Gingrich, who is convinced there are no politicians who can match his imaginative ideas is rather upset. If Newt had the money it would be poured out in order to attain victory, but there is this rich spoiled kid named Mitt who has all the marbles. “Governor Romney has the ability to raise an amazing amount of money out of Wall Street. And he has a basic policy of carpet bombing the opponent.” Gee, I thought Newt wanted to carpet bomb Barack.

Sarah Palin remains a friend of Newt to the very end. “

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 21 year old mind trapped in an 81 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

There are times when “the good fight” is the wrong one.

Some inhabit a world of abstractions, some of reality.

Our stomachs dominate daily lives as much as do our minds.

I would never hire God to design a body.

There is a point when “concern” becomes, “telling me what to do.”

If you marry someone who desires to enter politics, keep a diary. It will come in handy and lucrative if the person dumps you.

Dads love touching long hair of daughters.

In the end, I am alone with myself.

Few Americans can or desire to understand a peasant mind. My folks had such minds.

Some waddle into a store.

I wonder if anyone opens every email.

The line I hope to never hear is: “abandon boat.”

New Republican Candidate-Goldilocks!

After what appears to be infinity of time, the Republican Party can finally announce that a candidate for their nomination has been identified-Goldilocks. During last week’s debate, Mitt Romney charged that Newt Gingrich was really the little girl who disturbed the three bears. “Now Speaker Gingrich said about the debate before last night that the crows wasn’t allowed to cheer.. Well, then he complained the crowd was too loud. It’s like  Goldilocks, your porridge is too hot, your porridge is too cold.” In other words, Newt is really a stalking horse for a little gir.

Frankly, after listening to the clowns who have appeared on stage for months uttering words of nonsense, Goldilocks really makes the most sense. The issue is our porridge and how hot or cold it is.

Israel Goes Nuclear Over Iranian Nuclear

The world is deeply concerned about Iranian efforts to develop nuclear weapons which are regarded as a threat to peace in the Middle East. However, threats by the government of Israel also pose a threat to stability and peace in the region. Israel Defense Minister  Ehud Barak made clear his government’s policy toward Iran. “We are determined to prevent Iran from going nuclear.” Recent articles from government sources argue the world exaggerates consequences of an Israel attack on Iran. However, a large segment of the Israel intelligence agency is deeply concerned about such actions.

What might happen if Israel bombs Iran:

1. Missiles will be fired by Hezbollah from Lebanon which would lead to an Israel invasion of that country.

2. There will be numerous examples of suicide bombers killing self and innocent civilians which would result in more Israel violence toward Palestinians.

3. Iraq will distance itself from this event.

4. President Bahar al-Assad will become the ally of Iran and undercut efforts to remove him from office.

Allen West Goes South!

Allen West has gained a reputation for uttering outrageous nonsense in order to capture a headline or come across as the white man’s dream colored guy. Members of the KKK just love this darkie who says what they say at meetings, let’s get  rid of them damn liberals who want equal rights for furriners! His words to liberals were: “Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.”

Of course, it you want to live longer, head for France or  the Netherlands or one of those alien places which provide excellent health care for ALL citizens. You can head for Germany if you want to get a job or if you prefer being around people who are not over weight, why not stop in France.

Allen West is the resident darkie of American bigots.