Author Archives: Fred Stopsky

Russia Rules Forever

According to President Vladimir Putin things are going great for Russia, and the real problems confronting the world can be found in Western nations. He just returned from Siberia where he wrestled a bear, shot a lion, and single-handedly wiped out a terrorist group which was hiding in the wastes of Siberia where they were planning to attack prisons. So, what now for Vladimir?

1. He has worked a miracle getting the Ruble to sink to lower levels. A cheap Ruble means that Russia can now sell its goods for lower prices. Of course, there is this minor problem that, aside from oil and gas, Russia sort of does not have any goods to sell.
2. He has thwarted the attack from Danish cheeses and burned every piece of cheese that could be found. So there, EU!
3. Of course, one of his major victories was to ban flowers from Western Europe, from now on if you want to smell the roses, just take a trip

Gunman Who Could Not Shoot Straight

The recent episode in which two young Americans thwarted a terrorist on a speeding train in France has created all sorts of confusion. Was this man a terrorist out to murder the innocent? The young man,Ayoub el Khazanni insists that he was merely a Jesse James who wanted to steal from the rich and give to the poor. He is “dumbfounded” that anyone could take him for anything other than a modern Jesse out to rob the train.

This does raise issues as to how does society define a genuine 100% criminal who simply seeks a few bucks from those who have the dough? If anyone who robs trains is a terrorist this means the James gang and the other Western gangs must now be re-evaluated.

Bush Legacy Lives On And On

Let me recite the new Republican fairy tale about Iraq.

1. The famous Surge ended the war in Iraq and the good guys won.

2. Iraq was a peaceful land in 2009 when along came Barack Obama.

3. His inept lack of leadership ended peace and along came ISIS.

4. We should all thank God George Bush was President and his wonderful advisors, Cheney and Rumsfeld.

Reality Check:

1. President Obama DID offer to keep about 10,000 US troops in Iraq.

2. The point of contention was that he could not agree with Iraq demands that American soldiers would be subject to Islamic Law.

3. It was the Maliki government which Bush installed that persecuted Sunnis and led to their becoming friendly to ISIS.

Yes, But No, Yes, I Think

The 14th Amendment was passed after the Civil War in order to ensure that former slaves were citizens. It was a revolutionary act which said that anyone who was born in America was a citizen. During the years following passage of this law, hundreds of thousands of EUROPEAN immigrants who entered America had their children become American citizens. This PREDATED any discussion of Hispanic immigrants.

A few weeks ago, Scott Walker came out in favor of the Trump Plan which would change the Constitution and end the right of American citizenship. A few days ago,Scott now says, maybe I agree with Trump and maybe I do not. He does not wish to get engaged in arguments over a “red flag” that upsets folks. So, as of this moment, he thinks he opposes Trump.

St. Louis Blues

As someone who lived in the St.Louis region for over fifty years, I am never surprised by the behavior of white police toward those with black skins. St. Louis must rank among the most racist cities in the USA. It is among the few cities in which the banking and business sectors are located in suburban areas rather than the main city. So, what it knew? An eighteen year old boy named Mansour Ball-Beg was walking down the street when somehow, two white policemen decided that he was a criminal. Why else would a black boy be doing walking down the street?

The conclusion of this story is quite simple. This young man “sustained a single fatal gunshot to his back.” Ordinarily, when one is shot in the back it means one was going in the opposite direction. Two cops shot him as he went in the opposite direction. I do not have a doubt in the world, they will claim “fear of my life” from someone walking away from them.

Just another day in the life of a black man in the black city of St.Louis.

Stand Up For Christians

I frankly do not understand this commotion about ISIS or Iraq or Syria when the real threat to the very existence of the United States lies right here in our own nation. OK, so ISIS beheads a few people,after all they are just a bunch of Muslims, but what about the war on Christianity launched by the Obama administration? Is that to be ignored? Christianity in America now confronts the greatest challenge in its history. Just imagine, the black coated police will soon be knocking on your door and demanding that your son or daughter find someone of their own sex to date and marry!

Ted Cruz is among the few political leaders willing to take a stand for Christians. “What we’re seeing right now is actually Bible-loving Christians being prosecuted” because they do not wish to serve gays!

From now on I intend to refuse paying taxes to a government that protects gays and lesbians. It is my Constitutional right!

I will no longer halt at red lights because I do not intend to support the right of reds to tell me what to do!

God Bless Ted Cruz, living proof that sending your child to Harvard is a one waste of money!

Turn Off The Loudspeaker!

World War I began when some young guy shot an important Austrian member of the royal family, and Austria-Hungary and Serbia argued about who should look for the killer. They never could agree so in the end about 20,000,000 people died. For about two weeks the government of South Korea has been blasting away with loudspeakers aimed at North Korean soldiers. We are now faced with an issue that best belongs on the Jon Stewart show about the madness of the world.

Kim Jong-Un announced “our military and people are prepared to risk all-out war,not just to simply respond or to retaliate, but to defend the system our people chose. The situation has reached the verge of war.”

OK,children, time to simmer down. Remove the loudspeakers and end this nonsense. There are NO principles involved.

Let me get this straight, Republicans are furious at Iran which has never invaded another country, but the silence of Republican candidates about North Korea is deafening.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

USA, Newsday: “Woman Hospitalized After Stabbing”

Why not before the stabbing?

Australia, Canberra Times: “I Don’t Think I Lied”

Donald, just open your mouth and you lie!

Egypt, al-ahram: “Fry Eggs On Highway”

Sorry, that activity is restricted to California.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Russia Bans US Wines”

I’ll drink to that one.

UK, Guardian: “Stop Topless Show”

The naked truth in action!

Erdogan-I Demand Power!

For many years President Recep Erdogan was the prime minister of Turkey, and he did a few good things about assisting the economy to become more modern. He did a few good things about checking the power of the military. He did assist Turkey on its march to become a modern society. But,alas, POWER soon became the name of his game. He wants POWER and he wants to crush any and all factors in Turkey that prevent him from having POWER. Just last year he was working to have Kurds become an integral part of Turkish society. But, alas, his desire for POWER led to an election that resulted in his political party losing its majority. So, what has he done since that event?

He launched attacks on Kurdish military units fighting in Syria and Iraq against ISIS. Beating ISIS will not gain him any votes, so the hell with that game. However, there are Turks who do not like the Kurds-a minority in Turkey–so fight them and call a quick election in hope of gaining COMPLETE POWER!

Too bad Erdogan is not head of North Korea -now that is one country in which the ruler does have COMPLETE POWER!

Kim Jong Un-ADVANCE!

Kim Jong-un is very upset. Perhaps, he gazed in the mirror and saw his haircut, one must say that when it comes to having an interesting haircut, the pudgy guy from North Korea is among the most powerful leaders in the world. After all, when one inhabits a world in which your kick of the day is having an uncle or a general or whoever shot is the highlight of power, there must be moments when the little guy wants to strut the world stage as someone important. So, he issued an order>

“The supreme commander(that’s me)of the Korean People’s Army will enter a wartime state to be fully ready to launch surprise actions.” Now, let me get this right, you want to “launch surprise actions” so you inform the world that you want to launch surprise actions! Perhaps, it is time to spend the day maneuvering your toy soldiers.