Category Archives: Barack Obama

Why Are We Debating?

Every so often, my mind becomes confused at debates that rage within the United States of America over supposedly “important” issues. I understand that in 1492, “scholars”k argued about the length of the Atlantic Ocean or exactly what was in Africa, or what caused most diseases. But, why today are we arguing about:

1. Global climates change. Over 90% of scientists are producing evidence this is happening, so what is the “debate” about?

2. Trickle down economics. There is absolutely NO evidence that reducing taxes on wealthy people leads to economic progress. During the period 1945-1970, there was a huge growth in our economy, and the top tax rate was at least 70% vs today’s 39%. So, what is the argument?

3. American government has always been centered in free enterprise. Absolutely historically in correct. From Alexander Hamilton’s tariff program to assist American business compete against English imports to construction of roads, canals, railroads, giving away free land under the Homestead Act to minimum wage laws, etc.. the Federal government has ALWAYS been involved in the economy.

4. Bombing will lead to defeat of guerrilla forces. How about checking out the Vietnam War?

So, why the heck is there a debate about these issues?


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

Indonesia, Jakarta Post: “Women Make Porn Films In Church”

These days one wonders if they are for the guy up in the sky or the guy who runs the church?

Canada, Toronto Star: “Mayor Quits Over Dog Poop”

Mayors only take shit from Wall Street folk.

France, Connexcion: “No More Love”

These days in France that refers to the President.

Russia,Moscow Times: “Russians Attack Cheese”

There is no doubt the Russian army can handle an enemy like cheese.

Sweden, Local: “Dad Takes Kids To War Zone”

He got clearance from the NRA that it was his second amendment right!

UK< Guardian: “Drunk On Success”

Who else but the mayor of Toronto??

I Think There Is A Cease Fire?

People in Gaza and Israel have spent the past seven weeks engaged in a conflict. This conflict has been going on for over sixty years. Each time the prospect of a peaceful agreement appears possible, the guns begin to fire. This seven week killing rampage began with the horrible murder of three Jewish kids who were hitch hiking. There is NO justification for murdering children. Of course, in response an Israel nut case organized the murder of a Palestinian boy. From that point on, it was bombs, missiles, rockets, tanks blasting away without any regard for who was going to die. Neither side can claim innocence for the death of the innocent. Today, there is supposed to be another cease fire, and Hamas has agreed to work with the Palestinian Authority led by President Mahmoud Abbas. OK, I understand there are those in Israel who will claim there is no reason to trust Hamas. Of course, there are Palestinians who believe there is no prospect of Israel ceasing its murderous campaign.

What must now be done?

1. Israel has to realize that Hamas inside the government of Palestine is the first step toward peace. When asked how he handled enemies, President Lyndon Johnson replied he wanted them inside his tent in order to keep an eye on them.

2. Finally, Israel has to accept the concept of an independent Palestinian state with its capital in east Jerusalem.

3. Finally, Palestinians have to accept reality– refugees are not returning to Israel. HOWEVER, there is no reason they cannot be settled in the West Bank.

FINALLY, both sides have to accept the concept that constant war is NOT a long term foreign policy. Only Peace is a long term foreign policy.

Nine Year Old Fires Uzi And Someone Dies!

There are moments in my life as an American when I have to wonder what has happened to this society? I was raised in the Depression when one fourth of Americans were without jobs and millions went hungry each day.But, for some strange reason few believed they needed a gun to protect themselves. In New York we had the Sullivan Act which restricted gun ownership, and I lived in a slum, not in a middle class neighborhood. A nine year old girl was taken by parents to a firing range during their holiday. A NINE YEAR old girl was handed over to an instructor who would teach her how to fire an UZI submachine gun! A video shows Charles Vacca explaining to the NINE YEAR old how to hold the gun. “We have to keep that held in, otherwise the gun won’t fire.”

A minute later the machine gun fires and Charles Vacca is dead. Who the hell, for what reason would allow their nine year old daughter to get anywhere near a Uzi submachine gun? Her parents should be arrested for child neglect and spend a few months in jail. This is gun ownership gone crazy? What next, teach nine year olds how to throw grenades?

A Letter To Xul

Dear Y

As you know, I have been our planet’s emissary to the backward life forms on this place that is called, Earth(of course in the Xulian language it is known as the “Mysterious Land.” I have now spent over 83 Earth years(22 Xulian years) on this planet which only knows the virtues of war, hate, and violence. I recently received a communication from the Council Of Love which indicates my stay on this planet will shortly come to an end, and I will return home. Let me share with you some characteristics of these life forms.

1. They have an incredible fascination with weapons of destruction. Of course, it has been over ten thousand years since anyone on Xul has ever been in contact with a weapon of anger, as we term them. Here, they revel in firing such weapons -UPON ONE ANOTHER!

2. These “humans” are the most adept life forms on this planet in the act of destroying other life forms. Ironically, they term life forms such as lions or wolves or panthers as “dangerous” even while they slaughter them by the thousands!

3. On this planet it is forbidden to approach a stranger and offer them a kiss, such acts of love are met with angry looks.

4. Humans engage in incredible violence against one another in what they term, “wars.” The other day a group of humans displayed to the entire world destroying a life form!

5. On Earth, a small number of humans hoard incredible amounts of goods while other humans do without enough to survive. They term this concept: CAPITALISM. In other words, unlike our world in which all share equally in goods and services, here on Earth, most lack while a few control over 40% of all goods. If anyone opposes this nonsensical idea, they are termed, as violent creatures seeking to take from those who have.

6. OH, they even have a concept they term, GOD. Supposedly, there is some life form up in the sky who lives forever and controls and directs all planets in the Universe!

Anyway, I so look forward to leaving this mysterious planet and get back to civilization!

Your friend, as always, S.

Russian Flight, Not Fight!

In the world of pseudo dictator of Russia, Vladimir Putin, he is the man fighting for peace in any conflict with Ukraine. According to the Putin Doctrine of foreign policy, his beloved Russia has the right to go anywhere that borders on the border. The Ukraine government claimed they had captured some Russian troops who had wandered into their land. This met with a strong Putin denial which charged the soldiers were on “patrol” inside Russia when seized by Ukraine criminals. Alas, a few hours later, Ukraine television displayed the faces and voices of Russian soldiers who admitted to being captured in another land. However, the Russian Defense Ministry quickly offered an explanation: “The soldiers really did participate in a patrol of a section of the Russian-Ukraine border, crossed it by accident on an unmarked section, and as we understand showed no resistance to the armed forces of Ukraine when they were detained.”

It is now clear to me and the world that President Putin would never send soldiers into a foreign land. The problem is clear: Why doesn’t Ukraine clearly mark its border? If only Ukraine would conduct itself as a nation, there would be no problems! Russian soldiers are compelled to subject themselves to danger and capture because UKRAINE DOES NOT DO ITS JOB! This is simply another act against the people of Russia!

White Fight, Not Flight In Ferguson!

My wife and I just returned from a trip to St. Louis where we spent time with her middle class white family. Just about every one of these whites support Officer Darren Wilson who has risen in the eyes of St. Louis whites to be a new hero. Many middle class St. Louis whites blame black skinned people for compelling their flight from good housing since who would trust their precious children to be in the same school with “those people?” St. Louis has always been a city in search of a meaning. Liberal minded immigrants mix with southern white refugees seeking a middle class modern life, and escape from the poverty of rural life. During the past thirty years St. Louis has ranked either one, two or three in the list of murders. Sorry, white folk, murder in St. Louis is an equal opportunity issue, it is the one activity in which whites and blacks share a common desire on how to express anger.

I was told that Darren Wilson was simply defending himself. I was told it was time whites held their ground against black criminals. After a few hours, it was apparent these people had fears. They had no contact with blacks, and if they did encounter one at work, she was the “exception.” Such is life in an area which has allowed hatred to become the motto of a fearful people. Ironically, blacks in Ferguson share similar fears about whites–they hate us. In the end, both whites and blacks in St. Louis county seek distance from one another. Just another example of Christian brotherhood in action!

Western Hurricane Of Anger!

Cornell West, Harvard professor and writer was once a fervent supporter of Barack Obama, but western winds of anger now emanate from his body. He regards Obama as a fraud who has sold black people lies in the form of progressive beliefs. “He posed as if he was a kind of Lincoln, and we ended up with a brown faced Clinton. He posed as a progressive, and wound out to be a counterfeit.” Strong words coming from one who held presidential candidate Barack Obama in high regard. Apparently, what galls West very much is his hero appears to be “most comfortable with upper middle class whites and Jews who consider themselves to be very smart.”

Of course, teaching at Harvard, Mr. West spends most of his time with upper middle class whites and Jews who consider themselves to be very smart. The problems of Obama do not stem from hanging around with whites or Jews, they arise from his lack of knowledge regarding American history and his distaste for politics. Barack Obama has never realized the President of the United States of America is a POLITICIAN. He must be adept at the world of negotiating with Congress, persuading opponents he can get them “goodies” in exchange for votes. A recent figure indicated Obama had hit there golf course 170 times, and only twice with a member of Congress, one was a Republican! This is his problem of leadership, he never grasped how great presidents in history were great politicians.

Professor West, do you really believe Obama would have been better off with working blacks and whites? Hell, since he thought and acted like a Harvard professor, he would have been lost with these groups!

Guns Of Gaza Never Silent

The IDF continues its assault on Gaza as part of the program to destroy every aspect of Hamas. The goal is clear–ensure that Hamas is unable to launch any attack upon the people of Israel. At present, Hamas, and its unofficial allies, are prepared to drop some rockets across the border in hope they will come down some place where people dwell. Most probably of the alleged 10,000 rockets prior to the IDF invasion, about 5,000 still exist. There are two central issues confronting Israel:

1. How to make ineffective as weapons of destruction those rockets and missiles?

2. What is the long term policy towards Hamas?

Of course, there are always those in Israel who accept blasting away at Gaza every four years of so. For them, this policy can last throughout the century. The war party recognizes their policy is at present rather popular among most Jewish citizens of Israel– about twenty percent of people in Israel are NOT Jews. On the other hand there are Israelis who understand war has to end-hopefully in their life time or it will be a legacy for future generations. The bottom line of Israel foreign policy is that WAR MUST CONCLUDE. The only question is: HOW, AND UNDER WHICH CONDITIONS?

Then again, there are groups in Israel who will never surrender their dream of conquest–and war.

Independence Day: Pro And Con

The people of Ukraine celebrated Independence Day with a large parade of marching soldiers and happy people. Meanwhile in territory of separatists an anti-Independence Day celebration occurred. Led by a gorgeous blond waving an assault weapon, a few dozen Ukrainian prisoners were marched through the streets. They were dressed in filthy uniforms, had shaved heads and endured mocking shouts of “fascists” and “perverts” while onlookers pelted them with garbage. Such is the world of modern Ukraine. Back in Moscow, the MAN, Vladimir Putin. insists that his only concern is supporting forces of democracy and peace by providing them with weapons of war. Another Russian convoy filled with “humanitarian” goods crossed the border into Ukraine. Reality is that government forces are steadily driving back separatists in the struggle to united the nation.

So, what to do with Putin? Economic sanctions must be imposed regardless of the impact upon West European economies. America must lift restrictions upon sale of oil to Europe. Hit Putin in the only thing that really concerns him– his desire for wealth. The Russian people have fallen asleep and support this two bit dictator. Time for them to wake up to the reality of poverty!