Category Archives: Barack Obama

Send Out The Loonies

In two weeks the people of Great Britain will elect a new government. The good news is that the notorious anti-immigrant UKip is slowly, but surely declining in its attraction to the people of England. The leader of UKip, Nigel Farage is in trouble and may not even win the district in which he must win in order to serve in Parliament. His UKip won about 37% of the vote in elections for the European Parliament, but latest polls indicate only about 13% of people in Great Britain will vote for it. UKip believes that all economic problems in their fair land will end once those terrible immigrants can no longer come to merry old England. Of course, those dirty old immigrants do the jobs that native born Englishmen refuse to take such as picking up the garbage of picking crops. In modern times those who most oppose immigration are those who most oppose any sort of work that entails hard physical labor. Perhaps, we can make robots to do that work and then dispense with those immigrants.

The race is a tight one between the Labor Party led by Ed Miliband and the Conservatives led by David Cameron. At this point, Labor has 36% to 33% for the Conservatives. At least give some credit to David Cameron who summed up the UKip very succinctly: “a bunch of fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists.” Enough said.

Send In The Millionaire

There is a recurring idea which is spreading across this planet– if your nation is experiencing difficulties, simply find the nearest millionaire and he will restore prosperity. I assume this theory is based upon the concept that if someone can make millions for himself, then he can make money for the rest of his society. Juha Sipila is a millionaire who resides in the nation of Finland. He has made gobs of money and like any decent thinking rich guy he understands how to make dough. And, when it comes to being rich there are several ideas to always keep in mind:

1. Pay low wages to those who work for you.

2. Don’t bother with unimportant things such as benefits for those who help you become rich.

3. And, always, always fight for lower taxes on the income of job creators.

Mr. Sipila is a former technocrat. He has a program: freeze wages, reduce government expenditures, oppose any money for a bailout of Greece since they are lazy folk from southern Europe, and keep out the migrants. Naturally, this program will restore prosperity. OK, he only received 49 seats out of 200, but what the heck, make him president and good times will come back.

Question: does the wage freeze apply to those who are wealthy businessmen?

Putin Seeks Peace With World

TIME magazine has anointed the leader of Russia with the mantle of glory by listing him as among the most important people on this planet. The old KGB thug is now a renowned and important person not only in Russia but within the entire world. The Great Leader enjoys this position of power, it enables him to be heard by one and all. Heck, within Russia, there are millions who adore a man who has restored “glory”k to the Motherland. Putin wants the world to know that his only thoughts are for peace and prosperity. He regards himself as a champion for peace. As he informed the world, “we have disagreements on several issues on the international agenda. But at the same time there is something that unites us. I mean general efforts directed at making the world economic more democratic.”

So, there, Putin has come out for democracy. How can his opponents, at least those not in jail or dead, argue that this Great Leader opposes the path of democracy? Of course, his definition of that word is somewhat different from that employed in other areas of the world. Let me explain”

The Putin definition of democracy is that when he speaks, others listen. The Putin definition of democracy is that no one opposes his ideas. Very simple, and very clear.

Death Of Migrants

These days, pick up a newspaper and one discovers that dozens of migrants have died on the trip from Africa to the shores of Italy. That nation has become the destination of those seeking to escape the horrors of poverty and death. Perhaps, it is only appropriate for someone who may die if he remains at home to die on the trip to a more bountiful place. Whether it is Libya or Mali or Nigeria of any of the lands lying on the north end of the African continent, to remain at “home” is to remain at potential death. Those inhabiting the northern regions of the continent of Africa are the modern migrants. In the era of my parents, millions fled from eastern Europe or Italy seeking a new home in the promised land of America. What can be done to aid these people since modern nations do not wish to welcome migrants who come from “undesirable lands?”

1. There is need for a massive modern Marshall Plan that would enable these areas to develop economies that produce jobs.

2. There is need for the world to cease providing dictators with modern weapons since each dollar spent to obtain weapons of death leads invariably to more deaths in their own land.

3. There is need for a modern African Union armed force that can provide security to those African nations under threat from forces such as Boko Haram.

4. There is need for Muslim clerics to assume leadership for peace.

Enable migrants to find peace and a level of prosperity at home and they will not venture along the road of death.

Another Dead Black Man

It was just another day in Jennings, Missouri and just another opportunity for the police to shoot another black man. I know this city since it was where my former wife was raised. Frankly, not much of a city, inhabited by working class white and black folk, a school system that will never win any prizes for excellence. Children learn the basics of life, they learn their lives will be spent working on cars or hours providing services to people in fast food establishments. This is one city that will never win prizes for beauty. Thaddeus McCarroll was in his home, a bit disturbed and he made mom leave the place. He was talking to himself, holding a Bible and a knife. A mumbling man. Police arrived at the scene. Waited outside and finally, the black man emerged. There was a few dozen cops. They now feared for their lives since Thaddeus might charge at them with a knife against their guns.

You know the conclusion of this story. Police hit him in the leg with a rubber bullet. But, he continued standing and waving the knife. What else could police do than to gun him down? Just another Jennings story of death. I wonder if police are trained to fire bullets into legs?

Palestinian Terrorism

The Palestinian Authority has given evidence to the government of Israel that it is a dangerous source of potential violence. In most areas of the Middle East, thousands of militants seek to avenge their God by engaging in brutal violence. They behead people, they murder the innocent, they impose sharia law, they drive from their homes anyone who is Christian. Violence is the norm in many Middle Eastern nations. However, regardless of what ISIS has or can do, it can never match the violent behavior of the Palestinian Authority. Yes, this group of terrorists led by President Mahmoud Abbas did the ultimate in violence and brutality. It joined the International Criminal Court! Just imagine, Muslims seeking to participate in resolving differences in a court of law!

The Israel government has withheld tax revenues from the Palestinian Authority because it decided to join the International Criminal Court. Just think, Israel would have to engage in legal conflict with Palestinian political leaders! Finally,the Israel government will give Palestinians their own money. Wow. And, Bibi Netanyahu argues that Muslims seek death and destruction.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 8 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

For many in America the word, Racism, is a dirty word.

I still do not understand how we Americans got in the world of guns.

Every nut case claims God is on his side. Does God take sides is the question?

What ever happened to the old idea that one checked one’s guns with the sheriff?

There are days when I wonder how America became modern America.

Some so love to chop off heads, some so love to bomb people. The end result is the same–Death!

I wonder if there was a single day on planet Earth when no one was murdered?

Enemy Forces In Missouri

I was a resident of the state of Missouri for over fifty years and thus know something about the thinking of people who inhabit that state. The state of Missouri consists of two separate nations, one that is found in cities and one that is found in rural areas. Heck, I was the first JEW that teachers in southern Missouri had ever physically encountered and I definitely was the first Jew who introduced bagels and lox to the city of Poplar Bluff. So, it is not surprising that emails from members of the Missouri National Guard who were sent to the city of Ferguson display certain words, terms, and mindsets.

1. “Enemy Forces” refers to those whose skin are black.

2. “Enemy forces” can also refer to white skin people who protest against the killing of black men.

3. An “adversary” is anyone who protests against murder of black folk.

4. “Friendly forces” are those with white skins. Again, only if they do not protest.

5. The enemy somehow is in possession of “counterintelligence capabilities.” I confess, I have no idea what this means. Perhaps, it means that some who believe there is prejudice in Ferguson, Missouri can gaze out the window and see cops brutalizing black skin men.

RACISM is alive in the state of Missouri. As it is in other parts of our great land. Does this mean, all white Americans are Racists? Of course not, but many ARE!

Iraq Forever

The latest news from Iraq is that ISIS is still around and continues to fight back against planes and soldiers from Iraq and a few dozen other nations in the Middle East. Just when it was thought ISIS was on the run, they are now running straight for the city of Ramadi in Anbar province. So, what is happening?

1. Thousands of fanatics are streaming into Iraq from all parts of the Muslim world in order to partake of an opportunity to die for Allah.

2. For some strange reason these men — and women– continue to obtain arms in order to carry on the fight.

3. ISIS continues to behead while opponents continue to bomb.

4. ISIS followers BELIEVE. It is doubtful if most Iraq soldiers believe in anything other than their pay check.

5. It is a war between devout believers who claim to be carrying out the will of God vs soldiers who are doing a job.

6. ISIS fanatics are to Iraq what Tea Party fanatics are to the USA. People consumed with hate and who believe God is on their side

Opponents of ISIS must have a dream. They need leaders who will inspire. At this moment no such leaders are present in the Middle East other than those who head groups such as IIS. I wonder if there are moderate imams who can inspire?

A Word Never Spoken In Turkey

If for some reason you find yourself in the land of Turkey, a bit of advice. Under no condition ever utter the word, GENOCIDE, if the following word is, Armenian. It is agains the law to speak those two words together. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is rather upset because there are people in the United States and Europe who continue speaking in false terms about —- —-. He believes they are hypocrites because when it comes to genocide, how about actions of American settlers who wiped out thousands of Redskins? As he noted: What about the Redskins? What about European colonialism in Africa? Where are the original Aborgines in Australia? And, so on and so on.

OK, the man does have a point, but the point has absolutely no relevance to the ARMENIAN GENOCIDE. You do not get a pass on genocide because other nations also participated in genocides. The people of Germany has apologized, they have paid reparations and they insist that children in schools learn about the HOLOCAUST! See, the world does not end because apologies are spoken.

And, for the Redskins, they currently are playing football in Washington D.C.