Category Archives: Barack Obama

Beheading OK For Our Side

Among the ironic aspects of America’s anger against ISIS for beheading people is that one of our main allies makes a habit of not only beheading, but also engaging in the act of crucification. Saudi Arabia is among the leading nations of the world which engage in the act of beheading folk. Only they behead men who steal or rape a woman or happen to say the wrong thing. Sheik Nimir is a Shiite living in a nation that is governed by strict Sunni Muslim laws. He allegedly inspired fellow Shiites to speak out against the King of Saudi Arabia, and there might be evidence that he inspired some to take up arms against the government. Of course, in Saudi Arabia being “against the King” is a high crime and it could result in losing one’s head.

A Saudi court is now urging the Sheik be crucified because of his heretical views and anti-monarchy attitudes. Over a dozen, not two, men have been beheaded this year in the country of Saudi Arabia which has joined the coalition to end ISIS beheading of people. So glad the right beheading folk are on OUR side!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Rare to see someone eating lunch and reading a book.

We fiddle with fingers rather than with minds.

Green is Earth, so what are the colors of distant planets?

Tomorrow is always yesterday.

Children love playing with opening a bottle.

I enjoy sight of mom engaged in serious discussion with son.

A word can convey more power than an action.

Work through failure it is merely the road to success.

Story of America, from Lincoln To Mitt Romney.

Story of America, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama.

Turkey Supplies ISIS Forces

A new report from the New York Times reveals that Turkey has become a major source of recruits for ISIS. A twenty seven year old Turk, who only will refer to himself as, Can, told the world why a poor male from the slums of Turkey is how a happy contented warrior in Iraq. It is thrilling to be with a group of men dressed in black who go around shouting, “God is Great which gives you he divine strength to kill the enemy without being fazed by blood or scattered guts.” His initiation ceremony consisted of killing two unarmed men, then burying a man who was still alive. This story is informative.

Turkey has among the highest income levels of nations in the Middle East. It has an educated population and includes people of differing religions. But, for some reason this nation has not ensured that poor boys and girls participate in the modern world. They continue living in a world in which religion dominates their thinking. Perhaps, it is time for President Erdogan to reduce his drive for religion in the country, and emphasize modernity?

AirWar Continues In Middle East

Air strikes continue against ISIS in the Middle East. Members of ISIS continue to be killed. There are now reports that some Republicans are ready to vote for authorization of money to fund “appropriately vetted Syrian rebels” in order to get soldiers on the ground to fight ISIS. These Republicans are correct on one point, we do need men on the ground in order to defeat ISIS. But, which idiot in Congress came up with the idea that “Syrian rebels” could be the soldiers on the ground! Actually, there are thousands of potential troops on the ground for Iraq:

1. How about training Iraq soldiers? Yes, they do need training, they need competent officers, and they need to be paid on time.

2. How about twenty thousand from Jordan which has trained soldiers?

3. How about twenty thousand from Egypt? Heck, they are great at blasting away at Egyptians.

4. How about twenty thousand from Saudi Arabia? Heck, they have received billions in arms from the US?

5. How about twenty thousand from Iran?

6. How about twenty thousand from Saudi Arabia. Heck, we have given them billions in arms aid.

There are thousands of Arab soldiers ready to fight.

Another Day, Another Black Man Dead

The only certainty in the world of media is that today, and, tomorrow, there will be a story about police shooting a black man. Damien Hunt was a twenty two year old black man who was in a mall, and near a bank. A 911 call alerted local police that a black man was brandishing a samurai style sword and threatening the lives and security of people in the mall. Police arrived on the scene and discovered the black dude with his “samurai style” sword. What else could police do but to begin firing away. It is clear they shot him once outside a bank, he apparently ran some further steps, and they sent a few bullets into his body.

The “samurai style”sword was the type one purchases at a souvenir shop, no, it was not a real sword. Let us assume this black man raised the toy sword in the air. Exactly how many police officers feared for their lives at the sight of this toy sword? OK, so they shot him once. Ok, so he fell to the ground. But, why the additional shots? It is clear that American police have gone crazy either with fear or with their weapons which are used to kill. How about training police to hit legs or arms?

Alas, the war on black males continues and will continue.

Education , Texas Style

The state of Texas has a board which oversees the introduction of textbooks into the state. Many years ago, my textbook, The American Experience, which allegedly was a history of the United States of America encountered this group of people. Not a single person on this group is an historian, they do have housewives or beauty parlor operators. We were informed there was not a “Civil War,” but a “War Between The States” and if we would alter this situation, they might approve our book. We refused. Today, this group of idiots have become experts on science. Of course, they do rely upon the Texas Freedom Network and the Texas Center for Science Education for advice on science.

At the heart of education in the state of Texas is the Heartland Foundation sponsored by outstanding scientists such as the Koch brothers. They want textbooks in Texas to included the following sentences:

“Scientists agree that Earth’s climate is changing.”

“They don’t agree on what is causing the change.”

But, we do know the Koch brothers ARE changing education in the state of Texas!

Iran Is Not The Problem, It Is Part Of The Solution

US Secretary of State John Kerry is arguing that Iran should not be invited to discussions concerning issues in the Middle East. The presence of this nation “would not be appropriate” because according to his reasoning, “Iran has been deeply involved with its forces on the ground in Syria.” How about?

1. The United States had forces on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq.

2. European Union forces were on the ground in Afghanistan.

3. United Kingdom troops were on the ground in Iraq.

Iran’s presence is important if issues in the Middle East are to be resolved. Iran has close connections with Syria, with Hamas, and the situation in Lebanon. How about bringing together any and all nations in the Middle East who are concerned with creating stability?

Anti-Semitism Has Nothing To Do With Israel

There are all too many people in this world who believe that since the large majority of people who live in Israel are Jewish, this means all Jews in the world approve of policies carried out by the Israel government. In reality, a sizable number of Jewish Israelis do not agree with the polices of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A rally was held over the weekend in Israel to demonstrate opposition to the rampant anti-Semitism which is spreading across Europe. From Russia to the shores of England one can find examples of groups who believe all problems in this world are the result of actions by Israel,and somehow, all Jews in the world are part of some vast conspiracy of plots and violence.

I have been hearing these1 stories since childhood during World War II. Identify a problem, discover a Jewish name somehow connected to this problem, and Voila, blame it one the Jew. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made clear that the idea that somehow German people are under some form of threat to their existence because of Israel “is an outrageous scandal that we cannot accept.” Frankly, there are plenty of groups in Europe and the Middle East bent on proving that Jews lie behind anything and everything that goes wrong in the world.

Adolf, your ideas live on

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “Sarkozy Has Made Up His Mind”

About which woman to bed?

Canada, Toronto Star: “Rob Ford Is In Hospital”

I trust they have stocked up on beer.

Israel, Jerusalem Post: “Onions Stolen”

This is one smelly story.

USA, aol: “When She Says, NO”

For a healthy American boy, she means, “YES.”

Norway, Norway Post: “Police Raid Grocery Store”

Fully armed with guns and tanks, I assume!

UK, Guardian: “Managers Cut Salaries”

Not on Wall Street!

Where Are Arab Nations?

The President of the United States has given an address to the nation concerning what the US will do in the Middle East in order to halt the spread of ISIS. Most European leaders have made statements. But, for some strange reason Arab nations and Turkey have yet to be heard from. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri insists that his nation is very upset at the slaughter of fellow Sunni Muslims, but this “doesn’t mean that we will participate in military action.” However, much as his government is horrified at actions of ISIS, “we believe that this action and the elimination of terrorism is a collective responsibility for all members of the international community.”

Let me get this straight:

1. ISIS is a Sunni Muslim group.
2. ISIS is murdering Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

But,the Arab nations of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Turkey believe the “international community” must take action!

When will Arab nations stand up to defend MUSLIMS??