Category Archives: Barack Obama

Racial Thursdays Make For Friendships

Every so often one encounters evidence that something is happening within the United States that can not be explained by rational thinking. At Fort Wainright in Alaska members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team has organize a new form of fellowship whose goal, in theory,is to foster ideas of friendship and cohesion among all soldiers. One day of the week is set aside for the guys and gals to just have some interesting discussions about life in the military. This is called, “RACIAL THURSDAYS.” During this day of the week, each soldier can speak his mind. “You can make any racial remark you desire without any consequences” One sergeant just could not get into the spirit of the game. “It’s degrading to the soldiers. WE’ve had soldiers almost fight over the crap going on here.” For some reason several black soldiers just could not get into the spirit of the game.

After all, in the United States Congress we do not have “Racial Thursdays.” Instead, we have seven days of Racial anger directed at the President of the United States. We also have Racial Hatred week directed at those who are poor and lack defense against the haters of America. I guess these soldiers just want to get into the spirit of Ted Cruz, Fox News, and the guys who only love those whose skins are whites and possess gobs of money.

Tunisia Fights Terrorism

Among the ongoing mantras of Fox News and Republicans is that America is engaged in a conflict with Muslim nations. Tunisia was the origin of the now forgotten Arab Spring and for decades has been a center of moderation in religion. Even today, there are still Jews living in this Muslim area and a high proportion of educated Muslims remain secular in spirit and practice. So, it was not surprising that Islamic terrorists decided to blast away at their fellow Muslims. They attacked a major museum in Tunis. Reports indicate a group of gunmen emerged from vans and blasted away at tourists who had come to inspect ancient Roman ruins. At least nineteen are dead and dozens are wounded. President Beji Caid Essenbi blasted Islamic terrorism. It may be difficult for Republicans to grasp that thousands of moderates inhabit the nation of Tunisia.

In one sense, Tunisia represents the failed dream of the Arab Spring. That movement was organized by young Muslims seeking a new brand of their religion that would create societies in which people could enjoy democracy and freedom of religion. Given the chaos in Egypt or Libya or Syria it is now clear that was a dream, not a reality. Conservatives rule in Muslim lands in the Middle East. So, what is the destiny of those seeking the democratic dream?

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

we offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I believe tigers in Siberia are happy when Vladimir Putin is back in Moscow.

I await a law in Texas which gives toddlers in the crib the right to have a gun.

These days I frequently wonder how I got to live in this crazy version of the USA?

I would not be surprised to learn about an alliance of Republicans and ISIS to end the tyranny of OBAMA!

I simply can not fathom the hatred that now exists in America.

Some days I wish to migrate to Denmark and enjoy life with people who are happy, not angry.

I think the Kentucky basketball team should become the new New York Knicks basketball team.

A Shooting In Russia

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemstov is dead. That we can confirm, but everything else that has been written about this murder is confusing to say the least. According to Russian authorities, if one can ever believe Russian authorities, Zaur Dadayev was the man who killed Nemstov. Everyone agrees that he came from Chechnya and has ties to other people in that land. At this point, the story becomes somewhat murky.

1. Dadayev claims he killed Nemmstov because of religious reasons, Nemstov was Jewish.

2. Dadayev claims he killed Nemstov because the Russian supported Charlie Hebdo.

3. Dadayev claims he killed Nemstov for the $85,000.

4. Dadayev claims there was some sort of power struggle in Chechnya and somehow killing Nemstov was part of the mess.

5. Dadayev claims he had some other guys with him. He had to pay them for the job.

Vladimir Putin wants the world to know he was nowhere near Moscow at the time of the murder. I think he was in Siberia with his tigers.

Oh well, one day, we will get to know who did what and why they did it.

Rick Perry To Run For President Of ISIS!

There is good news for Texas Governor Rick Perry. If he does not make the cut to run for President of the United States there is a new opportunity awaiting him in ISIS. A new video depicts young boys receiving training in how to fire a weapon and learning that one must die for God. They are told in this video that a good boy is ready and able to confront the “enemies of God.” Examine the record:

1. Rick Perry believes that young people should be trained to carry weapons. ISIS believes this.

2. Rick Perry believes that Barack Obama is the son of the Devil. ISIS believes this.

3. Rick Perry believes in God. ISIS believes this.

4. Rick Perry believes it is never too young to train children in use of weapons. ISIS believes this.

5. Rick Perry would so love to die for God. ISIS agrees with this view.

I wonder if the new eye glasses that Rick Perry wears are simply a secret communication devise that is linked to ISIS headquarters??

Give Students Guns, Not Grades

I sometimes wonder whether or not allowing the people of Texas was among the greatest mistakes in the history of this nation. The Texas legislature is ready to pass a law that allows students in public colleges and universities to come to class with a concealed weapon on their person. I spent fifty years as a teacher which included time in a Harlem junior high school, a small town high school and a few other places. I taught gang leaders in Harlem and according to the state of Texas it would have been OK to allow these kids to come to class with a weapon. I know, the Second Amendment says anyone is allowed to carry a gun anywhere. I thought in Dodge City one had to check your weapons with the sheriff in order to come to town, but that was America then, and now we have a new America.

There are no words one can express about this growing madness in America. We are NOT adhering to the ideas of our Founding Fathers. We are not adhering to the values of Americans in the nineteenth century. We have become a nation of crazy people following crazy ideas that inevitably will result in crazy acts in our colleges.

Bibi, It’s Not Barack!

Bibi Netanyahu will undoubtedly become the next prime minister of the state of Israel. Of course, he will become prime minister and completely lack any concern about one out of five citizens of this country because they are of the Muslim or Christian religion. He sunk to the lowest form of politics in his quest for power. Throughout the campaign he appealed to the forces of hate in Israel who simply do not regard anyone other than a Jew as a human being. I hate to make this analogy, but exactly what was different from the Nazi claim that Jews were a lower race than Netanyahu depicting Palestinians as lacking the qualities of human beings. He argued they were lower forms of people.

President Obama spoke the truth: “The United States and this administration are deeply concerned about the rhetoric that seeks to marginalize Arab Israel citizens” and undermines the democratic process. I am certain many American Jews support Netanyahu. The problem is that it is impossible to be a Jew and hate Arabs. I realize Bibi wants to wait out Obama and expect the next American president will just love his hate. Will that person believe that hate is the path toward Middle East peace?

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Norway, Norway Post: “Social Worker Guilty Of Sex With Clients”

Now, this is one social worker who seeks to get close to her client.

USA, aol: “Sue Over Frozen Dinner”

At least you could warm up the frozen dinner!

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Terror Camps Active”

If you are going to have terrorists, the least you can do is let them do their job.

China, China Daily: “Should Nude Tourists Be Blacklisted?

They should be seen but not heard.

Egypt, al-Ahram: “Stop Makine Home Made Bombs”

Idiot,not in the house, go outside and play!

On Being A Jew In Modern World

As one who was raised in the Jewish faith I increasingly find myself in a similar position to those who were raised as Muslims. We both have to endure the reality that people from our faith utilize hate and fear and violence against those who are weaker. In America, more and more Jews devote their lives to the plight of our endangered billionaires who are oppressed by the evil Barack Obama. Ah, for the days when Jewish leaders marched hand in hand with Martin Luther King and Jewish boys were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. We Jews used to lead the fight for social justice in America, we Jews fought for the rights of Hispanic immigrants, it was Jewish union leaders who established the initial schools in the South which were open to both black and white people. Heck, half of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade which fought against Fascists in Spain were Jews. We Jews wanted a world in which ALL humans, including Muslims enjoyed the right to a life of peace and prosperity.

We Jews used to believe that is one person in this world was oppressed, so were we oppressed. Today, I head Jews speak in angry and hateful terms about Muslims or poor people. I feel lost in the modern Jewish world now that Benjamin Netanyahu is again leader of Israel and will continue his hateful policies toward those who are not Jewish. I have no idea who he is other than a bigot and hating man. Frankly, I feel ashamed to be part of the modern Jewish world in which hate has replaced love.

Hate Triumphs In Israel

The triumph of Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel is the flip side to the victory of Republicans in America last fall. It is now clear that in this world, those who hate and those who believe the greatest threat in this world are the forces of peace who seek to create just societies based upon principles of equality for all humans. Bibi is beside himself with pride that he frightened the people of Israel and got them to fear and fear and fear. It is a winning hand in these days of social media and hate. His Likud party will form a coalition of right wing religious nut cases and continue policies based upon the concept that to be a Jew is to be a modern version of totalitarianism. No, Israel Jews are NOT Nazis, but they have adopted the policies of hate and fear which is remarkably similar to that political movement. NO, Israel will NOT murder millions, but would you believe thousands as they did in Gaza because three innocent Jewish children died.

So, what is the future of Bibi Netanyahu:

1. No establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

2. No desire to cooperate with the United States of America.

3. Reaching out to American Republicans. Heck, maybe he can be their candidate in 2016!

And, possible:

The European Union imposes sanctions upon Israel.

Israel becomes a completely isolated nation.

There are consequences for behaving like a wild bully.