Category Archives: Barack Obama

Young Guns In Action

It was just one of those stories which are buried in the newspapers, and which might earn a few blips on the Internet. It is a story about the great American mystery. Why is it that the overwhelming number of Americans do NOT own a gun, but the overwhelming number of Americans support the right of any and all Americans to own such a weapon of mass destruction? Heck,in the old Western days, if you came to town, then you had to check your guns with the sheriff. Any such idea today will encounter the claim this act violates the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution. A three year old boy was playing at home. For some reason, his parents happened to leave their gun out in the open. The little boy picked up the weapon, and fired it into the head of his baby brother. I have lost count of the number of such incidents.

Police Chief Calhoun Williams spoke for all little children. “This fascination we have with handguns, not just in this city, but in the country has to stop. This is a senseless loss of life.” Common sense. But,this is America where common sense has long since disappeared.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRES

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

China, China Daily: “Who Stole Spring?”

Who else but Barack Obama!

Denmark,Copenhagen Post: “Conflict With Modern Times”

Where else but in the Middle East?

Norway, Norway Post: “Meet Nudist Friends”

Barely.

Egypt, al-Ahram: “65 Year Old Pregnant”

This definitely requires a pregnant moment of thought on my part.

Sweden, Local: “Don’t Go To Mars”

We need the peace of Venus!

Rand Keeps On Being Rand

It is a characteristic of the American way of politics that candidates must be able to handle members of the media and so far, Rand Paul is coming across as a petty,angry little man who does not believe that members of the media have a right to pose questions without first checking with him about the question. He has been in a spat with Savannah Guthrie, an English reporter because he does not believe that she poses questions that he must answer. She dared to ask him why he had changed his ideas about foreign policy and this infuriated him because when he changes his mind about foreign policy he should at least have the right to explain that it is not a change, but another approach to the issue. In other words, he was against something before he was for it. Heck John Kerry made such a statement back in 2004 so why can’t he utter it? Rand insists that when someone asked why he “changed” a view it is an example of “editorializing.”

How about:

1. Submit questions to Rand Paul

2. Ask his permission prior to posing a question.

3. Initially say, “I know that your position is correct, but..”

4. Just remember that I am a Christian and will not curse.

5. I am a libertarian which means I believe in free speech for those running for President.

I’m Running For President

Well, another person has entered the field of candidates who are seeking the presidency of the United States of America. We know that it is not Herman Cain and it is not Mitt Romney. It is our old friend, Hillary Clinton. For someone who was born in 1992 over twenty years of life have been spent with either Bill or Hillary in some important aspect of their life. It must seem to those in that category that Clintons are always with us and their trials and tribulations are an important aspect of our lives. Then again, if one counts Bush I, the Bush or Clintons have been around for over thirty years. Now that she announced her decision, the experts are dissecting every aspect of her personality.

1. She is not “warm” enough.

2. She does not come across as “genuine.”

3. She carries too much baggage.

4. She lacks a good sense of humor.

5. She was married to Bill and his sexual escapades.

6. She has yet to articulate a program.

7. She comes across as “too smart.” This is a crime in American politics.

8. And, always, and forever–BENGHAZI!

WE Did It, You Didn’t

Among the historical topics that are not taught very well in either the United States or Russia is what happened during World War II. Most Americans believe “we won World War II,” all by ourselves. In Moscow the Melendov Museum of Photography decided to offer an exhibit of photos about World War II. It was entitled: “The Allies During World War II.” This meant the exhibit was focusing upon efforts by England and the US during the war. Many Russian leaders are furious because they believe “western news outlets today are trying to impose that the war was won without us(Russia).” Unfortunately, this comment is correct. Few if any American students are taught that throughout World War II at least 70% of German soldiers were facing Russian troops and that Russia lost over twenty million people while the total of American deaths in Europe was under 300,000. I do understand the Russian concern about distortion of history within American schools.

Russia bore the brunt of the war. But, England was all alone against Nazi German for two years, a period when Russia was supplying the Nazis with goods and services. The war required the cooperation of three major nations. It is true that Russia suffered the most and Russian troops did the major fighting, but there were a few million German soldiers fighting the Americans and British.

Oh, for the record, a majority of soldiers who landed on D-Day were NOT American. We constituted 40% of those who landed. However, after sixty days the majority were American. Such is history.

Shooting The Innocent Continues In America!

There is a hard core of Americans who insist that police are the endangered species within our nation. This hard core simply ignores the evidence of daily life and death because if a cop shoots a black person it MUST be a justified act of God. In Tulsa, they employ 73 year old reserve police officers for some reason. Some Tulsa cops halted Eric Harris for some reason or another. NO, he was not a criminal engaged in stealing or threatening any innocent person. He was black, he had to be halted before committing some act of breaking the law. The video shows him on the ground and then 73 year old reserve officer Bob Bates blasts away. “I shot him, I’m sorry.” Apparently he was reaching for his stun gun and got the wrong gun.

Mr. Harris is heard saying, “he shot me, oh my God, I’m losing my breath.” Another officer is heard saying, “fuck your breath.” Just another encounter in modern America between a black skinned citizen and our guardians of the law. Why does it require several police to subdue an man is beyond comprehension. Don’t they train police in techniques of subduing people without resort to arms? Heck, in the US Army we were trained in hand to hand combat! Mr. Bates told the media: “It was me. my attorney had advised me not to comments as much as I would.”

Just another day in America. Just another dead black person. Just another police officer who shot when he should not have shot.

Orthodox Jews Join Orthodox Muslims!

Among the most amazing developments of the twenty first century has been the growth of orthodoxy within Judaism and the Islamic religion. Both faiths increasingly have returned to the idea of thousands of years ago and both insist that God commands them to do this or that. Both insist that women are not the equal of males and both insist there is need for certain clothing arrangements in our daily lives. Orthodox political groups now dominate Israel politics, which enables them to take over land on the West Bank because “God” wants Jews to spread out over the entire area that used to be known as Palestine. Only rabbis can marry people in Israel, and Jews are not supposed to fall in love with Muslims. Orthodoxy means that religion is a factor in making decisions within Israel or within Muslim lands.

Ironically, Israel was founded by secular Jews who believed that religion should not control the lives of ordinary people. Something has happened to modern humans since so many insist that religion is the dominating issue of their lives. Of course, this attitude is not that of modern young Americans except for so many modern Jewish youth and the crazies who are known as the Tea Party. With God on their side followers can now understand how to live, how to hate, and how to ignore the reality of life. Orthodoxy always means follow the narrow path of thinking.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Athlete Charged With Murder”

On or off the field?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Cashier Thought Robbery a Joke”

Hopefully, hopefully so did robber.

Norway, Norway Post: “Movie Fires Blanks”

These days more like atomic bombs.

Russia,Moscow Times: “First President Implant”

I assume a heart for President Putin.

France, Connexion: “Big Void”

Compassion for the poor in our Congress

Rand Paul Is Thin Skinned

There are many nice things one can say about Rand Paul, at least he is not a Republican who devotes his time ranting and raving about lazy poor people who are stealing the money of those who are job creators. he makes common sense remarks about our drug laws, and expresses concern about the large number of black and Hispanic men who are in jail for minor crimes such as having pot in their possession. Senator Rand Paul was recently being interviewed by the British newspaper, Guardian, when once again he lost his cool. The interviewer asked about a remark he made which stated than a disproportionate number of blacks were in jail for minor crimes. The interviewer wondered if that comment would play out among Republican Christians.

Rand responded: “Actually I think I can take that message into a white evangelical church anywhere in Iowa and be received well.” The reporter noted that polls indicated that two thirds of Republicans do not agree with his view. At that moment, the interview ended and Rand Paul walked away. Sorry, Rand, this is politics, better learn how to smile when challenged by the media.

Posse Gets Its Man!

I don’t know if this story is good or bad news, but at least it shows that our police are an equal opportunity employer when it comes to beating up on people. A man named Mr. Pusok was being arrested when he fled from his home, and while being pursued somehow halted the car and stole a horse and took off with the posse behind him. Eventually, the posse of cops caught up with him and got him on the ground. We have video which displays how cops eat the hell out of the captured dude. Former LA police captain, Greg Meyer who watched the video has commented: “His hands are behind his back. He obviously surrendered, he followed commands to keep his hands behind his back, then it would be time for the deputies to handcuff him.” Sounds sort of logical.

However, since this man stole a horse, he was now a horse thief. According to laws of the West, any horse thief can be strung up on the nearest tree. This nice posse did NOT hang the bad guy so they should be complimented for a good work. All they did was beat up a guy who threatened their lives while on the ground with hands behind his back. This is America in the year, 2015 when our cops are always threatened whether it be a 12 year old kid playing with a toy gun or a big fat black dude who is selling cigarettes.

Oh, one deputy was injured when a horse kicked him.