Category Archives: Hilary Clinton

Court Aborts Abortion Bans

The state of Texas is more than a physical entity, it is also a state of mind. Governor Rick Perry, among the great thinkers in our society, believes the “greatest threats to America” are caused by bans on guns and women who insist on having an abortion. Texas has passed one law after another to impede the right of women to have an abortion. Thank God,the US Supreme Court placed a hold on the latest attack on women, the 2013 anti-which closed all but a few abortion clinics in Texas. The law requires doctors working in an abortion clinic to have access to a hospital. Of course, many hospitals fear being connected with abortion so they block doctors from gaining access to the hospital.

The new ruling will enable about 2o of the existing 30 odd abortion facilities to remain open. Texas has ben attempting an end run against the Roe decision which allows abortion,. The government of Texas simply blocks access to abortion facilities, as part of its plan to end abortion in the state. The most remarkable aspect of this endeavor is lack of anger on the part of women to have their rights taken away. Vote against Republicans to vote for women rights!

Return Of Poll Tax

I have ben voting for seventy years, and at no time during this time period did anyone ask me to produce a government issued photo ID. During the past presidential election over 100 million Americans voted, and fewer than 100 cases of voter fraud were ever uncovered. The most important words that any member of the Republican party can utter are: “this is the greatest threat in American history to our national security.” Of course, requiring voter ID has nothing to do with honest elections. It is simply a modern version of the Poll Tax. During segregation, any black who dared to seek to vote was required to pay money for that privilege. Let’s examine the issue:

1. A high percent of elderly people have ceased using automobiles. So, where do they get a government issued ID?

2. Millions of poor people do not own a car, so where do they get a government issued ID?

This supposed “greatest threat” can be solved by having each state government issue an ID to people. Naturally, Republicans will then chant, “this is the greatest threat to freedom in America.” I wonder if there is a Republican think tank that sits up nights identifying “greatest threats to America?”

‘Dr. Ryan On Climate Change

It has become a basic premise of any Republican politician to demonstrate a complete lack of knowledge concerning what is happening in America as well as the world. Representative Paul Ryan ran for the office of Vice President of the United States of America which, ordinarily, would result in a desire to a grasp concerning issues of world importance. But,he is a Republican who must adhere to ideas that make no scientific sense, and simply cast the individual as illiterate and ignorant. Ryan was engaged in a debate with a Democrat and was asked by a moderator to state his views on climate change. He insisted that since climate change had occurred throughout history, we should not blame people today for influencing our climate.

The moderator pushed the issue and noted that 97% of scientists believed human actions have influenced climate. Of course, Ryan replied, that was their view, and he disagreed with it. Again he was asked about climate change and insisted, “I don’t know” what has caused climate change. There is no doubt he earned an ‘A’ grade from the Tea Party. How can college educated people believe this nonsense? What has happened to education in America??

So, What’s With Ebola?

At this moment in time, exactly ONE nurse has become a victim of Ebola in the United States of America. Naturally, to Fox News pundits, we are confronting a massive threat to the very security of the United States of America. First, one nurse became ill, and then another and so on and so on. Nina Pham was among the nurses who treated the gentleman who brought Ebola from Africa. The pone clear aspect of this story is that procedures in hospitals are still not up to the standard necessary if Ebola is to be halted. Critics already are complaining that nurse Pham failed to adhere to proper safety procedures when she took off her hospital uniform. Something went amiss. How about?

1. Transforming a hospital in each city whose major concern would be to handle Ebola patients?

2. Ensuring that medical workers were provided with the necessary gear required in such an outbreak?

3. Sending the best experts on Ebola to any hospital which has such a patient in order to ensure proper training for staff?

OH, and having President Barack Obama to resign since he is the cause of this disease from Africa!!

Turkish Army Attacks The Wrong Army!

ISIS is fighting in the streets of Kobani against its Kurdish defenders while a Turkish army stands on the outskirts of town doing absolutely nothing. OOPs, I just wrote the wrong thing. The Turkish army is bombing and fighting against “terrorists” but these attacks are occurring, not in Kobani, but inside Turkey. Its air force just launched bombing assaults against the Kurdistan Workers’Party (PKK) which is composed of Turkish Kurds who seek some form of autonomy within the nation. The issue of rights for Kurds has long been a concern for the Turkish government. In 2011, both sides agreed to negotiate rather than fight one another. This air attack has, essentially, ended the truce and now civil war will return to Turkey. President Erdogan is more concerned with Kurds than with ISIS. In fact, he welcomes ISIS which is attacking Kurds. Let me explain the Middle East:

1. ISIS is composed of Sunni militants who incorporate both religious fanatics and secular people.

2. ISIS seeks to wipe out Shiite Muslims along with any Muslim “Heretic.”

3. ISIS wants to destroy any Kurdish nation that might appear.

4. Turkey, under Erdogan, wants to destroy Kurds.

5. Turkey wants to overthrow the Assad government in Syria.

6. ISIS wants to overthrow the Assad government in Syria.

7. The US and Turkey are allies.

Figure out what to do next!!

Oh, the one clear thing about this mess is–BARACK OBAMA IS AT FAULT!

Demonstrations In St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri is among the most difficult places in America to arouse feelings of anger about racial justice. At this moment in time, the city of St. Louis is predominantly composed of African Americans. The financial district has long since departed a city with too many black skinned people for the suburbs of Clayton, Missouri. The black-white divided is among the realities of this city. At this moment, for the first time in decades, thousands are in the streets demanding an end to shooting and murder of black youth. It began in the outlying area of Ferguson when police officer Darren Wilson decided to put six bullets in the body of Michael Brown. The police continue to insist that Mr. Brown initiated the conflict. As I recall, he was walking down the street when accosted by officer Wilson. A new shooting has made people in St. Louis furious. Three black youths were WALKING down the street which apparently made a security guard, a cop engaged in off duty work, worried. He then proceeded to get off thirteen bullets, six of which hit the body of Vonderick Meyers.

It is time to cease the “broken window” theory of halting “potential gangsters” and just allow black skinned folk to walk the streets. Neither of these shootings would have occurred if police ceased worrying about who was walking in the streets. For some reason, when white folks walk, it is OK. And, by the way, how about more target practice for cops? Thirteen shots standing near a person and only sic enter the body? Back to the firing range!

Saving America From Black Boys!

Another day, another shooting in St. Louis, Missouri. Let me make clear that I strongly agree that police should fire their weapons when under threat of being killed. However, perhaps, maybe, there is need to make some alternations in the manner in which police approach strange black teens who are walking on the streets at night. I do understand, that black teens are, as Republicans would put it, “the most dangerous threat to the security of the United States in history!!” OK, there was a Civil War, OK, there were World Wars, but none can compare to the threat to our everyday security than the sight of black teen boys walking along the street at night in your neighborhood. Worry about Ebola, worry about ISIS, cease worrying and begin to worry about the threat of black boys on the streets at night. So, here are my suggestions to end this threat to American society:

1. Black teen boys must remain in their neighborhood after 7:00 p.m.

2. No black boys allowed to walk in any neighborhood in which most people are white.

3. Black boys must wear bright yellow jackets when walking out of their neighborhood.

4. All teen age black boys must cease wearing pants with pockets so they cannot hide their guns.

5. When walking at night black teens should be reciting prayers out loud.

6. If a black teen sees a cop, do not run, just get on your knees and beg for life.

Another Afghanistan Mistake!

The war in Afghanistan has most probably cost the American people at least one trillion dollars. Of course, Republicans in Congress refuse to allocate a hundred million dollars to build roads or bridges or pay for health care since such allocation of resources is not in the best interests of our nation. Among the military equipment provided to the Afghan army were C-27 transport planes that cost about $486 million. I admit this is a drop in the bucket of how we spent money during the Afghan war–and continue to do so, but $486 million is money that could be used in other parts of our society. It turns out these planes have been plagued by one problem after another, and wound up being useless in fighting a war. So, what else to do but scrap these planes and sell them for whatever we could get. It turns out the American government was able to sell the planes to an Afghan scrap man and receive in return $32,000. Yes, I just wrote, $32,000!

The US Special Investigator for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR) is somewhat upset. “I was informed that an Afghan construction company paid approximately 6 cents per pound for the scrapped planes which came to total of $32,000.” He wants to know why the Army did not contact the Italian company which built these inadequate planes and get our money back? Or, how about identifying plane parts that might be useful. Oh well, it is just money spent on war.

So, What Is Middle Eastern Policy?

With each passing day it becomes obvious there is no coherent foreign policy in place within the Middle East. Let me quickly explain what is happening:

1. American and their “allies” are bombing ISIS.

2. It does not require great intelligence to hide when planes appear.

3. ISIS soldiers retreat to safe places, watch the bombing and then get back on their tanks.

4. For some reason, ISIS soldiers are better equipped with weapons and tanks than their opponents.

5. Turkey refuses to do a damn thing about ISIS other than allowing terrorists to cross over into Syria.

6. There are few, if any, examples in history that bombing destroys soldiers who are well armed.

Question to President Obama:

What is bombing does not halt ISIS, then what?

Or,

What are long term goals of American foreign policy in the Middle East?

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

UK,Guardian: “America Is Shifting Right”

I think you mean it is shifting Wrong.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Affordable Housing Impossible”

Not for the wealthy!

France, Connexion: “Pink Poo”

Poo on you!

USA, aol: “Silent No More”

Not when it comes to murder of the innocent in this world!

Norway, Norway Post: “Skies Grow Dark”

Definitely over Kobani in Syria.