Category Archives: Hilary Clinton

Don’t Sing On Subway Platforms!

I was born and bred on the streets of the Bronx in New York City. I spent the initial twenty years of my life riding the subway and thus became acquainted with rules of behavior on this method of transportation. The most important rule taught me was to “mind your own business.” If some people wanted to sing on the subway, let them blast away. If some people came asking for coins, just shut your eyes and pretend to be asleep. Actually, I did enjoy listening to young boys and girls sing since it made the journey more enjoyable. As long as others kept their hands off my body, let them perform and be happy was my slogan of life. Andrew Kalleen was playing music and singing on a subway platform when challenged by police to cease and desist. He refused. Actually, Mr. Kalleen cited the New York City Transit code which specifically allows “artistic performances” and even allows “kindly acceptance of donations.”

This response was to New York City police a defiance. Police continued to insist that one needed a “permit” to sing. The police were wrong and they were further wrong to arrest Mr. Kalleen. The real issue why are police wasting their time arresting people for legally singing in the subway? This is just another example of the fallacy of our “broken windows” theory which insists upon arresting small crimes in order to prevent more important ones. How about New York police entering Wall Street offices and enforce laws against small crimes? Oops, all they would find would be LARGE CRIMES!

Songs never caused people to fear for their lives!!

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

If we are going to ban air flights from Africa, will we ban ships from Africa?

I miss picking up a library book and checking who last took it out.

I enjoy a coffee shop where they check if you need a refill.

I always sigh with relief reading when someone in their eighties has died.

I miss Saturday night when we got our copy of the Sunday comics.

Is there a food that is not included in fast food establishments?

Ah, for the days when a holiday resulted in a doubleheader for one price.

I wonder if an American president will have once served in the military?

I am a bigot, I prefer people who speak with enthusiasm about life.

Things Not Happening Today

There are things that will not occur in the United States of America today:

1. No black teen will be halted or shot.

2. Rick Perry utters an intelligent comment.

3. Stephen Colbert does a show without praising himself.

4. Barack Obama talks WITH people rather than to them.

5. John Boehner desires to pass a law that benefits poor people.

6. Congressmen play a game of softball together regardless of party affiliation.

7. Mitt Romney addresses a labor union meeting.

8. Pope Francis urges rights for women in Catholic Church.

9. It is proven that Mitch McConnell does have a backbone.

10. A Wall Street tycoon pays taxes at a higher rate than his secretary.

Bombs Away At Kobani

Air strikes continue on ISIS forces that are attacking the Kurdish city of Kobani. There is something ironic that over a decade after American forces invaded Iraq, American forces are still fighting in Iraq. Of course, once upon a time, the government of Turkey was our “ally,” but today the government of President Recep Erdogan is committed to the war against terrorists from Kurdistan whom he considers to be a greater threat than any ISIS force. Bombs fall on Kobani as Turkish tanks and troops watch the action from a mile away in Turkey. American and other coalition planes drop bombs, and seek to destroy ISIS through the air. Once again, Americans believe that bombs dropped from planes will “destroy the enemy.” Examine the facts of bombing from the air:

1. US and British air forces were daily sending 1,000 planes to bomb Germany. They destroyed vast sectors of cities, but up until thirty days before the end of World War II in Europe, the German army was still fighting against its enemies.

2. There is still criticism by many Jewish groups about the issue of bombing train tracks leading to death camps. At no time, until two months before the fighting ended in Europe did the German army fail to repair bombed train tracks within four days.

3. We bombed and bombed in Vietnam, and it was the bombers who finally left Vietnam.

We can bomb Kobani. However, unless either one of the following happens, it can not win the war: (1) troops on the ground arrive from coalition forces, (2) the Kurdish army is provided modern weapons and logistical support to take on ISIS. Do either one of these actions and ISIS will be destroyed. Bomb away all you want, it will not end ISIS!

Mind Your Own Business!

Officer Darren Wilson of Michael Brown shooting fame has told investigators that in the process of struggling with the victim, that he felt his life was in danger. Let us return to the actual event.

1. Two young men were walking down the street.

2. Neither of the two men had actually committed an action that might make police worried.

3. Neither of these men was bothering anyone.

4. It was officer Wilson who approached them.

The first law of the streets that is learned by anyone who is raised in a poverty area of a city is that when walking among strangers, be quiet and respectful and avoid attracting attention to yourself. I learned this as a boy in the south Bronx. NEVER INITIATE CONFLICT was among my early education. Walk softly and be polite. If officer Wilson simply allowed people to walk down the street, he would never have believed himself to be in a life threatening situation.

How about the new golden rule for our police forces. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!

If this rule was followed by urban police, many “life threatening situations” would never occur!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Norway, Norway Post: “Bank Robbers On Run”

I lot more intelligent than being on a walk.

Sweden, Local: “Cashless Society In Sweden”

Does that mean everything is free??

UK, Guardian: “Monster Salmon Caught”

I am certain there are a hundred fisherman who claim it.

China Daily: “Kim Jong un Makes Appearance”

I guess he finally accepted the reality no NBA team would hire him.

India, India Times: “Cow Parade”

I give this story three moos.

Obama Waffles Again!

Once again it is clear that President Barack Obama has the backbone of a chocolate eclair. Just about every expert on how diseases spread is convinced that instituting a ban on travel in the modern age simply makes things worse. Reality: if someone in Liberia wants to come to America, all they have to do is take a plane to Algeria and fly from there. This is not rocket science. At this moment the American government can monitor everyone who comes from Liberia or any West African nation. Ban travel and these people will wind up coming from a dozen other nations. But, Fox News and Republicans are shouting the sky is falling, and Obama does not wish to be responsible for the sky falling. After all, we all know he was born in Africa, so now he must be on guard against Republicans who claim our society is confronting the “greatest threat to our survival that has occurred in our history?” Oh, that Hitler guy, how could you compare him with ONE person who is dead.

President Obama told reporters that he might reconsider the current policy which allows travel from West Africa. He did note that “experts in the field say it(instituting a ban) is less effective than the measures we are already considering.” Mr. President, how can you listen to “experts” when Fox News experts insist we need a ban?

How about a day of National Calm in America??

Nothing Changes In Israel

The one constant in Israel is that nothing ever changes. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes that his policies toward Palestinians is the right one, and if he can continue the present course of action into the next century, then Israel will live in peace and security. Jewish settlers are moving into east Jerusalem which is causing anger, but Bibi insists that Jews have a right to live wherever they desire. Of course, similar rights do not belong to Palestinians. Yesterday, there were Palestinian demonstrations in the village of Beit Liqya. Boys and adults threw stones and Molotov cocktails, and the end result is no surprise. Israel soldiers returned these weapons with their own weapons and killed a thirteen year old boy. So, what next will occur? At some point, a Palestinian will kill (notice when Palestinians kill it is an act of “murder”) an innocent Israeli. What else could Netanyahu do but send the army into Gaza and blast away with the deaths of hundreds?

There is only ONE solution:

1. Israel must negotiate with the Palestinian Authority.

2. Israel must recognize that Hamas in the Palestinian Authority AIDS the cause of peace!

3. Settlements must end on the West Bank.

4. Israel must engage in economic talks with Palestinians in order to assist the development of its economy.

5. Get Palestinians working at meaningful jobs!

I realize for many Jews the state of Israel is always right. Sorry, a Jew must always be focused on social justice FOR ALL HUMANS!

Let World Know, I’m A Jerk!

The American public becomes furious when ISIS or some other Middle Eastern conglomeration of nut cases displays their head cutting on video while men dance with glee. Where did these kooks ever get the idea of displaying their crimes on video? Obviously, this must have something to do with the Muslim religion. Let me explain the fascination with informing the world that I am number one kook in the world. Hardly a day goes by in America without a few hundred thousand videos of people performing acts of stupidity. Heck, former Congressman Anthony Weiner enjoyed showing the world his weiner. A few days ago in Christian County, Kentucky, two men along with two fifteen year old boys, sodomized a fifteen year old boy in his own home. Naturally, they had to depict their act on a video. How else could the police find them?

The Social Media has transformed normal people in voyeurs who devote their lives to showing off. So, if you are upset at the idiots in ISIS, just remember, they got the idea from we Americans and our obsession on displaying acts of stupidity!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Biden Says Erdogan Admits Mistakes”
“Biden Apologizes To Erdogan For Comment”

France, Connexion: “Rat Complaints”

We prefer Cheddar over Meunster!

UK< Guardian: “Campaign Targets Breast Cancer”

To get it or cure it is the question?

Norway,Norway Post: “Implant Bionic Eye”

I can see you wherever you go!

China, China Daily: “Kim Jong Un Makes Appearance”

I guess that means some generals will make a disappearance.