Category Archives: Mitt Romney

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Demolition Mission”

Ok, we are good at demolishing, now how about building?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Mama Mia”

This is not good spaghetti!

Hungary, Budapest Times: “Banks Abandoned”

I assume they took the money with them.

Norway, Norway Post: “Five Jailed For Wolf Hunting”

Woof, woof to you!

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Police And Army Raid Hostel”

I trust it was really a house of of ill fame

Fallacy Of Drone Wars

The ongoing complaint about President Obama by members of the Republican party is that he is some sort of Neville Chamberlain who wants to appease evil doers. They insist he fails as a war leader because he does not want to take out the bad people. Drone attacks under the administration of President Obama are fifty times more prevalent than under the administration of our prior president, one George Bush. The real criticism of Obama is that he has gone crazy in ordering Drone attacks that have resulted in the death of thousands of bad guys –along with the deaths of thousands of innocent people. The US government has now acknowledged that a drone attack on January 15, 2015 which was directed at a military compound also led to the deaths of two hostages–Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto. The Pakistan Foreign Ministry issued a statement: “The deaths of Weinstein and Lo Porto in a drone demonstrates the risk and unintended consequences of using this use of technology that Pakistan had been highlighting for a long time.”

Where is the evidence that killing bad guys with drones–along with a lot of innocent people–has in any way or any form resulted in the weakening of terrorist forces??? Drone attacks may result in the death of a bad guy but it also results in making other men desire to obtain revenge. The US government is now proud they have been open about admitting these deaths. Terrorism will only be defeated by another ideology that results in people leaving terrorism.

Poverty Sucks!

Once upon a time in the United States of America about twenty five percent of those who lived here had fathers and mothers who did not have jobs. NO, this does not refer to Hispanics or black people, but to good old fashioned white folks. During the Depression of the 1930s, one out of four people lacked work and how to depend upon the evil government to provide work and food. I am discussing the grandparents of this win
Congress today who nonstop decry the laziness of those who are without good jobs and seek government -handouts! The concept of government assistance was born in the Depression and those who were given this money were, for the most part, people whose skin was WHITE! These were people of European heritage who had been overwhelmed by the failure of BIG BUSINESS whose follies had created an economic collapse that was the worse in our history. In other words, the grandparents of John Boehner or Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul and Sarah Palin were the people who demanded government -handouts. Actually, blacks and Hispanics received a lower amount of aid than those shiftless whites crying and complaining that GOVERNMENT should aid the poor.

Poverty sucks. It takes away the self concept of a man or woman who cannot feed their own children. It creates within their hearts and souls a sense of failure at being a man or woman. One does not LEARN from being poor other than it sucks! What is currently happening to millions of Americans happened to their grandparents decades ago. The only lesson one can derive from poverty is that it must end. Every member of Congress must be required to provide evidence that their grand parents never received government handouts if they are allowed to vote against aid to the poor!

Oh Dem Mosques!

There is a constant fascination within Europe, among those who hate Muslims for the presence of mosques in their towns. There is something about the towers that are found upon mosques that irritates those who oppose the Muslim religion. Cathedrals are OK, they are examples of beautiful architecture, but once a mosque is built–the entire appearance of a town is completely destroyed. And, even worse, those Muslims issues calls to prayer. Talk about the horror of the Muslim religion–it actually gets people to enter a hose of prayer! Wow! At present only about 30% of Christians in Europe go into a house of prayer except for Easter or Christmas. It is simply not fair because them Muslims pack in people just about every day in the week.

Geert Wilders and Machiel de Graat are really angry about mosques. They want every mosque in the nation of Holland to be closed–yesterday! “We want to clean the Netherlands of Islam.” In their view the presence of members of the Muslim religion threatens the identity and culture of the nation of Holland. Gee, I wonder why some Dutch people go to pray and why most Dutch people do NOT wish to enter a house of workshop? Now, that is a mystery of life–and death for some religions!

WE Need More Planes!

The United States Congress has finally figured out how to end violence in the Middle East. Oh, some might argue it is important to assist Middle Eastern nations in creating economies that offer work and development of self concept among youth, but the American Congress is united, bothDemocrats and Republicans, upon the notion that we need more planes in order to do more bombing. Oh, you are complaining that America could use its money rebuilding our aging infrastructure, but that is simply more of that liberal talk about providing jobs when the number one issue in the world is–BOMB THE BASTARDS in the Middle East! A House Committee has come out for passing legislation that would spend about FOUR HUNDRED BILLION in order to purchase more F-35 planes. I do realize some of you liberals complain that we need more money for health care, but which is more important– bombing the bastards of saving all those children by creating early childhood schools and daycare for those with children who work??

The American air force at this moment is the most powerful in the world. It can bomb-at will– because there are no planes to combat their missions. Bombs do kill those on the ground At this point there is not shred of evidence that any bombing offense has led to peace in the Middle East.

Republican slogan: BILLIONS FOR WAR, NOT A PENNY FOR THOSE IN NEED. That, in their view, is the American way of life–AND DEATH!

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

There are a lot of people who are happy but not happy about gay marriage.

I have not heard any nonsense from Sarah Palin. I wonder if she spends her time gazing out the window looking toward Siberia?

What ever happened to Herman Cain?

I have lost any knowledge as to the number of people seeking the Republican nomination for president.

Just think, what would America become if Ted Cruz was president??

The eyes of Texas are always gazing at guns.

I assume members of the NRA are buried with their guns, one never knows what lies ahead.

For Gay Marriage Anyone??

There are a few problems confronting the United States of America such as a crumbling infrastructure of student debts of lack of good jobs, but for those seeking the office of the president who are members of the Republican party the most important issue is who is or who is not going to attend a gay wedding.

1. Marco Rubio is against such weddings because he is not gay, but he would attend such a wedding.

2. Rick Santorum has principles and believes one should only attend a wedding in which one person was male and one was female.

3. Scott Walker would go even though he opposes such travesties of the institution of marriage.

4. Governor Kasich of Ohio is OK going to such weddings even though he is not gay, and make certain that is placed in print.

5. Senator Ted Cruz believes posing this question is another example of a “gotcha question.” He would not attend because the entire issue is one of “personalities and emotions.” It is clear that he does have a personality and he does have emotions.

6. Jeb Bush believes in “traditional marriage” but he would attend because “I have no hatred or bitterness in my heart for people that have a different view.”

7. No word as of this point from Governor Chris Christie who currently is stuck on the George Washington bridge.

Would you attend?

Explaining Turkey

There should be another category in awarding Nobel prizes for peace that is focused on deterring if the nation of Turkey is for or against peace in the Middle East. President Recep Erdogan has been opposed from day one of the government of President Assad in Syria. He opposes this man because Assad is really not a very devout Muslim and he is close to the government of Iran. Of course, the government of Turkey engages in trade and good relations with Iran, but Erdogan does not want them having anything to do with the government of Syria. The Kurds who reside in parts of Turkey and Syria were fighting against ISIS which is another group that Erdogan does not like, but when the Kurds asked for some help, President Erdogan refused. In other words when a group that opposes the group he does not like, he refuses to help them.

The story goes on and on. At no point has Turkey engaged in military action against Syria. As Erdogan notes, ” I do not believe air strikes are sufficient to defeat Daesh(ISIS) in either Syria or Iraq. A rand offensive is needed align with air strikes so that operations can be successful.” Ok, he wants an offensive operation, but for some reason he does not wish Turkish troops to be involved, just the other guys. Of course if the other guys ask for his aid the answer is-NO. At this point Turkey has the best armed force of any Arab nation. But, he wants the other guys to fight.

Whose On First In Yemen?

In an effort to clear up the situation in Yemen we offer a reader’s guide to the place known as Yemen:

1. There is a country known as Yemen.

2. In this country are people known as members of al-Qaeda.

3. In this country there is a group of people known as the Houthis who do not like the people from al-Qaeda.

4. There used to be a President named Saleh who the US supported.

5. Now Mr. Saleh is out of power and the US no longer supports him.

6. There is now a President Hadi who hates the Houthi and is now supported by the US.

7. Saudi Arabia and its allies used to like Mr. Saleh but now they like Mr. Hadi.

8. For some reason the Houthi and al-Qaeda are either helping one another while fighting one another.

9. Saudi planes bomb away and just kill anyone down there.

10. The US which sends drones to bomb away does not wish the Saudis to bomb away because they are not as accurate as a drone bomb away.

I trust you now understand who is fighting who and who the US supports– at least for today!

The Poor Migrant From Africa

Each day they board what is termed to be a “boat,” and each day some of those passengers wind up in the sea because they are simply refugees who have left their homes in search of a safe haven. The European Union has an organization that is known as, “Frontex.” According to its head, Fabrice Leggeri, “in our operational plan, we cannot have provisions for proactive search-and-rescue action. This is not in Frontex’s mandate, and this is not the mandate of the European Union. In simple English this means if a refugee is encountered, the goal is to catch them, hold them, and then send them back to Africa. It is a simple plan that is focused on the reality that Europe does not wish to have refugees within their borders.

Some might argue that a civilized society would at least check on the boats which are carrying refugees in order to make certain they are sea worthy. What exactly is the problem in checking boats? Why are criminals allowed to load up what they term to be a “vessel” in such a manner that many will simply overturn and cause the death of thousands? The “mandate” is not violated when care and concern is carried out. Frontex can easily return living people back to Africa rather than burying the bodies of dead Africans.

As I recall that guy named Jesus was from the other side of the Mediterranean!