Category Archives: 2008 Elections

Tragedy Of Detainees!

The United States of America is a land that was created by immigrants. The original Indians were simply immigrants Siberia who wandered over the Bering Straight and became the first Americans. A few thousand years later came Europeans who proceeded to sort of wipe out most of the original immigrants in order to take over the Western Hemisphere. What we term, the “United States of America,” was simply a bunch of immigrants. Heck, even after the USA became an independent nation, people sort of arrived without any check by authorities. People wandered back and forth across the border with Canada without anyone keeping count. Today, we have people who are considered to be “illegal” immigrants,a sort of new concept in American history. They cross the border and arrive for one reason-they want to WORK! And, believe it or not, they want to work at jobs that native born Americans simply refuse to accept.

Over two thirds of Democrats in Congress just sent a letter to President Obama about the deplorable conditions experienced by illegal immigrants being detained in detention camps. “We cannot continue to hear reports of serious harm to children in custody and do nothing about it.” They regard these camps as insulting to “our values as a nation.” Hopefully, the President will take action to protect immigrants, if so, he would be acting in a long tradition.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

American leaders always accuse others of sponsoring terrorism, how about looking in the mirror?

I wonder if there is a stage that will hold all Republicans seeking the presidential nomination?

With only one woman, Carly Fiorina, we need Sarah Palin back on the stage of stupidity.

I promise to pray for our wealthy folks in order to prove that I am a good American.

Bikers riot and kill, and they are handled without firing a 134 bullets, I wonder why?

Fox News news, white is right, black is bad!

I’m for Bernie Sanders for president

The Mouth That Roars Nonsense!

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again is roaring with nonsense when it comes to the Middle East. Listen to this latest example: “As horrific as ISIS is, once Iran, the prime terrorist state of our time, acquires nuclear weapons, it will be a hundred, times more dangerous, a thousand times more dangerous anymore destructive than ISIS.” He warns that filling the coffers of Iran with “billions of dollars to pursue its aggression” will lead to endless wars. Let’s examine the record:

1. The Army of Iran has never left the borders of Iran on any aggressive venture.

2. Since 1980, the IDF has left the borders of Israel to attack other areas in the Middle East.

3. Under the administration of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld the United States has spent over a TRILLION DOLLARS in pursuit of destabilizing the Middle East and creating terrorist groups.

4. When it comes to fostering terrorism the USA is the leading nation of our time.

Yes, Bibi, the nation of Iran DOEs sponsor terrorists. But, when it comes to sponsoring the rise of terrorism, Iran is a distant fifth in the Middle East.

How about gazing in the mirror and wondering if Israel could try some new approaches to peace? Yes, Bibi, the road to peace is long and difficult, but it is the only road we have. As British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said: “Jaw, Jaw, not war, war.”

Just Another Black Incident

These days the only certain news is that a story will appear dealing with some black skinned person who was arrested because he had a black skin. British police were summoned to check an incident in a small town in England. Two police cars arrived along with a police van and encountered a mob of angry white skinned people howling at a black man whose face was bloody as he confronted the mob. He was apparently a middle aged person and he was holding a knife in his hand as the mob shouted for his blood. Tajuseen Taiso lived in the house with his white skinned girl friend who was standing in the doorway crying over the brutal attack by the mob.

So, how did the police handle the situation? Naturally, they arrested the man who was bleeding. Why would they arrest the mob which did the beating? Beats me. He was taken to jail, held for 35 hours,and then charged with possession of a dangerous weapon. This incident occurred three years ago. Finally, the police yesterday admitted they made a mistake. Black on white always winds up the same way, arrest the black dude!

China Ubber Alles!

The government of China is engaged in an interesting adventure into deciding what exactly are the borders of this nation. It has sent dozens of ships into the South China Sea in order to begin the process of transforming a reef or some sand into an island, and then claiming the new piece of land belongs to China. It goes further than only claiming ownership of an “island.” Once the “island” appears in the sea, then China decides who can fly over the island. According to the Chinese government: “It is a long standing task for China to safeguard its maritime rights and interests.

OK, so why can’t China:

Build an island off the coast of California and claim it belongs to China. No plane flights from San Francisco without approval.

Build an island off the coast of Italy and take control of the entire Middle East.

China forever and far ever is the new slogan!

Erdogan: Who Are You??

Turkish President Recep Erdogan is very angry. He has increasingly gained more and more power in the Turkish government and has reached the point where any, and I mean, any, criticism of what he does is an act of terrorism against his rule. He did begin years ago as a reformer seeking to end power of the Turkish military to overthrow governments, and he successfully has gained control of those men. But, something happened along the road toward creating a Turkish democracy. Power, Power, is now the only issue in his mind. An editorial in The New York Times which was critical of his policies toward journalists has sent Erdogan on a furious denial campaign. The Times said: “Mr. Erdogan appears increasingly hostile to truth telling.” Gee, those are fighting words. Erdogan responded: “Who are you? Can you write such a thing against the United States administration?”

The answer is: YES. At this moment in time the nation of Turkey is holding dozens of journalists in jail for writing what the New York Times writes every day. In a democracy, the government does not decide what is “truth telling.

Rand Paul Dilemma

There are moments when Senator Rand Paul comes across as a fighter for the rights of Americans. He has consistently opposed the rise of government authority to engage in surveillance of what Americans write or read. Every administration during the past twenty years has engaged in investigating possible “terrorist” actions by just reading what those of us who are not terrorist write in the normal process of living. The great American myth is that checking the private lives of Americans is a necessary step in the great crusade against terrorism. So, Senator Rand Paul is fighting this seemingly endless disruption of human rights in America.

However, this fighter for human rights is completely oblivious to the human rights of poor people, of those without health insurance. He has narrowed the definition of “human rights” to a single aspect of the role of government-what we read and write. Has he ever considered the right of people to eat? Has he ever considered the right of people to have access to health insurance? He cares about the right to be free from government interference in our private lives. But, he still only regards the rights of wealthy folk to keep their money as THE most important right in America!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

USA, NY Post: “Body Found Behind NY Restaurant”

I assume someone was throwing out the trash.

Egypt, al-Ahram: “Belly Dancer Acquitted”

I’ll shake on this one.

Norway, Norway Post: “Help Me I’m Poor”

Not in the good old Republican USA!

Russia, Moscow Times: “Bless Gay Marriage”

In Russia, they bless gays with a fist.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Join The Club”

In Texas, the only club people want to join is one that welcomes guns

Bibi Says “Thank You”

During the past year, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been shouting to the American Congress and the American people that the black dude who sits in the Oval Office hates Jews and hates Israel. I have endured one conversation after another with Jews in which they insist Barack Obama hates Jews and hates Israel. Of course, under his administration Israel has been given funding for the “Dome” which destroys missiles headed toward Israel and this country has been given over FIFTEEN BILLION DOLLARS FOR THEIR DEFENSE! This apparently is a demonstration of HATRED. Anyway, Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu informed the world that he wants to give a special thanks to Obama and Kerry for their deep support for Israel.

So, what led to the change of heart? The UN is discussing authorizing the Secretary General to investigate creation of a nuclear free zone in the Middle East. Oops, that poses a problem for Israel since it is the ONLY nation in the Middle East which has atomic bombs. It is estimated Israel has at least 80 atomic bombs. Oops, Israel refuses to allow UN inspectors into its atomic facilities. Bibi is happy that John Kerry blocked UN efforts to create a nuclear free zone in the Middle East.

So the men who hate Israel are now protecting Israel. Such is life.

Innocent Girls Bound For Death

Among the strange stories in the world today is that of young Muslim females who spend their lives on social media and come away with loving thoughts for ISIS. Frankly, it amazes me how young girls could watch videos of people having their heads chopped off and come away feeling sympathy for those doing the chopping. At this moment there are dozens, if not hundreds of young females living in western nations who have saved up their money and purchased a one way ticket to hell. They want to “do something” for their religion. They want to head for Syria or Iraq and give comfort and their bodies to Muslim warriors who murder and destroy. They want to have babies with these men who murder and destroy.

I admit to being confused. I simply cannot comprehend how viewing pictures of innocent people, including children being shot, can inspire a young girl to help those who commit atrocities. There is some deep need inside these girls for meaning, for a sense of accomplishment, that can only be attained by aiding those who kill. I do live in a strange world of social media!