Category Archives: 2008 Elections

Finally, The Court Speaks For Black Rights!

Anyone who has the faintest knowledge of American history knows there has been a consistent pattern for over 150 years of denying  black skinned people equal rights to a fair trial. The pattern is simple, just make certain that if a black skinned man is on trial for anything, particularly when the alleged crime involves white skinned people, that the jury is all white. The Supreme Court in a  7-1 vote declared the trial of  Timothy Tyan Foster was unconstitutional. There was considerable evidence the prosecution had noted during jury selection that any potential juror who was black would not be allowed to sit on the jury.

Justice John Roberts declared: “The focus on race in the prosecution’s file  plainly demonstrates a concerted effort to  keep black prospective jurors off the jury.” Oh, the only negative vote,naturally, came from the only black justice, and who else but Clarence Thomas was in the negative. He has a black body and a white mind that denies equal rights to black Americans.!

Changa Speaks For Women?

A young African American woman known as Changa opened up on the candidacy of Hillary Clinton who she claims has not, nor does not, represent the views of American women. “I’m certain for a certain class of women, Hillary Clinton is perfect. But, there are a lot of issues that affect low income women, immigrant women, and women of color that her brand of doing things  is not going to address.” She claims that Hillary opposes the $15 minimum wage and is in the pockets of  corrupt Wall Street billionaires.

Well, examine the record:

Hillary Clinton actually said it might only be possible to get a $12 minimum wage if Republicans controlled Congress, but she preferred a $15 figure. In other words, if Republicans control Congress and Bernie was president, there is nothing he could do to get the $15.

Hillary Clinton worked for years to aid poor children, she pushed legislation that aided children in poverty to get medical care. She stood up for women rights in China and across Africa. Perhaps, Bernie can state a single example in which he fought for  those women!

Oh, and women “of color” confront daily gun violence in their neighborhoods that Clinton has fought to end by urging control of guns. Guess who opposes any restrictions on guns which KILL innocent women in poverty neighborhoods!

Inside The Brain Of Chris Christie

Each time I see a picture of Donald Trump there is a sort of chubby  guy standing next to him with a blank look that is either total indifference or how do I make my daddy like me. So, I decided to take a long voyage through the body of Chris Christie in search of the lost soul of the man, assuming that he once had  soul to lose. It was a perilous journey over broke bridges of fat covered in chocolate syrup that  extended for miles.

Me: So, Chris, how come you are now for the man two months ago you claimed was unfit to be president?
Chris: Now, Fred, I would appreciate if  you would delete any comments that I once made about the red headed guy who shouts even louder than I do.

Me: Now, Chris, no one, and I mean no one can outdo you when it comes to ranting and raving nonsense. How about the bridge that was closed and you didn’t know anything about it?

Chris: Fred, let’s face reality. I couldn’t get elected as dog catcher in the state of New Jersey, so what’s left? I’d rather shine the boots of Donald than be completely ignored by the media. See, now, even you want my opinion!

Me: Well, in all honesty Chris, you are and have always been a rather heavy guy to cover. But, the key thing is now you DO have a mission in life. Stand next to the ranter and listen to his nonsense knowing full well, when it comes to ranting nonsense, no one can outdo the great, and I do mean, great, Chris Christie.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Is there any possibility the plane bound for Egypt actually had a mechanical failure?

In reality, ISIS IS being forced from territory they occupy without any actions by Donald Trump.

Some day someone will actually explain to me how America will become Great Again.

2016 Americans are a wonderful group for con men to make gobs of money.

By the way, I  am willing to share my Nigerian fortune with anyone willing to give me a thousand dollars.

Gee, these days I really miss the old times with Richard Nixon.

I wonder what was the last baseball game completed in less than two hours.

Donald Is For ME!

One continues to read how millions of Americans believe that Donald Trump understands ME, that Donald Trump is for ME, and when he is elected president then finally we will have a president who does things for ME. Oh, and, Donald Trump will make America GREAT AGAIN. When pressed for details as to how he will accomplish these things, people make clear they know he will do these things because he is NOT like those other politicians. If further pressed these folks say that Donald will BRING BACK HIGH PAYING JOBS from those foreign nations that have taken those away from us.

I can assume those “high paying good jobs” are found in factories that produce clothes and machine made products. Let’s assume the following about those “high paying jobs in Mexico:”

1. The average wage in Mexican automobile factories is about $8 an hour.

2. So, we double the wage when the same product is made in America to $16 an hour. That comes to: $640 a week and $2560  a month. Take out for housing and utilities and that means one has about $1200 a month for all other expenses. Yes, indeed, Donald has made America Great Again!

Oh, I won’t get into how he will “wipe out ISIS”– by repeatedly saying it, I assume.

Bill Weld Gets Carried Away

Bill Weld was formerly a Republican governor of Massachusetts and served on the Holocaust Commission under President George Bush. He currently is running for vice president on the Libertarian ticket which is composed of people who cannot stand Donald Trump and have misgiving concerning Hillary Clinton.  Mr. Weld recently got carried away with his anger toward Donald Trump. He, particularly, was frightened at the  Trump proposal to somehow round up eleven million illegal immigrants, place them in “concentration camps”and then somehow send them back to Mexico.

In 1938, Nazi Germans unleashed horrible attacks upon Jews that is known as Kristallnacht. “I can hear the glass crunching on Kristallnacht in the ghettos of Warsaw and Vienna  when I hear Trump’s plan announced.”

Sorry, Mr. Weld, you are completely incorrect about Kristallnacht. Germans did not invade and conquer Poland until 1939, and there were no similar outbreaks against Jews in Austria on that night. If you claim to be a member of the Holocaust Commission, the least you can do is know your Holocaust history.It is mistakes such as these that allow Trump to complain people distort his ideas.

Score One For Bernie

The National Rifle Association just held a convention and there was no surprise their current hero is the one and only, Donald Trump. However, many in the NRA expressed their warm regards for the fighting crusader against the powerful and wealthy. And, Bernie, there sure are many,many rich and powerful gun rich guys. Chris Costi, a lobbyist for the NRA  expressed warm admiration for the gun ideas of Bernie Sanders. He particularly supported Bernie’s belief: “If they are selling a product  to a person who buys it legally, what you’re really talking about  is ending gun manufacturers in America.”

However, Bernie, when drugs are sold the caps are constructed to prevent children from opening them. How about:

1. Each gun sold must be registered with the Federal government.

2. There is now technology  that prevents anyone other than the owner of the gun to fire it. So, how about making this mandatory for each gun sold?

OK, Bernie, you got some gun votes, was it worth selling your soul?

Score One For Cops

Among the joys for the American people, and particularly for those who are of African American or Hispanic heritage would be just ONE day without another story in which police were frightened and had to defend themselves against a kid or emotionally unstable person. Chase Sherman was traveling with his parents in the state of Georgia. He is —  or should I say, WAS- a 32 emotionally unstable young man and began acting up in the back seat of his parent’s car. The parents contacted a local sheriff’s department in order to help  calm down their son.

At no point did the parents indicate they felt threatened, at no point did they indicate in any shape or form their sone was a threat to anyone. Several sheriff’s deputies rushed to the scene of this “violence” and began to blast away with their tasers.One deputy placed his knee on the chest of Mr. Sherman whose last words were: “I’m dead. I’m dead. I said, I just quit.”

Unfortunately, the sheriffs never quit.

Score One For USA!

As you recall  or don’t recall, a fundamental  belief of the Bush administration and the Obama administration and the yet to arrive Trump administration is the key to success in destroying evil Muslim terrorists is to kill –or should we say–murder the leaders of these evil people. Get rid of them and then what–according to Bush, Obama, Clinton and Trump:

1. All the bad Muslim terrorists will be so very, very upset, they will  pack up their explosives and head for home or someplace where they will not go boom, boom any more.

So, the CIA now claims they killed–murdered that is– the Taliban leader, Mullah Athfar Mansoor and that means there is no Taliban left in Afghanistan.

Oh, as you recall how happy President Obama when they got Osama bin Laden since he could now announce the end of the Taliban.

Mr. President,your announcement appears to have NO effect on the Taliban in Afghanistan!

Best Democratic Party Solution

Ironically the Republican party has moved to a position of unity while the Democratic Party has moved into a position of disunity. Face reality. There are millions and millions of Americans who are plain ignorant as to what is confronting their nation and the world. They have been frightened, they are confused, and like so many people who have absolutely no idea as to what is going on, they are turning to ignorance as the solution to their anxieties. As Bill Maher continues to argue, this is a stupid nation.

But, Bill rarely explores the cause of this stupidity. Actually, it is more an example of ignorance than stupidity. Barack Obama was never an educator for America and allowed the right wing media to create the narrative that led to ignorance. So, what now can the Democratic party do?

1. Hillary Clinton for President.

2. Bernie Sanders for Vice President.

Sorry, Hillary, you once were in this spot and rallied around Obama. Now, you must rally around Bernie and use his energy and his followers in order to win this election.