Category Archives: 2008 Elections

Blizzard That Wasn’t

There are moments in modern times when I just shrug my head and wonder what has transformed people into frightened sheep who are consumed with fear. I was a seventeen year old boy when the famous blizzard of 1947 hit New York City. As the snow fell, my pop who had a small butcher shop sent me out to deliver orders for people, and there was no fear in his mind. A little snow, big deal, he was raised in the fields of Ukraine where snow fell quite heavily during the winter. As he snow continued falling until it had left 26.4 inches on the ground, most small businessmen were still working because they could not afford to close down the shop and flee to the safety of their tiny business. The mayor of New York City was not issuing bulletins of fear, we accepted the blizzard as simply an act of God that had to be endured because tomorrow we still had to eat.

So, the “experts”closed down the entire city of New York. No planes, no trains, no subway. Gee in 1947 the subway continued to function and people got around the city. There is something about the modern world of America which fears itself. There is no sense that ‘come on blizzard,” we will not fear your arrival. Doomsday is the current message of fear. Actually, FEAR is the operating word from our leaders. Just mention, 9/11 and people will accept just about any violation of their basic rights. There used to be giants in the land, today there are pygmies.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Russia, Moscow Times: “Shoveling Snow Slow Death”

I have a hunch shoveling Putin shit is more deadly.

Canada, Toronto Star: “School Board Is Rotten”

I guess they have to stand in the corner with dunce caps on head.

France, Connexion: “Ban Sale Of Coke To Teens”

You mean no more Coca Cola for the young ones?

UK, Guardian: “Sugar Price Fixing”

What a sweet story.

Australi, Canberra Times: “Doping Revelations”

Told by a real dope?

Trials And Tribulations Of Boehner

I did know that John Boehner was a member of the Republican party, and I did know that he ordinarily had a sad face which apparently disguised the pain of his early days on this planet. John informed the folks on Sixty Minutes that he is dead set against raising the minimum wage. He recounted the difficult days of his youth. “I had every known rotten job you can imagine gittin myself through school. I wouldn’t have a chance of half those jobs if the federal government had kept imposing higher minimum wages.” Gee, this is definitely a man who confronted poverty and won the battle without any aid and assistance from the Federal government. Unfortunately for John, these days there are fact checkers and this is what they discovered:

1. In 1965 the minimum wage was at its highest level in history.

2. During his years in college, the horrible, terrible job destroying federal government raised the minimum wage from $1.65 to $2.00 to $2.10 to $2.30 an hour.

Oh, John was forced to work in a “humbling job” such as construction!

Obama Now Takes On India!

There definitely is a new kid in town who is ready to take on the world in order to demonstrate that no one can frighten him into silence. President Barack Obama was in India wrapping up some trade agreements when he decided to inform the people of that nation it was time for them to end their war on women. “We know from experience that nations are more successful when their woman are successful.”He mad the point that nations “can’t simply ignore the talents of half of their people.” He also threw in some words about the all too often harassment of women on the streets of India where it is very difficult to convictf rapists. The President insisted that women “should be able to go about the day -to walk the streets or ride the bus, and be treated with dignity.’

For this to occur the police and courts of India have to decide that a rapist belongs in prison, not on the street or riding a bus where they can touch, kidnap and abuse women. The ball is in the court of the government of India.

Chalk One Up For FBI

I am pleased to report to the American people they can sleep comfortably tonight in their beds since the FBI has crushed a notorious gang of Russian spies in New York City. Federal agents were monitoring the dynamic trio of Russian spies for over two years. These evil men were engaged in the task of recruiting female college students who somehow would lead them to secrets known only to college females. The Russians were seeking information about US sanctions and our efforts to develop alternative energy resources. I have a hunch these guys could have simply gone on Facebook and been a bit more successful in recruiting informants. After all, Islamic terrorists employ this method of recruitment of the gullible. But, then again, who would give up the opportunity to spend years in New York City with all expenses covered andk wander into good restaurants pursuing information that could just as easily been obtained online?

Anyway, the FBI did arrest Evgeny Buryakov, and he is safely in jail. For some reason the FBI allowed the other two spies to escape back to Russia. If I was Vladimir Putin, I would send the two of them off to Siberia, provide them with computers and demand they finally get some reliable information!

Ted Cruz, Our Modern McCarthy

The other day I watched a clip of Senator Ted Cruz from the great state of Texas making one of his now famous rants and raves about the evils of Obama and the need to close our border in order to prevent illegals from destroying our nation. I was particularly struck how this Harvard educated man employed expressions such as “gosh darn” and pretended to be one of the boys who wander around in jeans and high boots pretending to be homespun cowboys back from the range. It is doubtful if the Ivy League graduate ever got on a horse and rod the range rounding up cattle. He does work hard at seeking to project an image of an ordinary American who got a degree from Harvard. Of course, it is rathe ironic that someone born to an American mother in the great state of Canada insists that he a “real” American unlike the black dude who was born in Africa.

In many ways he reminds me of Senator Joseph McCarthy from the 1950s who rode the horse of anti-communism in order to frighten Americans and wreck the lives of thousands of Americans. Most historians believe that Joe got into the anti-communist business in order to get re-elected and then discovered it was a path to power. Ted Cruz really does not give a damn about illegal immigrants. His words of false anger simply disguise his desire for power, regardless of how many suffer. Ted, Joe McCarthy wound up the laughing stock of America. You already have won this distinction.

Handguns Of Death

It was just another day in the United States of America and someone was killed by another person who employed a gun in order to end the life of another. I was raised in the Depression in New York City long before the NRA was a power in the land. We played cops and robbers of cowboys and Indians. Since this was a time of poverty, we kids had to make our own guns out of wood. Actually, it was not too hard to construct a weapon of mass destruction, but for us this meant shooting pieces of cardboard from the gun. In those days, we had the Sullivan Act which made it difficult for most people to possess a gun. So, if anyone got hurt with a gun, it simply was a piece of cardboard hitting them in the face. Fast forward to America in the year, 2015. Two brothers in Eagan, Minnesota were also playing cops and robbers, one was thirteen and the other was fifteen. They discovered a 9 mm handgun along with gobs of ammunition. The result was death for the thirteen year old.

I assume that dad and mom wanted a gun in case some bad person attempted to enter their home and do some bad thing to one and all. I have a hunch they would have been better off with one of our wooden handguns.

Wise Words From Chairwoman Sarah

The people of Communist China for decades were compelled to listen to the wise words of Chairman Mao about life and behavior. We in America are blessed with a similar leader who goes by the name of Chairwoman Sarah Palin. I simply print her words of wisdom to all American women.

“The man can only ride you when your back is bent. So strengthen it. Then the men can’t ride you. America won’t be taken for a ride because so much is at stake. Well, in other words, um, is Hillary the new Democrat of the old one?” She did add a “screw the left in Hollywood” comment. Just imagine that millions of Americans actually believe this nut case is worthy of their votes!

I believe this nation should purchase the Red Books of chairman Mao if they seek words of wisdom.

Bibi Seeks To Halt Peace In Middle East

The Obama administration just ended a policy that has failed to work for nearly seventy years when it decided to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. Naturally, to Republicans if something has not worked for seventy years why not continue for seventy more. A similar Republican and Democratic approach is the policy desired toward Iran. Before discussing this issue, let me fill in readers with the story of what happened to our policy toward Iran in 2001. As you recall, American forces swept into Afghanistan after the 9/11 horror. What Americans do NOT know is that President Khatami, then leader of Iran, offered aid to Americans and worked with our military leaders by providing Intelligence about Taliban forces. He also prevented the Taliban from entering Iran. Khatami offered the US a deal. He agreed to recognize Israel, cease aiding terrorists, accepted UN review of his nation’s atomic development and wanted in return the end of sanctions and recognition of his government. President Bush turned down the deal.

Today, President Rouhani is attempting his best to reach an agreement with Western nations. But, Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu wants to pull another Bush response to Iran. According to PM Netanyahu, “in the coming weeks, the powers are liable to tech a framework agreement with Iran, kan agreement liable to leave Iran as a nuclear threshold state.” In other words, Iran would become like that other Middle Eastern state which refuses to allow UN into their nuclear facilities–Israel! It is time to end this madness and work With the Iran government. Cease being frightened by someone like Bibi Netanyahu whose only response is always -kill and kill!

We Americans have becomes so accustomed to the fear spread by Fox News or Republican leaders about how Barack Obama has failed to halt the spread of Muslim terrorists that we simply forget how safe life is in the good old USA. The people of the Philippines have been living with the reality of Muslim terrorists for over three decades. They thought the problem was solved last year when leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front(MILF) agreed to lay down the arms of 11,000 soldiers in return for extensive local autonomy in the southern area of that country. Sorry Fox News, groups like the MILF actually murder and kill citizens of their nation. However, the the Philippines had failed to kill a top ruthless terrorist named, Zulkifi Abdhir who remained at large planning further bombing attacks. He was responsible years ago for the bombing in Bali that cost the lives of 202 people.

Commandos thought they had trapped this thug while pursuing a group of his followers. For some reason the Commandos ran out of bullets and now thirty are dead. Such is life and death when a nation confronts real terror attacks, not the false ones that are claimed by Fox News. We do not know if Abdhir is dead or wounded, but we do know that 30 commandos are dead.