Category Archives: 2008 Elections

Plight Of The Innocent

Anyone who was alive during the past eighty years is familiar with the sight of innocent people fleeing for their lives only to confront the indifference of the world. Jews who fled from Nazi Germany were denied entry to countries -including the United States of America and thus died in the Holocaust. Refugees from Myanmar who are Muslim Rohingyas are dying by the hundreds, and if things do not change, they will soon die by the thousands. MUSLIM nations in southeast Asia have turned their backs upon fellow Muslims because they are poor, they have no protection and they somehow threaten the lives of fellow Muslims. Authorities have discovered mass graves in Thailand and Malaysia which undoubtedly contain Rohingya bodies.

This is a MUSLIM TRAGEDY. I wonder where are Muslim clerics during this horrible tragedy for their own people? I have yet to see a march of imams in defense of Muslims. Where are Muslim leaders? Where are Muslim relief organizations? For God’s sake, these are fellow Muslims who are dying!

When Will Police Learn?

Another day in America, another decision by a Grand Jury, another policeman who is allowed to get away with the murder of an innocent black skinned person. Officer Michael Berlo, and his fellow officers, were found Not Guilty of blasting away at a car which contained two unarmed human beings. Altogether the group of police fired 49 bullets into the car in which Timothy Russell and Melissa Williams were sitting. No shots had every been fired by those in the car, but for some reason, they constituted a “threat” to the safety of a group of police officers. According to Judge John O Donnell, the action of police officers was “not illegal.” He insisted the Grand Jury had to be confronted with evidence “beyond a reasonable doubt” that this action was illegal on the part of police officers.

Altogether, there were TWELVE policemen at the scene. How and why they felt “threatened” is a wonder for the ages. The reality is that according to Grand Juries in the US if they victims have black skins, they can be killed. We suggest that from now on African Americans walk and drive wearing Biker Jackets if they want to live!

Good Times In Ireland

The Catholic Church confronted a reality in Ireland last week. There was a vote to decide if the nation of Ireland, which is predominately Catholic would accept the right of gays and lesbians to marry. Over 60% of Irish people said, YES! Diamund Matrin, Archbishop of Dublin became among the first Catholic bishops to openly express the need for the church to turn around. “We, the Church, have to stop and have a reality check, not move into denial of reality. I appreciate how gay and lesbian, men and women feel today. In a way, this is a social revolution.”

Yes, the Church has to turn around and confront reality. In America, over twenty percent of young people no longer consider themselves to be part of any church. Hopefully, Pope Francis lives long enough to appoint modern Cardinals who are ready to make the Catholic church once again a meaningful institution for young Catholics. If not, more and more of them will drift off into reality.

On Memorial Day

Memorial Day used to be among the most important holidays in the United States of America. It began as a day to commemorate those who had died fighting for the Union in the Civil War. Over three hundred thousand had been killed fighting to ensure that the United States of America endured as a nation. Those who died in Wold War I were remembered on Armistice Day in November. It was generally accepted that the 400,000 who died fighting in World War II would be remembered on Memorial Day and no special event was ever given them. Of course, in those days, serving in the armed forces was a part of the American ethos. Men were expected to be part of their nation’s armed forces because to be an American was to give something back to the nation. This concept ended withe the conclusion of the Vietnam War. Today, about one half of one percent ever becomes part of our armed forces.

Those under the age of 35 have very little interest or concern for the concept of doing something for the nation. We are a long way from the words of President Kennedy who said, “ask not what the country can doe for you, but what you can do for the country.” Today, the “country” consists of those with whom one engages on social media. The concept of “America” increasingly become a relic of the past. Narcissistic behavior is now the norm. If people are poor, blame it on them. Few today feel responsibility for the lives of Americans. We remember our selves, not the nation. WE are the new America!

Oh, for Republicans the only Americans worth their attention are those who will give them money to win an election. Perhaps, it is time for a new Memorial Day to remember the “job creators” who are forced to pay 1% of their salary in taxes!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

USA, aol: “Pizzeria Robbed”

Are you sure it was not a take-out order?

UK,Guardian: “Unusual Powers Revealed”

Republicans can reduce the amount of money coming in and also reduce the national debt.

Egypt, al Arahm: “Court Bans Porn On Website”

Anywhere else is OK.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Foreign Anti-Torture Experts Expelled”

Heck, this is Putin Russia where torture if legal!

France, Connexion: “French Are Big Drinkers”

I will toast that statement!

Guns Forever In Texas!

The state of Texas just had a massive shoot-out, not at the OK Corral, but at a restaurant in Waco. Hundreds of Bikers had gathered together to settle some scores and the end result was nine dead Bikers and a few dozen wounded ones. So, what is now needed in the state of Texas? A new law that allows guns to be carried in an open holster! Texas State Senator Craig Estes has introduced a bill that soon will be law. It allows those who have the right to carry a concealed gun now to be allowed to carry an open holstered handgun. Senator Estes made clear: “We all were horrified art what happened in Waco,” but he is certain that this bill would not have made “any difference with that lawless bunch of people.”

As I recall, in the old days of the West, cowboys had to check their guns with the sheriff if they came to town. As I recall, cowboys and gunmen were NOT allowed to carry their guns in the open or concealed when they came to town. How about going back to the lawless days of the old West?

I do understand that Texans fear the arrival of aliens and the black alien in the White House.

Sheldon, Sheldon, What Would Mommy Say?

There is a nice Jewish boy who happens to possess a few billion dollars and he uses this money to fight the bad people in America and in the Middle East. His name is Sheldon Adelson and he gave $150,000,000 of his money to help defeat the terrorist friend who now resides in the White House. He has promised a few hundred million dollars of his money to any Republican who will help him fight the bad people in the world. Sheldon is now accused of having ties to crime lords in the Chinese enclave of Macau. Steve Jacobs, who worked in the casinos claims that Sheldon refused to terminate his relations with the notorious Chinese Triad that runs crime in the enclave. Sheldon, Sheldon, what would your Jewish mommy say about her nice little boy having connections with crime people?

Oh, and Sheldon is the leading supporter of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Sheldon works to end any opportunity to create an independent state of Palestine because he considers any and all Palestinians as criminals! Let me get this straight, Sheldon opposes criminals in the Middle East but is now charged with working with criminals in Asia. We truly hope these charges are incorrect because Sheldon is a nice Jewish boy and nice Jewish boys only play with nice little boys!

Silence Of A Woman!

For decades the work of Burmese leader, Aung San Suu Kyi has been heralded for her bravery in fighting against the Army leaders who controlled her nation of Myanmar. She was even given a Nobel prize for her brave stand against oppression. Articles and books have been written about this noble figure who single-handedly stood up against tyranny and was rewarded when the generals finally decided to create conditions that are leading to a democratic Myanmar. But, something strange has happened along the way for this brave woman. She has become a silent witness to horror occurring within her nation.

The vast majority of people in Myanmar are Buddhists. But, along the coast of northwestern Burma are a million people known as Rohingyas who are Muslims. They drifted into Myanmar a century ago and lived at the lower level of Burmese society. However, during the past few years Buddhist priests along with the government have viciously attacked these people leading to the deaths of hundreds and the loss of homes for over 200,000 people. Now, thousands have taken to the sea in hope of finding refuge in a neighboring Muslim nation.

However, Ms.Aung San Suu Kyi has remained silent during this horror of violence. A Malaysian leader now asks: “Where is Aung Suu Kyi, the so-called world champion of human rights? What is she doing? Whyis she silent on the Rohingya issue?” There is nothing but silence from the human rights leader? Why?

So Far From God, So Close To America!

There is an old expression that is often used in Mexico about its problem as a nation–“so far from God, so close to America.” Mexico once was a large nation that included California, Texas and most of the Southwest of America. But, all this rich land was taken away from Mexico by Americans. Ironically, the Mexican government invited Americans to settle Texas, but those people revolted when the government of Texas abolished slavery. We Americans insist that drugs be part of our culture and the result has been a social, economic, and political disaster for the people of Mexico. It is WE AMERICANS who created the drug lords of Mexico. It is WE AMERICANS who have poured billions of dollars into the pockets of these two bit thugs. WE AMERICANS created a culture of hate, of violence, of corruption, and Death in Mexico. Since the government of Mexico in 2006 -working with US drug police- initiated a “war on drugs,” over SIXTY THOUSAND MEXICANS HAVE DIED AT THE HANDS OF DRUG LORDS.!

Two days ago Federal police were ambushed but shot their way out and killed over thirty drug thugs. Last week the drug thugs shot down an Army helicopter. So, what is the best thing WE AMERICANS can do for Mexico?

LEGALIZE DRUGS IN AMERICANA ND END THE POWER OF DRUG LORDS!

Then, it might be safe for Mexicans to be close to America!

Benghazi Forever

It is Saturday and Republicans want to make clear to the American people that the major issue confronting this nation is BENGHAZI. As you recall, FOUR Americans died because terrorists invaded the US Embassy int hat town which is located in the nation of Libya. For some reason, the Secretary of State failed to do her job and station herself, along with her weapon, inside the Embassy to blast away at a terrorist group which was entering the facilities. It is clear the primary responsibility of a Secretary of State is to wander from Embassy location to Embassy location in order to ensure there is tight security.

On October 23, 1983, terrorists blew up a Marine barracks in the city or Beirut in Lebanon and the end result was the death of TWO HUNDRED FORTY ONE Americans. Not a single member of the Democratic Party in Congress blamed President Reagan for that disaster. The event happened on a Sunday morning. I want to know why Ronald Reagan was not at his post with his machine gun blasting away at those terrorists!

Believe it or not, men die all over the world, and no President is ever held responsible for those deaths. BUT, Hillary Clinton is held responsible for the deaths of four people. Isn’t it time for Republicans to give this story a rest? I doubt if a single Republican could even place the location of Benghazi on a map!