Category Archives: Ron Paul

Another High School Shooting

A few moments ago I read initial reports about a shooting at Albemarle High School in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Apparently one student shot another. Without any further information, I feel safe in reporting the following about the shooting:

1. Both students were white.

2. Both students are Christians.

3. One of the students felt bullied or considered himself to be alone.

4. No Muslim was in any way involved in this shooting.

5. The shooting occurred in a suburban high school-Not in an urban one.

6. School faculty are surprised at the shooting.

Sorry, this is the pattern of school shooting in America. They NEVER occur in an urban school and they NEVER involve black or Hispanic students.

YES MEANS YES!

I have spent most of my life working as a professor in colleges. Anyone who pay attention to the lives of female students soon becomes aware that a climate of sexual fear is all too common. They can be abused by males who believe they are God’s gift to females and when they desire sex, the answer had better be -YEs. The state of California has turned that word on its head. New legislation is designed to ensure that each and every female student deserves the right to be in a learning environment that is safe and healthy. From now on sexual activity on a college campus is based upon the principle there is “an affirmative conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.” In other words, unless a woman makes clear to the male that she DOES want to engage in sex, any actions on his part to have sex with her will be considered to be an act of rape.

Legislation makes clear “the state of California will not allow schools to sweep rape cases under the rug.” Lack of resistance to sexual desires by males does NOT mean consent. Either the female makes a conscious statement or males now can be charged with rape. About time!

Limits To Free Speech For Republican Politicians

Believe it or not but once upon a time the Republican party stood for freedom of speech for Republicans. Republican political leaders in the 1960s voted for civil rights, and Republicans were in the fight to end discrimination against black Americans. That was then, today is now. Senator Rand Paul has been making strange comments during the past few years. He opposes policies of war in the Middle East, talks about denial of rights to African Americans, and even warns about excessive use of force by police. Naturally, that got him in trouble with many Republicans. Then, he committed the worse crime of all. In some talks at college campuses Senator Paul said it was necessary to persuade most Americans to support restrictions on abortion prior to introducing anti-abortion legislation. Wow!

However, the good Senator finally realized making such statements could end his political career. Listen to the revised Paul idea about abortion. “I am one who will march for life and will continue to stand up in defense of life so long as I am privileged to be in office.” Oops, sorry about those comments regarding persuading Americans to support anti-abortion!

Eric Holder Is Gone

Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to retire. There is no question during his tenure in office, this alleged leader in advocating civil liberties has been a man whose record is rather mixed. First, Holder has fought for civil rights for African Americans and been an advocate of the concept that skin color should not result in denial of basic freedom. He opposed efforts to reduce voting by state legislation that introduces strange requirements such as voter ID. Republicans have shifted the entire history of American voting by their claims of voter fraud. At best, of the over 100 million who voted for President there were fewer than 100 cases of voter fraud. Holder has made clear this cry for “justice” is simply another Republican trick to gain electoral victories.

However, Eric Holder has gone out of his way to impose restrictions upon reporters who expose government efforts to deny access to information. More reporters have been indicted under the Holder administration than under any prior Attorney General. Obama shouts for civil rights while at the same time sending to prison reporters who report upon government restrictions on access to information. Sorry, Mr. Holder, you failed to support civil rights for the media.

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

Never allow a child to go to sleep with anger in heart.

Become the guardian of love.

If you can’t solve problem, ask for advice. Usually, it is free.

Better to pay now, than later.

Holidays have lost their meaning.

Some reach deep into purse, some into heart.

I distance self from people when in coffee shop.

For some, best companion is iPad.

These days elderly couple grow alike in body size.

Most shake heads as other talks.

There is a time and place to just shut up.

Police Taught To Be Aggressive

During the course of any year in America, at best, fewer than twenty five people are actually murdered by someone with a gun who enters a school or church or business enterprise with the thought in mind of committing a shooting. The most horrible school murder occurred in the 1920s when a deranged man blew up a school. In other words, those who enter business establishments or schools or churches rarely have murder on their minds. Police in the town of Beavercreek, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio,k were given a pep talk about the importance of shooting first when encountering a possible perpetrator of shooting. The pep talk included a slide show of how deranged murderers killed innocent children in school. It was emphasized to police that getting off the first shot is the best way to avoid a mass murder. In other words, police were told to shift their mindset to one that will shoot first, and ask questions later.

Several days later, Sean Williams, a policeman, was told there was a shooter ready to kill people in a Walmart store. He rushed to the scene and saw John Crawford holding aloft a gun. Oh, Walmart SELLS GUNS. IN other words, those seeking to purchase a gun will ordinarily touch the gun or even lift the gun. Thousands do this every day in gun stores. But, officer Williams remembered the lesson and shot to death a customer, a black man named John Crawford. How about talk first as a policy??

SKY HAS FALLEN IN AMERICA!!

For American conservatives these used to be the best of times, but, alas, these have become the worst of times. There are unconfirmed reports that most Wall Street folk are packing their bags, gathering up their riches and headed for more friendly climes because terrorists are now loose in America and seeking to take away the riches of those who toil only to benefit the American worker. We know those with wealth have only but one thought in their mind, how to accumulate money because in accomplishing this task they bring untold wealth to each and every American who works for a living. The entire edifice of American capitalism is based on the proposition that wealthy folk take from the poor and give to themselves. How else can prosperity be reached in America?

Well, there is threatening news from the city of Los Angel! Just think about it. A hotel worker will now make about $2500 a month in wages. This means they will be purchasing goods with this money. This means they might even have a few dollars to deposit in banks which could then loan their money to business enterprises! This is the first step toward COMMUNISM! This event marks the end of American CAPITALISM! Yes, the sky has fallen in Los Angeles!

Americans Believe Republicans Fight Terrorism!

Among the most incompetent of President Obama’s failures in leadership is his inability to make clear the origin of groups like ISIS. Perhaps, he might speak about the following:

1. In 2001, al-Qaeda consisted of about 5,000 followers. Today, in the thousands.

2. In 2001, Iran had two powerful enemies on its borders-Iraq and Afghanistan. Thanks to President Bush, enemies of Iran were destroyed.

3. It was the war in Iraq which created terrorist groups. This was the legacy left to the next president.

4. It was President Bush who arranged for American troops to leave Iraq in 2011.

The Bush blunders created havoc and chaos in the Middle East. NO president could have eradicated what was the Bush legacy unless he simply packed up our troops and left!

REPUBLICANS CREATED THE CURRENT CHAOTIC SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST!!

Solving Police Brutality

During the course of my life, I have taught courses in the history of crime, and many of my students were members of the police force. I respect cops. But, it is increasingly obvious that all too many police simply cannot shake from their minds, an attitude that wen one puts on the uniform, everyone had better get out of the way. Sandra Anezquito was in a park in Brooklyn along with her seventeen year old son and husband. She is pregnant, the belly clearly displays budding life. A cop spotted the boy with a knife on his belt and prepared for action. During this episode a cop grabbed the pregnant woman by the arm and flung her belly forward to the ground. Her husband was arrested. Let me get this clear, a seventeen year old boy was with mom and dad in a park, and had a knife on his belt, so this required police action. How about:

1. Approaching mom and dad in order to request them to have the boy remove the knife?

2. How about approaching the boy and quietly telling him to remove the knife?

3. How about shooting the boy in the leg so he falls to the ground rather than mom?

It is time for police to relax and try talk, not bullets!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “You’d Better Believe It”

Reducing taxes results in less money for government, not more!

France, Connexion: “Shocking French Video

A French President NOT making love to a woman!

USA, Washington Post: “Why Is John McCain Always on CNN?”

He is THE expert on who should lead America, after all, he identified Sarah Palin!

Sweden, Local: “Donald Duck Gets Votes”

He may quack, but he is not a quack politician!

South Africa: “Life After Oscar Pistorious”

At least we will not hear gun shots.