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Obama’s Night of Sorrow

In 2008, many Americans such as yours truly decided we needed a new voice after eight years of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld and we rejected Hillary Clinton because we assumed she was too close to the world that must be changed. So, we elected a former college professor who had spent a few years as US Senator. We assumed that he had new ideas and would institute changes in American society. Unfortunately, we did not realize his complete lack of knowledge concerning how politics operated in a federal system of government. Barack Obama must rank among those elected to the presidency who lacked any understanding of government in this nation. He has made clear a distaste with the political process which he regards as beneath his contempt. The result has been six years of incompetent leadership in America. Please do not get me wrong, Obama has some excellent ideas, but it is one thing in American politics to have ideas, and another to get them transformed into laws. So, what went wrong with the Obama administration?

1. Barack Obama never established a working relationship with Democrats in Congress. He rarely speaks with members of Congress let alone listens to their political needs.

2. Barack Obama has pushed legislation without any consideration as to whether these laws politically benefit Democrats in Congress.

3. Barack Obama assumed the presidency in the midst of an economic crisis. He was urged by some of his advisors to read carefully how Franklin D. Roosevelt handled the Depression, but he never studied this model. FDR focused on two issues for the short term–fixing the banking system and then JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. He took office in March and by August about 4,000,000 men and women were working rebuilding roads, bridges, reforesting our forests and building hospitals or bridges, etc..

4. Barack Obama was elected with support from young Americans. He failed the first requirement of a good politician, reward those who elected you. Where was any legislation to address the issue of Student Loans? Nothing was given youth for their hard work. A successful politicians MUST reward his supporters. Yes, that is “politics,”but that is how one governs in a huge nation such as the United States of America.

To sum up: former Professor Barack Obama though the was still back teaching in college where students took notes and obeyed the professor.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Hungary, Budapest Times: “We Are Tops When It Comes To Corruption”

Sorry, we in America have the Koch brothers, try topping them!

Sweden, Local: “Your Number Is Up”

I believe this pertains to President Obama and his failed leadership.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Dog Acquitted”

it was the cat!

USA, Newsday: “Cop Testifies On Flushing The Toilet”

Sounds like a lot of crap to me.

UK Guardian: “Day At The Races”

Ah, to just watch horses run instead of these jackasses running for office!

Joni Ernst, Face of Republican Madness

As of this point in time, Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for US Senator from the state of Iowa has made clear that she far surpasses her opponent in being able to castrate animals. This woman makes Sarah Palin come across as intelligent and possessing knowledge of the world. But, all signs indicate that she will become the next US Senator from the state of Iowa. So, how did this ignorant, no stupid, individual gain such success in the state of Iowa? She benefits from the wave of anger and fear that is sweeping this nation. She benefits from a President who has failed the major need of someone seeking to lead a nation, he simply failed to lead due to his shyness or dislike of the thing we term, politics.

Most probably the entire legislature of this nation will be controlled by the Republican party. Most probably this nation will experience two more years of gridlock, nothing being done to rebuild our infrastructure. We have become a nation that is drifting. We have lost any sense of being a great nation. So, let the crazies take over the asylum. This is the price of fear!

Republicans Invented Progressivism

wasahAmong the ironies in modern America is that the word and the ideas of PROGRESSIVISM was invented by the Republican Party. Senator Robert Follette, a Republican from the state of Wisconsin during the early 1900s was searching for a word that would explain the ideas of modern Republicans and hit upon the word, Progressive. Of course in 1912, the great Republican leader, Theodore Roosevelt ran for the presidency as the leader of the Progressive Party. Who were the enemies of Follette and Roosevelt? None other than wealthy Republican businessmen and bankers! It was the Republican party which in introduced the idea of an income tax(Lincoln brought in the original income tax during the Civil War) and Theodore Roosevelt championed this idea in the election of 1912. It was the Republican party which fought to break up monopolies and to regulate them. It was the Republican party which wanted to extend the right to vote, including direct elections of US Senators.

I might also add that it was the Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who supported the defendants in Brown vs Board of Education that ended segregation in American schools. He also ended segregation in Washington D.C. So, what has happened to the Republican party over the past thirty years? d

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “Police Shut Down Illegal Hotel”

I assume that means a hotel that does not pay protection money to the police.

Sweden, Local: “Health Workers Injure Disabled Man”

Is it wrong for health workers to alter the health of people?

USA, Army Times: “Lure Recruits With Alcohol”

A drunk soldier does not experience pain.

Hungary, Budapest Times:

“Keep Breasts Out Of Harm’s Way”

I will suck on this story for a while.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Dog Acquitted”

Sodomy is not a crime anymore in most countries!

New Evidence of Anti-Semitism!

I was raised in an east European Jewish community of the Bronx, New York City. We were proud to be Jews, we did not hide who we were, and we certainly were happy that the new state of Israel had been created. Our hope and dream was that Israel would become a beacon of hope in the Middle East that would serve to demonstrate there could be a nation in that area of the world that stood for social justice for all within its borders. In those days there were Jews, Muslims and Christians within the state of Israel. Somewhere along the road of life, a new set of Jews emerged, both here in America and in Israel. They were filled with hate and anger toward Muslims, towards Palestinians and insisted that only Jews had a place in the new nation. Former Israel leader, David Ben-Gurion once told members of the UN that “I am also a Palestinian.” Absolutely, Jews were also Palestinians.

Along came Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose basic dream is to rid Israel and surrounding land of those Palestinians. This was the reality when he assumed office as prime minister of Israel:

1. Israel and Turkish troops held joint military exercises.

2. Israel was working with the Egyptian government.

3. Israel still had friendly relations with members of the European Union.

4. Israel had friendly relations with the government of Tunisia.

5. Israel has friendly relations with the government of Jordan.

Today, none of these governments has anything but dislike for Israel.

Amos Biderman, a cartoonist for the Israel Haaratz newspaper has created a storm of anger for his cartoon which depicts a plane with labeled Israel headed for the twin towers. Biderman insists that Bibi Netanyahu has proved a disaster for the people of Israel. His cartoon was “mocking Bib. He’s been acting like a bull in a china shop with the US, which is Israel’s most important strategic ally.”

The anger has already emerged, Mr. Biderman is now a “self hating Jew.” Tell the truth about failed Israel foreign policy and one becomes a “self hating Jew.”

Eric Frein, Another Nut Case

I do not have a single doubt that within a year, conservatives in America will be composing songs about the gallant fight of Eric Frein who stood alone in the hills of Pennsylvania fighting his lonely battle against oppressive BIG GOVERNMENT. The elusive Mr. Frein murdered a member of the police, you know, one of those agents who descend from black helicopters seeking to bang down our doors in the quest by Big GOVERNMENT to take away our sacred liberties. Who does not believe that Frein will now be the hero of the National Rifle Association, he is now THE man who fought Big Government. OK, so some police died along the road of his fight for liberty and social justice. It is no mystery that this nation contains men and women who believe they are living in the days of Revolutionary America when decent man took up arms against the oppressive Big Government of England.

He has been captured. He will go on trial. The NRA will be selling pictures of their new hero. Men and women will be wearing tee shirts with his face on them. Welcome to the new hero of America–ERIC FREIN! how did this nation come to the point when a murderer who killed police is now a hero??

America’s Forgotten Dream

I currently inhabit a world in which we humans devote our lives to killing one another and to insisting that those who differ are simply terrorists bent on death and destruction. There was once another America, a nation which had dreams of exploring the universe rather than exploring ways of death and destruction. I was in my thirties when Americans stepped foot on the moon. Each and every American felt a moment of great pride as one of our fellow countrymen was now walking on the moon. For that magic moment, I no longer just felt to be an, American, but a human. I was part of this planet, and we humans were taking the initial step on the road to exploring the entire universe. Yes, it was a dream, but dreams are part of the human quest to be other than a member of this planet.

Sir Richard Branson of Virgin airlines also has a dream. He wants to explore space by sending humans into the area above our planet. Unfortunately, his experimental plane crashed in the Mojave desert. The real tragedy is failure on the part of American presidents for the past forty years to gaze upward at the skies rather than downward at the planet. We devote billions to killing rather than to sending fellow humans into space. Sorry, Tea Party nut cases, but the real issue for ALL humans is in space. And, it must be done by BIG GOVERNMENT. I shall die without humans on Mars. That is the real tragedy of the Tea Party and those refusing to allocate funds for space exploration!

Time Magazine Vs Teachers

My educational background is somewhat different from that of Time magazine writers or millionaires seeking to alter the manner in which schools operate. I taught junior and senior high school for ten years ranging from positions in a Harlem all boys junior high school to a suburban school in a wealthy district and a high school in a small town. After that experience I taught 10,000 teachers about how to teach. It is so ironic that people with my background sit in the back while men and women who never taught a day in their lives now are prepared to explain how to improve teaching and learning. Heck, the US Secretary of Education, Mr. Duncan never taught a single day in his life! Imagine an Attorney General who had no experience in law! The American Federation of Teachers is furious at this week’s Time magazine cover which depicts how wealthy millionaires will end the rule of “rotten apples” in our schools. Time believes the problem in schools stems from an inability to fire incompetent teachers.

1. If Time and wealthy millionaires are concerned about incompetency how about firing those in Congress who passed the fewest laws in history?

2. The real problems in schools stem from an outdated curriculum which has nothing to do with the needs of young people. They are presented a boring curriculum which has no relevance to what they need in modern life.

3. There is not a single program in any college in America that provides training for department chairmen in schools on how to provide leadership in schools.

4. Principals are controlled by state mandated testing which hampers their ability to stimulate teachers to come up with new ideas.

5. The most successful schools in the world such as in Finland give teachers control of what they teach. There are no government tests to control teaching.

Yes, there are incompetent teachers. My estimate, after working with 12,000 is that ten percent do not belong in schools. This is the same percent as who work on Wall Street or as cops or doctors or lawyers.

Justice Bader Ginsberg Was Right!

I am the child of immigrants and was raised by my American public school teachers to respect the Supreme Court of this nation. I obtained degrees ranging from a Master to a Ph.D in American history and studied the development of this important American institution. The past few years have caused me to lose all respect for this Court. It is the most reactionary Supreme Court in over seventy years. Justice Ginsberg warned the Court that ID laws such as in existence in Texas were depriving Americans from their right to vote, but Scalia and his buddies like Roberts and Alioto refused to accept reality since it would prevent them from allowing their fellow Republicans to lose an election. Latest reports from Texas indicate hundreds of thousands will not be able to cast a ballot next week.

1. Many elderly people do NOT have a state issued driver’s license nor a state issued license to fire a gun.

2. Students are deprived from using their college ID, but a weapon ID is OK!!

3. Many disabled people do not have state IDs nor can they get to state offices for one.

The Supreme Court of this nation has restored the Poll Tax!!