Category Archives: Ron Paul

Toy Guns, New Menace To Police

I, was one of thousands of white skinned boys inhabiting the streets of New York City who spent our childhood playing with toy guns. We pretended to be sheriffs in Dodge City going after the bad guys or cops challenging criminals. Actually, we made our own guns out of wood. At the end of our toy wooden pistol we placed a nail and another nail by the trigger. A rubber band connected the two nails and into it we placed a piece of cardboard to fire at the other person. Police walked by these scenes of “violence” and never once halted our play activities. We were just a bunch of white boys playing and pretending to be familiar with guns. These scenes were examples of “normal behavior” on the part of white boys. Not a black skin in sight, just white kids playing.

Tamir Rice was a black skinned 12 year old boy who went to the park to play with his toy gun. First mistake, having a black skin. Second mistake, playing in the park. Third mistake, playing near some swings. Given these three mistakes, what else could happen to Tamir than death? A called contacted 911 and said: “there is a boy playing by the swings. He is waving a gun, I don’t know if it is real or not.” Police arrived, and Tamir wound up dead. There will be an investigation, there will be stories, there will be demonstrations, but Tamir is dead. Period.

Are there peaceful ways to approach a 12 year old boy and avoid death?

The Cosby Tragedy

I spent my middle years watching the Bill Cosby show which depicted an ordinary Negro family as it spent their daily life. The show was funny, ironic, and just plain normal. The point of the Bill Cosby show was to prove to white America that a Negro family could be just as normal as the average white clan. Children committed normal acts of silliness and there was always dad and mom to correct them. The essence of the Cosby show is that normality was as normal among Negroes as among whites. Regardless of the problem, dad Bill had a solution that invariably entailed a humorous comment. So, the typical white family came to believe that Negroes were just like them.

Recent allegations of the sexual predator who is known as Bill Cosby are very confusing to the average American. He was such an icon of NORMALITY that to now know that he was a normal sexual nut case leaves one gasping for breath. Among the dozen or so women who now insist that he forced himself upon them, Angela Lewis charged that he forced his hand above her hand and made it rub his penis. He needed a massage. The statue of limitations has run out so Bill will not be compelled to be in a court defending himself. Such is life in America, where everything is now, NORMAL.

Emperor Obama Has Spoken!

It was simply a matter of time before Emperor Barack Obama finally revealed his desire to end freedom as we know it in America, and impose martial law. Sorry, he did not order the arrest of Republican leaders, no, he did not shut down Fox News, no, Ted Cruz is still shouting and screaming in Texas about “those people.” The Emperor spoke last night on television and revealed that he has no respect for the Constitution. President Obama finally came out in support of immigrants to this nation. He spoke about illegal Mexicans who had come to America in search of work an freedom. You know, just like YOUR ANCESTORS who came to America in search of freedom and work.

Obama spoke from his heart. He made clear that “we are a nation that tolerates the hypocrisy of a system where persons who pick our fruit, and make our bed have a chance to get right with the law. Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents?” He has now offered about four million illegal immigrants an opportunity to become legal citizens. Naturally, Republicans are up in arms over the concept of Executive action. Lets examine the record.

1. Republican President Ronald Reagan issued a similar Executive action during his administration. NO Republican threat to impeach. After all, that was an act by Saint Reagan.

2. Just about every American President has issued such Executive Actions.

3. During World War II, President Roosevelt sent 120,000 Japanese American citizens to camps, and no one spoke about impeachment.

Unfortunately, the game of impeachment has begun. We urge Republicans to pursue this game.

North Korea May Go Nuclear

North Korean leader Kim Jong un is rather upset. He has gone without any access to NBA players for months, and he has acquired a limp that makes shooting basketball rather difficult. The UN issued a report about the violation of human rights in North Korea, and this sort of comment about his leadership just got the pudgy little man a bit upset. Satellite photos reveal the firing up at a facility that had been working on nuclear weapons. In 2007, North Korea agreed to halt work at Yongbyon in return for food. After all, if one devotes most money to creating bombs, how much is left over to get food for your people? Anyway, the world has hurt Kim Jong un’s feelings. We suggest:

1. Send an NBA team to play basketball games in North Korea.

2. Allow Kim Jong un to be photoed making layups against the NBA players.

3. Send in a circus which would fit into the climate of folly that pervades in North Korea.

4. Allow North Korea to field a team in the NBA. That would end any talk about nuclear weapons.

Naturally, the people of North Korea are just too exhausted to attend basketball games.

“Gunman In Library”

I was raised in the slums of the Bronx, New York City. In my neighborhood, anyone who carried a gun was termed to be “crazy.” As I recall, only “Crazy Sam” won that comment, and when police were on the scene, we made certain that Sam was not. Students at Florida State University were studying in the library when some noticed a student who was not carrying any books, but a gun. One girl tweeted to her mom, “there’s a gunman in the library. I love you.” Fortunately, she is still alive although three other students are in the hospital with bullet wounds. The police soon arrived and blasted away at the gunman. I can just anticipate the National Rifle Association response:

1. Students have a constitutional right to carry guns.

2. If all students in the library had guns, there would have been a shootout in the library, and no cops would have been required to appear.

3. Why isn’t there any place in the library for those with guns to study how to shoot?

We continue with guns. The arguments are now boring because we have members of Congress who fear the NRA more than they do ISIS.

Oh, the gunman is now dead!

Obama Shows Some Balls!

It is now clear that Barack Obama has interpreted the recent election as proof that most Americans favor his policies and they deliberately voted for Republicans in order to stir up the blood of Barack. First, he signed an historic environment deal with China, he is edging closer to an historic deal over nuclear weapons with Iran, and he may veto any bill that allows oil to flow from Canada. Of course, he has also made clear that he will protect Hispanic immigrants by allowing about five million to have temporary status in the US. So, what happened to the dude who fucked up health care, who was confused about handling Ebola and could not even protect the White House from lunatics? Let me explain:

1. Since Obama was born and bred in Africa he contacted a witch doctor who has granted him super natural powers.

2. The witch doctor has now placed a curse on Republicans, you will shortly see them collapse in hysteria.

3. Watch for the appearance in Iraq of a new super hero named, BO!

If I was Mitch McConnell or John Boehner, I would check anything I drink very carefully. And, above all do not gaze into the eyes of Obama!

Nigerian Troops Actually Kill A Bad Guy!

The armed forces of Nigeria are to fighting anyone with a gun as the Republican party is prepared to fight for the rights of poor people in this nation. Boko Haram forces once again took the town of Chibok from which they had kidnapped over 250 young girls, and in the process not a Nigerian soldier was in sight. Generals in the Nigerian army are engaged in only one fight –who gets the money that ordinarily would be spent on paying soldiers or purchasing modern military equipment. Nigeria is the land of kelptomania in which the military, the government, big business devote their days and nights robbing the people blind. Sorry, the old excuse about “imperialism” can not explain away how native people of Africa have repeatedly failed to create modern economic systems and governments.

Africa is possessed with incredible natural resources but for some reason its ruling elite is only concerned with personal wealth rather than that of the population. For years they have excused their robbery on grounds they were ruled by imperialists from Europe. Those people left a half century ago!

The Plight Of The Wealthy In America

There are moments in my life when guilt is felt because for some reason, my heart is not in zinc with Republicans who continue insisting that wealthy folk in this nation are oppressed by Big Government. Recent studies by Emanuel Saez and Gabriel Zuchman reveal the sad plight of our wealthy oppressed men and women who must dwell in shanty mansions without daily access to ordinary folks. Just imagine, no time in the diner talking with people who engage in hard physical labor. According to these economists:

In 1980, the top 1% controlled 7% of our wealth. However, due to bad times, today they control 22%.

The wealth of 90% of Americans fell from 36% to 23%.

Let me explain why this is good news for Americans. Less wealth, means less access to health care. This means you die earlier and open new job opportunities for young Americans. I finally understand why Republicans want the wealthy to get more and more. This leads to earlier deaths, more jobs for the funeral business. And, more jobs at the lower rung of our economy.

Smoke Pot And Be Happy

The figures are in. Last year was the best opium period in history. Oh, that crop was from Afghanistan. You know, the land that Americans have been fighting in for over a decade. Of course, the Taliban are all for abundant poppy fields, since they collect a tax on each farmers crop. Unlike Americans, the Taliban has enough common sense to allow farmers to grow poppy since that makes farmers happy, and prosperous, and the Taliban rather wealthy. Instead of a program that enriches the Taliban and makes farmers like the Taliban, how about?

1. Have the US government purchase the entire poppy crop.

2. Have the US government sell this crop to hospitals.

3. Or, sell some poppy in states that allow drugs.

4. Burn the entire crop.

Just have a policy that helps Afghan farmers and hurts the Taliban!!

Spread The Word And Go to Jail

I was raised as a member of the Jewish religion, and it was made clear to me that we Jews are not interested in converting other folk to become Jews. I was raised to mind my own business and not interfere in the religion of other folks. However, there are several American Christians who believe that Jesus Christ wants them to travel to the dictatorship of North Korea and pester those people with the world of God, or at least their version of the word of God. Every few months some Americans, loaded down with Bibles heads for North Korea, that land of peace and love. For some strange reason the brutal dictatorship of the Kim gang does not want any words spoken that do not preach the word to one and all that Kim Jong-un is the ONE and only God in the land.

Mathew Miller and Kenneth Bae have just spent a few months learning about farming and hard labor in North Korea. After a few months of this work, their desire to work at spreading the word of Christ sort of grew less and less interesting. Finally, boss man, Kim, decided to let them go home. Perhaps, they can now spread the words of Jesus about aiding the poor to American Republicans!