Category Archives: Ron Paul

Drone Always Gets Its Target

For some reason, a cop who is standing about ten feet from some man without a gun can not fire his weapon and hit a leg or arm, he has to blast away at the heart. So, it is good news that a drone up in the sky can not only spot a person in a house and deliver a blast that tears apart the house without damaging the silverware or even slightly wounding another person. According to our experts, there are few times when a drone hits an innocent person. Over the weekend in Pakistan an American drone fired away and killed 31 militants. NO, it did not kill “some,” it killed exactly 31 militants. If you doubt this accuracy, just ask the drone. You see, the drone can see all very clearly, and just by gazing at a face it knows which of these Muslim dudes is the extremist one who has a date with death today. So, who am I to doubt that exactly 31 “militants” died in this raid.

I assume when these “accurate” attacks take place there is no innocent person sleeping in the corner of the room. Nor, when the bomb blasts the room, it does not disturb the baby sleeping in a crib just a room away. Every independent study of drone attacks has uncovered evidence that HUNDREDS of innocent people have been killed by drone attacks. Perhaps, if drones are so accurate they can be placed in charge of training police how to hit an arm or leg rather than a heart?

Guess Who Is Running For President?

The new year isa certainly bringing good tidings for what will await the American people in the coming months. Just when we thought that rotund Chris Christie would be the only slab of blubber in the list of men or women seeking the high office of the land, our favorite mouth of stupidity is going to take the plunge and get his feet in the race that will run for another two years. Former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee who has spent the past few years commentating for fox News wants the world to know that he is ready to give it a shot, and when we say, “shot,” is has no relationship to his love of guns. The only bad news is that Mike wants to make clear, “I’m not going to make a decision about running until late this year.”

Of course, if he does run, his job mouthing Fox News views will have to cease. There is something about “ethics” that prevents someone who comments on TV to also run for public office. He wants potential donors to know that he surely appreciates their dough, but he is frightened that sponsors do not like someone talking about their product to also be talking about politics. I believe we need Mike, at least he is openly funny and ignorant.

Jeb Seeks The Bush Of Power

I am certain that in 2008 when George Bush left the oval office, the vast majority of Americans, Republican and Democrat, assumed this was the end of the Bush era. We breathed a sigh of relief that George and his war would become events of the past, and it was time to enter a new era. The very thought of four more years of Bush as President was not in the minds of the American people. Well, eight years have passed, John McCain and Mitt Romney took their shot at becoming president and never hit the bull’s eye. We were left with the black dude from Africa who had some interesting ideas, but lacked any grasp of how to perform as a beloved leader of the nation. So, guess who is now on the political horizon? JEB BUSH! His mother originally opposed her son seeking the prize that had been won by dad and brother, but she has now come around to the prospect of another boy in the white House.

Jeb has resigned from all those Boards of Director positions that provide one with gobs of money without having anything to do but collect the dough. Jeb is now ready to present himself as “just another American guy” who only seeks to help his fellow Americans. OK, so he has a few bucks, OK, so he spends his time with billionaires, at heart, he is simply, Jeb, the guy you would have a beer with at the pub. I await with glee Ted Cruz and the Tea Party taking aim at this ordinary man.

Hysteria In America

Since the infamous 9/11 bombings, this nation has enjoyed a decade of hysteria about alleged threats and worries regarding some sort of terrorist attack. Since the past summer when people began to protest about the murder in Ferguson, Missouri and subsequent murders of people like Eric Garner in New York, the silly season is in high tension. Some nut case who goes by the name of Jason Valentine, has been sending tweets regarding his ideas to handle police in the St. Louis area. He mentioned his intention of “frightening 10 or more people,” and promised that on New Year’s eve it would become a “kill a pig night.” He also claimed that some sort of explosion would occur in a St. Louis municipal building. His threats have resulted in charges against him for potential terrorist attacks agains the police. As far as anybody knows, none of these events ever took place beyond being posted as a tweet.

It is time to restore common sense in this nation. Tweeting is NOT akin to shouting “fire” in a crowded theater. Just about every day Republicans tweet about their desire to end health care for millions which if carried out would result in the death of thousands, but no grand jury investigates these tweets. As Franklin D. Roosevelt told the American people decades ago, the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Period!

New Year Predictions

We offer predictions as to what will occur in the year 2015.

1. We predict many priests in the Catholic Church will pray for the demise of Pope Francis and his silly ideas of reform.

2. We predict that another plane will disappear into the Java Sea triangle.

3. We predict that a new law will be passed in Congress to assure we have pipe lines to carry needed oil.

4. We predict that President Obama will run out of pens due to signing so many repeal laws.

5. We predict that Ted Cruz will not offer his ideas to any Ivy League audience.

6. We predict that Vladimir Putin will wrestle a bear in order to handle Russia’s financial crisis.

7. We predict the New York Knicks WILL win another basketball game.

8. We predict some college kid will announce a new computer idea that will sweep the nation, if not the world.

9. We predict that Republicans will debate whether or not Congress should actually meet this year.

10. We predict that Jeb Bush will announce he desires brother George to be his running mate in 2016.

11. We predict that Elizabeth Warren will emerge as the only Democrat with balls!

12. We predict that somewhere in America another black boy will be shot by police because he sold sodas without a permit.

New Year Resolutions

We offer our resolutions for the year 2015

1. We promise to believe that Ted Cruz actually knows something.

2. We promise to believe that a Republican Congress can actually pass a law that does not benefit the wealthy.

3. We promise to do our best in understanding the plight of those with wealth in this society.

4. We promise to support the endeavors of ISIS to restore the caliphate.

5. We promise not to make daily nasty remarks about Fox News.

6. We promise to respect the knowledge of Rudy Giuliani when it comes to respecting the rights of poor people.

7. We promise to respect any and all promises of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that valiant fighter for the people of Palestinie.

8. We promise to believe the New York Knicks will win a basketball game in 2019.

9. We promise to support the right of some cops to stop and shoot.

10. We promise to believe there is no global climate change. We admit this idea must be laid to rest!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “Prestigious Beauty Contest Coming Up”

According to Fox News it features the most beautiful wealthy people of the year.

China, China Daily: “Stay In Style”

IN Texas, that means carry your gun to church.

Sweden, Local: “I Stopped Hair Loss”

Just call me, “baldy.”

Russia, Moscow Times: “Doctors Call Off Strike”

They adopted the idea of bleeding leads to health.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Close Pay Gap”

In America that means billionaires are down to only a few billion between themselves.

Young Americans Not “In” History

I am the child of immigrants who made the long voyage from eastern Europe and arrived in the promised land of America. In 1914, ONE OUT OF FOUR AMERICANS WAS AN IMMIGRANT! To be an immigrant of the child of one makes the individual conscious of what is America and the importance of learning about the history of this nation. Actually, I wound up writing a history of the United States of America. I have taught about one thousand teachers who became Social Studies educators. I am most amazed these days how those under the age of 35 lack a sense of the history of this country. They lack a desire to be “in” the history of this land and stand apart lacking a sense of how one is connected to the past. Those who are immigrants, yes, the “illegals,” are much more conscious as to why one desires to live in America and how becoming a citizen is a wondrous event. To be “in” history is to possess an emotional attachment to the promised land of America.

I am NOT referring to learning facts and figures about the past. To be “in” history is to gain an awareness of how the values and ideas of this nation, with all its tragic faults such as slavery and murder of Indians, require a commitment that each and every person in this land enjoy its prosperity. To be “in” history is to be conscious of one’s responsibility to fellow Americans. In other words, to be the exact opposite of ideas spouted by Republicans who believe the story of America is that of those with wealth. The story of America is how individuals worked with their hands and hearts to create a society in which those lacking wealth could work their way up the ladder of prosperity.

As an American my responsibility is to all other Americans. We are brothers and sisters, we are not enemies. And, I classify as “American” all those who reside within its borders, regardless of whether a citizen or not.

Sadness Of Weirdness About Albinos

I am a citizen of the United States of America so I hesitate to comment on the unusual ideas of those living in other nations of the world. There are witch doctors in Africa and we have nut cases in this country who nightly appear on Fox News. There is a concept that is held by many inhabitants residing in east African nations that anyone who has an albino appearance is somehow possessed of incredible powers to do good. This idea is akin to that held by Republicans who believe if one is possessed by millions of dollars then one is prepared to devote working hours in order to increase the wealth of fellow Americans. Call it what you desire, but this is witch craft carried to the nth degree. Anyway, in Tanzania since 2000 at least 74 people have been murdered who are albinos. The latest victim is a four year old girl who has disappeared and her dad and three others are suspect.

An entire Albino corpse sells for about $60,000 but most bodies are cut up and parts sold to those seeking good luck. An election is coming up in Tanzania so many political seekers want an Albino part in order to win an election. This is similar to America where political figures want money from witch doctors in order to win an election.

The Madness of Israel Goes On

I was joyous at news that a new nation had arrived in the world in 1948 with the birth of Israel. I have worked on Holocaust education, studied in Israel and been supportive of nation in which Jews are able to feel safe and secure. However, I also believe the essential concept of the new nation of Israel was that her twenty percent of people who are Muslim and Christian also had the right to feel safe and secure. From day one of the creation of Israel, among the most important issues has been emergence of a Muslim nation which would cooperate with Israel in establishing peace and security for all people in the region. Unfortunately, it has been decades since a Muslim leader has been willing to negotiate with Israel. However, the leader of Egypt in 1978, President Sadat, did agree with peace. However, the leaders of Jordan have worked for peace with Israel. And now, the leader of Palestine, President Abbas is willing to have peace.

President Abbas and his allies on the Security Council attempted to get a resolution passed which would require the end of Israel occupation of the West Bank within three years. It failed passage by one vote due to pressure exerted upon Nigeria by the US and Israel. So, if not now the end of occupation, then when? A nation that has as its Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, is not ready to move toward peace for itself or the region. It is time to end the occupation of the West Bank and fight the good battle for peace and justice for ALL people in the West Bank.