Category Archives: Ron Paul

Lindsay Graham Is Confused

Lindsay Graham is a close friend of John McCain and a leader in the US Senate for being tough. By, “tough,” he means never giving into any bad people unless the bad people are bad people that we term to be good people. In 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry reached an interim agreement with the Iranian government concerning nuclear development. Naturally, since the agreement had been with bad people, Lindsay and John rushed to condemn Kerry for selling out to evil.

Yesterday, Lindsay offered a rather bizarre explanation as to why he opposes the current agreement with Iran. He now believes the 2013 agreement, is one that “worked better than I,myself, thought so hats off to John Kerry.” In other words,the 2015 agreement that John Kerry helped to negotiate is bad so let us return to square one when Kerry was the good guy. I leave to others an explanation as to how Senator Lindsay Graham thinks.

Bill Cosby, Hero Or Villain?

I encountered Bill Cosby while in my thirties and never regarded him as a classic comic. He had his “bit,” and it was popular for many years. Then he went into television and portrayed the humorous, but loving father who was always ready to utter some wise words of advice. Unfortunately, Bill Cosby never got around to listening to the advice he handed out to his television children. There now is no question that Bill was a predator who abused women. He used his popularity, his fame as the wise decent man on the Cosby show to entice women into his bed, along with a few drugs.

President Obama at his press conference sort of summed up the Cosby epic. “If you give a woman, or a man for that matter, without his or her knowledge– a drug and then have sex with that person without consent, that’s rape.” Period!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Israel, Jerusalem Post: “Driver Took Bomber To Bomb”

This is one explosive story!

Australia, Canberra Times: “Same Sex Myths”

Back before front?

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Great Expectations”

We will have a single week without a new Republican presidential candidate?

France,Connexion: “Keep Cool”

These days in Chicago, we would so enjoy saying the word, “HOT.”

Norway, Norway Post: “Probe Liquor Breaches”

Burp!

Mexico Continues Acting Like Mexico

Let me make quite clear there is nothing wrong with the people of Mexico other than continuing to possess a government that is riddled with corruption. Heck, the President of Mexico had a contractor who does work for the government build him a new house.However, the latest example of corruption and inefficiency will undoubtedly produce at least three films depicting the escape from prison of notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. To be fair, police did arrest him. To be fair he did reach a prison. To be fair, he actually spent at least a month in the jail. To be fair, guards did see him lying on his prison bunk.

However, one day, the drug lord went to take a shower. Somehow,his gang buddies knew the location of the shower room, and decided to construct a tunnel that was one mile long and high enough for someone to stand up and walk. Oops,sorry,about that walking statement,the tunnel had a rail line that allowed a person to ride a motorcycle and get out of jail for free.

I wonder if the government of Mexico has considered offering El Chapo the job of rebuilding the country.

The Art Of Political Selling

There is one pattern that has existed throughout the Obama administration, and that is his inept political ability to sell a good idea. Obama always behaves like a college professor who lectures and then assumes his “students” understand what was presented. Compared to Theodore or Franklin Roosevelt or John Kennedy or Abe Lincoln, Obama has completely failed to SELL his ideas. Sorry Barack, but a great president is a great salesperson.

1. Lincoln was a master of presenting complex ideas along with a joke or a demand that Americans display their greatness as people.

2. John Kennedy on day one of his presidency told the American people “what can you do for America?”

3. In 1940, England faced Nazi Germany alone and had run out of guns and ammunition. Most Americans did not want to go to war. So, in one of his fireside chats with Americans, Franklin Roosevelt used this metaphor: “if your neighbor’s house catches fire, and he comes to you asking to borrow a fire hose, surely, you would give him one. We are going to lend England destroyers and rifles and other equipment.” And, so England got military supplies that enabled it to continue fighting Germany. I have never heard a single metaphor from Obama that enables people to grasp an issue.

4. One night after America was at war, Franklin Roosevelt asked the American people to listen to him as he reviewed where American soldiers were fighting. By late evening, one out of two Americans had listened and followed his analysis of where fighting was going on. How many Americans today even know where Syria or Iraq are? Obama has never discussed these areas of fighting with Americans following with a map.

5. To this day I am shocked that we Americans never received an explanation about Obamacare from the government.

If Obama wants to sell this accord with Iran, he must become a president who talks WITH AMERICANS!

Donald Offers Nazi Salute!

Latest polls indicate that Donald Trump is on a roll. He is now leading Republican candidates and has surged ahead of Jeb Bush. According to Donald, Jeb is just another one of those spoiled brats who depended upon his wealthy family to get ahead. Of course, Donald was born to a millionaire real estate tycoon, and guess which occupation the red headed Trump entered? Polls are tricky. We are just at the beginning of a roller coaster that will take candidates up and down like a merry go-round.

The one certainty we know about Donald Trump is that he is bound to commit some idiotic comment or make a fool of himself. Yesterday, his staff released a photo of an American flag with him in the photo. Oh,there were soldiers marching. Sorry Donald, but photos of Nazi German soldiers marching will not collect the idiot vote among Republicans.

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

Scott Walker boasts of “taking on the unions.” People are in unions. Figure out your meaning.

$7.25 cents an hour for Walker’s enemy.

Donald Trump’s great sorrow is not being made a general to lead men into battle.

Some honor life, some death.

I often wonder at the last thoughts of those blowing self up.

I was raised in a world in which the goal was making it easy for people to vote.

Republicans now have enough candidates to form two football teams, let the game proceed.

Whatever happened to Sarah Palin?

Eric Garner Story Continues

The city of New York has agreed to pay $5.9 MILLION to the family of Eric Garner who was choked to death by policemen. Naturally, not a single cop has been charged with a single crime for the murder of Eric Garner. The medical examiner ruled his death to be an example of homicide, but in the world of police and bad people, there are always bad people, but never bad cops. Failure to indict a single cop for this crime is merely another example of protecting those who are charged with protecting people.

Eric Garner’s last words were: “I can’t breathe.” The best way to protect our police forces is to get rid of those who do not live up to the most important rule for police- protect citizens!

Voting Rights For The Wealthy

I realize that Republicans are always insisting this action or that action was required because they did not wish to do anything that went against our Founding Fathers. I brief review of American history would enable Republicans who continually set one barrier after another in the way of someone who wants to vote that the entire history of America from 1789 until 1965 was the struggle to ensure that ALL Americans whether they poor people, landless people, white or black skinned people or whether they were females had the right to vote. During the past few years Republican legislatures and governors have passed one restriction after another in the way of those seeking to vote.

A court case has now hit North Carolina which charges that he has pushed through legislation that interferes with the right to vote. I assume he will argue that goal is to prevent voter fraud. In the past presidential election there were fewer than TWENTY CASES OF VOTER FRAUD! I have been voting since 1952 in the US Army, the state of New York, and the state of Missouri without anyone demanding voter ID from me. They just checked off my name on a list. Perhaps, we have to return to the good old days of Tammany Hall when real politicians controlled voting. At least their goal was to TURN OUT THE VOTE–not prevent it!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Australia,Canberra Times: “Depression Sinks Bear”

Oh, come on, just bare up with this one.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Psychotic Killer”

Is there any other kind?

Norway, Norway Post: “Girls Need Superheroes”

Hopefully, Hillary is the next one.

Sweden, Local: “Star Called Idiot”

And, his name is Donald Trump!

Hungary,Budapest Times: “Usher Pharmacy Dies”

I wonder if there is a cure for it?