Category Archives: Rudy Giuliani

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Demolition Mission”

Ok, we are good at demolishing, now how about building?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Mama Mia”

This is not good spaghetti!

Hungary, Budapest Times: “Banks Abandoned”

I assume they took the money with them.

Norway, Norway Post: “Five Jailed For Wolf Hunting”

Woof, woof to you!

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Police And Army Raid Hostel”

I trust it was really a house of of ill fame

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

There are a lot of people who are happy but not happy about gay marriage.

I have not heard any nonsense from Sarah Palin. I wonder if she spends her time gazing out the window looking toward Siberia?

What ever happened to Herman Cain?

I have lost any knowledge as to the number of people seeking the Republican nomination for president.

Just think, what would America become if Ted Cruz was president??

The eyes of Texas are always gazing at guns.

I assume members of the NRA are buried with their guns, one never knows what lies ahead.

Baltimore Cops Suspended

Dawn breaks somewhere in America and another person is dead at the hand of our police. NO, that person was not a Muslim terrorist, he was simply a member of the police force. Finally, the deputy Police Commissioner of Baltimore has suspended six cops for the murder of Fred Gray. As deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez put it: When Mr. Gray was put in the van, he could talk, he was upset. And, when he was taken out of the van, he could not talk, and he could not breathe. We don’t have any procedures that have an officer riding in the back of the van with a suspect.” We do know that Mr. Gray had asked the police for an asthma inhaler but none was provided.

Fox News report: Six police officers in the city of Baltimore were savagely attacked by a man who breathed on them with the intent of getting them sick. Police gallantly fought back and ended this terrorist attack.

Rush Limbaugh: Liberal do gooders will be out tomorrow picketing and complaining because Baltimore police prevented a possible Muslim terrorist attack. These brave police saved the lives of thousands of people when they subdued a man who had a knife in his pocket. However, it is still unclear if this man was a suicide bomber ready to murder all who got in his way.

Oh well, add your own version about the terrorist who needed an inhaler to breathe.

Terrorists Or Freedom Fighters?

A war is raging in Yemen, and it is clear that if a soldier who kills someone is allied with American or Saudi Arabian forces, his act is considered to be a blow for democracy. However, if a soldier murders an innocent person and that soldier is part of the Saudi Arabian coalition, this is a blow for freedom. Saudi planes just bombed the capital of Yemen, Sana’s and the result was a massive explosion which undoubtedly led to the death of some bad people. Let us clear up this situation:

1. The United States of America has been supplying arms to the government of Yemen. However, it is doubtful if these people were elected in a free election.

2. The Houthi minority in Yemen has been fighting the government for years WITHOUT ANY AID FROM IRAN. Actually, Iran decided to back them AFTER they had gained power.

3. When America supports any government in the Middle East, then, by definition, we are supporting forces of democracy. Tell that one to thousands in Egyptian prisons.

America continues believing the central issue is war and death. I do not oppose supporting those fighting ISIS with weapons. BUT, unless there is an economic plan to provide jobs and meaningful work to the masses, all the guns will not win any war. It is time to end the idea that groups supported by the US are “forces of democracy.” Frankly, it is difficult finding any group right now which can claim to support democracy and peace in the Middl East.

Nothing New On Hate Front

It is April 20, 1953 and we are in the United States of America. It is a rainy day in Chicago, but I assume some place in this fair land, the sun is shining brightly. There are two things that one can always be certain of in this fair land, millionaires are happy and some black man is dead at the hands of some policemen who feared for their lives. The death of Freddie Gray is still unclear. This is what we do know:

1. Mr. Gray was 25 years old.

2. Mr. Gray was in the city of Baltimore.

3. Some cops were riding on bicycles.

4. Mr. Gray did something or spoke something that made police fear for their lives.

5. It is possible that Mr. Gray had a knife in his hands.

This is what we do know:

1. Mr. Gray’s body had three broken vertebrae.

2. According to the family lawyer, William Murphy: “while in custody, his spine was 80%severed at his neck.”

3. Mr.Gray was shoved into police van

4. Mr. Gray is dead after going into coma.

5. The event occurred in Baltimore.

Just another day. Too bad Mr. Gray was not carrying a concealed weapon in the state of Texas. No one would have bothered him!

Putin Seeks Peace With World

TIME magazine has anointed the leader of Russia with the mantle of glory by listing him as among the most important people on this planet. The old KGB thug is now a renowned and important person not only in Russia but within the entire world. The Great Leader enjoys this position of power, it enables him to be heard by one and all. Heck, within Russia, there are millions who adore a man who has restored “glory”k to the Motherland. Putin wants the world to know that his only thoughts are for peace and prosperity. He regards himself as a champion for peace. As he informed the world, “we have disagreements on several issues on the international agenda. But at the same time there is something that unites us. I mean general efforts directed at making the world economic more democratic.”

So, there, Putin has come out for democracy. How can his opponents, at least those not in jail or dead, argue that this Great Leader opposes the path of democracy? Of course, his definition of that word is somewhat different from that employed in other areas of the world. Let me explain”

The Putin definition of democracy is that when he speaks, others listen. The Putin definition of democracy is that no one opposes his ideas. Very simple, and very clear.

Republicans For Cleaning Up Our Prison System

During the past thirty years both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have been insisting that we have to lock up those who are criminals. At this moment in time about one out of four people in some sort of prison on this planet are in an American jail. One has to admit that America IS NUMGER ONE!! Yeah, we are NUMBER ONE, NUMBER ONE! Senator Rand Paul and Republican Congressman Raul Labrador, the person,not the dog, are making clear their desire to work with Democrats to ensure that those who are African American or of Hispanic origin, are not being targeted by police forces for a jail term. After all, white skinned foo also smoke some pot,but white skinned folk do not wind up in jail at the same rate as those who are dark skinned. (This blog refused to employ the silly expression, “people of color” since all humans are people of color).

OK, there is now a coalition of Republicans and Democrats to do something about the excessive number of blacks and Hispanics in jail. So, what must be done?

1. Make use of drugs legal. Heck,that solves the entire problem.

2. Pass rigid gun laws to prevent people from wandering around with weapons of destruction.

3. Train cops to be polite when encountering those with dark skins. Actually, talk with those people as though they worked on Wall Street.

Scott Walker Is Silent, Sort Of

Governor Scott Walker is running for president and thus must display his knowledge of foreign policy. One usually begins with a trip to Europe that does not include viewing the famous sites of other countries but entails talking with members of the foreign media. Scott made clear that he does not discuss foreign policy while outside the territory of the United States of America. Of course, he does agree that the entire Congress of the USA should be part of deciding on the foreign policy of the American people. However, Scott did make a few points:

1. His bravery is standing up to teachers and firemen seeking higher wages does qualify him to stand up to ISIS.

2. He does want troops in Syria, but at this moment does not know who they will be fighting with or alongside. Sort of confusing.

3. He loves Israel and each and every Jew he encounters.

4. He hates Iran and each and every Iranian. At the moment, he is sort of confused as to exactly where lies this country. Somewhere in the Middle East, he thinks.

5. He wants to destroy Iran’s nuclear sites, but is not exactly clear how to do this.

6. He definitely hates Islamic terrorists.

7. When he notes “our allies” he means, Israel.

Oh, and his firm in his belief that President Obama has a “failed foreign policy.” One of these days he will discuss this foreign policy.

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

We now have over five hundred Secretaries of State.

Marco Rubio wants to lead troops into battle against ISIS

We are now witnessing the unraveling of Rand Paul from voice of peace to war leader.

I wonder if the Tea Party keeps score of how many black dudes died today?

Modern police tactics -shoot first, ask questions later.

We are witnessing the season of our discontent.

Hate is now the dominating feeling in this nation. And, guess who is the hated?

Triumph Of Crazies

The nut cases who now dominate our Congress achieved a major goal– their bizarre actions have finally gotten through to Iranian leaders who have decided that rants and raves of Cruz, Rubio, Schumer, Boehner, and dozens of others from both parties are the voice of our government. Imagine if Iranian diplomats warned of reaching an agreement with the major powers and threatened to veto any action by President Rouhani? The outbreak of hysteria in America and Israel has now attained its goal. It has made difficult reaching an accord with the Iranian government. When Bibi Netanyahu threatens to attack Iran and is hailed as a great leader by dozens of American congressmen, what is the message being sent to Iran?

President Rouhani, who is under great pressure from his crazies, shifted his rhetoric. “If there is no end to sanctions, there will not be an agreement. The end of these negotiations and signed deal must include a declaration of canceling oppressive sanctions on the great nation of Iran. What the UUS Senate, Congress, and others say is not our problem. We want mutual respect. We are talking with the major powers, not with Congress.”

Rouhani is under pressure to stand up for Iranian needs, Congress makes it appear that Iran is caving into major powers. No Iranian leader could reach an agreement that came across as a surrender. So, what comes next? Have our congressmen considered the alternative to this agreement? WAR, SUICIDE BOMBERS, MISSILES FROM LEBANON, etc..