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Germany Forgets Again

The entire world is being impacted by the collapse of the Greek economy. There is no doubt that Greece has run up enormous debts due to one government after another which simply refused to tax the wealthy and offered very good pensions to its citizens. Despite demand by the European Union to get serious and tax those with wealth, Greek governments insist they want to be bailed out. In fairness to the people of Greece, once upon a time, they were generous to Germany.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has every right to demand action by Greece. But reality is that over 30% of Greeks lack a job and pensions are declining. After World War II, Germany was in an economic mess. It had committed, not merely atrocities against people, but it had wrecked the economy of nations such as Greece. In order to assist German recovery, Greece was among several nations that cancelled German debts! It was the ability of Germany to restructure its debt that enabled Germany to become a great economic power.

Seems to me that Germany does have a right to demand Greek action to make the wealthy pay up, but it certainly means that Germany should provide Greece what Greece provided it.

See Bernie Run……

I do like Hillary Clinton and most likely will vote for her next year, but for the coming months it is wonderful to have Bernie Sanders in the race. He drew a crowd of 10,000 in Madison, Wisconsin and people were happy to actually hear a Democrat politician expressing liberal ideas. Bernie is for a single pay health insurance scheme like most civilized nations possess. He wants much higher minimum wage laws,he actually believes that America once again can build roads and bridges, reconstruct our decaying infrastructure, and create jobs that pay decent wages. Oh,he even wants to raise taxes.

In the 1950 when income was rising both for the wealth and workers at the same rate, the top income tax was: NINETY PERCENT! And, the economy was booming!

Alas, Bernie is a summer delight who will disappear at the arrival of winter.But,it is sure fun having this golden moment of liberalism.

OOPS, I Apologize!

Bahram Radan is an Iranian actor who is known as the Brad Pitt of Iran. He has thousands of twitter followers. So,Bahram sent an email which sort of caused some problems.”The United States supreme court ruling that same-sex marriage is legal was historic on a scale of the end of slavery–from Lincoln to Obama.” I guess he was caught up in the moment and forgot for a moment that he was in Iran. The reaction of the government and conservatives was immediate and firm.

The conservative newspaper, Kayan, denounced his twitter as a twitter too far. Bahram soon realized that reality meant sort of denouncing what he wrote. “What was published as my opinion on the US Supreme Court was a mistake.” In America rich guys like Sheldon Adelson can force apologies, while in Iran it is the clerics. I guess no lashes for Bahram.

Mouth That Always Roars

The ultimate nightmare for Republicans has emerged. Donald Trump has hit the campaign trail with a thundering entry that,for the moment, has shaken the entire Republican campaign. NO, he will not win the nomination, but for the following seventeen months, this mouth that can never be silenced, and this crude, bombastic candidate has the money and time to cause havoc within the Republican search for a leader. Republicans have created the monster by a non-stop campaign to vilify any who dare oppose them. Instead of cooperating and working with Obama to secure laws that made sense, they could not shut up in uttering their hateful words. In Republican normality, say anything, shout hate and anger, and what eventually appears-Donald Trump?

Paul Begala is a Democrat who frequently appears on CNN to offer analysis. He now is sharing his latest analysis. “I am a person of faith– and Donald’s entry into this race can only be attributed to the fact that the Lord is a Democrat with a sense of humor.” Ted Cruz proved his point-“Donald was terrific.” None thing else to add.

The Lonely Women

There was a recent story in The New York Times about a 24 year old woman whose life was rather lonely. She lacked female friends and was not dating. One day she surfed social media and encountered some nice men and women who were anxious to become her friend. During the following months, each one of her lonely days were spent in the company of her new friends. They even introduced her to a new religion-Islam. She was slowly taught its meaning, she was coached and supported. They sent flowers to her house, they sent candy and cards that wished a happy birthday.

She soon became one of those young women who head for Syria to find meaning in their lives, a husband and a family. THIS is the power of ISIS, It offers those living in a world lacking leaders who inspire, it adds friendship and love to those without love. The beheading comes later, unfortunately, much, much later. The question is: why do so many in the West lack meaning in their lives? Why do so many walk away from Christianity and seek solace elsewhere? Unfortunately, there are untold millions of lonely people in our lives. Fortunately, for Catholics they now have an inspiring leader.

Social media is a hydra headed beast.

Things That Will Never Happen

There are some adults in the Education Ministry in Turkey who apparently believe they still reside in the 19th century when adults ruled an youngsters knew their place in life. New edicts from the Ministry of Education make it illegal for students to use the social media without permission of their teachers. They also cannot share photos. The adults insist they are simply doing what is best for youngsters. Oh, kids can go to jail if they slander a school employee, act in a way contrary to national values, sentimental vaqueros public morality.”

Now that the law has been laid down,I await the enforcement of these interesting ideas. I hate to tell adults in Turkey,but teens are light years beyond anything banning use of social media. Want to be who wins this fight?

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Mystery Man”

The guy who places his name in the sweepstakes for the Republican nomination.

Sweden,Local: “Coming Up Short”

I do not think 16 candidates for the presidency are sufficient choices for America.

France, Connexion: “End Mixed Marriages”

Do not allow males to marry female horses?

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Golden Toilet Seat”

Definitely the only one that Donald Trump would sit on.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Cheap Work For Sale”

The only kind allowed in America.

Moments To Cherish

The coming months will be filled with interesting events on our political scene. Following are some moments that will fill me with joy.

1. Rotund Chris Christie shouting, “When I mean something, I mean it!”

2. Mike Huckabee getting on his knees to pray to God.

3. Carly Florin on a stage with fifteen men. This definitely makes her come across as beautiful.

4. Ted Cruz appearing wrapped in the Confederate flag.

5. Rick Perry standing next to Rick Santorum which makes it impossible to know which of the Ricks is speaking.

6. Jeb Bush at some moment discussing George Bush.

7. George Pataki just standing there looking like George Pataki.

8. Donald Trump shouting, “I AM the one God desires, I paid him money for the endorsement!”

9. Any words uttered by Ben Carson, at least he adds some color to the event.

10. The custodian of the place who just wandered onto the platform to clean it.

AIPAC Strikes Again

In 1967, Israel armed forces launched a surprise attack upon several Arab nations including Jordan and Egypt. Historians even today argue as to whether or not there was a real threat of an attack by Egypt upon Israel. It is doubtful if we ever will know the real story regarding a possible secret attack by Egyptian forces. But, we do know that when Israel captured what is known as the “West Bank”(then part of Jordan) it was assuming control of a Palestine area the UN in 1948 assigned to Palestinians. Israel “supporters” and personally doubt if these people actually support an Israel goal of living at peace with Arab nations, insist the Israel government has a right to occupy and posses the West Bank. I gather that God assigned this piece of Earth to Jews.

Republicans and Democrats in Congress added an item to a trade bill with Europe which requires American officials to lobby Europeans to end boycotts of Israel goods from the West Bank. Talk about intruding in the affairs of other sovereign nations! President Obama justifiably was critical of this blatant attack upon the right of European nations to make foreign policy decisions. Some Israelis insist that God is on their side, just as the Ted Cruz crowd believe God is on THEIR side.

We do know that God is really on the side of Donald Trump.

Donald Is Upset

There are moments when I would so wish to be a bug who resides inside the head of Donald Trump in order to grasp the working of a mind that is intent on winning the nomination for president. The other day he informed America that hordes of Mexicans were swarming over the border and “they are bringing drugs, crime and rapists” into our fair nation. NBC reacted with vengeance and made clear to the Trump man that his services were no longer needed and he could pack up his Mss America and Miss Universe events and no longer come to their TV studios. “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are the cornerstone of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statement by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationships with Mr. Trump.”

This is shocking news for those who believe in the Trump man.I strongly support the efforts of Donald Trump to run for president. Just imagine, each day he is in the race, anyone writing about politics has a material for comic comments. Of course, the Donald Man is upset at the “weak and foolish” ideas of NBC. OH,and Donald wants all them rapists and drug lords to know that “I love Mexican people.”