Category Archives: Rudy Giuliani

I’m Not In The Working Class

I was raised in the South Bronx in a congressional district that contained thousands who regarded themselves as members of the working class. We carried the expression, “working class” with honor and we honored all those who worked as fellow comrades. Today, few Americans regard themselves as members of the working class because it makes them feel inferior. They believe themselves to members of the “middle class.” So, what do they enjoy in 2014 was members of this working class?

1. They have to pay off student loans while we members of the Depression working class received free college attendance.

2. They can not afford to purchase a home while we members of the working class belonged to unions which ensured we received wages that allowed purchasing a home.

3. They can not afford a vacation while we members of the working class took vacations.

4. They struggle to pay for their retirement while we working class people worked to create Social Security. Unfortunately, these “middle Class” people voted for members of Congress that seek to end Social Security rather than for political leaders who would have increased payments.

So, be happy that you are in the modern “middle Class.” On the other hand, how about joining the working class and elect congressmen who will increase jobs and pay??

Cops Feel Betrayed!

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the funerals of two city police officers who were gunned down in their patrol car by a very sick human being. The murderer was a black man who suffered from mental illness and had concluded that police were responsible for the death of Eric Garner and other black men. Many cops turned their backs while the mayor spoke as they muttered under their breath, “blood on your hands.” They claim the mayor’s pleas for police to be more cautious in handling crime situations somehow translates into supporting the murder of cops. REALITY CHECK: either police have to get more training in firing their weapons and learn to shoot at the leg rather than the heart, or police have to cease from CREATING crime. A man selling cigarettes is committing a “crime.” But, so are Wall Street bankers who rob people of millions, but when did you see a cop pester those CRIMINALS?

Enough with the “broken windows” theory which encourages police to pester minor issues and transform them into potential violent crimes. Mayor de Blasio simply wants police to focus on major crimes and approach criminals with caution in order to avoid violence from emerging. How about a “broken windows” program aimed at Wall Street?

Pope Francis Exposed As Socialist!

Each day it becomes increasingly clear these are difficult days for those who are Catholics and support the Republican Party and its programs. Day after day this guy in Rome who claims to be the Pope displays ideas that sound very familiar to those who believe in Socialism or Communism. Bishop Marcelo Sorondo, chancellor of the Vatican’s Academy of Sciences informed Catholics that there Pope actually believes that climate changes are occurring in the world! He announced that Pope Francis intends to call a meeting of religious leaders in order to “make all people aware of the state of our climate” and also to address issues of poverty. This Pope actually believes that humans have caused changes in our climate!

To make things even more difficult for Republican Catholics, this Pope wants to do something about poverty! I checked with devout Catholic, Ted Cruz, and he is furious. First the Pope wanted to extend diplomatic relations with Cuba, and now he is mouthing words from Barack Obama about climate change and poverty. I expect Ted to hold a marathon talk about the need to end any and all relations with the Vatican!

Has Ted considered the possibility of becoming a Jew, we have Bibi Netanyahu whose mind is like that of conservative Republicans!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “Xmas Gift From Pawnbroker”

An extra dollar for anything that you pawn over the holidays?

Norway, Norway Post: “Norway Backs Fight Against ISIS”

They are sending an ice berg to Iraq.

China, China Post: “Should Students Do Homework?”

Why waste time at home since they are wasting time in most classrooms doing boring work?

UK< Guardian: “Fewer Babies”

That translates into fewer criminals.

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

Fewer dogs means leas shit.

New Fox News Host

There are unconfirmed reports that Fox News is prepared to add a new host to their array of anti-Obama talking heads. After all, according to Fox News, President Barack Obama was born in Africa and behaves like a wild monkey lacking any ability to confront our real enemies in the world. The constant comments by Fox News hosts is that Barack Obama lacks a spine and is willing to confront bad people in the world. Well, finally, an Asian leader agrees with Fox News that Barack Obama is a wild man. North Korea just released a statement that charges “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in the tropical forest.” Name one Fox News commentator who has not made the same claim?

President Obama responded to the wild behavior by North Korea by closing down the North Korean Internet. He insisted the silly film, The Interview, be shown and it is being shown in theaters. But, has Fox News uttered any praise for the president? NO. I await Fox News offering Kim Jong-un his own show where he can rant and rave against the black dude from Africa1

Police Vs Mayor de Blasio

There are many members of the New York City police department who are angry at Mayor Bill de Blasio who they now charge with being responsible for the deaths of two cops murdered by a mentally ill man. They just flew a banner which makes clear they are “turning their backs” against the mayor. Here is the reality:

1. Being a cop is a dangerous job, but not as dangerous as that facing being a coal miner.

2. Over ninety percent of cops do NOT fire their weapon during the course of the year.

3. Over ninety percent of cops do NOT confront an armed man.

4. SOME members of police department have violated the rights of those they were supposed to protect.

5. Mayor de Blasio was simply doing what was designed to PROTECT police. He wanted to end harassment of those whose skins are dark.

6. Who knows, if there had not been the deaths of several young blacks, would mentally ill individuals blame the police for their problems?

No one knows the answer to that last question.

And, police do NOT know if actions by the mayor actually saved lives!

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

I feel cheated when my pen runs out of ink.

She sits gazing at screen, mom arrives to gaze at screen, another lunch by daughter and mother.

I wonder if they celebrate Christmas on other planets.

I wonder if there was ever a day without a human murder.

I adjust to any and all situations in life.

Doctor told me no more coffee. Such is life.

I so enjoy hot soup on cold days.

As we grow older we seek restaurants closer to where we live.

I have always been a short gait walker.

In the end there will be a new beginning.

Zombie Nativity Scene Nixed

I confess to a complete lack of interest in Zombie movies, Walking Dead folks, ghouls and witches and little girls ready to chop off the heads of innocent people. Just never caught on to the rage for Walking Dead wandering the streets and eating corpses. A man in who lives in Sycamore Township just outside of Cincinnati is the owner of a haunted house and decided since his job in life is to frighten people why not continue to do so even during the Xmas holiday. As he explained, “I wanted a Nativity scene and I worked with what I had.” So, this is the Zombie Nativity scene that he created:

Baby Jesus with bruised eyes and a face filled with scars while teeth protruded from the infant’s mouth.

A severed head of a magi.

Three kings with skeletal faces and jaws open in screams.

Just a normal Nativity scene for those interested in the Walking Dead.

Each day a few dozen cars come by to witness yet another orgy of horror.

For some reason public officials are not pleased and he was sent the following notice: “REMOVE ACCESSORY STRUCTURES FROM FRONT YARD”

I guess Zombies do not have First Amendment Rights!

Xmas In Middle East

It is the day after Christmas and all is as is has been for several years in the Middle East. Oh, some tourists are visiting Bethlehem or singing Christmas songs, but life is somewhat normal for those living in the area.

1. The government of Jordan is warning ISIS that they should not behead the Jordan pilot who was captured while bombing ISIS. So, what is the protocol for handling someone who drops bombs on you?

2. Terrorists in speed boats attempted to capture oil terminals in Libya, killed twenty two soldiers but never go the oil.

3. South Lebanon is worried that war in Syria will soon spread to its land.

4. In Israel, settlers continue seizing land from Palestinians and Prime Minister Netanyahyu complains that no one wants to negotiate with him.

5. In Gaza leaders of Hamas are planning and plotting some sort of revenge.

6. Tunisia has a free election and militants were wiped out by voters.

7. In Turkey, President Erdogan continued his efforts to restore the Muslim religion to its former prominence. Much to the chagrin of secular Turks.

None of these events made Fox News.

Just another day in the Middle East.

A Chat With Santa

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit Santa in the North Pole. He had asked what I want for Xmas, and my reply was to chat with the man who is actually beloved by members of the Tea Party and Barack Obama.

M: So, Santa, is there anything different about this Christmas from previous ones?

S: Well, to tell the truth it has been a rough one. Can you imagine what it is like getting this sleigh across open water when in the old days we had gobs of snow?

M: I hope you are not like those Socialist Liberals always complaining about the sol-called global warming?

S: Santa cares about all folks, whether or not they be liberals, socialists, or wealthy.

M: So, what did you bring to those working on Wall Street?

S: Actually,nothing. They already got their Xmas present in November. Bonuses and new laws to prevent them from paying any taxes.

M: Are you against those job creators?

S: Well, it would sort of help if we Santas got some health benefits, carrying those loads is mighty tough on my back.

M: I have always wondered if Santa ever got angry at anyone?

S: Have you ever dealt with little Teddie Cruz, he gets so angry if I leave some presents at the homeless shelter. He claims I am encouraging laziness and giving the money of those with wealth to a bunch of bums who live off the work of others. A real gem is little Teddie.

M: How do you feel about President Obama?

S: That is one curious dude. He could use a present of a good speech writer. I call him the Great Miscommunicator.

M: Anything for Vladimir Putin?

S: Vodka and a muzzle for his mouth is the best I can do.

M: Anything for Sarah Palin or Ms. Bachmann?

S: A bear to wrestle for Sarah and a history book for the woman who could use a bit of knowledge.

M: What can I get for you?

S: Snow would help.