Category Archives: Africa


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

USA, Newsday: “Rob Yogurt Store At Gunpoint”

So, which flavor was stolen?

Russia,Moscow Times: “No Easy Solution”

Have you checked with Ben Carson, he always had the easy solution.

France, Connexion: “Leaning Tower Approved”

For Republicans,that means lean to the right.

UK,Guardian: “Free Advice From Notary”

Pay your taxes?

Sweden, Local: “Town Hall Set On Fire”

The Tea Party handles getting rid of government.

Explaining Syria

Recent events in Syria have not been discussed in the American media, aside from calls for “more boots on the ground” Few American analysts have given the public an understanding of what is transpiring in Syria.

1. President Assad is frightened. He is scared of his allies in Iran. Assad now grasps that the Ayatollahs in Tehran are ready to dump him and get what they can from Syria.

2. The Iran Revolutionary Guard has grown powerful in Syria to the point where it is making decisions about the country’s future. The Iranians believe they no longer need Syrians in leadership positions.

3. The Alewives, from which Assad comes, are not the same type of Muslims as those in Iran. As one noted, “They are turning us back a thousand years. We don’t wear headscarves and we aren’t Shiites.”

4. Assad fears that Hezbollah will carve out a piece of Syria that borders Lebanon and just forget about Syria.

5. So, Assad has called in the Russians to balance Iran.

6. And, Putin wants Syria to be close to Russia so if Iran gains power in Syria, goodbye Russia!

Angela No Longer Angel

Chancellor Angela Merkel has definitely placed her head on the chopping block because this refugee from Communist East Germany has made clear that her country WILL accept those fleeing from the chaos in the Middle East. Even as I write these words, thousands of people from Syria or Iraq or just about any place in the Middle East are heading towards Germany.The latest estimate is by the end of the year nearly one million refugees will have reached Germany. Naturally,the backlash is growing as German politicians wonder whether their country can absorb so many immigrants.

Reality–there is no question that Germans will rebel at the arrival of one million people from the Middle East. Even the Turkish immigrants who have been in Germany for over fifty years will become upset. The logical solution is to distribute the refugees among all nations in the European Union. Most probably,that will not happen. So, what is the future? Frankly, I do not have a clue and neither does Angela Merkel.


We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.


I wonder if someone out of the blue will cast their name into the Republican race–Dick Cheney?

So, what ever happened to Rand Paul– a lot of silence?

So, what does Scott Walker now do–take on Planned Parenthood or the AA group?

I would so love to hear what a wealthy guy says to a Republican seeking his money.

I know that guns in hands of good guys halt shootings, but how does one define a “good guy?”

The Oregon shooter had a wonderful mom, she even loved guns more than he did.

The state of California has just passed the California Fair Pay Act. This new law forbids companies from paying women at a lower rate than males are paid. From now on, women must be paid “substantially similar pay for substantially similar work.” This is definitely a long time coming and makes perfect sense. However, there are also some problems yet to be solved:

1. Seniority. Those around a longer time get higher pay.

2. People already locked into a salary structure that is higher than those for women will still be ahead of the parade.

3. Of course, there is the constant problem that the bosses make so much more there is less and less for those at the bottom.

4. I await court case which allow judges to decide: “substantially similar work.”

If Carly Fiorina Became President

Carly at initial Cabinet meeting.

“OK, it is time to demonstrate some good old American initiative. I think we can get a good deal by purchasing Swaziland. We offer any Hispanic immigrant an all expenses paid job in this African nation–which, of course will now become our latest purchase. I bet Donald will be jealous as hell when I show the country how to end our immigration problem.”

Meet with Joint Chiefs of Staff. “OK, let’s get some boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria. look,any boots will do,how about the illegal immigrants, if they want to remain here, it is only fair for them to fight for this country.”

Carly to Republican congressional leaders: “I want action. Make clear to congressmen that if the fail to do the job, they no longer have one. Make clear this tough broad will not tolerate lazy bums!”

Carly to Attorney General: “So, is Hillary yet in jail? What the hell is going on, send her to prison,she contradicted me!”


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

Canada, Toronto Star: “Mass Mystery”

How Americans who do not posses guns want everyone to have them.

Russia,Moscow Times: “Putin Seeks Center Stage”

Alone, I assume!

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Unauthorized Research”

No one will ever know what actually resides in the brain of Donald Trump.

France, Connexion: “Leaning Towers Approved”

In Texas, that means leaning to the right.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Cash Appointed Minister”

At least the cash will wind up in an elected official’s hand.

Bombs Away, Means Death Arrives

One of the enduring myths spouted by our President and the Republican party is that bombs dropped from the sky will fall exactly where they are supposed to fall. We possess modern technology that results in accurate destruction of targets. We have accepted this myth since World War II, we were convinced during the Vietnam war that our bombers only hit military targets. The dream lives on and on in Afghanistan which has witnessed the death of thousands due to our drones and planes.

American planes “hit targets” in Kunduz in Afghanistan. They aimed their bombs at the bad guys. After our planes departed, there were nineteen dead at a hospital including twelve members of the medical staff. “The bombs hit,and then we heard the second plane circle around and then there was a pause, and then bombs hit.” The dead included members of Doctors Without Borders.

I am certain US military officials will insist:

There were insurgents hiding in the hospital.

P.S.Has anyone considered sending Donald Trump and Ted Cruz to clean up the mess in Afghanistan?


We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.


These days stay out of Chicago if you want to live.

I was raised in a world in which there were gun laws, now there are just gunmen.

Ben Carson rises in the polls and now I want Donald as President.

Rise of Carly Fiorina is proof that each moment another sucker gets to the age to vote.

Gee, these days, I feel sorrow for John Boehner who tried to lead a band of crazy people.

I guess Mitch McConnell is next on the hit list.

How about Ted Cruz heading to Syria and ending the power of ISIS?

More Troops On The Ground?

The ongoing mantra of Republican candidates is the need for “more boots on the ground.” If we just send a few thousand American soldiers the war against ISIS will be over within a few months. As I recall, that was the promise of George Bush, Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld who assured the American people we would be welcomed by joyous crowds. Latest figures indicate that during the past three years at least 30,000 new recruits have joined ISIS. Send in our boys and we can double that numbers.

There is a city in Afghanistan named Kundiz. It was attacked by Taliban forces numbering less than a thousand soldiers. Inside the city were over FIVE THOUSAND AFGHAN SOLDIERS. The Taliban took the city and the soldiers are now on a mountain top protecting an air base. After all, planes can fly them quickly away from actual fighting.There are plenty of boots on the ground, but few contain the feet of soldiers who want to fight for their country.