Category Archives: Africa

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Canada,Toronto Star: “Chaos In Yemen”

Sorry, yesterday’s news.

Japan, Japan Times: “Bad Boys Back In Town”

I wouldn’t mind the bad boys, it is the ignorant who bother me.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “You Will Remember His Name””

It’s Ted Cruz and he will make certain you remember his name.

France, Connexion: “Nuns Take To The Road”

I assume it is the road that leads higher and higher.

Norway, Norway Post: “Kids Weak On Drawing Conclusions”

Heck, we have a Congress of alleged adults who can not even conclude how to pass a law!

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 long for the time when I know who are the good guys in life.

A modern miracle is when a bill is passed through Congress.

I wonder if there is a Tea Party in Heaven?

Ted Cruz is living proof that one should not send your child to an Ivy League institution.

Your local junior college can do a better job of education than Ivy League professors who passed Ted Cruz in their classes.

Say, whatever happened to Bill Clinton? Is he still around?

I wonder if Hillary was a man whether women would vote for him?

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old mind.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

If Ted Cruz can run for president, why can’t a two year old?

Oh, for the days when Rudy Giuliani ran for something.

There is no hope for Republicans to support anything asked by President Obama.

Once upon a time in America we built great things, today, we now speak about building great things.

I await Republicans informing Americans exactly what is their alternative health care plan.

Hate rides triumphantly through the streets of America.

I do not believe Jesus Christ will return, would you?

Shoot Black Say Cops!

It has come to my attention there has been a serious failure in communication between top level police officials in Philadelphia and the average policeman. Top brass intended to convey the idea that when police confront a possible criminal they were to hold off shooting and only shoot back. Somehow this got mixed up and police thought they were to shoot BLACKS. It was simply a matter of composition that created this problem. Between 2007 to 2013 there were 364 examples of shootings in the city of Brotherly love. Black skinned folk constitute about 40% of the population, but wound up being shot 80% of the time. There is not doubt if police had not been given the wrong word, these killings would never have occurred.

Of the 364 shooting events 23% of those who confronted police wound up dead. For some strange reason only in 49 of these incidents the bad guy had a weapon. How were police to know that the bad guy had or did not possess a weapon of mass destruction? Damn it, if only the original message had said, “back” rather than “black,” none of these shootings would have happened!

P.S. None of the shootings involved any of those Muslims!

Why I Want Ted Cruz

The sun will now rise in America since our beloved fighter for freedom, Senator Ted Cruz has thrown his mouth into the race for that office. Anyone who loves America has to support this candidacy. Let me explain:

1. Ted Cruz has the enthusiastic support of the Flintstones and most dinosaurs. Finally, someone who will stand up for we Neanderthals!

2. Ted Cruz is either the brother or father of Jesus Christ. We will soon discover which one.

3. Ted is a Christian who loves Jews like Bibi Netanyahu.

4. OK, so John McCain calls him a “wacko.” Just remember John was the one who gave us Sarah Palin!

5. If elected, Ted will send atomic bombs to hit Iran, to hit ISIS in Iraq and Russia. Finally, we can discover what a Russian a-bomb sounds like.

6. Ted loves his wife and kids.

7. Finally, someone who makes Mitt Romney come across as a viable candidate for president.

8. Christians believe the world will end and we all go to heaven. What better man to accomplish that goal than Ted Cruz?

9. If elected, stupidity will reign in America. So, how will this be different than what we have today?

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Dog Moves In With Family”

I assume the cat moved out.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “People Lose Faith In Police”

Sorry, this is NOT news.

France, Connexion: “Thousands March Against Health Laws”

At least they are getting some exercise.

China, China Daily: “China Heads Reform Project”

We can expect that many minds will be reformed of bad ideas about democracy.

Russia,Moscow Times: “First President Transplant”

Finally, Putin gets a heart!

In Defense Of Muslims

There is one issue that conservatives and liberals agree upon and that is the assumption there is something inherently wrong about the Muslim religion. Liberals like Bill Maher or conservatives like Bill O’Reilly insist that fundamental to the Muslim religion is a belief in violence and death. I assume this view also agrees such attitudes are not part of the Christian or Jewish religions. At some point in any discussion about the Middle East an American expert on religions will inform people that only the Muslim religion leads to violence. Let us examine the record.

This is how religions in the 20th century behaved:

1. Muslims did participate in the murder of about one million Armenians in Turkey.

2. Catholic Fascist Italy murdered a few hundred thousand people in Ethiopia.

3. Catholics in Spain murdered over million fellow Catholics.

4. Christian Nazi Germany murdered ove twenty million human beings. Adolf Hitler was born a Catholic, lived as a Catholic and died as one.

5. Fascist Italy during World War I murdered at least a million people.

6. Christians in Rwanda in Africa murdered about 800,000 people.

7. Buddhists in Japan murdered at least five million people. Oh, suicide bombers killed about ten thousand Americans.

8. Oh, there were no Muslims in Cambodia when one million people were murdered.

9. Oh, in Christian Soviet Union the government murdered over ten million people.

10. Then again non-Muslim Mao tse-tung murdered over ten million.

The evidence is overwhelming, the Muslim religion can not match Christians when it comes to violence and death!

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

Bibi Netanyahu is the poor man’s Ted Cruz.

I have a hunch if Jesus showed up he would be termed a “welfare cheat.” Did he ever have a job?

Oh, for a day without someone getting their head chopped off.

I wonder if Bill O’Reilly was at the inauguration of Lincoln?

There should be a law against snow in March.

I have nothing against snow in the Arctic.

We should be paid by the NCAA to spend ten hours watching basketball games.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Canada, Toronto Star: “Missing Woman Found”

I guess she is no longer a missing woman.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Coca Cola Wars In Moscow”

I am certain that Vladimir Putin will also win this war.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Come In From The Rain”

Sorry, raindrops are falling on my joyous head.

China, China Daily: “Look Back Always””

Mantra of Republican party.

Norway, Norway Post: “A Little Less Fairy Dust”

This blows me away with hope

Tunisia Fights Terrorism

Among the ongoing mantras of Fox News and Republicans is that America is engaged in a conflict with Muslim nations. Tunisia was the origin of the now forgotten Arab Spring and for decades has been a center of moderation in religion. Even today, there are still Jews living in this Muslim area and a high proportion of educated Muslims remain secular in spirit and practice. So, it was not surprising that Islamic terrorists decided to blast away at their fellow Muslims. They attacked a major museum in Tunis. Reports indicate a group of gunmen emerged from vans and blasted away at tourists who had come to inspect ancient Roman ruins. At least nineteen are dead and dozens are wounded. President Beji Caid Essenbi blasted Islamic terrorism. It may be difficult for Republicans to grasp that thousands of moderates inhabit the nation of Tunisia.

In one sense, Tunisia represents the failed dream of the Arab Spring. That movement was organized by young Muslims seeking a new brand of their religion that would create societies in which people could enjoy democracy and freedom of religion. Given the chaos in Egypt or Libya or Syria it is now clear that was a dream, not a reality. Conservatives rule in Muslim lands in the Middle East. So, what is the destiny of those seeking the democratic dream?