Category Archives: Africa

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Melancholy News”

Republicans still control Congress

France, Connexion: “Nuns Take To Flight”

One way to get out of traffic jams.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “$10 For Vote”

Not when the Koch brothers are in town!

Norway, Norway Post: “Give Women Right To Stay Home”

A Tea Party plea for equal rights for women.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Need More Writers Of Color”

Which color?

With God On Our Side

With God’s blessing, Rand Paul is running for president, Ted Cruz insists that he is merely dong what the Lord told him by seeking to become the next president, Jeb became a Catholic in order to do what God wants, Rick Perry can not make a statement without invoking the Lord. Sarah Palin talks with God every day and Marco Rubio thanks God for getting his family our of Cuba. Here are some other examples of how
God has blessed the American people.

With God on their side, Europeans wiped out the Indians with guns and germs.

With God on both sides, 600,000 died in the Civil War.

Naturally, God was on the side of those who kept slaves.

With God on our side we went to Asia in order to uplift some folk.

With God on both sides World War I led to the death of millions.

We had God on our side as we defeated Nazi Germany and then we asked God to get on their side to beat the Russians.

Where does God get the time to be on our side?

Oh, I forgot, God is on the side of Muslim fanatics!

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

Death is our companion every hour of the day and night.

People kill for God, does He kill for people?

Ted Cruz has the limelight for the moment,and he is shouting with glee.

If Ted Cruz graduated from Harvard, now you know where not to send your children to college.

So glad that U. of Kentucky basketball team lost.

So, did you hug a loved one today?

If Obama does anything right, it will certainly be called wrong by Fox News.

Death In Kenya

The young people were sleeping peacefully in their dormitories after another day in class. Little did 142 of them realize the dream dreamt was the last dream of their lives. If they did awaken it would be to t he sound of guns and angry scowls of members of al-Shaabab who believe death is the way of God. The shooting began at about 5:30 a.m. when the Muslim killers entered dormitories and began to blast away at the innocent young people, some still in their pajamas. To add to the hell, those who were Muslim students were placed on the side so they could witness the murder of their fellow students whose crime was to be a Christian. Al-Shabaab claims the murders were in retaliation for Kenya military forces which had entered Somalia in search of their comrades.

In the modern world, one murders, not because the evil person killed one of your friends, but because he is Muslim or Jewish or Christian. The religious wars that supposedly ended hundreds of years ago have returned. Only this time, we have massive weapons of destruction. Of course, all deaths are in the name of God and simply carrying out his dictates. My confusion, if God wants these people dead, why the heck did He create them in the first place??

Explaining Yemen

I intend to perform a public service and explain the situation in Yemen.

!. Yemen is located at the southwest tip of the Arabian peninsula

2. Yemen used to be run by President Saleh who worked with the CIA.

3. Then for some reason, this guy was overthrown by President Hadi.

4. Then along came the Houthis who are a Shiite sect.

5. Then the Sunni Saudi Arabians and Egyptians and Gulf State rulers got angry.

6. Al Qaeda which is Sunni decided to aid President Saleh who is Sunni

6. So, the Shiite Iranians are aiding the Houthis and somehow they are now allies of the some Sunni Yemenits.

I trust this clears up the confusion.

Hate Has No End

For most humans it is difficult to remember when the concept of hate initially entered our mind, let alone our heart. As an adult it is virtually impossible to recall that one moment when we began to believe that a person or a group or an organization or a government or a country was evil and we should hate and fear them. These days scarcely a day goes by without some manifestation of hatred on the part of young men who are in college is bound to make the six o’clock news. I was a rather unusual college student who worked 34 hours a week and went to classes and did my homework. I had no idea as to what a “fraternity” was or did. They were associated in my mind with wealthy young men and I did not fit into that category.

Students at Duke University discovered a noose hanging from a branch and there was no message attached. A black female reported that some frat boys were chanting racial chants on the campus of Duke University. Who are these young men? From which planet do they come? I am speechless.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Japan, Japan Times: “Kids Weak On Drawing Conclusions”

Have you checked the adults in Congress?

Canada, Toronto Star: “Prison For Silicone Buttock Injections”

I shit on this story!

Norway, Norway Post: “Used Car Dealers Break Promises”

For God sake, they are used car dealers, what else?

France, Connexion: “Good Samaritan Injured”

Hopefully, not by a good samaritan.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Push For Same Sex Laws”

This did not occur in the state of Indiana!

Tough Guy Takes Power In Nigria

The nation of Nigeria can be summed up in one word: MESS. It is among the most corrupt countries in the world, it has a military force that will flee in terror if anyone shouts, BOO, and it is controlled by incompetent men and women who could not even fix a leaking faucet. It was in Nigeria that a bank official admitted his bank did not know what happened to a billion dollars that somehow disappeared! Actually, most authorities believe at least TWENTY BILLION DOLLARS ARE NOT ACCOUNTED FOR! President Goodluck Jonathan has presided over this mess and thank God he has been defeated in an election by Muhammmudu Bahari. Actually, this is among the first times in modern African history that a leader was defeated in an election without guns playing a role. It is a first.

The 72 former general Buhari has to clean up the mess, but more importantly, he has to create an army that will actually fight against the Boko Haram terrorists. That would be a first. Boko Haram must be defeated and peace restored to Nigeria. Then General Buhari has to make certain that oil money remains in the hands of the government, not in the hands of corrupt officials. We wish him luck.

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 wonder which right I have that I do not have according to Republicans?

If Christians have rights exactly which freedoms for non-Christians must be respected?

All the teams I rooted for are not in the Final Four. Another example of anti-Semitism.

America was a healthier land before people were forced to have health insurance.

I think God would support my right to pollute the world.

There are days when I wonder if God will ever return to the scene of his greatest creation disaster!

Iran On Our Minds

The American people will know within the coming twenty four hours whether or not John Kerry and fellow negotiators have been able to convince the government of Iran to agree to a process of ensuring that nation does not proceed on the road to nuclear weapons. At this point the only Middle Eastern nation that is permitted to make nuclear weapons is Israel. After all, we know that Israel would never invade another area in the region. The only nation that is allowed to bar UN inspectors into its nuclear facilities is Israel. So, it is time for Iran NOT to follow the Israel path and open its facilities to the United Nations and not to proceed with creating nuclear weapons. I do not know if an agreement will be reached. I do know that Iran has the right to develop a nuclear industry if it is based on principles of no nuclear weapons.

Reality: at some point the world has to bestow trust on the government of Iran. The agreement, if reached, will not be perfect. That is reality. Hopefully, with economic sanctions ending and goods and trade with Iran the young people of that nation will eventually get the right to express their desires for peace and the threat of war from Iran will end.