Category Archives: Africa

Let’s Play Chicken!

This is a very happy Christmas season for Americans as the price of oil goes down and down. For each drop in the price of oil, it means more money in the pockets of American consumers seeking to have a merry season with gobs of money around in order to purchase Xmas presents for loved ones. It is now clear that Santa does not live in the North Pole, but in the sands of Saudi Arabia. According to David Goldwyn, energy advisor to President Obama, “what we now have is a year long game of chicken. The Saudis are waiting to see the major oil producers can take.” Their plan is to make their enemies suffer. They are furious at Russia, Iran, and Syria which they regard as their enemies. ISIS is using smuggled oil in order to finance their terror attacks. The price has now hit about $60 a barrel. Each drop in the price means less and less cash for Russia or Syria.

Of course, as Saudi Arabia can control the price of oil, it also means that within five years the US will surpass Saudi Arabia in production of oil. Just think, we Americans can once again control the price of oil. I wonder what Vladimir Putin is thinking these days as he strides across the world imagining that he has power?

Chairman Ditka Speaks

I am currently a resident of the Chicago area and thus must read the words of former Chicago Bears linebacker, Mike Ditka whose political comments were widely spread during the past race for governor of the state of Illinois. Most probably, seeing his words actually repeated in the daily press about politics and world affairs gave this former football player the desire to share his wisdom on just about every event in recent times. We will not make any comments, just print his words of wisdom.

On whether of not Michael Brown had his hands up: “That’s note what happened.l I don’t know exactly what happened, but I know that’s not what happened.”

On climate change: “Look,I don’t know th at first thing about climatology, but let me tell you one thing about climatology. It’s a bunch of nonsense and I know its nonsense despite knowing absolutely nothing whatsoever about it.”

Benghazi: “I’ll tell you this much,I wasn’t there and have no idea what actually happened.But what happened was entirely the fault of the Obama administration’s fault. I don’t know whose fault it was, but I know it was their fault.”

On pancakes: “Never had a pancake. Not once, I am a waffle man. But if there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that pancakes are delicious.”

I believe that Mr. Ditka would make an excellent candidate for the Republican party in 2016. He can win on a platform based on the principle: I don’t Know but I do Know!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Russia, Moscow Times: “Putin, I Don’t Want To Rule Russia Forever”

Just until the day before I die!

Denmark,Copenhagen Post: “Santa Claus Fund”

These days in America it is filled with goodies for Wall Street folks!

Sweden,Local: “No Big Tits Allowed”

I will suck on this story for a while.

UK, Guardian: “100 Brains Missing From University”

Don’t bother looking in Congress for them.

USA, aol: “Tell Me A Story”

About the black dude selling cigarettes who had to die!

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

Hug by mom is like being hugged by God.

Fewer workers and more work in modern America.

“Greed” is the modern American disease.

Whatever happened to motorcycle guys?

Modern Americans gaze at machines all day long.

I chronicle the story of America.

America has shifted from “we” to “I.”

I do not see as many pony tails on female heads.

K-12 is free, why not college?

I feel oppressed if the toilet does not flush.

Say, Whatever Happened To Ebola?

As you recall last month we were informed by Fox News that the greatest threat to the further existence of the United States of America was the disease that was spreading across west Africa and is known as Ebola. I was told by blond haired young women on Fox News that while, they were no scientists, they did have extensive knowledge of the field of medicine. I was warned that the black dude in the White House was responsible for the pestilence of Ebola that would soon sweep over the nation and lead to the death of millions. Republican candidates for office warned that Ebola was hovering around the corner due to the incompetence of President Obama so elect the right people in order to end this scourge that would soon end the place we know as the United States of America. So, we voted for Republicans and guess what happened? Ebola disappeared!

It is now clear that Ebola feared the presence of God fearing Republicans and made a hasty retreat back to Africa. Thank God we voted for Republicans and thus the worst threat ever to face the nation of America finally ended. We can now sleep peacefully knowing that Ebola would never come to America once Republicans were in power!

If You Are A Christian, Death Awaits

These days one needs a list of which groups that are killing people belong to which Islamist militant band of murderers. Kenya made the mistake of sending troops to fight against al Shabab in Somalia. If there is one certainty in life that always is true, just wait a few moments and some group of Islamist militants will appear somewhere in Africa to kill and murder. On the west coast of Africa, Boko Haram devotes its time to killing Muslims who are the wrong kind of Muslims, on the east coast of Africa, the boys from al Shabab are ready and willing to murder anyone who is not a Muslim. In fairness to them, they have some principles, save the Muslims, and kill the infidels. They approached a quarry at midnight in Kenya, rounded up the workers, and then separated the good ones- Muslims from the bad ones- Christians. Made the bad ones kneel and then killed them with one shot to the head.

The good news in east Africa is that a Muslim can live, the bad news in west Africa is Muslims die if they are the wrong kind of Muslims. Welcome to the world of death.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Step Up Ebola Financial Aid”

Ebola needs more money to get around to people and help them get sick.

USA, aol: “Rewrite History”

Republicans had nothing to do with any financial crisis, it was the Democrats!

Denmark, Copenhagen Times: “Bad Week Gets Worse”

Select any Middle Eastern country and this applies.

Norway, Norway Post: “Man Makes Pig Noises”

Sounds like a loud oink to me.

France, Connexion: “MPs Revote Veil Ban”

If 2,000 Muslim women in France wear a veil it is the end of civilization as we know it!

Jihad Makes Me Feel Strong!

There is a missing quality among those who term themselves believers in democracy, but the feeling of being ready to die for a cause is growing ever stronger among many young Muslims in Europe. For most Europeans the very idea of serving in the military is not an attractive idea. For most Americans, the concept of serving the nation is much less interesting that what is on my iPad. For those raised prior to the onset of material comforts, serving in the armed forces was part of being a member of society. The most amazing aspect of the growth of Jihadism among young Muslims is the desire among those raised in the modern technological world to risk life for a cause, a dream.

Ismail Cetinkaya told a German reporter that he was raised in Germany and for most of his early life behaved like a modern person seeking the good life. Then, he discovered the power of belief, only his new belief was in the Muslim religion. “Paradise lies at the feet of your mother God and the desire to put self to Jihad.” He went off to fight in Syria and discovered that his new felt love of the Muslim religion made the thought of dying a hope, rather than a fear. As he now tells fellow Muslims, “I call you to Jihad. This is where you will find freedom.” Being a jihadist enables this young man to challenge his weaknesses and discover that he has strength.

How many young Americans have this attitude. During World War II millions did!

Death In Mosques

I confess to liking the good old days when someone from Religion A spent his days murdering people from Religion B. This made sense, this allowed the world to progress along lines that have been true for thousands of years. Most folks on this planet are convinced the Big Guy up in the sky only likes people who belong to the right group of worshippers. If you murdered the people who happened to go to the wrong church then the world was preceding along the right path, as far as the Big Guy up in the sky was concerned. Then, along came Muslims in the 21st century who have come to believe that God just doesn’t like Muslims, he only likes the Right Type of Muslims. OK, so something like this did happen a few hundred years ago when Protestants beat up on Catholics and vice versa.

Boko Haram nut cases entered a mosque in northern Nigeria and began blasting away at the “infidels.” They murdered at least 80 Muslims who were the wrong kind of Muslims. Heck, they murdered folk just outside when important imams lived. Boko Haram means that one is a Muslim who will kill other Muslims. The new message is that God wants to get rid of bad Muslims and only allow the good ones to live. Such is life in the 21st century!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Russia, Moscow Times: “Putin Gets 8th ‘Degree Black Belt”

I assume tigers will be running for their lives!

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “I Do Not Wish To Run”

Words never spoken by those in the US Congress.

USA, aol: “Poverty Penalized”

You damn poor folks earn to much money, time to help job creators.

Sweden, Local: “So, How Was Everybody’s Thursday?

Full tummy and hands full of junk picked up in stores!

Australia, Canberra Times: “Bad Week Gets Worse”

Just wait to Congress meets, a bad spring will get worse!