Category Archives: Africa

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

UK, Guardian: “Police Chief Silent About Shooting Teen”

I don’t think the teen was silent when he got shot.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Tax Credit For Fit Children Doubled”

I think we need more like tripling the credit.

France, Connexion: “Disneyland Paris Needs Bailout”

How about putting it in Berlin?

China, China Daily: “Stranglers Plan Move”

Just keep them out of Chicago where I live!

Norway, Norway Post: “Strike By Cleaners”

This is one dirty story not fit to be printed.

Bad Days Of October?

The past several months have been a continuous outbreak of bad news for President Obama. Someone gets sick, it is all his fault. A new terrorist group emerges, it is all his fault. There is drought in the land, blame it one the black dude. Cops blast away at young black teens,and there is no one else to blame but the man in the White House. Michelle Obama can’t even get the name right of the candidate for whom she is campaigning, and this one definitely was caused by her husband. We have come to the conclusion that President Obama must change his approach to politics.

1. Declare openly his apologies for whatever goes wrong on weekdays.

2. Declare a weekend moratorium on blaming the President.

3. Appoint Joe Biden as acting mistake guy of the week.

4. Offer to play golf with John Boehner and when he refuses, take the issue to the people of America.

5. Announce that after prayer, God told him that Ebola was planned by the Republican party to get him into trouble.

Just remember, get God on your side and troubles disappear.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Humans so frequently refer to God’s Wrath, is it themselves who are filled with anger?

I wonder if celibacy arose because there is no Mrs. God?

At age 84, I so like the word, “rebirth.”

One does not gain wisdom from age, it comes from an inquiring mind.

People at computers reach point where they lean back and gaze.

Since computers think, do they ever think about other computers?

There are sounds from my youth which never again will be heard.

Two lonely iPads met for lunch.

There is no doubt one must speak exiting the coffee shop on that damn cell phone!

Tea Party folk hate God’s work-people– but insist they like God!

Has Anyone Seen President Obama?

There is something very sad about the current position of President Obama within American society. Regardless of what happens anywhere in the world, he must take the blame. Today, it is Ebola which, according to Fox News is “the greatest threat in the history of America.”but who knows what tomorrow will become “the greatest threat in the history of America.” Oh, there was some minor event termed, the “Civil War” which resulted in the death of over 400,000, but how can that compare with the death of a man in Texas who died of Ebola? There is chaos in the Middle East, mainly deriving from policies of George Bush and the dynamic duo of Cheney and Rumsfeld, but who cares what happened several years ago, just blame it on the black dude in the White House.

President Obama is very careful where he goes these days in the political campaign for control of Congress. I wonder if he wonders why has he become so unpopular? I wonder if he wonders about paths not taken that might have been taken? Perhaps, if during his initial ninety days the focus was upon: dealing with the financial crisis, creating jobs, and making sense for our youth about Student loans. For example, hoiw about allowing them to have refinanced loans at a lower rate?

Perhaps, the thing he most likely regrets is developing a foreign policy in the Middle East and spending time educating Americans about that policy? He never functioned as an educator of Americans, and today he has lost respect among a large portion of the population-conservatives AND liberals!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

UK,Guardian: “America Is Shifting Right”

I think you mean it is shifting Wrong.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Affordable Housing Impossible”

Not for the wealthy!

France, Connexion: “Pink Poo”

Poo on you!

USA, aol: “Silent No More”

Not when it comes to murder of the innocent in this world!

Norway, Norway Post: “Skies Grow Dark”

Definitely over Kobani in Syria.

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 if one has to sholve snow in heaven.

Girl with black boots must attract attention.

Some place drink to right of computer, some to left.

I wonder if it snows on all planets?

Hopefully, Americans have a Rendevous with Reality.

Americans devote enormous amounts of time fearing things that will not happen.

If you seek happiness, avoid being anti-gay.

To face Death calmly is to believe in life.

There is no such thing as a surplus of Love.

There IS such a thing as too much Hate.

On Yom Kippur Jews shout, “to the next year in Jerusalem. Republicans shout, ” to the next year with more wealth for the wealthy!”

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Police Officers In Brawl”

I assume they were arguing over who gets the bribe.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Climate Change Makes Hayfever Common”

AHCOO!

UK, Guardian: “Bishop Burqa Order”

Asking nuns to wear them??

France, Connexion: “Summer Road Deaths Down”

Not to worry, winter figures will go up!

Sweden, Local: “Suffer From Sexomania”

Please tell me how to catch this disease!

Ebola, Ebola, Ebola

Modern societies have an unusual capacity to switch gears within a few days, and transform the fear within to a new object. I miss the good old days when one could hate Jews or Blacks or Italians or queers for years without anyone changing the topic of fear. I recall in my youth how Jews in America were regarded as secret agents of Communism, and the Catholic Church was engaged in a huge conspiracy to take over America and make us all agents of the evil Pope. Two weeks ago, Ebola was some sort of problem far away in some sort of place called Liberia. Today, it is the number one topic of fear within America. I assume if anyone in your office today says he feels sick, eyes glance away in fear and one makes certain to avoid your colleague.

Ebola IS a problem. It is not going to sweep through America and leave millions headed to the cemetery. America misses the spirit of being calm when problems arise. Take a deep breath, and go on with your life because you will die twenty or thirty years from now in your own bed of something like cancer or a heart attack.

Bomb And Chop

The actions of ISIS cause confusion among those in America who believe that wars contain rules of behavior. ISIS insists that chopping off the heads of innocent people is a logical result of bombs falling on their warriors in the field of action. For an ISIS soldier, murdering the innocent is allowed by God who for some reason only prefers certain humans over other humans. We who inhabit civilized societies are horrified at such behavior. Unfortunately for those who will be brutally murdered, killing the innocent is simply how we humans have always behaved. It was just sixty years ago that the most educated and among the most “civilized” societies brutally gassed and murdered babies. Nazi Germany was a Christian nation. Of course, the Soviet Union, led by Joseph Stalin murdered an estimated twenty million. Then, of course, there was China, led by Mao tse-tung who allowed at least twenty million to starve to death.

I am not excusing the brutal behavior of ISIS. As they chop off heads, over in Saudi Arabia they not only chop off heads, but arms. We are all HUMANS. As Humans we simply can not halt murder and killing and always ensuring that the innocent die. Within a few days, Peter Kassig, who was trying to help people in Syria will be murdered. As long as we humans prefer death to life, the innocent always will die. Such is the human condition!

Ebola Is Here, Scatter To Hills!

It was simply a matter of time before someone showed up some place in the United States of America with a case of Ebola. Personally, I think the Ebola case man is an employee of Fox News. Heck, it is the weekend, Jews are fasting for Yom Kippur, and there is need for some exiting event to assist those on Fox News to proclaim their brilliance on TV. I await stories of people fleeing to the Rocky Mountains where they have a cabin stocked with weapons of mass destruction that can blast away at the Ebola virus. As they huddle in fear, brave Fox News pundits utter warnings of dire things awaiting the American people. Naturally, the entire Ebola event was simply another example of Barack Obama’s incompetence as President. Examine the facts:

1. Barack Obama was born in Africa.

2. He was raised with Africans.

3. Ebola comes from Africa.

4. Barack Obama planned to have Ebola emerge in order to cover up the disaster of ObamaCare.

5. As Ebola takes over America, this means more patients for our health system.

The entire Ebola event is simply another Obama strategy to divert attention away from our crumbling economic system.