If there is one person I do understand in this world it is Donald Sterling. He boasts of being a nice Jewish man, heck, he even claims to pray for the soul of Magic Johnson. I was raised with men like Donald Sterling in a Jewish ghetto. Mr. Sterling is a natural born bigot who believes there are superior and inferior races in the world. In my youth, men like Sterling spoke with disdain about the “schvartzes”–black people. Although Jews confronted bigotry, prejudice and hatred in American society, hating blacks gave the Donald Sterlings of this world a sense of power and entitlement. Regardless of how much prejudice they encountered, it was nice to know YOU could look down on someone else!
Donald Sterling is like Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld. Men seeking power, not to improve the lives of humans, but to impose their power on those without any other than maintaining their own dignity as humans. These men wallow in self pity, they insist THEY are the VICTIMS, not those they victimize. Donald told the media he wants to keep the team. He insisted that players would not boycott playing if he returned to ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. “That’s talk the media preaches. Why would they do that? If they get their salaries, they are going to play.”
Donald, you forget that Jewish workers in the Depression gave up their meager salaries to go on strike with fellow Italian and Irish workers, because the boss had to be challenged into paying decent salaries. Mr. Sterling, you do not have the faintest idea what it means to be a Jew!
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Just about every day there appears another story concerning the decline of America’s middle class, the fact we Americans live fewer years than people in twenty other nations in this world, the concentration of wealth in the top one percent, and the crumbling of our infrastructure. The other day I discovered that members of the Walton family who own Walmart possess more money than 35% of Americans. Naturally, Fox News and Republicans will insist that was the goal of our beloved Founding Fathers. Yep, they wanted one percent to have more than 35%. Read the Constitution, it is all in there.
At this present moment, a twenty year old European or Canadian stands greater chance of ending up in the middle class than a twenty year old American. A baby born in the good old USA has a life expectancy of about 78, same baby born in Japan lives eight more years. The other day Russian announced their space station would be off limits to American astronauts. HECK, we began the space program, we landed men on the Moon,now we can’t even build a bridge under the Hudson River!
This is a nation without dreams. This is a nation pretending there is no global warming. This is a nation pretending that an economy can boom when one percent have more money than forty percent. This is crazy thinking and the end result is further and further decline of this nation. So, Republicans gain control of the US Senate in November, and it is a guarantee that not another bridge or tunnel or road will be built.
Republicans will not be happy until the 1% own 99%.
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I assume the last words uttered by Senator Lindsay Graham will be, “Benghazi, Benghazi,” Once again the Senator from the Carolinas had to make certain to the entire world that he will not forget the massacre at Benghazi in which four people died. He charged the “scumbags are the people in the White House who lied about Benghazi.” Yes, Senator Lindsay, you are right, four people died in this massacre. Of course,the Ambassador who died was a friend of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton so we are to assume she did not care for a friend. The Graham rant raises several questions:
1. Why isn’t Lindsay Graham upset that FIVE THOUSAND AMERICANS DIED IN IRAQ AND OVER THIRTY THOUSAND WERE WOUNDED! He has NEVER asked for an investigation of the death of Five Thousand.
2. Why isn’t Lindsay Graham upset at the Bush fiasco in Afghanistan which has resulted in the death of over one thousand Americans and wounding of thousands?
3. Why isn’t Lindsay Graham upset that children go hungry in America and millions still lack health insurance coverage?
Yes, four people died in Benghazi. Four people die every single day in America due to poverty.
Senator Graham, we do know who is the scumbag!
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