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Putin Land Is Always Right

I doubt if members of the Republican Party of the USA recognize how their behavior towards President Obama is similar to the behavior of our Great and Wise Leader, Vladimir Putin. Putin and his lackeys are upset at the American leader because he is supporting the right of people in Ukraine to have their own form of government. Putin is also very angry that anyone, and when he says, anyone, that means anyone, would dare to challenge his actions about anything. His Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, made clear that the real terrorist regime in the world is –AMERICA! According to Lavrov: “The Americans have chosen a path toward confrontation, and do not evaluate their own steps critically. Yesterday’s address by President Obama stated that the central principle of the United States philosophy is based on one thing: that we we are right and everybody has to recognize that.”

Ironically, there is some truth in what Lavrov said. For over a decade American leaders insist they are right and all Muslim are wrong. However, Mr. Lavrov would make a stronger point if he also said that everything he charges America with doing is similar to everything that his boss, Vladimir Putin is doing. Vladimir Putin is just as right as American leaders who claim to always be on the side of God as they blunder into one land after another. How about Putin and Obama taking a lunch together to discuss how they agree?

Just Another Dead American

Another American citizen died yesterday. There is not any important story to tell about Kaleb Ales. He was two years old. He was sitting in his parent’s car while they were engaged in moving boxes around as part of their desire to move to another home. He was just sitting in a car. So, how could any two year old wind up dead? Unfortunately, for Kaleb he was sitting in a car in the United States of America. In most societies on this planet, it would be virtually impossible for any two year old to wind up dead in a car. He was living in a land in which there are over THREE HUNDRED MILLION GUNS! Yes, this is God fearing America in which every person has the right to carry around a gun. If everyone has that right, surely it includes any child in this blessed land of guns.

For the record, Kaleb was not murdered by one of those Muslim terrorists. He simply opened a tiny door, found a gun and shot himself. After all, he was living in a civilized land. According to Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualigtier, “Sometimes bad things happen.” No one is guilty of any crime. That damn little two year old had apparently never been taught about gun safety. It is all HIS fault!

What Obama Never Understood

Barack Obama has spent the past six years struggling to get the American people to support his ideas. From day one of his administration the President has never displayed a sense of American history since he has never provided evidence that he studied the actions of prior presidents who confronted severe economic problems. Newt Gingrich recently stated that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the best political leader of the twentieth century. Does anyone ever recall any statement by Barack Obama about how FDR handled the economic crisis we know as the Depression? Since Obama never learned anything from Roosevelt it is clear that his actions have resulted in giving Republicans control of large sectors of our political scene. So, what could he have done to avoid this calamity?

First, Obama could have grasped that a recession impacts all sectors of society. The person who lacks a job, the person whose wages are down, business leaders, small town people, young men and women. In other words, it is just as important as addressing banking and Wall Street issues as it is to meet the needs of those in pain and increasing poverty. FDR waited two years before pushing through Social Security while Barack Obama made health care the MOST important issue. Obama now talks about free community college programs but there was not a single program for young people in 2009! He now talks about infrastructure programs but this was not a focus in 2009.

FDR’s program addressed farmers, unemployed people, young people, reform of banking and Wall Street, women and children. He included the elderly in various relief programs but did not make his entire program based on their needs. During a Depression, leaders must address the IMMEDIATE needs of a wide spectrum of people, not just health care. For example, Obama lost the support of young people who had been enthusiastic about his candidacy. He never did anything about Student Debt! During the past election, students just ignored him. Why support someone who bailed out the banks but never bailed them out when they confronted student debt? He never bailed out people who watched their homes decline in wealth. But, he did bail out General Motors.

Barack Obama lacked any program that would meet the needs of ALL Americans. He focused upon Wall Street, he focused upon Banks, but nothing was offered to those who lacked wealth. THAT is the reason why Republicans won in Congressional elections in 2010 and 2014!

Nothing New On Middle Eastern Front

It is common in any discussion about the Middle East for experts to offer some form of “explanation” as to why this or that group committed a horrible crime. Muslims blame other Muslims or blame Israelis. Jews in Israel blame Muslims -just remember that about 17% of people in Israel are Muslims. The death of innocent people can never be “explained away.” There is absolutely no right of anyone, regardless of their anger to murder the innocent nor torture the innocent. People in Tel Aviv got on a bus and headed for work. Just another boring day on a bus headed for the daily grind. A Palestinian boarded the bus, headed for the driver and then took out a kitchen knife and began to stab people. At least nine are injured, and the man was finally wounded by police. There is no doubt this crime will be cited by some Israelis as justification to build more walls or, perhaps, to segregate riders on busses or not allow Palestinians on any bus that contains Jews.

Both Jews and Muslims in Israel and the Palestinian Authority live in the past which they insist most continue in the present and into the future. As of this point in time neither side has any form of leadership which offers solutions to the problems between the rival groups. Sorry, about that last sentence. Both sides DO have proposals, continue the present! If the hole is getting deeper, the solution is to make it ever deeper and, hopefully, one day wind up in China.

State Of The Union Not Universally Greeted

President Barack Obama gave a speech before members of the United States Congress and he apparently failed to gain support for his ideas from members of the body. Most Republicans are very upset because the dude from Africa did not get on his knees and promise to obey the dictates of Republican leaders. Most were furious because at no time during his speech did the President admit his party had lost the past election and they had won it. After all, if your party wins an election the other party should at least admit defeat and promise to do what you desire. After all, after Obama won the 2008 election, members of the Republican party met to plan how they would obstruct anything this man desired. There were no words about, “we lost the election so now we have to cooperate with the party that won it.” The fury of Republican complaints about the speech are simply ludicrous given the history of refusal on the part of that party to cooperate about anything during the past six years!

Oh, Senator Marco Rubio went into another of his angry outbursts about extending diplomatic relations with Cuba. After all, if a policy that has been in place for seventy years and has failed to change the government of Cuba it is certainly no time to make changes. All Marco wants is another seventy years of failure. OK the speech is finished, there was absolutely not way that anything stated by the President would have resulted in compliments from his opponents. Of course, if he had gone to his knees and promised to do what they said, most probably Republicans would have blasted him for not being humble enough.

The speech is over and it is time to begin the gridlock of doing nothing.

By the way, fewer than 40% of Americans actually voted in the past election. So, there is NO evidence “the American people support the Republican party.”

Banish Winter TV Blues

The onset of winter leads to a sense of the blues in those areas of the nation in which people must endure winter weather and snow. We offer some tips on how society can end the blues for those who must endure this form of despair:

1. No more TV shows in which Mike Huckabee declaims about the evil un-American folks who live on the west or east shows. Last night on Jon Stewart he insisted those on the coasts are not really true Americans. Sorry Mike, but a few million men from the east and west coasts risked their lives in World War II, the Korean War, and the war in Vietnam. Exactly what did the chubby minister of God ever do to help save America?

2. An end to Beyonce and her demanding body. Frankly, she turns me off with her pseudo sense of power.

3. I would be so happy watching a TV show in which Rupert Murdoch explains why he created Fox News for we Americans. Or, he can head home to Australia and pester those people.

4. Allow me to watch a football game on TV without having to hear those inane comments from the blond haired woman on the sidelines who thinks she knows something about a game she never played.

5. I would so love to go to the movies and watch a film in which there was an issue other than than walking zombies and ghouls.

Oh well, at least the snow is pleasant to look at.

Karl Marx Was Right!

The demise of the Soviet Union led most people to conclude the ideas of Karl Marx were wrong for the world. A brutal dictatorship which murdered millions of innocent people and stifled any ability of people to inhabit a world of ideas resulted in few accepting the precepts of Karl Marx. First of all, Marx never urged establishment of a leadership that killed members of the working class nor did he urge gulags and death camps for poor people. The society created by Joseph Stalin was NEVER the dream of Karl Marx. Unfortunately, the ideas of Marx were never followed by those who claimed to be his intellectual children. Let’s examine the record of what Karl Marx actually DID say:

1. He forecast that wealthy capitalists would dominate the economic life of society. FACT: The latest count is that 1% of the wealthiest humans have more wealth than the other 99%.

2. He predicted the gradual economic decline of the middle class. This is exactly what is happening in capitalist societies whether they be the United States of America or Greece.

3. He predicted that workers would feel alienated from their daily work. They would cease having pride in what they do. Just ask those working in fast food places or those in a part time job.

4. He predicted that religion would be an opiate that blinds people from reality. Check your daily newspaper or web site for confirmation of what he said.

5. He predicted that wealthy people would control government. Anyone who disagrees?

Karl Marx urged a society in which there was distribution of wealth based upon the principle of “from each according to his ability.” Sounds good to me!

Je Suis Fred, I Been Hacked

Sorry for not being around the past few weeks but someone decided that my blog was bothering them. Had to get some techs to get me back on line. I have no idea who is angry at me, but I am damned proud that someone is furious at what I write. Anyway, the world goes on and so do I. At age 84 my life experience is that anything can happen and the only response is to smile and simply go on with your life.

1. I have been called a “self hating Jew” by some Jews.

2. I have been told by some Muslims that I insult the Prophet.

3. I have been told that I am a Communist.

4. I have been told that I am a Socialist–actually, this is who I am.

5. I do not know any Republican who likes me. Well, this proves that I am doing something right in my life.

On with the show of life in all its absurdity!

Fights I Would Love To Observe

The other day while having a cup of coffee my mind wandered into fantasy and I pondered fights that I would love to witness.

1. Sarah Palin vis Vladimir Putin in a wrestling match.

2. John Boehner vs Mitch McConnell is a fight over which one can utter the most platitudes.

3. Ted Cruz vs Rush Limbaugh in a contest as to who can shit the most.

4. Marco Rubio vs any Castro brother in speeches as to who best loves Cuba.

5. Fox News commentators vs a machine that contains factual information.

6. Pope Francis vs a right wing Cardinal in a praying duel as to who best represents what God desires.

7. Harvad law student Barack Obama vs an old fashioned political boss debating how to reach the average American.

8. ISIS vs al-Qaeda in a shooting match for who is the best terrorist.

Jeb Bush–Fighting Moderate?

It is now clear that former Governor Jeb Bush will seek the nomination of the Republican party for the presidency in 2016. He already is being hailed as a fighting “moderate” in contrast to the loonies like Huckabee or Palin or Perry or the ever shouting Ted Cruz who has absolutely no idea about how to create a modern economy. So, let us examine the record of this “Moderate.”

As Governor of Florida:

1. He backed the “right to life” program including issuing license plates with that expression.

2. He created “faith based” prisons in which inmates could pray for salvation.

3. He eliminated race or gender as factors in admission to colleges.

4. He supported any and all gun laws including the right to “stand-your-ground.

5. He cut taxes which meant less money for schools or the poor.

6. He cut Medicaid support.

7. Of course, he opposed health care programs.

8. He supported evaluating schools based on test scores.

Yep, this is a fighting MODERATE!