Category Archives: Education

We Americans have becomes so accustomed to the fear spread by Fox News or Republican leaders about how Barack Obama has failed to halt the spread of Muslim terrorists that we simply forget how safe life is in the good old USA. The people of the Philippines have been living with the reality of Muslim terrorists for over three decades. They thought the problem was solved last year when leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front(MILF) agreed to lay down the arms of 11,000 soldiers in return for extensive local autonomy in the southern area of that country. Sorry Fox News, groups like the MILF actually murder and kill citizens of their nation. However, the the Philippines had failed to kill a top ruthless terrorist named, Zulkifi Abdhir who remained at large planning further bombing attacks. He was responsible years ago for the bombing in Bali that cost the lives of 202 people.

Commandos thought they had trapped this thug while pursuing a group of his followers. For some reason the Commandos ran out of bullets and now thirty are dead. Such is life and death when a nation confronts real terror attacks, not the false ones that are claimed by Fox News. We do not know if Abdhir is dead or wounded, but we do know that 30 commandos are dead.

Greeks Gamble On Standing Up To EU

The country of Greece is a living example of what would have occurred in the United States of America if either John McCain or Mitt Romney had become President of the United States of America. The European Union has approached the problem of a recession by insisting that its members cut and cut and cut government services and pay off debts immediately. Greece owes billions and has been forced to devote its economic efforts to austerity actions. The result is a sharp decline in the economy, millions of people without jobs and a lack of decent services to meet the needs of those without. German leader Angela Merkel has warned the people of Greece they must pay their debts and should not elect anyone as a prime minister who fails to understand the primary need in Greece is to cut, cut expenses. Well, the people of Greece have defied warnings and elected Alexis Tsipras as their prime minister.

Mr. Tsipras has one goal in mind: give Greece a break, allow it to restore government services and reduce its debt payments. He wants to expand government services, get people back to work and hold off on austere measures until there is money in the pockets of the people. In other words, he wants the opposite of what Republicans demand in America, reduce government expenses and just allow our beloved wealthy folk to prosper and eventually the money will trickle down to those on the bottom. It has NOT happened in Greece anymore than it has happened in the US.

Anyway, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has promised not to wear a tie until he gets a debt reduction deal with the European Union!

Freedom Summit Frees Bullshit To Flow

Members of the Republican Party are holding a Freedom Summit meeting. In order to spare you the tiresome responsibility of finding out what transpired at this meeting of the minds, let me quickly sum up the gathering.

1. Ted Cruz promised to halt the influx of THOSE people who reside south of the USA. Of course, he was born in Canada so it stands to reason that THOSE people who reside North of the US are welcome in our midst.

2. Rick Perry will spend the days adjusting his eye glasses which are intended to prove to the world that he is a scholar and DOES know the names of those who are in the Cabinet. Sorry, he does know the names of at least three Cabinet positions, but I doubt if he knows the names of those who lead those positions.

3. Chris Christie will promise that if elected President of the USA, that he personally will place his body on a bridge in order to screw up morning traffic. In this way, he will force cars not to move which will assist in conservation of our oil supplies.

4. Governor David Walker will promise, if elected President, that he will crush the last remaining unions in America and save our business people from the horror of paying more than $7.25 an hour.

5. Rand Paul will promise to cease discussing over flowing prison populations since fewer prisons cuts into the profits of businesses that run prisons.

6. At some point, Sarah Palin will throw her gun into the ring of candidates.

7. Oh, black Dr. Ben Carson will promise to halt doctors from doing their jobs as doctors who serve the needs of women.

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

Mystery of Life: Why do people adorn bodies with Tattoos?

At age 84 I increasingly stumble when walking.

There comes a point in life when all one can say is, “that’s life”

Pain in a heel ensures that one walks with difficulty.

Fear not the dawn, it just signifies another day of work.

I so miss running.

Our government increasingly resembles the gang that could not shoot straight.

For some, mother is in the face of the daughter.

Unfortunately, for some the body of mom is the body of daughter.

Some slap knee when others depart.

Kid Barack In Action

There is a new fighter in the boxing ring in Washington D.C. Weighing in at 180 pounds and displaying two lethal hands of power is one, Kid Barack, the fighting dude from Hawaii. For some reason Kid Barack has been hiding his lethal two fists for over six years. Instead of displaying his powerful blasts to the stomachs of Republican leaders the Kid has behaved like a mild mannered sissy kid like Clark Kent who wanders life hiding his true identity as Superman. Kid Barack is now hitting Republicans with one blow to the stomach after another. He just grins when they respond with anger. Oppose man made climate change? OK, another veto of pipe lines. Oppose treating children from Mexico with dignity? How about a rabbit punch to the kidney?

It has been a long time coming, but Barack Obama is finally showing his opponents that he will stand up for human rights. Now, how about showing this toughness and release from Guantanamo those who have need been charged with any crime? How about taking on those police who refuse to behave as a member of a police force whose duty it to PROTECT PEOPLE! Go after the bad cops and support the good ones.

State Legislatures And Corruption

I am quite aware that members of the Republican Party hate Washington D.C. and seek to return power to the States of this land. It was two hundred years ago that our Founding Fathers created a nation in which power was divided between states and the Federal government. Of course, if anyone wants to discover the origin of most government corruption all she has to do is check up on her State Legislature. In New York for the past twenty years that body has been dominated by one, Sheldon Silver, a nice Jewish boy from the streets of New York City. He behaves like every Majority leader in any state legislature. Shelly believes that since he can decide which laws are passed then he is entitled to a few extra bucks for his willingness to provide any lobbyist with the joy of getting his desire made into a law. Prosecutors have finally, yes, finally, charged Shelly with making a few million dollars from lobbyists for laws.

Shelly is simply the tip of the iceberg of corruption and ignorance which rules our state legislatures. If you believe that John Boehner is in the pockets of millionaires just check the activities of men like Sheldon Silver. If one seeks power returned to state legislatures than one seeks to reward every lobbyist with access to power.

Time To Talk With Syrian Government?

The Foreign Minister of Denmark has suggested that is time to enter discussions with the brutal dictator of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad in order to move toward ending the horror that is known as the war in that land. During World War II, England and America formed an alliance with Soviet Russia’s dictator, Joseph Stalin. Why? They decided that Adolf Hitler and the German army were the greatest threats to the safety of the world. Stalin had murdered at least ten million of his own people, but as English Prime Minister Winston Churchill told a reporter who wondered why this staunch anti-Communist would ally with the Russian monster, “Sir, I would make an alliance with the Devil himself if it meant the survival of England.” Are there times when nations forge alliances with horrible leaders?

Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard made it clear: “it is obvious that Syria’s future needs to be negotiated.” So, how about shaking hands with the Devil and seek to end the daily murders in Syria which only result in more power for Islamic terrorists like ISIS? Sorry, we have to negotiate with Assad. The only way to end evil may require shaking hands with evil.

Any other suggestion on how to end the conflict in Syria?

New King In Saudi Arabia

There is a topic that no American president will ever discuss about the so-called “War On Terrorism.” Most terrorists obtained their idea about hatred of the West while studying ion a Madrassa. These “schools”are led by an imam who lacks any other education than having studied the Koran, and few of these teachers have any knowledge of constitutions or human rights. Of course, the, money for these hotbeds of violence was provided by the King of Saudi Arabia. You know, the nation that is allegedly our “ally” in the fight against terrorism. Saudi King Abdullah died yesterday and now he is followed by King Salman, naturally his name is much longer, but who cares. What can we expect from a King of Saudi Arabia?

1. Beheading of people will NOT cease. Steal a fig and lose your head.

2. Women will continue not being able to go to school with males.

3. Women will continue not being able to drive a car.

4. Money will continue to flow to those who hate the West.

5. Say the wrong word and get 1000 lashes on your back.

Unfortunately for Kings of Saudi Arabia, the bad guys will soon be in the land which rewards their behavior and guess who will confront bombs?

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

UK, Guardian” “Snow And Ice Alert”

I will skip this story.

France, Connexion: “Should We Say, Je Suis Ahmed?”

Heck, add whatever you want after, Je Suis!

Norway, Norway Post: “Norwegians Don’t Shop On Sundays”

Nor, do they go to church on Sundays.

Canada, Toronto Star: “News You May Have Missed”

Republicans were silent one night this week. Guess why?

Russia, Moscow Times: “Diesel Ban”

I guess that means no diesel cocktails tonight.

Horror Of Guantanamo Lives On

As you may recall we are a democratic nation which adheres to principles of justice and humanity. You may recall that incoming President Barack Obama promised to end the brutality that had been created by the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld trio who established a prison in Guantanamo in our part of Cuba. Of course, the rest of Cuba is controlled by communists who hate the rule of law and social justice. I assume since Americans were on Cuban soil what else could they do but behave like Communists running another gulag. Mohamedou Ould Slahi has spent the past twelve years in that inferno we call a “prison.” Yes, in the 1990s he did work for jihad in Afghanistan when that land was controlled by the Soviet Union. Of course, so was the CIA which funded Muslim jihad against the enemy of America. He was captured and since that day has never been charged with any crime. He has never seen a piece of evidence that links him with al-Qaeda. He has endured torture and brutality at the hands of those in the employ of President Obama, you know, the dude who was taught constitutional law!

US District Court Judge Jamews Robertson ordered the release of Mr. Slahi but Attorney General Eric Holder simply requested to appeal that verdict which means more years of delay. Mr. Slahi has just released his diary of brutality and abuse. When did it become part of the American story to torture and abuse people? What has happened to our nation and its standards of Law?