Category Archives: Gender Issues

Vladimir Is Upset!

Vladimir Putin is upset, and when the wise leader of Russia becomes agitated then we all should take another look at what we just did. After all, he is the guardian of Mother Russia, in fact, he is now Mother Russia. The European Union just reached a trade agreement with Ukraine which endeavored to stimulate trade and assist the nation in its efforts to become economically stable. For some strange reason, the European Union had this interesting idea that it could negotiate with Ukraine without consulting the man in the Kremlin! After all, He is The Man. So, his trade officials made clear to the European Union and Ukraine that further discussions between these two parties would have to be placed on hold until the legitimate desires of Mother Russia are met!

The Russian government insists the Russian”input” in this negotiation is vital in order to attain success. It wants “formulas to remove the concern of the Russian side.” I thought Ukraine was negotiating with the EU, so how come there is now a “Russian side?” Essentially, the Russian side demands that Ukraine trade with Russia based on conditions established by Russia.

By the way, what ever happened to the United States protecting the rights of free fade? Just asking.

Hey Mars, Here We Come!

The NASA space craft MAVEN will descend upon Mars some time this weekend. Its task is to check the Martian environment and atmosphere for any signs that at some point in the evolution of this planet that life existed. We Earth folk are interested in other planets because they just might possess the materials of life. Of course, this is important. After all, how certain are we that humans will be able to continue life on the planet named, Earth? Given our propensity for violence, death, destruction of one another, is there any guarantee that life will continue on this planet? I do understand that Captain Kirk and the Enterprise are voyaging among planets in the universe in order to decide which should join with Earth and create conditions for other Earth style planets.

Perhaps, the best thing we Earthians can do for Mars is to keep off their planet. Imagine the NRA on Mars? Can you just conceive a Ted Cruz and the Republican party in charge of an entire planet? On the other hand, since there currently are no life forms on Mars, how about sending this planet ISIS and other allied groups. They can enforce Sharia law, and live in a perfect old fashioned Muslim world without being pestered by all that modernity stuff! I say, MARS FOR ISIS! At least then they will be happy.

What A Wonderful Day

I awoke today, checked my newspapers, checked the Internet, and to my great surprise there was not a single example of some member of the National Football League or any member of a baseball team who slugged his girl friend, his fiancee, his wife or his mother. Wow! In fact, not an example of one of these tough guys who disciplined his child with a stick in order to teach the right way to behave. Something must be wrong today. After all, these guys are tough, they can endure pain, and they so enjoy inflicting pain. Of course, they are paid to inflict pain on other tough guys, not on women and children. I was raised in the slums of south Bronx in New York City at a time when poverty reigned the country. As a child, I was taught by older boys that, under no condition, should I strike a female or someone smaller than me.

That was the code of conduct of gangsters in my neighborhood. But, times have changed, and apparently so have tough guys. The old code of honor which prevented criminals from murdering women and children no longer exists. The evidence is clear, times have not gotten better-when it comes to abuse of women and children!

Another Death By American Society

I confess my confusion an ambiguity concerning the death penalty. It has never been clear in my mind as to whether or not society should kill a person. Lisa Coleman was put to death, naturally in the great state of Texas which, not only leads America in killing people, but leads the world. She was a horrible person who tortured and starved a nine year old boy. There simply are no redeeming aspects of her life. She was a brutal person who murdered an innocent child. My guts make me hate this creature. I seek revenge on her for the brutality, the murderous rage within her soul. I want to punish this creature. These are my feelings, these are my emotions. Kill the bitch!

On the other hand, my mind understands that killing a killer will not halt killing. My mind knows that violence begets violence. My mind knows there have been all too many examples of people being sent to their deaths based upon mistaken evidence. My mind knows that most civilized societies have ended the death sentence. Heck, our Supreme Court in the seventies declared the death sentence to be unconstitutional. I fear the use of a death sentence simply plays into the hands of NRA adherents who seek death to those who are “evil.” We kill, and NRA followers feel joy.

I have two opposing feelings. But, in the end, it is time to end killing.

Weapons Of Destruction For Schools

The Pentagon has become an important source of materials to assist in the education of children. It is now providing school districts with MRAP armored vehicles, grenade launchers and M16 rifles. The ostensible reason is providing schools with necessary weapons to use in case there is a shooting in the school. Throughout the history of school violence in the 20th century there is only ONE example of a school bombing. It happened in the 1920s when an adult became angry and blew up an elementary school. All other examples are of one or two boys securing guns, entering a school and shooting either children or teachers. This is a FACT, not an opinion.

So, how exactly does an armored vehicle fit into school bombings? Actually, we know the profile of school bombers.

1. They are white male teens living in a suburban or small town.

2. There is a history of bullying connected with the boys.

3. They are lonely and feel isolated.

There is not a single example of mass bombing in an urban school.

So, why the need for this useless equipment?

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

USA, New York Post: “Don’t Forget Your Gun”

Sound advice to cops out to shoot a dark skinned man.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Real Estate Boom In Arctic”

Each house comes with a furnished igloo!

Israel, Jerusalem Post: “Motorist Dies When Car Hits Truck”

So, how about the truck, is it still alive?

Russia, Moscow Times: “Russian Election”

Gee, I wonder who won?

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Working On Trust Issues”

Hopefully, Oscar has work cut out for him with next girl friend!

FLASH: US Senate Will Solve A Problem!

US Senator Maria Cantwell from the great state of Washington is demanding action in order to address a major issue confronting Americans society. She is prepared to introduce legislation that would remove tax privileges currently enjoyed by the National Football League because it refuses to change the name of the Washington Redskins. Apparently the Senator is that much concerned about medical issues to football players such as brain concussions, but she is worried about the name of a team. I wonder is she is also concerned about:

Minnesota Vikings. This name insults those who come from Norway!

Arizona Cardinals– a blatant insult to all Catholics!

New Orleans Saints–another insult to Catholics

How about the San Francisco Forty-Niners. Don’t we care about those who came to California in the 1840s?

Chicago Bears– I checked with some bears and they are furious their name is being used by a football team.

My ram friends are still upset their name is being used by a football team.

The Boston Patriots are a blatant insult to our Founding Fathers!

How about actually passing some laws that will reduce injury to players??

RUN FOR COVER, THE Bad PEOPLE ARE COMING!!

ISIS did it again. It released some footage that depicts the White House along with scenes of American tanks being blasted to pieces. Another ISIS triumph in getting Americans to fear this terrorist group. Over half of the American population actually believes they are personally threatened by a group of black dressed men waving guns back in Iraq. One in three Americans believes they might be killed by ISIS nut cases. IN other words, 30,000 black dressed men lacking missiles, planes,ships, are somehow going to get to America and storm the White House while American troops stand by in fear of their lives. This attitude is hysteria gone wild. THERE IS NO POSSIBLE WAY ISIS CAN THREATEN THE LIVES OF AMERICANS! On the other hand:

1. Over 25,000 American die in car accidents each year.

2. Over 25,000 Americans die in gun shootings each year.

3. America has among the worst figures in death of babies in the world.

4. America now ranks 22nd in the world in terms of life expectancy.

The above figures are threats to the live of Americans, not ISIS!

Why Are People Sent To Jail?

It would be difficult for modern Americans to realize that during the 18th and 19th centuries American ideas on handling criminals impacted the thinking of Europeans. Once upon a time we Americans were regarded as leaders in the handling of criminal system. The original idea propagated in America was that jail served as an opportunity to rehabilitate those who engaged in crime. Of course, this concept is now the purpose of prisons in many nations such as Sweden or Norway. The American idea that criminals can be rehabilitated has long fell out of favor. Instead, people are sent to jail as punishment and the purpose of prison time is to make them experience the horror of being under control of guards whose only thought is keeping prisoners under control.

Rine lima-Marin at age 20 was criminal. Together with friends he robbed video stores, engaged in kidnapping of people and was caught. He was sentenced to life in prison. By mistake, he was released on parole in 2008. He returned home, married his girl friend, got a job and had two children. There are no reports that he did anything wrong during this time period. In other words, he was rehabilitated. But, the error was discovered and back in prison he went. His family and church supporters are asking that he be allowed to return home and continue his successful process of rehabilitation.

Just remember it cost society about $30,000 year to keep someone in jail. Multiply that figure by 70 and you will learn the cost of returning a rehabilitated man to jail!

Republicans Support Equal Pay For Wealthy Folk

There are few certainties in life, but when it comes to anything to do with equal pay for women, one can bet the Republican party will take a strong stand in favor of fairness. Of course, when Republicans mention the word, “fairness,” they mean we should be fair to those who run corporations. Democrats in the US Senate introduced a bill that called for fairness in pay and “lost”because they were only to persuade 52 to vote for it while 40 opposed. The proposed law would prevent corporations from paying women less than men when both were doing the same job. Rushing to the rescue of women from this horrible idea was Senator Mitch McConnell. He is terribly concerned for women, and once they can earn as much as men, there is only one outcome–they will lose their jobs!

Let the wise man speak: “At the time when the Obama economy is already hurting women so much, this legislation would double down on the problem while lining the pockets of trial lawyers.” If women have the right to sue to obtain equal pay this means the law only benefits trial lawyers. If there is one group Republicans hate it is trial lawyers. Of course, they love trial lawyers who ensure that businessmen never pay high taxes.