Category Archives: George Bush

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Norway, Norway Post: “Social Worker Guilty Of Sex With Clients”

Now, this is one social worker who seeks to get close to her client.

USA, aol: “Sue Over Frozen Dinner”

At least you could warm up the frozen dinner!

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Terror Camps Active”

If you are going to have terrorists, the least you can do is let them do their job.

China, China Daily: “Should Nude Tourists Be Blacklisted?

They should be seen but not heard.

Egypt, al-Ahram: “Stop Makine Home Made Bombs”

Idiot,not in the house, go outside and play!

The American Politician

I confess to having been born at another time in another America when those of differing political views had lunch together, played poker together and even went out for a drink with one another. Heck, there used to be an annual softball game between Democrats and Republicans. The current hatred between those of the two major parties only has one prior comparison, the years of 1860 and 1861 when the nation was torn apart due to the election of Abraham Lincoln who most Southerners believe wanted to end their precious slavery and take away their property rights. It is amazing how contemporary members of the Republican party echo these fears. Nonstop rants about property, shouts about the man from Africa, oh, that was a common charge about Abraham Lincoln. The gap grows wider each day between members of our two leading parties.

I was recently reading a book which dealt with George Washington during the 1780s when the nation lacked an efficient central government. Washington was upset at the lack of a powerful central government which could control and dominate states that lacked any sense of being part of an AMERICA. He completely opposed state rights and thought believing in one’s state before the nation was the hallmark of a political leader lacking faith in the United States of America. It is no surprise that the new Constitution begins with a statement about “we people” rather than “we states.”

A major problem with modern American politicians is their lack of knowledge about the history of this nation. If one serves in Congress then one serves the American people, not your congressional district and not your state. How about requiring politicians to pass a test on American history??

So, What Goes On Facebook?

There is an ongoing problem for those who run Facebook since several nations in the world define “defamation” as synonymous with writing the truth about dictatorial regimes. Turkey has numerous laws which make it a crime to say anything about the Armenian genocide, oops, I just broke the laws of Turkey by employing those two words-Armenians and genocide. China constantly demands removal of comments that represent the idea of free speech because in the land of China those in authority decide who can speak and what anyone can say. Thus the issue confronting Mark Zuckerberg is whether or not to accept these restrictions and allow Facebook to continue functioning around the world. Imagine if Nazi Germany was around and Hitler decided what could or could not be stated on Facebook?

I do not know the answer to this question. It must be extremely difficult for Zuckerberg to run an organization which daily confronts issues of free speech. I admire him for his efforts to continue Facebook as an an important institution while at the same time being controlled by petty dictators. This is one complex problem that is the complex problem for Mark, not Fred!

Bibi Says The Hell With Palestinians!

There is one thing certain about Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu–he wants to create a system of apartheid in Israel under which those who are Jews have all the power and those who are Muslims or Christians lack any power or semblance of equal rights. Bibi made it clear that if he continues in office there will NOT be a Palestinian state. He insists that Palestinian leaders must accept the concept that Israel is a JEWISH STATE. Of course, at this moment in time one our of five people in Israel is either a Muslim or Christian. The sad aspect of this situation is how many American Jews go along with the
Bibi madness which prevents any resolution of problems between Jews and Muslims. If one accepts the Bibi idea that Israel is a Jewish state, does this mean the United States of America is a CHRISTIAN STATE?

Just remember that what we now term, the United States of America, was founded by Christians seeking a homeland for CHRISTIANS! The election of Benjamin Netanyahu means the end of hope for peace between Jews and Muslims in Palestine. The situation in Israel is sad, but what is even sadder is the situation in America in which Jews support the destruction of democracy in Israel. Bibi says the hell with Palestinians which should lead American Jews to say–the hell with Netanyahu!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Australia, Canberra Times: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Just trust our job creators to create high paying $8 an hour jobs!

Canada, Toronto Star: “I Am Going To Mars”

Any place to escape Republican congressmen.

France, Connexion: “This Is A Good Steak”

I will stake my reputation on this.

Sweden, Local: “Cover Your Eyes I Will Be Tearful”

Another promise from John Boehner.

China, China Daily: “Keep Peiping Population Down”

Just have adults sleep in separate beds.

John Voight Speaks

I somehow stumbled upon the words of movie actor, John Voight and was surprised to learn that in addition to the craft of acting, this man is a noted expert on politics and world affairs. I thought it only fair that I should share his words of wisdom with the world:

“Barack Obama does not love America”

“John Voight loves John Voight”

“John Voight loves Republicans”

“john Voight loves money”

“Obama does not love Israel”

I assume:

“John Voight loves Bibi”

I get confused, why should any American president have to “love Israel?”

OOPs I was informed by Ted Cruz that in the second amendment in addition to saying one must love guns also says, one must love Israel!

By the way, is there anything in the Constitution that says one must love “America?”

The Genocide That Never Was

At least once year the government of Turkey becomes upset and is ready to send in its army against those who dare to utter the word, ARMENIAN particularly if it is followed by the word, GENOCIDE. Actually, it is against the law in Turkey to make the absurd claim there was ever a war on the part of any turkish government against its Armenian citizens. For some unknown reason during World War I about a million or so Armenians then residing in the Ottoman empire simply vanished. Let me offer some explanations as to their disappearance:

1. They were taken away in alien space ships.

2. They decided to commit mass suicide.

3. They migrated to the US and their descendants now reside in the state of California.

4. They joined the Russian army and were killed by Germans.

5. Jews somehow murdered them all.

But, there is one thing that is certain– no Turkish soldier murdered any Armenian.

Will Israelis Vote With Minds?

In the coming days the people of Israel will cast their ballots and decide whether or not sanity rules rather than hysteria. Israel was founded as the one nation in the Middle East which was centered in an ethos of democracy and concern for all people. It arose in a world of dictatorships and had a foreign policy that wanted peace in the region.By the way in earlier days Israel had excellent relations with Turkey and even Iran. It was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who transformed the friends of Israel in Turkey into enemies. It is the policies of Benjamin Netanyhu which have led to the current situation in which the President of the United States of America no longer trusts or respects the government of Israel. The current isolation of Israel was created by Bibi and his American Jewish billionaires.

The voters in Israel w8iill determine if their country becomes part of those in the world seeking peace in the Middle East or whether Israel decides o walk the road leading to war and apartheid.

Alienated Americans

Over a hundred city years ago Karl Marx identified the concept of ALIENATION. He argued that modern industrial life resulted in those at work lacking a sense of accomplishment and that life had been transformed into an exchange of money. Old concepts of community were being ripped apart and an individual inhabited a world in which one felt apart from the society. In the last election in American fewer than forty percent of Americans actually cast a ballot. The great Republican victory involved a minority of Americans although those who hate Obama would never hesitate to vote against him. I have yet to encounter anyone under the age of 35 who has complete faith and trust in a political leader. The prevailing mode of thinking is that all politicians are corrupt and government has nothing to do with their lives other than to make them pay taxes. There is no sense of community in America. We just had 47 American US Senators display a disregard for the political process in which a president negotiates and then Congress has an input. Just imagine if in 1941 US Senators wrote Adolf Hitler in order to make clear that President Franklin Roosevelt did not speak for America.

Our young people are adrift in a society which does not give them a sense of purpose. They do their jobs and for many that job does not convey a sense of purpose of self fulfillment. They are alone and apart from their fellow citizens. Of course for half this century young male Americans came together in the armed forces and learned the meaning of being part of American society. Unfortunately, Barack Obama never understood the importance of speaking with the American people and he disregarded the power of press conferences in getting across a sense of dialogue with Americans.

So, we exist, just exist and we do not belong.

Iraq Wars Go On

Anyone under the age of 26 has spent half her or his life in a world in which there is a war in Iraq that somehow effects the lives of Americans. The closest analogy in American history was the war in Vietnam. Of course there was a Cold War for half a century, but this conflict dealt more with political issues than with armies engaged in killing one another. The latest chapter in the Iraq wars is now taking place on the outskirts of Tikrit which is the first step on the road to Mosul. As you recall it was several months ago that ISIS forces attacked Mosul only to discover that four divisions of Iraq soldiers simply put down their weapons and fled for their lives even though they outnumbered ISIS at least four to one.

At this moment, an Iraq army led by Iranian officers is attacking Tikrit and will soon take this city. For the first time Iraq soldiers believe their leaders represent something important to the lives of Iraq people. Sorry, American military personnel were never able to convey this concept. They always represented the non-Muslim West. Let’s see how the Iranian officers run this war. Remember, the enemy of my enemy is my friend!