Category Archives: George Bush

Missing Plane Theories

An important goal of this blog is keeping the public up to date regarding breaking news in the world. In an endeavor to discover what happened to the plane that fell from the air and no one knows where it landed, so we asked some experts to explain.

Tea Party: What else do you expect when you elect savages from Africa as your leader? Just another Obama bungle.

George Bush: I think the pilot discovered the Weapons of Mass Destruction and was thus blown out of the sky before he could tell their location.

Rural Christian American: It was the anti-Christ come down to punish we sinners. Remember the plane was loaded with Muslims!

Mitt Romney: If you only allowed the wealthy to fly the skies no such events would ever occur.

Sarah Palin: Did you note that Hillary Clinton was not on the plane? Is that a coincidence?

Vladimir Putin: We had to take defensive action against Fascists from the Ukraine.

Taliban Leader: Mess with us and you can expect to get blown up, you infidel!!

John Boehner: The solution to finding this plane is reducing taxes on the wealthy and emphasizing individualism!

Barack Obama: I know what happened but it would require you to take a graduate course in philosophy before I could explain the entire event.

John McCain: One Word: BENGHAZI!

GOD: I have enough problems explaining you Earth life forms to the other Gods!

Words Of Wisdom From Chairman Huckbee

Confession Time: I confess, at points, being utterly confused when Republican leaders describe the United States of America compared what I experience as to life in the United States of America in dear old conservative St. Louis county. Listening to the recent speech Mike Huckabee gave to the Conservative Political Action Conference left me speechless since I live in a very conservative part of America and nothing he describes is ever witnessed in my daily life. For example:

“I know that the Second Amendment is the only last resort we have in this country to protect all other freedoms that we enjoy and God help us if we every forget that.”
REALITY: Every major political position is held by Republicans.
Guns are available to any and all nut cases seeking to carry them, openly or concealed.

The government is “picking everything from kids’ menus to where they go to school.
REALITY: Since childhood and teaching junior and senior high school in both liberal political settings and very conservative, the School Board set the menu and the School Board decided where kids went to school. This has been going on for over a hundred years!

“There’s something wrong when the government kidnaps children from their families.”
REALITY: I watch Law and Order and other such programs which depict how the government seeks to find kidnapped children. So, what the hell is this nut case talking about???

I Reserve The Right…

Each day I give a blessing to God that he has made certain that America is defended by his chosen son, Ted Cruz, and the brave men and women of the Tea Party. These brave souls have been fighting to preserve the right of every God fearing decent Christian in America to have the right to decide whether he or she has to serve the pervert gays and lesbians. I thought it might be beneficial to list the rights which every Christian is entitled to in the United States of America:

1. I reserve the right to look you in the eye and decide that you are a gay and lesbian and then refuse any service requested.

2. I reserve the right to not pay income taxes since my religion forbids supporting a government that hates Jesus Christ.

3. I reserve the right to shoot anyone whose gaze toward me sends a chill down my back.

4. I reserve the right to have those with black skins walk on the other side of the street. Check the Constitution if you doubt this right!

5. I reserve the right to insist that teachers who teach my children have a white skin and are of the Christian faith.

6. I reserve the right to live in a neighborhood with those of my religious faith.

7. I reserve the right to have the power to do whatever any right I want insists that I do.

Cry For Venezuela

The government of Venezuela led by Nicolas Maduro is a throw back to another time and place. Its origin began in 1953 when some idealist Cuban college students attempted to over throw their dictator, a man named Batista and failed. One of the students eventually succeeded and his name was Fidel Castro. So, he created what is termed a “Socialist” government in Cuba that became a model for some people in Venzuela who has been attempting for a decade to create a dream world in Venezuela they term a “Socialist” world. Of course, what they term to be “Socialist” is, in reality, a warmed over version of the decrepit theory of “Russian communism.” Nicolas used to drive a bus but thanks to Hugo Chavez he became a vice president and when Hugo died he became a president. It is sort of a long jump from driving a bus to driving a nation.

At present inflation has gone through the roof, one has difficulty finding a roll of toilet paper and the Maduro government believes it should shower money on the poor in order to create a conflict between the poor and middle class. There have been demonstrations, the army and local thugs have killed over a dozen people and Nicolas insists things are great in Venezuela. Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the UN is begging Nicolas to talk and cease murdering people.

I shortly expect President Putin to send a few billion dollars along with toilet paper in order to wipe out opposition to the government of Venezuela!

ON LEADERSHIP

In a recent New Yorker article President Obama discussed his leadership style and reflected on what had occurred during his presidential tenure. He continues to insist that passage of the Affordable Care Act HAD to proceed that first year even as millions of Americans were losing their jobs or losing homes because they could not pay the mortgage. A leader focuses on issues that most impact the people of a nation. In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt focused primarily on getting people back to work and within four months, about 4,000,000 who had been unemployed were working for the government in building new roads or bridges or hospitals or painting or performing in an orchestra. THE most important facet of being a human is the sense that ONE is engaged in meaningful functions where they be raising children or performing a job. Barack Obama is an academic who lacks a sense of the lives of ordinary people.

What is most interesting about the New Yorker article is how a young boy raised in a family that had emotional and financial issues is so divorced from the millions who confront those issues in everyday life. What is also very interesting if the complete avoidance by Obama of how a President has the responsibility of informing the nation as to what is going on and how their needs will be addressed. Franklin Roosevelt met with the press every week and had informal radio chats to discuss issues. John F.Kennedy constantly interacted with the media. One might count the number of press conferences he has held on the fingers of both hands.

He has never talked WITH PEOPLE, he has TALKED TO PEOPLE. For a man of eloquence he lacks any sense of how to convey complex issues in a manner that anyone can grasp.

Oh, by the way, no discussion about his concern to “get Osama bin Laden” had absolutely NO impact on terrorism!!

Down In Size, But Up In Ability?

It has been many years since an American president had the courage to confront our military leaders and demand they create a modern armed force that meets the needs of modern life. President Eisenhower was the last president who seriously reduced the military budget, he could get away with it having been a famous general. There is absolutely no need for more jet planes, huge tank forces and all those aircraft carriers. Those are weapons for a war against another modern military force, and no such animal exists in the Middle East. We now require mobile fast moving armed force in which soldiers are trained to fight a guerrilla style war in which jet planes will be of scant use. The proposed budget for out armed forces will 490,000 to about 440,000 the lowest level since 1940. Some proposed planes like the A-10 are being cancelled.

I am certain Republican members of Congress who want to cut out “waste” in Food Stamps will be up in arms at the cancellation of new jet planes that are not needed. We need our military leaders to devote the coming year studying what would constitute the best form of modern military force and cease worrying about weapons that please members of Congress seeking goodies for their districts.

Liberation Not Liberated

Ah, how I remember my student days in Paris back in the fifties when one could approach a newsstand and select from among over a dozen newspapers representing every political viewpoint under the sun. Unlike the world of the Internet, these papers were staffed by people who had studied and actually read books and magazines prior to writing about the issues of the day. Liberation was founded by the great French writer, Jean Paul Sartre asa left wing voice in France. Today, like most newspapers, it struggles for its existence with “ONLY” 100,000 readers. Just think, each day a few hundred thousand read articles from those with leftist perspectives. But, owners of the newspaper announced a plan that would cease publication of Liberation and utilize its facilities for other purposes. It would become a “social network” area in which there would be a restaurant, a TV studio, and facilities to encourage start up ventures. I assume reporters would become waiters wandering around talking left wing ideas with patrons.

Eduoard de Rothschild, from a family with a few bucks and part owner of Liberation made clear to the staff if they refuse the new idea, “what’s at stake is its death.” The staff responded with a statement: “we are a newspaper, not a restaurant, not a social network, not a cultural space, not a TV studio, not a bar, and not a start up incubator.”

Death of another newspaper.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Bitch”

Complaint or person is the question?

Indonesia, Jakarta Post: “Madonna In Haiti To Seek Work”

I thought she went to under developed nations to seek kids to adopt.

Sweden, Local: “Drug Dealer Sends Bill To Police”

For finding him or not finding him?

Netherlands, Dutch News: “Pigs Are On Fire”

Ready made bacon if you ask me.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “School Exam Thieves Found”

I assume those who found them get an A for effort.

Russia, Moscow Times: “My Great Sochi Adventure”

Whipping Pussy Riot singers?

USA, aol: “”Cavity Fighting Gum”

I’ll chew on this story.

Good Old Days?

The Republican party insists this nation must return to the “good old days” when real Americans were in charge of the country. You know, the period from 1890 to 1924 when twenty four million ( a million each year) came to America in search of riches and a life freed from daily brutality. In 1914 one out of four Americans was either an immigrant or the child of one. Yes, the good old days when those “furriers” spoke English and respected American culture by eating good old fashioned American foods such as spaghetti or bagels or tacos. Perhaps, the Tea Party wants to go further back into the Good Old Days when them furrin Catholics like the Irish arrived speaking a strange form of English, drinking themselves drunk with whiskey or perhaps they mean them furring Germans who brought beer and other such customs to the American scene. Arriving with Irish Catholics came the original urban slums and dirt and horse shit in the streets along with criminal gangs.

Of course, there were not any of our furrin Mooselems among these hordes of criminals and drunken bums, just good old American Catholics and drunks! We did not have Muslims among us, but we did have children working in coal mines, over a hundred thousand prostitutes in New York City and political bosses who persuaded poor folk to vote the “right” way. There has always been a group to be despised, always a group to pick up the shit most Americans would not touch. And, above all, there was always a new foreign born people to dig our ditches, die in our mines and beg on the streets of our city. THOSE were the GOOD OLDE DAYS OF OUR YOUTH

There has always been some group at the bottom, and, of course, some group at the top who enjoyed slandering the poor, who once were their parents. Stick around long enough, and there will be people to blame for your troubles!

THE FUTURE OF WORK IN AMERICA

In the coming months we will offer a series of articles dealing with the future of 21st Century America.

FUTURE OF WORK

A century ago when Kodak company was formed to deliver pictures to Americans at the peak of its success over 100,000 people worked in this industry. Today, corporations like Google or Facebook employ a few hundred and are multi billion organizations. What happened? About sixty years ago in the aftermath of World War II, technology was introduced to the OFFICE much as it had been introduced a hundred years prior to the productive components of modern industrialization. At the origin of the Industrial Revolution there were jobs requiring physical strength, but slowly and gradually technology entered and it began to assume the task of physical labor not only in the factory but on the farm. Today, a million fewer automobile workers produce more cars than were required fifty years ago.

Computers are developing greater and greater ability to do work that previously was done by humans. Nothing can prevent this trend. Whether it is a hundred, or five hundred or a thousand years from now, robots will do the work that is now being done by humans. It is simply a matter of time. What exactly cannot be accomplished in 3000 that is currently being done by a human in 2014?

The future is clear. The human race will either do the following:

1. Restrict which jobs that can only be done by humans.
2. Place a quota in each occupation as to which jobs are done by humans and which by technology.
3. Identify only human type jobs.
4. Recognize that leisure is the logical outcome of technology driven societies.
5. Establish leisure driven societies in which humans engage in labor that best is done by humans.

We will continue this discussion.