Category Archives: Human Rights

ONLY IN AMERICA

Every so often having nothing better to do in my life, I make lists as to why America is such an exceptional nation.

1. We are the only industrial nation that does not have paid leave for those having babies.

2. We rank God knows where in our fast trains.

3. We are the only nation that has God on our side.

4. We have absolutely no interest in our infrastructure.

5.We definitely lead the world in the number of peoples seeking the nation’s top job.

6. We are the birth place of Donald Trump, trump that,I dare you!

7. We definitely lead the world in possession of guns. Take that,ISIS!

8. We lead the world in the number of people in prison.

9. We lead the world in the number of people killed by guns.

10.We definitely will not be the place that Jesus comes to when he returns.

On Debts And Greece

I have reached the point where any story discussing the plight of Greece just does not register with me. I wonder:

1. How does one collect on a nation that will not pay its debts?

2. Should we send in the Mafia to collect the debts?

3. If the EU takes over Greece,can they sell the Parthenon?

4. OK, Greece is dead broke, so how does someone or some nation that is dead broke pay up?

Solution:

Have Greece become the 51st state and Greeks can handle picking apples and being nannies.

Ted Cruz will like them because they are not from Mexico.

Things That Will Never Happen

There are some adults in the Education Ministry in Turkey who apparently believe they still reside in the 19th century when adults ruled an youngsters knew their place in life. New edicts from the Ministry of Education make it illegal for students to use the social media without permission of their teachers. They also cannot share photos. The adults insist they are simply doing what is best for youngsters. Oh, kids can go to jail if they slander a school employee, act in a way contrary to national values, sentimental vaqueros public morality.”

Now that the law has been laid down,I await the enforcement of these interesting ideas. I hate to tell adults in Turkey,but teens are light years beyond anything banning use of social media. Want to be who wins this fight?

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Mystery Man”

The guy who places his name in the sweepstakes for the Republican nomination.

Sweden,Local: “Coming Up Short”

I do not think 16 candidates for the presidency are sufficient choices for America.

France, Connexion: “End Mixed Marriages”

Do not allow males to marry female horses?

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Golden Toilet Seat”

Definitely the only one that Donald Trump would sit on.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Cheap Work For Sale”

The only kind allowed in America.

Who CaresAbout Environment?

Just about any article that includes any reference to Justice Anthony Scalia includes a line about his wonderful mind that allegedly is the hallmark of this brilliant legal scholar. Justice Scalia wrote the majority opinion in a decision dealing with efforts to curb pollution. The Environment Protection Agency has been seeking to impose limits as to how business enterprises can pollute. Justice Scalia used the argument that imposing such regulations would impair profits of business. In other words any equation dealing with pollution must take care not to impose restrictions as to how much business enterprises can earn in profit.

This from a man who claims to be a legal scholar. If the issue is preserving this planet,then profits be damned! The only equation worth a damn these days is the one which places survival of the planet first and first and first!

Confederate Flag Is Lowered

Confession. When I was in the US Army during the Korean War most of my buddies were boys from North Carolina or Georgia or Virginia and we usually had humorous encounters about being “Johnny Rebs” or “Damn Yankees.” We did love one another and would never abandon one another but the Johnny Rebs insisted they so loved the Confederate flag. In reality,the only flag they pledged allegiance to was the stars and stripes. I have read about one thousand dealing with the subject of the Civil War. I DO understand the emotions that conflict arouses in many Southern hearts. But, I was part of the process when we integrated the 7th Army in Germany and all my Southern buddies welcomed Negro troops into the barracks and expected those from the South to play on the Confederate team in a basketball game.

On the day Robert E.Lee surrendered his forces, a crowd rushed to the White House. Abraham Lincoln came out. He pointed to a band and said.”Play Dixie.” Playing the song of Johnny Rebs did not mean Lincoln was ignoring slavery. He just wanted everyone to move on from the Civil War.

It is about time all Americans did so.

Chris Christie Throws Body Into Ring

It is Wednesday and we have nothing new to report except the arrival of another clown in the circus that will continue performing until next July. The sound you heard yesterday was the body of Chris Christie informing the world that he is one tough dude who will tell it like it is. My confusion is that here in Chicago Donald Trump told a sell-out crowd that he is the only person in the current circus who not only knows how to perform before an audience but is the only one who can tell it like it is.

There are reports that Governor Christie would rather perform outside the state of New Jersey, given that his approval rate is now about 30% in his home state.The state of New Jersey is heavily in debt due to the work of Governor Christie and people are bored to death with his alleged
“toughness.” Most believe he is more akin to a bully than to a statesman.

Anyway, he is another candidate who has reached the 2% level which means he will be on the Fox News Secondcomedy program.

AIPAC Strikes Again

In 1967, Israel armed forces launched a surprise attack upon several Arab nations including Jordan and Egypt. Historians even today argue as to whether or not there was a real threat of an attack by Egypt upon Israel. It is doubtful if we ever will know the real story regarding a possible secret attack by Egyptian forces. But, we do know that when Israel captured what is known as the “West Bank”(then part of Jordan) it was assuming control of a Palestine area the UN in 1948 assigned to Palestinians. Israel “supporters” and personally doubt if these people actually support an Israel goal of living at peace with Arab nations, insist the Israel government has a right to occupy and posses the West Bank. I gather that God assigned this piece of Earth to Jews.

Republicans and Democrats in Congress added an item to a trade bill with Europe which requires American officials to lobby Europeans to end boycotts of Israel goods from the West Bank. Talk about intruding in the affairs of other sovereign nations! President Obama justifiably was critical of this blatant attack upon the right of European nations to make foreign policy decisions. Some Israelis insist that God is on their side, just as the Ted Cruz crowd believe God is on THEIR side.

We do know that God is really on the side of Donald Trump.

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

My dream is to hear the conversation between God and Donald Trump.

The Republican nightmare is having Trump on a stage with other presidential candidates.

There is no question that Donald Trump is the Christmas gift to all gag writers.

I wonder how Donald talks with his children?

Does Donald say, “I trump you” while playing cards?

I would so enjoy hearing a conversation between Trump and Justice Scalia.

I assume Donald is the one who says, “God Bless You.” That is, to God.

Donald Is Upset

There are moments when I would so wish to be a bug who resides inside the head of Donald Trump in order to grasp the working of a mind that is intent on winning the nomination for president. The other day he informed America that hordes of Mexicans were swarming over the border and “they are bringing drugs, crime and rapists” into our fair nation. NBC reacted with vengeance and made clear to the Trump man that his services were no longer needed and he could pack up his Mss America and Miss Universe events and no longer come to their TV studios. “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are the cornerstone of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statement by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationships with Mr. Trump.”

This is shocking news for those who believe in the Trump man.I strongly support the efforts of Donald Trump to run for president. Just imagine, each day he is in the race, anyone writing about politics has a material for comic comments. Of course, the Donald Man is upset at the “weak and foolish” ideas of NBC. OH,and Donald wants all them rapists and drug lords to know that “I love Mexican people.”