Category Archives: Human Rights

Another Hairy Story

The most dramatic change in my 86 years of life has been the incredible interest in what people wear on the top of their head. I was raised as a Conservative Jew in a world in which men had a yarmulke and many women covered their head. Males and females in the synagogue had something on their head. Of course, in those days, professional women would not be caught in public without a beautiful hat. But, these days in countries like France hardly a day goes by without some incident about what woman placed on her head.

Asma Bougnaoui is a French design engineer and she committed the unpardonable sin of  coming to work with a headscarf. Her boss insisted this garment on her head “embarrassed”fellow workers. They insisted that if she wanted a  job, no headscarf at any time. She is appealing this decision.

Who Is Number Two?

It now appears certain that Donald Trump will announce on Friday who will be his running mate. We offer a preview as to which of the current three favorites will by the choice of the Donald man.

1. Chris Christie: He offers to Donald the only person seeking the office of vice president who cannot touch his toes without bending his knees. He definitely makes Donald come across as a physical fitness freak, another John F. Kennedy. No other contender can match Chris when it comes to serving at the valet of Trump, just observe his blank face listening intently to whatever Donald says or does not say.No other politician can close down the George Washington Bridge and cause chaos and disorder. Of course, the only problem with his candidacy is that if he ever tripped and fell on Trump, that would be a case of second degree murder.

2. Newt Gingrich: Newt offers Donald an unusual campaign strength that no other Republican can match. If Newt and Donald are the ticket, this will be the first time in the history of presidential politics when the the ticket has two men who have had SIX WIVES! Just remember, when it comes to closing down Washington, no one can surpass the record of Newt. And, just remember, Newt predicted that if he was elected president, the US would have a moon colony by 2020. We definitely will need one since Americans have to be offered and alternative to President Donald Trump.

3. Governor Pence of Indiana. When American become pensive about their future, it is wonderful to have a vice president with the name of pence. He is governor of the state you drive across to get to Chicago. Oh, he has white hair which goes well with the red hair of our hero. Beyond these factors, I, like most Americans doesn’t have the faintest idea as to who is Pence or what he has ever done.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer  observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I would welcome, for once, someone on these days of grief actually proposing ways to end violence.

Ben Carson speaks softly and utters nonsense.

Chris Christie can not avoid his ponderous heavy set presence.

So how come, we now have a record number of home runs in baseball?

Every speaker urges we  should come together–and do what?

End the Internet if you want to end violence, it is the educator of violence.

Perhaps, if we came together and had sex, it might reduce violence.

 

Familiar Voices, Old Tunes

Once again in the United States of America, black males were shot, white males were shot, however, as far as I can determine, no green males were shot. Of course, on the advanced planet of Xul, they never got around to inventing guns or bombs or whatever. We once again heard the voices of peace and serenity emphasize that all shootings must cease, now and forever. President Obama praised police for their heroism, he emphasized that black lives matter, that white lives matter, heck, he was even ready to emphasize that green lives matter.

HOWEVER, when the issue of  how to end these shootings was raised, the old voices shouted loud and clear– I GOT MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HAVE A GUN! Of course, that was NEVER the intention of our Founding Fathers who made clear they only wanted guns in the hands of a MILITIA.

Anyway, this week will witness one voice after another praising police, praising peaceful people who march without guns. BUT, there will be no ACTION to take away guns from people, and only allow the cops to carry guns. If those who praise cops really want to protect cops, they would BAN ALL WEAPONS in the hands of those who are NOT cops!

Islamic State Is Shrinking

Donald Trump is going to carpet bomb the hell out of ISIS, and get rid of any and all terrorists so once again, America can stand tall. Well, examine the record:

1. ISIS has already lost control of 40% of land it once held.

2. Town after town in Iraq has fallen to the Iraq government, and Fallujah no longer has any ISIS terrorists.

3. During the ISIS flight from Fallujah,an estimated 2,000 of their fighters was killed by air attacks. Oh,Donald, American pilots dropped bombs. OH,there was no need to ‘carpet bomb’ because ISIS fighters were out in the open.

4. ISIS slowly, but surely, is being forced from their positions in Syria. Everything  Donald promises to do, IS already being done!

5. The central issue which Trump does not even understand is -what is the strategy once ISIS no longer controls areas in the Middle East? How will ISIS then function? What will be the strategy once ISIS lacks a geographic area under its control?

Donald, do you even know what has happened to ISIS in the Middle East?

Ah, We Remember You Guys Well

On Monday the Republican convention begins which means, finally, finally, it is the end of the primary battles to decide who is the nominee. We thought it only appropriate to offer a fond farewell to those brave souls who once sought to become the Republican candidate for president.

1. I asked my wife if she recalled Bobby Jindal. Her response, as that of millions, most probably was” “Who?” She had no clue who this guy was or what he ever did. Does anyone know he was a governor of Louisiana?

2. Mike Huckabee is among my favorites. No one was better at displaying his direct contact with God, who he promised was a closet Republican.

3. Carly, Carly, stumbling over chairs, falling off platforms, and shouting with a  loud voice that she hated Hillary more than the other candidates hated her. Stumble on through life.

4. Jeb,Jeb, thee of the Bush clan, defeated, but unbowed. Have a beer for me and jump out of  a plane with dad.

5. Ben Carson, some seek the presidency in order to pass some laws, Ben, had but one dream –to sell his books and pray to God.

6. Rand Paul, son of a Paul who also sought the presidency, like father like son, gracefully disappearing into the shadows of life.

7. Scott Walker, he disappeared so soon, we never got a chance to learn why he was incompetent and a nasty little man.

8. Rick Perry, so sorry they never asked you to name members of the Cabinet this time around. You were prepped with the names of two such people.

9. Ted Cruz, self righteous, bombastic, believer he was the smartest one in class, and the one destined to become school president.

10. Chris Christie, the only one who left the race to become a valet and shoe shine buddy of Donald Trump.

We miss these guys and the dozen others who also ran.

Let’s Shoot Ourselves!

I watched an interview with a supporter of Bernie Sanders who made clear that she would NOT vote for Hillary Clinton. She is now considering voting for Donald Trump. So, who the hell are these supporters of Bernie Sanders? As I recall, Bernie is for free college for students, he is for a national health care system, he is for ending wars in the Middle East, he is for higher taxes on the wealthy, and so on and so on. So, who is Donald Trump?

He is for deporting 11 million Hispanic immigrants.

He is for LOWER taxes on the wealthy.

He is for MORE wars in the Middle East.

He doesn’t give a shit about student loans or lower college tuition.

Yet, idiot Sanders supporters would rather have Trump than Clinton! It is the Sanders supporters who in their righteous anger will allow the despicable Trump to become president!!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Surprise! Donald is running on a ticket promising LAW AND ORDER!

These past few nights have witnessed one cliche after another cliche about the issue of cops shooting black males.

I would appreciate, although it will never happen,hearing the specific Laws that Donald wants and what does he mean by –ORDER?

Once I become dictator, my first edict will ban any discussions of emails –from whomever to whoever!

I suspect most Americans are more bored than angry.

Gee, I wish we had a presidential candidate who represented the high qualifications of President Millard Fillmore. He wanted to ban immigration of Catholics! He never said a word about Muslim immigrants.

There are moments I wish Donald and Hillary would just disappear and I had the opportunity to vote for Elizabeth Warren.

So, Where Is Crime In America?

CNN always has someone on its panel who represents the “police” version of what is transpiring in our nation. This individual invariably notes that crime is rampant in black and Hispanic areas so it is only natural that most halted by police are black or Hispanic. They argue it is not the fault of police for  halting blacks, it is a normal outcome from the fact that if police have to enter black crime areas, it means they will have to confront more blacks and Hispanics during the course of a day.

This rationale comes across as logical, and provides reasons for cops to halt those with dark skins or those who speak Spanish. HOWEVER, where exactly are the centers of crime in America?

1. MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of people lost their homes, their life savings due to criminal behavior of Wall Street bankers and salesmen.

2. Untold thousands of people lost thousands and thousands of dollars because lying college salesmen got them to enroll  in fly-by-night “colleges”which were really sham outfits ripping off people who did not know much about  colleges. Talk about places with high crime rates!

3. Check out those friendly stores that offer to cash checks for those without savings accounts, or loan someone in need of a few hundred dollars who now pays back a few thousand to loan sharks. Has ANY COP entered those centers of nonstop crime??

4. Each year a few thousand people are subject to the Nigerian promise of millions for a few thousand from you. Has any cop investigated these crimes?

A visit to Wall street will enable any cop in this land to encounter criminals  who do not steal a few hundred dollars, but millions and millions and no COP ever halts these crimes!

An Angry Voter

We decided to conduct a phony interview with a phony person who is angry, and I mean,ANGRY!

M: So, Tom, why are you so angry?

T: We have to take this country back again, back again. We have to return to those wonderful days when we whites last had some power. Now,let me make one thing clear, I got nothing against coons or niggers or anyone who speaks with funny words like this Spanish stuff. If you want to live in the United States, then it is time you got a white skin, and spoke English.

M: Between 1880 to 1924 over twenty four million people came to America from Europe,the vast majority were poor, and the vast majority could not speak English, let alone read or write in English.

T: But,they had white skin. Any person with a white skin soon learns how to speak English, and work their way  up from poverty. Remember, these people were law abiding citizens, not like  black criminals that have taken over our cities.

M: Gee, as I recall the Mafia arose from Italian and Jewish immigrants from this group. The most densely populated area in the entire world in 1906 was the lower East side of Manhattan, and people living in these slums were white skinned immigrants who worked for low wages.

T: But,they were white skinned,their children were white, and they were not Muslims and terrorists. Look at the drugs,look at the crime in black neighborhoods, it’s the blacks who cause crime.

M: Rampant crime, rampant city corruption, rampant prostitution, rampant drugs were the hallmark of Prohibition. And, blacks were minor players in this nonstop crime wave, more were murdered each year during Prohibition, than are murdered today. The killers were Christian, Jewish, with a host of other ethnic groups thrown in. OH, and the Ku Klux Klan was murdering dozens of blacks, and their method was lynching.

Ah, for the good old days when we whites killed, murdered, were criminals and transformed cities into dens of corruption.

P.S. Not a single Muslim in this group.