Category Archives: Middle East

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Australia, Canberra Times: “Cheap Work For Sale”

The never ending mantra of American business.

France, Connexion: “Uber Executive Stands Trial”

I assume he used a taxi to get to court.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Psychotic Leader”

This definitely is one role Donald Trump can play,

Russia, Moscow Times: “Golden Toilet Seat”

Fit only for the Great Leader, Putin!

Japan, Japan Times: “Apologize For Oral Crime”

Let me suck on this one.

See Bernie Run……

I do like Hillary Clinton and most likely will vote for her next year, but for the coming months it is wonderful to have Bernie Sanders in the race. He drew a crowd of 10,000 in Madison, Wisconsin and people were happy to actually hear a Democrat politician expressing liberal ideas. Bernie is for a single pay health insurance scheme like most civilized nations possess. He wants much higher minimum wage laws,he actually believes that America once again can build roads and bridges, reconstruct our decaying infrastructure, and create jobs that pay decent wages. Oh,he even wants to raise taxes.

In the 1950 when income was rising both for the wealth and workers at the same rate, the top income tax was: NINETY PERCENT! And, the economy was booming!

Alas, Bernie is a summer delight who will disappear at the arrival of winter.But,it is sure fun having this golden moment of liberalism.

OOPS, I Apologize!

Bahram Radan is an Iranian actor who is known as the Brad Pitt of Iran. He has thousands of twitter followers. So,Bahram sent an email which sort of caused some problems.”The United States supreme court ruling that same-sex marriage is legal was historic on a scale of the end of slavery–from Lincoln to Obama.” I guess he was caught up in the moment and forgot for a moment that he was in Iran. The reaction of the government and conservatives was immediate and firm.

The conservative newspaper, Kayan, denounced his twitter as a twitter too far. Bahram soon realized that reality meant sort of denouncing what he wrote. “What was published as my opinion on the US Supreme Court was a mistake.” In America rich guys like Sheldon Adelson can force apologies, while in Iran it is the clerics. I guess no lashes for Bahram.

Why I Will Vote For Donald?

I understand the Jon Stewart and others poke fun and ridicule at Donald Trump,but this blogger wants the Donald Man to become our next president. Why?

1. He definitely will “tell it as it is.” No more secrets in Washington D.C.

2. He will be the first red headed president.

3. At least everyone in both parties agrees that he does not make sense. Thus, the beginning of political cooperation.

4. He definitely will get Hispanics to realize they MUST vote.

5. He definitely will get women to VOTE.

6. We finally will have a president who is dumber than those in Congress.

7. After Trump, Americans will finally understand the need to become interested in politics.

8. His presidency will create a job boom for comedians.

9. I doubt if any ISIS leader would enjoy being anywhere near Americans with this nut case who makes them come across as normal.

So, vote for Donald!

The Lonely Women

There was a recent story in The New York Times about a 24 year old woman whose life was rather lonely. She lacked female friends and was not dating. One day she surfed social media and encountered some nice men and women who were anxious to become her friend. During the following months, each one of her lonely days were spent in the company of her new friends. They even introduced her to a new religion-Islam. She was slowly taught its meaning, she was coached and supported. They sent flowers to her house, they sent candy and cards that wished a happy birthday.

She soon became one of those young women who head for Syria to find meaning in their lives, a husband and a family. THIS is the power of ISIS, It offers those living in a world lacking leaders who inspire, it adds friendship and love to those without love. The beheading comes later, unfortunately, much, much later. The question is: why do so many in the West lack meaning in their lives? Why do so many walk away from Christianity and seek solace elsewhere? Unfortunately, there are untold millions of lonely people in our lives. Fortunately, for Catholics they now have an inspiring leader.

Social media is a hydra headed beast.

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.

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.

Moments To Cherish

The coming months will be filled with interesting events on our political scene. Following are some moments that will fill me with joy.

1. Rotund Chris Christie shouting, “When I mean something, I mean it!”

2. Mike Huckabee getting on his knees to pray to God.

3. Carly Florin on a stage with fifteen men. This definitely makes her come across as beautiful.

4. Ted Cruz appearing wrapped in the Confederate flag.

5. Rick Perry standing next to Rick Santorum which makes it impossible to know which of the Ricks is speaking.

6. Jeb Bush at some moment discussing George Bush.

7. George Pataki just standing there looking like George Pataki.

8. Donald Trump shouting, “I AM the one God desires, I paid him money for the endorsement!”

9. Any words uttered by Ben Carson, at least he adds some color to the event.

10. The custodian of the place who just wandered onto the platform to clean it.

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!