Category Archives: Veterans

Religious Freedom For All

There are times when Republicans employ the word, “freedom” in ways that defy any semblance of intelligence. I was raised when the expression “religious freedom” referred to the right of people to practice their religion in face of discrimination and hatred. Heck, back in those days, we were concerned that this fight entailed the very right to even live because some government refused to allow people to pray. We have moved a long way from the days of the Holocaust to a time when someone who makes cakes is now the center of religious freedom. In the state of Indiana as well other parts of the USA, if those who bake cakes do not wish to sell their products to gays and lesbians they have now have a constitutional right to say, NO.

I wonder what next will become a right that Republicans will make into a law:

1. I have a constitutional to drive my car at whatever speed God says.

2. I have a constitutional right to pee in the streets, it is my dick!

3. I have a constitutional right to bring my gun to the Congressional galleries. Just check the 2nd Amendment.

The world has gone mad now that Republicans control state government.

Shoot Black Say Cops!

It has come to my attention there has been a serious failure in communication between top level police officials in Philadelphia and the average policeman. Top brass intended to convey the idea that when police confront a possible criminal they were to hold off shooting and only shoot back. Somehow this got mixed up and police thought they were to shoot BLACKS. It was simply a matter of composition that created this problem. Between 2007 to 2013 there were 364 examples of shootings in the city of Brotherly love. Black skinned folk constitute about 40% of the population, but wound up being shot 80% of the time. There is not doubt if police had not been given the wrong word, these killings would never have occurred.

Of the 364 shooting events 23% of those who confronted police wound up dead. For some strange reason only in 49 of these incidents the bad guy had a weapon. How were police to know that the bad guy had or did not possess a weapon of mass destruction? Damn it, if only the original message had said, “back” rather than “black,” none of these shootings would have happened!

P.S. None of the shootings involved any of those Muslims!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Dog Moves In With Family”

I assume the cat moved out.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “People Lose Faith In Police”

Sorry, this is NOT news.

France, Connexion: “Thousands March Against Health Laws”

At least they are getting some exercise.

China, China Daily: “China Heads Reform Project”

We can expect that many minds will be reformed of bad ideas about democracy.

Russia,Moscow Times: “First President Transplant”

Finally, Putin gets a heart!

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

Bibi Netanyahu is the poor man’s Ted Cruz.

I have a hunch if Jesus showed up he would be termed a “welfare cheat.” Did he ever have a job?

Oh, for a day without someone getting their head chopped off.

I wonder if Bill O’Reilly was at the inauguration of Lincoln?

There should be a law against snow in March.

I have nothing against snow in the Arctic.

We should be paid by the NCAA to spend ten hours watching basketball games.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “I Am Going To Jupiter”

Me, I would jump at this chance to escape Fox News.

Norway, Norway Post: “Get Your Act Together”

Impossible request to Republicans in Congress.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Accept Our Terms Or Leave”

Words of wisdom from Comrade Putin.

Egypt, al-ahram: “South Sudan Peace Talks Collapse”

Just some more old news.

China, China Daily: “Keep Population Down”

Easy, separate beds!

Blast Away In Yemen

I am quite aware that the United States operates drones in Yemen whose goal is killing the bad guys. I wonder how anyone in the US military which runs this operation can figure out who are the bad guys and wh o are the good guys in Yemen. Yesterday, suicide bombers blasted away at mosques that were under the control of Shiite Muslims known as the Houthi group which currently are in control of the capital city of Sanaa. Muslims were at prayer on Friday night when these suicide bombers entered, not to pray, but to kill fellow Muslims. I forgot that in olden days Catholic Christians murdered Protestant Christians and vice versa. Of course in those olden times no one had bombs to blow themselves up and no one had drones to send missiles into the air. Anyway, there are dozens of Shiite Muslims now dead. Of course, the former President Hadi had fled to southern regions of the nation and his men were attacked by a different group and he had to flee.

1. We do know there is a civil war in Yemen.

2. We do know there are good and bad guys.

Now, if we could figure out which is which, then the American guys in Virginia could direct some drones to kill someone. The problem is WHO?

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??

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.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Australia, Canberra Times: “Absurd Hurdle”

A president who must allow Congress to supervise foreign policy.

USA, aol: “Smitten By The Police”

These days I would prefer to be smitten than smitten with a gun.

France, Connexion: “Be Tough And Smack Kids’

Just remember that in many households kids have access to guns!

Canada, Toronto Globe: ” I Am Going To Mars”

At last some place without Republican crazies!

Denmark,Copenhagen Post; “You Can Never Go Back”

The real issue is what is going on in that back?

Bibi Blasts Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to America in order to end the threat of Iran. He made clear that he spoke for ALL JEWS INCLUDING THOSE WHO OPPOSE HIM. Well, this is one Jew who opposes this man. Let us first examine his credentials as an expert on the Middle East.

1. In the 1990s he warned the world that Iran was close to a nuclear weapon and must be halted.

2. In 2002 he made clear the overthrow of Saddam Hussein would bring peace and prosperity to the Middle East.

3. In his speech, Bibi told Congress that Iran is both “powerful and unchanging” while further on insisting that Iran was “weak and vulnerable.”

4. Bibi insists that the US must change the government of Iran and bring in new leaders. How this change will occur was not in his speech.

5. Bibi insists that no deal should ever be made with Iran, at least with the current government.

CONCLUSION

WAR. Oh, the only nation which has in its possession of bombs that can penetrate the mountain defenses where nuclear development is taking place is: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

So, cheer on and on Republicans and sell this war to the American people.