Category Archives: Multicultural

Our world is experiencing a historic transformation as millions move from one area of the globe to another. We intend to openly and honestly confront issues arising from this vast migration as it impacts people and societies.

Mouth That Always Roars

The ultimate nightmare for Republicans has emerged. Donald Trump has hit the campaign trail with a thundering entry that,for the moment, has shaken the entire Republican campaign. NO, he will not win the nomination, but for the following seventeen months, this mouth that can never be silenced, and this crude, bombastic candidate has the money and time to cause havoc within the Republican search for a leader. Republicans have created the monster by a non-stop campaign to vilify any who dare oppose them. Instead of cooperating and working with Obama to secure laws that made sense, they could not shut up in uttering their hateful words. In Republican normality, say anything, shout hate and anger, and what eventually appears-Donald Trump?

Paul Begala is a Democrat who frequently appears on CNN to offer analysis. He now is sharing his latest analysis. “I am a person of faith– and Donald’s entry into this race can only be attributed to the fact that the Lord is a Democrat with a sense of humor.” Ted Cruz proved his point-“Donald was terrific.” None thing else to add.

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.

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.

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!

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.