Category Archives: Peace

Whatever Happened To Xmas?

Each Christmas season I am compelled to listen to commentators discuss the end of Christmas due to Socialist ideas of liberals seeking to undo the work of our Lord Jesus Christ. Just about every night there must be a comment by Bill O’Reilly about the destruction of the Christmas spirit by those who hate Christmas. I decided to initiate an investigative act of journalism and find out what is destroying the Christmas spirit in our fair land. Here are my results:

I drove around the streets of Lombard, Illinois, a nice suburb of the city of Chicago. After visiting about sixty blocks of the area this is what I discovered:

1. Only two Santa Claus figures on the front lawn.

2. Only four houses had tiny little figures of Christ and the other folks with him.

3. Not a single example of a house with gobs of lights on it.

4. Two Menorah decorations by some Jews.

5. Not a single house had big signs with the words MERRY CHRISTMAS.

6. No snowmen on the front lawn made by kids. Of course, that might be due to the lack of snow.

Yes, Bill and the folks at Fox News, it is them damn Socialists here in Lombard that are destroying the Xmas spirit.

P.S. I did contact Santa up in the North Pole and ask him to help out. He refused to offer guarantees of appearing.

End Of Democracy In Turkey

About ten years ago in Turkey the Justice and Development Party won a free election and assumed power in the nation. It was led by Recep Erdogan who became the prime minister and promised a new style form of Muslim leadership. His party pushed for creation of a modern economy, and hopefully would be able to enter the European Union which would further stimulate the economy. Erdogan also promised to end efforts by Turkey’s generals and admirals who continually over threw governments they did not like. Erdogan was successful and ended rule by the Armed forces. He was successful in creating a modern economy in a Muslim society. He pushed for the end of laws that restricted the rights of Muslims in schools where females were forbidden to wear the chador in college classes. But, something happened to Erdogan along the path of modernity. He increasingly became obsessed with the wonder of POWER. His administration has put in jail more journalists than any other nation in the world. He has step by step begun the process of ending democracy within his nation.

Erdogan has become convinced that former ally, Fetullah Gulen, an imam who now resides in the United States of America and has fought for democracy in Turkey, is part of a plot to take over power in Turkey. When Turkish police uncovered evidence of corruption on the part of Erdogan and his associates, the then Prime Minister initiated prosecution of district attorneys and judges who supported police action. The editors of Zaman, among the largest circulation newspapers in Turkey are now in jail. They are charged with being agents of Gulen who seek to overthrow the government. Those who WERE CORRUPT are now free and those who initiated the corruption charges are now in prison. Bye, bye democracy in Turkey.

Rouble Rouble Stop Dropping In Value

There is no question that President Vladimir Putin remains very popular to the people of Russia. His approval ratings continue to hover in the high eighties. Of course, I live in the United States of America, a land in which the people of this fair land just voted to support the Republican Party whose policies caused a great recession and got us into wars in the Middle East. But, Americans, just like Russians prefer in power those who cause problems than those who might solve them. The Russian Rouble has fallen in value at least fifty percent and continues dropping. Oil prices are now down by fifty percent. The great Vladimir Putin has done NOTHING to make Russian industry an important factor in the economy since he prefers that Russia should depend upon the export of oil. The price for a barrel is now about $55 while it was about $110 a year ago. Putin has infuriated western Europe, he has angered Saudi Arabia by supporting the Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad, and he has made the United States the leader of imposing sanctions upon the Russian economy.

But, the people of Russia so like this man who has “restored pride” by seizing the Crimea and causing civil war in Ukraine. So, they flock to his banner of stupidity and watch their economy implode. Such is the price of those lacking common sense. I speak from experience, I recall how Americans felt pride to invade Iraq and get those ever disappearing weapons of mass destruction. Follow Putin and destroy the Russian economy. Hey,take a trip to Russia, you now can get 65 Roubles for each dollar – a year ago you would have gotten 30!

Bush Judge Speaks About Presidential Power

Former President George Bush drew upon use of presidential power to make executive decisions twice as many times as the current person in the White House and during the 1980s the sainted and beloved Ronal Reagan allowed millions of Hispanic illegal immigrants to remain in the United States of America. For some strange reason members of the Democratic Party did not seek to charge those Presidents with violation of the United States Constitution nor did they discuss the need to impeach a president, Actually, former President George Bush drew upon an interesting manner of signing bills passed by Congress. He would sign the bill and make it a law but then added some words in which he would offer HIS interpretation as to what the law meant!

Judge Anthony Seward, who was appointed by George Bush has decided to offer his interpretation of the office of the President. He now claims that President Obama’s Executive decision to protect illegal immigrants is unconstitutional even though the man who appointed hid did it more frequently. Oh, Judge Seward has been removed from hearing cases due to his temperament and bias. Gee, I wonder if that bias showed up in his decision!

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

To hate makes one a hater.

There are times to close the door on life.

There is the richness that comes from money and that comes from love.

Some believe they are God while praying to God.

Some rub brow, some rub neck when tired.

Some eat with fury.

Some seek life, some Death.

Takes a crisis to make one know who one really is.

Only pick a fight with someone you can beat up.

Some walk with confidence.

Horror In Pakistan!

I confess my ignorance about human life on this planet. Every so often an event will occur which simply makes no sense. Yesterday in Pakistan some Taliban suicide bombers entered a school and proceeded to murder 126 children and adults as well as wound over a hundred. They even burned a teacher to death while his students watched. They were eventually killed by Pakistan soldiers. The event occurred at the Peshawar Army School. I assume the murders were of children whose fathers served in the armed forces. The Taliban already is hailing these killings as an example of what they consider to be serving the cause of the Muslim religion. Please don’t get me wrong, Muslims murder and boast of being religious just as Germans killed 30,000,000 and boasted they were serving God. Over in Asia the Japanese murdered millions and also made clear they were children of God.

I do not understand:

1. How young Muslims can go on a jihad knowing they will be serving in a process that results in the deaths of Muslims.

2. Young Muslims who are attracted to death of Muslims, no, I mean the MURDER OF MUSLIMS.

3. Why at this very moment teenagers are sharing emails about how wonderful it will be to go on a jihad.

I do not understand these people anymore than I will ever completely understand the minds of Nazi murderers who could bash in the head of a baby.

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND!

Kettle Calls Kettle Black

The expected occurred in the United Nations when the Ambassador from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea appeared and made a speech in which the representative from North Korea informed the world there was a nation that violated the norms of human behavior and it sure was not the land of Kim Jong-un. According to Ja Song-nam the United States of America has committed the “greatest human rights violations in the world.” I assume the speech was given with a straight face. We can expect similar speeches from the Taliban or ISIS or any number of Taliban style groups who will not crack a smile as they shout about violations of human rights committed by the United States of America. If we Americans behave in ways that violate human rights we can expect to be charged with the same crimes that were committed by those who do the shouting.

Frankly, for the past decade leaders of the United States of America have demonstrated a complete lack of understanding how “enhanced interrogation” will play out on the world screen. We used to have something called the Voice of America which spouted our view about the evils of communism. In many European nations there were millions who cited our policies to black Americans as examples of hypocrisy when we attacked communists as evil. Sorry, Dick Cheney, you may play at being righteous on Fox News but on the world stage you are the personification of evil.

Greatest Threats In American History

I continually encounter well educated people who at some point in our conversation refer to the “threat” posed by ISIS or the Taliban or al Qaeda to the very existence of the American nation. Naturally, this “threat” is on the minds of those who pose as “experts” on foreign policy. I so enjoy listening to Dick Cheney when he pontificates about the need to torture, sorry, I mean “enhanced interrogation” those who pose a “threat” to the continued existence of America as a nation. He is so serious and convinced that a bunch of men who lack a navy, an air force, tanks or artillery some how threaten the survival of the American society. How about the “threats to American society?”

The Revolutionary War which nearly resulted in failure.

The Civil War which led to the deaths of 500,000? In battles such as at Antietam or Gettysburg the death total was three times the number on 9/11.

The Depression which could have resulted in a revolution.

World War II which resulted in the death of over 400,000. Again, at battles such as Okinawa three times as many were killed than at 9/11.

Oh, and we fought against powerful armies with navies and air forces that matched our own.

So, enough with this expression, “the greatest threat in American history!”

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Elderly Man Fined For Walking Slow”

Please inform my 84 year old body to shuffle along a bit faster!

Norway, Norway Post: “Find Stolen Chocolate”

What a sweet story!

USA, aol: “Alleged Spying”

These days what other kind is around?

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Say Farewell To Dead Miner”

I will have to dig into this story.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Proud To Come To Work”

Words never uttered by any American Congressman

Another Day Of Torture

I don’t know about you but I confess to being tortured out about the topic of Torture in this nation. Just about each day another official, another former member of the Bush administration or the current Obama administration issues a serious, profound comment about how torture has saved the very foundation of our society. They apparently believe that the Bill of Rights has one clause which clearly states that water boarding was in the minds of our beloved Founding Fathers. Actually, my life is currently confronting the torture of:

CIA former or current leaders who insist: We tortured in the name of Jesus Christ, just check the Sermon on the Mount.

You folks just don’t know how we saved your lives and prevented Los Angeles from being blown up by an atomic bomb.

What you liberals do not know is that what we did was simply the same thing done every week at college Fraternity places. Just some good old fun and games.

We know things that you will never know and since you don’t know what we know how can you ever know what we know?

We wrap ourselves in the flag of knowledge that Americans can never be told

IF YOU ONLY KNEW!