Category Archives: Democrats

Judicial Tyranny

Just about every Republican presidential candidate rants and raves about judicial tyranny In their view of this Supreme Court it focuses upon taking away the rights of decent Americans. Perhaps, I have been reading the decisions of the Roberts court a different way, but how does one term their decisions to be on the side of poor people, on the side of social justice, on the part of those seeking to end nomination of the wealthy?

1. The Hobby Lobby decision gave those who do not like laws the power to simply say, “it violates my religious beliefs.” This is probably the first time this novel idea has entered American law. Traditionally, we have separation of church and state.

2. The decision in Citizens gave every wealthy person a blank check to win elections with their money. Hardly, one for poor people.

3. The Court ended laws passed by Congress to control voter voter fraud.

4. The court prevented the EPA from controlling pollution.

Talk about tyranny of the court!

It’s All Greek To Me!

Like millions of others I have been following the Greek crisis with interest. Let me get this straight:

1. The Greeks owe a heck of a lot of money.

2. I believe that most EU nations owe money, heck, we American are in hock to about $18 Trillion.

So,the EU solution is to reduce salaries, reduce money in circulation and,voila,Greece gets back to normal.

There are a few states here in America like Kansas which cut and cut expenditures and there was no,voila!

Greece needs government sponsored work to ensure that all are working.

Greece needs funds to stimulate new enterprises. This requires more money.

The more people working,the more money in circulation,the more goods that can be purchased. Basic Economics I.

My Heart Is In The Ring

I have decided that the only hope for Republicans is to enter my name in the contest to win the Presidential nomination. Examine the facts:

1. I was not born in Africa. I must admit I did have African ancestors a few million years ago.

2. My name is not Barack Obama.

3. I have white, not red hair.

4. I would be the only Republican candidate who served in the Armed Forces during a war.

5. I can win the Senior vote!

6. I do not own a gun, that makes me different from other Republicans.

7. Since Republicans constantly talk about the Founding Fathers I would be the only one who has actually written a history of America. I actually know what Founding Fathers thought and did. Sorry, Justice Scalia, there is no evidence that you know about those guys.

8. I would be the only one who is on Medicare!

9. I taught in Harlem so the black vote goes with me.

10. I would wipe out Ted Cruz in any debate about history and politics.

Marco Rubio On Cuba

WE decided to interview Senator Rubio as to what should be American policy toward Cuba.

M: So, Marco,your family is from Cuba so I assume that this topic is among those you understand very well.

R: My family escaped from Cuba in order to demonstrate their opposition to the Castro gang.

M: I believe your father arrived in America in 1956 but Castro did not assume power until 1959

R: Let’s not play liberal tricks, my grandparents hate Castro, my father hates Castro, my mother hates Castro, and so do I!

M: Ok, no more quibbling about minor issues. So, what should policy be towards Cuba?

R: Isolation. Pretend there is no Cuba.

M: I sort of thought that has been our policy for over fifty years.

R: Well, continue this policy and I am certain the people of Cuba will rebel.

M: Will you lead a band of Cuban patriots and overthrow Castro?

R: Excuse me, I do not believe in violence.

M: So, how do we end the Castro brothers?

R: Patience. Fifty five years is not enough. Just hold firm and I guarantee that within 100 years the Castro brothers will be dead. Problem solves.

Mouth That Always Roars Nonsense

Donal Trump simply cannot nor will not cease his war against those from Mexico. Donald so enjoys coming across as a man of action and one who understands how to win battles. I grant that he can win a battle over which building to purchase and which business decision will result in profits. He now has zeroed in on Francisco Sanzhez, a man who was deported five times only to return to America. He shot and murdered Kathryn Steinle who was walking on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. As I recall, there is a young native born Christian white male who just murdered several people in South Carolina.

Donald has used the murder as justification as “yet another example of why we must secure the border immediately” I assume that Donald would agree there is a need to construct a wall around South Carolina and secure our border against death from evil people. He will NOT cease his wild talk since it results in right wing fanatics supporting his desire to become president. And, just remember, he is ready to spend a billion dollars in that effort. I wonder if he will have Sheldon Adelson as his running mate?

Children At War

Omar Khadr was a child who was caught up in war when the United States invaded Afghanistan back in 2001. Yes, he did engage in war, yes, he did fire at the enemy, yes, he is guilty of being one of the bad guys. HIs father was an Islamic fanatic who insisted that his son get into the battle and kill the enemy. He was all of 15 years of age. He threw some grenades that led to soldiers being injured or one dead. He then spent 10 years in Guantanamo Bay prison where he had plenty of opportunity to become an even more fervent Islamic fanatic.

He rejected Islamic fanaticism and only wanted to become a normal person. He apologized for his youthful mistakes. It is time for the United States to allow a victim of Islamic fanaticism to once again become part of the human race.

Independence History

It is July 4 and a time Republicans learned a bit of American history.

1. None of our Founding Fathers would ever have believed corporations were people!

2. Our Founding Fathers were firm believers that you had a right to adhere to your religion, but you did NOT have a right to impose them on government. Such much for the Hobby Lobby idea that your religious beliefs prevented you from following the law.

3. Our Founding Fathers did understand that some taxes were necessary to deal with government debt.

4. Our Founding Fathers put in the 2nd Amendment to protect MILITIAS not individuals

5. Thomas Jefferson reached out to Federalists in his inaugural address -there was need for parties to work together.

6. Most of our Founding Fathers were not in love with wealthy businessmen.

7. The Constitution was the outcome of COMPROMISES.

8. Our Founding Fathers would be horrified that government could intrude into the homes of citizens. So much for the NSA.

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.

Boko Haram Continues Being Bonkers

The American media continues reporting horrors from the Middle East while ignoring greater death and destruction in Nigeria. It is estimated that ISIS has murdered about four thousand. Boko Haram in Nigeria has slaughtered at least 7,000. The latest example was murdering 145 Muslims who were praying to conclude the holiday of Ramadan. Let me get this straight, a band of Muslims murdered 145 MUSLIMS who were engaged in the act of prayer!

My confusion stems from the failure of any leading Muslim clerics to condemn such brutality to fellow Muslims. Where are Muslim leaders? Why no Freedom Marchers gathering for the protection of fellow Muslims? Where is the Martin Luther King for Muslims? Or, how about a Nelson Mandela for Africans outside of South Africa??