Category Archives: Joe Biden

Bye Bye Justice Scalia, Leave The Court!

One continually hears stories about the “brilliant” mind of Justice Anthony Scalia even though his opinions support any and all desires of those with wealth. He has absolutely no interest in the interests of the American people. However, it is clear that he enjoyed watching the TV show, “24″ and the adventures of Jack Bauer. How and why a Supreme Court Justice believes that TV shows depicting torture and abuse of people is in accord with the US Constitution is a mystery. He recently gave a talk in which this Supreme Court Justice argued: “Listen, I think it’s very facile for people to say, ‘oh torture is terrible.’ You post the situation where a person you know for sure knows the location of a nuclear bomb that has been planted in Los Angeles and will kill millions.” In such a situation, then one has the right to torture.

When asked if the US Constitution allowed torture, he responded: “I don’t know what article of the Constitution that would contravene.” As a teacher my students and I discussed the Bill of Rights which forbids, “cruel and unusual punishment.” If that does not apply to torture, then what does? Oh, years ago when asked if an anonymous tip could result in halting and searching a car, Justice Scalia commented. “Let the car go, Bye,Bye, L.A.” Such are the words of a brilliant mind!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Neo Fascists Want Apology”

Big deal, in America, torturers want an apology from Diane Feinstein!

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Underwear Matters”

And, so do smells.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Keep A Cool Head”

I think this refers to Dick Cheney who has lost his head.

Norway, Norway Post: “A New Start”

I believe that is what is necessary in the CIA.

Russia, Moscow Times: “When Its Too Good To Be True”

Sanctions, sanctions, on the bad guys!

Among the tragedies confronting wealthy people in the United States of America is their inability to have in the role of chief executive of the land someone with the intelligence, the determination and the ruthlessness as Vladimir Putin. This is a man who not only loves the wealthy, but has been determined to use his power in order to accumulate vast wealth. It was Putin who made an alliance with the infamous Oligarchs in order to rob blind the people of Russia. However, now that sanctions are impacting Russian industry, the men who possess billions are a bit upset. Wouldn’t you be angry when the value of their beloved ruble has declined at least 40%?

Russian billionaires have witnessed a decline in their wealth in the billions. But, what are their alternatives? Abandon Putin, and they risk having the story of how they become wealthy known to the people of Russia. Oh, a few like Michael Fridman have sold their shares of stock and headed for sunnier climes. But, the monster that you created is the monster who you must protect. At least here in America, the monsters of wealth have Congress to protect their wealth. Heck, those damn Democrats want to raise taxes at least 2%. The beginning of the end of wealthy Americans!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “False Conductor Arrested On Train”

Hopefully, he was collecting false money.

Sweden, Local: “Neo-Facists Want Apology”

How dare anyone insult Adolf, he loved dogs!

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Turkey Drifting Toward Irrationalism”

If one lives in an irrational world, it is just normal to be irrational.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Student Who Poisoned Roommate Gets New Trial”

Did he poison the judge?

China, China Daily: “China Ships Water To Maldives Islands”

What else would an island need but water?

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

Give a bottle to a child and he will shake it.

All children will duel with any form of stick.

America has become a fearful nation that is afraid of itself.

I so enjoy watching rain fall. I used to walk in it.

I assume it rains on all planets?

Ultimate question: Is Heaven a better place to be?

It must be anti-semitism, but I never win the lottery. Has any Jew won it?

Old saying: “It’s only money.” You bert and do we want it.

I continue challenging fate by living.

I assume one day I will read from a kindle.

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

Hug by mom is like being hugged by God.

Fewer workers and more work in modern America.

“Greed” is the modern American disease.

Whatever happened to motorcycle guys?

Modern Americans gaze at machines all day long.

I chronicle the story of America.

America has shifted from “we” to “I.”

I do not see as many pony tails on female heads.

K-12 is free, why not college?

I feel oppressed if the toilet does not flush.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Russia, Moscow Times: “Putin Gets 8th ‘Degree Black Belt”

I assume tigers will be running for their lives!

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “I Do Not Wish To Run”

Words never spoken by those in the US Congress.

USA, aol: “Poverty Penalized”

You damn poor folks earn to much money, time to help job creators.

Sweden, Local: “So, How Was Everybody’s Thursday?

Full tummy and hands full of junk picked up in stores!

Australia, Canberra Times: “Bad Week Gets Worse”

Just wait to Congress meets, a bad spring will get worse!

We Need A Philandering Map!

The President of China is sick and tired of corrupt officials and has decided to do something about it. President Xi Jinping has released what he terms, a Philandering Map that reveals which officials are stealing money from the people of China. “if misconduct is not corrected but allowed to run rampant it will build an invisible wall between our party and the people of China.” This is rather a strange attitude for a leader of a nation. I thought the purpose of being a government official was so one could become wealthy?

Perhaps, it is time in the United States of America to release a Philandering Map which depicts the manner in which our officials fuck the people of this land by selling their minds to corporations. There is sex in which one sells the body, and there is prostitution in which one sells a vote in Congress. Anyway, the new Congress this spring will be fucking the people of this land, and boy, will they make none!

AnotherNight Of Terror

Like millions of Americans I spent a good part of last night glued to CNN so I could watch the mayhem that was taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. Ironically, as a former professor of Education in St. Louis I used to work with teachers from that city. We often discussed prejudice and poverty which was all too common in Ferguson. In all honesty, prejudice against blacks was just normal in St. Louis. Heck, when I first arrived in the sixties Jews could not even purchase homes in certain suburban areas around St.Louis. So, the night unfolded, well armed police wandered the streets pushing back black skinned men, women and children. They were out protesting, this I understand. But, it was never clear to me what was the goal of protests last night? I saw them in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and other places, people marching down the street, blocking highways in order to protest.

The essence of a protest is to accomplish something. I felt last night the protesters were engaged in an act of emotional anger. I am NOT criticizing their protests. But at some point Americans society must move from protests in the streets to actions in our legislatures about laws. I doubt if most protesting had any laws in mind they wanted to have passed. How about a few simple laws?

1. Police are trained to fire at the legs of potential offenders.

2. Then again, police are trained to initially focus on using words to calm down a potential child warrior or young black dude in the streets.

Turkey Charges US Acts Turkey

President Recep Erdogan was to last year the prime minister of Turkey, but decided he preferred the role of president in order to pursue his dreams of making Turkey the number one nation in the Middle East. HIs Justice and Development Party assumed power over ten years ago, and ended military rule of the nation. Of course, in pursuit of that goal he has increasingly demonstrated an authoritarian attitude and does not enjoy having anyone contradict his views regarding what is necessary. Vice President Joe Biden has flown to Turkey in an attempt to resolve issues in conflict.

1. Erdogan believes the war against Kurds is THE most important issue in the Middle East.

2. Erdogan believes that if President Bashar al-Assad was removed as head of Syria, then peace and prosperity would return to the Middle East.

3. Erdogan is not impressed with the power of ISIS which he considers a lesser threat than the Kurds.

4. Turkey is allegedly a partner in NATO, but he ignores this body in the Middle East.

5. Erdogan does not like anyone contradicting his ideas, that is why more reporters are in jail in Turkey than in any other nation.

6. Erdogan has refused to work with Greece and Cyprus about issues of oil and gas in the Mediterranean.

Joe, good luck. You will need it when with President Erdogan. He will make Mitch and John and Ted come across as reasonable folks!