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Hop Bus, Get Raped

The people of Turkey are part of an ancient civilization that has long been a source of peace. But, there is also something that has become all too often a frequent aspect of the culture of that land. Twenty year old Ozgecan Aslan simply got on a mini bus on her way home and the end result of this simple action wound up with her battered body being found. It was clear that she had been raped and then murdered. The sad aspect of this case is she was not the first woman to get on a bus and wind up raped and murdered. She was attacked by the bus driver, his dad and another guy. The fact this group worked together is clear they had long planned an attack on a woman. Thousands are in the streets of Turkey demanding an end to the campaign against women.

Many blame the government of President Recep Erdogan and his Justice and Development party which believes the greets threat to women in Turkey stems from lack of education about the Muslim religion. Each month President Erdogan comes out with new ideas about making Muslim women more Muslim rather than making Muslim women more secure. He has become obsessed with more religious education rather than become concerned about the safety of women on public transport.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “I Thought I Would Die”

Sarah Palin spoke a coherent sentence!

Sweden, Local: “Gender Neutral Toilets”

In the end, shit is shit.

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “NO Fare Says Uber Taxi”

I guess fair is fair.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Perfect Pancakes”

At least something is perfect in Russia.

Norway, Norway Post: “Winter Holiday Begins”

From now until 2016, the clowns run our Congress.

Is Silence Always Wrong?

President Recep Erdogan was on a trip to Mexico when he decided to provide America with an opportunity to receive his words of wisdom. Actually, he did make a good point by noting the silence of President Obama, Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry over the murder of three Muslims on the University of North Carolina campus. He described the silence as “telling.” Erdogan went on to blast American leaders. “If you stay silent when faced with an incident like this, and don’t make a statement, the world will stay silent towards you.” His point is well taken although I don’t think that foreign ministers in countries issue statements about murders in their nation. The President definitely should have said something, after all, he made several comments about the murder of black men.

However, when President Erdogan pontificates about silence concerning murder of the innocent, he opens up comments about his own silences.

1. He has been very silent about confronting ISIS. He refused to aid Kurd soldiers fighting them.

2. He has been very silent concerning prejudice against Kurds in his nation.

3. He is the chief of silence when it comes to the topic of genocide against Armenians during World War I.

For each statement Obama makes about human rights how about one from Erdogan

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Dick Imports Reduced”

I piss on such stories!

Russia, Moscow Times: “Moscow Welcomes Kim Jong un”

Vladimir and Kim, what a conversation must ensue!

Denmark,Copenhagen Post: “Leak Secrets To Dalai Lama”

Let me mediate on this one.

UK,Guardian: “Here We Go Again”

First the Republican Ebola fiasco and now the vaccination madness!

France, Connexion: “Chickens Rule The Roost”

Give them four clucks!

They’re Watching You!

I, together with millions of Americans was so pleased in 2008 that we could vote for a president who was a former teacher of Constitutional law. After eight years of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld abusing the very basis of our Constitution we looked forward to a new era in which the rule of law would be the normal operating mode of our government. Barack Obama taught CONSTITUTIONAL LAW! Surely, a person with that background would uphold the law and ensure that constitutional rights would be accorded to one and all. And, then meant, also to those in jail. Alas, that was then, and now is now.

A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union identifies a new approach in our government to the issue of individual rights. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is now taking photos of our license plates in order to establish a data base. OH, the DEA is also taking pictures of those who drive the car as well as those who are passengers. I assume this also is part of a data base. Hey, whatever happened to the idea of individual rights. OH, I am certain our Constitutional lawyer will make certain that he is only doing this to protect us against bad people.

Climate Change Doubters

It is a common mantra of Republicans that Muslim terrorists lack any sense of modern ideas since they desire to return Muslim people to a world of the past. According to Fox News, Islamic terrorists lack any sense of modernity and must be destroyed before they succeed in returning the modern world to one in which medieval concepts reign unchallenged. So, Republicans are determined to prove there is no human influence in climate changes that appear in our daily lives. I expect in the following months we can expect from Republican candidates:

1. Christopher Columbus was wrong. The Earth IS flat!

2. The Sun revolves around the Earth. If you doubt this, check with your local minister. He IS the scientific expert.

3. Prayer is the best way to cure any disease. Remember, pray long and hard!

4. The Earth is only 12,000 years old. Just ask your minister again.

5. The Flintstones was a real television show. It simply depicted life about ten thousand years ago.

And,always remember as a member of the Republican party I will say anything if you will vote for me.

Mitt Says NO!

A millionaire has decided not to seek the presidency of our fair land. A millionaire who is concerned about the plight of our middle class has decided that such concern did not play right in the land of the Koch Brothers. So, we must say farewell to the only Republican who stood for the middle class. Oh, I know some will recite his comment about no concern for the 47% of Americans who are mooching off the federal government with handouts unlike the wealthy whose only thought and concern is for the right of empowering every citizen with a million dollars, provided that person has drive, intelligence, and was born int he right family. Just consider the record of this man:

1. He pushed through an Obamacare like health program in Massachusetts.

2. He has gobs of kids which proves that he cares about children.

3. He has an elevator for his car which proves he is concerned about roads and highways.

4. He employs maids which proves he cares about those illegals from Mexico.

5. He worked himself up from a few million to lots of millions. If he could do this, it proves that every child of a millionaire can do it!

Unfortunately, Mitt just could not compete with the billions of the Koch Brothers!

Barack Had Second Term Balls!

The Republican party won the past election and they arrived in Washington D.C. expecting to run the place and pass their legislation. Most Republicans expected the dude from Africa to get out of their way and turn this nation over to the Koch Brothers. Alas, Republicans forgot that a second term president was not running again for that position and now enjoyed the position of telling one and all, “go fuck yourself!” The NEW Obama frankly does not give a damn about what Republicans seek as legislation and he will make their lives miserable. In one sense, it has become “pay back time” for the president who was constantly impeded in his desires to pass legislation. For the past six years Republicans have been able to block passage of laws, and now the president with his power of the veto is giving then a taste of their own medicine.

The sad aspect of the new Obama is that this attitude would have resulted in greater victories for Obama if only he had behaved in this approach six years ago instead of giving in to Wall Street fears and threats. He should have told Wall Street to go fuck itself and protected those in need rather than making the rich more wealthy.

What Obama Never Understood

Barack Obama has spent the past six years struggling to get the American people to support his ideas. From day one of his administration the President has never displayed a sense of American history since he has never provided evidence that he studied the actions of prior presidents who confronted severe economic problems. Newt Gingrich recently stated that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the best political leader of the twentieth century. Does anyone ever recall any statement by Barack Obama about how FDR handled the economic crisis we know as the Depression? Since Obama never learned anything from Roosevelt it is clear that his actions have resulted in giving Republicans control of large sectors of our political scene. So, what could he have done to avoid this calamity?

First, Obama could have grasped that a recession impacts all sectors of society. The person who lacks a job, the person whose wages are down, business leaders, small town people, young men and women. In other words, it is just as important as addressing banking and Wall Street issues as it is to meet the needs of those in pain and increasing poverty. FDR waited two years before pushing through Social Security while Barack Obama made health care the MOST important issue. Obama now talks about free community college programs but there was not a single program for young people in 2009! He now talks about infrastructure programs but this was not a focus in 2009.

FDR’s program addressed farmers, unemployed people, young people, reform of banking and Wall Street, women and children. He included the elderly in various relief programs but did not make his entire program based on their needs. During a Depression, leaders must address the IMMEDIATE needs of a wide spectrum of people, not just health care. For example, Obama lost the support of young people who had been enthusiastic about his candidacy. He never did anything about Student Debt! During the past election, students just ignored him. Why support someone who bailed out the banks but never bailed them out when they confronted student debt? He never bailed out people who watched their homes decline in wealth. But, he did bail out General Motors.

Barack Obama lacked any program that would meet the needs of ALL Americans. He focused upon Wall Street, he focused upon Banks, but nothing was offered to those who lacked wealth. THAT is the reason why Republicans won in Congressional elections in 2010 and 2014!

State Of The Union Not Universally Greeted

President Barack Obama gave a speech before members of the United States Congress and he apparently failed to gain support for his ideas from members of the body. Most Republicans are very upset because the dude from Africa did not get on his knees and promise to obey the dictates of Republican leaders. Most were furious because at no time during his speech did the President admit his party had lost the past election and they had won it. After all, if your party wins an election the other party should at least admit defeat and promise to do what you desire. After all, after Obama won the 2008 election, members of the Republican party met to plan how they would obstruct anything this man desired. There were no words about, “we lost the election so now we have to cooperate with the party that won it.” The fury of Republican complaints about the speech are simply ludicrous given the history of refusal on the part of that party to cooperate about anything during the past six years!

Oh, Senator Marco Rubio went into another of his angry outbursts about extending diplomatic relations with Cuba. After all, if a policy that has been in place for seventy years and has failed to change the government of Cuba it is certainly no time to make changes. All Marco wants is another seventy years of failure. OK the speech is finished, there was absolutely not way that anything stated by the President would have resulted in compliments from his opponents. Of course, if he had gone to his knees and promised to do what they said, most probably Republicans would have blasted him for not being humble enough.

The speech is over and it is time to begin the gridlock of doing nothing.

By the way, fewer than 40% of Americans actually voted in the past election. So, there is NO evidence “the American people support the Republican party.”