Category Archives: Politics

So, What About Bernie?

We have entered a silent moment in the political situation within the United States of America. Donald is doing something, although he sure is not gathering millions and millions of dollars. Then again, he is the Greatest Business man alive on this planet. Off in the wings of politics stands Bernie Sanders, a man who achieved incredible fame for speaking words of anger. Then again, this is the era of “saying it like it is.” In other words, uttering words about what one will do even though there is scant possibility it can be done.

Bernie is at a crossroads. He has spent his life on the outer fringes of any political party. He is an Independent. The good news of being an Independent is that one does not owe anyone anything. The  bad news about being an Independent is that one never really gets any laws passed that would indicate one IS doing something. Bernie can become one of the most important figures in modern American history by working his damn butt off to defeat Trump and get Democrats elected to Congress. THAT is his major task!

Brexit Aftermath

Brexit resulted in a victory for those seeking to reclaim England from foreigners and refugees and other such poor people seeking a free ride in dear old England. The campaign to leave was characterized by blatant calls for hate and violence against immigrants and Muslims. Prime Minister David Cameron made clear to the nation: “in the past few days we have seen despicable graffiti daubed on a  Polish community center. We’ve seen verbal abuse against people because they are members of ethnic minorities.”

Latest police reports indicate a dramatic 57% increase in hate crimes. As always, when people feel oppressed by unknown secret powers, the most certain way to restore faith in their opportunity for a better life is to direct anger toward the weakest group of people they can identify. As a Jew I am aware after 2,000 years of hate, the easiest target for haters is the most politically weak group.

Benghazi Forever

There is no doubt the last and final words of every Republican will be: BENGHAZI and Hillary. Another of the never ending reports about the greatest tragedy to befall the American nation which resulted in the loss of FOUR people, deserves study after study. Naturally, the report identified “tragic failure of leadership” on the part of the Secretary of State. It really is amazing that a Secretary of State is not aware of security issues at embassy in Zambia or Nepal. Why is the question? Why  isn’t the Secretary of State up to date on all of the 125 embassies throughout the world? What the hell does she do with her time?

If we adopt the Republican theory of responsibility for any and all tragedies suffered by those who serve in government positions, then:

In 1985 over 200 Marines died in a suicide attack in Lebanon. Ronald Reagan was president so he is responsible. Perhaps, it is time to change the name of the airport in Washington D.C. How can we name an airport after the person responsible for the death of 240 Marines!

I will not mention the 4,000 dead American soldiers who died because George Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction.

I’m Nigel Farage!

I’m Nigel Farage, and you’re not. I’m the blooming guy who got merry  old England away from those bloody foreign animals who want to over run our beloved country. I’m Nigel Farage and your one of those Eyetalian wogs or wine drinking cowardly frogs from  France. I’m the guy who is going to make England a great nation again. Sorry Donald, I’m REALLY the greatest leader in the world. I’m Nigel Farage and we people of England don’t need any bloody foreigners taking away our high paying jobs!

So,those bloody Icelandic football players beat us in the tournament, the reason is simple, our English spirit has been contaminated by all those foreign immigrants who take good jobs away from us shoveling shit and picking apples! Well, we English people are taking back those high paying jobs forever! And, don’t worry about stock markets and having foreign business leave England and return to the continent. Just remember, WE ARE ENGLISHMEN AND YOU ARE NOT!!

God bless the queen!

Revolution Has Arrived

Among the myths propagated by the media is that youth now has the power to determine the fate of the world. We constantly hear that youth is in charge of the world and they make decisions regarding what will happen. Brexit has shown a new power in the constellation of conflicting powers within society. Those voting to exit the European Union in England were white, from the working class, lacked college education, and were somewhat older than those who voted to remain. Those who opposed leaving were young, of diverse backgrounds,  college educated, and from the professional class.

In modern times, particularly in Europe, there is a growing sector of society that feels left behind. Those who wanted to exit, constitute that sector. They are similar to those in America who adhere to the Trump doctrine of making America “Great Again.” America is a great nation, and those with college education are succeeding to a greater degree than those who have only high school degrees. We are an unbalanced society in which their is an upper economic class that lives off the hard work of many people who simply feel left out.

Groups such as ‘Black Lives Matter’ have not yet realized there is also a group shouting, ‘White Lives Matter,’ and boy are they pissed off, and many have found heroes in Donald Trump and Ted Cruz

Pope Francis A New Style Pope

These days my fervent prayer is that Pope Francis lives another twenty years which is the amount of time required to make the Catholic church once again the voice of oppressed and poor people the world over. He made a statement concerning the relation of the Catholic Church and gays and lesbians. He made clear the Church says “that they must not discriminate against gays, they must be  respected… The Church must ask forgiveness for not behaving more tolerant”

He went on to say “when I say the Church, I mean Christians. I believe the Church not only should apologize to the person who is gay whom he offended,  but apologize to the poor, to the exploited women and to children.”

I look forward to the Republican Convention reaction to this statement.

Supreme Court Acts Supreme

During the past thirty years conservatives have pursued a campaign that would deny women the right to control their bodies. Since they are unable to overthrow the Roe vs Wade Court decision, right wingers have resorted to state legislators for new rules, new laws that would make it virtually impossible for abortion facilities to function. The state of Texas is the latest state to pass a law that makes it extremely difficult for women to gain any access to abortion facilities.

The Supreme Court in a 5-3 decision ruled the Texas law which would have reduced the number of abortion facilities from 41 to 18 to be unconstitutional. Hopefully, young voters finally understand the election of Hillary Clinton is the only way  to prevent a Republican president and Congress from ending  abortion rights!

Blackness And Whiteness

Every so often the perennial argument as to whether only someone with a black skin has the right to comment on issues pertaining to those with white skins. However, rarely there any discussion as to whether only those with a white skin or only those who come from  Indian tribes or only those born in Japan can comment on issues pertaining to skin color or ethnic heritage. I am also quite upset because CNN and other commentators who hate Donald Trump insist on discussing Donald Trump even though they are not Donald Trump.

We need a new rule on the Internet or on social media or on TV that Donald Trump is the only one who can speak as to what Donald Trump means or actually  says. For example:

“I am going to make America Great Again” who else but Donald knows what “great’ refers to?

“I am going to ban any and all Muslims from entering this country.” OK, so you want to be a smart ass and ask if diplomats from Arab countries can enter Trump  America? Donald was very specific, “any and all.”

“I’m going to bring high paying jobs back to America.” Now, how in hell can some black liberal commentator know what Donald means? Only a white skinned Donald knows what Trump man believes.

OK, blacks comment on black issues and Donald comments on all other issues.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a twenty five year old mind trapped in an eighty five year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Trump choice: golf courses or President. Guess which he chooses?

If Trump becomes president, he sets a new record: first president to have been married three times.

If only English colonists did not allow foreign immigrants to arrive like those damn Germans, no Trump.

Now in season for NBA stars to determine their next team.

Play ‘Hamilton’ about a man interested in money, so what’s new in American politics?

As long as money determines where one goes to college, that is the ultimate Affirmative action decision.

I worry about the silence of the Bush family. Is there a young Bush on the political make?

 

ISIS In Retreat

Hardly a day goes by without a Republican complaining that ISIS is winning the war and it is all the fault of President Obama. John Mccain insists that if only Obama had maintained US troops in Iraq there would not be an ISIS. He insists that Obama left too soon. Actually, the date for US departure was set by PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH, not by Obama. Actually, President Obama offered to retain 10,000 troops but the Iraq government insisted that any US soldier guilty of a crime against an Iraqi would be tried in an Iraq court.

Gee, I wonder if John McCain would have accepted the trial of American soldiers in an Iraq court? The mess in Iraq is the fault of a Shiite government which as refused to allow the Sunni minority a voice in government– or in serving in the armed forces of the nation. Donald wants to “carpet bomb.” Here are the facts about ISIS in Iraq:

They have lost 40% of all land seized.

Fallujah has just fallen to Iraq troops.

Bombing already has destroyed at least 50% of their oil facilities.

Over ten thousand ISIS troops have been killed and thousands more have been wounded.

Pay of ISIS troops has been cut in half.

Sometimet this year Mosul will fall and this will mark the end of ISIS in Iraq.