Category Archives: Politics

Recept Erdogan Comments On History

President Recep Erodgan and his Justice and Development Party assumed power in Turkey over a decade ago. He was successful in preventing the Turkish generals from using their power to destroy democracy in Turkey. and he did usher in years of economic development. In the process he gradually destroyed the democratic society that once was part of Turkish society. His nation now holds the record for placing in prison more journalists than any other nation in the world. Hew has repeatedly bungled attempts to reach an accord with the Kurdish minority. And, he recently concluded that ISIS is less a threat than Kurds who simply wan to rule themselves, not other people.

He recently informed a meeting of people from Latin America, that based on his research it is now clear that Muslim sailors reached the continent of South America 314 years before the arrival of Columbus. He insists that Columbus saw a mosque on a hill in Cuba. Actually, the interpreter for Columbus was a Jew. Columbus thought there were Jews in China. I await the demand of Erdogan that Muslims have the right tow worship in Cuba. Tell that one to the Castro boys!

Nigerian Troops Actually Kill A Bad Guy!

The armed forces of Nigeria are to fighting anyone with a gun as the Republican party is prepared to fight for the rights of poor people in this nation. Boko Haram forces once again took the town of Chibok from which they had kidnapped over 250 young girls, and in the process not a Nigerian soldier was in sight. Generals in the Nigerian army are engaged in only one fight –who gets the money that ordinarily would be spent on paying soldiers or purchasing modern military equipment. Nigeria is the land of kelptomania in which the military, the government, big business devote their days and nights robbing the people blind. Sorry, the old excuse about “imperialism” can not explain away how native people of Africa have repeatedly failed to create modern economic systems and governments.

Africa is possessed with incredible natural resources but for some reason its ruling elite is only concerned with personal wealth rather than that of the population. For years they have excused their robbery on grounds they were ruled by imperialists from Europe. Those people left a half century ago!

Life In A ISIS State

I hav the greatest respect for people who truly believe in any religion whose goals are the betterment of human life. Why else believe in a religion unless the outcome of this belief is to further the welfare of humans? The folks who call themselves, ISIS, continue to behave as though their aim is to kill and harm anyone who is a Muslim. They behead Muslims, they rape Muslim women, heck they lashed a 14 year old boy whose crime was to take a sip of water during Ramadan. On the other hand, ISIS leaders insist their actions are in accord with the Muslim religion. During the course of my life I have heard Christians insist their behavior is in accord with the teachings of Jesus as they murdered six million men, women and children whose crime was to be Jewish. Germans insisted that is what Jesus wanted. Over in Japan, religious fanatics murdered millions of Chinese, including the rape of thousands of women, God told them.

In Africa, Muslims and Christians vie to see which can murder ordinary folk, in the name of God. ISIS Muslims are no different from any other religion. I doubt if God wants his creations to be murdered.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

China, China Daily: “Chinese Officials Charged With Graft”

I never knew that taking graft was wrong. After all, they run the entire government.

France, Connexion: “Ferry Hits Wall”

We are able to report the wall is in fine shape and will recover.

UK, Guardian: “More Storms On Way”

You ain’t seen nothing yet until this Republican Congress gets started helping the wealthy!

Australia, Canberra Times: “Sex At 72″

Frankly, not much since it is hard getting you know what, up!

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “91 Year Old Dead Woman Awakens”

Did FDR Win the election??

The Plight Of The Wealthy In America

There are moments in my life when guilt is felt because for some reason, my heart is not in zinc with Republicans who continue insisting that wealthy folk in this nation are oppressed by Big Government. Recent studies by Emanuel Saez and Gabriel Zuchman reveal the sad plight of our wealthy oppressed men and women who must dwell in shanty mansions without daily access to ordinary folks. Just imagine, no time in the diner talking with people who engage in hard physical labor. According to these economists:

In 1980, the top 1% controlled 7% of our wealth. However, due to bad times, today they control 22%.

The wealth of 90% of Americans fell from 36% to 23%.

Let me explain why this is good news for Americans. Less wealth, means less access to health care. This means you die earlier and open new job opportunities for young Americans. I finally understand why Republicans want the wealthy to get more and more. This leads to earlier deaths, more jobs for the funeral business. And, more jobs at the lower rung of our economy.

LET’S PRETEND

Sometimes, my mind enters the world of, what if:

1. What if 80% of Americans voted?

2. Wealthy people paid at the same tax rate as the middle class?

3. Fast food workers got paid $20 an hour so they could buy consumer goods?

4. The Supreme Court ruled a candidate for President had to be born in America. Good bye Ted Cruz!

5. Obama held weekly press conferences and talked with Americans.

6. Obama appointed a Republican as Attorney General?

So much for pretend, unfortunately, I live in reality!

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

Death means you cannot discuss your death with others.

Table of senior at McDonald’s means at least one brought donuts.

Tall blond woman wearing boots, definitely gets my attention.

Modern lunch with family means it is a meeting of iPads.

I wonder if they have a buffet in heaven.

In every end there is a new beginning.

Barack Obama is the great Miscommunicator.

Nurses enjoy patients who laugh.

Some days I think God took the detour.

Elephant In Your House

For decades Republicans are the party of elephants. See an elephant, and one automatically thinks of Republicans since this is the party of that large creature who wanders the forests of Africa. A Republican Senator has introduced a bill that would prevent any GOVERNMENT from impairing the right of free enterprise in Africa. After all, poachers are simply using their 2nd Amendment rights to shoot and kill any creature in the land. If hunters can shoot squirrels, why not elephants? The NRA is supporting this bill and warning any legislator who opposes killing elephants will make clear they are on the side of liberals seeking to take away 2nd Amendment rights. Just read the Constitution which makes clear our Founding Fathers opposed making laws that prevent killing any creature in the forest.

1. Elephants live in the forest.

2. Hunters hunt in the forests.

3. If elephants don’t want to be killed, just leave their tusks on the ground.

Oppose this vill, and you oppose freedom for Americans to hunt and kill creatures in the forest.

On the other hand, how about a new symbol for Republicans: A hand holding a gun aloft??

Smoke Pot And Be Happy

The figures are in. Last year was the best opium period in history. Oh, that crop was from Afghanistan. You know, the land that Americans have been fighting in for over a decade. Of course, the Taliban are all for abundant poppy fields, since they collect a tax on each farmers crop. Unlike Americans, the Taliban has enough common sense to allow farmers to grow poppy since that makes farmers happy, and prosperous, and the Taliban rather wealthy. Instead of a program that enriches the Taliban and makes farmers like the Taliban, how about?

1. Have the US government purchase the entire poppy crop.

2. Have the US government sell this crop to hospitals.

3. Or, sell some poppy in states that allow drugs.

4. Burn the entire crop.

Just have a policy that helps Afghan farmers and hurts the Taliban!!

Spread The Word And Go to Jail

I was raised as a member of the Jewish religion, and it was made clear to me that we Jews are not interested in converting other folk to become Jews. I was raised to mind my own business and not interfere in the religion of other folks. However, there are several American Christians who believe that Jesus Christ wants them to travel to the dictatorship of North Korea and pester those people with the world of God, or at least their version of the word of God. Every few months some Americans, loaded down with Bibles heads for North Korea, that land of peace and love. For some strange reason the brutal dictatorship of the Kim gang does not want any words spoken that do not preach the word to one and all that Kim Jong-un is the ONE and only God in the land.

Mathew Miller and Kenneth Bae have just spent a few months learning about farming and hard labor in North Korea. After a few months of this work, their desire to work at spreading the word of Christ sort of grew less and less interesting. Finally, boss man, Kim, decided to let them go home. Perhaps, they can now spread the words of Jesus about aiding the poor to American Republicans!