Category Archives: Politics

Can Democrats Win Next Month?

Just about every Democratic candidate for US Senator is fighting of his life this autumn, and guess who is the cause of this distress? From day one of his administration, Barack Obama has regarded “politics” as beneath his responsibility as a leader of the nation. In many respects, Barack Obama is an Ivy League professor who prefers lofty thinking than dealing with mundane issues of governance. His disregard for the world of politics has virtually destroyed the ability of Democrats in many states to win an election. Ironically, Barack Obama is the perfect leader in terms of what young people seek in a leader. They abhor “politics” which is something that people who lack high standards of performance become involved in. So, what can, if anything, Obama do?

1. He can initiate a monthly, “Report to the Nation.” How about explaining in clear terms that the Affordable Care Act IS working?

2. He can send every American a report about the health care act.

3. He can challenge Republican leaders in Congress to monthly debates about current issues. This could be done via social media.

He can appoint a special commission to offer views about Middle Eastern policy and ask Senator John McCain to chair it.

Act like a leader, for God’s sake!

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

As dictator of America, I will decree the end of cars and emergence of bikes in urban areas.

I have never drunk a latte. Am I late for a good thing?

If you see a group of Japanese in a large city, they will be carrying at least one camera.

Saw little girls in Chicago holding brown faced dolls.

No more delightful sight than one year old chasing birds on grass.

I wonder why elderly women reject white hair, it is beautiful.

Mystery of one young man and five attractive girls.

I saw a man with tee shirt, “Keep Dodgers In Brooklyn.” Only sixty years too late.

If three people walking, chances are the one in middle does more of the talking.

I have only been on a tour bus about three times in life, three times too many.

Turkey Allows Bombing- Hurrah!

A Turkish army is poised on its border just outside the besieged city of Kobani as Kurds fight to prevent a mass human massacre. This army has tanks, well trained soldiers and could within a week drive ISIS from the area, and if it so desired, drive ISIS from Iraq. However, the army sits and listens and does nothing. However, Turkish President Recep Erdogan has finally allowed American plans to use his airports in order to blast away at the Muslim terrorists. Erdogan regards Kurds as the major enemy facing Turkey, not Islamist terrorists. His plan is to allow ISIS to wipe out Kurds, and thus end their desire for an independent nation. Allowing American bombing is simply a ploy to come across as a partner in the fight against terrorism. Of course, for him, terrorism against Kurds is a good thing.

However, Erdogan is opening a new issue for his nation. If Kurds are massacred in Kobani, we can expect the emergence of mass terrorism within Turkey as its Kurdish citizens resort to violence in response to his failure to lead the fight against ISIS. We predict dark violent days for Turkey.

Putin Liquidates Good Guys

I recently have been studying life in Stalin Russia during the 1950s and encountered story after story of ordinary people, war veterans and famous writers being sent to the gulag for a reason or simply because a quota had to be filled and their name cropped up. Vladimir Putin is president of Russia, and apparently he longs for the good old days when the government decided what you read, what you said and what you thought. He has restored a dictator who murdered about FIFTEEN MILLION RUSSIANS to a new place of honor in the pantheon of famous Russians. The Russian Ministry of Justice is petitioning the supreme court for permission to “liquidate: an important human rights group in Russia known as Memorial. This group already has been forced to admit it is a “foreign agent” because it receives money from human rights groups outside Russia. It has committed the un-Russian idea of urging President Putin to “immediately cease Russian aggression against Ukraine.”

Vladimir Putin has a hero in life, his name is Joseph Stalin. Stalin liquidated people and Putin wants to begin by liquidating ideas. People will then follow the liquidation process.

St. Louis Blues Blast Away

Many in the St. Louis area had expectations after the shooting of Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson that issues of prejudice would be addressed. A month had gone by and another shooting of a black youth who was committing the crime of walking on the streets of St. Louis. Thousands gathered in the city to hear various speakers insist that peaceful demonstrations should continue. However, activist writer Cornel West insisted the problem lay with failure of African American leaders. He charged them with being “too obsessed with being successful rather than faithful to a cause.” He was followed by ministers, rabbis and imams urging people to demonstrate following the principles of Martin Luther King who was apparently “obsessed” with the notion that peaceful protest could result in change. One person complained to the media that “all these speeches before, you’ve heard them all before, that’s not going to change, right?” Another argued “I was hoping for a plan from our elders and I was disappointed.”

One can readily understand this frustration. But, one solution to the problem in Ferguson in which most people are black is to VOTE. If African Americans voted, took control of the city government, they would have a voice in determining who was a cop. I wonder how many who are frustrated actually voted in the last election in Ferguson or the city of St. Louis?

Ebola Is Here-Republicans In Joy!

Candidates for public office this fall has uncovered a new issue that concerns failure on the part of the Obama administration. Republicans and Fox News blast away daily on the issue of Ebola. Examine the record:

1. There was not a single case of Ebola when George Bush was President.

2. The evil of ISIS did not exist when George Bush was President.

3. Mr. Duncan who came from Africa with the disease was NOT halted at the border.

4. A nurse who treated the Ebola victim at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital now has Ebola.

5. She got this disease while Barack Obama was in the White House.

6. Barack Obama was born in Africa. Ebola is an African disease.

Add up the FACTS and one is left with one conclusion: Elect Republicans and Ebola will be defeated!

In Defense Of Cops!

Every so often one comes across a story about a brave policeman who is being punished for acting like a brave cop. Detroit cop Alex Vinson was involved in a robbery and during this process he encountered the fact that the criminal had a wonderful new watch. The policeman lives in an era when Wall Street folk steal the public blind and when their crimes are exposed, the only penalty is that they are forced to accept billions of dollars in compensation for robbing people. This is what is termed to be the “capitalist system” in operation. Steal from the ordinary American and become wealthy. Heck, the head of Goldman Sax once complained that he was being treated like a Jew during the Holocaust.

We offer support for Mr. Vinson. All he did was take the watch from the bad guy, and place it on his own wrist. Compared to Wall Street bankers he is a paragon of virtue. So, hail Mr. Vinson, he has learned that under capitalism, one steals and is rewarded. Unlike, Wall Street thieves, he simply stole from a thief. I think he is entitled to a decoration for valor in the face of the enemy.

Iraq Knows NO Peace

Perhaps, one day in the future, people in Iraq will experience a complete day without someone getting blown to pieces. I confess there are moments of confusion being able to understand why or how anyone who believes in God or religion is able to proceed to murder innocent men, women and children. Somehow, it is hard to conceive of any God up in the sky who demands murder of the innocent in His name. More suicide bombers in Baghdad, more broken bodies. At this point in time it is simply open season on those who have nothing to do with the government of Iraq, nothing to do with any of the assortment of groups who sincerely are committed to murder and destruction.

I recall that back in the 1950s there were Americans who used to say: “Kill a Commie For Christ.” Although they expressed this silly idea, few, if any, did anything other than shoot off their mouth. Perhaps, it is time for religious fanatics in Iraq to just shoot off their mouths and leave the innocent alive to go to the mosque and pray??

Demonstrations In St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri is among the most difficult places in America to arouse feelings of anger about racial justice. At this moment in time, the city of St. Louis is predominantly composed of African Americans. The financial district has long since departed a city with too many black skinned people for the suburbs of Clayton, Missouri. The black-white divided is among the realities of this city. At this moment, for the first time in decades, thousands are in the streets demanding an end to shooting and murder of black youth. It began in the outlying area of Ferguson when police officer Darren Wilson decided to put six bullets in the body of Michael Brown. The police continue to insist that Mr. Brown initiated the conflict. As I recall, he was walking down the street when accosted by officer Wilson. A new shooting has made people in St. Louis furious. Three black youths were WALKING down the street which apparently made a security guard, a cop engaged in off duty work, worried. He then proceeded to get off thirteen bullets, six of which hit the body of Vonderick Meyers.

It is time to cease the “broken window” theory of halting “potential gangsters” and just allow black skinned folk to walk the streets. Neither of these shootings would have occurred if police ceased worrying about who was walking in the streets. For some reason, when white folks walk, it is OK. And, by the way, how about more target practice for cops? Thirteen shots standing near a person and only sic enter the body? Back to the firing range!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

UK, Guardian: “Police Chief Silent About Shooting Teen”

I don’t think the teen was silent when he got shot.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Tax Credit For Fit Children Doubled”

I think we need more like tripling the credit.

France, Connexion: “Disneyland Paris Needs Bailout”

How about putting it in Berlin?

China, China Daily: “Stranglers Plan Move”

Just keep them out of Chicago where I live!

Norway, Norway Post: “Strike By Cleaners”

This is one dirty story not fit to be printed.