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Just A Guy Named Joe

For many years when referring to the average American it is quite common to refer to this unknown person by calling him–Joe. Well, the guy named Joe is going to announce that he will run for president. Joe Biden is throwing his hat or name or whatever into the ring of combat. As of yet,I am not clear whether he seeks the Republican or the Democratic nomination.Wouldn’t you just enjoy a parade on stage of people seeking the Republican nomination and one is named–Joe? So,what does Joe Biden have to offer?

1.His name is Joe.

2.His name is not Hillary.

3.He was never married to a guy named,Bill.

5. On the other hand wouldn’t it be fun to have a ticket headed by Joe and Bill?

6. Joe Biden is a decent man. He is an intelligent man.

7. Donald and Joe on the stage would be a fascinating incident. Donald never ceasing to talk and Joe just listening and shaking his head.

8. How come we never have a guy named, Moishe?

P.S.Anyone for a George?

See Bernie Run……

I do like Hillary Clinton and most likely will vote for her next year, but for the coming months it is wonderful to have Bernie Sanders in the race. He drew a crowd of 10,000 in Madison, Wisconsin and people were happy to actually hear a Democrat politician expressing liberal ideas. Bernie is for a single pay health insurance scheme like most civilized nations possess. He wants much higher minimum wage laws,he actually believes that America once again can build roads and bridges, reconstruct our decaying infrastructure, and create jobs that pay decent wages. Oh,he even wants to raise taxes.

In the 1950 when income was rising both for the wealth and workers at the same rate, the top income tax was: NINETY PERCENT! And, the economy was booming!

Alas, Bernie is a summer delight who will disappear at the arrival of winter.But,it is sure fun having this golden moment of liberalism.

Religious Rule In Israel

The American media is ready at the drop of a hat to describe religious fanatics in Muslim societies, but when it comes to Israel, any and all mention of religious fanatics escape the attention of American society. Has anyone ever heard a Republican, let alone a Democrat politician, ever rant and rave about religious abuse in the state of Israel? Religious leaders decide who can marry in Israel, they decide who is or is not a JEW!. Sorry, Reform Jews, you are not really Jews in their eyes. Religious leaders even decide who can pray at the Western Wall( in my childhood we term it the Wailing Wall). Women are forced to pray on their side of the partition while men are on the other side of the partition. Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation decide how Jewish women can or cannot pray. It is clear that women are on the other side of the partition.

Some males decided to pass Torah scrolls to the women which caused a conniption to the good Rabbi. Ms. Hoffman of the Women of the Wall makes clear: “Rabbi Rabinowitz treats the motel as it it belong to him and enforces ultra Orthodox customs. It is insulting to be treated like second rate citizens oft he holiest place to the Jewish people.”

So, what was that about those crazy Muslim religious fanatics??

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

I assume the main qualification for running for president is to have never taken a science course.

Republicans insist they must end the IRS and increase military spending. I guess Houdini is their main secret weapon.

Oh, for a day in this world without a shot being fired!

We now have two doctors running for president. How about two turtle doves?

There ought to be a law requiring anyone running for president to speak softly.

I so miss the peace of night falling without violence in the world

Just think, in twenty years a Clinton and a Bush running for president!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Demolition Mission”

Ok, we are good at demolishing, now how about building?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Mama Mia”

This is not good spaghetti!

Hungary, Budapest Times: “Banks Abandoned”

I assume they took the money with them.

Norway, Norway Post: “Five Jailed For Wolf Hunting”

Woof, woof to you!

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Police And Army Raid Hostel”

I trust it was really a house of of ill fame

Send Out The Loonies

In two weeks the people of Great Britain will elect a new government. The good news is that the notorious anti-immigrant UKip is slowly, but surely declining in its attraction to the people of England. The leader of UKip, Nigel Farage is in trouble and may not even win the district in which he must win in order to serve in Parliament. His UKip won about 37% of the vote in elections for the European Parliament, but latest polls indicate only about 13% of people in Great Britain will vote for it. UKip believes that all economic problems in their fair land will end once those terrible immigrants can no longer come to merry old England. Of course, those dirty old immigrants do the jobs that native born Englishmen refuse to take such as picking up the garbage of picking crops. In modern times those who most oppose immigration are those who most oppose any sort of work that entails hard physical labor. Perhaps, we can make robots to do that work and then dispense with those immigrants.

The race is a tight one between the Labor Party led by Ed Miliband and the Conservatives led by David Cameron. At this point, Labor has 36% to 33% for the Conservatives. At least give some credit to David Cameron who summed up the UKip very succinctly: “a bunch of fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists.” Enough said.

France Moves To Right

There is a significant shift in the attitudes of people in the Western world. They increasingly are disgusted with any and all forms of government that include passing laws that impact the wealthy or that allow people of the Muslim religion to enjoy human rights. At a time of vast changes in technology that reduce the number of decent paying jobs, of the rise of immigration from areas that are in poverty to areas that are enjoying the benefits of modern government sponsored legislation such as minimum wage of health insurance, those at the bottom of our economic society are angry. They feel left out and due to social media and the vast wealth of those who can manipulate the news, have come to believe their problems are the result of poor people from the Middle East and Africa. In one way or another liberal forces have failed to communicate with those who are at the bottom of the economic level that maldistribution of wealth is the problem.

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy and his UMP movement made significant gains in local elections in France. They went from controlling 42 local Departments to 65. French Socialist leader Prime Minister Manual Valls made clear “the French have declared their anger of a daily life that is difficult.” Just like Americans, the French do not believe there are any problems with economic inequality but believe all problems stem from immigrants taking their jobs! The only good news is that the truly right wing National Front did not sweep the election.

Oh Them Beggars In Madrid

I spent my early life in the city of New York where just about every subway ride some man wandered through the car seeking a few coins. Or, on subway platforms men and women offered their musical talents to lighten life underground or for those headed home after a tough day hauling boxes for a living. In Madrid there is a new directive to all employees. They are to be on guard against potential violence. NO, the enemy is not a Muslim terrorist but beggars, musicians and gay folk. This is rather interesting. If I work on the Madrid underground, I must constantly be on guard in case somehow I encounter a gay person. Here is my confusion:

1. If someone laughs at a joke does this mean they are then in the state of being a gay person?

2. Exactly which personal characteristic allow me to decide if someone is a gay personal, of the sexual persuasion?

3. It would assist if the authorities had pictures of these gay folk.

In other words, if you find yourself on the Madrid underground, display a somber face and do not laugh!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: Talking In English Baffles Swedes”

Big deal, talking in Swedish is not any English we Americans understand.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Some Mumble In Beer”

I much prefer mumbled beer talk than sober Republican blather.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Minors Flee Denmark”

OK with me as long as they do not flee to the Middle East.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Spread Your Wings”

We are in for some rocky months since Republicans are in town!

Russia, Moscow Times: “Pickpockets Reduced In Half”

Now, if we can reduce Putin’s pickpocketing Russia could end its crime wave.

Some Germans Fear Those Muslims!

As I recall from my childhood, during the 1930s a prevalent fear within Germany was about all those Jews and people from eastern Europe who represented an illness that threatened the health of people in Western Europe, particularly those in Germany. Poor Adolf had to spend his waking hours figuring out ways to prevent the “vermin” and decadent hordes seeking to enter Germany get a foothold. At least today, most Germans are not worried about them Jews or east Europeans. Today, thank God, they have a new fear of having the blood of Germans be polluted by filth. People from Africa and the Middle East are seeking to escape from war and poverty and are willing to do the dirt jobs in Western Europe.

Felix Menzel, age 29, is really worried, not only for his fellow Germans, but for all of Europe. “I see a serious threat coming our way from outside Europe. I feel especially pessimistic about the overpopulation of Africa and Asia. And, I believe that what is unfolding in Iraq and Syria at the moment is a clear harbinger of the first global civil war.” Poor Felix is worried about “Europe’ weakening soul.” I do feel for Felix. Then again, if these vermin don’t come to Germany, who picks up the trash and works their butts off in dirty filthy jobs? Hey, Felix, why not get a job hauling trash and in that way prevent one of these dirty people from working in your beautiful nation?