Category Archives: Socialists

We Finally Got Him!

During the 18th and 19th centuries, the young American nation was known to Europeans as the leader in the fight to end capital punishment, and to create prisons where the goal was rehabilitation of criminals. That was then, today is now. Yesterday, the state of Georgia injected John Wayne Conner, aged sixty, with  barbiturate, and he soon was dead. The crime which resulted in his death happened in 1982 when John and his buddy, JT White were drinking and smoking marijuana. He was the sixth person this year in Georgia to be executed.

Gee, thirty years have passed since the crime. Did Mr. Conner display new behaviors? Did he demonstrate that the man who killed a friend, was now a different person? For God’s sake the ‘murder’ was an explosion of anger against a FRIEND!

Chaos In Britain

Following is what we do know about the situation in merry or not so merry England:

1. Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned.

2. A few folks are wondering why or how this Leave became official policy.

3. There is a bit of confusion in the Conservative and Labor parties as to who now leads them.

Boris Johnson, former Mayor of London led the fight to Leave the European Union. Naturally, he assumed since he was the leading Conservative to persuade a majority people to Leave, there was no one but himself to become the new Prime Minister. Michael Gove, Justice Minister, was his right hand man in working for the success of Leave. So, what happens after the WIN?

His buddy Michael Grove threw his name into the fight to become the new prime minister. “I wanted to build a team behind Boris Johnson so that a politician who argued for leaving the European Union could lead us just a little bit further. But, I have come reluctantly to the conclusion that Boris cannot  provide leadership  or build the team for the tasks ahead.”

Talk about placing knife in the back of your best friend!!

What If Republicans Triumph?

There are continual dire predictions that if Donald Trump became president of the United States of America the end of civilization as we know it, would soon arrive. So, let’s exam a Trump presidency:

1. Donald would ask Congress to appropriate $50 billion to build a Great Wall only to discover the bill never made it out of the Appropriations Committee. Donald,  your guys don’t  like spending money.

2. Donald would gather military leaders and propose bombing the shit out of ISIS. They would inform him about air campaigns for over three years aimed at bombing the shit out of ISIS. Trump would announce it was his words that set in motion the bombing three years ago!

3. Donald would get Congress to pass tax reductions only to discover there was not enough money to run the federal government. Donald would propose reductions in military spending which would create months and months of gridlock.

4. Donald would order roundup of 11,000,000 illegal immigrants which would negatively impact the economy. Donald, these people BUY goods made in America and when they depart, so does their money! Oh,and the shit and garbage would pile up because there are not enough folks to shovel it!

5. Oh, Donald, those damn immigrants care for children so what happens when they are gone?

6. Within seven months, the hair of Donald would turn white once he has to actually  run a government.  OH, Donald, you can’t declare America bankrupt!

Bernie Fell Down!

Little Bernie went out to play and somehow fell down and broke his crown. Bernie was playing with his toys when some nasty little girl swept in and took them all away! Bernie is a poor little boy whose folks don’t have much money, but that Hillary girl comes from some wealthy family and they are able to buy  up  all the toys so poor little boys have none to play with. And, just when Bernie was ready to  kick in the winning goal in the soccer game, this nasty little girl hit him in the groin and he fell down in pain.

Well, Bernie, put on some bandages and still wants to complete the game regardless of whether the bad little girl has scored more points. Oh gee whiz, imagine  having the game end, and the nasty rich girl wins the game! That’s just not fair! The fairy tale ALWAYS ends  with the poor little boy hitting the home run with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Are you guys telling Bernie that he is NOT Prince Charming!!

You’re A Racist

The good news from the Trump headquarters is that he is making clear day after day the new Republican agenda on how to deal with Hispanic rapists and Muslim terrorists. So, I interviewed the red headed guy:

M: So,Mr.Trump, are critics who charge you are a racist telling the truth?

D: Let me ask you a question: You get sued  by a Muslim and the judge is Muslim, would you feel comfortable with that setup?

M: Donald, is your comment one that only a racist would utter?

T: The real racist is the person who says that  Muslim terrorist judge should be allowed to supervise a trial of a decent American Christian

M: So, anyone who says that it is impossible for an Hispanic or a Muslim to be the judge when the trial deals with God fearing Christian Americans– is the real Racist!

T: Right on, Fred. Now you understand those who despise Muslims and Hispanic rapists are the true Americans and those who oppose them are the true Rapists!

M: So, if I labeled what you just wrote means that I am the racist!

T:  Fred, boy are you a slow learner. Have you considered enrolling in Trump University and,not only becoming a millionaire but finally becoming the non-racists in America.

M: So, YOU are the guy who fights racism and Hillary is the broad who is the real Racist in this election!!

 

 

 

 

Bernie On Democracy

Up until the past year I doubt if there were more than a few million people in this nation who even knew that Bernie Sanders was a US Senator from Vermont. But,these days, Bernie is declaiming and declaring his views on just about any and all subjects. So, here is the Sanders take on the state of democracy:

“Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle, but that is where the Democratic party should go.Democracy is messy. Every day my life is messy. But, if you want everything to be just and orderly and allowing, you know just things to proceed without more debate, that is not what democracy is all about.” Frankly, this is the sort of comment one might hear from the great Donald Trump. Reality, Bernie: as of this date Hillary Clinton has secured three million more votes than you have. I assume in your version of democracy, the one with the most votes, wins.

Shut Down Abortion Clinics

Thee is a state in America which goes by the name of Alabama. Yes, it is a physical entity, but it is also a mental entity. Those who reside in this state, at one point or another encounter strange alien creatures who have seized control of the government. Governor Robert Bentley signed into law SB 205. This law forbids any abortion clinic that is not over 2000 feet from a school building. In case you are wondering why the ‘2000’ figure, that is the distance for sex offenders.

We soon expect new Alabama laws:

Only married people can engage in sex if they are less than 2000  feet from a school.

A transgender person must pee more than 2000 feet from a school building.

If two lesbians are engaged in kissing one another they cannot engage in such weird behavior if they are less than 2000 feet from a school.

OH, any Muslim must be over 2000 feet from a school if they wish to pray.

DuPage United Likes “Muslims”

There are many groups in America seeking to form connections to members of the Muslim community in order to make Christians and Jews realize there are some nice Muslims, as well as make Muslims get to know some nice Christians and Jews. I have never believed there are “good” Muslims or Christians or Jews or atheists. There are some nice people and some jerks in this world. Bringing together Muslims with Christians and Jews to prove in the goodness of a person based upon their religion or non-religion is the height of ignorance.

I meet someone who mentions they are a Muslim, and like or dislike the person, not because of their religion– or lack of one- but due to their innate personhood. I find ironic that no one ever says, “Christian Nazism” or “Catholic Fascism” or “Christian-Jewish Communism.” Adolf is simply one bad Nazi  dude, not some bad dude Christian Nazi dude. Please don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with reaching out to meet interesting “People,” but seeking “nice” people based upon their religion is a certainty to backfire. Why? Because in ANY group of humans, there are nice folks and jerks.

So, how to counter hatred toward a group?

1. VOTE.

2. Organize as many people as possible to vote for those seeking to  undo democracy.

3. Seek to get people voting in 2018 when there are no presidential candidates and make certain they vote in 2020 when election districts are redone.

4. THE most important issue today is getting people to VOTE against Trump this year, and in 2018 against the bigots seeking to control our state legislatures and congressional districts.

If along the way you meet a nice  person who is of the Muslim faith–great, hopefully, you will meet people of all backgrounds and beliefs.

My mother-in-law was from Branson, Missouri, a good Southern Baptist who was nice to the first Jew she ever met. We did not agree on ANY political or social ideas, but, when Norma met A person, she interacted with that person based upon their human qualities.

 

Our Founding Fathers

Every important Republican leader over the past twenty years and Justice Scalia insisted the original intention of our Founding Fathers was to curtail the  growth of a powerful Federal government. They insist our Founding Fathers wanted more power to the States and less to the Federal government. Examine the record:

The original government was based on the Articles of Confederation which gave all power to the States. The result was chaos and that is why a Constitutional Convention was called to create a powerful Federal government. Alexander Hamilton, the initial Secretary of Treasury believed the Federal government should–build roads and canals,provide economic assistance to new manufactures, assume responsibility to pay off State debts, and carry out  forceful foreign policy.

Along came Abraham Lincoln, founder to the Republican party, and what did this Republican do?

He had the Federal government fund construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, he had the government set aside land to be sold in order to create new colleges, he welcomed immigrants, legal or illegal. He also passed the initial income tax, he pushed for high tariffs to protect American manufacturing,and he had the Federal government give away free land to anyone who wanted to become a farmer.

So,how come our Founding Fathers believed in ideas from the Democratic Party?? Oh, he had no interest who was in public restrooms.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I think Republicans need Rudy Giuliani to save America just as he single-handedly did on 9/11.

Cruz and Fiorina– a match made in heaven!

In all honesty, Bernie left Brooklyn but Brooklyn never left Bernie.

Donald prefers being Donald to presidential.

A miracle that will never occur is a day of peace in Syria.

Republicans never explain what “Making America Great Again” means,great in which respect?

It becomes increasingly clear the only purpose of Republican primaries is to  help some folks sell their books.

At age 85, I somehow missed the meaning or purpose of the Kardashian age.

These days I have come to conclude that Hell is being forced to sit before a TV set listening to the Republican debates for ETERNITY!

My great regret this year is that Elizabeth Warren did not seek the presidency.

Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn has identified the greatest threat confronting America– the Government wants to regulate our ceiling fans!

First they came for our health care, then they came for our light bulbs, then they came for our ceiling fans, and next, no doubt, is regulation of our toilet seats!!