Category Archives: Catholics

Fight For Wealthy Equality!

I am sick and tired of all this talk about the needs of poor people. How often do you encounter an article or TV show that depicts the plight of our top one percent of wealthy people. To be more accurate,w hat about the plight of the 99% of the top 1% of those with large incomes? Do you realize that the top 1% of the top 1% of those with incomes in this land are falling behind the top 1% of the top of wealthy folks. WE need an affirmative action plan to aid the 99% of those in the top 1% of income. Each year they fall further behind the top 1% of the top 1% in income. Do you realize their yachts are half the size of the top 1% of the top 1%? It is time for Congress to recognize the plight of the 99% of the top 1% with money!

I know that not only does President Obama hate America, he also hates the minority who constitute 99% of the top 1% with money. Have you ever heard a single word out of his mouth concerning their plight in being left behind? He hates wealthy people because most of them are white!

Raise income for the 99% of the top 1% and it will result in high paying jobs for all Americans!

Tales Of Bill O’Reilly In Combat

There is one thing that is certain in life, those who adhere to the Republican Party are the bravest folk in our land. They are also the wisest people in our land since they alone know that Barack Obama was born in another land and simply lacks guts to do anything. Bill is still upset because some reporters challenged his accounts of being a man under fire in Argentine during the Falkland Island wars back in the 1980s. It now appears that not only did Bill confront terrorists in Argentine, but he also went face to face with bad people who murdered several nuns in El Salvador. According to Bill: “I was in El Salvador when I saw nuns get shot in the back of the head.” He went on to say that he arrived in El Salvador to work for CBS early in 1981.

Now, this is one great story. Bill arrived in El Salvador in 1981 to see the nuns get shot. There is one slight problem with this story. The nuns got shot in 1980. I do apologize for being picky, but I thought reporters were duty bound to check facts. Oh, in 2009, Bill told WVVH-TV that he arrived in El Salvador just after the nuns got shot.

Now, you know why Fox News hired Bill.

Mouth That Roared

Members of the Republican party have a rendezvous with any nut case who can utter words of defiance and hatred of the president of the United States of America. For years this title has been held by Senator
Ted Cruz who believes any and all problems in this nation are the result of immigrants from the land of Mexico. I should make clear he refers to illegal immigrants. Of course, Ted was born in Canada, but what the hell, his mom was American. Now, after years of making millions of dollars speaking to businessmen about his heroism during 9/11 surrounded by dozens of cops wants to once again emerge into the limelight of making more money by attacking the patriotism of President Obama. Now, Congressman Darrell Issa is touting the wise words of the millionaire from New York. Darrell made clear that Rudy needs our “thanks” for clarifying the issue of who is a patriot.

Rudy and Darrell believe the president does not believe in the American experience of being an exceptional nation. I wonder if there is a nation in this world, a group of people in this world who do not regard themselves as “exceptional.” The issue is not whether a nation is exceptional, but what is the nature of that exceptional behavior? I do know that Rudy Giuliani is exceptional as making money using the bravery of others.

Prejudice Not Good For Business

Among the most confusing issues that I simply do not understand is the drive to “protect businessmen” from having to serve gay or LGBT customers. It is most certain that such a bill will become law in Arkandas and now legislators in Arizona are going to pass legislation that prevents municipalities from passing such laws. Here is my confusion:

1. Do I check its customer for his or her beliefs about sex?

2. Do LGBT customers somehow convey to me they are of that sexual persuasion?

3. If woman wants to try on male pants do I show her the door?

If my religion forbids me to sell to Muslims or Jews or atheists do I have that right?

If my religion forbids me to live with Jews or Muslims do I have that right?

If I do not like short people, can I refuse to sell to them?

The list could go on and on.

By the way, Walmart is located in Arkansas, will Arkansas laws impact who Walmart does business with?

Republican Protects America, Once Again

About thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan, the guardian saint of conservative Republicans issued executive orders that allowed illegal immigrants from Mexico to remain in the United States of America. I do not recall any Republican protest about the Reagan policy of protecting illegals in our fair land. Throughout the history of the United States of America, our President is the one who sets foreign policy and handles issues of illegal immigrants. But, there is a Republican Federal judge in the great state of Texas who desires to protect the American people. Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen has issued an injection that supports the right of states to challenge policies of President Obama and Homeland Security to halt deportation of illegal immigrants. You can make one guess whether these are Muslim terrorists or just old fashioned Mexican ones who take jobs away from hard working decent Americans.

Judge Hanen says that Homeland Security does not have “discretion by law to give 4.54 million aliens a legal position” in this land of freedom. Anyway, President Obama will seek support from a different Federal Judge to support his actions. Word of advice, do not consult any Federal Judge who resides in the state of Texas. There is something in the air of that place!

Italian Army Into Battle?

Each day it becomes increasingly clear that Libya is becoming a center of chaos and destruction. Frankly, I doubt if there is a single political scientist who could even name the various groups now fighting for power, let alone being able to inform the world as to their goals for the land. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is proposing to send Italian troops to this land which lies as close to Italy as Cuba does to the United States of America. The dispatch of Italian troops to North Africa would be an interesting proposal. The last time Italian soldiers fought in northern Africa the results were not to the best. For example, when the Italian army invaded Egypt in 1941 it had 250,000 men who were opposed by about 50,000 British soldiers. For some reason, the British surrounded this invasion force and destroyed most of it.

I am not claiming the modern Italian army could not hold its own against Muslim terrorists. The initial problem is sorting out which Muslim terrorist is better of worse than the other Muslim terrorists. This is among the modern mysteries of life. Good Luck.

Latin Nights Of Anger

Nicolas Maduro is on a mission to become the new Fidel Castro in Latin America. Prior to becoming a prominent political leader of Venezuela he developed his government expertise as a bus driver, but when one is connected to great men like Hugo Chavez, the former president of Venezuela, one does not have to possess intelligence, just some guys in uniforms to handle the crowd. These days in this lovely Latin American nation one waits on line for about three hours in order to get a roll of toilet paper. Thousands of students demonstrated last year against the mess that is Venezuela and a few dozen were killed or arrested. These days people attempt to complain about the economic disaster in their nation only to be brutally informed that only Yankee spies and saboteurs complain about life in a so-called “Socialist paradise.”

Ok, there has been an economic class that has run this nation until Chavez entered the scene. Prior to his death the so-called leader of the people proceeded to wreck the economy and created a collapse that has left people without basic necessities. It is one thing to damage the wealthy with higher taxes, another to wreck the economy. Maduro devotes his time to warnings about the CIA attempting a coup. Frankly, our CIA could not plan a coup, let alone any action that would be successful. So people do without because Maduro will not use economic sense and get the economy working again.

Bibi, The Great Leader

I understand that many Americans and Israelis actually believe that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is some sort of great leader. When he assumed power in Israel, the following was present:

1. Turkey was a close ally of Israel and their troops were engaged in joint military exercises.

2. Egypt and Israel had close relations.

3. Jordan and Israel had good relations.

4. Israel still enjoyed the respect of most European nations.

5. American diplomats worked with Israel in hope of securing peace in the Middle East.

After several years of Bibi in charge of Israel this is the reality:

1. Turkey has become an enemy of Israel and has yet to get over the murder of Turkish citizens who were bringing humanitarian aid to Gaza. I will not get into the humiliation of Turkish diplomats by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

2. Relations with Egypt are formal, not close.

3. Jordanians do not seek close relations with Israel.

4. It is impossible to name a single European nation that supports the foreign policy of Israel.

5. There are NO meaningful relations with the United States of America.

Oh, Israel has good relations with the Republican party of America.

Pope Francis Loves Children

Pope Francis is a wonderful man. Pope Francis inherited an institution that mentally remains locked in a world that once was, but now, not is. I recognize that anyone in the role of Pope confronts inertia and dead wood that opposes change. The Italian Curia is:

1. Against birth control

2. It is against women as priests

3. It is against priests being able to marry.

So, when Pope Francis makes comments concerning the reality of modern life one must recognize that his words are carefully selected. He recently informed Catholics that he was concerned about their refusal to have many children. “A society with a greedy generation that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all a worrisome, a weight, a risk, is a depressed society. Their choice not to have children is selfish.”

I have four children. I also understand that in poverty areas of the world, having lots of children dooms most of them to a life of poverty and illness. There is need for birth control. In the United States of America young people are in a society in which the rich have and they do not. The cost of raising a child can be over $300,000. Sorry, Pope Francis, it is not being selfish, it is being realistic.

Ukraine -Maybe Quiet?

I confess that my anger emerges when I read about the murder of thousands in Ukraine. I want the West to stand with Ukraine against the gangster Vladimir Putin. I want arms to be sent to Ukraine and confront the stooges of Vladimir who currently are killing the innocent in that nation. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Hollande decided on a different approach. They have been negotiating with Vladimir Putin to achieve a cease fire in Ukraine. They signed such an agreement. It is NOT a solution. It will not punish those who initiated this conflict. It will NOT stop Putin from constantly causing havoc in the world. But, it does:

1. End the possibility of an armed conflict with Russia.

2. At least for the moment, ends death in Ukraine.

3. It will not please Senator John McCain and those Republicans who want to get some fighting going on.

4. It seeks to avoid the Iraq syndrome of sending in the troops.

So, the world is not perfect. In the meantime, do the best one can.