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Rahm Emanuel Blues

The people of Chicago as well as America and as well as the world are shocked and dismayed at the video which FINALLY has been released that shows clearly how police officer Jason Van Dyke pumped SIXTEEN bullets into the body of Laquan McDonald as he lie on the ground gasping for life. However, in Chicago there is increasing anger why this video was not released for a year and during that time the family of the dead youth was paid five million dollars as compensation for his death.

It is now clear that Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not want the video to be released until AFTER his bid for re-election as mayor. There is no doubt had it been, tough guy Rahm would have lost the election. Not only the black community, but anyone concerned about human justice wants to know why the mayor refused to release the video until AFTER THE ELECTION!

Rahm is a natural born bully, but we now know that he is also a natural born politician who will do whatever it takes to win.


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

Russia, Moscow Times: “Athletes Banned For Taking Dope”

Who else but a dope would take dope?

France, Connexion: “Police Appeal For Bomber Identity”

OK, bomber, turn yourself in, PLEASE!

USA, NY Post: “Police Issued New Guns”

Great, now they can shoot new people.

Sweden, Local: “Town Hall On Fire”

Did anyone see Ted Cruz in the area?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “I’m A Sane Gun Owner”

I just do insane things.

Chris Christie On Bravery

As Chris Christie wanders the roads of New Hampshire in quest of votes he is now selling the line that it was he, not Rudy Giuliani who saved New York City in the dark days of 9/11. His story goes something like this:

“I was there on 9/11. I saw the towers coming down and I was furious. I was determined to wipe out those terrorists with my own hands. My best friend, Mike, or maybe it was Phil or whoever, was murdered by those Muslim terrorists and I swore vengeance. I talked with his widow and little children and promised that if I ever became president, those killers would all be killed. My mother died of cancer about this time, she was killed by this terrorist cancer and I promised revenge, and I will get revenge on those murderers.
So, if you want someone who knows all about terrorists, someone who is ready and willing and able to destroy terrorists, just cast your vote for Chris Christie.
Remember I may be slightly overweight but this weight gives me strength to single-handedly wipe out terrorism just as I wiped out terror on the George Washington Bridge!”

The Shocking Chicago Video

Even as I write these words a video is being released in Chicago which depicts the action of police officer Jason Van Dyke. On October 20, 2014, Dyke along with several other officers encountered 17 year old Laquan McDonald wandering the streets with a 4 inch knife that he used to slash at car tires. Although there were several policemen at the scene, although Laquan had never made any effort to attack the cops, police officer Van Dyke decided to take action. He pumped, not one, not two, not ten, but SIXTEEN bullets into the body of a teenager who was on the ground in pain and near death.

Jason Van Dyke is being indicted for murder. Naturally, he will claim that his “life was in danger” from a 4 inch knife that never was pointed at him. There will be demonstrations,there may be riots. It is time for police to behave as GUARDIANS OF PEACE.

Such is life in Chicago where gangsters murder 11 year old boys and cops murder 17 year old boys.

Oh, not a Muslim terrorist in sight.

Don’t Mess With Vladimir

Vladimir Putin is very angry. A Russian plane flying over Syria somehow drifted off course and wound up on the border of Turkey and Syria. At this point the story becomes a bit confused. Turkish pilots insisted they had attempted to warn the Russians they were now in Turkey but the Russians kept on flying. Turkish fighter planes then shot down the Russian plane.

According to Putin, “our military is doing heroic work against terrorism. But the loss today is a stab in the back, carried out by the accomplices of terrorism. We will never tolerate such crimes like the one committed today.”

As I recall, Republicans are insisting that US planes blast away and pay no attention to Russian planes that are blasting away. How about a war with Russia? After all, General Trump has a PLAN to wipe out the Russians and take over that country!


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


Donald Trump should turn to writing fiction. That’s all he talks about.

At some point, all Americans were refugees.

Such tough talk of war from Republicans who never served in the military.

Talk about ISIS turns Americans away from talk about higher minimum wages.

Bernie Sanders is dead, he simply does not come across as a leader in war.

Who knows what awaits America when fear rums rampant?

I wonder who we next hate when Muslims are not the topic?


I so enjoy the rants of Republican candidates how they will destroy ISIS by bombing or putting all Muslims in jail. Few examine the reasons for the ongoing success of ISIS. Reality is that young men and women are voluntarily seeking to become part of this group. Why?

1. ISIS offers hope of being part of some meaningful experience in a world in which few can obtain this desire.

2. ISIS offers fascinating videos on the Internet of young men doing daring things, young men shouting with glee.

3. The videos capture a spirit of belonging at a time when fewer and fewer feel they belong to any meaningful experience or group.

4. ISIs offers membership in a group of brave young men. Who cares what they are doing, they certainly come across as willing to sacrifice their lives.

5. The post industrial world emphasizes the Self, it does not enable people to feel part of the group. But, being part of the group has been the most important feeling for thousands and thousands of years.

6. Best of all ISIS provides a meaningful way to die.

How Long The Refugees?

They journey on foot, they journey using rubber boats, they journey in trucks while hidden in the back, sometimes they die in those trucks. They are the unwanted, they are the refugees who are wandering around Europe seeking a place of refuge. They are the people who frighten most Europeans because they desire to work, they desire to find a place where their children can actually go to schools without fear of being killed by bombs or nut cases dressed in black who chant death, death, death.

They are the refugees from Syria, from places in Africa, they are the modern wandering Jew. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised them a home in her land. We wonder how long this promise will be fulfilled. Already, she is hinting at restrictions, the voices of fear within her land grow louder. Frankly, there are just too many refugees and it is simply a matter of time before she must announce restrictions.

In modern times, the refugee is not a welcome person. Certainly, not when modern people fear terrorists or lack of work. The door will soon be shut.

Maybe Climate Change?

If there is one topic that I know about it is the cowardly behavior of textbook companies. In the 1970s, I published with Addison Wesley the first high school American text book on the history of the United States that contained an entire chapter devoted to the lives of black Americans.We were told by several Southern state textbook committees that unless we removed that chapter, they would not accept our book. We did not and thus lost thousands of sales.

A new study of California textbooks reveals the issue of climate change is NOT being addressed by textbook companies. Any reference to climate change is accompanied by words such as: “could” “might” “may’ and students are informed, “Not all scientists agree about the causes of climate change.” Yes, there is Dr. Carson who does not. California should make clear to any textbook company that if they offer such dribble they will not sell a single textbook in the state of California. They are doing this to ensure sales in red states.


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


We need some brave explorers to venture into the dark recesses of the Trump mind.

I sure wonder what Abraham Lincoln is thinking about this collection of Republicans.

Marco Rubio is slowly disappearing into the west.

Ted Cruz should begin to wear two guns on his waist. I would advise not using them.

I continue wondering what kind of doctor Ben Carson was.

Barack Obama is among the most inept leaders in history. Silence is his concept of leadership.

Being a Muslim in Republican America is like being a Jew in Nazi Germany.Same fears.