Category Archives: Christianity

Republican Follies Opens The Show

I do not know if this is good news or bad news, but John Bolton has announced that he would not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Now, you might ask, “who the hell is John Bolton?” He was the UN representative of the Bush administration. On the other hand, George Pataki has announced that he might seek the Republican nomination. Now, you might ask: “who the hell is George Pataki?” He did serve as governor of New York state. Stand by for the latest description of the greatest show in town– who is the Republican candidate for president in 2016?

1. Lindsay Graham, the US senator from the state of South Carolina has informed America: “Tomorrow morning(today) I will be giving an important update on my 2016 plans and I want to make sure you are able to hear it.” I have a funny feeling no one other than Lindsay will be paying any attention to his decision.

2. As of this date we have yet to hear from Donald Trump or Rick Perry or Sarah Palin as to their desires to run for president. Again, I do not know if this is good or bad news for the Republican party.

I wonder if it would be beneficial for potential candidates to present themselves to a play director and have that person decide as to who should be the lead in the play of 2016 titled: “Running for President.”
It will be a comedy in three acts: Act 1: Deciding to run. Act 2: Running in the Primary. Act 3: Running for President.

I can guarantee this will be one funny play.

P.S. George H.W. Bush only served on term as president, why shouldn’t he run for a second term?

The Trouble In Africa

There is one idea which is ignored by those commenting about the lack of democracy within Africa, and that is the possibility that Africans at this stage of historical development do not desire the ideas of democracy. Robert Mugabe has been head man of Zimbabwe since 1980 and he desires for one more term in order to bring prosperity to his nation. After all, how can anyone develop a vibrant democratic society in only 35 years? President Pierre Nujkvunzizi was overthrown in a coup in Burundi only to stage a coup against General Niyombare who overthrew him. There are times in African politics when the game of democracy is somewhat like a game of musical chairs. What is wrong with Africa?

1. The continent has failed to bring forth leaders such as Nelson Mandela.

2. The few democratic leaders who were able to gain power failed to mentor the next generation of leaders.

3. Corruption has become the norm, not the exception in virtually all African nations.

4. Perhaps, the basic issue is failure to create nations that bound people into one society.

It is also time to quit blaming ‘IMPERIALISM” for the failures of modern African societies.

Africa needs leaders who will end corruption and share the wealth with the masses of people.

ISIS In Ramadi

I am so happy that the US army is training about five thousand “moderates” to confront the armed forces of ISIS. There is a theory within the USA that the best way to fight ISIS is to create a moderate group of Muslims who will desire to charge into battle because they believe in moderation. The factor that makes ISIS so threatening is that its forces are stimulated by the power of hate, violence, religion,and conquest. For some reason those in the West have lost their desire to fight and believe that sending men into battle who do not believe with fervor the cause for which they fight will somehow, in someway lead to victory. The only enemy of ISIS who will defeat this group of terrorists is another group of terrorists who are driven by a love for democracy. You know, the same attitude that permeated British and Americans who fought in World War II.

The training program for “moderates” doesn’t even have a moderate chance for success. Muslims who are driven, who want with fervor, democracy, are the only ones who will defeat the forces of terror. Of course, the problem is lack of charismatic leaders in the Muslim world who seek democracy and modernism. Find those people and ISIS will be defeated.

Bushes In Your Life

Wee are now entering thirty years of Bush folks somewhere near or around the White House. So, to understand the Bush clan:

1. A Bush holding your hand means the other one might hold a knife.

2. Together the Bush dynasty has led to three wars for America.

3. I believe the behavior of the Bush clan is bush league.

4. When a Bush lights a fire it can become a firefight.

5. Few Bushes grow up to be giant trees in the forest.

6. Plant a bush on your lawn and it will transform into a fungus that devours your sons and daughters.

I believe it is time to replace our bushes with flowering plants of beauty.

ONLY IN REPUBLICAN AMERICA

I continually encounter young people who inform me that “politicians are all crooks so who needs to vote for one crook over another.” Actually, not all politicians are crooks, although politicians in modern America are controlled by the needs of money. Three days ago a horrible tragedy made clear why young people should vote and vote for politicians who, at least, are concerned about the welfare of this nation. The Amtrack tragedy outside of Philadelphia is a vivid example of what is happening in this country due to the crazy ideas of Republicans in Congress. Two days after eight people died in a train wreck and dozens were injured the Republican controlled House Appropriations Committee voted to REDUCE EXPENDITURES FOR AMTRACK BY ONW BILLION DOLLARS!!

There is a piece of technology that currently is found in most civilized societies that have trains. It is called: Positive Train Control. Had this technology been used on Amtrack train lines, the tragedy would have been avoided. Roger Ford, of the UK Modern Railway magazine, summed up the situation in America: “When it comes to signaling technology, the Americans are primitive.” Such is the fruit of electing nut cases to Congress whose only goal is to reduce taxes on the wealthy. For the rest of Americans, go to hell– or to Heaven!

It’s Only Water

I gather there is some minor problem in the state of California about lack of water. People are being ordered not to water their lawns and to be extra careful about how they use water during the day. Tim Brown is CEO of the Nestle company which sells water in bottles. You know, this company takes water from rivers, places the water in bottles, and then sells people the water they could easily drink by going to the rivers. Anyway, Tim wants the people of California to know that his company will “absolutely not stop bottling water in California, and would like to increase it. The fact is, if I stop bottling water tomorrow, people would buy another brand of bottled water. People need to hydrate. As the second largest bottler in the state, we’re filling a role many others are filling.

Has anyone considered the idea of ending bottled water and simply go to the faucet and drink it? Believe it or not, it is the same water!!

Nancy Speaks For Devil

Nancy Gordeuk is, or should I say, was, the principal of TNT Academy in a southern state of this nation. Students and parents were attending a graduation ceremony and the valedictorian was due to give her speech. Suddenly, for some unknown reason, Nancy informed the parents and students that the ceremony was over and a group arose and began heading for the exit. Of course, the valedictorian was sitting there bewildered at this sudden turn of events. As parents arose and walked, Nancy spoke the following words: “look, who is leaving, all the black people.” Frankly, I have no idea if those who arose and began to depart were only the black people in the audience, but it is doubtful. Anyway, Nancy later informed her bosses it was all due to the Devil, himself.

“A terrible mistake on my part of the graduation ceremony on Friday night. The devil was in the house and came out of my mouth.” The good news is that no black people heading for the doors were shot by Nancy. After all, when black folks show their backs, what else must be done than to blast away? She is now fired.

Middle East 101 For Dummies

marco Rubio and Rand Paul have suddenly become experts about Middle Eastern foreign policy. Both men have emerged as the leading experts on policy in this area of the world. Both men are determined the only solution in dealing with problems is to “send in the troops.” They demand action, and are tired of the inept policy of President Obama who refused to take strong military action, right now. Frankly, I doubt if either one of these two brave men who have never served their nation in the military have the slightest knowledge of what is happening in Iraq or Yemen.

1. Both demand confronting the “Iran-backed” Houthi in Yemen. Actually, the Houthi have two enemies in Yemen. One was the government which they drove from power. However, their main enemy is -AL QAEDA! I doubt if Rand or Marco even knows the group they want to take out is leading the fight against al Qaeda which both hate.

2. Actually, the Houthi initially were NOT backed by Iran, it was only AFTER the Houthi demonstrated success that Iran offered support. So, how come the US did not offer support?

3. Rand and Marco are the great friends of Israel. I hate to inform them but Israel is one of the problems in the area. Its failure to work with Palestinian leaders and create a modern Palestinian state is A cause of problems, not THE cause.

4. I hate to inform Marco and Rand that use of force was the MAIN problem of the Bush administration. It was GEORGE BUSH whose use of force created ISIS.

It is time for being calm and focus on economic development and provide young people in the region a reason to support Western powers. Above all, it is necessary to allow the emergence of Muslim moderate leaders if we desire peace in the region.

So, ends Middle East 101 for Dummies

Republicans On History

Among the most common complaints from Republicans is the failure of our teachers to teach children about the history of this nation. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker sent a twitter to someone in which he made the following statement: “It’s hard to believe that it has been 505 years since the first settlers arrived in Jamestown.” If I divide, and I was taught by Mrs. Klingerfuss how to divide, if one subtracts 505 from 2015 the answer is 1510. Of course, as any student who actually has taken a history class in the United States of America knows, Jamestown was settled by English colonists in 1607. OK, I know what LIBERALS will comment regarding the Walker statement, they will once again attempt to prove that Republicans have not studied American history!

Let’s see, Justice Scalia insists our Founding Fathers would agree that individuals could cite religious beliefs in order to refuse obeying laws of the land. If that was their belief, why did they write the First Amendment which clearly states there is a separation of state and religion?

When it comes to American history and Republicans, if ignorance was a virtue they would all be saints in Heaven.

THE TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA LAND

I spent a week watching Fox News in order to learn the truth about problems facing this nation. These are my conclusions:

1. Barack Obama hates white people and that includes his mom and grandparents.

2. If black guys do not wish to be shot on city streets, the solution if simple, do not walk on city streets.

3. If a black male sees a cop, drop to your knees, place hands behind back and, if possible, place handcuffs on your hands.

4. The major oppressed people in the USA are those who earn over a million dollars a year.

5. The reduction of taxes will solve all economic problems confronting this nation.

6. Ann Coulter is the modern version of Socrates. She knows the answers to all problems in the world.

7. If you are a blond bimbo, just contact Fox News. The only requirement to comment about politics is an ability to read words written in large capital letters.

8. Fox News requires its commentators not to know anything about what they discuss. Someone will supply the information to read.

9. The Obamas, Barack and wife, want to give OUR money to lazy blacks!

10. The Middle East was at peace until the black dude assumed office as president.