Category Archives: Christianity

Its Terrorism, Not Islam

The Republican party has discovered a new issue that is becoming the most important way to fight terrorists. President Obama made a speech in which he urged that when confronting the issue of terrorism, we should make a distinction between a terrorist and the religion of that person. “We must never accept the premise put forward because it is a lie, not should we grant terrorists the religious legitimacy they seek. They are not religious leaders, they are terrorists. We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who pervert religion.” Naturally, these words upset the folks at Fox News and members of the Republican party who are convinced that each and every Muslim is a friend of terrorists.

If one’s religion is to be cited when terrorists go into action, then:

1. How about citing the CHRISTIAN GERMAN NAZIS?

2. How about citing the CHRISTIAN FASCIST ITALIANS?

3. How aout citing the CATHOLIC SPANISH INQUISITION?

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!

Obama Hates America!

I have been alive during sixty years of presidential elections and have witnessed candidates arguing they were a superior candidate then their opponent. But, until elections in which a black dude who was born in Africa, I have NEVER heard one candidate claim his opponent hated America because he was not a real American. Barack Obama has made mistakes, he has fouled up–just as has anyone who became president of this nation. Rudy Giuliani was attending a meeting of fellow Republicans when the mouth that roars nonsense, let go with another of his profound observations on Barack Obama. “I do not believe–and I know this isa horrible thing to say–but i do not believe that this president loves America.” Of course he does not, how can anyone who was born in Africa have love for the American people? There is politics, and there is simply politicians who do not like the American form of democracy. In this land, we conduct a political campaign with respect for our opponents. THAT is the AMERICAN way of politics.

When it comes to wallowing in dirt, Rudy is the number one proponent of insulting opponents. Any person who has been nominated to run for president is an AMERICAN. We can oppose him, but it contradicts the essence of our democratic process of elections to question that person’s love of this country.

Conservatives In Action Mean NO Action For Poor People

Conservatives in America want power so they can prove that enacting conservative laws will result in peace and prosperity to all who dwell in this fair land. Actually, we have a vivid example of what occurs when conservatives become the party leading society– the United Kingdom. Under the leadership of Prime Minister David Cameron, the people of England are being subject to what constitutes a conservative concept of government. Jessica was 22 weeks pregnant and had to walk two miles to get to the food bank because she was too poor to take public transportation. She was receiving an Employment and Support Allowance for her mental health issues after she had given birth to a still born child. Jessica was informed that after she failed to attend a session on “work focus” she would witness a reduction in her allowance.

In merry England if those who are poor they may be subject to less money for failing to attend obesity sessions and then reduce their weight. After all, a philosophy that urges less government supervision of people just wants to check their weight. Conservatives believe those with wealth do not need government supervision or government laws and regulations, but when it comes to what poor people weigh, send in government agents!

Jeb–Send In The Troops

There is one thing to be said about the Bush boys, when it comes to war, they are ready and willing to send in the troops. Of course, neither of the Bush boys has ever actually been to war, but they are not adverse to sending American troops into action. Jeb recently informed the world, “I love my father and brother,” but he does have his own ideas. According to this military genius, if the United Staes of America can make certain the world knows that we have the greatest armed force in the world, “it is less likely that we will need to put our men and women in uniform in “harms way.” Let me get his ideas clear:

1. Increase the military budget.

2. Create a powerful armed force.

And then, there will be an end to Muslim terrorism.

As I recall, in 2003 the United States HAD the world’s most powerful armed force. As I recall, there was not a nation in the world that could compete with American troops. And, yes, and the result was the fiasco of the Iraq war. When will the Bush boys ever learn, the military is not the way to win wars that entail fighting bands of men who are connected to local populations? Everything Jeb is calling for has already been in place. More guns are not the solution. How about more ideas?

Putin Wins In Ukraine

There is no doubt that President Vladimir Putin is feeling that he is in control of the situation within Ukraine. There is no doubt that Separatists feel triumphant–for the moment. Ukrainian forces just withdrew from the city of Debaltseve and Separatists have entered the town. Of course, this is a violation of the CEASE FIRE agreement that Putin signed last week. But, then again, when Vladimir Putin signs any agreement, he alone decides as to its meaning. For the moment, Ukrainian separatists are celebrating in the streets. But, what of the long term?

1. Separatists in Ukraine have now allied with a nation whose economy is undergoing severe strain.

2. Ukraine, in the long run, will become a member of the European Union and its economy will eventually bounce back.

3. People in Separatist areas are condemned to live with a corrupt government that lacks a post industrial base. This means Russia and its friends in the Ukraine are doomed to an ever decreasing economy and growing unemployment.

Sorry, Separatists, Vladimir Putin does NOT posses enough money, and he cannot assist those in the Ukraine to develop a successful economy. Fire your rifles in the air–today, tomorrow will mean financial struggles for those in this once “happy land.”

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?

ISIS Enemy Is ISIS

Americans like those on Fox News continue describing ISIS as composed of warriors who are going to sweep across the Middle East and enjoy increasing popularity. Those who lead ISIS must be among the most incompetent terrorists on this planet. Their one and constant tactic is to murder people in the most grotesque ways. Most probably they believe fear will result in Muslims rallying to their side. Well, look at the record:

1. They burned to death a Jordanian pilot whose family is part of the most important tribe in that land. Prior to the burning, Jordanians were divided about the government policy of fighting ISIS. Today, at least 95% of Jordanians want to destroy ISIS.

2. Egypt has been on the sidelines in the campaign against ISIS. NO Egyptian planes were bombing that group. So, what does ISIS do? They decide to behead twenty Egyptians who were working in Libya. Now Egyptian planes are bombing. Egyptian dictator General Sisi made clear the new policy of his nation. “We have to work together to defeat terrorism.”

ISIS may win a few battles and kill some people. However, it has lost support in the Middle East!

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!

So, What Is New In Ukraine?

A British investigating group has just released its study of the massive artillery attack that hit Ukrainian forces last summer. According to the Bellingrat investigation, it is certain, without a doubt, that most of the artillery shells came from INSIDE RUSSIA and were fired by RUSSIAN TROOPS. So, is this really new news? The investigation was based upon satellite imagery, the contours of shell contours and other methods of ascertaining who shot what. We can expect the following within the hour:

1. Vladimir Putin will inform the Russian people this is simply another Western attack upon Mother Russia.

2. Vladimir Putin will inform the Russian people that he will do anything to defend the Motherland from hostile forces.

3. Vladimir Purin will remind Russian people that during World War II, thousands of Ukrainians served with the German invaders.

4. Vladimir Putin will deny that Russia has any artillery forces.

In the end Ukrainians will die. But, Putin will live on as the greater savior of Russia.