Category Archives: Judaism

State Legislatures And Corruption

I am quite aware that members of the Republican Party hate Washington D.C. and seek to return power to the States of this land. It was two hundred years ago that our Founding Fathers created a nation in which power was divided between states and the Federal government. Of course, if anyone wants to discover the origin of most government corruption all she has to do is check up on her State Legislature. In New York for the past twenty years that body has been dominated by one, Sheldon Silver, a nice Jewish boy from the streets of New York City. He behaves like every Majority leader in any state legislature. Shelly believes that since he can decide which laws are passed then he is entitled to a few extra bucks for his willingness to provide any lobbyist with the joy of getting his desire made into a law. Prosecutors have finally, yes, finally, charged Shelly with making a few million dollars from lobbyists for laws.

Shelly is simply the tip of the iceberg of corruption and ignorance which rules our state legislatures. If you believe that John Boehner is in the pockets of millionaires just check the activities of men like Sheldon Silver. If one seeks power returned to state legislatures than one seeks to reward every lobbyist with access to power.

New King In Saudi Arabia

There is a topic that no American president will ever discuss about the so-called “War On Terrorism.” Most terrorists obtained their idea about hatred of the West while studying ion a Madrassa. These “schools”are led by an imam who lacks any other education than having studied the Koran, and few of these teachers have any knowledge of constitutions or human rights. Of course, the, money for these hotbeds of violence was provided by the King of Saudi Arabia. You know, the nation that is allegedly our “ally” in the fight against terrorism. Saudi King Abdullah died yesterday and now he is followed by King Salman, naturally his name is much longer, but who cares. What can we expect from a King of Saudi Arabia?

1. Beheading of people will NOT cease. Steal a fig and lose your head.

2. Women will continue not being able to go to school with males.

3. Women will continue not being able to drive a car.

4. Money will continue to flow to those who hate the West.

5. Say the wrong word and get 1000 lashes on your back.

Unfortunately for Kings of Saudi Arabia, the bad guys will soon be in the land which rewards their behavior and guess who will confront bombs?

Alberto Nisman Is Dead

Alberto Nisman is dead. There is no doubt his name is unknown in the United States of America. But, this brave Argentinian prosecutor was working to uncover a plot by his government to make secret arrangements with there government of Iran in order to prevent the real story emerging how Iranian send terrorists into Argentine in 1994 to blow up a Jewish center and cause the death of 85 people. The government of President Fernandez undoubtedly offered Iran protection against prosecution of their terrorists in return for trade agreements. Nisman was ready to present his case to the Congress of Argentine when two nights ago his body was found with a gun on the floor. Outside were guards who supposedly protected him against those seeking to murder a brave man whose only thought was the truth, regardless of who suffered from revealing that information.,

President Fernandez admits that it was not a suicide. However, she insists that her government had nothing to do with the murder. She claims there is a plot to smear her name. The only “plot” is the one of the government of Argentine to trade the lives of Argentine Jews for money. Hopefully, the Argentine Congress will allow the Nisman report to be published!

Bibi Behaves Like Bibi

There is no doubt that future historians will regard the foreign policy of President Barack Obama in the Middle East as a story of failed opportunities to move toward peace in the region. From day one of his administration he has bowed before Israel’s lobby, AIPAC, whose members are theoretically loyal Americans, but in reality serve the purposes of those Israelis refusing to seek peace with Palestinians. Let me make perfectly clear that the interests of Israel lie on pursuing the path of peace with Palestinians. Let me also make perfectly clear that Palestinian leaders have turned down one after another proposals for peace from those Israel leaders who DID seek such an end for their nation.

With the rise of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the road to peace has become increasingly difficult. The nonstop seizure of land by Jewish settlers makes any effort to gain peace very problematic. To make matters worse, Bibi Netanyahu has blatantly interfered in the affairs of America by supporting the Republican Party. So, there is no surprise that House Speaker John Boehner issued an invitation for the prime minister of Israel to address Congress. This has shocked the White House. Bernadette Meehan of the NSC issued a statement. “We do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to new elections so as to avoid the appearance of influencing elections in a foreign nation.” Actually, the Prime Minister of Israel had no intention of seeing the President of the United States. This is an unheard of insult to the leader of America. Ordinarily, a head of state seeks permission from another head of state prior to talking with local political leaders.

Score one for AIPAC which will undoubtedly raise millions for Republicans in the next AMERICAN election!

Ukraine, Another Sad Story

As the child of a father who spent his life in the fields of Ukraine, that nation has always provided me a warm spot of concern. Of course, being aJew was not the best thing in a land in which members of that religion all too often found a grave at the hands of Germans or members of Ukraine militia who hated all Russians and Yids. But, a Ukraine farmer did save my pop’s life so I must have some warm feelings for those Ukrainians who now suffer at the hands of Vladimir Putin and his buddies chanting hatred of Ukraine’s government. Ukraine is a complex place in which the majority of people hate Russians, but there are also many who recall with fondness the good old days of Soviet communism. Vladimir Putin has sent thousands of Russian soldiers, oops, Russian “volunteers” have crossed the border in order to protect Ukrainians from their own government.

President Porshenko now estimates that at least a thousand Soviet, oops, I mean, “Russian” soldiers with modern tanks and weapons are fighting alongside rebel groups. He also notes the presence of tanks and artillery. This is part of the Putin plan to seize as much of the Ukraine for the Soviet, oops, I mean, the nation of Russia. No NATO troops will arrive, and the task of maintaining the land of Ukraine is only in the hands of Ukrainians. Frankly, it is doubtful if they can prevent a division of their land. Such is the situation in dear old Ukraine.

YES, Islamophobia DOES EXIST!

Turkish President Recep Erdogan made clear to those attending the Organization of Islamic Cooperation that Muslims DO confront a world in which being a member of the Muslim religion ensures that leaders of western nations will blame them for all problems in the world. “We want our friends in the West to see that Islamophobia has become a serious problem.” No honest person can disagree with this comment. People in the Christian West insist that Muslims are violent. This belief is from members of the Christian religion whose German people murdered over TWENTY FIVE MILLION PEOPLE DURING WORLD WAR II! And, Christians claim that Muslims are violent! Oh, I forgot that Muslims killed three thousand on 9/11. And, some Muslims have beheaded a dozen people. FACTS prove that Christians are the most violent people in the world. I can just hear someone arguing those Christians existed sixty years ago. Add up all those murdered by Muslims and they do not equal the 30,000 Americans killed by guns last year.

Erdogan went on to warn fellow Muslims they must rethink their behaviors. “When the Muslim world remains silent and every sect stands behind their own sympathizers, others are stepping in, terrorists and modern Lawrences.” He was referring to Lawrence of Arabia. I ordinarily blast the behavior of budding dictator, Recep Erdogan, but this is a refreshing honest comment on his part.

Enough with blaming ALL Muslims for the actions of SOME Muslims!

Oh Dem New York Cops

I assume that any New York City member of the police department will turn his back on this story. It is just another of those cop hating liberals who spends his life seeking to defame those guardians of our lives who happen to be cops. Actually, I spent years teaching police about the history of crime. David Atali is a member of the police force who is stationed at the World Trade Center. He is an Orthodox Jew and has permission not to work on Saturdays. This definitely is a major crime which apparently does not please his fellow officers. He apparently made some cops furious. Oh no, they did not employ a choke hold on this man of evil. They simply greeted him with a “Heil Hitler” and “dirty Jew” comment in order to make clear they did not like the fact he does not work on Saturday. They even left a sign on his locker which said: “this sign is covered with bacon and grease.”

The real question is what is happening to members of the police force in this land. A FEW behave in ways that violate their duty to citizens. They employ a choke hold because a black skinned man is selling cigarettes and then become furious when called to account. They turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio who has the nerve to urge restraint on their part when encountering blacks or Hispanics and avoid killing them. Just another story of how SOME cops behave. And, most probably most cops will turn their backs on the mayor if he makes a comment about this tale of stupidity.

Nothing New On Middle Eastern Front

It is common in any discussion about the Middle East for experts to offer some form of “explanation” as to why this or that group committed a horrible crime. Muslims blame other Muslims or blame Israelis. Jews in Israel blame Muslims -just remember that about 17% of people in Israel are Muslims. The death of innocent people can never be “explained away.” There is absolutely no right of anyone, regardless of their anger to murder the innocent nor torture the innocent. People in Tel Aviv got on a bus and headed for work. Just another boring day on a bus headed for the daily grind. A Palestinian boarded the bus, headed for the driver and then took out a kitchen knife and began to stab people. At least nine are injured, and the man was finally wounded by police. There is no doubt this crime will be cited by some Israelis as justification to build more walls or, perhaps, to segregate riders on busses or not allow Palestinians on any bus that contains Jews.

Both Jews and Muslims in Israel and the Palestinian Authority live in the past which they insist most continue in the present and into the future. As of this point in time neither side has any form of leadership which offers solutions to the problems between the rival groups. Sorry, about that last sentence. Both sides DO have proposals, continue the present! If the hole is getting deeper, the solution is to make it ever deeper and, hopefully, one day wind up in China.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

A boss at a meeting speaks with the voice of truth.

Sometimes the short road takes a long time to reach a desired destination.

On arriving late one must wave hands in greeting.

To write is to live forever.

If I wipe the table clean then I am a job destroyer.

Old time gangsters were more interesting than modern gangsters.

I dislike looking up to tall men. Makes me feel short.

In my childhood I wore a white tee shirt in the summer.

Sometimes, to glance backwards is to see ahead.

One must accept with grace the reality there are things we will never know.

Why Islamophobia?

I am now 84 years old and during my existence on this planet have been compelled to endure fear of many forms of evil. As a child I had nightmares of Christian Nazis who would come to America and murder this little Jewish boy. Then came the Russian Communists who soon were followed by the North Korean and Chinese Communists. In all honesty, I never feared any Muslims, after all they had not murdered six million Jews as had European Nazis. So, today, I am told to fear Muslims since they are out to murder and kill. Actually, if one added up all the humans killed by Muslims since 2001 that total would be less than the number of people killed in one week by Russian or Chinese Communists.

So, why this wild fear of Muslims?

1. Muslim youth in Europe are trapped in poor paying jobs that offer no dream of a good life.

2. Too many Muslims are living in ghettoes where they live in slums and lack contact with non-Muslims.

3. Muslims wind up doing the dirty jobs of European societies.

4. Muslims are not attending integrated schools. Then again, European schools have done a terrible job of aiding Muslim students succeed.

5. Muslim imams have failed to teach the meaning of their religion. They have allowed imams of hate to take over the religious education of youth.

6. Throw in social media which makes hate easier to spread.

7. And, definitely add the name of George Bush, Don Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney to the list of those who help create terror groups. P

Put these factors together and one winds up with hate, violence and fear.