Category Archives: Religion

Why Do Republicans Pose As Heroes?

I find most intriguing how so many Republican leaders have never been to war although they pose as heroes from battles they waged. Examine the record:

1. Dick Cheney got several draft deferments during the Vietnam war because he had “more important things to do.”

2. George Bush spent the Vietnam war at home in the National Guard.

3. Scott Walker never entered the armed force.

4. Rudy Giuliani fought the battle of New York City surrounded by a dozen cops and somehow saved the city.

5. Sarah Palin compares firing a weapon at undefended animals as equivalent to being in battle against armed soldiers.

6. Rick Perry compares the battle of the Rio Grande against Hispanic children as a “war.”

These are heroes who saved America.

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

Always posses a child’s sense of wonder.

Some walk through life with a smile on face.

To be born with a work ethic is to be born blessed.

Children openly explore life, seniors just want to live.

Be a gardner of love.

I wonder if God runs a life lottery.

Some are hustlers of life and want to win the life lottery.

Another Missouri Day

I spent forty years of my life working in the state of Missouri and many days were in rural areas of the state where I taught teachers. If there is one place I know well, it is southern Missouri where segregation was still around up into the 1970s. In places like Flat River, if your skin was black make certain it was not being shown after sundown, at least not in the town of Flat River. One day I was a visiting Jew in a school in Doniphan, I can guarantee they have never seen a Muslim. So, I was not surprised to read about a man in southern Missouri who shot to death eight people and then rid the world of his body. Guns are to southern folk in Missouri what money is to the rest of us. They so love the gun.

Of course, there are more murders in St. Louis, Missouri with its population of about 250,000 than in most major metropolitan areas of this nation. I have no idea why this man killed eight people. I also have an idea that such murders will occur again and again in this state which prefers living in the nineteenth century when blacks knew their place and Jews never ventured into these areas. They love guns, they love death as long as they can retain the right to hold a gun anywhere they desire.

Fighting Scott Walker Takes On ISIS

Scott Walker is governor of the state of Wisconsin and he among the bravest men in this fair land. He took on the terrorist unions such as those representing police, firefighters and other government employees and he defeated them. “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can so the same across the world.” He is one American who is not afraid of ISIS, he is one American who is ready to stand up and confront any terrorist in the world. I have received, still unconfirmed reports, that ISIS leaders are meeting in order to discuss the threat posed by Scott Walker. Some are preparing to offer terms of surrender before this man comes at them with pen in hand to wipe them off the face of this planet!

Scott is against “special interests” such as unions that serve the interests of police and firemen. He wants to fight in order to protect the interests of “taxpayers.” I trust you know that government employees are not taxpayers. I wonder if Scott is so determined to rid the country of “special interests” will he take on Wall Street. OOPs, sorry, there are no special interests on Wall Street, just wonderful Americans who devote their days creating $7.25 per hour jobs.

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!

On Multiculturalism

There are days when I wonder if somehow or in some way I failed to recognize my bigotry in modern America. Actually, the expression “pluralism” was coined in a New Republic magazine in 1916 in an effort to recognize America in this era. At that point in time, 25% of Americans were either immigrants or children of immigrants, today the figure is about 8%. The issue of creating a society in which people of varying religions, colors and ethnic heritages has long been at the center of how to recognize differences while creating a sense of unity. I laugh when Americans today worry about Hispanic children in schools who come from parents who do not speak English. In my immigrant neighborhood, the merchants like my pop who had a butcher store spoke Yiddish, not English to their customers. Multiply by a factor of ten if you seek to compare the issue of multiculturalism in 1914 with that of today.

So, what happened to we children of immigrants? We joined the army and helped win World War II. We joined the Army and fought in Korea. We got jobs, we invented things, we help create new industries like television and we wound up living in neighborhoods with those who in our childhood were the enemy. Fight to ensure equality for all, but every so often take a deep breath and recognize that times have changed, are changing and will continue to change. The United States of America, for all its failures to aid those at the bottom and those seeking equality HAS made a few strides. Again, what has changed is simply not enough.

Thoughts On Life In Boehnerland

The American people have now enjoyed about two months under the rule of Republicans in Congress. Based on this experience it is now clear:

1. The hordes of ISIS pose greater danger to our nation than the hordes of Latin American kids.

2. Money speaks twenty four hours a day and seven days a week and 12 months in the year.

3. If the choice is either getting rid of some Mexican person or an ISIS person, you know the answer.

4. Just do the opposite of whatever Obama says or does and Sheldon Adelson will reward you very well.

5. Defend Israel over America is the new slogan of Republicans. Let me alter that remark, defend Bibi Netanyahu and screw Israel is the important thing in life.

6. The Republican controlled Senate has failed America.

7. Jeb wants to get elected and if he has to insult George, so what?

8. I am beginning to miss Rick Perry and his words of wisdom.

9. Gridlock is the norm these days for government.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “Back To Normal”

Republicans are holding the Obama administration hostage to their hated of immigrants.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Boko Haram Boast Of Slaughter”

Now we know that God wants to murder children.

Norway, Norway Post: “Guide To Dining On Budget”

Please pass me the glass of water!

Sweden, Local: “Beggars Evicted”

I assume you are not discussing Wall Street beggars who get government handouts.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Women Told Find Rich Husband”

You darn well won’t find one in Moscow unless a buddy of Putin

Non Education In America

The arrival of social media to the world has brought many wonderful benefits, but it has also spawned the creation of “colleges” or should I say, places that pose as colleges. There is a corporation by the name of Corinthian and this company which poses as a college has over 70 campuses with 110,000 students. They sell education online and they sell dreams to those lacking an understanding of the job market. Thousands of poor people get themselves into enormous debt on the promise that taking this canned piece of crap termed a “college course” leads to good jobs. Latonya Suggs is twenty five with a child and she attended something termed, “Everest College” –owned by Corinthian. She was told her degree would lead to employment as a probation officer. She now works in a hotel as a maid and she owes the federal government, $75,000!

Ms.Suggs and other such victims are demanding cancellation of the debt by the US Department of Education. It was the responsibility of this federal agency to supervise colleges. These debts should be forgiven. Oh, Corinthian is declaring bankruptcy and going out business. Along with its departure goes the dreams of thousands.

Can I Cover My Head?

Every so often a case comes up which deals with fundamental human rights and we all should halt whatever we do today and focus on this critical issue of our time. Abercrombie & Fitch sells clothes to one and all who enter its doors. This company has standards and one Samuthan Elauf wants to work and at the same time cover her head with a hijab. So we know have another issue dealing with hair and what should or should not go on the top of our head. The young Muslim woman believes that God insists she cover her head, the businessmen insist they have policies. According to Abercrombie & Fitch, the color black is banned since it conveys the wrong image in their stores. They also do not think customers want to be served by anyone who has something on her head.

We propose the following solution to this great issue of the day:

1. Muslim women now should wear white covered hijabs.

2. Customers are now required to shut their eyes when dealing with a clerk.

3. Supervisors are required to wear a cap when checking out the hired help.