Category Archives: Religion

AirWar Continues In Middle East

Air strikes continue against ISIS in the Middle East. Members of ISIS continue to be killed. There are now reports that some Republicans are ready to vote for authorization of money to fund “appropriately vetted Syrian rebels” in order to get soldiers on the ground to fight ISIS. These Republicans are correct on one point, we do need men on the ground in order to defeat ISIS. But, which idiot in Congress came up with the idea that “Syrian rebels” could be the soldiers on the ground! Actually, there are thousands of potential troops on the ground for Iraq:

1. How about training Iraq soldiers? Yes, they do need training, they need competent officers, and they need to be paid on time.

2. How about twenty thousand from Jordan which has trained soldiers?

3. How about twenty thousand from Egypt? Heck, they are great at blasting away at Egyptians.

4. How about twenty thousand from Saudi Arabia? Heck, they have received billions in arms from the US?

5. How about twenty thousand from Iran?

6. How about twenty thousand from Saudi Arabia. Heck, we have given them billions in arms aid.

There are thousands of Arab soldiers ready to fight.

Another Day, Another Black Man Dead

The only certainty in the world of media is that today, and, tomorrow, there will be a story about police shooting a black man. Damien Hunt was a twenty two year old black man who was in a mall, and near a bank. A 911 call alerted local police that a black man was brandishing a samurai style sword and threatening the lives and security of people in the mall. Police arrived on the scene and discovered the black dude with his “samurai style” sword. What else could police do but to begin firing away. It is clear they shot him once outside a bank, he apparently ran some further steps, and they sent a few bullets into his body.

The “samurai style”sword was the type one purchases at a souvenir shop, no, it was not a real sword. Let us assume this black man raised the toy sword in the air. Exactly how many police officers feared for their lives at the sight of this toy sword? OK, so they shot him once. Ok, so he fell to the ground. But, why the additional shots? It is clear that American police have gone crazy either with fear or with their weapons which are used to kill. How about training police to hit legs or arms?

Alas, the war on black males continues and will continue.

Education , Texas Style

The state of Texas has a board which oversees the introduction of textbooks into the state. Many years ago, my textbook, The American Experience, which allegedly was a history of the United States of America encountered this group of people. Not a single person on this group is an historian, they do have housewives or beauty parlor operators. We were informed there was not a “Civil War,” but a “War Between The States” and if we would alter this situation, they might approve our book. We refused. Today, this group of idiots have become experts on science. Of course, they do rely upon the Texas Freedom Network and the Texas Center for Science Education for advice on science.

At the heart of education in the state of Texas is the Heartland Foundation sponsored by outstanding scientists such as the Koch brothers. They want textbooks in Texas to included the following sentences:

“Scientists agree that Earth’s climate is changing.”

“They don’t agree on what is causing the change.”

But, we do know the Koch brothers ARE changing education in the state of Texas!

Iran Is Not The Problem, It Is Part Of The Solution

US Secretary of State John Kerry is arguing that Iran should not be invited to discussions concerning issues in the Middle East. The presence of this nation “would not be appropriate” because according to his reasoning, “Iran has been deeply involved with its forces on the ground in Syria.” How about?

1. The United States had forces on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq.

2. European Union forces were on the ground in Afghanistan.

3. United Kingdom troops were on the ground in Iraq.

Iran’s presence is important if issues in the Middle East are to be resolved. Iran has close connections with Syria, with Hamas, and the situation in Lebanon. How about bringing together any and all nations in the Middle East who are concerned with creating stability?

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples from headlines in the world press along with our comments.

France, Connexion: “Sarkozy Has Made Up His Mind”

About which woman to bed?

Canada, Toronto Star: “Rob Ford Is In Hospital”

I trust they have stocked up on beer.

Israel, Jerusalem Post: “Onions Stolen”

This is one smelly story.

USA, aol: “When She Says, NO”

For a healthy American boy, she means, “YES.”

Norway, Norway Post: “Police Raid Grocery Store”

Fully armed with guns and tanks, I assume!

UK, Guardian: “Managers Cut Salaries”

Not on Wall Street!

Where Are Arab Nations?

The President of the United States has given an address to the nation concerning what the US will do in the Middle East in order to halt the spread of ISIS. Most European leaders have made statements. But, for some strange reason Arab nations and Turkey have yet to be heard from. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri insists that his nation is very upset at the slaughter of fellow Sunni Muslims, but this “doesn’t mean that we will participate in military action.” However, much as his government is horrified at actions of ISIS, “we believe that this action and the elimination of terrorism is a collective responsibility for all members of the international community.”

Let me get this straight:

1. ISIS is a Sunni Muslim group.
2. ISIS is murdering Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

But,the Arab nations of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Turkey believe the “international community” must take action!

When will Arab nations stand up to defend MUSLIMS??

So,What About Ukraine??

The dilemma of Ukraine remains a dilemma. Russian convoys are crossing over into Ukraine, carrying something that is termed, “humanitarian aid.” The Ukraine government believes they are still at the stage of war with their friendly neighbor. So, what do the Nations of the European Union intend to do about this? Actually, Nothing is probably what they will wind up doing. What can they do?

1. Implement a total ban on travel to and from Russia.

2. Institute a total ban on shipment of goods to and from Russia.

3. Freeze bank accounts of Russian businessmen who have huge assets outside of Russia.

4. Refuse to allow Russian officials to attend international meetings.

5. Seek a vote in the United Nations Assembly that censures Russia.

David Cameron Wants Action -Or Does He?

British Prime Minister David Cameron is rather upset at the picture of ISIS beheading a citizen of his nation. David Haine is guilty of the crime of working to aid people in need within Syria, and now has paid for his kindness by death at the hands of those who thrive on death. David Cameron has made clear that his nation will not tolerate such behavior. He intends to challenge these creatures who embody evil by doing something. What exactly does he want to do?

1. His government will support the government of Iraq.
2. His government will do something, not quite clear as to what that is, to support the US air attacks.
3. His nation will provide humanitarian aid.
4. His government will protect English citizens at home.

There is nothing in his comments regarding military action, but he does promise “aid.”

I wonder if he will rush to the aid of Scots if they become an independent nation?

Some Like Pain

There are times in my life when actions by individual Americans leave me flustered and confused. Matthew Todd Miller arrived at the airport in Yongyang, North Korea, approached North Korean officials and store up his tourist visa insisting that he wanted asylum from the evil American empire. OK, I can understand why any normal person subjected to a nation whose lawmakers devote their time to collecting dollar bills instead of actually paying attention to the business of the nation would lead any sane person to seek asylum somewhere. But, North Korea? How about the Muslim state of ISIS?

Anyway, Matthew has been sentenced to six years at hard labor. He now implores the evil American government to do something. Who are these people?

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

Some believe in God, some do not. Me, I have patience, eventually I will discover.

Rick Perry is a born again Christian, I wonder if he checked with Christ.

I wonder if one has to be “gifted” to teach “gifted children?”

Some order food with a look of awe on face.

Big butts do not necessarily result in big minds.

Little boy places arms on legs waiting for mom to speak.

Fox News needs to correct something, it might be more accurate to say, Fox since News rarely is presented.

I always compare noses of children with those of parents.

To emphasize point, people move their hands.

Some fear Muslims, I fear those who fear Muslims.

Children so enjoy showing parents something, anything.

Rarely does an article in a newspaper cause me to reflect.