Category Archives: Religion

Go On Attack, Never Stop!

The rise of Social Media has created a new phenomenon in our society. Yes, there have always been demagogues who attack leaders of groups, but their power was restricted to newspapers or magazines or books, hardly the source of a huge number of people. However, today, any ordinary person can transform self into a “hero” who is protecting American society agains this or that evil. On a minor level, one can make social media comments about a person you do not like. They respond, and soon others join in the conflict which in the past only included the people engaged in a conflict. Suddenly, hundreds, if not thousands, are commenting an vying to come across as significant participants in the debate. The Ebola story is simply another manifestation of how a problem has escalated into a national issue. Once again, as with climate change, those with knowledge, are cast aside because some jerk in North Dakota insists she really understands the spread of disease. Social Media has created the instant expert on any issue in life.

This process also can transform anyone into a victim. I decide to write something about Matt Damon. I simply make up an outrageous story about this actor, people respond, and I know for sure that hundreds will pick up my story as true and build on it. Within a few days, poor Matt is on the defense while his supporters now regard their hero as a victim of evil. This process goes on at the local level of young people in a school as well as public figures. Just say whatever comes into your mind, and within days you will have obtained a following of true believers.

Welcome to the world of social medcia!

Obama Waffles Again!

Once again it is clear that President Barack Obama has the backbone of a chocolate eclair. Just about every expert on how diseases spread is convinced that instituting a ban on travel in the modern age simply makes things worse. Reality: if someone in Liberia wants to come to America, all they have to do is take a plane to Algeria and fly from there. This is not rocket science. At this moment the American government can monitor everyone who comes from Liberia or any West African nation. Ban travel and these people will wind up coming from a dozen other nations. But, Fox News and Republicans are shouting the sky is falling, and Obama does not wish to be responsible for the sky falling. After all, we all know he was born in Africa, so now he must be on guard against Republicans who claim our society is confronting the “greatest threat to our survival that has occurred in our history?” Oh, that Hitler guy, how could you compare him with ONE person who is dead.

President Obama told reporters that he might reconsider the current policy which allows travel from West Africa. He did note that “experts in the field say it(instituting a ban) is less effective than the measures we are already considering.” Mr. President, how can you listen to “experts” when Fox News experts insist we need a ban?

How about a day of National Calm in America??

Nothing Changes In Israel

The one constant in Israel is that nothing ever changes. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes that his policies toward Palestinians is the right one, and if he can continue the present course of action into the next century, then Israel will live in peace and security. Jewish settlers are moving into east Jerusalem which is causing anger, but Bibi insists that Jews have a right to live wherever they desire. Of course, similar rights do not belong to Palestinians. Yesterday, there were Palestinian demonstrations in the village of Beit Liqya. Boys and adults threw stones and Molotov cocktails, and the end result is no surprise. Israel soldiers returned these weapons with their own weapons and killed a thirteen year old boy. So, what next will occur? At some point, a Palestinian will kill (notice when Palestinians kill it is an act of “murder”) an innocent Israeli. What else could Netanyahu do but send the army into Gaza and blast away with the deaths of hundreds?

There is only ONE solution:

1. Israel must negotiate with the Palestinian Authority.

2. Israel must recognize that Hamas in the Palestinian Authority AIDS the cause of peace!

3. Settlements must end on the West Bank.

4. Israel must engage in economic talks with Palestinians in order to assist the development of its economy.

5. Get Palestinians working at meaningful jobs!

I realize for many Jews the state of Israel is always right. Sorry, a Jew must always be focused on social justice FOR ALL HUMANS!

Let World Know, I’m A Jerk!

The American public becomes furious when ISIS or some other Middle Eastern conglomeration of nut cases displays their head cutting on video while men dance with glee. Where did these kooks ever get the idea of displaying their crimes on video? Obviously, this must have something to do with the Muslim religion. Let me explain the fascination with informing the world that I am number one kook in the world. Hardly a day goes by in America without a few hundred thousand videos of people performing acts of stupidity. Heck, former Congressman Anthony Weiner enjoyed showing the world his weiner. A few days ago in Christian County, Kentucky, two men along with two fifteen year old boys, sodomized a fifteen year old boy in his own home. Naturally, they had to depict their act on a video. How else could the police find them?

The Social Media has transformed normal people in voyeurs who devote their lives to showing off. So, if you are upset at the idiots in ISIS, just remember, they got the idea from we Americans and our obsession on displaying acts of stupidity!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

If cops can go 90 miles an hour, why can’t I?

Dead deer in the road, I guess he was a leap too short.

In any roadside restaurant there must be a waitress named, Mabel.

I hate confronting a woman who is in charge when I have a complaint.

I await the appearance of humanoid robots, they will be programmed for politeness.

God must have been in a good mood the day he created watermelon.

As Big Al always said back in the Bronx, “yeh, you got a college degree, but you still need five cents to ride the subway!”

I so miss the songs and voice of Johnny Cash.

My theory of driving, arrive late, arrive alive.

In my Bronx childhood, rye breads were not sliced. That joy was allowed to those who purchased the rye bread.

Putin Pouts Demanding Defiance!

These are difficult days for President Vladimir Putin since the media is filled with stories about Ebola or bombings in Iraq or here in America, about illegal immigrants. No one appears to be thinking about Vladimir, nor do world leaders pay any attention to what he thinks concerning issues of the day. Imagine a week without the world focused on another of his threats and histrionics? Vladimir just had to issue another of his warnings of doom in order to shift attention to what he thinks. Putin is on his way to visit Serbia so he gave an interview to a Serbian newspaper. “We hope that our partners realize the futility of attempting to blackmail Russia,and remember what consequences between major nuclear powers could bring for strategic stability…Together with the sanctions against entire sections of our economy, this approach can be called nothing but hostile” I assume he is raising the possibility of a nuclear war. What is most amazing is that Russian political and military leaders do not rise up in anger at this wild man and his threats to bring destruction to their nation.

Putin history lesson:

1. Gangsters overthrew the government of Ukraine.
2. Thugs paid by the CIA seized control of Ukraine.
3. Putin, the man of peace intervened to protect Ukrainians.
4. OK, some airliner was shot down, but it was shot down by the CIA!

In other words, Putin is only seeking peace and justice. The man certainly has balls to utter this nonsense!

Just Following Jesus

As I recall, Jesus Christ lived about two thousand years ago, and during his lifetime he preached for peace and justice for all humanity. Since his death, thousands of men have argued they are in contact with the dead dude of peace and justice. Mark Driscoll is an evangelical minister of Mars Hill church and he preaches some mighty words about how men should be head of the household and teach their women how to behave. I find ironic that someone who believes in Jesus the man of peace heads a church with the name of MARS, the god of War. Anyway, Mark has been engaged for years in a war with the elders of his church, and finally came forth with some words of sorrow. “I readily acknowledge I am an imperfect messenger of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Specifically, I have confessed to past pride, anger and a domineering spirit.”

Elders of the church complain he is guilty not only of being a bully, but of plagiarized actions. It always amazes me that men argue they are a messenger of Jesus who was a man of peace and they so enjoy being a man of war. As far as I know, there is no evidence Jesus hired Driscoll to be his messenger.

P.S. How does one apply to be a messenger for Christ? I am currently without a job and sure could use one delivering messages from the Jesus man!

Obama Plays Lawyer Rather Than Leader!

Once again, President Barack Obama has decided to play law professor rather than assume the mantle of leader of the nation. A college professor makes clear to students that he is always right, and for any comment by a student, he is quick with a retort to prove them wrong. The White House is arguing that the 1973 War Resolution which allows Presidents a sixty day window in which to respond to violent acts does not apply to bombings in Iraq against ISIS. In theory, October 7 would mark the end of legal bombings in Iraq, and require an act of Congress to continue such action. However, lawyer Obama now cites the 2001 and 2002 Authorization Military Force resolutions passed to allow President Bush to pursue Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida as justification for bombing in Iraq.

When will Barack Obama learn how to be a leader. He should have rushed to Congress and obtained authorization for bombing in Iraq. Does he actually believe that Republicans would vote against such action? How dumb can Obama be? No Republican running for re-election would provide his opponent the opportunity to blast his failure to “protect America.” This was a golden opportunity to get Republicans as your ally in this war. Instead, he allows them to stay on the sidelines offering negative comments. He took them off the hook of responsibility.

Barack Obama needs an old time Irish politician in the White House to guide his behavior.

MADNESS OF EBOLA

The New York Daily News headline proclaimed to a picture of President Obama:

FOR GOD’S SAKE
GET A GRIP

Now, let me get this clear, if there is an illness in our nation, somehow, some way the President can cure the patient. Barack Obama has nothing to do with Ebola, he has no power, he lacks any skill to treat this disease. The Center for Disease Control is in charge. Can we Americans for once, keep politics out of an issue that has nothing to do with politics? Does the Daily News want the President to offer advice to doctors? This is madness become even more madness by the constant nonstop attacks on Obama for every ill in the world.

I hate to inform the Daily News but the Texas Health Presbyterian hospital committed the mistakes. Not the CDC. So, how about another headline directed at Texas Governor Rick Perry:

FOR GOD’SAKE
GET A GRIP

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Biden Says Erdogan Admits Mistakes”
“Biden Apologizes To Erdogan For Comment”

France, Connexion: “Rat Complaints”

We prefer Cheddar over Meunster!

UK< Guardian: “Campaign Targets Breast Cancer”

To get it or cure it is the question?

Norway,Norway Post: “Implant Bionic Eye”

I can see you wherever you go!

China, China Daily: “Kim Jong Un Makes Appearance”

I guess that means some generals will make a disappearance.