Category Archives: Satire

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

USA, aol: “Corporate Giants And Senate”

Sorry, those are not two things but one.

France, Connexion: “Elephants Need Help”

Tough tusks.

Norway,Norway Post: “Reasons To Be Happy”

None of my children belongs to the Tea Party!

Hungary, Budapest Times: “No Veto Of Anti-Smoking Bill”

I puff on this one.

Egypt, al-Ahram: “South Sudan Peace Talks Collapse”

Sorry, this is not new news.

NOBOY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Members of Congress must pass a test on American history before taking their seats.

I am 84 years old, but have never encountered such hate as exists in Congress against the president.

To love America is to adhere to our traditions.

I wonder if this current world of hatred in America is the future or just the present?

Ah , for the days when Republicans and Democrats played softball with one another.

Ah, for the days when Republican President Reagan had Democrats over for a game of poker.

There are moments when I do not recognize this America.

International Women’s Day

Well, it is that time of the year when we decide to devote an entire day focused upon the world of women and their struggle for being regarded on an equal basis with men. I believe we males should be proud that we are willing one day of the year to recognize that women in the workplace do encounter a few issues. A young woman who works in England described her encounters with those of the male sex. “The male friends I have at work are the same as me. They occasionally think being funny is more important than being nice. They’re neurotic, forceful when they think they’e right and not afraid to say ‘this is wrong, fix it’ and sometimes get things wrong. But, at the end of the day I’m still the bitch.” In other words, they will interact with women, joke with them, tease them, but it must always be clear that she is a woman and they are men. On International Women’s Day this professional woman had to make these comments but also made clear that she could not use her name. After all, her buddies at work want the world to know that some of their best friends are women.

Yes, we have come a long way, but, in reality we are closer to the starting line than to the end of this race for equality. The quest for equality is over when a person is a colleague, not a female colleague. One must alter minds to recognize that all at work are simply fellow workers and their sex is completely unimportant–AT WORK! Sex is for after work.

“BULLSHIT!”

Members of the Republican party went wild with enthusiasm for the worlds of Bibi Netanyahu who demanded military action against Iran and an end to the weak and ineffective policies of Barack Obama. Meier Dagan is the ex-headof Israel’s secret service, the Mossad, and he does have a slightly different take on the Bibi speech. One can sum up his perspective in a single word: BULLSHIT. Of course, this man actually has studied the situation, both in the Middle East and in Iran. Dagan was particularly infuriated when Bibi told Congress: “Israel’s soldiers have boundless courage and Israel is ready to defend itself.” Dagan felt these words were defiant and almost challenging Iran to attack Israel.

Dagan pointed out that the missiles of Iran pose no threat to the United States since they could never reach its shores. Bibi is great on rhetoric but somewhat confused about geography. Dagan, and most members of Mossad fear that Netanyahu’s policies.”on the matter of the Palestinian state are leading to a binational state or an apartheid state.” Benjamin Netanyahu is akin to white leaders of South Africa who promised that blacks would never attain equality in their land. Just continue to support apartheid and the end result would be peace. So, it is with Israel.

Another Subject Closed

There are some subjects that members of police departments study very intensely. They will never close the book on these subjects until the issue is a dead matter. Ironically, while police are vastly interested in his subject they do not believe it is necessary to go to a library and study it. Their knowledge of this subject comes from some inner feeling that each and every member of a police department feels and knows. I must admit this subject is a center of conversation among police. They discuss it, they analyze it, and simply can not end their interest in the subject. Tony Robinson, age 19, was the subject yesterday int he city of Madison, Wisconsin. He was studying at a college which means there was something wrong with him. He did not belong to a gang, just a school boy. Well, for some reason or another this subject came int contact with a member of the police force. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval, a professor who taught this subject, reported what happened. “The officer did draw his revolver and discharged a shot that hit the subject.”

Perhaps, one day, we will identify people, not as subjects, but as humans. A subject is a topic, a human lives and breathes. Book closed on this subject. This subject will never be studied again.

Obama Stands Tough On Foreign Policy

This blog has been critical of the foreign policy of President Obama. We believe he has lacked an overall foreign policy for the Middle East. However, we admit that his stand on Iran proves that this president has finally demonstrated that he has a backbone and can confront tough issues. He is absolutely correct in working with President Rouhani of Iran in order to end immediate fear of atomic bombs in the Middle East. Of course, at this moment a nation in the Middle East does possess an atomic bomb–ISRAEL. According to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the government of Iran should not be frightened because there is a nation which hates Iran and wants its destruction and does possess atomic weapons.

President Obama has refused to cave into fear and hysteria. He has remained calm and focused on the issue of how to work with Iran in order to create some form of stability in the Middle East. The current plan is for delaying any Iran atomic bomb for ten years. If that is achieved than what?

1. Iran would become the scene of a booming modern economy.

2. Social media would be more difficult to control.

3. Foreign companies would be in Iran and they would be hiring Iranians. This would aid women.

4. The current Ayatollah would be dead by that time. No one knows who would follow him.

5. A new Ayatollah would be confronting a booming economic explosion, it would be extremely difficult to halt this process.

THIS is the goal of Barack Obama!

Scott Walker At Battle Of Madison, Wisconsin

Every so often I feel the need to apologize to those whom I have offended with my angry words of criticism. I now humbly apologize to the governor of the great state of Wisconsin for failing to recognize his accomplishments in the war against terrorism. There is no doubt that Scott Walker stands alone among American governors in his gallant stand against the hordes of terrorists who assaulted the capitol of Madison a few years ago. Some are confronted by black hooded terrorists carrying weapons of mass destruction, but Scott single handedly met the enemy and wiped them out. It was just a few years ago when government offices were viciously attacked by social workers, teachers, psychologists, and cops demanding the right to form unions. As Scott recounts the fight, the capitol grew so packed with human bodies, the smell of their bodies hit you as soon as you entered the building. It was over powering.”

After winning this great battle, Scott now believes, “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.”

Caution to ISIS, from now on before engaging in battle with Scott, take a shower and rub the soap in deeply.

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.

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.