Category Archives: Satire

“Reform” A Word Shouted By All

There is one word that is shouted by any and all those engaged in the public arena–REFORM. If I want to change a school curriculum to ensure students learn about the beauty of Capitalism, just say, ‘REFORM.” If I seek to reduce Food Stamps for those in need, just argue this is a REFORM that will benefit them. If I want to make difficult the right to vote, make clear that you are simply engaged in a fight to REFORM voting procedures.

One constantly hears this word expressed when the topic of wha to to do with education is being discussed. REALITY: If Rip van Winkle awoke from his two hundred year sleep and entered a classroom all would be familiar–an adult in front of a blackboard, children copying what the adult says, and a test to repeat back what they heard.

REFORM of government is simply an expression to reduce services to those in need. It justifies less money for the poor,and fewer services for our veterans.

I DO long for the day when REFORM actually entails creating NEW approaches to dealing with our problems. Anyway, how about engaging in REFORM to rebuild our infrastructure?

Putin Don’t Like Foreign “Agents”

Vladimir Putin was raised in the good old Soviet Union and he fondly remembers when the government send millions to gulags and other such places for daring to utter a single word of disapproval for what the government does or is. If one is not a 100% true blooded Russian who, not only loves his nation, but loves those who run the nation, then times are getting bad. He has a desire, no a need, to be in charge and any indication there are “rats” around who dare to squeak their ideas means that something must be done to restore quiet.

The Dynasty Foundation in Russia is engaged in activities such as fostering scientific research or aiding those in economic need. It has no political agenda, but it is not run by the government.So, Putin has decided to clarify this harmless agency as a “foreign agent.” After all, aiding Russian schools or institutions to further scientific research is a danger to the very existence of the Russian state. To sum up, it is now clear this Foundation is out of business and will close its doors. Watch out for “scientific research” because who knows what such a process will uncover!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I am sick to my heart at the shooting in Charleston.

But, the commentary by Fox News people is even sicker than the shooter.

South Carolina displays Confederate flags on public buildings. Honor traitors!

I wonder if there is an antidote to the sickness that pervades many in the South?

Where did this love of guns begin? With the assassination of John KennedY?

In my New York City youth we had the Sullivan Act which regulated gun use.

In my New York City slum youth anyone with a gun was termed, CRAZY!

Recep The Great

Turkish President Recep Erdogan enjoys having conversations with the Great Leader of Russia, one Vladimir Putin. The other day he arranged to have Vladimir come over for a cup of coffee, and he waited, and he waited and he waited. Finally, Vladimir decided to head over to the hotel and meet with the man who so desires to run Turkey in the same manner as Vladimir runs Russia. Following was the conversation:

V: So, how goes it my friend?
E: I had an election and instead of gaining 95% of the vote, I wound up with 41%.
E: Yes, the opposition parties all together received 59%.
V: What kind of election was this? How can one only receive 41%? That has never occurred in Mother Russia.
E: So, how do you always win by such large margins?
V: Simple, decided BEFORE the election what you will receive and ensure that is the final vote?
E: But, what if the opposition receives votes?
V: Who ever heard of an opposition receiving votes that I had not planned?
E: You mean that you fix elections?
V: Of course, that is what we mean by a free election. All are able to vote. I decide the outcome.That is what we term a free election in Mother Russia.
E: Gee whiz, you are a Great Leader, I hope one day to be as wise and Great as you!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Japan, Japan Times: “Injured Robot Limps”

OK, so give one to we humans, we can avoid limping.

Norway, Norway Post: “Norwegian Troops To Iraq”

I assume they will be throwing snow balls at ISIS.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Man Mistakes Son For Deer”

Big deal, the Russian people mistake Putin for a leader of peace.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Deplorable Behavior”

Just a normal day in the US Congress.

Israel, Jerusalem Post: “Life Is Crap”

NO, more like a crap shoot.

Playing The Stage In Blackface?

When I was a child in the 1930s, there was still the vaudeville and white men would frequently color their face black in order to play t he role of a happy-go-lucky black man since it was proverbial that black folk loved to dance and be happy, even when they were in slavery. It was definitely OK to put on the black face if one wanted to portray the good lives of black folk. We now have the case of Rachel Dolezal who works for the NAACP who has been claiming for years that she was a black person. Unfortunately, mom and dad say she is a natural born, 100% white gal. So, examine her right to be black:

1. She definitely is a “person of color.” I do believe that white is a color.

2. She has the right on her census report to declare herself whoever she is.

3. She does present a happy face, that fits vaudeville presentation of blacks.

4. She enjoys being black. After all, all have a “black mood” at one point or another.

Frankly, who gives a damn as to how people portray themselves! Oh, when Rachel is walking the street please carry a sign that indicates she is a black woman in case she wants to get herself shot by some angry cop!

Guantanamo Forever

Every time that I see the word, Guantanamo, my mind does a double take since I want to believe that we have gotten rid of that boil on our body and returned to healthy ways of living. But, alas, there are men still in this infamous place of disgrace. Those who inflicted terrible torture upon the inmates have long fled the scene and gone on to better things and places. I doubt that if real trials were held for those inside this place of madness, at least half of them would be declared innocent of any crime.

The latest piece of stupidity has been reported by lawyers for these men. Prison authorities have banned lawyers from bringing any food to their client. Authorities claim the presence of a Big Mac or piece of pizza interferes with the “health and sanitation” of the place. Imagine being locked up in this place of shame for over a decade without being able to eat a Big Mac?

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

I guess police do need body armor, after all they might meet up with a five year old kid.

I so await the entry of Donald Trump into the circus.

Obama has learned the lesson that a president must be a politician with his party members.

Obama never has grasped that a president must use the Bully Pulpit to connect with people.

Well, a miracle did occur in Washington D.C., John Boehner backed Obama on trade agreement!

Politics occurs in every occupation as well as in Washington D.C.

Hillary has gotten around to talking like a Democrat.

Hillary Comes Out Fighting

Hillary Clinton took a few months off and spent some time reflecting on the upcoming election. Instead of doing another Barack Obama she has decided to become a devoted follower of the ideas of Franklin Roosevelt. Unfortunately, Barack Obama never studied the Roosevelt administration. FDR inherited a society in which one-fourth of workers lacked a job. Instead of worrying about Wall Street, he came out fighting and blamed them for the economic disaster. He had two immediate goals– establish a safe banking system,and providing work to those unemployed. Within six months after becoming President,he had five million people working at jobs to rebuild our infrastructure,schools, ports, hospitals, etc.. He focused on the need to restore the dignity of workers, not worry about the dignity and wealth of Wall Street.

Hillary Clinton gave a speech and she referred to the ideas of FDR. She pointed out that Republicans had made sure,”instead of an economy built by every American for every American, we were told that if we let those at the top pay lower taxes, and allowed to bend the rules” the end result would be a trickle down of wealth all. Hillary is on the right track, unlike Obama who refused to take on Wall Street or take any action to reduce student debt. Hillary is promising to address the student loan debt issue.

Did Jeff Serve In Army?

I am a veteran of the American armed forces, and I can repeat sixty years later where I served, what was my rank, and who was my commanding officer. I served in the US 7th Army in Vaihingen,Germany at headquarters, I was a corporal, and my superior officer was Colonel Gund. Oh, my sergeant was Bob Knox. But, Arizona, State Senator Jeff Dial, has aroused the anger of veterans in his district. A group of Republican veterans want to know why their State Senator who claims to have served in the military does not recall his rank, where he served, his date of discharge and who the hell was his commanding officer.

Oh, and there is that matter of having something in his file about not obeying orders. I assume he served, but why the heck is he a blank about the minor matters of where, when, and how?

By the way, has anyone thought of asking Senator Dial to enter his name as a candidate for president? He has more patriotic qualifications than Ted Cruz. Then again, since he is blank about important issues of his life, most probably he can argue, “I am not a scientist.”