Category Archives: Social Justice

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.

John Boehner Has Principles!

We Americans can get on our knees and thank God that John Boehner is ready, willing and able to protect us against the forces of terrorism that were created by the inept policies of one, Barack Obama. At a time when ISIS is murdering people or the nut cases in Nigeria are kidnapping and killing, as far as John is concerned the greatest threat to the American people are those who enter America in order to pick our crops and clean up our dirt. John and his merry group of nut cases in the House of Representatives have passed a bill to provide funding for the Department of Homeland Security as long as they ensue no money goes to handle illegal immigrants. I do realize that few reading this have the historical understanding possessed by House Republicans who are convinced some illegal immigrant kids pose the real threat to the survival of the American nation.

The US Senate can not get support to pass a similar bill and wants to pass two bills, one that funds DHS and one that deals with children. According to John: “I’m waiting for the Senate to act on the bill.” So, come Friday, less money for DHS and fewer working to deal with terrorism. Sheldon Aldeson and the billionaires are happy, they will get tax cuts and when one has a billion, the fear of terrorists is not central to life. Republican congressman John Fleming wants America to know, “To cave in on this point, I think our leadership sees real danger in doing that.”

Welcome to America one and all terrorists. Just don’t allow them Hispanic kids to enter!

Tales Of Bill O’Reilly In Combat

There is one thing that is certain in life, those who adhere to the Republican Party are the bravest folk in our land. They are also the wisest people in our land since they alone know that Barack Obama was born in another land and simply lacks guts to do anything. Bill is still upset because some reporters challenged his accounts of being a man under fire in Argentine during the Falkland Island wars back in the 1980s. It now appears that not only did Bill confront terrorists in Argentine, but he also went face to face with bad people who murdered several nuns in El Salvador. According to Bill: “I was in El Salvador when I saw nuns get shot in the back of the head.” He went on to say that he arrived in El Salvador to work for CBS early in 1981.

Now, this is one great story. Bill arrived in El Salvador in 1981 to see the nuns get shot. There is one slight problem with this story. The nuns got shot in 1980. I do apologize for being picky, but I thought reporters were duty bound to check facts. Oh, in 2009, Bill told WVVH-TV that he arrived in El Salvador just after the nuns got shot.

Now, you know why Fox News hired Bill.

God Not A Martian!

Pat Robertson told viewers of his 700 Club that after consulting God it was now clear to him that the Big Guy up in the sky does not want to have we earthlings head up to Mars. According to Pat, the Old Man made the Earth, the Old Man made we humans and he does not want anyone or anything to venture out into space. I decided to give a call to God and check with him about what Pat told we earthlings.

M: I wanted to check with you since you are the Boss of the Universe as to whether we should venture up to Mars.

G: Where did you say you are from?

G: Look kid, I have made billions of planets, you can’t actually believe that remember every single one.

M: But, Pat Robertson said he talked with you about this Mars thing.

G: Pat, who?

M: Sir, down here on planet Earth we have some folks like Sarah Palin who check with you about things like immigrants and health care.

G: Oh, you mean the crazy woman who calls at all hours of the day and night? God, I can’t get a good night’s sleep without the phone ringing.

M: So, Sir, should we venture out to Mars?

G: The universe is open to all life forms. Go where the hell you want.

M: Can I tell Pat it is OK to go to Mars?

G: Just tell that dude to quit pestering me!!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Oh, to be a child and run with the wind.

No world leader today impresses me.

No American political leader impresses me other than Senator Warren.

Why do we refer to the “Valley of Death” but never to the “Valley of Life?”

Life offers second chances, why not Death?

Long time since I heard, “show me the money.”

I have always loved a good mystery.

Why Do Americans Distrust President Obama?

I am old enough to recall when President Franklin D. Roosevelt was hated by one third of Americans during the Depression, some even referred to him as “Roosenfeld” in order to claim he was Jewish. I remember when most Americans did not trust Barry Goldwater, the Republican candidate for president in 1964, I recall when most Americans had lost trust in Richard Nixon and I certainly recall when George Bush was not the most beloved man in the White House. But, what exactly is the reason for the intense feeling by 69% of Republicans in this nation that President Obama does “not love America?” I readily admit that Obama has made numerous political mistakes. I admit that he has lacked an overall plan in dealing with the Middle East. I admit that he could simply have extended Medicare to all Americans and gained the support of Americans for health insurance. Heck, I admit that he is an introvert who lacks political sense. He certainly does not come across as one who makes friends with those on Capital Hill.

But, for God’s sake how does his behavior translate into hating America. The man was elected by a majority of Americans twice! There is only one conclusion to this hatred THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN! Let’s face facts, at least one third of Americans still harbor race hatred.

Why Do We Love Guns?

Among the mysteries of my life is the fascination with guns by so many Americans. Actually, the vast majority of Americans do NOT own a weapon of destruction, but for some reason these people link the right to possess a gun with “freedom.” I was raised in the slums of the Bronx in New York City where anyone who has a gun was considered to be sort of crazy. We had the Sullivan Act which made possession of a gun to be a crime. Yes, we did have some gangs which fought with zip guns, but they usually were weapons which could only fire one shot. The very idea of having a weapon that enabled blasting away at other people was simply beyond the imagination of most poor people. After John F. Kennedy was murdered, there were new demands to make possession of any weapons more difficult.

During the past four years Americans have donated nearly $100 million to the National Rifle Association. Each year about 30,000 people in this country are killed by guns. Oh, I did serve in the US Army and learned to fire all sorts of weapons. Of course, in the Army if you said, “gun,” a sergeant would shout, “a gun is your prick, a weapon is your rifle.” I guess that means those loving guns are pricks, in more ways than one.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

USA, Newsday: “Sue Over Frozen Dinner”

Damn right, who wants to eat a frozen dinner!

Norway, Norway Post: ‘Police Shooting Disconnected”

I guess Norwegian police are learning from American.

UK, Guardian: “Get Terror Camp Active”

NO terror camps, no money spent on military.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Noses Can Be Dangerous”

I give this story three ACHOOS

Russia, Moscow Times: “Is Marriage A Fraud?”

Sort of depends who is your spouse?