Category Archives: Social Justice

Republicans And US History

There is no doubt that Donald Trump is the most un-American candidate to ever run for the office of president. I suspect Donald has absolutely NO idea about the history of this nation. He made another of his tirades in which he demanded that immigrants to America pass a patriotism test. Of course, if Donald had to take a test regarding what is America, he would be sent back to his ancestor’s home in Germany.

Constitutional lawyer Lawrence Tribe termed Donald’s idea of inciting that immigrants prove they were loving Americans is unconstitutional. “The  proposal is deeply un-American, is probably unconstitutional, and would fail in Congress. I know for certain that Trump never heard of the Chinese Exclusion Act which prevented anyone from China to enter the US. This 1882 law was not changed until the 1940s. We Americans do NOT have political tests for immigrants. Of course, there are some minor problems– who writes the test, who grades the test, what if some liberals or conservatives disagree with this question or that question?

Middle Eastern Silliness

There are moments when Middle Eastern conflicts reach the level of how children behave in life. There was a judo match between a Jewish Israeli and a Muslim Egyptian.  Islam El Shelby got beat by the Jew Or Sasson,and the norm in judo is for the two combatants to bow to one another and shake hands. But,  the Egyptian has high moral and religious views so he refused to shake the his opponent’s hand. There is no question this behavior demonstrates the ultimate ridiculous aspects of Middle Eastern conflict.

The Olympic Committee made clear, “the Egyptian’s conduct was contrary to   the rules of fair play, and against the spirit of friendship embodied in Olympic values.” So, they told him to get the hell out of Brazil and take his childish behavior back to the other kids back in Egypt. When will those in the Middle East reach the level of children aged twelve?

Of course, then again we have a presidential election here in America where the biggest child of all is Donald Trump.

UN Needs Reform

The United Nations was formed in the aftermath of World War II. It was an assumption at that time the world needed some form of international armed force that could quickly come to the aid of people facing terrorism. UN soldiers have served in Africa for decades. Unfortunately, during their tenure, repeated stories emerge of UN troops raping, or robbing or failing to protect the innocent. I admit there is evidence of UN troops actually playing a role in fostering peace, but the African situation demonstrates the failure of UN forces.

A 10,000 man UN force is in the South Sudan to protect people caught in a violent civil war. These men stood by and did nothing to protect thousands of people from being attacked, and women raped. Actually, the UN  force was within ear shot of the violence, and just minded their  own business. There is need for a complete overhaul of the UN army. It must be a permanent body of professional soldiers who are committed to the concept of peace and protection of the innocent.

Crooked Trump Campaign Manager

Donald Trump can not express a single idea without also saying, “Crooked Hillary Clinton.” Of course, there are currently over one hundred law suits against Trump enterprises for failure to pay people who provided services for them. I do believe such behavior falls into the category of “crooked.” However, Paul Manafort, the current Trump campaign manager–at least until a new one appears– is being investigated for illegal activities.

Mr.Manafort aided the campaign of a Ukraine politician who was a buddy of Vladimir Putin. The people of Ukraine finally drove this character from office. However, Manafort did provide services to a foreign diplomat. Federal law requires lobbyists to inform the Justice Department if they represent foreign entities. The question is whether or not he routed $2.2 million to Washington lobbyists. Since Donald does not allow any crooked people to work for him, we assume he will provide any and all information concerning the lobbying activities of his campaign manager–at least his campaign manager of this moment.

Chicago Tribune Idiot Of Day

I ordinarily each day have to endure the stupidity of Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass, but every so often he allows some senile old Jewish gentleman named Ron Grossman to offer his stupidity of the day. Yesterday, Mr. Grossman wrote: “Donald Trump has single-handedly transformed the Republican Party from a champion of big business to a voice for the white working class.” Of course, there are some other groups who belong in the “working class” such as blacks, or Hispanics or Asians. But, to Mr. Grossman, Donald is the voice of workers!

Donald Trump wants to ensure that “workers who have been paying taxes do not have to pay a tax when they die.” WOW, what a brilliant statement in support of workers! Of course, prior to any Trump plan, 99.9% of workers do NOT pay a death tax. Only one percent of Americans pay this tax. Of course, according to the Trump plan, his family would save millions if he dropped dead tomorrow.

White workers, ALL workers, need higher wages. But, Donald, opposes raising the minimum wage. ALL workers need day care, but Donald never mentions this issue. ALL workers have children who need student debt relief, but Donald never mentions this. Of course, Donald wants to bring back “high paying jobs from China.” Mrs. Zang just took a  position in Washington D.C. for a Chinese news agency. She noted to an American colleague: “why do Americans want to bring back jobs from China, they are all low paying jobs!”

P.S. Oh,Mr.Grossman, the US also EXPORTS GOODS. Place high tariffs on incoming goods,and there will be high tariffs on our exports.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Good lord! Donald actually read from a script!

Someone in the Trump camp should make Donald end those facial expressions, hardly presidential.

I assume Ted Cruz is delighted with the current presidential campaign.

For Republicans, when desiring to frighten Americans, they just shout: LAW AND ORDER!

Reality for the world, as ISIS collapses in the Middle East, it is left with the need to carry out attacks in cities of the Western world.

Is Mike Pence in this election, never hear from him.

I bet John McCain prays for the defeat of Donald Trump.

ISIS Is Shrinking

Donald Trump and Republicans continue to demand the end of ISIS. So, what is the reality about ISIS. So far, ISIS has lost 40% of the area in Iraq it once controlled. It has been driven from Fallujah, and it has lost areas in Syria. Last week, the last stronghold in Libya, Sirte, was taken by anti-ISIS forces. Only remnants of ISIS soldiers are left in Libya.

But, the key fight is in Iraq. ISIS continues to control the major city of Mosul. However, Kurdish forces and the Iraq army are moving on this city. Kirkuk, which is close to Mosul is now witnessing hundreds of people who once accepted ISIS moving out of the city. Some are telling observers they would quickly accept amnesty from the Iraq government since they no longer believe that ISIS benefits them in any way. They report that ISIS soldiers are now selling goods they once seized from inhabitants such as stoves or record players or kitchen implements.

ISIS will lost Mosul by the early months of 2017 which means, in effect, they no longer have a presence in Iraq. So Donald, what is it that you want to do?

Continue Email Story

The Republican party continues to focus on the infamous email story they expect will result in the end of Hillary Clinton. Actually, the email saga is the best news that Hillary Clinton can get. For example:

Republicans want to get across the issue that Hillary Clinton is not trustworthy.

Most Americans agree with that idea.

However, more Americans believe that Donald Trump is even less trustworthy.

So, while Hillary Clinton talks about higher taxes on the wealthy, and tuition aid to students, and daycare, Donald talks about emails. Donald, the vast majority of Americans are sick and tired of emails, they want someone to offer plans to aid them. Emails and ‘law and order’ do not put money in my paycheck, it does not help my kid who is in college. So, continue talking and yelling about emails.

Donald Trump is the best pro-Hillary person in America!

The Art Of The Deal

Donald Trump  so enjoys noting that “his”book, The Art of the Deal has been a  best seller for years. In this book, he demonstrates his mastery of business, and can guarantee that anyone  who reads this brilliant piece of scholarship will, almost instantly, become successful in business, and in  life. Who knows, you men might wind up with three beautiful wives,and at least one hundred law suits filed by angry, losers who do not enjoy being  a loser.

Tony Schwartz in an article last month in The New Yorker revealed that Donald Trump did not write The Art of the Deal. Mr. Schwartz had written an article which described Trump as ” a ham-fisted thug who had not been successful in  evicting rent-controlled tenants.” Ordinarily, a person described in such tones would be furious, but not Donald. He called Schwartz and asked if he would ghost write a book, that book was The Art of the Deal. Proof that he had a ghost writer? Ordinarily, a ghost writer receives 10% of royalties, Mr.Schwartz received 50%.

Tony writes: “I genuinely believe if Trump wins  and gets the nuclear codes,there is an excellent possibility  it will lead to the end of civilization.”

Donald Is Upset–Again–Always

As you recall, for over one  year, Donald Trump was given extensive access to the media. He was allowed to say whatever came into his mind. Some estimate that he received nearly two billion dollars of free advertising. We all recall those endless “debates” that allowed him to display his prowess over the likes of Ben Carson and hapless Jeb Bush. So, now that polls indicate the Donald man is headed for a disaster, who is the cause of this oncoming calamity?

“I’m not running against Crooked Hillary, I’m running against the crooked media.” If the media was fair, then when Donald says something, they would report it and NOT engage in fact-checking. Donald does not believe the media should engage in partisan activities such as fact check what he says. After all, he does not read newspaper columns and then fact check what is written. So, why, does the Crooked media,the Biased media, continue to check  what he says!

Oh, Politfact reports that 95% of sites that checked Trump found 158 fact-checks of Trump were false. See, who told them to fact check? Donald did not!