Category Archives: United States

Another Dead Black Man

It was just another day in Jennings, Missouri and just another opportunity for the police to shoot another black man. I know this city since it was where my former wife was raised. Frankly, not much of a city, inhabited by working class white and black folk, a school system that will never win any prizes for excellence. Children learn the basics of life, they learn their lives will be spent working on cars or hours providing services to people in fast food establishments. This is one city that will never win prizes for beauty. Thaddeus McCarroll was in his home, a bit disturbed and he made mom leave the place. He was talking to himself, holding a Bible and a knife. A mumbling man. Police arrived at the scene. Waited outside and finally, the black man emerged. There was a few dozen cops. They now feared for their lives since Thaddeus might charge at them with a knife against their guns.

You know the conclusion of this story. Police hit him in the leg with a rubber bullet. But, he continued standing and waving the knife. What else could police do than to gun him down? Just another Jennings story of death. I wonder if police are trained to fire bullets into legs?

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 8 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

For many in America the word, Racism, is a dirty word.

I still do not understand how we Americans got in the world of guns.

Every nut case claims God is on his side. Does God take sides is the question?

What ever happened to the old idea that one checked one’s guns with the sheriff?

There are days when I wonder how America became modern America.

Some so love to chop off heads, some so love to bomb people. The end result is the same–Death!

I wonder if there was a single day on planet Earth when no one was murdered?

Enemy Forces In Missouri

I was a resident of the state of Missouri for over fifty years and thus know something about the thinking of people who inhabit that state. The state of Missouri consists of two separate nations, one that is found in cities and one that is found in rural areas. Heck, I was the first JEW that teachers in southern Missouri had ever physically encountered and I definitely was the first Jew who introduced bagels and lox to the city of Poplar Bluff. So, it is not surprising that emails from members of the Missouri National Guard who were sent to the city of Ferguson display certain words, terms, and mindsets.

1. “Enemy Forces” refers to those whose skin are black.

2. “Enemy forces” can also refer to white skin people who protest against the killing of black men.

3. An “adversary” is anyone who protests against murder of black folk.

4. “Friendly forces” are those with white skins. Again, only if they do not protest.

5. The enemy somehow is in possession of “counterintelligence capabilities.” I confess, I have no idea what this means. Perhaps, it means that some who believe there is prejudice in Ferguson, Missouri can gaze out the window and see cops brutalizing black skin men.

RACISM is alive in the state of Missouri. As it is in other parts of our great land. Does this mean, all white Americans are Racists? Of course not, but many ARE!

Iraq Forever

The latest news from Iraq is that ISIS is still around and continues to fight back against planes and soldiers from Iraq and a few dozen other nations in the Middle East. Just when it was thought ISIS was on the run, they are now running straight for the city of Ramadi in Anbar province. So, what is happening?

1. Thousands of fanatics are streaming into Iraq from all parts of the Muslim world in order to partake of an opportunity to die for Allah.

2. For some strange reason these men — and women– continue to obtain arms in order to carry on the fight.

3. ISIS continues to behead while opponents continue to bomb.

4. ISIS followers BELIEVE. It is doubtful if most Iraq soldiers believe in anything other than their pay check.

5. It is a war between devout believers who claim to be carrying out the will of God vs soldiers who are doing a job.

6. ISIS fanatics are to Iraq what Tea Party fanatics are to the USA. People consumed with hate and who believe God is on their side

Opponents of ISIS must have a dream. They need leaders who will inspire. At this moment no such leaders are present in the Middle East other than those who head groups such as IIS. I wonder if there are moderate imams who can inspire?

A Word Never Spoken In Turkey

If for some reason you find yourself in the land of Turkey, a bit of advice. Under no condition ever utter the word, GENOCIDE, if the following word is, Armenian. It is agains the law to speak those two words together. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is rather upset because there are people in the United States and Europe who continue speaking in false terms about —- —-. He believes they are hypocrites because when it comes to genocide, how about actions of American settlers who wiped out thousands of Redskins? As he noted: What about the Redskins? What about European colonialism in Africa? Where are the original Aborgines in Australia? And, so on and so on.

OK, the man does have a point, but the point has absolutely no relevance to the ARMENIAN GENOCIDE. You do not get a pass on genocide because other nations also participated in genocides. The people of Germany has apologized, they have paid reparations and they insist that children in schools learn about the HOLOCAUST! See, the world does not end because apologies are spoken.

And, for the Redskins, they currently are playing football in Washington D.C.

Israel’s West Bank Problem

Those in Israel who believe they can simply walk into land the United Nations originally assigned to the Arab population are ordinarily rewarded by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with protection of the armed forces. In most nations of the world when a group of thieves take land away from people who have claim to an area, the result is either being arrested or made to leave the area, post haste. But, in Israel, all one has to do is invoke the name of God, and just take whatever you desire– as long as the people losing their land are Palestinians. At least sixteen European Union nations have banded together and will demand that any products coming from the West Bank be classified as have been produced in that area. This will enable consumers to refuse purchasing products from stolen land.

I do understand that God issued an edict which places control over land on the West Bank in the hands of those who are Jews. Of course, this was stated about four thousand years ago so it must still remain the norm. Of course, I assume that Indian tribes in America also were promised land and, using Jewish Israel logic, they should be able to take over Manhattan Island.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Denmark,Copenhagen Post: “Come In From The Rain”

Some are wet in body and wet in spirit.

Canada,Toronto Star: “Missing Woman Found”

I assume she is no longer a missing woman.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Man Dumped At Psychiatric Center”

I hope his name was Vladimir Putin.

Norway, Norway Post: ‘Nontraditional Families”

These days for some that means a man and a woman.

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

What else, it is in South Sudan?

Republicans For Cleaning Up Our Prison System

During the past thirty years both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have been insisting that we have to lock up those who are criminals. At this moment in time about one out of four people in some sort of prison on this planet are in an American jail. One has to admit that America IS NUMGER ONE!! Yeah, we are NUMBER ONE, NUMBER ONE! Senator Rand Paul and Republican Congressman Raul Labrador, the person,not the dog, are making clear their desire to work with Democrats to ensure that those who are African American or of Hispanic origin, are not being targeted by police forces for a jail term. After all, white skinned foo also smoke some pot,but white skinned folk do not wind up in jail at the same rate as those who are dark skinned. (This blog refused to employ the silly expression, “people of color” since all humans are people of color).

OK, there is now a coalition of Republicans and Democrats to do something about the excessive number of blacks and Hispanics in jail. So, what must be done?

1. Make use of drugs legal. Heck,that solves the entire problem.

2. Pass rigid gun laws to prevent people from wandering around with weapons of destruction.

3. Train cops to be polite when encountering those with dark skins. Actually, talk with those people as though they worked on Wall Street.

Scott Walker Is Silent, Sort Of

Governor Scott Walker is running for president and thus must display his knowledge of foreign policy. One usually begins with a trip to Europe that does not include viewing the famous sites of other countries but entails talking with members of the foreign media. Scott made clear that he does not discuss foreign policy while outside the territory of the United States of America. Of course, he does agree that the entire Congress of the USA should be part of deciding on the foreign policy of the American people. However, Scott did make a few points:

1. His bravery is standing up to teachers and firemen seeking higher wages does qualify him to stand up to ISIS.

2. He does want troops in Syria, but at this moment does not know who they will be fighting with or alongside. Sort of confusing.

3. He loves Israel and each and every Jew he encounters.

4. He hates Iran and each and every Iranian. At the moment, he is sort of confused as to exactly where lies this country. Somewhere in the Middle East, he thinks.

5. He wants to destroy Iran’s nuclear sites, but is not exactly clear how to do this.

6. He definitely hates Islamic terrorists.

7. When he notes “our allies” he means, Israel.

Oh, and his firm in his belief that President Obama has a “failed foreign policy.” One of these days he will discuss this foreign policy.

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

We now have over five hundred Secretaries of State.

Marco Rubio wants to lead troops into battle against ISIS

We are now witnessing the unraveling of Rand Paul from voice of peace to war leader.

I wonder if the Tea Party keeps score of how many black dudes died today?

Modern police tactics -shoot first, ask questions later.

We are witnessing the season of our discontent.

Hate is now the dominating feeling in this nation. And, guess who is the hated?