Category Archives: United States

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

American leaders always accuse others of sponsoring terrorism, how about looking in the mirror?

I wonder if there is a stage that will hold all Republicans seeking the presidential nomination?

With only one woman, Carly Fiorina, we need Sarah Palin back on the stage of stupidity.

I promise to pray for our wealthy folks in order to prove that I am a good American.

Bikers riot and kill, and they are handled without firing a 134 bullets, I wonder why?

Fox News news, white is right, black is bad!

I’m for Bernie Sanders for president

The Mouth That Roars Nonsense!

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again is roaring with nonsense when it comes to the Middle East. Listen to this latest example: “As horrific as ISIS is, once Iran, the prime terrorist state of our time, acquires nuclear weapons, it will be a hundred, times more dangerous, a thousand times more dangerous anymore destructive than ISIS.” He warns that filling the coffers of Iran with “billions of dollars to pursue its aggression” will lead to endless wars. Let’s examine the record:

1. The Army of Iran has never left the borders of Iran on any aggressive venture.

2. Since 1980, the IDF has left the borders of Israel to attack other areas in the Middle East.

3. Under the administration of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld the United States has spent over a TRILLION DOLLARS in pursuit of destabilizing the Middle East and creating terrorist groups.

4. When it comes to fostering terrorism the USA is the leading nation of our time.

Yes, Bibi, the nation of Iran DOEs sponsor terrorists. But, when it comes to sponsoring the rise of terrorism, Iran is a distant fifth in the Middle East.

How about gazing in the mirror and wondering if Israel could try some new approaches to peace? Yes, Bibi, the road to peace is long and difficult, but it is the only road we have. As British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said: “Jaw, Jaw, not war, war.”

Just Another Black Incident

These days the only certain news is that a story will appear dealing with some black skinned person who was arrested because he had a black skin. British police were summoned to check an incident in a small town in England. Two police cars arrived along with a police van and encountered a mob of angry white skinned people howling at a black man whose face was bloody as he confronted the mob. He was apparently a middle aged person and he was holding a knife in his hand as the mob shouted for his blood. Tajuseen Taiso lived in the house with his white skinned girl friend who was standing in the doorway crying over the brutal attack by the mob.

So, how did the police handle the situation? Naturally, they arrested the man who was bleeding. Why would they arrest the mob which did the beating? Beats me. He was taken to jail, held for 35 hours,and then charged with possession of a dangerous weapon. This incident occurred three years ago. Finally, the police yesterday admitted they made a mistake. Black on white always winds up the same way, arrest the black dude!

China Ubber Alles!

The government of China is engaged in an interesting adventure into deciding what exactly are the borders of this nation. It has sent dozens of ships into the South China Sea in order to begin the process of transforming a reef or some sand into an island, and then claiming the new piece of land belongs to China. It goes further than only claiming ownership of an “island.” Once the “island” appears in the sea, then China decides who can fly over the island. According to the Chinese government: “It is a long standing task for China to safeguard its maritime rights and interests.

OK, so why can’t China:

Build an island off the coast of California and claim it belongs to China. No plane flights from San Francisco without approval.

Build an island off the coast of Italy and take control of the entire Middle East.

China forever and far ever is the new slogan!

Erdogan: Who Are You??

Turkish President Recep Erdogan is very angry. He has increasingly gained more and more power in the Turkish government and has reached the point where any, and I mean, any, criticism of what he does is an act of terrorism against his rule. He did begin years ago as a reformer seeking to end power of the Turkish military to overthrow governments, and he successfully has gained control of those men. But, something happened along the road toward creating a Turkish democracy. Power, Power, is now the only issue in his mind. An editorial in The New York Times which was critical of his policies toward journalists has sent Erdogan on a furious denial campaign. The Times said: “Mr. Erdogan appears increasingly hostile to truth telling.” Gee, those are fighting words. Erdogan responded: “Who are you? Can you write such a thing against the United States administration?”

The answer is: YES. At this moment in time the nation of Turkey is holding dozens of journalists in jail for writing what the New York Times writes every day. In a democracy, the government does not decide what is “truth telling.

Rand Paul Dilemma

There are moments when Senator Rand Paul comes across as a fighter for the rights of Americans. He has consistently opposed the rise of government authority to engage in surveillance of what Americans write or read. Every administration during the past twenty years has engaged in investigating possible “terrorist” actions by just reading what those of us who are not terrorist write in the normal process of living. The great American myth is that checking the private lives of Americans is a necessary step in the great crusade against terrorism. So, Senator Rand Paul is fighting this seemingly endless disruption of human rights in America.

However, this fighter for human rights is completely oblivious to the human rights of poor people, of those without health insurance. He has narrowed the definition of “human rights” to a single aspect of the role of government-what we read and write. Has he ever considered the right of people to eat? Has he ever considered the right of people to have access to health insurance? He cares about the right to be free from government interference in our private lives. But, he still only regards the rights of wealthy folk to keep their money as THE most important right in America!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

USA, NY Post: “Body Found Behind NY Restaurant”

I assume someone was throwing out the trash.

Egypt, al-Ahram: “Belly Dancer Acquitted”

I’ll shake on this one.

Norway, Norway Post: “Help Me I’m Poor”

Not in the good old Republican USA!

Russia, Moscow Times: “Bless Gay Marriage”

In Russia, they bless gays with a fist.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Join The Club”

In Texas, the only club people want to join is one that welcomes guns

Bibi Says “Thank You”

During the past year, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been shouting to the American Congress and the American people that the black dude who sits in the Oval Office hates Jews and hates Israel. I have endured one conversation after another with Jews in which they insist Barack Obama hates Jews and hates Israel. Of course, under his administration Israel has been given funding for the “Dome” which destroys missiles headed toward Israel and this country has been given over FIFTEEN BILLION DOLLARS FOR THEIR DEFENSE! This apparently is a demonstration of HATRED. Anyway, Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu informed the world that he wants to give a special thanks to Obama and Kerry for their deep support for Israel.

So, what led to the change of heart? The UN is discussing authorizing the Secretary General to investigate creation of a nuclear free zone in the Middle East. Oops, that poses a problem for Israel since it is the ONLY nation in the Middle East which has atomic bombs. It is estimated Israel has at least 80 atomic bombs. Oops, Israel refuses to allow UN inspectors into its atomic facilities. Bibi is happy that John Kerry blocked UN efforts to create a nuclear free zone in the Middle East.

So the men who hate Israel are now protecting Israel. Such is life.

When Will Police Learn?

Another day in America, another decision by a Grand Jury, another policeman who is allowed to get away with the murder of an innocent black skinned person. Officer Michael Berlo, and his fellow officers, were found Not Guilty of blasting away at a car which contained two unarmed human beings. Altogether the group of police fired 49 bullets into the car in which Timothy Russell and Melissa Williams were sitting. No shots had every been fired by those in the car, but for some reason, they constituted a “threat” to the safety of a group of police officers. According to Judge John O Donnell, the action of police officers was “not illegal.” He insisted the Grand Jury had to be confronted with evidence “beyond a reasonable doubt” that this action was illegal on the part of police officers.

Altogether, there were TWELVE policemen at the scene. How and why they felt “threatened” is a wonder for the ages. The reality is that according to Grand Juries in the US if they victims have black skins, they can be killed. We suggest that from now on African Americans walk and drive wearing Biker Jackets if they want to live!

Good Times In Ireland

The Catholic Church confronted a reality in Ireland last week. There was a vote to decide if the nation of Ireland, which is predominately Catholic would accept the right of gays and lesbians to marry. Over 60% of Irish people said, YES! Diamund Matrin, Archbishop of Dublin became among the first Catholic bishops to openly express the need for the church to turn around. “We, the Church, have to stop and have a reality check, not move into denial of reality. I appreciate how gay and lesbian, men and women feel today. In a way, this is a social revolution.”

Yes, the Church has to turn around and confront reality. In America, over twenty percent of young people no longer consider themselves to be part of any church. Hopefully, Pope Francis lives long enough to appoint modern Cardinals who are ready to make the Catholic church once again a meaningful institution for young Catholics. If not, more and more of them will drift off into reality.