Category Archives: United States

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “Ways To Make Life Simple”

Just elect men and women with simple minds.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “You’d Better Believe It”

Cut taxes and get more money for the government.

USA,Washington Post: “Reluctant Warrior”

Two word description of Barack Obama?

Sweden, Local: “Wins Fights For Death Benefits”

Naturally, he is dead.

Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: “Don’t Act Against God”

If you do, watch out for the thunder bolts!

Say, What About Climate Change?

As I recall, President Obama has promised to work on the problem of climate change. Of course, Republicans have been consulting such eminent scientists as Rick Perry, Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz. I must point out that Ted is a graduate of Harvard College which means he obtained a first class education while at that institution of higher learning. Based upon his learning, there is no such thing as “climate change,” it is simply a liberal attempt to take money from those who create jobs in order to stuff the pockets of a bunch of people in Asia or Africa. UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon is rather pessimistic about chances of persuading those with money to give some to the UN fund that works with climate change. Germany did offer 1 Billion, WoW! As of this moment, the US is not going to waste our money on such wasteful projects as climate change since half the American population does not believe such a thing is occurring.

Yes, Congress appropriated a few billion to fight terrorism in the Middle East, but not a single penny for climate change. Thank God America has Fox News to report the truth about climate change!

Moishie The Squirrel

The other day while driving my car I encountered a squirrel in the street carefully gathering nuts and such stuff for the long winter that lies ahead. I decided to halt for a while and chat with this creature of God. His name is Moishie and he is Jewish. Yes, my friends, squirrels also believe in various forms of religion. Moishie does have relatives in Israel as well as in Palestine and other Arab nations. Naturally, I asked Moishie what he thinks about we humans. He informed me that among squirrels we are known as “Big Foot” and sometimes as “The Destroyers.” According to him, humans are only good for wiping out just about everything on this planet. His cousin in Gaza told him about the bombing and destruction. Moishie wants to know why we Big Feet folk are always dropping these bombs and killing one another. The concept of killing a fellow squirrel is simply not known to those creatures who allegedly have tiny brains.

I spent an hour attempting to explain human behavior to this squirrel. He thanked me. Then he said: “My Big Foot friend, keep up your work and one day we squirrels will inherit the Earth. Just blast away until there are no more humans on Earth. So long, have a good one.”

I bid goodbye to Moishie and wondered how a human could become part of squirrel society?

So God, Talk To Me!

Justin Welby is the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Church of England so one would assume this man has daily contact with God up in the sky. He recently surprised those who believe in God by admitting to a bit of doubt on his part. “I mean there are moments where you think, is there a God, where is God. Praying over something, ending up saying to God, ‘Look this is all very well and good, but isn’t it about time you did something if your really up there which is probably not what the Archbishop of Canterbury should be saying.” These words of honesty are ones which daily enter my mind and, most probably, the minds of most in the Church of England.

If one really does believe in God, then one is left with questions as to exactly what does this God believe about we humans? If He really did create we humans, surely then he is partly responsible for our ongoing wars and hate and violence. If YOU are up there, how about gazing down and doing something about the madness which occurs each moment on this planet? Finally, an Archbishop is posing the right question: where the hell are YOU?

Another Gun Nut On Loose

Eric Frein was a student at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He portrayed himself in a high school yearbook as a boy with a gun ready to blast away at something. Along the way, he joined the Eastern Wolves which are part of something termed the Red Alliance. This group holds war simulations in which young men pretend they are soldiers some place in eastern Europe where they fight some bad people. At this point they have decided that Serbians are the bad people so they dress like someone in east Europe and pretend to have a Slavic accent. These games are conducted by the Red Alliance which believes that Americans must learn how to fight against bad people, and what better way then to go into forests and pretend they are engaged in fighting the bad folks?

Eric Frein was confronted by two local cops and then proceeded to murder one and wound the other. I don’t know, perhaps the police had an “east European accent?” Eric is part of the survivalist enterprise which consists of men and women who await some terrible moment when the Communists, oops, those people are gone, so there must be another invading army approaching and we must be prepared. I know, it is ISIS, a bunch of guys who have guns and speak with east Middle Eastern accents!

Death Again By Guns

People died in a southern town, and they were not killed by any Muslim terrorist. A family is no more because a grandfather decided to take out his weapons of mass destruction and aim them at his daughter and her six children. Dan Spirit was apparently upset at something or somebody, and since he lives in the United States of America, there was always a handy gun ready to be fired. Mr.Spirit in 2003 was convicted of killing his 8 year old son during a hunting accident in 2001. Naturally, in America when someone kills another during a hunting accident, it is classified as an “accident.” The individual admits to being sorry, and goes back home. Just imagine if the individual shot someone during a robbery by “accident?” Head to prison for years because this individual was not on a hunting “trip.”

Dan Spirit shot six of his grandchildren and his daughter. They ranged in age from 10 months to ten years. He was still alive when the sheriff arrived. He mumbled some words about “injuring someone,” and then killed himself. We will never know why he murdered those he supposedly loved. But, we do know that someone who kills another during a “hunting trip” does not face punishment nor does he face the prospect of being denied access to weapons of death!

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 have never used ketchup on any breakfast item.

I go crazy if anything gets stuck between my teeth.

America is at an impasse except for those on social networks. They babble along.

I allowed a car to cut in the line, and no arm waved indicating a thank you!

To accept life is not to approve life.

I doubt if there are tooth fairies in Heaven.

At 84, I wonder about my mind, it would certainly help those at 24 if they did some mind wondering!

Those raised on city streets “read people” when encountering a stranger.

Misread people can result in misread consequences.

Long time since I bossed anyone. No regrets.

I so miss Rick, Newt, Herman, Mitt and the gals!

What A Wonderful Day

I awoke today, checked my newspapers, checked the Internet, and to my great surprise there was not a single example of some member of the National Football League or any member of a baseball team who slugged his girl friend, his fiancee, his wife or his mother. Wow! In fact, not an example of one of these tough guys who disciplined his child with a stick in order to teach the right way to behave. Something must be wrong today. After all, these guys are tough, they can endure pain, and they so enjoy inflicting pain. Of course, they are paid to inflict pain on other tough guys, not on women and children. I was raised in the slums of south Bronx in New York City at a time when poverty reigned the country. As a child, I was taught by older boys that, under no condition, should I strike a female or someone smaller than me.

That was the code of conduct of gangsters in my neighborhood. But, times have changed, and apparently so have tough guys. The old code of honor which prevented criminals from murdering women and children no longer exists. The evidence is clear, times have not gotten better-when it comes to abuse of women and children!

Weapons Of Destruction For Schools

The Pentagon has become an important source of materials to assist in the education of children. It is now providing school districts with MRAP armored vehicles, grenade launchers and M16 rifles. The ostensible reason is providing schools with necessary weapons to use in case there is a shooting in the school. Throughout the history of school violence in the 20th century there is only ONE example of a school bombing. It happened in the 1920s when an adult became angry and blew up an elementary school. All other examples are of one or two boys securing guns, entering a school and shooting either children or teachers. This is a FACT, not an opinion.

So, how exactly does an armored vehicle fit into school bombings? Actually, we know the profile of school bombers.

1. They are white male teens living in a suburban or small town.

2. There is a history of bullying connected with the boys.

3. They are lonely and feel isolated.

There is not a single example of mass bombing in an urban school.

So, why the need for this useless equipment?

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

USA, New York Post: “Don’t Forget Your Gun”

Sound advice to cops out to shoot a dark skinned man.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Real Estate Boom In Arctic”

Each house comes with a furnished igloo!

Israel, Jerusalem Post: “Motorist Dies When Car Hits Truck”

So, how about the truck, is it still alive?

Russia, Moscow Times: “Russian Election”

Gee, I wonder who won?

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “Working On Trust Issues”

Hopefully, Oscar has work cut out for him with next girl friend!