Category Archives: War

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

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.

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.

Innocent Girls Bound For Death

Among the strange stories in the world today is that of young Muslim females who spend their lives on social media and come away with loving thoughts for ISIS. Frankly, it amazes me how young girls could watch videos of people having their heads chopped off and come away feeling sympathy for those doing the chopping. At this moment there are dozens, if not hundreds of young females living in western nations who have saved up their money and purchased a one way ticket to hell. They want to “do something” for their religion. They want to head for Syria or Iraq and give comfort and their bodies to Muslim warriors who murder and destroy. They want to have babies with these men who murder and destroy.

I admit to being confused. I simply cannot comprehend how viewing pictures of innocent people, including children being shot, can inspire a young girl to help those who commit atrocities. There is some deep need inside these girls for meaning, for a sense of accomplishment, that can only be attained by aiding those who kill. I do live in a strange world of social media!

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.

On Memorial Day

Memorial Day used to be among the most important holidays in the United States of America. It began as a day to commemorate those who had died fighting for the Union in the Civil War. Over three hundred thousand had been killed fighting to ensure that the United States of America endured as a nation. Those who died in Wold War I were remembered on Armistice Day in November. It was generally accepted that the 400,000 who died fighting in World War II would be remembered on Memorial Day and no special event was ever given them. Of course, in those days, serving in the armed forces was a part of the American ethos. Men were expected to be part of their nation’s armed forces because to be an American was to give something back to the nation. This concept ended withe the conclusion of the Vietnam War. Today, about one half of one percent ever becomes part of our armed forces.

Those under the age of 35 have very little interest or concern for the concept of doing something for the nation. We are a long way from the words of President Kennedy who said, “ask not what the country can doe for you, but what you can do for the country.” Today, the “country” consists of those with whom one engages on social media. The concept of “America” increasingly become a relic of the past. Narcissistic behavior is now the norm. If people are poor, blame it on them. Few today feel responsibility for the lives of Americans. We remember our selves, not the nation. WE are the new America!

Oh, for Republicans the only Americans worth their attention are those who will give them money to win an election. Perhaps, it is time for a new Memorial Day to remember the “job creators” who are forced to pay 1% of their salary in taxes!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

USA, aol: “Pizzeria Robbed”

Are you sure it was not a take-out order?

UK,Guardian: “Unusual Powers Revealed”

Republicans can reduce the amount of money coming in and also reduce the national debt.

Egypt, al Arahm: “Court Bans Porn On Website”

Anywhere else is OK.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Foreign Anti-Torture Experts Expelled”

Heck, this is Putin Russia where torture if legal!

France, Connexion: “French Are Big Drinkers”

I will toast that statement!

Guns Forever In Texas!

The state of Texas just had a massive shoot-out, not at the OK Corral, but at a restaurant in Waco. Hundreds of Bikers had gathered together to settle some scores and the end result was nine dead Bikers and a few dozen wounded ones. So, what is now needed in the state of Texas? A new law that allows guns to be carried in an open holster! Texas State Senator Craig Estes has introduced a bill that soon will be law. It allows those who have the right to carry a concealed gun now to be allowed to carry an open holstered handgun. Senator Estes made clear: “We all were horrified art what happened in Waco,” but he is certain that this bill would not have made “any difference with that lawless bunch of people.”

As I recall, in the old days of the West, cowboys had to check their guns with the sheriff if they came to town. As I recall, cowboys and gunmen were NOT allowed to carry their guns in the open or concealed when they came to town. How about going back to the lawless days of the old West?

I do understand that Texans fear the arrival of aliens and the black alien in the White House.