Category Archives: War

The Fire This Time!

Let me make clear there is no justification for committing murder either against your enemy or your friends. The definition of being a civilized person is that we employ our mouth rather than physical violence agains those we hate. It is particularly horrible when people enter a house of worship and violate their own religion by hacking to death those who are the “enemy.” Two Palestinian males wielding meat cleavers entered a synagogue and brutally murdered several Jews including four rabbis. This horror was simply a horror just waiting to occur. The two Palestinians came from East Jerusalem where Jews are purchasing homes in predominantly Muslim areas. Who doubted for a moment that it was simply a matter of time before some crazed young Palestinians would engage in an orgy of hate and violence? Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as always, is promising a “harsh response.”

Unfortunately, the Middle East is bereft of a leader such as Nelson Mandela or Martin Luther King, both men knew that responding with violence only ensured there would be nonstop violence. “You kill my people, so I kill your people” is a plan leading to death, not peace. If Netanyahu were a King or Mandela, this is what he would propose:

1. A conference to resolve issues in Jerusalem based on respect for all parties.

2. A promise of COMPROMISE.

3. A promise that for once there will be give-and-take in order to resolve West Bank issues.

The Fire This Time should not lead to The Fire Next Time!

The Fires Of Ferguson

As you recall, it was nearly six months ago when a police officer in the city of Ferguson, Missouri shot to death an unarmed black youth who was threatening his life. As you recall, Darren Wilson became concerned because a black boy was walking down the street. After all, in this day of Stop and Search, if any black boy walks down the street he is, by definition, a threat to society. Darren Wilson shot to death a husky black boy. Let us be clear on one point, the black boy did NOT initiate contact. I was raised on the streets of South Bronx, New York City. The first lesson in life one learned was to avoid contact with police because the end result would be to your detriment. Oh, I was also taught to avoid getting a stranger angry because you never knew if he had a gun. Sound advice for young men, and even sounder for cops.

A Grant Jury has been hearing the case and will announce their decision within the coming days. Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency for Ferguson, and called in the National Guard. I am confused. During the past six months has the Ferguson police force recruited black cops? Have state and local officials undertaken economic programs to rebuild and provide jobs? Have police been meeting with people and soliciting their ideas, including recommendations for hiring young black males and females to the police force? Perhaps, it requires some new fires to get these programs to appear?

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

China, China Daily: “Should Schools Have Dress Codes?”

Absolutely, children can not come to school naked!

France, Connexion: “Maniac Gendarme”

He roams the streets arresting gendarmes?

Australia, Canberra Times: “Senate Defector”

Hey man, if you had to listen of Ted Cruz ramble on about immigrants, why not head for Mexico?

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Tiger On Loose near Paris Disneyland”

OK, he lacks francs to enter, just let the tiger in, who would know the difference?

Russia, Moscow Times: “New War On Terrorism”

Just capture Putin and end terrorism in Russia!

Malcolm Vs Martin In Ferguson

There is a 22 year old African American in the city of Ferguson, Missouri who apparently is an expert on the fight for human rights in American history. According to Rocket Ali, “rioting and violence are the tools of those without a voice. Rioting and looting, while I didn’t participate in, was necessary. There is no revolution without violence.” I ams so glad this young man attends events such as Martin Luther King’s birthday and listens to the words of this famous leader. Actually, the words of Malcolm X are closer to what the Rocket man wants to foster in Ferguson, Missouri. Yes, let us have some rioting and looting of business establishments of African Americans so that people will have no place in Ferguson in which to purchase food and other necessities.

Mr. Ali should be compelled to sit in a corner and Read the words of Martin Luther King. In the end, rioting and looting destroy black neighborhoods.

Obama Shows Some Balls!

It is now clear that Barack Obama has interpreted the recent election as proof that most Americans favor his policies and they deliberately voted for Republicans in order to stir up the blood of Barack. First, he signed an historic environment deal with China, he is edging closer to an historic deal over nuclear weapons with Iran, and he may veto any bill that allows oil to flow from Canada. Of course, he has also made clear that he will protect Hispanic immigrants by allowing about five million to have temporary status in the US. So, what happened to the dude who fucked up health care, who was confused about handling Ebola and could not even protect the White House from lunatics? Let me explain:

1. Since Obama was born and bred in Africa he contacted a witch doctor who has granted him super natural powers.

2. The witch doctor has now placed a curse on Republicans, you will shortly see them collapse in hysteria.

3. Watch for the appearance in Iraq of a new super hero named, BO!

If I was Mitch McConnell or John Boehner, I would check anything I drink very carefully. And, above all do not gaze into the eyes of Obama!

Nigerian Troops Actually Kill A Bad Guy!

The armed forces of Nigeria are to fighting anyone with a gun as the Republican party is prepared to fight for the rights of poor people in this nation. Boko Haram forces once again took the town of Chibok from which they had kidnapped over 250 young girls, and in the process not a Nigerian soldier was in sight. Generals in the Nigerian army are engaged in only one fight –who gets the money that ordinarily would be spent on paying soldiers or purchasing modern military equipment. Nigeria is the land of kelptomania in which the military, the government, big business devote their days and nights robbing the people blind. Sorry, the old excuse about “imperialism” can not explain away how native people of Africa have repeatedly failed to create modern economic systems and governments.

Africa is possessed with incredible natural resources but for some reason its ruling elite is only concerned with personal wealth rather than that of the population. For years they have excused their robbery on grounds they were ruled by imperialists from Europe. Those people left a half century ago!

Life In A ISIS State

I hav the greatest respect for people who truly believe in any religion whose goals are the betterment of human life. Why else believe in a religion unless the outcome of this belief is to further the welfare of humans? The folks who call themselves, ISIS, continue to behave as though their aim is to kill and harm anyone who is a Muslim. They behead Muslims, they rape Muslim women, heck they lashed a 14 year old boy whose crime was to take a sip of water during Ramadan. On the other hand, ISIS leaders insist their actions are in accord with the Muslim religion. During the course of my life I have heard Christians insist their behavior is in accord with the teachings of Jesus as they murdered six million men, women and children whose crime was to be Jewish. Germans insisted that is what Jesus wanted. Over in Japan, religious fanatics murdered millions of Chinese, including the rape of thousands of women, God told them.

In Africa, Muslims and Christians vie to see which can murder ordinary folk, in the name of God. ISIS Muslims are no different from any other religion. I doubt if God wants his creations to be murdered.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

China, China Daily: “Chinese Officials Charged With Graft”

I never knew that taking graft was wrong. After all, they run the entire government.

France, Connexion: “Ferry Hits Wall”

We are able to report the wall is in fine shape and will recover.

UK, Guardian: “More Storms On Way”

You ain’t seen nothing yet until this Republican Congress gets started helping the wealthy!

Australia, Canberra Times: “Sex At 72″

Frankly, not much since it is hard getting you know what, up!

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “91 Year Old Dead Woman Awakens”

Did FDR Win the election??

Let’s Impeach Black Dude

It is less than ten days and already some Republicans are muttering the word, Impeachment. In order to assist these gallant defenders of our Constitution, let me list some reasons why Barack Obama should be Impeached!

1. He was born in Africa. I have yet to have him produce proof that he was not born in Africa. Check with the eminent Constitutional authority, Donald Trump if you doubt this.

2. He chews gum at important international meetings.

3. He wears weird clothes at international meetings.

4. He is the first politician in American history who told a lie!

5. He refuses to hold press conferences.

6. He is the first American President to draw upon Executive powers. The First!

7. He refuses to compromise by agreeing to all demands of his opponents!

8. He is the first American President to send soldiers overseas without approval of Congress.

The bottom line is that Barack Obama does not like the Republican Party!!

The Plight Of The Wealthy In America

There are moments in my life when guilt is felt because for some reason, my heart is not in zinc with Republicans who continue insisting that wealthy folk in this nation are oppressed by Big Government. Recent studies by Emanuel Saez and Gabriel Zuchman reveal the sad plight of our wealthy oppressed men and women who must dwell in shanty mansions without daily access to ordinary folks. Just imagine, no time in the diner talking with people who engage in hard physical labor. According to these economists:

In 1980, the top 1% controlled 7% of our wealth. However, due to bad times, today they control 22%.

The wealth of 90% of Americans fell from 36% to 23%.

Let me explain why this is good news for Americans. Less wealth, means less access to health care. This means you die earlier and open new job opportunities for young Americans. I finally understand why Republicans want the wealthy to get more and more. This leads to earlier deaths, more jobs for the funeral business. And, more jobs at the lower rung of our economy.