Category Archives: World News

This daily review will present headlines and a short paragraph concerning issues presented in newspapers throughout the world.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

My greatest virtue in life is that I do NOT believe I know THE TRUTH.

I have never followed any leader with eyes shut to reality.

Bernie Sanders may have been raised in Brooklyn, but he never learned ‘street smarts.’

Chris Christie standing next to Donald Trump looks like the little man on the top of a wedding cake.

Ah for the glory days of George Bush.

I root for LeBron James to be beaten, he is just too good to win all the time.

This is the most politically ignorant generation of young people in American history.

Bernie’s Gamble With History

In the election of the year 2000, Ralph Nader decided that  he alone knew the truth. He entered his name in the race for president and the end result was that votes he obtained in the state of Florida enabled George Bush to become president. The end result of that Nader decision was the disastrous invasion of Iraq which played a key role in the current debacle of the Middle East.Untold thousands have died as a result of the Nader decision. A few million people have endured horrible lives as a result of the Nader decision. Naturally, to this day, Ralph Nader in all his smugness and sense of righteousness insists he was RIGHT.

Bernie Sanders is the current Ralph Nader. He is on a crusade that is heading toward disaster. A President Donald Trump will result  in further disaster in the Middle East and here in America. But, Bernie alone knows THE TRUTH. He is constantly damaging the reputation of Hillary Clinton in his quest to arouse young people to follow in his path toward disaster. The only ultimate “success” for Bernie Sanders is to go down in history as the 2016 Ralph Nader!!

Gee, Iraq Army On Move!

Well, it was simply a matter of time before the so-called Iraq Army decided to actually go to war against ISIS. In most prior battles the Iraq army went to fight having more soldiers,more air planes,more tanks, more artillery, but just the sight of an opposing army which had weapons to fire made the Iraq soldiers decide that flight rather than fight was the best way to  handle a situation that could lead one to get killed. After months of preparation, after months of being  trained, of months in which Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi urged them to move out and move  on the ISIS held city of Fallujah, these troops actually DID move out of the base.

The real test of the Iraq army comes when ISIS militants begin to fire their weapons. The Iraq army is tough as hell as long as no one fires bullets at them, but when the bullets fly, so do their feet. Reality, is failure  of any Iraq government to demonstrate commitment to honesty, and respect for the lives of Sunni citizens. Why fight for crooks is the real question?

Finally, The Court Speaks For Black Rights!

Anyone who has the faintest knowledge of American history knows there has been a consistent pattern for over 150 years of denying  black skinned people equal rights to a fair trial. The pattern is simple, just make certain that if a black skinned man is on trial for anything, particularly when the alleged crime involves white skinned people, that the jury is all white. The Supreme Court in a  7-1 vote declared the trial of  Timothy Tyan Foster was unconstitutional. There was considerable evidence the prosecution had noted during jury selection that any potential juror who was black would not be allowed to sit on the jury.

Justice John Roberts declared: “The focus on race in the prosecution’s file  plainly demonstrates a concerted effort to  keep black prospective jurors off the jury.” Oh, the only negative vote,naturally, came from the only black justice, and who else but Clarence Thomas was in the negative. He has a black body and a white mind that denies equal rights to black Americans.!

Changa Speaks For Women?

A young African American woman known as Changa opened up on the candidacy of Hillary Clinton who she claims has not, nor does not, represent the views of American women. “I’m certain for a certain class of women, Hillary Clinton is perfect. But, there are a lot of issues that affect low income women, immigrant women, and women of color that her brand of doing things  is not going to address.” She claims that Hillary opposes the $15 minimum wage and is in the pockets of  corrupt Wall Street billionaires.

Well, examine the record:

Hillary Clinton actually said it might only be possible to get a $12 minimum wage if Republicans controlled Congress, but she preferred a $15 figure. In other words, if Republicans control Congress and Bernie was president, there is nothing he could do to get the $15.

Hillary Clinton worked for years to aid poor children, she pushed legislation that aided children in poverty to get medical care. She stood up for women rights in China and across Africa. Perhaps, Bernie can state a single example in which he fought for  those women!

Oh, and women “of color” confront daily gun violence in their neighborhoods that Clinton has fought to end by urging control of guns. Guess who opposes any restrictions on guns which KILL innocent women in poverty neighborhoods!

Inside The Brain Of Chris Christie

Each time I see a picture of Donald Trump there is a sort of chubby  guy standing next to him with a blank look that is either total indifference or how do I make my daddy like me. So, I decided to take a long voyage through the body of Chris Christie in search of the lost soul of the man, assuming that he once had  soul to lose. It was a perilous journey over broke bridges of fat covered in chocolate syrup that  extended for miles.

Me: So, Chris, how come you are now for the man two months ago you claimed was unfit to be president?
Chris: Now, Fred, I would appreciate if  you would delete any comments that I once made about the red headed guy who shouts even louder than I do.

Me: Now, Chris, no one, and I mean no one can outdo you when it comes to ranting and raving nonsense. How about the bridge that was closed and you didn’t know anything about it?

Chris: Fred, let’s face reality. I couldn’t get elected as dog catcher in the state of New Jersey, so what’s left? I’d rather shine the boots of Donald than be completely ignored by the media. See, now, even you want my opinion!

Me: Well, in all honesty Chris, you are and have always been a rather heavy guy to cover. But, the key thing is now you DO have a mission in life. Stand next to the ranter and listen to his nonsense knowing full well, when it comes to ranting nonsense, no one can outdo the great, and I do mean, great, Chris Christie.

Donald Is For ME!

One continues to read how millions of Americans believe that Donald Trump understands ME, that Donald Trump is for ME, and when he is elected president then finally we will have a president who does things for ME. Oh, and, Donald Trump will make America GREAT AGAIN. When pressed for details as to how he will accomplish these things, people make clear they know he will do these things because he is NOT like those other politicians. If further pressed these folks say that Donald will BRING BACK HIGH PAYING JOBS from those foreign nations that have taken those away from us.

I can assume those “high paying good jobs” are found in factories that produce clothes and machine made products. Let’s assume the following about those “high paying jobs in Mexico:”

1. The average wage in Mexican automobile factories is about $8 an hour.

2. So, we double the wage when the same product is made in America to $16 an hour. That comes to: $640 a week and $2560  a month. Take out for housing and utilities and that means one has about $1200 a month for all other expenses. Yes, indeed, Donald has made America Great Again!

Oh, I won’t get into how he will “wipe out ISIS”– by repeatedly saying it, I assume.

Bill Weld Gets Carried Away

Bill Weld was formerly a Republican governor of Massachusetts and served on the Holocaust Commission under President George Bush. He currently is running for vice president on the Libertarian ticket which is composed of people who cannot stand Donald Trump and have misgiving concerning Hillary Clinton.  Mr. Weld recently got carried away with his anger toward Donald Trump. He, particularly, was frightened at the  Trump proposal to somehow round up eleven million illegal immigrants, place them in “concentration camps”and then somehow send them back to Mexico.

In 1938, Nazi Germans unleashed horrible attacks upon Jews that is known as Kristallnacht. “I can hear the glass crunching on Kristallnacht in the ghettos of Warsaw and Vienna  when I hear Trump’s plan announced.”

Sorry, Mr. Weld, you are completely incorrect about Kristallnacht. Germans did not invade and conquer Poland until 1939, and there were no similar outbreaks against Jews in Austria on that night. If you claim to be a member of the Holocaust Commission, the least you can do is know your Holocaust history.It is mistakes such as these that allow Trump to complain people distort his ideas.

Score One For Bernie

The National Rifle Association just held a convention and there was no surprise their current hero is the one and only, Donald Trump. However, many in the NRA expressed their warm regards for the fighting crusader against the powerful and wealthy. And, Bernie, there sure are many,many rich and powerful gun rich guys. Chris Costi, a lobbyist for the NRA  expressed warm admiration for the gun ideas of Bernie Sanders. He particularly supported Bernie’s belief: “If they are selling a product  to a person who buys it legally, what you’re really talking about  is ending gun manufacturers in America.”

However, Bernie, when drugs are sold the caps are constructed to prevent children from opening them. How about:

1. Each gun sold must be registered with the Federal government.

2. There is now technology  that prevents anyone other than the owner of the gun to fire it. So, how about making this mandatory for each gun sold?

OK, Bernie, you got some gun votes, was it worth selling your soul?

Score One For USA!

As you recall  or don’t recall, a fundamental  belief of the Bush administration and the Obama administration and the yet to arrive Trump administration is the key to success in destroying evil Muslim terrorists is to kill –or should we say–murder the leaders of these evil people. Get rid of them and then what–according to Bush, Obama, Clinton and Trump:

1. All the bad Muslim terrorists will be so very, very upset, they will  pack up their explosives and head for home or someplace where they will not go boom, boom any more.

So, the CIA now claims they killed–murdered that is– the Taliban leader, Mullah Athfar Mansoor and that means there is no Taliban left in Afghanistan.

Oh, as you recall how happy President Obama when they got Osama bin Laden since he could now announce the end of the Taliban.

Mr. President,your announcement appears to have NO effect on the Taliban in Afghanistan!