Category Archives: World News

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

Don’t Cover Your Face

These days there are great issues confronting people in western nations. Some are concerned about loss of factory jobs, some are concerned about climate change, some are concerned about  human rights, some are concerned about the growing gap  between the very wealthy vs the middle and working class. But, for many THE GREAT ISSUE OF MODERN LIFE IS–SHOULD WOMEN BE ALLOWED TO COVER THEIR FACES WITH A VEIL!

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has been blasted for allowing Muslim immigrants to enter Germany.  She decided to demonstrate in some manner that she could be tough on Muslims.  She told the German people: “the full veil is not appropriate here, it must be forbidden wherever that is legally possible.  It does not belong to us(Germans). Interior Minister Thomas de Maizee: “It does not fit into our society, we demand you show the face.”

I guess this issue is very important. France had many more Muslims than Germany.  A recent study indicated that 2,500 Muslim women in  France wore the full face veil. No further comment.

What Definitely Will Occur Next Year

There is some good news about the incoming administration, we can definitely be certain several things will occur at some point next year.

1. Ivanka will sell Queen Elizabeth a new dress, made especially for her by Donald Trump.

2. Jared Kushner will definitely be appointed by Donald to solve the Palestinian-Israel conflict. He is Jewish,and Jews somehow are part of this conflict.

3. General Michael Flynn will uncover a plot by Muslim invaders from the planet, XUL, to take over Earth.

4. Ben Carson will become lost the first week in HUD, until someone is appointed to take him by the hand and show him how to get from one office to another.

5. Then again, someone will be appointed to teach him what HUD does.

6. Rudy Giuliani will throw a temper tantrum when not appointed Secretary  of State. He will roll on the floor shouting curses.

7. No jobs will actually return from China, but  Donald will declare –victor!

8. Hillary Clinton will NOT be locked up.

9. Trump Enterprises will open new hotels in Taiwan and Kazakhstan.

10. Tweets will become the new method of political discourse.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I wonder if we should not begin to offer medals for those wounded in the Trump tweet wars.

I still wonder if Donald Trump has actually ever read a book from cover to cover.

One must admit the Trumps enjoy linking business and pleasure.

I suspect if Kim Jong un offered Trump the right to build hotels in his country, Donald would OK atomic bombs for him.

The Trump slogan, never ignore any opportunity to make a buck.

I still am confused why Ben Carson was not made Chief of Staff of our armed forces, he is so SINCERE.

I wonder which Cabinet position Trump’s grandson will get, Secretary of Education, after all, he goes to school.

Torture Is OK With Americans

Once  upon a time in America, we Americans believed in the basic principles of human decency. Today, millions of Americans have lost respect for international law that protects those who serve in the military from abuse when captured. A study by the International Committee of the Red Cross reveals that 46% of Americans believe it is acceptable to torture enemy combatants. Only 30% oppose. In 1999, 60%  of Americans opposed torture.

So, why the change? Today, fewer than one percent of the population actually serves in the military. So, Trump like folks believe they are heroes by supporting torture, since they never will be captured. During WWII, captured German soldiers were shown respect. It was unusual for any  to be tortured. At this point, the norm was to show respect for the enemy, and obtain information through guile and being pleasant. Actually, this still works today.

Tweet Wars Continue

Ordinarily, in ordinarily normal times, the new President-elect devotes hours studying documents, reports, reading about important issues, and receiving briefings from key officials. But, these are the days and nights of Donald Trump. He has been engaged in a war of tweets with Alec Baldwin. The issue is that Donald does not like Baldwin impersonations of Donald Trump. The President-elect has experts examining any law that could be  used against Baldwin in order to halt the attack upon the personage of our new Leader-in-Chief.

I can just envision Baldwin saying:

1. I am a fantastic guy, a fantastic guy, when did an ignorant guy like me become President? Shows I’m a fantastic guy.

2. So, Alec, still pissed off I did not appoint you as Secretary of Housing and Development? Idiot, I already have an idiot to do the job!

3. I do not purse my lips and wave my arms, fake, fake, wrong, wrong. I keep my arms by my side when speaking.

4. Alec, jealous, jealous, jealous, just because the idiots elected me, and soon, you  will discover how many advertisers work with  your show. I’m the Greatest, the Greatest!!

Global Change And Ivanka

Al Gore met with Donald Trump to discuss climate change and he also met with Trump’s leading expert on global warming–the ever warm hearted Ivanka Kushner, daughter of the guy who will become president. According to Al Gore, “I had a long and very productive session with the President-elect. I found it an extremely interesting conversation, that will be continued, and I’m just going to leave it like that.

1. As a follow up, we expect Al Gore to spend a few days receiving information about global change from the Trump global change expert–Ivanka.

2. There are unconfirmed reports that Ivanka will ask Gore to take part in a hot tub conversation where the heat will make both aware of global warming impacts.

3. Ivanka has promised to dress in very, very warm clothes in order to become accustomed to global warming.

Really, how did we get in this mad world in which a female who designs clothes and jewelry is now an “expert on global change?” Yes, Donald Trump DOES do weird things, yes, he does the unexpected, yes, he appoints nut cases to important positions, BUT doing the unexpected can also result in complete disaster. What next, his grandson, Brandon as Secretary of Education, –he has incredible experience in schools!

Welcome To Trump Madness

I was watching CNN when a Trump supporter explained why Doctor Ben Carson should be the new Secretary of Housing and Development–HUD.

1. He spent part of his childhood in public housing.

2. He was among the most foremost doctors able to separate joined twins.

3. We have a housing problem in this nation, so we need someone with new ideas who lacks any knowledge about housing.

4. Dr. Carson is a devout Christian, he is a man of God, so, most probably God will help him make the right decision.

5. He definitely will appoint his Under Secretary from among those currently in homeless shelters in order to have someone who knows about rats and poverty.

6. Ben promises to be awake most of the day, ready for whatever he is supposed to do, just  give him a  year or two to figure out what the Secretary of HUD actually does.

7. His name is NOT Hillary Clinton.

8. Anyone who can do open heart surgery, certainly can do whatever one is expected to do at HUD.

9. As a child, Ben Carson played for hours with his blocks, building things.

10. Thank God, Ivanka is not the Secretary of HUD.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw 20 yards in passing, perhaps he might kneel when he throws passes.

These days idiot Sarah Palin is making more sense than idiot Donald Trump, what next, a five year old becomes our Secretary of State?

I guess Donald Trump would tell Hitler, “Adolf, you are doing a fantastic job ending unemployment.”

Donald angers China, what next, a nuclear match to see which nation  is more adventurous?

Some newly elected presidents read books and reports, Donald Trump watches SNL to tweet.

Perhaps, they need to construct a play pen in the White House for Donald.

These are not the best of times.

 

Crony Capitalism

Believe or not, but out of the mouth of idiot Sarah Palin have come words of wisdom. She blasted Donald Trump for forcing Carrier corporation to alter its business plans in order to allow him to make a political statement about jobs.” When a government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over another,it sets unfair business activities. The invisible hand that orchestrates a free  people, the free enterprise system, then special interests step in, and it is crony capitalism.”

Yes, for a political party which has complained about “government regulations” to step in and make economic decisions is the antithesis of FREE ENTERPRISE!

President Richard Nixon in the 1970s reached out to Communist China and established diplomatic relations in order to split off this communist nation from its alliance with the Soviet Union. As part of recognition, the US ceased to recognize the government of Taiwan as an independent nation. Both China and the US accepted a new reality, China would continue to claim that Taiwan was still part of China, but Communist China would not invade this country. The US ended its diplomatic recognition of an independent Taiwan.

So, wha  does Donald Trump do?He became the  first American president since this unofficial process was accepted, who interacted with the president of Taiwan. Donald called spoke with her, and each congratulated one another. So far, there has not been a furious outburst from China over the Trump call. However, according to China expert, John Delury of Yansei University in Seoul, South Korea, “I think it would be a mistake to think he got a pass on Taiwan. I think it goes in his file.They are holding their fire, but they are seizing him up. I think it would be a classic mistake for Trump and his people to think, ‘Wow, we got away with it.”