Category Archives: Asia

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

China, China Daily News: “Here We Go Again”

No law is a good law when Republicans control Congress.

Sweden,Local: “Genital Videos Unleashed”

I piss on this story!

France, Connexion: “Widen Duties For Dogs”

From now on they must pick up the shit.

UK, Guardian: “Baby Strapped To Wheel”

Big deal, Mitt Romney strapped a dog on top of his car!

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Missing Man Turns Up”

If a missing man turns up he is not missing.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “Back To Normal”

Republican gridlock.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Artificial Heart Man Returns Home”

I assume to an artificial wif.

Russia, Moscow Times: Patriarch Says Abortion Solves Population Problems”

Now, if we can just abort Vladimir Putin, the world will be OK.

China, China Daily: “Arrest Man For Selling Unclean Pork”

I am certain you cannot blame this on Jews.

Japan, Japan Times: “Young Adults Going Somewhere”

After student loan payments, just anywhere!

John Boehner Has Principles!

We Americans can get on our knees and thank God that John Boehner is ready, willing and able to protect us against the forces of terrorism that were created by the inept policies of one, Barack Obama. At a time when ISIS is murdering people or the nut cases in Nigeria are kidnapping and killing, as far as John is concerned the greatest threat to the American people are those who enter America in order to pick our crops and clean up our dirt. John and his merry group of nut cases in the House of Representatives have passed a bill to provide funding for the Department of Homeland Security as long as they ensue no money goes to handle illegal immigrants. I do realize that few reading this have the historical understanding possessed by House Republicans who are convinced some illegal immigrant kids pose the real threat to the survival of the American nation.

The US Senate can not get support to pass a similar bill and wants to pass two bills, one that funds DHS and one that deals with children. According to John: “I’m waiting for the Senate to act on the bill.” So, come Friday, less money for DHS and fewer working to deal with terrorism. Sheldon Aldeson and the billionaires are happy, they will get tax cuts and when one has a billion, the fear of terrorists is not central to life. Republican congressman John Fleming wants America to know, “To cave in on this point, I think our leadership sees real danger in doing that.”

Welcome to America one and all terrorists. Just don’t allow them Hispanic kids to enter!

Wisdom Of Chairman Rudy

Once upon a time there was a mayor of New York City who did some decent things for its citizens. During the hectic hours of 9/11 Mayor Rudy Giuliani was a rallying point for the city. Since then, he has devoted his time to proving that this man has only one concern in his mind, make money and make himself out to be the leading idiot of the Republican Party. Rudy has decided to save the American people from the black dude who is our president. A few days ago Rudy blasted away at Barack Obama claiming that he did “not love America.” Here is the latest comment from the dude who speaks nonsense:

“look this man was brought up in a white family and whatever he learned or did not learn, I attribute more to the influence of communism and socialism.” Now from whence did this man obtain such ideas and when did he? They stem from the influence “when he was nine years old or through family connections.” Let me get this clear, during the past year this “communist” has presided over an economy which generated over two million jobs and has witnessed the incredible growth of wealth for those at the top. Little did I realize that Communists and Socialists cared for the wealthy of this land.

Yes, Rudy, once again you are bringing together the people of America. Keep it up, and who could vote for a Republican ever again!

Hop Bus, Get Raped

The people of Turkey are part of an ancient civilization that has long been a source of peace. But, there is also something that has become all too often a frequent aspect of the culture of that land. Twenty year old Ozgecan Aslan simply got on a mini bus on her way home and the end result of this simple action wound up with her battered body being found. It was clear that she had been raped and then murdered. The sad aspect of this case is she was not the first woman to get on a bus and wind up raped and murdered. She was attacked by the bus driver, his dad and another guy. The fact this group worked together is clear they had long planned an attack on a woman. Thousands are in the streets of Turkey demanding an end to the campaign against women.

Many blame the government of President Recep Erdogan and his Justice and Development party which believes the greets threat to women in Turkey stems from lack of education about the Muslim religion. Each month President Erdogan comes out with new ideas about making Muslim women more Muslim rather than making Muslim women more secure. He has become obsessed with more religious education rather than become concerned about the safety of women on public transport.

New Style Taliban

It is a common event in human history for violent groups to evolve from their terrorist backgrounds into a more moderate status. In Bakakhshan province in Afghanistan a new style Taliban has become to emerge that is fundamentally different from Taliban groups elsewhere in the country. Many of these Taliban men have now accepted some of the pleasures of modern life. They allow young girls to go to school. They enjoy watching television and dancing to music. They regard beheading enemies to be a violation of the Koran and the meaning of the Muslim religion. Just imagine, members of Taliban dancing and singing. What next, to sing and dance with WOMEN!

This group of Taliban warriors seek to create a viable economy and establish some form of modern government that is not corrupt. Perhaps, these are Taliban who deserve some contact by the Afghan government which might agree to work with them. Perhaps, it is time to establish modern Taliban groups that want to end war and work for peace at the local level. A heck of a lot better than sending in the drones of destruction.

Obama Speaks Freely

As the leader of a nation, President Barack Obama has to be mindful about what he says in public. He just returned from a trip to India where his goal was to persuade the government of that nation to cooperate with the United States in creating a coalition of Asian nations that can restrict the drive south of China. The government of China desires to establish itself as the power in southeast Asia in order to dominate potential oil fields in the South China Sea. So, what does President Obama express in public: After expressing the idea that India is a beautiful country, he went on to say that “acts of intolerance (in India) that could have shocked Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi” have been common in that nation. He was referring to attacks upon Muslims in India.

Yes, there are attacks upon Muslims in India, yes, there is religious intolerance, but leaders of India are attempting to control such outbursts. India has numerous religions including Christians and Muslims, but it will take time for our concepts of religious freedom to become part of the laws of India. Have some patience.

Oh Dem Muslim Women!

Muslim clerics who seek to become part of the modern world of social media increasingly confront the dilemma that if they can tweet and titter so can every Muslim woman on the planet. An Indonesian cleric, Felix Siauw, devotes hours of his time engaged in tweeting and today has over a million fellow tweeters. He now has around the scorn of thousands of Indonesians who regard his social media comments as rather hypocritical, particularly those that refer to women. Felix tweeted to his tweeters, “these days Muslim women false selfies without shame. There are usually nine frames in one photo with faces and poses that are just– where is the purity of women?”

So, let me get this straight. Here is a MAN who tweets, who sends photos of God knows what, but is concerned that women do exactly what he does. At least they are not tweeting photos of bodies without heads or men and women preparing for death. Indonesian youth are deluging the cleric with their own satirical comments. Good luck.

I Do Understand Murder

There is one certainty in the human experience- today, somewhere and some place in the world someone was killed by someone else on the ground they were not part of the right religion. Those who live in Western nations are the descendants of people who waged religious wars for over two hundred years and in the twentieth century witnessed the murder of six million people who were Jews. Oh, they were murdered by people who regarded themselves as Christians. Oh, the Pope never took any action against such murders. No Catholic who murdered was ever thrown out of the Catholic Church. So, who can be surprised that today it is the turn of Muslims to murder those whose religion does not fit into their religion?

In a town in the south of Pakistan, some men were gathered in a mosque when bombs exploded. Their crime was to be Shia Muslims rather than to be Sunni Muslims. At least forty are dead and dozens are wounded. This is simply another story in the madness that is religion. I assume if there is a God up there, HE has left for another planet.

Kim Jong Un To Visit Russia

If your name is Vladimir Putin these are lonely days of sorrow. No visitors from the West, no one paying any attention to your words of wisdom. Sorry, that is not exactly accurate, if you reside in the modern Soviet Union, oops, sorry again. I meant in the land of Russia the words of wisdom flow from the lips of your great leader just about 24 hours a day. But, for some reason, this man of brilliance and ability is not recognized for his mental prowess else where in the world. OOPs, again. It now appears that the great and wise leader from North Korea, one Kim Jong-un will shortly be heading to Moscow in order to visit his budding friendship with his new buddy. We can expect the following to occur during the visit:

1. Kim Jong-un will be depicted shooting basketballs in order to prove that he is a great athlete.

2. This will necessitate Vladimir Putin to wrestle a bear or at least a monkey.

3. The two men will greet marching soldiers.

4. The two men will sign some document which promises dire things to occur to those in the United States of America.

5. They will eat a heck of a lot of food and drink until they are drunk. After all, they already are drunk with power.

In the end they will announce their friendship. I wonder if Kim Jong-un will get to observe his buddy’s men in Ukraine shooting innocent people?