Category Archives: Asia

Jeb Does It Again!

Let me get this straight–the grandfather of Jeb Bush was a distinguished US Senator,his father was a President, and his brother was sort of a President. One would assume with that political background, Jeb would understand something about the world of politics. Jeb was down Texas way when someone raised the issue of “anchor babies,” those born to mothers who were not American citizens at the moment of their birth. Jeb wanted to make clear his position on anchor babies. When he refers to those babies, he means “those born to Asian parents.”

Jeb, Jeb, my little Jeb boy. There are a few million people in this nation who come from Asian societies and are working to become US citizens. So, my little Jeb boy, when you refer to “Asians” you just insulted a few million people.

Jebbie, my boy, a bit of advice: Whatever the Donald man says,you say the opposite. At least you will not wind up insulting people –who vote!

Turn Off The Loudspeaker!

World War I began when some young guy shot an important Austrian member of the royal family, and Austria-Hungary and Serbia argued about who should look for the killer. They never could agree so in the end about 20,000,000 people died. For about two weeks the government of South Korea has been blasting away with loudspeakers aimed at North Korean soldiers. We are now faced with an issue that best belongs on the Jon Stewart show about the madness of the world.

Kim Jong-Un announced “our military and people are prepared to risk all-out war,not just to simply respond or to retaliate, but to defend the system our people chose. The situation has reached the verge of war.”

OK,children, time to simmer down. Remove the loudspeakers and end this nonsense. There are NO principles involved.

Let me get this straight, Republicans are furious at Iran which has never invaded another country, but the silence of Republican candidates about North Korea is deafening.

Lets Blow Things Up

Among the common myths of our era is that Muslims are the only religion group that engages in suicide bombing. Actually, modern suicide bombing began in Sri Lanka during the 1980s, decades before the first suicide bombing by a Muslim. Of course,during WWII, Japanese Kamikaze suicide bombers died by the thousands as they blew their planes up into US ships.And,these guys had no affiliation with the Muslim religion. There are dozens of stories of soldiers who deliberately die in order to enable their comrades to survive.

Well,Thailand is now experiencing a new wave of suicide bombers and, frankly, no one knows exactly who these people are and what they seek other than murdering innocent people. Most probably it is linked to political disputes because the culprits make certain they survive. I do understand why someone wants to blow something up, but why does this person insist they must also go boom-boom??

Bad News From Myanmar

For over twenty years the people of Myanmar–or Burma- have endured a tyrannical military dictatorship which opposes the basic ideas of democracy. A few years ago the new military leader suddenly opened the nation to a modified form of control and there was hope that within a few years, the people of Burma would enjoy the benefits of democracy. Alas, two days ago the dream appeared to suffer a setback. Military units suddenly appeared at headquarters of opposition political parties and closed them down. These dissidents were informed they would not be allowed to oppose the government.

Secretary of State John Kerry must announce the end of relations with Myanmar. He should rally other southeast nations to break off diplomatic relations until democracy is allowed to flourish!

The Russians Are Coming!

Russian President Vladimir Putin let the world know that he is building a large navy that will challenge any and all other navies in the world. He is sending Russian naval vessels into the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Black Sea, the Baltic sea and any other sea that he can get his ships to. “These naval vessels will provide our country with an integral, consistent naval policy that will protect Russia’s national interests.”

Yep, the Russian navy which cannot even remember a single naval victory it has won in over one hundred years is going to frighten the US navy. Jerks, you only have ONE seaport facing the Pacific Ocean, and it could readily be taken out by the Israel navy. The US has TWELVE aircraft carrier groups, each capable of wiping out vast areas of Russia. Sorry, Vladimir, no one is shaking in their boots because you sent some ships into the Atlantic Ocean.

The Russians Were Here First!

After learning that new evidence makes clear the original inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere came from Siberia,I headed for Moscow to discuss this news with the Great Leader,the one and only Vladimir Putin.

M: Well,Great Leader, what do you think about the new evidence which proves once and for all the original inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere came from Siberia?

P: Just further evidence that all parts of the world were originally settled by people from Mother Russia.

M: How will this news effect your country?

P: I am immediately moving in the Security Council for the United States of America to be declared to be part of Mother Russia.

M: Wait a second, you mean that you will become the Great Leader of Mother America?

P: Not only that, but I am entering my name as the Republican candidate for president.

M: How can you do that?

P: I am an older American and a true American unlike these illegal immigrants like Donald Trump or Rick Santorum, and certainly much more of an American than, oh, I forget his name, you know the guy with glasses who cannot recall who or what is in the Cabinet.

M: Well, we now have seventeen candidates in the primary. I will just head home to warn my gay friends that you might be our next President.

Remember Republicans On War Heros?

Members of the Republican party are very upset over comments made by Donald Trump. Trump charged that John McCain was “not a hero” because he was captured during the Vietnam war and underwent horrible torture. Now Perry and Rubio and Jeb Bush are furious that anyone would stoop so low as to insult a man who was a war hero. Gee, as I recall, back during the 2004 election, John Kerry, who had won the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and purple hearts for being wounded was viciously attacked by Republicans for not deserving his medals.

Swift Boat For Truth Veterans attacked John Kerry claiming he never should have been awarded any medals for bravery. President George Bush, who never served in Vietnam, applauded this attack upon a war hero. He wrote Bud Day who led the smear,”I simply can not express in words how much I value your willingness to stand up against John Kerry.”

So,now Republicans are upset at Donald Trump for doing what they once thought was great-insult a war hero!

A Tale Of Three Men In 1968

The year was 19698 and over four hundred thousand young Americans were fighting in a far away place known as Vietnam. One of these young men was involved in the political world and obtained at least four draft deferments because, as he so aptly noted, “I had better things to do”than fight in faraway wars. His name was Dick Cheney. Another young man was attending an Ivy League college, going out with gorgeous women and having wonderful dinners at night clubs. By the time he graduated from college and went to work in dad’s real estate firm he had accumulated $271,000. He also obtained draft deferments and never went to war. His name was Donald Trump.

The third man was in a prison in North Vietnam and had been tortured and beaten and abused for months. He turned down a deal under which he would apologize for fighting against the Viet Cong and then would be allowed to go home. He turned down the deal. His name was John McCain.

Children At War

Omar Khadr was a child who was caught up in war when the United States invaded Afghanistan back in 2001. Yes, he did engage in war, yes, he did fire at the enemy, yes, he is guilty of being one of the bad guys. HIs father was an Islamic fanatic who insisted that his son get into the battle and kill the enemy. He was all of 15 years of age. He threw some grenades that led to soldiers being injured or one dead. He then spent 10 years in Guantanamo Bay prison where he had plenty of opportunity to become an even more fervent Islamic fanatic.

He rejected Islamic fanaticism and only wanted to become a normal person. He apologized for his youthful mistakes. It is time for the United States to allow a victim of Islamic fanaticism to once again become part of the human race.

World War II Lingers On

World War II has been over for seventy years but its legacy is still impacting millions of people in Asia. During WWII the Japanese Army murdered over five million people in countries such as China or Korea, but Japanese government for years have worked hard to deny anything bad occurred during the war. They continue insisting that Japan was defending herself agains the evil WEST which, unfortunately, led to some acts that everyone should forget.

1. The Japanese Army forced thousands of women to serve as prostitutes.

2. The Japanese Army raped thousands of women.

3. The Japanese Army forced millions to die of starvation.

But, these days, the nation of Japan continues refusing to confront these horrors of war. It glorifies those who did the killing and will not accept any responsibility. South Korea still has problems dealing with a Japan that will not apologize for past cruelties.

The United States Senate in the 1980s apologized to those of Japanese-American ancestry for the horrible internment of over 100,000 innocent people. Japan might learn a lesson, the act of apology is a wonderful feeling of self worth.