Category Archives: Canada

Is There A Ford In Toronto’s Future?

I was raised in an era when Irish politicians ran the city of New York which meant if you were poor there was always a nice guy who would go down to the police station to inform the cops he knew the parents and they voted the right way so let the boy go free. Heck, an Irish politician even got me off the hook at age 13 for stealing comic books, my only punishment was a few whacks in the head by Mr. McDonald. So, my heart goes out to Mayor Rob Ford of the nice city of Toronto, Canada which is blessed with the presence of a great Irish politician who has the normal approach to liquor that is required from Irish pols. He so loves to drink, and being a modern Irish politician, Rob adds the flavor of a little smack. And, when I say, smack, I do not mean a physical assault. More like something one smokes to get high with good feelings.

Rob was censured by the Toronto City Council for a video which showed him getting high on smack cocaine. They stripped him of most powers and Rob wound up in rehab. Well, the Ford is back and his voter numbers are rising so he is now third in the race for another term this October. From my perspective, a drunken Irish politician is worth a hundred sober Republican congressmen. At least Rob’s heart is in the right place, he cares about people. God Bless Rob, at least he gives residents of the city of Toronto with a good laugh, now and then. All I get from sober Republicans is a kick in the ass when it comes to health or earnings!

D-Day Anniversary-America Once Great

It is the 70th anniversary of the day when British, Canadian, French, American troops landed on the beaches of France as part of the plan by which the Soviet Union and its allies would end the regime of Adolf Hitler. In the morning as dawn broke, German soldiers awoke to see 5,000 ships staring at them while cannons boomed and troops headed for the beaches of Normandy. It was an Allied effort, actually Americans constituted only 45% of those who landed. The British and Americans devised an incredibly complex plan which worked out, and within a day 150,000 men were on the beaches fighting for their lives. About 20,000 American and British paratroopers landed behind the lines and engaged German troops. So, what was unique about this day?

1. American leaders actually had a war plan that worked.
2. American leaders actually worked in a cooperative manner with allies.
3. The plan required pin point military decisions that actually worked.
4. American troops knew why there were landing on a distant beach, and who was the enemy.
5. There was close cooperation between the air force and ground troops.
6. The entire American nation was behind the effort.
7. Believe it or not but the top tax rate was 90% on the wealthy.
8. Wealthy people were willing to give their riches for the country’s need.
9. Believe it or not but high tax rates only led to more job creation.
10. We all were proud to be Americans.

That was then, today is now.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

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

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

When there is no unknown to explore,will humans disappear?

No warmer feeling than that of one elderly person greeting another.

I so enjoy dawn, still alive.

I wonder if God feels pleased when Dawn arrives?

People in fear need fearless leaders.

Some spend their lives seeking to be afraid-of something!

I wonder if there is a committee in Heaven that decides who cannot enter.

People are more alike than different-they are PEOPLE!

Some start engine while buckling up.

God must be a gambler,why else so many billions of planets?

Some are runners, I am a walker in life.

Some walk with hands clutched on the waist.

Some inherit hate, some love.

A child’s dilemma these days, bother dad or mom’s iPad?

Love is a drink to be sipped, not to gulp down.

Few at fast food places read receipt.

Every child enjoys playing with hair.

I do not understand why my distant ancestors left warmth for northern cold?

Naked Justice Remains Naked

Every so often one encounters a story from the supposedly, “free world” that depicts how those who represent the Judaic/Christian value system are the complete opposite of those evil Muslims. Michael Nehass, a Canadian who has spent many years engaged in a variety of criminal acts is well known in the courts of the Yukon area. For some unknown reason, he was naked in his cell when three guards arrived to take him to court. They dragged Michael from his cell and delivered the naked body to a court of law. Michael was rather upset and shouted, “cover up my penis, man, I’ll fucking be seen on the camera.” A guard gave him a blanket to cover up. Human Rights folk inquired as to why Mr. Nehass was naked in court and the response from Dan Cable of the Whitehouse Correctional Center was classic bureaucracy: they responded that prisoners are responsible for appearing in court dressed in the appropriate attire. “We cannot force them to do that.”

Absolutely, drag a man from the cell who is naked, and why the hell when he shows up in court he is not dressed in a suit is beyond my way of thinking. Blame the bum for being naked. One day I will discover a bureaucratic entity which admits to errors. Someday, but not soon!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 23 year old mind trapped in an 83 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Some place finger on lip while listening.

Some pat leg while listening.

Some inspect the table and chairs before sitting.

Life is merely a rehearsal for Death.

Men smooth down the collar before buttoning up the jacket.

Study the unknown to know the known.

In my head I hear, “die heimat es veit”– the homeland is far away.

I work hard these days recalling names from the past.

TV commentators always smile. What happy people!

No Reality show is Reality.

We all too often in life skirt disaster.

Old people are now the ones who read comic strips in newspapers.

Be a friend to one to become a friend to all.

I wonder if God uses Twitter.

Remember, some place in this world the sun is shining.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Canada, Toronto Star: “Just Another Drunk Irishman”

But, does he have to be mayor of Toronto is the question?

Sweden, Local: “Victory For Bearded Men In Dresses”

What next? Victory for Bearded women in pants?

USA, NY Post: “I Tried To Get This Guy”

The song sung by every member of the Republican party about -guess who?

Denmark,Copenhagen Post: “Politics And Poppy”

Perhaps, if we get Republicans happy with poppy, they will be happy to pass an intelligent law.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Russian Warns Moldova”

Finally, Putin is picking on a nation of his own size.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Teen Talks Sex With Teacher”

Big deal, how about some hands-on learning!

Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: “Who Is Matchstick Girl”

Sorry, I have broken off with her.

Rebbe Claims Anti-Semitism

There are Jewish communities scattered throughout the world which insist the only way to behave like a Jew is to re-enact the fourth century B.C. A group of orthodox Jews who live in Quebec consider themselves to be a tight community of the righteous and the world around them to be the world of evil. Quebec authorities and officials have been attempting to investigate charges of child molestation and abuse along with underage enforced marriage and poor health in order to protect children forced to live in a cult of the righteous. Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans who leads the group charges that any investigation simply is a manifestation of the beginning of a “genocide.”

This type of “Jewish community” is simply like other such groups who gather together in order to create a world that never was in the name of creating a world that empowers a small group of men to dominate and, unfortunately to use their power, for sexual gains. Helbrans claims actions of Quebec authority simply is another example of “we were expelled from here like we were expelled from other lands.”

No one expelled this group, they expelled themselves years ago when they allowed the old men to control their minds.

HEADLINES OF WORLD PRESS

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

Canada,Toronto Star: “Raise Drinking Age To 21″

I assume the goal is to get kids off cocaine.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Separatists Claim 90% Of Vote”

Heck, Hitler never go below 99.9%, go back and check those totals.

USA, NY Post: “Call It Quits”

As far as Republicans are concerned the story of Benghazi goes on and on and on!

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Feed The Hungry Homeless”

After all, we daily feed the hungry Wall Street folk with money!

France, Connexion: “Cancel Traffic Laws”

Every man, woman, and child for him or herself is the motto!

UK, Guardian: “Tax Pledge To Poor”

We raise your tax in order to reduce it on poor Wall Street folk.

USA, NY Post: “God Bless Them All”

Rupert Murdoch believes we must bless every single one of the wealthy because they slave to create jobs for those reporting on Fox News!

Rehab Amazing Says Ford

There is something about Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto, that makes life seem a more pleasant place to live. He is either dead drunk or off in the sky on a cocaine trip that eventually finds him in a human state of mind that enjoys one and all. He is currently in rehab after being discovered using crack cocaine. He now shouts to the world, “Rehab is amazing. I feel great.” He promised not to clean out his desk, and he promised to keep the locks as they are. Perhaps,others might try a little rehab:

1. Mitt Romney could spend a few weeks in a homeless shelter and live on a dollar a day. It would certainly clean out his head about the joys of poverty.

2. Any Fox News broadcaster could live for one month on Food Stamps. It would promise loss of weight, and the joy of awakening with an empty stomach.

3. How about Barack Obama spending a day in Yemen dodging drones? Great for exercise.

4. Ted Cruz could spend a week trying to walk across the deserts of Mexico and get jump across the border. He could use losing a few pounds of his body.

The Strange World Of Rob Ford

Rob Ford is the mayor of Toronto, Canada, and he has become a world leader whose words and antics are closely followed by the NSA, the ÇIA, the Royal Mounted Police, M16 and any and all secret police in Russia or China or wherever. Rob is a man for all seasons, particularly the season of drinking and smoking crack. Recently, a security guard reported on how Rob handled St. Patrick’s day in 2012. Let us be clear. Rob Ford is an Irishman. St. Patrick’s day for a few hundred years has required that an Irish man must get drunk, and the mayor sure was drunk on that day. He saw a security guard taking notes of his behavior. “You can’t do that to me, man. What, you think I wouldn’t find out? I am going to get him, mark my words.”

According to the security guard Rob was boasting that he was headed for a meeting with an important world leader–Justin Bieber. Rob did meet this world leader who inquired if his buddy had any crack cocaine. After all, what else happens at a meeting of important world leaders than some St. Remy French Brandy and some crack?

I do admire Rob Ford as a man of action. However, anyone who would actually like to spend time with Justin Bieber just does not register on the intelligent part of my brain!