Category Archives: Europe

Angela No Longer Angel

Chancellor Angela Merkel has definitely placed her head on the chopping block because this refugee from Communist East Germany has made clear that her country WILL accept those fleeing from the chaos in the Middle East. Even as I write these words, thousands of people from Syria or Iraq or just about any place in the Middle East are heading towards Germany.The latest estimate is by the end of the year nearly one million refugees will have reached Germany. Naturally,the backlash is growing as German politicians wonder whether their country can absorb so many immigrants.

Reality–there is no question that Germans will rebel at the arrival of one million people from the Middle East. Even the Turkish immigrants who have been in Germany for over fifty years will become upset. The logical solution is to distribute the refugees among all nations in the European Union. Most probably,that will not happen. So, what is the future? Frankly, I do not have a clue and neither does Angela Merkel.

Give Them A Kick!

The nation of Hungary has been transformed over the past decade into a bastion of hatred and prejudice. Its leaders hate Jews, they hate Romas, they particularly hate those damn immigrants. Petra Laszlo, a photographer, was taking pictures of immigrants when they began to move forward. The camera was shooting, hundreds of immigrants broke through the corridor and rushed toward me.” She wound up with a picture showing her kicking two kids as they attempted to get by her. Naturally, she insists that she is not a racist.

Then again, being a Hungarian does lay one open to charges of bigotry and hatred. Well, at least she was not taking pictures of the wall being built in Hungary to keep out–THOSE PEOPLE!

Can He Change The Catholic Church?

There is no question that Pope Francis seeks to make dramatic changes in the Catholic Church. What he seeks for Catholics is not exactly what Catholics such as Marco Rubio or Rick Santorum or Jeb Bush would desire in their version of Catholicism. Pope Francis is attempting to create a Catholic church for the 21st century. It would be an institution in which the poor, the working class, the middle class would enjoy a sense that their leaders are concerned with a world in which the good life goes to those whom Jesus regarded as his flock. It would be a church in which the wealthy would be expected to pay their fair part of the needs required by the State. In simple words, pay higher taxes and provide higher wages to those who do the real work.

However, at some point, Francis has to address the most critical issue for Catholics–what is the role of women? His recent step to make annulment easier is a good beginning. However, given the continued drop in the number of young Catholic males the ONLY way to get more native born Catholics into the priesthood must include:

Marriage for priests.

Female priests.

Sorry, there is no other alternative!

President Donald Trump?

Who Knows what evil or good awaits the American people? Just imagine that it is November, 2016 and Donald Trump has won the presidency. Just imagine it is January, 2017 and Donald Trump has been sworn in as President.

1. Finally, finally,he announces his PLAN to wipe out ISIS! Wow!

2. He informs Republicans that a Canadian style health insurance plan will be presented to them.

3. He announces construction of a Great Wall along the Rio Grande.

4. Police in black uniforms begin rounding up Hispanics for deportation.

5. Eleven million Hispanics are soon gone.

6. Farmers lack help in their fields so Donald urges importation of Syrian refugees to fill the void.

7. Deportation means millions of unsold cartons of milk, millions of customers gone from purchasing food,clothes, cars, etc

8. Donald is informed by the European Union it has dropped all sanctions against Iran.

9. Donald picks up on the idea of Sheldon Adelson and has an atomic bomb dropped in a desert area of Iran.

10. Hezbollah fires 90,000 missiles at Israel causing the death of thousands.

Thank God we now have a man of action.

America-Land That Used To Be The Dream

My parents were immigrants from Europe who decided to take the great step and head for the promised land of America. They were thrilled to arrive in New York City, see the Statue of Liberty, and enjoy a sense of peace and friendship. Millions made the long journey to the promised land. Untold thousands entered the country from the ever present Canada which allowed entry without going through Ellis Island. This nation was built on the backs of immigrants. During WWII, at least 30% of those who fought were the children of immigrants–legal or illegal. That was then, and today is now.

Immigrants coming from the Middle East now shout: Germany, Germany, we want to enter your nation. None say a word about America, the once promised land for those seeking a new life. Children of the immigrants now hate immigrants. The central question facing America is–what has happened to the soul and dream of this country? What have we become? A frightened nation which thrives on fear and hate.

Thank God, the other America existed for those seeking a new life!

The Immigration Issue

Unfortunately, in the real world we can not return to decisions made, and alter what has happened in history. We are stuck with the reality of the past as it impinges on the present. There is no doubt other policies could have been followed when the madness of the Syrian conflict initially began. The decision to invade Iraq initiated a vast gathering together of Muslim fanatics, but that was then, and today is now. It is now estimated that Germany, alone, will witness the arrival of about 800,000 immigrants this year. The seas around Europe now hold the bodies of thousands of men, women, and children, the unlucky ones who never got across the sea. So, what now?

1. Just about every European nation is witnessing the graying of their nation.

2. Just about every European nation needs young workers.

3. Immigrants are NOT a burden, they represent an opportunity for Europe to revitalize itself with youthful workers

4. Europe must initiate a vast worker training program and integrate these young people within their societies.

5. By the way, from 1880-1924, the United States absorbed 20,000,000 immigrants and thus grew wealthier.


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

Sweden, Local: “I Need Your Help”

We Koch brothers need some tax relief.

China, China Daily: “She Fakes Pregnancy”

Hell, Megyn fakes blood!

USA, aol: “Forgive The Unforgivable”

So, let’s all forgive the Donald Man.

France, Connexion: “Hot Air Balloon Sets Record”

Hell, Donald can beat this one with one tirade.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Block Pornography”

We can block it online, but not in life.


We offer samples of headlines from the world press along with our comments.

Sweden,Local: “Serial Rapist Released From Jail”

At least he can cease raping in jail.

Norway,Norway Post: “Need A New Direction”

Name the problem in America, this fits!

France, Connexion: “Protests By Tobacconists”

Let me smoke on this one.

China, China Daily: “Allow Dialects On Air”

Everyone has a dialect!

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Road Sign Makes A Point”

I prefer curving away from this one.

So, What’s With Ayatollah Khamenei?

Here in America the Jewish lobby and right wing adherents of war with Iran exert tremendous power in deciding US relationships with Iran. Over in Iran the Ayatollah Khamenei plays power games with the Revolutionary Guards in demonstrating who can stand up taller to America. His decision to cater to extremists in Iran has made any effort to forge a nuclear weapon treaty be achieved. The Ayatollah shouted to Iranians that the US “is an example of global arrogance.” Perhaps, it is, but the issue right now is attaining an agreement that enables Iran to have sanctions lifted and its people be allowed to prosper.

Even President Hassan Rouhani got into the game of proofing he is one tough guy. “Even if the nuclear talks fail, our diplomacy showed the world that are logical. We never left the negotiation table and always provided the best example.” I agree that such talk is popular among those who oppose ending sanctions, but it sure does not lead to an agreement!

Greece Needs A Shot Of Help

it is quite clear that Germany and other European Union nations want to give it to Greece in the ass. Yes, Greek governments for years have allowed corruption, have allowed those with wealth to avoid taxes and avoid their responsibilities as citizens and gotten away with murder. There is no doubt that Greece has made incredible incorrect economic decisions. But, at this moment it is not those who made the mistakes who will suffer, heck, they can get their money out of the country and live peacefully ever after. Reality is that ordinary citizens, the elderly and youth who lack hope for jobs are the ones who will suffer.

1. No Greek government can cut government services, pay of debts, and then watch the economy rise.

2. After World War II, Germany was forgiven her debts–including billions to Greece–and the result was economic revival.

3. There is need for: reducing the size of the debt.

4. There is need for aiding a Greek economic revival.

A nation that is economically prosperous is able to pay off debts. That is reality!