Category Archives: World News

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

Let’s Get The Baby Killers!

Republican congressmen had their knives ready for the arrival of Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood. Among other attacks on Ms. Richards, Republicans were upset that she earned $520,000! Day after day men and women from Wall Street appear in Congress and they ordinarily earn millions of dollars, heck, some earn $100,000,000 but not a squeak out of Republicans –they probably want to solicit some of those millions in campaign donations.

Cecile Richards was calm,she spoke with clarity, she responded to their questions with a sense of dignity. “Planned Parenthood has been in the news recently because of deceptively edited videos released by a group dedicated to making abortion illegal.”

She displayed dignity and responsibility. Sorry, those qualities are not ordinary ones found in this Congress.

On Secession

I continue to read statements from Republican candidates about their dislike of liberals, northerners, Democrats, Socialists, abortion supporters, those who support health care for people unable to afford it, and money wasted feeding lazy folk. It becomes increasingly clear that modern Republicans, unlike the era of Republican Abraham Lincoln, simply do not enjoy being a part of the United States of America. Just about every Southern state receives back more from the federal government than it pays in taxes to the federal government and all they complain about is that their tax money is going to Washington and what do they get back?

Obviously, they receive money that came from northern and western states. They are welfare lazy bums who take from we liberals, we supporters of abortion of gay right or Food Stamps. So, how about:

Just return to the idea of secession and leave the USA!

Ben Carson On Anything!

There is not a doubt in my mind that future historians of American history will be baffled at the fact Ben Carson received ANY votes for a nomination for president. In the history of American politics, Ben has few rivals. Perhaps, he might surpass Warren Harding who fucked in the White House or Millard Fillmore who hated Catholics and didn’t want them in America. Any time Ben opens his ignorant mind, incredible stupidity emerges.

He was asked about the flying of Confederate flags and this was his response:
“There are Swastikas in museums. If a majority of people in that area who want to fly it, I certainly wouldn’t take it down.”

Ben, the idea of a “majority in an area” being allowed to do what they desires was EXACTLY WHAT SOUTHERN OPPONENTS OF CIVIL RIGHTS ARGUED!!

This man is not stupid, he is ignorant. His presence in the Republican primary simply proves that modern Republicans belong on another planet.

Pope Francis Is Gone–For Now

Well, Pope Francis has left the United States and left in his wake some Republicans such as John Boehner wondering which moral and ethical principles a Catholic must adhere to in the political world. There is no doubt that John Boehner was impacted–as a Catholic- regarding his political beliefs–and behavior- which resulted in his departure as leader of House Republicans. Unfortunately, Catholics like Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush were left in confusion regarding moral issues for a Catholic.

For Pope Francis, the real story is what comes next in his life as a Catholic leader.For example:

1. Can he institute any changes for the role of women in the Catholic church?

2. Can he speak for the rights of homosexuals as Catholics?

3. Can he alter the power of conservative Cardinals?

4. Can he address the issue of birth control and abortion?

Most probably the answers to these questions begin by reducing the power of conservative Cardinals to hamper reform.

Rouhani On Republicans

Iran President Hassan Rouhani sits in Tehran with a smile on his face as Republican after Republican boasts of their desire to bomb the hell out of Iran and bring peace and prosperity to the Middle East. “Sometimes, when I have time, some of the Republican debate was broadcast live and I would watch it, some of it was laughable. It was very strange, the things that they spoke of. Some of them wouldn’t even know where Tehran was in relation to Iran. Some of them didn’t even know where Iran was geographically.”

Such observations on the political situation in the Middle East are unfair to Republicans. Heck, some of them do not even know the President of the United States was born in that country. The real ignorance among Republicans is:

1. None of them knows that the CIA working with the British MI6 destroyed democracy in August, 1953 by overthrowing Prime Minister Mossadegh and allowing the Shah to gain power. This played out in the 1970s when the Shah was overthrown and clerics seized power.

Never expect any Republican to know anything about Middle Eastern history.

Water On Mars!

NASA has now reported the presence of water on Mars.I now expect the following proposals from Republicans>

1. Donald Trump, we no longer need that wall, just send them to Mars, there is water to drink, go plant peaches.

2. Ben Carson: Where is this place named Mars?

3. Chris Christie: I can foul up the George Washington Bridge, just watch what I do on Mars!

4. Jeb Bush: Thanks to my brother providing funds for NASA we now have water on Mars.

5. Carly Fiorina: I can lick any Martian with a hand tied behind my back.

6. First,Obama opened up Cuba and now he wants us to have relations with Martians!

7. Rand Paul: I oppose any foreign entanglements.

Let’s Cut Taxes Says Donald

Among the continual claims of the Republican Party is that reducing taxes will lead to an economic boom. Well,look at the record:

During WWII the top tax was 91% of income.

This tax rate continued throughout the 1950s while Dwight Eisenhower,a Republican was president. There is no question that during this period, job creation boomed and workers were able to earn a salary that enabled them to purchase a home and send kids to college. There are NO reports of any wealthy people dying due to paying this high tax rate.

A higher tax rate continued up to 1980 when Ronald Reagan reduced the rate and then discovered he had to RAISE TAXES.

Well,Donald is offering a solution that ends taxes on low wage earners, it REDUCES TAXES for the wealthy from 39.6% to 25%.Somehow losing this income will somehow enable the federal government to have sufficient funds to function.

Carly Is A Tough Woman

Each person who seeks the presidency must initially present a persona,an image that would resonate with people,and in some way or other present themselves as a tough guy-or gal–who is ready to meet the bad guy at the OK Corral and shoot it out. Carly Fiorina is determined to take on terrorist groups such as Planned Parenthood and let them know when the sheriff is in town, they had better head on out. Carly is not afraid to stand up to an organization that has been around most of the twentieth century without causing much fuss.

But, these are new times and we need tough sheriffs to save us from terrorists. After taking care of Planned Parenthood, Carly went after the US Senate which issued a comprehensive and well documented study that proved waterboarding produced little if any meaningful information. According to Carly, the report “undermined the morale of a whole lot of people who dedicated their lives to keeping the country safe.”

Carly,the EVIDENCE concluded they did NOT keep the country safe. Carly Fiorina is a modern version of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Beware False Prophets

John Boehner issued his last hurrah about the state of American politics and it was not full of praise for his fellow Republicans. Boehner warned:”Beware of false prophets. There are people out there spreading voice about how much they can get done. We have groups here in town, members of the House and Senate,who whip people into a frenzy how they can accomplish things they know can never happen.” Mr. Boehner is NOT talking about Democrats, he is NOT talking about Barack Obama, he IS talking about the Tea Party and voices such as Ted Cruz and company.

There is something very sad about John Boehner, he really wanted to accomplish some goals for the Republican Party. He knew, as a politician that achieving goals in a democracy means-COMPROMISE. I did not agree with his goals, but he is right that democracy is based upon the principle of compromise.So, he departs with a sad farewell.

Voice From Iran Gallery

I confess to sort of liking President Rouhani of Iran. Heck, I would not take his job for all the money that Donald Trump claims to have. At home in Iran he has to deal with crazies who make American crazies look sort of normal human beings. For every Ted Cruz we have in this nation he has God knows how many Revolutionary Guards who are dying for a fight. Anyway, President Rouhani came out in support for President Assad in Syria. OK, so he did admit,”this doesn’t mean the Syrian government does not need some reforms, of course, it does.”

Heck, Iran has invested billions and billions of dollars in Syria and who enjoys seeing their investment going down the terrorist tunnels? Mr. President,how about,contact Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and getting both armies together to wipe out someone? Might be the start of a wonderful friendship!