Category Archives: World News

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

Donald Can End Violence

Finally, finally, Donald Trump has decided to end violence in this nation. After all, this kind, decent man has provided thousands of Great Jobs for African Americans, they can clean rooms in his hotel, they can be a bus boy, they can even wash windows. AND, they get paid the incredible wage of $7.25 an hour! But, when Donald saw  picture of people rioting, and destroying property, he decided it was time to end such behavior. He made clear that once he becomes president, any “attack on the poor will never be accepted in a Trump administration. Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the violent disrupters.”

So, step one in a Trump administration is to have “stop and frisk.” And, of course, the folks to be stopped and frisked are those disruptive black  people. How many white folks do you see being violent in the streets of our nation??

Let’s Sue Saudi Arabia

The United States Congress has passed a bill that would allow Americans whose families died in the9/11 attack to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. There is no doubt that important people in Saudi Arabia played some role in the attack. Osama bin Laden came from a family that was among the wealthiest people in the country. His dad gave him at least one hundred million dollars, and he used that money to foster terrorism in the world. So, what is wrong about allowing Americans to sue the government of Saudi Arabia?

It is common in the world for nations to be exempt from being sued. For example, there are thousands of people in the Middle East who have died as a result of American drone attacks, and incidents involving US military personnel. If Saudi Arabia can be sued, why not America? Of course, it would result in Palestinians suing the government of Israel for its illegal actions on the West Bank. Yes,the Saudi government has some responsibility for 9/11. Unfortunately,  the consequence of being able to sue a government has far reaching consequences.

A Republican Discusses Racism

Finally, finally, a Republican has openly stated the real view of Trump supporters about racism in America. Kathy Miller coordinates the Trump campaign in Mahoning County, Ohio. I offer her views without any editorial interruption.

“If you’re black, and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault. You’ve had every opportunity,it was given to you.You’ve had the same schools everybody else went to. You had benefits to go to college that white kids didn’t have. You had all the advantages and didn’t take advantage of it. It’s not our fault,certainly.” Oh, she added: “I don’t think there was any racism until Obama became president.”

Reality, she  spoke openly what most Trump supporters want to express, but fear being termed a racist. And,most certainly, he comments were classic Donald Trump. After all, his children never got any Affirmative Action assistance!

ON Officer Shelby

We now have seen over and over the film of Officer Shelby standing with gun drawn as she gazes toward Mr.Crutcher near his car. Her assumption is that she feared being gun downed by a man who was out of control. My background: I spent four months in Basic Training learning to fire weapons, including a pistol. I was considered a crack shot. Subsequently, I spent two years going to target practice every month for three hours.

Anyone familiar with the pistol knows that it is very  unstable. It is difficult to fire a pistol,the natural reaction is to have your hand jerk, unless you have spent countless hours practicing with firing a pistol. Actually, a trained person holds the pistol with both  hands, and focuses the body upon the object to fire at. Mr.Crutcher was standing with arms in the air, thus he was not near a pistol. Assume, Officer Shelby is correct, he reached into his car to get a weapon.

1. She never had any reason to suspect there was a pistol in the car.

2. If Mr.Crutcher did have a gun in his car, why would it be on the front seat?

3. If he DID have a gun, and swirled around to shoot her, he would have had a split second to aim the gun. Most probably,anyone who swirls around and fires the gun without taking aim, would have a hard time hitting a barn.

4.Nothing prevented Officer Shelby from dropping to her knee, holding her gun with both hands, and aiming at Mr. Crutcher

Reality, Officer Shelby was NOT confronting any threat. She may have IMAGINED a threat, but none existed. The first responsibility of police officers is to protect CIVILIANS.  It is not to protect themselves from alleged threats.

Donald Wants Your Vote

I watched a Trump ad which discusses the goal of Donald Trump to make America Great Again. Naturally, I support the idea of America being Great, but am confused about the “again”comment. I did watch closely what the ad told me about Donald Trump.

1. He is a successful businessman. He creates jobs. OK, the only jobs that came across in this ad were –kitchen help, maids, guys who park cars, and people working gambling tables.

2. He wants to make America safe again.The assumption of the ad is that all America needs to be safe is for Donald Trump to say, he will make it safe.

3. There were a few clips of black skinned people. This undoubtedly proves that most African Americans support Trump.

4. Donald Trump wants to reduce government waste. I have now heard that promise from politicians since 1940. I assume this time, whatever we term, “waste” will disappear.

5. Donald Trump promised to be open about himself to voters.For some strange reason, not a word about his tax returns.

6. Donald loves children. Actually, not a word how he will display this love.

7, Donald loves women. He has the proof. Hillary only had one husband, he has  THREE wives!

Oh, I so love when he waves his hands to emphasize a point.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26  year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Perhaps, cops should be taught not to shoot straight when encountering a black male.

For some reason, the mere sight of a black male in public creates a sense of fear within cops-white or black.

Oh, to be in merry  England when Bobbies did not carry guns.

Donald King, two time murderer spoke in favor of the Trump candidacy.

It is true, the Trump children are definitely children of Donald.

Hillary has to pound away demanding specifics from Trump, of course, he has none.

So, is it difficult to become a Canadian citizen?

I assume ISIS leaders have developed a new prayer which seeks the triumph of Donald Trump.

Whatever happened to Rand Paul?

If Trump wins, Chris Christie gets to head Transportation.

I wish I could have heard the conversation between George H.W.Bush and son, Jeb.

 

The Worse Of Times?

Place Donald Trump in a black church and his mind begins to wander and out of his mouth come strange words. Yesterday, he told some black folks that for the black community,”this is the worse, the worse ever, ever” time for anyone who is an African American. So, Donald, let me take you in my time machine to a different era in America.

1. In the good old days, blacks walked in the street when encountering whites in public.

2. Blacks sat in the back of the bus.

3.Black schools in the South averaged about 30% of school expenditure that was provided white schools.

4. Black graduates of high school could NOT attend State universities.

5. Not a Single American corporation had a black executive.

6. The last lynching took place in the late 1940s.

7. Black skinned officers in the US Army could not command white troops.

8. There was one black US Senator in the 1870s, and one from Massachusetts in the 1950s. The only black Congressmen were from either Detroit, Chicago or New York.

9. No black skin person could be seen kissing  a white person in a movie or on TV.

10. Less than three percent of Negroes in the South were allowed to vote.

Yes, Donald, those were the good times, unlike today  when we have bad times!

Riots Of Protest

As I watch CNN every so often there is some black guy or gal, who speaks in awe of Donald Trump as some sort of savior. Even as they speak,CNN is showing sights of black and white people in the streets protesting against the death of a black man. In most cases, the black man is, at some point, in a car. For one reason or another, the automobile is halted, the man leaves the car. In virtually all cases, the man is not brandishing a weapon. We ares shown pictures of a man walking away from cops, or holding his hands up in the air, or lying on the ground being searched by a  cop.

So, how come the end result of these actions is a shot to the body? I do not hate the police, I spent twenty years teaching cops about the  history of crime. Most are decent  people. BUT, there is within each police department, men and women who simply should not be allowed near a weapon that can kill people. So,  few suggestions:

1. Unless a shot was fired by the person who is considered a threat, use of tasers should be mandatory.

2. If the perp has his hands in the air, for God’s sake aim at his feet!

3. The use of rubber bullets can send a person to the ground. Why not use them?

4. FIRING A WEAPON AT AN UNARMED PERSON SHOULD BE THE LAST RESORT AFTER ALL OTHER STRATEGIES WERE EMPLOYED!

I Do Not Understand Business!

I confess. I spent my life in the world of Education and never became involved  in the business world. I attempt to  listen carefully when people discuss the economy, relations between business and government. Donald Trump insists that his first action upon become president would be to send eleven million illegal immigrants back to Mexico. Of course, he has never spelled out the specifics as to how this  process will unfold. Trump insists that he is a Great Businessman. OK, so would Trump or his supporters please explain the following question.

Eleven million  people constitute an important group of  customers. These people purchase milk and eggs each week, they buy clothes,they buy cars, they buy cell phones and TVs, and God knows how many other items. Each time they  purchase something they also send money to state governments, and when cars are filled up with gas,they send dollars to the Federal government. If they depart, then hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost.After all, if eleven million customers disappear, just think of the thousands of truck drivers who will be fired.

Donald insists that he wants to  make America Great Again. However, his plan would send eleven million customers to Mexico which would boost their economy since they can sell them goods. It seems to me that Trump wants to make Mexico Great Again!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26  year old mind trapped in an 86year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

A Trump supporter the  other day noted that Barack Obama was absent from the Oval office on 9/11. Why?

George H.W. Bush is an old fashioned Patriot.

Donald Trump is an old fashioned Coward.

I would so love to be a businessman these days selling products to Trump supporters, “Guys, I got this fantastic medicine that cures any illness.”

Too many Americans seek a rendezvous with stupidity.

I increasingly wonder what teachers teach about history these days in high school.

I so miss the wit of a John Kennedy as president.

Michelle Obama has become a fantastic first lady.