Category Archives: World News

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

Welcome Wall Street

As you recall, those who adore Donald Trump, he promised to rid Washington D.C. o f Wall  Street billionaires and restore America to the ordinary people of this land. Ah, I so remember Donald blasting Ted Cruz because his wife had worked for Goldman Sachs. Ah, that was then, and now is now. Billionaire Steve Munchin, formerly of Goldman Sachs is now the Secretary  of the Treasury. Wilbur Ross, another billionaire is now the Secretary  of Commerce. So wonderful that Wall Street has been driven from power, and ordinary Americans now run our country.

There is nothing surprising about Trump appointments. He has spent his entire life in the company of those with gobs of money. He literally does not know any ordinary middle class people, other than the doorman at Trump Towers who opens the door and says, “Good morning, sir.” Welcome to the new regime of the wealthy, for the wealthy, and BY the wealthy!

Eat Corn Flakes Or Else!!

Since former Breitbart head, Steve Bannon became Trump’s top advisor, folks back at Breitbart are feeling their oats these days. From their perspective, from now on, Breitbart News is the most important news source in America, and the New York Times can get out of its way. Imagine the shock when Kelloggs decided to remove ads from the Breitbart site. Did these folks at Kelloggs grasp who is now running America? The Breitbsart staff is furious that any advertiser would remove their ads without first obtaining permission.

Breitbart termed the removal as “an escalation in the war by  left wing companies against conservative customers.” It went on to charge that Kellogg  was attempting to placate “left wing totalitarians and this is a disgraceful act of cowardice.” Gee, when I was a kid eating Corn Flakes, I never imagined that each bite was an attack on conservative values. Actually, I ate Corn Flakes because Joe DiMaggio ate Corn Flakes.

Don And Mitt Meet

As you recall or don’t recall, Mitt Romney sort of expressed some rather negative comments about Donald Trump. The two former foes met for dinner, we decided to imagine how the conversation went.

D: Glad to see you, Mitt, I assume that tonight you will have crow for dinner?

M: Actually, Donald, hot dogs and beans seem appropriate, they will ensure that I shit tonight.

D: Mitt, no hard feelings. Some guys like Priebus insist that I get along with you, with Marco, and, of course the number one asshole, Ted Cruz.

M: So Donald, you will soon be the president, what is the most important issue you intend to handle?

D: Right now, I am trying to figure out how much time each day I tweet, seems like a lot of tweet time will now be taken up with meetings where folks talk about stuff like terrorists, and women and such.

M: What are you discussing about women?

D: Is it really so bad if I tell some gal that I would like to grab her pussy?  It’s just guy talk.

M: What about health care? Obamacare, what will you do about it?

D: Day  one I will veto that damn law. Day one comes the veto.

M: But,Donald,Congress first has to pass a bill to end Obamacare, the president just can’t veto laws that do not exist.

D: Are you telling me that I can’t make laws!

M: Donald, have you actually read the Constitution?

D: Too damn long. Anyway, just wanted  dinner with you to see the look on your face.

M: Love to see the look on your face two years from now!

No Gunfight At OK Corral

Police sergeant John Poulos  has been engaged in two rather interesting gun fights over the past two years. This Chicago cop claimed he saw 19 year old Kajuan Ray point a  gun at him twice during  a foot chase in West Englewood.When police arrived at the scene of this ‘shoot-out’ they discovered that Sgt. Poulos had a gun, but could not find the alleged gun of the victim.

Two years ago, Sgt. Poulos shot to death Rickey Rozelle in Chicago after he alleged the victim threatened to kill him and “turned toward me with a shiny metallic object in or near his hand.” Police arrived at the scene of this deadly  gun-fight only to discover A gun, the one that belonged to Sgt. Poulos.

I wonder how Sgt. Poulos  would handle a gun-fight in which both were armed with guns?

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

The US government will now have a TWEET ROOM for national emergencies.

“Hatred” is the primary characteristic of Trump appointments.

These will be dark days for those who respect democracy in America.

One wonders how Sanders supporters who did not vote for Clinton, NOW FEEL.

Welcome to the  United States of Trump Kleptocracy.

I still doubt if Donald Trump has ever read the US Constitution.

I wonder how many Republicans in Congress will place nation before politics?

 

On Freedom Of Speech

The American political system depends upon the President displaying a commitment to our Constitution which is based upon the principle of freedom of speech. The Supreme Court has specified that each American has freedom of speech unless their words directly lead to harm to others. The famous doctrine that one can not shout “fire” in a crowded theater since these words could result in panic and death is a fundamental principle of our democracy.

President elect Donald Trump presented his view on freedom of speech. “Nobody  should be allowed to burn the American flag, if they do there must be consequences–perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail.” Has this idiot ever read the American Constitution? One can only lose citizenship if one commits treason. We soon will have a president who lacks any understanding of the right of free speech!

On Recounts

Historically, newly elected presidents devote their time during the fall working on plans for their new presidency. Throughout  the history of presidential elections there have been occasions in which a defeated candidate wanted a review of election results. This usually entails examining voting just to ensure the outcome was accurate. However, Donald Trump is now furious. After devoting this entire campaign complaining, ‘ THE ELECTION IS RIGGED” Mr. Trump is furious if anyone accepts HIS premise.

Each day and each night, the American public are confronted with email after email complaining about Democrats who AGREE WITH HIS PREMISE. One is left wondering how little Donald will react when Congress does not agree with his ideas. We can assume each and every Congressman who opposed his ideas will confront daily emails denouncing their refusal to OBEY the LEADER.

Donald  Trump is the first president who spends his hours in the children’s rooms playing with his email toy.

Colin Kaepernick Stands For ?

Colin Kaepernick has become the poster boy of millions for his ‘heroic’ stand, or should one say, kneel, during playing of the Star Spangled Banner. Collin wants to make a statement. By refusing to stand, somehow, this act of heroism will result in ?? Mr. Kaepernick will earn over eight million dollars this  year so we can assume the act of defiance will not impact his daily life. He also very proudly informed Americans that he did not vote this year in order to –allow Donald Trump to gain power?

Colin has expressed pride in the performance of Fidel Castro because the Cuban leader provided excellent education and free medical care for people. Of course, at the same time, Castro sent to prison gays, lesbians, dissidents, and many were tortured. Exactly, what is a ‘great education system’ in which there is  no freedom of speech? By the way, Colin, Adolf Hitler provided jobs for people in Germany, so, by the logic of Colin, Adolf Hitler was……….?

Free Enterprise Under Trump

Donald Trump has presented himself as the champion of free enterprise. He wants to get rid of government regulations, and allow business to conduct their affairs without worrying about this or that government regulation. He wants to end the ‘Death Tax'(inheritance tax) although at present 98% of Americans to not pay this tax. If the tax is ended, the family of Donald Trump will gain an extra three billion dollars upon his death. However, there are other aspects of the  incoming Trump administration.

1. The new Ambassador from the Philippines is a business partner of Donald Trump.

2. Trump will be paid about $1,500,000 for the rent of Trump Towers by the Secret Service which is there to protect his life.This is the first time in history a president gets paid for the Secret Service which guards his life!

3. The new Trump Hotel in Washington D.C. has become the new headquarters of foreign agents seeking goodies from the federal government. Trump is the first president to actually openly get paid by lobbyists.

4. Oh, ordinarily, a president places his stocks in a blind trust  supervised by an impartial person with NO connection to the president. In Donald’s case,the impartial person is really  three people, his children!

Rumors Are Flying

The advent of Donald Trump as president-elect has ushered in a series of rumors  that might or might not be true. We offer some samples.

1.It is rumored that Donald Trump, in his desire to return free enterprise to America, will auction off the White House.

2. It is rumored that Melania Trump is being given speech  lessons on how to speak with an American accent.

3. It is rumored a new play room will be established in the White House to provide the new president with an area in which he can  play with mud and throw it against the wall when he gets upset.

4.It is rumored that Rudy  Giuliani will conduct a sit-down strike until Trump makes him Secretary of State.

5. There are unconfirmed rumors that Donald Trump is investigating the possibility of selling the United States to China, on the condition, Trump Enterprises gets a finder’s fee for arranging the sale.

6. It is still unclear as to whether Ivanka has her own bedroom in the White House or does she share one with dad.

7. There is no truth to the  rumor that Trump will substitute the Nazi flag for the Star Spangled Banner.

8. However, Steve Bannon IS fighting for the change!