Category Archives: UK

“Oops, I Was Wrong”

In 2003, the dynamic duo of George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair were the ones who set in motion the great invasions of Iraq. A decade later, Tony finally got around to sort of explaining what went wrong. “For sure, we underestimated profoundly the forces that were at work in the region. To be honest, (I sure am glad he is being honest)  my understanding of the Middle East is a lot deeper today than when I was Prime Minister.”

I would assume, a Government in England had something known as a “Foreign Office” staffed by people who did have some understanding of the Middle East. The real question is: was Tony Blair urged to go a different path by Middle East experts in the Foreign Office?

African Obama Exposed

The people of England have their own version of our Donald Trump. His name is Boris Johnson and he is the mayor of London. Mr. Johnson is very upset because the bust of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill was removed from the White House and sent back to England. I suspect that few Americans under the age of 50 have the slightest idea as to who is Winston Churchill, let alone give a damn if his bust is in or out of the White House,  but for Boris this is a critical issue of our times.

According to Boris, “Some said it was aa snub of Britain.Some said it was a symbol of the part Kenyan President’s ancestral dislike of the British empire of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender.”

For the record, Winston Churchill played an important role in aiding America to win World War II. I doubt if Obama knows much about this past nor does he give a damn about it.

Keep Them Out!

Once again the brilliance of Donald Trump is demonstrated to= America by his ranting and raving about Muslim terrorists.  He shouts, he winks, he hints, he makes clear that HE alone can save America from threats that “threaten our way of life.” A British family, 11 members, had purchased a Disneyland package and were off to see sunny California. Mohammad Mahmoud was hoping this would be a  wonderful trip for the kids.

However, National Security got in the way.  He was informed that national security issues in America made impossible allowing this group of Muslims to enter the country. Examine the facts:

1. The San Bernardino killings occurred in southern California.

2. He and the family are Muslims.

3. Two Muslims had just murdered seventeen people.

4. One plus one equals two–let a family of ll into southern California and death and destruction follow.

Oh, for some reason, this family will not get a refund of the $13,000 spent to purchase the vacation package. I guess this is one way to get money to pay down our national debt.


No Room For Jesus

I do understand there are people whose feelings are easily offended. I do understand that young students should be warned prior to reading a book that it might contain some words or ideas that would be offensive to most decent folk. I do understand there are groups which oppose allowing those with the “wrong ideas” to speak before campus groups.

Digital Cinema Media certainly should be awarded First Prize in the Don’t Hut Anyone’s Feeling contest. The UK company announced that it would not allow a ONE minute video prior to the new Star Wars film that featured the Lord’s Prayer because it might “offended some people.”

I guess Jesus was lucky to get that bed in the manger. Thank God he is not alive today.

The Mets Are Went Down To Defeat

I do realize this blog is supposed to focus upon world events and issues of importance to humankind. Well, for some of us,baseball and football and basketball are a lot more important than who ISIS killed today.The New York Mets were killed, no, murdered, by their incompetence and the pitchers of the Kansas City Royals. These are not joyous days in the city of New York. First,we had to deal with idiots from Texas or the states of the South who continue electing men and women who would fail getting through elementary school, and now we have to endure a bunch of hicks from Kansas City doing harm to our lives.

Let me explain the reasons for the Mets losing the World Series:

1, Barack Obama caused the Ebola scare and since he finished with that one he decided to scare New Yorkers. Remember, he comes from Hawaii, wherever that place is.

2. Ted Cruz never got a chance to filibuster the umps and that’s why the Mets lost.

3. John Boehner cried for the Kansas City Royals,but not one tear for the Mets!

4. Met players were forced to listen to Ben Carson explaining his tax program and they just fell asleep. Unfortunately,they kept on sleeping on the baseball field.

5. Donald Trump is from New York.The Met Hispanic players were afraid he would send them back to the Dominican Republic or Mexico or wherever and they were afraid to get hits against the gringoes.

Putin DID Make An Offer

There is no question that Vladimir Putin is a bully, a tyrant, a man who hates those daring to question his authority about anything. But,every once and a while the Russian Donald Trump does make some sense. Finnish leader Martin Ahisaan told reporters that in 2012 while working with a team of diplomats seeking to resolve the Syrian problem he was approached by Russian diplomat Vitaly Churkin with the following proposal from the Russian government:

1. The West should not give arms to opponents of the Assad government.

2. We should organize a dialogue among all opponents of the Assad government.

3. We should find an elegant way for Assad to step aside.

There was no response from either the US,France or England.

And, thus a chance for peace was not pursued.

UK Labor Not OK Leader

I have always believed in the basic ideas of socialism that that purpose of government is to ensure that each and every person in society be afforded the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and a decent job. Why else have government unless the needs of people are provided. I also believe that those with wealth should pay higher taxes since for a millionaire receiving $900,000 instead of $1,200,000 will not result in being at the poor house door. The Labor party of the United Kingdom has elected Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader. He has promised to return to the traditional ideas of socialism.

Any intelligent Socialist now understands that government ownership of production will NOT work because bureaucracy is as bas an enemy as capitalism. Carbyn is the wrong leader at the wrong time and ensures more and more triumphs for the Conservative party. He was elected because so many people today hate whoever is in power and thus want change. Any change will do for them. Any change is not necessarily the best idea in modern times.

Just Another Black Incident

These days the only certain news is that a story will appear dealing with some black skinned person who was arrested because he had a black skin. British police were summoned to check an incident in a small town in England. Two police cars arrived along with a police van and encountered a mob of angry white skinned people howling at a black man whose face was bloody as he confronted the mob. He was apparently a middle aged person and he was holding a knife in his hand as the mob shouted for his blood. Tajuseen Taiso lived in the house with his white skinned girl friend who was standing in the doorway crying over the brutal attack by the mob.

So, how did the police handle the situation? Naturally, they arrested the man who was bleeding. Why would they arrest the mob which did the beating? Beats me. He was taken to jail, held for 35 hours,and then charged with possession of a dangerous weapon. This incident occurred three years ago. Finally, the police yesterday admitted they made a mistake. Black on white always winds up the same way, arrest the black dude!

So, Who Should Govern England?

Boris Johnson who is a member of the Conservative party and a well known politician offered some advice to the people of England regarding who they should vote for this coming week. He informed members of a Conservative club that if any Englishmen wants to have prosperity in his native land there is only one way to vote. “If they want Britain to be a strong independent nation, if they want Britain to lead in Europe, if they want an economy that is dynamic and is competitive, and is based on the spirit of enterprise, then they should vote Conservative.” He also assures the people of England that if they want to end economic inequality then their choice must be a member of the Conservative party.

I am confused. Prime Minister David Cameron is a Conservative. He has a majority in Parliament, and he has been in power for years. So, why hasn’t he ended economic inequality? Why hasn’t he fostered a spirit of enterprise and unleashed the power of business to make England competitive. I also hear him making comments about whether or not England should remain in the European Union. If England leaves it, how can Britain lead Europe?? British Conservatives are conservatives and their primary focus is upon Business and the financial sector of the country. That is the reality of ALL Conservatives, all over the world!

Let’s Snub Russia

Leaders of Western nations in Europe have decided not to attend events in Russia being held to remember the end of World War II. The Russians commemorate that finality on a different day in May than what is followed in Western Europe and the United States. So, to show dislike for Russian leader, Vladimir Putin the West will not send anyone to help the Russian people recall the days when there was a great alliance which included the US, England and the Soviet Union. The world would not be what it was, for better or worse if not for the gallant Russians who fought Nazi Germany. Here is the record:

1. At all times in Europe, the Russian army confronted about 70% of the German army.

2. At least 28 million Russians died during World War II.

3. About 300,000 American soldiers died in fighting Nazi Germany.

4. It was Russian troops who dealt one blow after another in the fight to end Nazism.

5. We can not forget what Russians did during those difficult years.

The world owes Russia a debt just as Russia owes a debt of gratitude toward England and the USA. To snub heroes is not being heroic!