NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Bibi Netanyahu is the poor man’s Ted Cruz.

I have a hunch if Jesus showed up he would be termed a “welfare cheat.” Did he ever have a job?

Oh, for a day without someone getting their head chopped off.

I wonder if Bill O’Reilly was at the inauguration of Lincoln?

There should be a law against snow in March.

I have nothing against snow in the Arctic.

We should be paid by the NCAA to spend ten hours watching basketball games.

US Options In Iran??

Every so often an American leader will utter words that completely confuse this writer. CIA Director was talking with a Fox News correspondent when he said: “There are a number of things that the United States has available to it to prevent Iran from getting a bomb.” He did not clarify what he meant so we thought it would be beneficial to spell out those possible weapons we possess.

1. We can send Bill O’Reilly to Iran to write “The Killing Of The Ayatollah”

2. We can make sure that all Fox News broadcasts are heard in Iran.

3. We can send Ted Cruz on a suicide mission to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities. Remember, he is the Senator from TEXAS!

4. We can refuse to talk with any and all Iranians.

5. We can get Bibi Netanyahu to pilot an Israel suicide bomber to blow up something in Iran.

6. We can get Sheldon Adelson to spend money on a newspaper in Iran that hates the government.

7. Of course, we can always send in the Marines.

If I was the leader of Iran, I would be scared to hell!

Bibi And Barack Talk

The election in Israel is over. Benjamin Netanyahu is still its prime minister. At this point in history the only nation that has any respect for the current government in Israel is the Republic of Hate and Fear in the United States. There is not a single nation in Europe which supports the Bibi administration and the black dude in the White House is somewhat peeved. President Obama did make a telephone call to the lid mouth in Israel. “I did indicate to him that we continue to believe that a two state solution is the only way for the long term security of Israel if it wants to stay with a Jewish state and be democratic.” The President made clear that his administration will rethink its options about the Middle East.

Here are some possible American options:

1. Support a UN Security Council resolution that Israel is violating international law by its actions on the West Bank.

2. Support a UN resolution that recognizes the state of Palestine.

3. Support a UN resolution asking the International Court of Criminal Justice to examine Israel actions on the West Bank and in the recent war in Gaza as possible violations of human rights.

4. Tell Israel’s Ambassador to the US to go back home.

So, Bibi, how will John Boehner now help you?

“I’m Running for President”

Senator Ted Cruz has announced that he will run for the office of President of the United States of America. Yup, his hat is in the ring. He has put on his belt, loaded up his guns and is ready to enter the fray of presidential politics. We have checked with some leaders in the world and here are their reactions to this momentous event:

Bibi Netanyahu: Wonderful, now we have two real men ready to stand up against Iran and blast the hell out of those evil doers. Ted, just check with me on how to scare the hell out of people in order to get elected.

John Boehner: Ted, my eyes are already filled with tears of joy. I need someone who has courage and guts to support my courageous efforts in the House.

Fox News: Finally, a man of action ready to blow up Iran.

Sarah Palin: Ted, I am so glad we will have a real man in the White House and I can finally go hunting with a man rather than a whimp.

Bill O’Reilly: Ted, can I write your biography the killing of Ted?

Vladimir Putin: How about a wrestling match to decide relations between our two countries?

Immigration Authorities: Ted, we know you are an immigrant, can you verify your status?

Pope Francis: Are you really a Catholic?

Provacateurs Galore

The evidence is now overwhelming, the people of Russia are under attack from Nazis forces in Ukraine. It is amazing how a peaceful and decent nation has to be subject to such continual and violent assaults by the forces of Ukraine. Just listen to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “Provacateurs in Kiev try to whip up something (against Russia) in the expectations that this will influence the world and that weapons will flow into Ukraine.” He urges the European Union and the US to halt this influx of weapons of war into Ukraine and protect the defenseless people of Russia whose leaders devote every working hour of the day in the cause of peace.

There is no doubt that Russia is under siege. OK, so the Russians have atomic weapons and tanks and planes, but how do those weapons stand up against the might of Ukraine’s Armed forces? Of course, Vladimir Putin could strip to the waist and single handedly challenge the entire Ukraine army. Naturally, that would not be a fair fight given that Vladimir is the modern version of Superman.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Canada, Toronto Star: “Missing Woman Found”

I guess she is no longer a missing woman.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Coca Cola Wars In Moscow”

I am certain that Vladimir Putin will also win this war.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Come In From The Rain”

Sorry, raindrops are falling on my joyous head.

China, China Daily: “Look Back Always””

Mantra of Republican party.

Norway, Norway Post: “A Little Less Fairy Dust”

This blows me away with hope

Hate Lives In Israel

The voices of hatred were loud sound during the past election in Israel which resulted in triumph for anger toward Israel Muslims and Christians. I hate to inform Sheldon Adelson but his beloved Israel is composed of about twenty percent of Israelis who do NOT go to a synagogue. Yehonaton Gefen is an author who stands for creation of a modern state of Israel that is open to both Jew and non-Jew. Yesterday he opened the door of his house and was greeted with a punch in the mouth, eggs thrown on his body and words of hatred to anyone who dares to believe that non-Jews have rights in their OWN LAND. He was informed that he was a “leftwing traitor and murderer.” Mr. Gefen’s crime is to believe that the state of Israel welcomes with open arms all who dwell within it regardless of their religion.

In a Tel Avid theater Gefen spoke the truth. “Congratulations to the Caesar for his re-election. I am very sad and I can barely sleep at night. March 13 can be declared as Nakba Day for the peace camp.” He emphasized that the people of Israel had chosen someone who won by frightening people. “What would you say if in 1932 a German had said, Jews were streaming to the voting booths?

Anyway, the good news for Netanyahu is that Sarah Palin is on his side.

Ghosts Of The Past Are Hanging In Our Lives

The only clear thing we know about a dead body in the state of Mississippi is that Otis Byrd is dead. He was a black man. His body was found in a forest and it was hanging from the branch of a tree. It is apparent that he was hung several days ago, but at this point in time no one knows how or why he was hung. When a black body is found hanging from a tree in the great state of Mississippi one can not assume the man hung himself. After all, this is Mississippi, the land of lynchings and death. Of course, back in the good old days, hanging a black man was time for a picnic when the wife and kids could come for some watermelon and shout with glee. Sheriff Marvin Lucas has made clear: “I commit to you as sheriff of Clairborne County that I will not allow the shadows of the past to case a shadow on the future.”

We trust there will be a logical answer to the body hanging from a tree branch. But, this is America in the year of 2015 when hate rages across our country and many whites believe a dark shadow haunts their everyday lives. The bitter fruit of hatred can frequently result in the bitter fruit of death for those whose skin is black. Sorry, but organizations such as Fox News offer nonstop words of hate and fear of those who skins are black. There is a consequence when such words are spoken.

Islamic State Fights For Islam

It is a difficult concept for those in many Muslim nations or in Western and Asian nations to grasp, but members of the Islamic State are convinced that by murdering people they adhere to their goal of creasing a modern version of the Caliphate. In their view of the Muslim religion, killing those who oppose the concept of the Caliphate is justified on grounds that only the triumph of this version of Islam can be allowed. I understand that those in the United States of America regard these acts of barbarism as contrary to any form of religion. But members of ISIS or Boko Haram are convinced they are the only hope left in the world that can restore the promise of Islam and return to the glory days when this religion burst upon the world back in the seventh century. In their religious views only Muslims who adhere to the vision of a Caliphate are true Muslims and thus must be killed.

President Obama insists that ISIS is not a Muslim group. Sorry Mr. President, they are. We may disagree with their religious ideas but there every action is motivated by a religious view of the future. To disregard their Muslim center is to ignore why they are prepared to commit suicide in the name of Allah. Five suicide bombers blasted mosques in the Yemen city of Ana’a and murdered 142 people and left 345 wounded. These Muslims believe that in killing fellow Muslims they are carrying forth the dream of a new caliphate which restores the glory of past days. President Obama does not aid the fight against them by denying their religious base. It is up to Muslims to make clear their disagreement with this view of the future of the Muslim religion.

Whatever Happened To Welfare Of The Poor?

There are many reasons why members of the Republican party so love Bibi Netanyahu. Of course, the most important is that this foul mouthed man hates Barack Obama. However, there are other reasons. Bibi has led his nation into increasing poverty and growing disaster in lack of housing or social welfare for the masses. At this point in time about one out of three Israelis qualifies as being poor, and the growth in inequality between those at the bottom or in the middle in Israel is muck akin to the situation in America. People in Israel shout about lack of housing for those who are middle class or in poverty. While hundred of millions are spent on the West Bank to provide settlers taking land from Palestinians, not much is spent to aid those in the rest of Israel to get housing or basic social welfare. Here in America the war against the poor is much more important than the war against Islamic terrorism.

I am a child of the Depression. When Franklin Roosevelt assumed the office of President his initial acts were to get people back to work and within five months there was work for over four million. Today, our government led by Congress refuses to push through legislation that provides decent earnings for those who want to WORK. I forgot, if we damage the lives of millionaires they will refuse to invest their money and jobs will cease to exist. The only certain thing in life is that if one has a million, then one will always get their money working to make more money. Higher wages translates into more money in the hands of consumers to purchase more goods. This is basic economics. The best welfare is raising the minimum wage so people have money to spend.