Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Supreme Court has decided in favor of same sex marriage. No matter where you stand on this issue, you cannot help being bemused by the reaction of presidential candidate Bobby Jindal, who called for dissolving the Supreme Court. If he has so little respect for democracy and the Constitution that he suggests removing one of the three branches of government simply because they make a decision he personally doesn’t like, he has proved that he is unqualified for public office.
Rest assured that Sarah Palin will subject the nation to another bout of her barely comprehensible moralizing. We can also be pretty sure that her daughter, pregnant for the second time, never married, not only is uninterested in homosexuality, but she doesn’t even bother with the institution of marriage. Go at ‘em, Sarah, somebody may be listening, but not I.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Where is His Majesty Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico when we need him? Seems a lot better than most of the candidates floating around nowadays.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The almost obscene spectacle of Donald T Rump once again announcing his candidacy for President (cheered on by an audience, US$50 the head) contained a very intriguing bit of information. Candidate Rump asked, When has the United States ever beaten Japan at anything. Intriguing. You might expect a candidate for the highest office in the land to know a little bit about American history, and I would like to ask him if he knows what the abbreviation WWII means. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A great day for Taiwan, almost too good to be true! Mickey D is selling off their burger hells in Taiwan.
To protect the people’s health, the ROC government did not permit foreign junk food to enter, until President Reagan used his executive powers to force them in, along with American cigarettes and liquor. Maybe you can guess who donated to his campaign.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Rachel Dolezal, head of a local NAACP chapter, has been outed as being white. LINK I have not been following the news closely, but am amused at the new ‘passing.’ Black people used to try to pass as white, and now white people are trying to pass as black. Okee-dokee, the first question is, does the NCAAP require that only African-Americans hold office? If not, then why should we be concerned? Second, in the short interview I saw, I felt her parents came across as very reasonable and fair (I know you have been losing sleep wondering what I thought about that vital issue.) Third, in this day and age when people may attempt to choose whether they are male, female, none of the above, or all of the above, maybe it’s no big deal if somebody tries to choose their race. Or species, why not? Heck, me, I’ve been identifying as a gorilla for decades, I mean, that’s the true, essential me.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A story from the Ming dynasty, about 15th century.
A general led his troops to battle, and was facing defeat, when suddenly a god appeared and brought his troops into battle and won a great victory. The general kowtowed and asked the god’s name. The god said, “I am the God of the Target.” The general asked, “What virtue have I that I dare bother the venerated God of the Target for help?” The god answered, “I am grateful to you, because in all your time on the archery range, you have never hurt me with a single arrow.”

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Spanish horsemen love their horses so much that they even carry riding equipment with them in modern conveyances. Airlines have had a problem with this, so the flight crew may insist that the Spaniard release his gear. This is the origin of the noted statement that the rein in Spain falls mainly on the plane.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Spanish horsemen hold on to their horses very tightly in the mountains, and then loosen their grip when they reach flat land. This is the origin of the noted statement that the rein in Spain falls mainly on the plain.