Archive for September 28th, 2010

Minga!

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

I guess this little goof is a character in games or cartoons.  I really don’t worry about Italian stereotypes because most Americans see Italian-Americans all the time in respectable postions.  Most people even know an Italian or two.

But that’s why I worry about Muslim stereotypes.  Most of the Gomers in this country think Muslims are terrorists and that’s why we’re fighting them In Iraq and Afghanistan.  Most of these people are pretty ignorant about anything foreign.  Most have never visited a foreign country and think PBS is something women get every month.  Ignorance results in fear.  And fear results in hatred and war.

The FBI estimated that Al-Qaeda  had about 100 members on September 11, 2001 – today they are in 162 countries.  The US wars have been their best recruiting tools.


What is “Help, Help”?

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Art Fleming passed away. Do your remember him? He was the original host of Jeopardy from 1964 through 1975. I always liked him better than the priggish Alex Trabeck. Anyway Art had a heart attack near his home in Coral Gables, Florida. As he called for help from the sidewalk, many people just ignored him and walked by. Apparently he didn’t phrase his plea in the form of a question.