Posts Tagged ‘satire’

Of Time and a little humor in Politics

July 23, 2016

I break my series on Time for a brief note on a little humor in the doom and gloom of Politics of 2016.

We need it; mankind is still able to smile and a lot of it manages to slip through all the rancor that besets us about War and Terror, threats about the End that is drawing nigh; some even call it “and now the beginning of the End has begun” but that is not new either.

Have a break and smile.  My Gmail is down; our banks have fallen with the activity of all the mice, lice, the crawling black hordes of the Nether Regions have invaded our shores like locusts, leeches, parasites and clouds  of financial vermin, but there is still time for a smile.

Pause and enjoy.

The Bama stands out for what he is: a mere little Boy in a game for Men.

Putin and Bama Jim 20151015

 

Bama and Putin Cartoon 20160722

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

ikejakson@gmail.com

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The irrelevant Iowa Debate with an update.

January 30, 2016

To Russia, China, Asia and all Sefrikens [and that gives you about all the parts of the World that count], there is nothing to add to the Headline, except maybe …

The Trump won it by the proverbial 1000 miles.  Period.

Oh well, perhaps it is a good idea to read what they say across the pond.  It’s funny in a way, but so are the British and their little Island, not to mention the Guardian jornolosts.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/29/republican-race-donald-trump-lose-victory-rivals?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H&utm_term=153879&subid=15255091&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

ikejakson@gmail.com

 

 

Aristotle Socrates Onassis of Greece

July 10, 2015

Can anyone be more Greek than the names in the Headline?

If you have not read Greek Philosophy in the past read this now that Greece is in the news every day.

The great man once [it was close on fifty years ago] took delivery of three new oil tankers in one transaction with a consortium of banks and an ignoramus of a Western News rag asked him about the cost.

“And why three tankers at the same time,” he asked Onassis, adding “that must have cost you quite a penny.”

“Young man,” said Onassis, “let me explain to you how money works at the banks.”

“The banks, Sir, Mister Onassis,” the young reporter asked.

“Yes, young man,” said Onassis,” I don’t own the new vessels yet. The banks advanced me the money to buy them and I must now make sure that they earn the money for me to pay the banks.”

“But what happens if you can’t pay the money?”

“Let me explain, young man,” said Onassis, “when I asked the bank for 100 million [that was the cost of one tanker at the time] they offered me 300 million so I can buy three tankers. I accepted their offer; the attorneys completed the forms and the banks and I signed, and you have now seen my three new tankers.”

“But Sir, Mister Onassis, what happens if you can’t pay the money back?”

“Young man,” said Onassis, “I can now see why you are only a small reporter for a small Ragazine. Allow me asking you a question?”

That pleased the young reporter. “Sure Sir, fire ahead.”

“OK,” the wise old guy said, “tell me what will happen if you owe the bank 1 000 and you can’t repay it?”

“I shall be in trouble, Sir.”

And if you owe the bank 3 000 and can’t pay?”

“I shall be in big trouble, Sir, Mister Onassis. But I don’t understand your line of questioning. I can’t even buy a small boat with a mini engine for 1 000.”

”Son,’ Onassis said, “that I can understand but you have to understand banks and big money. What do you think will happen if I bought only one tanker for 100 million and can’t pay?”

“I guess you will be in trouble, beg your pardon for saying so, Sir.”

“No, young man, that’s not how banks work. I shall explain it to you in short. If I owed them 100 million for one tanker and can’t pay they will be in trouble. With 300 million on three tankers if I can’t pay they will be in big trouble. That’s also the reason I borrow the money from a consortium of foreign banks for the safety of Greece. They are literally willing to throw us as much money as we ask for.

This comes to you with compliments and acknowledgement for the story to Readers Digest.

In the EU at this time Frau Merkel is in big trouble.

 Ike Jakson

In Americus GA saka Americoon

ikejakson@gmail.com

 

South Africa to the World

May 5, 2015

Good morning America.

You all want to read the South African Ferguson MO crap? Don’t pay much attention to the Article; just read the comments and see how we handle this remarkable opportunity of equality and unity between races.

http://www.fin24.com/Economy/Did-apartheid-SA-grow-at-a-faster-economic-rate-than-post-apartheid-SA-20150503

Welcome to the Rainbow Nation. Free at last, and celebrating after 21 horrendous years of decline towards where it started, hailed at the time as a Wonder, the New Africa.

Tell you what; send a copy to Jimmy Carter. The asshole declared the 1994 Election Free and Fair.

 ikejakson@gmail.com

The bloody thing landed OK, then

April 17, 2015

Pray, tell me what this stupid bastard, funded by NASA with billions of dough, is trying to achieve?

http://news.yahoo.com/spacex-tries-again-launch-space-station-groceries-154114048.html

In another report on the inevitable Musk is quoted as saying the “the bloody thing landed OK, then just tipped over and …” the obvious result.

The experiments to land the rocket on a platform in the ocean seems a noble one because it can be rewired or whatever and they can use it again, thus reducing overall expenditure.

What I don’t understand is that they keep on shooting the stuff up into the skies. What on earth for? Oh well, the answer is simple, it is not for on earth or the benefit of anything on earth.

Science badly gone awry; ego of mankind is so great and the poor must pay to maintain the silly efforts.

 ikejakson@gmail.com

The African-Canadian Example

March 23, 2015

Howdy America? This is not for Canada but for you in America, all 57 States, please.

 Read this first before I shall endeavor to explain the reasons for this Post. Read it well; in fact use your minds and study it until you can recite it verbatim, otherwise you won’t be able to understand what I am about to tell you in my follow-up Post.

 To help you, I have included the contents of the link, so you don’t have to go to any trouble opening links and all that. The link is really only included for you to send to your fellow Americans, the entire White House Staff, entire Congress and the entire Senate, all State Governor Offices, State Congress and Senates. In fact, try getting it into the houses of all Americans.

 http://www.theroot.com/articles/world/2011/04/black_canadians_and_african_americans_a_big_cultural_divide.html

 Black Canadian Like Me

It took a Jill Scott concert in Toronto to show that when it comes to black Canadians and black Americans, there’s a lot more dividing us than a border.

 By: Alyson Renaldo

Posted: April 25 2011 12:11 AM

 My friends and I attended a Jill Scott concert in Toronto a few years back. We were very excited. Her music was like an oasis of craft in a desert landscape of mediocrity. As Jill belted out those notes, we sang along and swayed. She led into her wicked tune “It’s Love” by inviting the audience to think about “lovin’, like, we do that good, down-home soul food, you know, candied yams, collard greens, biscuits and gravy, smothered … “

The audience went silent. I remember thinking, “Gravy goes on bread? Really? Candied yams, you say? You mean licorice and a chocolate bar belong on a vegetable? Wow. Oh, I get it — she’s just setting up her experience in the song. But, well, not really, because she’s asking us to reminisce with her, which means we’re supposed to know about these strange food combinations, too.”

One of my friends jokingly turned to the rest of us with, “I don’t think they know there are others on the planet with them. Maybe she thinks the ‘c’ in ‘Canada’ really stands for ‘Carolinas.’ “We laughed. I chimed in with, “After the concert, let’s go to Romania and talk love over curry and roti.” We howled with laughter and went on enjoying the concert.

In truth, however, our comments were made not from humor but from disappointment, which we all felt but chose to ignore. After all, we were here to celebrate Jill’s uniqueness and relevance. Her assumption that her cultural experiences should mirror ours, here, in a completely different country, suggested that she didn’t value our uniqueness and relevance.

Ignorance (or dismissal) of black Canadians as a community was not uncommon to us, but what made this time a little more difficult to swallow was the source. Ordinarily, the source was Caucasians, not people of color, and certainly not black folks.

Could black Americans be as clueless about otherness as Caucasians can often be? Nope, no way; I couldn’t believe that. After all, black Americans vigorously resisted marginalization of their community by speaking up, building universities and creating media outlets and businesses reflective of their sensibilities. They have a profound understanding of how corrosive marginalization can be. I didn’t know what was happening with Jill that night, but I decided that it must have been a mishap. Or was it?

An Invisible Culture within Canada

Growing up, I wished to be in a country remotely aware of its minority population, and from my perspective, that country was the States. So when I graduated from high school, I decided to make a stand against what I believed to be white Canadian apathy toward black Canadians: I decided to attend an American university.

I am a black woman, born and raised in Canada, a nation whose black population barely makes up 2 percent of its approximately 30 million people. I often felt that Canada was not aware we even existed. The mainstream media outlets pushed us to the margins. In the ’90s, when I was in high school, MuchMusic, Canada’s 24-hour video music station, featured R&B music once a week for an hour. The hip-hop show came on for half an hour on weekdays at 3:30 in the afternoon … school let out at 3:10.

Still, I would be flat out lying were I not to confess that growing up in Canada, in terms of the standard of living, bordered on idyllic. For the most part, Canadians live a middle-class existence; even struggling individuals can access basic needs because of the nation’s government-driven mandate of social responsibility. Essentially, Canada is invested in seeing its citizens obtain bootstraps so that they will be afforded the opportunity to pull them up.

 ikejakson@gmail.com

 

Canada advises Muslims to put some Pork on their Forks

March 21, 2015

With so much confusion in immigration laws in a time of waves of people migrating around the Globe, this was waiting to happen somewhere sometime.

It reached me by email from a friend with the note at the end:

“If you agree, pass it on or if you disagree delete it.” I was sufficiently amused to Blog it.

MAYOR REFUSES TO REMOVE PORK FROM SCHOOL CANTEEN MENU… EXPLAINS WHY

Let’s hear it for a Quebec Mayor or, as the commercial promoting pork says: “put some pork on your fork.”

Muslim parents demanded the abolition of pork in all the school canteens of a Montreal suburb.

The mayor of the Montreal suburb of Dorval has refused, and the town clerk sent a note to all parents to explain why…

“Muslims must understand that they have to adapt to Canada and Quebec, its customs, its traditions, its way of life, because that’s where they chose to immigrate.

“They must understand that they have to integrate and learn to live in Quebec.

“They must understand that it is for them to change their lifestyle, not the Canadians who so generously welcomed them.

“They must understand that Canadians are neither racist nor xenophobic, they accepted many immigrants before Muslims (whereas the reverse is not true, in that Muslim states do not accept non-Muslim immigrants).

“That no more than other nations, Canadians are not willing to give up their identity or their culture.

“And if Canada is a land of welcome, it’s not the Mayor of Dorval who welcomes foreigners, but the Canadian-Quebecois people as a whole.

“Finally, they must understand that in Canada (Quebec) with its Judeo-Christian roots, Christmas trees, churches and religious festivals, religion must remain in the private domain.

The municipality of Dorval was right to refuse any concessions to Islam and Sharia.

“For Muslims who disagree with secularism and do not feel comfortable in Canada, there are 57 beautiful Muslim countries in the world, most of them under-populated and ready to receive them with open halal arms in accordance with Sharia.

“If you left your country for Canada, and not for other Muslim countries, it is because you have considered that life is better in Canada than elsewhere.

“Ask yourself the question, just once, “Why is it better here in Canada than where you come from?

 ”A canteen with pork is part of the answer.”

 ikejakson@gmail.com

The Bondage of Freedom or Rapid Forward to the Past

March 10, 2015

Yes, we have made it. Olè Olè, as we head down the tubes.

All Joe, the Plumber’s money, the pensions of people now aged 55 and under and of course every penny of the poor, have been redistributed. It’s all safely recorded on computer chips; done, safe and sealed, down the road of “No Return.”

We have finally entered Mandelaland.

 http://www.fin24.com/Economy/High-salary-earners-struggle-to-make-ends-meet-20150310

 ikejakson@gmail.com

Today 26 Months to go

November 20, 2014

American political campaigning goes non-stop though voters only get to do their bit every two years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The inauguration of the President takes place on the 20th of January in all the leap years.

Nobody will argue the point that the current administration has had an effect nobody would have considered possible at the start of the previous half century that I use as my instrument of measuring history, taking every half a century starting at the beginning of the years that end with 10 or 60.

If you look at recent events that have still to become history the election of the Bama was in fact a natural confluence of things that happened from the year of 1960 onwards.

It was always going to happen from the day Jack Kennedy won the 1960 race.

Kennedy was born in May 1917; Mandela was of July 1918. Complete the picture in short President Reagan February 1911. Idi Amin was guessed to hail from 1925. Jomo Kenyatta arrived in 1889 and was therefore, 70 years old when he started the racial cleansing in Kenya and running full speed with it while Americans were voting for Kennedy just three years before Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment. In the meantime a fellow named Barrack Obama was born wherever on August 3rd of Kennedy’s first year in the White House.

That’s all for now Folks; there will be a lot more on days, weeks, months, years and events that shaped the half century that we are in right now; you know the one that started in 2010.

It wasn’t ever a good idea to get one of our guys into the White House. Gird the loins, grind the teeth and bear it; after all he got the votes fair and square. It had been in the cards since 1960 anyway; you just didn’t see it coming, that’s all.

In just less than 24 months from today you will know who the Bama’s successor will be to take the White House keys and let the current incumbent go free to further screw your country up elsewhere.

Please this time, for our sake, your sakes and for the sake of the World elect an American to the job.

New Hope for America of the 49 States

November 5, 2014

When I switched my computer on this morning my eye fell on this little flash of parody by a fellow that calls himself The Maverick.

“The only politician ever to have entered parliament with honourable intentions, was Guy Fawkes on November 5th in the year of 1606.”

It is therefore, not my brilliance but it described my frame of mind until I came across this just before lunch:

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/04/politics/election-day-story/index.html

That lifted my spirits.

We find ourselves in a land where politics and everything driven by politics [which means what the word says, EVERYTHING] is driven by revenge.

It is of course the legacy of Mandela; he died in 2013 December 5th and we are hoping that he will now be put in the past to enable us to get on with each other.

Don’t make the same mistake you guys. Get on with your lives now; rebuild what was broken but look into the future with love and understanding.

Oh yeah, the pun in the headline is mine. Enjoy this one for old time sake:

https://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/hey-i-found-the-missing-picture/

Don’t look back now. Build for the future; we need a strong healthy America.