Person of the Week: Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, social pyromaniac?


Yes, McCarthy, Person of the Week, for going out of his way to blame White racism for gang violence amongand-between minority members of “minority communities“(!), and for willfully and irresponsibly seemingly wanting to foment racial  unrest against other groups  (e.g.,.) — simplistically for base political reasons…

Police Superintendent McCarthy, out of touch with reality  and an extremely good example of horrendous leadership by an irresponsible civil servant…

Stop striking the matches, Mr. Top Cop — your job is to put out the fires, not be a “social pyromaniac”!…

John McCain, still an ol’ “lost and loose cannon” RINO trying to appear relevant?


 Senator McCain  continually appears to be upset that few consider him to be his Party’s elder statesman to whom all members look for advise and leadership…  Rightfully so, he appears to be irrelevant to the Republican Party’s faithful of all stripes… Additionally, Sarah Palin, regardless of any perceived shortcomings she might have had, was not the reason McCain lost the last presidential election…  He lost because he appeared to be, then as now, an ol’  ” lost and loose cannon” RINO, consumed by delusions of grandeur and unable to connect with the modern-day masses … 

And now selfishly he provides fodder for the opposition to use against his Party while still trying to bask in the political spotlight…

Mr. McCain, your military service has always been respected and will continue to be so, but it has long been time for you to “exit” the political stage — whether stage left,  or right, does not matter which way you go…

Person of the Week: Charlie Savage, from the New York Times


[Photo from Mr. Savage’s Bio.]

Yes,  from the New York Times, Mr. Savage,  Person of the Week, for disclosing  how, in effect, the president was able to say with ostensibly a straight face that the USA is not engaged in hostilities in Libya(!) — contrary to what common sensical people might conclude after witnessing the raining bombs fall on Kadafi’s compound and elsewhere, and seeing the military budget for the particular military operation skyrocket…  Of course, mind you, Charlie Savage having written what he did and on this page having been written that the New York Times writer is the Person of the Week does not imply that Kadafi is a good guy — are we clear? 

And no wonder some Democrats and Republicans are livid that the War Powers Resolution is being violated by the President … 

Thank you, Mr. Savage…

Latin American regional powers waffle in supporting a Latin American candidate for IMF head


For all the talk about the importance of promoting Latin American cohesiveness  in order  to advance the Latin perspective and influence in world affairs,  some major regional powers remain silent rather than supporting a regional candidate for the position of head of the International Monetary Fund…  Regional solidarity or nationalistic  jealousy?

Person of the Week: Ollante Humala, leftist elected president of Peru


[Photo from ChinaDaily]: 

Ollante Humala , Person of the Week —  elected  president of Peru — and ostensibly his election presents for the Obama Administration yet another failure of American foreign Policy in the Latin region… 

It has been suggested before on this page and elsewhere that  American foreign policy in many respects is in disarray, and that vis-a-vis Mexico, specifically, and Latin America, in general, the United States of America is losing ground not only to narco terrorists, but to  the influence of Brazil, Russia, India, China, Venezuela, Argentina, Bolivia and Nicaragua.

Now another Latin American country turns sharply left — in the mold of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Bolivia’s Evo Morales?

U. S. Rep. Anthony Weiner: his “private” morals have no effect on his public job?


Some might say that the “private”  varying actions of some of the representatives of the people — such as Schwarzeneggar, Ensign, Spitzer, Gingrich, Weiner, et al — have no effect on the public work they do “for the people” and ought not matter to voters when these kinds of politicians run for office or remain in office… 

The French for years have tolerated or ignored or enjoyed politicians who are different animals in private than they are in public, so people such as Dominique Strauss-Kahn apparently for years have been allowed to thrive in that political system…

Don’t the perverted “private” morals exhibited by some elected officials have a deleterious effect on the body politic and on how they “govern” ,  and so is it not best to remove from office as soon as possible those politicians who cross the line?…

Person(s) of the Week: Maurenn Nyergers, and her husband


From CBS News, moving truck at Bank of America,  to enforce the foreclosure:

Maurenn Nyergers and her husband, from Collier County, Florida — persons of the week,  for foreclosing reportedly on a branch of behemoth  Bank of America, and getting their due money!… Not often do the “little people” get a whack at the “biguns” and live to tell about it… 

More power to Johanna and  John Q. Public, who represent the majority of “average Americans” — they pay their taxes and support their country and sometimes have to stand up to powerful governmental and business interests