Gleanings from the Passing Scene: (Politically uncorrected)

What Me Worry ObamaA potpourri of current stories for you to arrange into a picture of the times in which we live:

Bedbugs: vanished with the arrival of DDT; the government outlawed the poison when agricultural use threatened wildlife. The critters have returned on steroids with cheap transport girdling the earth, resistant to DDT and most everything else. Now there’s hope from a new, nanotech non-poisonous product with microfibers that immobilize the bugs. Requiescat in pace, Rachel Carson.

A cap pistol  in a five-year-old’s backpack on the school bus stuck him with a ten day suspension. His mom wasn’t called until he’d faced a two hour grilling…and wet his pants, not his usual behavior. By golly, if you come out of a  public school these days approving of gun ownership, it won’t be because they aren’t trying…  .

Chicago The head of an anti-violemce group was arrested for beating his wife…

Judge Ordered Google to give FBI individuals’ personal data secretly, without a warrant.

New Jersey, where Governor Chris Christie is earning kudos for financial management, has paid some $23 M to prisoners 2009 – 2011. The money was unemployment, retirement, medical and other benefits. The state says it thinks it has now stopped that. We can only hope…

Teacher who handed out school student survey including drug and alcohol use was questioned by students who noticed their names on the surveys. He explained the 5th Amendment to the Constitution and the related right to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination. He is now facing punishment…

Beating A 51 year old man was beaten and kicked to death in front of a store in Syracuse; the murderers were a group of young black males who witnesses said, were unprovoked.

Economics       Red states outperform Blue states…

Britain Warned The Obama Administration warned Britain not to leave the European Union for fear of loss of American trade. (Obama is now President of Britain?)

I.Q. Research  The average I.Q’s. of citizens of Western nations have dropped 14 points over the last century, according to research. Spending on public education is clearly inadequate…

The Benghazi E-Mails turned over to Congress include an unexplained, 67 hour gap.

Sir Winston Churchill  had a rather different view of Islam than does the present government of Britain… Wonder who’s correct?

The Lefty Washington Post used the year if not the century’s best headline reporting an off-the-record press conference with the Justice Department. Fox News, the NY Times and others refused to attend a muzzled meeting; the Post went and afterwards, ran this headline:

“The Justice Department Allows Us To Say A.G. Holder Supports Press Freedom.”

You couldn’t make this stuff up…

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About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much)
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