First, you can relax; the State Department recently informed us that there are NO known, active al-Qaeda or Hezbollah terror cells in the West at this time. This has no connection with the State Department’s universal nickname of: ‘Foggy Bottom.”
It is our custom in these weekly excursions, to report on the peaceable city; the home of tight gun control, Chicago. For this week only, we move to New York, which obviously tired of coming in behind the Windy Cit. The Big Apple somehow managed to shoot 25 people in 48 hours.
As our economic recovery proceeds, U.S. manufacturing in May, shrank faster than at any time in the last four years.
And as Obamacare steams ahead, our largest employer has changed its policy re hiring temporary workers. Walmart is now adding many more temps than has been its wont in the past. They will work fewer hours than the workers who have to be covered by Obamacare. You may analyze this for yourself; I will not tell you how to think about it… or about Obamacare.
Senator Rand Paul (noted right wing extremist who probably owns a gun) has informed Evangelical Christians (Listed as ‘religious extremists’ on the Obamafolk watch list) that a war is being conducted against them. This must have surprised them mightily…
We understand the undoubted stress IRS agents face these days after their naughty deeds as Administration thugs have come to light, but one does wonder why they were recently caught training–at our expense, no less–with military AR-15 assault rifles?
Still on the IRS, FBI Chief Robert Mueller couldn’t remember when he was asked by a Congressman: Who was in charge and how many agents were conducting the IRS investigation ordered by the President? More important things on his mind, no doubt. Oh, and no Tea Party group (that the IRS was abusing) has been contacted by the FBI. The investigators are under cover, right?
The Los Angeles Unified School District (‘LA Unfed’ to some locals) in its mightiness as among the very worst of large city education, has found the way to at least, get the kids to come to jail every day. Or anyway, more days than they used to. Since money is free, growing as it does on taxpayers, just bribe the kids with cars, cash and ipads for showing up! If nothing else, this makes it clear why, with these great minds in charge, L.A. schools are in their position emulating the President in leading from behind…
In another school case, an 8th grader showed up at school wearing an NRA T-Shirt with (gasp!) a picture of a rifle on it. He was suspended, arrested and is now being prosecuted; he faces a fine and jail time. I wonder, does the leadership have a watch list of dangerous, threatening T-shirts?
These were gleaned from the news as it passed, reflections of the times in which we live. I’ll leave to you an evaluation of what they suggest about the society we’re making for ourselves…