Gleanings From The Passing Scene…(Politically Uncorrected)

What Me Worry ObamaAnother Saturday, another potpourri of recent events, juxtaposed in time but related only as you decide. These are recent happenings for you to evaluate as you will.

Chicago, Americas’s gun control capital, presented us 13 people shot while playing basketball at a public park. Gangs are suspected. As we’ve always had gangs but we’ve not always had shootings like this, maybe something else is involved too? We should note also Chicago’s rise; it has now surpassed New York as the murder capitol of the U.S.

Syria— We’re told that the Islamist ‘rebels’ are now attacking the secular ‘rebels’ as well as attacking Assad’s forces. They[‘re starting round 2 of their civil war before a winner has been declared for round 1. Nobody’s laying bets yet, but the smart money is noting that Putin has succeeded in holding off any U.S. or NATO rebel air support while he slooowly negotiates poison gas… Do you suppose that President Obama has ever played chess?

An amazing coincidence has accompanied our high unemployment; directly as the numbers of employed workers have declined, the numbers collecting disability benefits have risen. It has been said that the stringent Federal qualification process–to assure that only truly disabled folk collect these benefits–have relaxed as unemployment rose. Or maybe the Obama Administration just sees unemployment as a disability?

Venezuela’s toilet paper shortage is raising another stink. This time, the government has moved to impose its control on a TP marketer in the country to wipe out the crisis. None of the reporting has mentioned that socialistic, government production and price controls have always produced shortages wherever tried. Capitalism, on the other hand, produces a balance or at times, surpluses. But capitalism isn’t in good odor in Venezuela… And we know what its vaunted socialism is full of, don’t we? (In of course, my opinion!)

The possibility that psychiatric meds apparently shared by a number of recent nutjob mass killers may have contributed via side-effects has been mostly ignored; it has now been raised by a Congressman. This doesn’t serve the political agenda’s du jour; perhaps that explains its absence from the debate until now.

 Health care European style is frequently waved in the air as the Left’s goal; the only sort that actually ‘works.’ So then, why are Germans now exporting their seniors to Eastern Europe (and other places)? For, according to the report, cheaper and better care. Hmnn…

The typical American family, according to the U.S. Census folks, today has lower earnings than it did in 1989. Thanks no doubt due our government-imposed recovery… (Begun under Bush, continued under Obama)

Congress continues its efforts to shield itself from Obamacare using our money…

The Senate is sneaking your free speech out of the Constitution by redefining ‘journalist.’ Journalists, you recall, are protected along with their sources. A Senator pointed out that: ” A 17 year old blogger doesn’t deserve protection.” The Senator did not mention that the point of the rights involving free speech wasn’t protection; it was, by protecting, to assure that the news got to the people. If the Senator has his way, only duly certified media employees will be protected. How much will escape Washington under that regime?

And as the government ramps up its attacks on cheap energy, yet another study debunks the global warming model.

In Egypt, a man was arrested; seems he had named his donkey after a prominent Egyptian Army General… Dunno it that’s really ‘hate speech’ but it’s clear that somebody has made an ass of himself…

And so has gone this week’s reality parade on its mission to make TV sitcoms appear unimaginative. Parse at your pleasure…and at your own risk! Management denies all responsibility…

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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