Gleanings From The Passing Scene…(Politically Uncorrected)

What Me Worry ObamaAnother Saturday, another compendium of current events, reports and what have you, for you to make sense of if you can. These are signposts along the way we are living; make of them what you will…

In Congress, the House voted that government employees idled by the ‘shutdown’ will receive their normal pay during the shutdown while they are not working. An extra paid vacation at taxpayer expense, and the House is controlled by the GOP. Aren’t the Dems supposed to be in charge of ‘compassionate spending’?

In New York City, 5 shot dead, 4 injured.

We’ve just learned that some 35% fewer middle-aged folk have been buying life insurance since things collapsed in 2008. If we were enjoying a prolonged economic depression, that would simply indicate the reduced purchasing power of the average family, forcing them to give up nonessential purchases. However, we are assured that we have been recovering for a couple of years now, so you will have to decide what this means on your own.

We have been told that, for children raised by homosexual parents, there is no difference between them and those raised by heterosexual moms and pops. So, we are breathlessly awaiting the explanation for the recent statistical analysis of Canadian census data that has shown that the kids of homosexual ‘parents’ are showing much lower high school graduation rates, especially in the case of girls. The sample sizes used 20% of the population of Canada. Bet you haven’t heard this…

Sheriff Joe “The toughest Sheriff in America” Arpaio of Maricopa County, AZ has been infuriating the Left for years. His opponents, who’ve been unable to vote him out of office, have finally found a way to strike back. A Federal judge has just assigned a monitor to watch the Sheriff and prevent ‘racial profiling’ that to date, no one has been able to demonstrate. Sheriff Joe might be wise to keep an eye out for drones…

The NSA admitted collecting cell phone location data for American citizens unrelated to terrorism. You are SHOCKED, right?

An Orange County, CA girl went to Canyon High School wearing an NRA (National Rifle Association) T-shirt and was told to change it as it was ‘offensive’. Our modern miss informed the internet; all Hell broke loose and the school has not only reversed itself, but apologized, too. Sometimes, the (Good, Bad) guys win. Make your own selection…

A Federal park ranger said that his orders for the ‘shutdown’ were: “To make life as difficult for everybody as he could.” A reporter suggested that the shutdown was cover; the real story is the Obamacare startup failure.

Economist (Nobel Laureate) Robert Samuelson said that the crux of the budget problem, is the amount to be spent on the elderly. The Left is working on this by pushing them as: “The greediest generation.” There’s compassion for you, right? The Right isn’t handling it at all. The facts are that the retiring Baby Boomers, who will have to be funded by a shrinking group of Millennials, are simply too many to expect the support level of the recent past from so few workers. Do the math, right?

You wouldn’t think it from the news reports, but the Congressional Debt Ceiling fight dates all the way back to the Founders.

Any in denial about America’s abandonment of Christianity and able to ignore the Obamacare birth control/abortion mandate plus threats against military chaplains resisting gay marriages may now note in traditionally Dem and Catholic Chicago, a restaurant is serving a burger with a Communion wafer and red wine sauce garnish.

The Golden State (CA) will now issue drivers’ licenses to illegals. Does that make such drivers legally illegal or illegally legal?

Voice analysis apparently can now distinguish false friends no matter what they are saying. Mass production of such a gadget might risk civilization…

Brain experimenters have found that, when they stimulate certain brain areas, the subjects’ choices change. I’ll bet that the Obama Administration will be all for funding this one…

In Saudi Arabia, a religious big shot (Mufti) wants to let some fresh air into the religious situation there; he has called for the physical destruction of every Christian church on the Arabian Peninsula.

The L.A. Unified School District, in its wisdom, decided to give high school students free ipads, for some reason not as apparent to observers as to the District. Cost: $700 each. Giver’s remorse has led to an attempt to recall the goodies that apparently, is not doing too well, for some reason.

An inch long gun keychain ornament resulted in a student’s suspension from school. Imagine the punishment had it been two inches long?

New York City pays more to support its jailed prisoners–some $460 per day each-than it costs for an Ivy League education. No surprise to anyone who’s tried to rent in the city…

And the drones are here; a small one crashed in Manhattan. Its owner is modestly remaining unidentified. Another hit a bridge in Sydney harbor; the U.S. can’t seem to establish a lead in anything anymore.

Those are this week’s gleanings; please enjoy them as the hors d’oeuvres before the reality that comes next…

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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