Gleanings From The Passing Scene… (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannAnother Saturday compendium of current events to annoy, amuse or amaze as you decide. We see something in each; you evaluate for yourself. They are all hors d’oeurvres from the platter of present reality.

In Harlem, a group of black Christian pastors has risen up to dethrone the Rev. Al Sharpton…That the souls in Hell are enjoying the resulting blizzard, is only a rumor.

In Los Angeles, the Board of Education has assured that all teachers know that they are expected to wear pro-gay support badges on campus. The Board has rung its Pavlovian bell; will you wager that the teachers will not salivate on schedule?

Hospitals are firing thousands of people to meet the requirements of Obamacare. Of course; how else can they provide the ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care’ that the new law requires to some 20 – 40 million new patients? (On the government’s newly reduced reimbursements).

New York City: 10 shot, 5 dead last night. The city is neck-and-neck with Chicago; how’s your town doing?

In Philadelphia’s northwest, 4 residential streets worth of homes, cars and fences were spray painted with graffiti one night. Well, it beats being shot, we suppose.

National Debt Limit has been suspended; the government’s spending faces no limit enforcement until February. Evidently President Obama’s price for re-opining the government that he shut down. Is the Prez actually smart or are the Republicans just dumb?

A high school fight ending with a teacher being beaten by an apparently black, 18-year-old student produced 6 arrests of students, of whom the teacher’s attacker was the only one charged. The charge will likely enhance the thuglet’s precious self-esteem; the effect on the (carefully unnoticed race) teacher will not.

If expert opinion from an economist re the shutdown, debt ceiling and debt interest you, (as it should; it’s your money) you may read the linked, two-page article and be well-rewarded for the brief effort.

In another high school, two students performed a ‘sex act’ on a cafeteria table during lunch, reportedly on a dare. But the kids aren’t animals; they tastefully crowded around so no one could see what was occurring… except those of course, who saw the video later on the Internet. Our kids now know so much more than their predecessors, and we have the schools to thank for it!

Flash mobs organized by often, mostly black teens in New York City via social Internet sites are becoming a threat to the city’s residents. Will a new, Lefty mayor remove these worms from the Big Apple?

This is probably a dumb question and I apologize but can you tell me why, now that the recession is past and we are recovering, some half of seniors are now delaying their retirements? And why food stamps (SNAP) are the fastest-growing Federal welfare program?

9 apparently non-white teen males hospitalized a 15 -year-old , apparently white girl they didn’t know on the street as she walked home. The video, taken by one of the assailants, is linked. It must have been her fault, right? We wonder what would have happened to her had it been dark and quiet there…

President Obama’s golf course is on Federal land, so during the shutdown, it was… open?

A Lefty Stanford professor was dismayed when his research survey disclosed that Tea Party folk know more about science than his Leftys know. We give him due credit for publishing…

Now you’ve seen the sweepings from the newsroom floor for this week; we hope the collection seems worth your time and interest.

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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2 Responses to Gleanings From The Passing Scene… (Politically Uncorrected)

  1. the unit says:

    “Gleanings…….” has become my favorite read on Sunday Not Go To Meeting morning. Have commented here from time to time. Not often. Would rather listen (or read) you and those who comment. Finally realized why I have 2 eyes, 2 ears, but only 1 mouth. Another orifice has its very obvious purpose,… try not to spread it around.
    So thanks, I enjoy.

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