Reality has served up another week; here is another statistically insignificant sampling to bore, infuriate or just entertain you if your daily life allows that. A reader has noticed that the sometimes funny and ridiculous items have been scarce of late; we regret that, too. But Reality’s sense of humor, while constant, is unpredictable and we will not write fiction knowingly. Here is the feast!
The Obamacare website’s woes we are told, were entirely unknown to the President until they were reported in the news, according to his Secretary of Health and Human Services (the lady supposedly in charge). We’ve prominently included this specifically for our readers looking for humorous items.
A police officer was fired for pepper spraying and shooting a squirrel. I hadn’t known that squirrels had a union.
Further re law officers, deputy sheriffs shot and killed a 13 year old boy carrying a toy gun, apparently for failing to drop it quickly enough to please them.
In Chicago, a 14 year old girl was raped on her way to a bus stop.
Global climate change spending, whether or not you believe in it, is now some $1 B per day. Your belief or unbelief as the case may be, ain’t cheap!
The Swiss city of Zurich reports that its new drive-in sex boxes are doing well. Intended to remove prostitutes from the streets, they provide a place the johns or in this case, the johans, can park out of sight and off the street to transact their business. The girls–or the johans–deposit $5 a day in a sort of parking meter; that goes to the city. Very Swiss!
Recipients of government benefits, we are told by the U.S. Census, now outnumber full time workers. We are obviously doomed!
Teachers’ unions are forcefully fighting a bill that would impose criminal background checks (especially, pedophilia) upon school hires. Perhaps the unions are afraid that they would be next?
The New York Times Editorial Board has blasted the White House for ‘outright lies’ about surveillance. That, from where we sit, is the next thing to hearing it from Michelle Obama…
An average student these days, uses a cell phone or ipad about 11 times per school day during classes. This may not be as bad as it seems, since the students seem to be learning but little from the teachers in any case.
In another gun case, a woman was arrested for using a gun on her boyfriend, in this instance, a water pistol. Evidently his enthusiasm for her was thereby, dampened.
Members of Congress reportedly are forced to buy desirable committee assignments by financial party contributions. We’re reminded of the observation that, when buying and selling arise in Congress, the first things bought and sold, are Congressmen…
A car wash for student fund-raising was forbidden for environmental reasons.
The Irs, when it wasn’t busy persecuting the Teafolk, paid over $132 B in bogus tax credits over the last decade. Though little remarked, IRS tax credits have become the Federal government’s largest welfare program, according to reports.
Americans’ declining abilities and professionalism are becoming an international scandal; just recently for example, a professional burglar was arrested after leaving his wallet at a crime scene…
There, excepting some dead people shot in Chicago and New York plus a few unreported crimes by Congressfolk, are our choices from the currently passing scene; we hope they held your attention and perhaps, gave rise to a though or two.