Gleanings From The Passing Scene…(Politically Uncorrected)

What Me Worry ObamaYet another week having escaped us, here find the residue, the footprints of human passage…

A cross-country runner, upon assignment of number 666 to wear, promptly defaulted and withdrew from the race. Well, Mrs. Reagan used to consult her astrologer… and there seems little doubt, someone (else) won the race.

The University of California students have banned “illegal immigrants’ from use as it is deemed offensive.  We suggest replacing it with: “wetbacks.”

As our unrewarded military folly in Afghanistan winds down we note our payment of $500 gal. for gasoline among the various ridiculous excesses our government has indulged. This is reported you will note, in our most objective fashion…

We have difficulty reconciling our touted economic recovery with the reported theft of cash from a Salvation Army kettle.

The evolution folks we hear, are having trouble explaining 280 thousand year old crafted spear points. Modern man wasn’t yet available, you see. Or maybe he was, requiring if so, a big reset on our past. It’s always upsetting when facts fail to agree with our theories…

The U.S. State Department has just paid $1M for a sculpture and does not understand the resulting fuss. We think we understand well enough.

A jogger was hurt by the impact of a flying–yes, flying deer. Both the hogger and the driver of the car who sent the deer airborne are in hospital. We don’t know the whereabouts of the deer.

The NSA (You won’t believe this) is now spying upon online games. Can porn sites be far behind?

Our overfilled jails as you may know, are being supplemented by GPS ankle bracelets and restriction to one’s home. This may (or may not) surprise, but it isn’t working too well; a teen wearing his bracelet recently beat and robbed an 81 year old woman in her home. He failed to say: “May I,” too.

The “most transparent administration in history” has stopped providing the costs of its Obamaare website after releasing the initial hundreds of millions it originally cost taxpayers.

An reputedly inoffensive and unarmed senior honors student was pulled over by a campus cop, who then shot him deadfor no obvious reason. It took five shots.

We hear that the U.K.’s exemplar healthcare system has removed the wrong limb from some 40 patients among a recent list of surgical blunders. Hmnn…are they serving beer in O.R.s over there?

They tell us that a 27 year old teacher found half-naked in a parked car with a 17 year old student could be back in a classroom in two years. That’s the U.K. too… maybe it depends upon which half was clothed?

The south China Sea (international waters) is heating up; China is newly claiming control and jurisdiction over waters long accepted (including by China) as international. Suspected oil and gas, plus valuable fisheries. This now includes hassling ships and planes passing without permission from China. All very illegal under what passes for ‘international law’ and dangerous to world peace. U.S. media aren’t noticing as it might reflect upon the Obamafolk’s administration of foreign policy…or maybe the media are just asleep.

Old style incandescent light bulbs will become scarce as the law forbidding importing them hits next month. If you wish to continue using them, you may wish to stock up on your 40 and 60 watt standbys…

Polygamy seems once again legal in Utah; a Federal appeals judge has declared the old Utah law that rendered it illegal to be unconstitutional. In the light of gay marriage, it makes sense. We are awaiting the news of someone engaged to her horse…

A woman was taken to hospital from Home Depot , where she had somehow become glued inextricably to a toilet seat in the ladies’ restroom. We think that we do not want to know more…

So passes another week of human foibles, folly and foolishness in the otherwise, real universe.

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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