Gleanings From The Passing Scene…(Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannAnother weekly harvest of political and economic reality, pointing toward our future. You may decide its significance for yourself. Here are the events:

A Santa handing out toys was shot in the back with a pellet  gun in Washington, DC while a woman was beaten in a parking lot over the way she had parked her car.

Mental healthcare costs are soaring under government mandate; hospitals are pressed to cope. (Expanding care now that the public is forced to pay for it…)

A New York G.E. plant is closing, sending its workers to lower paying Florida, while N.Y. folks push for an increase in the minimum wage…

The Democrats, (wishing to paper over Obamacare) are promoting an increase in the Federal minimum wage. Someone’s going to have to pay for it; who’ll that be?

Pedophilia per reports, is a hard-wired human characteristic, not a personal choice. Here’s trouble: How can something hard-wired into you be a sin, let alone a crime? We’ll be hearing more from this…

As the universe knows by now, 1.3 M reached the end of their extended unemployment benefits; the ‘compassionate’ (and running scared)Dems want to extend the extension. Does anybody know (or care) where, in this time of historic deficits, the money will be found?

An expedition of global warming scientists to Antarctica became stuck in thick ice aboard ship and had to give up and be rescued by helicopter…

Your governors are using $1 M of your money to fund research on porn, or popular romance, depending upon your viewpoint.

Nearly 11 million Americans (a new record) are receiving $1,100 a month disability benefits…also a new record. Maybe that unemployment benefit extension already exists?

Stun guns are in use by teen girls robbing women in parking lots. Wonder what the charge will be?

Nevada now gives drivers’ licenses to illegals who pass tests. 75% are failing the written test. We assume that those who failed and didn’t receive a license, aren’t now driving in Nevada, right?

Research shows that dogs align themselves with the earth’s magnetic field to poop and pee. Bet you can’t do that…

America’s fertility rate has dropped to a new low: 63 births per 1,000 females. 40.7% of those births were to unmarried mothers…

The percentage of working Americans has dropped to 1978 levels, a time when a lot of housewives still stayed at home.

Whether or not Governor Christie lied about his bridge to Manhattan: Do you want him in charge of our nukes?

The Prez’ IRS investigator of the agency’s campaign against the Tea Party is a listed Obama donor…

Pork prices may rise, thanks to a new, fast-spreading hog virus.

Knockout Los Gatos, CA and NYC.

A flash mob of black teens mobbed and robbed a Texas convenience store.

An NBA basketball star was fined for repeatedly untying an opponents’ shoelaces during a game…

Chicago had 40 homicides in December; 3 so far this year.

You may now have a toothbrush connected to the internet. We have nothing to add to this…

So went another week; we hope at least some of our offerings were to your taste…




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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