Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannA Saturday assemblage of the weeks’ foolishness, foibles, furor and fun just for you. Enjoy, castigate or reject as is your wish!

In Hawaii, the state legislature’s House Majority Leader proposed the to us, eminently sensible idea of exporting the state’s renowned pot crop to reduce the states’ debt. Indeed, why let the criminal cartels have all the goodies?

The White House said that the weak 2014 economy is a result of “damage” left by the Bush Administration. So, obviously, are the unexpectedly poor times posted by American speed skaters at Sochi …

Big tech companies have reportedly reached a deal with the Federal Government on how much they can tell the public about NSA spying over their facilities. That’s like a deal with the South american coca farmers on what the will tell about their cartel connections.

The Department of Justice announced that it is releasing a new guide concerning its monitoring of the American media. Uh, question? What makes the U.S. media any business of the D.O.J? We thought that sort of thing departed with the Soviets?

We heard that Federal harassment of the Tea Party folk wasn’t limited to the IRS; reportedly, the FBI joined in too. The Obamafolk go after their enemies … Wonder why those Obamafolk don’t seem to go after the GOP and not just its Teafolk? Hmnn ..

What They’re Not Telling Us: Iran  can now build and deliver nukes and the party is over in the economies of both Argentina and Venezuela. You can’t say you weren’t told. …

We hear that after all those years we complained of: “Godless Communism,” Russia now speaks of the: “Godless socialists in America.” Yeah, what goes around, …

Our President warned that freedom of religion is under worldwide attack … He certainly knows; the Catholic Little Sisters of the Poor are suing him for forcing their offering of abortion and birth control services.

Secretary of State Kerry has announced that the U.S. will defend Japan, including its small islands. This pushes back against China, that has been claiming those islands in the China Sea, along with islands claimed by Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia. Watch this one; it’s a big game of international chicken of a type that can get out of hand.

It seems Googleadmitted data mining student emails. And we’ve been sweating the NSA?

A national poll found that 1 in every 4 Americans believes that the sun revolves around the earth. Poor Galileo … (And poor America)

Belgium having opened its euthanasia to children recently, Quebec is preparing to service those 14 and older.

Knockout of the week: Black teens attacked a white disabled veteran.

A woman was driven from her apartment when it was invaded by bats that have so far, refused to pay their share of the rent.

In a very Big Deal, Lawrence Livermore scientists said they had obtained more energy from an laser-based fusion experiment than they fed into it. That is the first, distant view of an energy Holy Grail. (If it holds up)

A teen playing video games was reported for (sarcastically, he said) making dire threats. He was jailed for  five months and now faces an 8 year sentence in the Land of the Free…

An instructor teaching his class to make suicide bombs seems to have made a small error … 21 dead. students.

And that concludes not only those students, but also our week’s collection of various bits of reality. We hope you found it worth your while…



About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much)
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4 Responses to Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

  1. michael says:

    This country might be better off if that “class” was offered in Universities as a liberal art .

  2. the unit says:

    Just letting you know I still checking this out every Sunday morn. My favorite.
    Knock knock.
    Who’s there?
    Glock who?
    Glock, who is on time whenever needed.

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