Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannAnother week of folly ferociousness and foible filed for you:

A map of the world’s debt is here contrasted with a map of imprisonment around the world. Compare the two. Any conclusions will be your own …

A drone was seen flying above an accident scene.  We are told that free-lance journalists use them. We believe that … and expect that “free lance” drug purveyors and others of like stripe will also find them useful. Much cheaper, for instance, than importing a hit man.

The sorts of mind-altering drugs now questioned in mas shooting cases are taken by some 70 millions of Americans. Thousands of those are kids under 10 years old. Gotta keep peace in the classroom, right? We don’t doubt that some depressives react destructively to such drugging; the increasing numbers of mass shootings is convincing. But while getting all excited over it, don’t forget all the rest of the users …

The US Army has built an American city in Virginia to use in training soldiers to put down civil unrest in America. Why do you suppose Congress funded that?

The city of Grand Rapids is removing its ban on being willfully annoying.

Attendees at a Democratic National Committee bash couldn’t name a single accomplishment made by Hillary Clinton. (Hmnn …  shouldn’t we ask that of any politician seeking promotion?)

The SAT exam for college admissions is being revised to match Common Core standards. That, we’re told, means it’s being dumbed down. The University of New Mexico, under fire for graduating too few, dropped its requirement from 128 to 120 hours. Common Core itself, is accused of dumbing down the public schools. All part of the “War on Education” by the usual suspects. Well … Can you find any public schools improving?

Global Debt is up 40% since the 2008 crash, now at some $100 Trillion. Governments everywhere have upped spending to save their economies. Feeling saved yet?

A drug-laden drone was found hovering around an Australian prison. Senator Feinstein complained that one spied on her; she wants them regulated.

Chief Judge (At the Vatican): Obama policies threaten Christian civilization. (They finally noticed!)

Microsoft charges the FBI big bucks for warrantless searches of your data. Remember when selling other folks’ stuff used to be illegal?

A bomber set his timer while forgetting Daylight SavingTime, RIP …

A Long Island community will use no-knock raids to search for unregistered firearms. Didn’t such things used to be unconstitutional?

The State Department lost track of $6 Billion in contract spending.  They don’t call it “Foggy Bottom” for nothing …

U.S. power outages were up 15% in 2013. That’s good; the government doesn’t like us using power.

Medicard/Medicare are two of the biggest deficits in the Federal budget. Obamacare has expanded Medicaid by 3 million new patients. Guess who’s going to pay for them?

A woman fell into a well during some al fresco sex; her boyfriend left her there … now there’s a new way of dumping!

The Federal ‘Green Energy’ loan program that funded the Fisker failure is being revived. Guess it hasn’t wasted enough of our money yet?

Turns out a mom killed by the Capitol Police was shot in the back of the head.

And we close with an enduring mystery from Ypsilanti: Who is pooping on the kids’ slides in the park?

Thus the human panorama of the recent past …










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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