Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannSeven days further on, for your consideration …

Microsoft–mighty Microsoft–will lay off 18,000 people over the next year. First, consider why Microsoft might do that. Then know that financial folk are seeing a huge boom in M and A (mergers and acquisitions) under way. First thing following a merger or acquisition, is layoffs of all the now, duplicated labor, right? So you know what’s coming.  ..

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has a proposed rule up for comment. You may wish to do that,  (i.e. comment) since the new proposal gives the Agency the power to unilaterally garnish wages without going to court. Think about that for a moment; a government agency that awards itself, forget Congress, the power to confiscate your paycheck whenever it wishes …

China, along with pushing its boundary claims into other countries’ territories bordering the China Sea, is building nuclear powered missile submarines as fast as it can manage. (In case you still feel safe in Chicago.)

Attorney General Holder told ABC that he sees “racial animus” behind opposition to Administration policies. That’s a tough one: If you disagree with the President or his Attorney General, you’re a racist. If you agree, you’re an idiot …

A California School District claims the authority to ban God from its schools. That is another tough one; we understand that God is having trouble finding lawyers to represent Him in court–they all seem to work for the other side.

Another report demanding some thought: The iphone 6  is made in China … by robots …

U.S. infrastructure–roads, bridges, gas and water lines etx.–is becoming dangerous from neglect as the money to maintain it has been diverted to social spending. China won’t lend us any more money. Not to worry … we can just raise taxes or have the Fed print it up, right?

Ride sharing service Lyft is excluded from New York City and a growing list of other places as the cab drivers and their unions pressure the cities to prohibit the competition. Offers of better service, cheaper, are obviously intolerable as any fool can plainly see, right?

Darwin award candidate: A boy riding a double decked bus, banged his head on an overpass as the bus drove through.

Hamas rejected an Egyptian-brokered peace proposal, continuing to fire rockets into Israel. The resulting dead and wounded Israelis are not numerous enough to merit reporting by the media.

A woman robbed an 8 year old girl selling candy in San Francisco.

New York City Police are being sued by a woman arrested and held for 23 hours for recording police activity in public.

Sort-of actress Lindsay Lohan said she might leave the U.S. for good. We too,see good in that.

The Federal Department of Homeland Security is now out on the streets in an “outreach program.” Hmnn … How many cops do we need?

In Chicago, 3 teens brutally attacked a man as a crowd watched and filmed.

The OECD (Irganization for Economic Cooperation and Development) fears civil unrest as the middle class realizes how it has been swindled out of its wealth.

Copes reported a couple nailed for having sex on the roof of a Chipotle restaurant. We suppose that a Taco Bell would have been tacky …

The big anti-Israel protests now in France and  England  are hordes of Moslems in those countries, though not all reports seem to find it necessary to say that.

People are being assigned to the Federal government’s terrorist watch list increasingly indiscriminantly per reports; millions have now been listed with some 90% of those proposed, being added. We won’t suggest that the list is serving political purposes but if you wish to remain unlisted, we suggest that you prefer coffee over tea …

Some 2/3s of the kids illegally crossing the border are reportedly being granted asylum so that they can stay in the U.S.  And unsurprisingly, none of those being dumped into cities by the Feds, seem to be arriving anywhere there is a local Democrat facing a risky reelection. Who’d a thunk it! And even more remarkable, a governor has raised the question–in public–of how anybody thinks the services to all these illegal kids will be paid for. 

We have reached tonight’s dead end with this: A coroner’s van with evidently, an unlatched door, deposited a body on a gurney into an intersection on the street. RIP.

And so passeth another week; you can make up your mind, laugh … or weep!


















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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4 Responses to Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

  1. Good one! I woke up this morning and first thing read your blog. Wasn’t sure if I’d got trapped in one of those weird SF stories I read as a kid or woke up on another planet. Or perhaps it was always like this and I just didn’t notice. I believe there is a phenomenon called the Truman syndrome. Perhaps there is another phenomenon – the Matrix syndrome as one by one we all wake up. A theory – all the ordinary people I meet are sane. Perhaps the explanation is the people in charge are all nuts.

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