Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannAnother Saturday’s collection just for you; snippets of the world that is …

We are asked to believe that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is being pressed from all sides to regulate the Internet.  Yes, much as the Internal Revenue Service is pressed from all sides to collect the taxes …

The costs of transporting all the illegal aliens from the border into the various states where they are being dumped, has hit some $100 million … and counting.

Spanking an 8 year old has been ruled a reasonable use of force by the New York Court of Appeals.  Apparently, at least some judges are  also parents …

Obamacare seems headed for the Supremes again, this time on a split between the 4th and D.C. Circuits of the Federal Court of Appeals; they disagree on eligibility for subsidies.

College costs are exploding; a growing number of schools are now charging over $60,000 a year with room and board. (The schools you won’t want to admit that you went to are cheaper)

The IRS is requesting help to destroy some 3,299 hard drives …

The prices of beef and bacon have reached all-time record highs. We’re grateful to have Janet Yellen at the Federal Reserve to tell us inflation is tame; without her, we might think otherwise.

Seniors are turning to sharing housing with roommates to help pay the bills. Well, we can see that … the kids can’t afford to take them in as was done in the old days …

An Obama campaign donor was granted a waiver from the auction rules favoring small business by the Federal Communications Commission. (FCC).

130 Environmental groups called for an end to capitalism. Whoever said that the greenies are a bunch of socialists?  And whoever said that what we have now is still capitalism?

The American flags flying from the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge were mysteriously replaced with white flags recently; the New York Police Department is pursuing the culprit(s). It will tell us who dunnit — if it ever finds out.

In Iraq, the ISIS Moslem terrorists are forcing retailers to add veils to their display mannequins.

Prisoners in one Michigan county are back to the old black and white striped outfits; the orange jumpsuits being now thought to be “too cool.”

A woman trashed a Manhattan salon over a botched hairdo.

The Estelline, TX city budget is 90% funded from speeding tickets written by the city’s one cop.

A pregnant woman headed for L.A.’s Cedars Sinai hospital to deliver her baby was forced to sit on a bus stop bench across the street for half an hour while President Obama’s motorcade went by.

Senator John Walsh (D) Montana, attributed his plagiarism in his Master’s thesis to post traumatic stress disorder contracted during his 30 year military career.

The National Science Foundation has a $100 M grant to develop a robot to serve as a companion and ‘personal trainer’ for kids. Do you expect the robot or the kids to be programmed?

In Washington, the Senate’s Dirksen Office building was invaded by bedbugs.

Cops pulled over a DUI for his erratic driving of a lawnmower.

The Prez apparently plans to provide some 5 million illegals with permission to stay in the U.S. plus permission to hold jobs, all by Executive Order, by the end of summer. Isn’t there a law against that?

Per the New York Times, the ‘typical’ American household has seen its net worth decline by one third. Whoop it up for the ‘recovery!’

3 naked burglars (security cameras provided the evidence) broke into a burger joint and stole 60 burgers. Correction: one of the three was wearing underwear.

And so it was in this slice of our ongoing lives. We apologize for the missing links to cited material we usually provide; the WordPress link posting mechanism went on strike halfway along the post … But as we all know, nothing made by man is perfect.

But some are better than others; know that Darth Vader outpolls all 2016 presidential candidates …


















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. “The IRS is requesting help to destroy some 3,299 hard drives …”

    I recommend attempting to shred them with your bare hands while speeding down the highway trying to elude the black helicopters. That’s pretty much how the little people have to do it, isn’t it?

  2. michael Curtis says:

    7 undercover Police accosted 4 college girls for possibly underage purchase of beer. The “officers” drew guns and when the girls didn’t roll down the window of their car fast enough preceded to break the windows (the windows couldn’t be put down because the car was off at the time) The girls very afraid got the car running planning on going to a police station, a black and white soon appeared and they stopped for the police. The girls were arrested and spent the night for resisting arrest, Oh by the way the girls purchased bottled water and ice cream… The city is now giving them over 200,000 of taxpayers money to make it go away. Welcome to liberal America.

    • Jack Curtis says:

      Near as I can tell, one cannot be a liberal unless one is also a totalitarian. Those are reberse sides of the same coinl. And the U.S. is now a nascent police state …

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