Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannOur Saturday selection, unexpurgated but annotated hopefully to your taste:

Good news (We’ll return to normal in a moment) on the medical front: Two approaches are providing lab-grown replacement body parts and entire organs for people. This opens a new era in medicine and in living.

Porcelain dolls that some mothers thought resembled their daughters seemed “creepy” when they appeared anonymously on 8 neighborhood doorsteps. A police investigation turned up the donor, a lady who knew the girls from church …  Sometimes, things are ok …

Fast Food workers (or the union trying to organize them)  having failed to materialize their national “strikes” for the last two years, are now planning to proceed to massive (paid demonstrators) public protests with civil disorder, per reports. Wonder what the target $15 hr. will do to burger prices? Got to be good for ‘immigrants’ though …

School bake sales recently banned by the Federal Department of Agriculture (fattening, you know) are now coming under local protection in a few states. Some places just don’t care about the children!

Coal producer bankruptcies are escalating under pressure from newly expensive government regulation and cheap natural gas. The happy greenfolk are not worrying about where Americans will find sufficient electrical power as they and the government want us to use less of it. Stock up on warm clothing …)

If GMO “Frankenfoods” grab you, how about GMO babies? New in-vitro techniques are causing a fuss in the U.K. (Let’s see: We want a blue-eyed, blond white African-American with a Chinese brain …)

Kidnapping   is quietly raising millions in ransoms from Europe and we guess, from North America, enriching the Moslem terrorists who are increasingly battening upon it, especially in Africa.

A grandmother was jailed for public sex at a retirement community.  Something seems wrong, here …

You remember that per the Constitution, all revenue bills must originate in the House, don’t you? Now, note that the nation’s debt has risen some $7 Trillion since President Obama took office and the Republicans took the House … But somehow, only the Prez gets mentioned. Pretty slick!

The Wall Street Journal finds that more companies are closing than new ones are opening as our ‘recovery’ proceeds.

Toilets  are apparently proving to be a problem in India. The government, anxious to modernize and to prevent disease, supplies them to rural villages where they are ignored in favor of the fields that have served for centuries. If recent reports are correct, the U.S. now shares the problem, imported with hordes of Central  Americans who seem to share the Indian tradition. In the U.S. though, it’s not the fields that suffer, it’s the facilities where the recent flood of ‘immigrants’ is living …

A HUGE technology jump is in sight; engineers have found a way to provide small Wi-Fi devices that work without batteries. This seems a key to the much-discussed ‘internet of things.’ It has been demonstrated; if it proves out, it will reshape the future, hyperbolic though that seems.

Death Valley  reports a summer low temperature record (Global Warming bulletin).

A Woman  went for a nice swim, in the seal pool at the zoo.

Another woman happily posed for a store photo, holding the stolen credit card she was using for her shopping.  The police later appreciated her  helpfulness.

New York City Subways found a Bedbugs  Infestation and fumigated but it was  Worse  than they thought. We’re guessing that the NYC trains still carry non-paying, six-legged riders.

A CNN Poll found trust in government at the lowest in history. (But we still reelect these people. Or so we’re assured as they return regularly to office.)

A Man   was found using a leafblower on his yard, naked. (The man, and we assume, the leafblower as well.

In a potentially troublesome finding, a teen poll discovered that You – Tube   stars are preferred over the Hollywood variety. Will the teens change as the age or does Hollywood have a future problem?

Italy   has ever-so-quietly with the media hardly noticing, fallen back into recession. “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

And finally, on her first day of school, a Teacher  was found in her classroom, drunk and without pants. From what we see of the public schools these days, we can sort of understand …

Which caps another week of ‘normal’ human life on planet Earth.

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

  1. Hmm, women seem to be especially prone to losing their minds this week. Swimming in the seal pool and having public sex at the retirement home? That tends to put naked leaf blowing guy in the proper perspective. I suppose I shouldn’t say anything, but is that even safe? I mean, when I go blow leaves, I tend to wear eye protection.

    What concerns me is that these are the normal people. Our leaders are even nuttier.

  2. michael Curtis says:

    While you are correct spending legally must begin in the house, please note you said since Obama was elected, but the first two years and the last two years of Bush the democrats controlled both houses, and therefore all the spending. Also note the deficit does not get changed by a new congress until the old budget needs to be changed or extended. Lastly note Obamacare, a BIG spending bill originated illegally in the senate…

    • Jack Curtis says:

      Thank you. I believe that revenue rather than spending bills have to originate in the House …Yiou may wish to check that. And while Bush was indeed a big spender of non-existent money, the linked article was about Obama’s tenure. And I have a suspicion that the four quarterly appropriation bills that authorize spending are really independent of the budget. I’m pretty sure that the pork in them isn’t controlled by the budget!

      What matters here though, seems to me the fact that both parties are hooked on spending what we don’t have, and the hell with the consequences …

  3. michael Curtis says:

    “A spending bill must be created, debated and passed to fund the programs and operations of each Cabinet-level agency. Per the Constitution, each spending bill must originate in the House. Since the House and Senate versions of each spending bill must be identical, this always become the most time-consuming step in the budget process.” The “new” republicans, including the RINOS’s are talking about a balanced budget, good luck of course, but Republicans are getting excited about the possibility of winning.

    • Jack Curtis says:

      Hmnn … The GOP howls about the budget and then goes ahead and spends the money it was howling about, when it gets to the appropriations bills. Hypocrites ?
      I wonder whether the situation is best described as Republicans likely to win or as Democrats likely to lose?

      If the current GOP bunch is in charge, I for one will expect only token differences in most policies. (Unless something drastic occurs) I’d bet dinner on that!

      • Michael says:

        No bet, 😛 Although I hear grumblings from the RINO’s about a balanced budget after November.. It would end up being the first one since the republicans controlled both houses when Clinton was president.

      • Jack Curtis says:

        I’ve not read Clinton’s ‘balanced’ budget but have heard it described as smoke and mirrors … A new balance will remove so much ‘entitlement’ spending that one can see why the politicians prefer to face a later financial collapse than to face depriving so many of so much, now.

  4. michael Curtis says:

    Note: Obamacare originated in the Senate, which is now travelling through the court to see if it is constitutional. Of course it isn’t, but the court changed the law to make it constitutional in the first place, of course that is unconstitutional.

    • Jack Curtis says:

      Well, yeah … I’m afraid that he Constitution is now bu an interesting historical document. It died in 1803 with Marbury vs. Madison …Looks so to me, anyway!

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