GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannFor you; annoying perhaps, but not fattening!

The Senate is investigating whether a nonprofit used its taxpayer funding in its efforts to help defeat Netanyahu in Israel’s upcoming election. They’d never do that, would they?

South Korea decriminalized adultery, whereupon condom sales hit the roof.

Klamath county (CA) deputies are searching for a 1200 sq. ft. house reported Missing. Well, we’ve heard that homes there are worth a lot …

Spending will reach the national debt limit shortly; Treasury Secretary Lew is demanding the limit be significantly boosted. (Why have a limit, when neither party honors it?)

New York City welfare rolls are up by 13k in 2014 as  the recovery proceeds.

Social Security: Records show that 6.5 M active account holders are 122 years of age, or older. Hmnn … those scientists trying to prolong life via genetics, are looking in the wrong place!

Money seized from a Brazilian magnate vanished from the court safe. (That seems penney-ante; Congress vanishes billions from the U.S. Treasury without breaking a sweat …

Turf wars in Montgomery County as new legislation proposed by environmentalists will ban pesticides needed to keep local lawns green. Lawns elsewhere are threatened by drought … for these folk, grass is clearly greener elsewhere.

Mouse memories are being electronically manipulated during sleep. No, not sci-fi! How long before the NSA gets involved?

In recent War Games: A French sub ‘sank’ most of a US carrier group. In the bull ring, you bet on the little man or the big bull; at sea now, it’s between the sub with missiles and the enormous carrier with aircraft. Wanna bet?

Used Electric Cars   are proving hard to sell; demand is low and so are resulting prices. Perhaps advertisers need to plug them more?

The Congressional Budget Office predicts that Obamacare prices will spike. (That’s the first government prediction about it that we believe!)

Researchers report that Teens using pot have poor memory in adulthood. That’s tough: As teens, they won’t believe it and as adults, they won’t remember it!

The New York Times cropped George and Laura Bush from a Selma photo of V.I.P.s commemorating black civil liberties. Maybe the Times has forgotten which party Lincoln represented when he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves?

The U.S. Army is reportedly investigating Elephants as potential bomb sniffers. While they are said to be very good at this, we are having difficulty visualizing how it might work …

Frustrated by a nationwide shortage of execution drugs (lethal injection), the Utah  Legislature passed reinstatement of its old execution by firing squad law. We’ve not heard whether the Governor got a bang out of it or not.

Al Sharpton’s key financial records were destroyed in a suspicious fires … again.

Perhaps you heard that Illegals can collect Social Security for work done illegally? Only if they can prove that they paid Social Security taxes for the work. (Or so we’re told.) And Illegals are demanding a safer way to sneak into the U.S. (An escort service, perhaps?)

It is reported that an IT expert tracked Hillary’s private e-mail server’s IP address to a government building in Manhattan. Hmnn …

Apparently, there is a Drug  that restores brain function and memory in early Alzheimer’s, at least in the lab. We will hope!.

Also on the medical frontier, researchers are sniffing peoples’ Intestinal gas (yes, that’s what we meant) for important diagnostic information. (Next time some escapes, ask: “How am I?”)

Another week gone, during which apparently President Putin has either vanished or he has not. Well, we understand that since the oil price decline, Russia is having trouble paying its bills …

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 Senate is investigating whether a nonprofit used its taxpayer funding in its efforts to help defeat Netanyahu in Israel’s upcoming election.”

    Wow. And yet the liberal media accuse the Republican Senators of being the ones helping Iranian hardliners!

  2. Ha ha!!1 I wish the news was always as exciting as you make it!

    • Jack Curtis says:

      Very kind; said news is reality’s offering of our foibles and fancies; only the selection is ours. (And you should see the stuff we lack courage to include.)

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