Monthly Archives: June 2015

Will Figure Skating Arise From its Fall?

Figure skating, like tennis, was the pastime of daughters of well-to-do country club folk who could afford it, until television ratings lifted both to popular notice. But while schools and parks installed tennis courts, expensive ice rinks were ignored. Tennis … Continue reading

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Greece’s Wiley E. Coyote Moment?

To begin: We are more opinionated than knowledgeable;. apply salt. For youngsters, Wiley E. Coyote chased the little Roadrunner (a Southwestern American ground-loving bird) off cliffs; the bird would take wing but the wingless coyote would not notice his predicament … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE pASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

 Saturday selections of the week’s news nuggets: The U.N. is pursuing the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for war crimes; specifically, injuries to civilians when the Israeli Army went into Gaza to stop the missile attacks. (Shooting missiles … Continue reading

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Does the Supreme Court Follow Law … or Politics? (Obamacare, Gay Marriage and the US Constitution)

America’s Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Roberts, has again saved Obamacare and, excoriated by Chief Justice Roberts, declared gay marriage a Constitutional right. Justice Scalia said in dissent that these decisions show that “words have lost their meaning” and … Continue reading

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Greece, the E.U. America and Ben Franklin Face Reality

A thought occurred to us while we awaited the E.U.’s discovery of a plausible means to rake some faux money over the Greek financial cesspool. The thought relates to the larger subject of reliance upon government, presently the reliance of … Continue reading

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Confederate Flags Follow Crosses Out Of Public Places …

ISIS, we are told, just destroyed an ancient shrine in Palmyra. The Governor of South Carolina called for removal of historic Confederate flags from the states’s Capitol. Alabama’s Governor fell into line. Big Retailers  blared that they would no longer sell … Continue reading

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Fox News,, Government and “Low Information” But Contented Citizens

The secret ObamaTrade bill took a significant step through both houses of Congress via GOP anschluss with support from most current Republican presidential hopefuls. Not all, but most. The Dems gave us ObamacCare;the Republicans are providing ObamaTrade; both were too … Continue reading

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An Actress Identifies A Less Than Entertaining Reality Of People

An actress has noted something we mostly seem to accept as normal: Angelina Jolie: “We’re living in an era of mass displacement.” She is apparently concerned over this. Admittedly, our initial reaction was of the sort that gives rise to … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher’s Ghost Stalks Halls The Halls Of The Euro …

Tomorrow, Monday: We are to know whether the E.U. financiers (Germany) will hand Greece the additional money needed to repay them their loans on time, thus papering over the debt cesspool once more, or on the other hand, the Greek … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Your Saturday serving of news nuggets: Science marched this week: Heart muscle self-repair was triggered using stem cells and Colorectal cancer cells were transformed back into normal cells by adjusting a single gene. However, Pope Francis issued “Laudato Si,” an … Continue reading

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