GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannAs we’ve somehow survived another week, here are our collected reports:

‘Immigrants’ now  account for 43% of New York City workers? (Is the US repeating Esau’s bargain?)

In Venezuela, a large order of McDonald’s fries costs $126. (But it’s a Socialist Paradise, so no tip!)

Cataracts may be cleared with eye drops if new research results hold up. (Is that clear?)

In California, male prisoners who call themselves women will be sent to women’s prisons. (Whom the gods would destroy … )

The Federal EPA boss wants the UN to outlawing air conditioning coolant, for the environment.  (Gonna be a hot time in the old town then!).

A student was punished with detention for hugging a classmate. A student waving a stapler led to school lockdown and police response.  Florida parents demanded that their school district provide recess for students. Plus math, science and reading test results continue their drop … (and does anyone care?)

Hamtramck, MI has elected a majority Muslim city council.  (A first in the US; this should be interesting …If we ever hear the results.)

Vultures are taking over a Delaware neighborhood. (We hear those birds are deadly … )

The US economy continues to recede in the real world as the ‘recovery’ continues in the media. Current US corporate earnings are the worst since 2009.

A Suspect stabbed 4 people at a school. (Prez will speak, push knife control, right?)

Tax limits imposed by voters are moving ahead in the state of Washington. (A great idea; we await hearing which government goodies they will yield up  … )

Now Global Cooling – a decade of low temperatures as the sun rests. (We’ll get a refund of our enormous global warming government spending?)

A Black gang beat a white man unconscious over a confederate flag decal on his truck.

The Federal Department of Education   ordered an Illinois school to allow a transgender students to use its choice of restrooms and showers. Toys aren’t for boys or girls anymore …

Two disgraced Michigan legislators are seeking reelection.  An East Chicago Councilman in jail facing a murder charge was just reelected. (Confirming what we’ve suspected all along … )

Fannie Mae: Going Back To The Future? (Meet the ‘Instant Underwater’ mortgage!) (You’re guaranteeing it … again.) (Reminder: These loans to unqualified borrowers triggered the 2008 crash.)

President Obama urged a standardized testing limit of 2% of class time for public schools. (Is federal school regulation coming with Common Core?)

UBS: Another big bank feeling weak. (Under the mattress!)

High beef prices are stoking meat thefts.

A copy of the US Constitution was literally shredded by college administrators after a complaint that it was offensive.

Stopping cow burps to save earth(You think we’re kidding, right?)

Congress plans a huge summer break for next year. (A time to feel safer … )

When a black murders a white, is it ok to have an all-white jury for his trial?   (Vice versa?)

Iran has been for the first time, invited to the Syria international talks. (Did they invite Iraq to discuss Kuwait?)

New York Times: “A Mass Migration Crisis”(A nice piece on a major issue, but blind to the financial costs.)

German schools  abolished a Christian festival to avoid offending Muslim migrants.

US social expenditures exceed all other OECD countries but France. (You thought the US lagged Europe, didn’t you?) Why the welfare state cannot continue.

Experts warned against sex with robots. “Dehumanizing.” (Robot rights groups coming?)

And with that, the week went wandering weakly  away …

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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