GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Curiously, the numbers of newsworthy events reported appear to have declined by half during the last couple of weeks. We have no idea why this should be …

Alfred_E__NeumannTurkey will not withdraw its (few hundred) troops from Iraq any time soon.  (Iraq will stamp its foot and glower.)

House Speaker Paul Ryan is a target of conservatives aiming to oust him from Congress at his state’s primary election, a reaction to perceptions that he is continuing the program of his predecessor, John Boehner.

An American B-52 flew past the Spratly Islands, continuing to challenge China’s land grab in the South China Sea. A Turkish fishing boat maintained a collision course with a Russian warship until the Russian fired warning shots in the Aegean.  The Chinese navy  is continuing to claim international waters in the South China Sea. (A bunch of bullies shoving each other.)

Congress included government access to private internet communications in the spending bill k just passed. (Personal privacy is now an obsolete concept.)

Denmark is preparing to seize cash and jewelry from migrants. ((That’s cheaper than a fence.)

A city in Siberia is aiming to make a cat its mayor. (Maybe they’re on to something?  A purrfect politician!)

NASA’s NOAA weatherfolk use compromised thermometers to measure temperatures. (Pre-heating for desired results.)

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates .25%. (A “Let’s pretend” reality)

Thee new budget bill shows Republican spenders as irresponsible as Democrats. Congress has approved some 1.1 trillion spending, while expecting over 600 billion deficit resulting. (New GOP Speaker Paul Ryan, getting along with Nancy Pelosi.)

McDonald’s customers ignored a man as he choked to death on his food.  (Time to outlaw Big Macs?)

A man knelt on the freeway, stopping traffic while he proposed marriage. (Off his meds?)

U.S. Visa officials’ have been barred from applicant’s social media when reviewing them for admission to the country. (Guess they don’t want to pry … )

Missouri : Two Middle Eastern men buried explosives and made bulk purchases of cell phones at WalMart. (But nobody got a bang out it.)

Is There Anyone We Can Believe ? (The President, Hillary, Marco Rubio et al tell us whatever they think we want to hear and the Pope is pushing global warming … )

Chicago saw 14 people shot from Friday afternoon through Saturday.

An Oregon man was sent to prison for beheading his mother’s cat.

A prostitution sting netted a 68 year old man wearing a French maid’s uniform and a chastity belt.

We have not troubled ourselves to list the latest countries whose politicians have bankrupted them or the politicians recently found corrupt.  As they used to say when news was taken seriously, “Dog bites Man” isn’t news …

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About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much)
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