GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Alfred_E__NeumannYour weekly sampler:

Iraq: Is the “U.S. created system” collapsing?  (More like: Will Iran or the Saudis have an ally?)

The Obama EPA global warming solution will cost the poorest Americans heavily (Report).

Pope Francis abandoned Christian Syrian refugees in favor of Moslems (Report). (Oops!)

The Chicago Pension Scandal seems a coming financial collapse; too many pensions too rich to be paid.  (And it’s not just Chicago .)

Article: “It’s now almost impossible to save for retirement.” (We’ve noticed)

Denmark: An ethics council called for a tax on red meat as a response to the contribution of cow flatulence to climate change … (Will California or Oregon be next?)

Puerto Rico can’t repay its debt, now 150% of its Gross Domestic Product.  Can U.S. taxpayers repay it? (Warning: Congress is in session.)

Dangerous driving patterns reflect their surrounding culture, per research. (Post Christian misbehavior?)

A new engine design from Israel could double auto gas mileage and reduce emissions, per report. (If the Saudis and Big Oil can’t bury it.)

Religion: An archbishop has banned a cardinal from a university over a new book described as “Against the Pope.” (It’s not only U.S. politics that’s divided now)

Chicago: 3 Teens among 15 shot on south side. (Gun Control City in business as usual.)

Atlantic City is facing debt default … (Chicago must have better lawyers?)

Hillary Clinton claimed in an interview that she has experience with men who go “off the reservation” in speech and behavior. (Who knew; a politician with a sense of humor?)

Only one of six new Air Force F – 35 s could take off for testing recently. (No other country has such an advanced and costly plane … and to date, neither does the U.S.) (A product of over 2,500 Air Force people and hundreds of billions of dollars that still doesn’t work.) (Reminds us of old engineers’ joke: “A camel is a horse designed by a committee …”)

Women are now to be expended in combat under Obama Administration orders to U.S. military.  Army infantry and Marines are ordered to do that after lengthy resistance.  (That should reduce the single mother problem, right?)

Anti-Trump rioting  seems the latest organizing goal; (wonder who’s funding it?) Following that scene, the riot format expanded in a later Trump appearance. (Is it the Soros gang again?)

The minimum wage expansion currently demanded will expunge thousands of jobs, per a prior McDonald’s CEO. (Duh!)

Americans haven’t received araise in 16 years.  (Econ column)

A drunk, naked woman hit 100 mph attempting escape from police, shouting: “Jehovah! And then setting off on foot. (Well, so costumed, she couldn’t very well have shouted “Allahu akbar, could she?)

And now, another week has escaped us.

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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