Monthly Archives: July 2016

GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our weekly accumulation: Turkey jailed 62 students 14-17 yrs for treason after failed coup. Families excluded from prison. Amnesty International claims thousands of coup prisoners are severely mistreated. Turkey canceled 50,000 passports. Democratic Turkey’s demise: Kemal Ataturk’s dream collapses back … Continue reading

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Electing Historical Presidents …

George Washington was inescapably historical as our first president. Abraham Lincoln won the Civil War. Now, the qualifications seem to have shifted a bit. Political History 2012: The first black president of the United States, an unfrocked lawyer whose birth … Continue reading

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Politicians, Mr. Trump, Voters … and Reality

The percentage of Americans working is nearly back down to the time when housewives stayed home, in the 1970’s. But it is not housewives now, it is young people who are not leaving home because they cannot afford to leave. … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE …(Policically Uncorrected)

A new week’s worth: Turkey’s coup attempt: A fabricated excuse for an Erdogan purge and clampdown? (Report) (Erdogan’s witch hunt begins. (Report) Erdogan has fired all college deans and suspended 21,000 private school teachers. 60,000 political opponents purged so far … Continue reading

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Helicopter Money, Negative Interest and Our Wiley E. Coyote Moment

Helicopter money is the coming economic salvation. Quantitative Easing didn’t set the economy afire and we are left with negative interest rates and helicopter money. Of course, the helicopter has been tested and failed, never mind. Our rulers will do anything before … Continue reading

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In Order of Precedence: Democrats, Republicans … and Voters

The first inarguable clue: The same big donors contribute to both parties. Thus, it is evident that they are buying political favors, not differences in ideology. The party in office receives more of course, no matter which one. The Democrats, … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Your weeks’ worth of snippets that seemed significant, or something. Hugh Hefner declared victory in sexual war (Well, if switching love/procreation to sex/recreation is a ‘victory.’) Black activists hope killings prompt more action from whites. (Hmnn … “Be careful what … Continue reading

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