Monthly Archives: January 2017

The New Politics Take Shape

We have seen President Obama, augmented by today’s media propagandists, transform the presidency from presiding to cheerleading. He has done that by governing via his amplified, transmitted electronic presence, a Pied Piper rather than a presiding officer. His government was  … Continue reading

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A New Presidents Old Magic Money

The now integrated world economy approaches its impending Wiley E. Coyote moment. Rich countries are insolvent, having borrowed more than can be repaid to conduct military adventures and to bribe voters. Most of the rest are also bankrupt from even … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Detritus of the week just ending: The culture (Sweden): A man live streamed a gang rape on Facebook.((Amateur filmmakers proliferating …) More culture: Gunfire ended a protest against a right wing speaker at the University of Washington. (We thought that … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Here are the items that floated to the top this week: Dead people redeemed over $2B in food stamp benefits, the Inspector General reported. (We knew dead people voted; do they eat food too?) California’s Governor Brown wants a 42% … Continue reading

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A Couple of InsignificantStories

A remarkably loud silence has underlined two recent reports. With the attention of our “news” minions seemingly inversely proportional to the real import of information these days, we herewith provide some thoughts generated by those reports for your amusement, boredom … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

This week’s survivors: Trump’s U.S. Navy fleet expansion boom at billions of dollars per ship … (Report)  (Federal obligations already exceed $800 ,000 per family.) The culture: A group beat and robbed an 80 year old man in the Bronx. … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE …(Politically Uncorrected)

The week that was: Washington Post “Fake Jews” of Russian hack fell apart … (Report)  A drunken airline pilot was arrested in Canada after fainting in the cockpit.  There were 99 passengers aboard … (Hmnn … How does an alcoholic … Continue reading

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