GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannOur weekly accumulation of known nonsense, fanciful facts and sucking reality …

President Obama banned all Iraqi immigrants for 6 months back in 2011; the Left was silent. Moslem countries often ban all travel into or through them by anyone from or connected with Israel. (Somehow, with no resulting fuss) (NOTE: Existing law authorizes the President to ban selected immigrants.)

The Law: Customs agents are ignoring a court order to halt enforcement of the Presidents’ executive order banning travel from “high risk” countries without stricter checks.

More law: Another judge shut down the President’s travel ban executive order; this time, the enforcers are obeying the judge. (Report) (Lefties now against letting government operate unless it does their will?)

Trump inauguration hotel bookings exceeded Obama’s. (Report) (Does Trump represent political party realignments or party breakups?)

A Times (London) journalist advocated Trump’s assassination? (Report)

Facial recognition cameras are to appear at New York City bridges, tunnels etc.  (Report) (Big Brother now sees …)

Ex Prez Obama  is supporting protests against Prez Trump’s freeze of travel from terrorist-wracked countries. (The new anti-president; an addition to American politics)

The FBI now snoops journalists, obtains their phone records without court orders? (Report)

The war on cash: A warning –  (Article)

The law:  An Amherst student expelled for sexual misconduct was blocked from defending himself; an appellate judge said his defense would hurt his accuser’s feelings …

A scientific dating method in common use has a flaw, new study shows. (Report) (This isn’t unusual)

Ukraine: The Russian covert (sort of) invasion is heating up around Donetsk.  (Wonder what was in that Trump/Putin phone call …)

The culture: A Berkely Starbucks was trashed and looted by Democrats and leftish students “protesting” a conservative speaker at the University of California. (Though warned, the police did not do their job.)

Student loans are a political racket?  (Article)

Survival in a post-truth world  (Article) (Now that western civilization no longer runs on facts …)

Green Vegetables have gone short in Europe, the UK particularly? (Southern Europe has been too cold to raise them)

The climate: An “apocalyptic” snowstorm hit the Middle East. (Report)

Chicago: Only 4 dead, 23 wounded in weekend shootings. (Report)

A naked woman was arrested after running toward oncoming traffic and assaulting an officer.

And that ought to be enough for one week …

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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