GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE …(Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannAnother week’s worth:

CNN guilty of fake news per court in Georgia? (Re[port)                (Yeah, who isn’t, these days?)

Pope Francis said Muslim terrorism does not exist. (Report) Germay Chancellor Merkel said it too. (Does anyone know whether they shouted “Allahu akbar” afterwards?)

Activists have a training manual for organizing protests? (Report) (Well, it’s a business …)

Drones are creeping out neighborhoods (Report) (Murphy remains in power)

The culture: Legalizing polygamy is next? (Report) (When will they legalize prostitution?)

Alan Greenspan’s convenient changes of heart (Article) (The former Federal Reserve Chairman’s amazing politico-economic adaptability)

Canada: Worries over refugee arrivals? (Report)  (Is it the Muslims or the Hollywood escapees?)

Obama imposed Federal authority over state election procedures; the states are asking Trump to reverse the action. (Report) ((t ain’t who votes; it’s who counts the votes …)

The culture: Teens together time surges with online apps, reinforcing group at expense of family?

Boston: Imposed a $200 fine on a 76 year old woman after she failed to remove enough snow from the walk in front of her home. (Report)

An Amish farmer faces life in prison for making natural health products in his kitchen? (Report) (Only in the “land of the free …”)

Has ex-President Obama set up an anti-administration operation in Washington? (Report) (If so, a new mechanism for U.S. politics, seems to us.)

Today’s political/Economic reality in one short article. (And yes, it sucks …)

A warning for Trump (From a concerned, Nobel laureate liberal economist) (Article)

The climate: Fracking has reduced greenhouse gases more than costly anti-carbon actions. (Editorial)

More climate: Data fudging warms the world (and justifies spending) (Article)

California; Floods? (and droughts) are nothing new. (Report)

Archeologists have found an entire Egyptian army drowned in the Red Sea, apparently dating around the time of the Jewish Exodus. (Report) (Good grief, could the Bible story be true?)

Chicago: A woman napping on a CTA train carried a bag covered in bedbugs. (Report) (We’re told it occurs on airplanes, too …)

An MSNBC host said during a broadcast that it was the media’s job to control what people think. (Report)  (Must be “fake news”?)

Philadelphia: A new soft drink/sugar tax produced massive sales declines and layoff plans? (Report)

U.S. Spending: Trump says the words; will he produce the program? (Report) (Hint: Hard to do during a military buildup, infrastructure spending and border wall construction, eight?)

An analysis: The elements of the anti-Trump left (Clearing the underbrush) (Article)

A mystery sea monster washed up after an earthquake in the Philippines? (Report) (A nine foot, 500 lb hairy white worm?)

U.S. labor participation for non college white men has declined from 87%to 69% since 1969. (Report)

Online public schools (The obvious future, once past teachers’ unions) (Report)

Stock market values: Who you gonna believe, the stock market or your lying eyes? (Some charts) (Hint: Where’s all that Fed funny money disappeared to?)

President Trump added an anti-regulation task force to every major Federal agency. (Report) (Sounds good; wait for results to be excited)

Federal corruption at the ATF? (Report)

A Texas boy is about to win the state’s girls’ wrestling title? (Report) (He says he’s a she and we have to believe that) (Who’d a thunk Title IX would end funding male athletes? J)

Chicago: 5 dead, 28 wounded in weekend shootings.

A naked woman rampaged through a Connecticut chapel. (Report)

And thus it was …

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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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One Response to GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE …(Politically Uncorrected)

  1. James Teaggue says:

    “A Texas boy?” I believe the article says the wrestler is a girl on the birth certificate and that is why she is wrestling girls. The issue is the testosterone treatment which seems to have made her quite muscular. She has won some matches by forfeit, girls refusing to wrestle her.

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