GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

alfred_e-_neumannAnother week’s worth:

The internet is increasingly charging patrons for “news” (Report) (Which now is often propaganda)

The U.S. two party system will become multi-party? (Article)  (Or maybe more clearly single party?)

The culture: A biological boy again won a state girls’ wrestling title (Report) (Boy wrestles girls wearing skimpy clothes, gets medal, is no fool. Administrators, politicians, maybe boys’ parents are fools)

The economy: Looming retirement apocalypse (Article) Ballooning stocks and the U.S. debt pin (Article)

We can’t continue to run the world” (Article) (I know, you know; why doesn’t our government know?)

Venezuela: Is the new Petro a desperation oil swindle? (Article)

 Science: A glitch in the expanding universe? (Report)

Schools are safer today than in the 1990s per a recent study (Report) (And educate less, we’d bet)

Economics: More now support universal basic income (Report) (We still wonder who will be supplying the money?)

The culture: A woman fired a pistol during a seat dispute at a “Black Panther” showing (Report) (And the GOP wants to arm all the teachers …)

Science: Reconstructing the genomes of long extinct species is moving closer (Report) (Jurassic Park looming?)

The Culture: Fake gun news is rampant? (Report) (Whom can we believe, anymore?)

Corruption: The Feds are soliciting huge lawsuits against drug manufacturers of opiods? (Report) (Government’s charter is to legislate, regulate and enforce laws, not try to entice courts)

More war on cash: Apple CEO slams cash (Article) (Hmnn … Cash doesn’t need Apples’ phomes or computers, right?)

The economy: New Federal Reserve Chair Powell admitted that the U.S. is not on a sustainable fiscal path (Article) (Duh! But talk is cheap)

Iraq: Update (Article)

The media: The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) will provide a new conservative talk show? (Report) (Let’s see how they define “conservative”)

The culture: Barbara Streisand cloned her dogs (Report) When for people?)

California will allow testing driverless cars without human presence as of April 2nd (Report) (The day after April Fools’ day, right?)

Corruption: Pennsylvania is sued for hiding voting records of non-citizens (Report)

Is California following Venezuela’s road? Some seem to think so (Article)

Teacher in custody after shots fired at high school (Report) (Arm all the teachers, right?)

Government: President Trump said: Take the guns first; go through due process second? (Report)  (Well, then hang him first, give him his fair trial second, right?)

The culture: A California state senator (D) known for his support of gun control is going to prison for gun trafficking? (Report) (!)

Education: Washington D.C.’s high school graduation rate drops from 73% to 42% after massive fraud revealed? (Article)

The economy: Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs channeling earlier Bush fandango that failed? (Article)

Universal Basic Income gets another push (Article) (The free lunch endures)

Trump threatens Europe with tariff on cars (Article) (Is he channeling Herbert Hoover now?)

The culture: The degeneration of the U.S. military (Article) (Training drops to the levels of the weakest girls)

Chicago: 4 dead, 20 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked man was arrested after stealing an ATV (Report)

And that will have to do …

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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2 Responses to GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

  1. Jim Teague says:

    Matt Beggs is a biological girl taking testosterone in order to transition to male gender. Her strength increase advantage is so large she has been undefeated for two years all the way to the championships. The female opponent actually threw Beggs, but the strength advantage reversed the initial takedown. Beggs says she would rather wrestle boys but is not allowed to do so. She will be allowed in her coming college, By then she will be classified as male. She will then learn about domination.

    • Jack Curtis says:

      Thank you; I clearly confused her with an earlier case I looked into. I’ll try to remember her next time I’m about to assume current knowledge …

      Seems to me, any society trying to operate in contravention of its genetic makeup has gone mad.

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