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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

The weeks’ production: The culture: Olympic figure skating announcers Lipinski and Weir look like they are announcing the Hunger Games? (Report) (The end of many things is in sight; perhaps our costly modern Olympics is one) Immigration: Brazil and Columbia … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE …(Politically Uncorrected)

A busy week, with a kick in the ending … U.S. deficits  grow unrestrained. (Actions speak louder than words …) The Culture: A Trump voter was shot for his opinion, in a Cleveland bar. U.S. Olympians are booed at the … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Your bits of our all too human conedy: The Culture: A 63 year old Georgia man answered his door one night carrying a gun and was shot dead by police who had arrived at the wrong house. More culture: “The … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Some Current Events …

Syria – Russia entered to help Hezbollah (Iran) shove dictator Bashar Assad back into power in order to assure that Syria remains an Iranian client. The U.S. has been helping the Syrian Kurds and some non-jihadi rebel groups trying to … Continue reading

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Big Bucks Sports, Honesty, Reality … And Getting The Bulge On The Competition!

Rome famously relied upon “bread and circuses” to keep the plebes from thinking too much; America relies upon food stamps and football. Also basketball and baseball and now ‘immigrants’ are adding soccer. Distraction is not exactly a new grift. Top … Continue reading

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See, This Figure Skating Judge Walked Into A Bookie’s Office …

American government is crooked as a dog’s hind leg from what we can see and you have Chicago, New York and the State of New Mexico available (with others) to study how it works. And yet, U.S. government is pretty … Continue reading

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Olympic Figure Skating: Let’s Boo The Judges!

Figure skating judges seem mostly invisible for three years between Olympics, coming under (rather disapproving) attention only quadrennialy. They are consigned immediately with the closing ceremonies, back to obscurity. Figure skating  is normally invisible these days and booing the judges … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal

For Protecting the Poor Sport of Figure Skating From Financial Collapse and Further Annoyance of Its Remaining Audience It is a melancholy object for those who attend to the affairs of patinage artistique or as it is named in English, … Continue reading

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What Color Medals Will America’s Davis And White Win At Sochi?

Ice dancers aren’t supposed to perform jumps; I suppose that is intended to distinguish them from pairs who do perform jumps, often badly. But that is now true of single skaters as well, of course. Competition has been upping the … Continue reading

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A Most Remarkable Coincidence? (Can A Minor Sport Channel A Major Government?)

Before TV popularized it, Figure Skating was, along with tennis, the playground of the upper economic strata in America, the forks who belonged to country clubs… a few of which owned ice rinks. Daughters who skated also played tennis and … Continue reading

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