Marching to an indifferent drummer

News Headline: “Video: Customers step over body of man who was shot, later died.”
News Headline: “Extension of unemployment benefits dead in Senate for now.”
Videos are available on C-SPAN for those of us who want to watch ourselves stepping over the bodies of the unemployed.

News Headline:  “Boy, 12, opens fire at New Mexico school, wounds two students.”
Can it be only three days until National Gun Appreciation Day?

News Headline: “House Republicans demand cuts for Wall Street watchdogs in budget deal.”
News Headline: “Democrats concede to curb funds for Wall Street regulators in spending bill.”
Always remember:
It is the Republicans who are in bed with Wall Street.
The Democrats curl up at the foot of the bed.

News Headline: “Pint in pub with friends good for mental health, study says.”
Keep up the good work, researchers!

News Headline: “‘The White House’s word means nothing!’ ”
Reassuring that there have remained some constants over the decades.

News Headline: “5 things you didn’t know about Honey Boo Boo.”
And still don’t.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language:
T.K., a Jiangmen, China, reader, writes:
“Regarding T.D. of Spokane wanting to know when ‘changing’ became ‘transitioning,’ I think it happened when QT transitioned from a columnist to a novelist.”
Are you referring QT’s new e-book novel 60606, which has been called suspenseful and hilarious and can be purchased in pre-release AT THIS HANDY LOCATION, set your own price?


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