The dangers that lurk

Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association describing the world around us:
“There are terrorists and home invaders and drug cartels and car-jackers and knock-out gamers and rapers, haters, campus killers, airport killers, shopping mall killers, road-rage
killers. . . .”
. . . for those keeping track of key pockets of NRA support.

News Headline: “Arizona lawmaker: ‘I’m gay, Latino and a state senator.’ ”
Hats off to him.
It can take courage for a man to announce he’s an Arizona state senator.

News Headline: “It’s time to increase the size of the House.”
You mean we’d have more of them?

News Item: “For the second day in a row, a space rock is going to zip close by Earth within the orbit of the moon. . . .”
That would be Asteroid 2014 EC, which was discovered Wednesday and came close  Thursday.
It followed Asteroid 2014 DX110, which was discovered Monday and came close  Wednesday.
Which isn’t to mention Asteroid 2014 EF, which was discovered hours before it came close  Thursday, just behind 2014 EC.
But rest easy.
Nothing is coming near us this weekend.
That we know of.

Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, regarding QT’s complaint about the headline “”Ukraine’s currency plunge nothing more than ‘Crimea River,’ ” writes:
“Shouldn’t it be ‘Crimea Hryvnia?’ ”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

News Headline: “Boston Public Schools recall free condoms after complaints about suggestive wrappers.”
A good catch.
Now Boston’s teenagers won’t be tempted to think about sex.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language:
News Headline: “Five facts about Daylight Savings Time.”
S.O., a Washington D.C. reader, wants you to know that one of the five facts is that it’s not Daylight Savings Time, but Daylight Saving Time.


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