A case of bipartisanship

Capitol Hill

Paul Shubin, a Montreal reader, regarding QT’s noting that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi somewhat failed in her promise to “drain the swamp” in Congress during her time as House speaker, writes:
“It’s sometimes difficult to remember your priority is to drain a swamp when you are up to your ass in alligators.”
A good point.
Both parties in Congress deserve credit here.
It takes ingenuity and dedication to make a swamp on a hill.

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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Headline: “Sox can’t work second straight miracle.”
R.B., an Omaha, Neb., reader, writes:
” I understand that the word ‘miracle’ is almost irresistible to headline writers, but perhaps it should be limited to stories about religious belief rather than stories about reality.”
You are right.
The word should be limited to such stories as the discovery of an image of Jesus on a pancake in Norco, Calif.
Not only was the discovery made on Good Friday
The pancake was shaped like Mickey Mouse.
You can’t explain that.

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The Second Amendment? Well, there are limits

Governor's MansionNews Headline: “Georgia governor signs bill allowing guns in bars, libraries and churches.”
A call was placed.
“Georgia governor’s mansion.”
Will visitors on public tours of the governor’s mansion be allowed to carry guns?
“I’ll have to check.”
A while was waited.
More calls were placed.
Still waiting.
This much is known:
The Georgia State Capitol, where the lawmakers work, will not allow the public inside with guns.
Must be an oversight.

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