South of the border

Get a Brain Morans

News Headline: “Republican candidate supports 2nd Amendment right to own nuclear weapons.”
News Headline: “Tenn. state senator compares Obamacare signups to Nazi death trains.”
Paul Shubin, a Montreal reader, writes:
“We get a lot of news about U.S. politics up here, and I’m pretty conversant with the political goings on down there. I have a question: Are these people real? Do they believe that stuff? Can Americans really vote for them to run the country? Well, OK. Three questions.”
And three answers:
Yes, about as often as not, yes.
And a question in return:
Are you sure you have tight enough border security?


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Awaiting word

News Headline: “Earthquakes in Oklahoma may be caused by fracking.”
News Headline: “Geologists: Fracking likely cause of Ohio earthquakes.”
News Headline: “Fracking leads to steep rise in earthquakes, scientists warn.”
A word of caution:
These research findings can’t be considered validated until Fox News calls them a hoax.

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