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These things happen

AsteroidNews Headline: “Killer bus-sized asteroid flies dangerously close past Earth.”
That was last month.
This month’s killer bus-sized asteroid flying dangerously close past Earth is
Asteroid 2014 MH6, which was discovered this morning, three days after
it passed between Earth and the moon.

Backward, and proud

Mississippi Flag

News Item: “. . . South Carolina is one of only two U.S. states (the other is Mississippi) still to fly the Confederate flag in an official capacity. . . .”
Good. We should always encourage truth in labeling.
It is the way we  know which cereals to avoid because of sugar, which baked goods to avoid because of gluten and which states to avoid because of nuts.

Sympathy and trust abounding. . . .


News Headline: “House panel approves massive Pentagon spending bill.”
News Headline: “Terrorists team up in Syria to build next generation of bombs.”
No one said the dawning of the Age of Aquarius didn’t need a little tweaking.

Testing, one, two, three. . . .

Donald TrumpNews Headline: “Quantum mechanism triggers emission of tunable light at terahertz levels.”
News Headline: “Donald Trump defiant on Obama birth certificate, won’t rule out 2016 bid.”
As we continue to explore the wide range of human intelligence.

It had to happen

Hillary Clinton

News Headline: “Hillary Clinton moves toward her inevitable candidacy.”
News Headline: “Hillary Clinton and the trouble with inevitability.”
News Headline: “5 reasons Hillary Clinton won’t run in 2016.”
Those whom the media would destroy, they first make inevitable.

Dittoheads know better

Polar Bear

News Headline: “National Geographic has to radically redraw parts of its atlas because of Arctic ice loss.”
Are we really supposed to believe National Geographic about the “science” of climate change?
Sounds more like a way to sell us atlases.
And aren’t these the same people who promote the round-Earth theory so they can sell us globes?

On to the Sweet Sixteen?


News Item: “. . . Team USA will progress if they lose by one and Ghana win by one, but the United States keep their goals-scored tally higher than Ghana (i.e., Team USA lose 1-2; Ghana win 1-0). Team USA progress if Ghana win 1-0, the United States lose 1-0. Both end on goal difference of zero, so goals scored would apply—but again the teams are tied. Team USA progress on account of a better head-to-head result. Team USA go out on goal difference if Ghana win by more than one and the United States lose by one (or more) or if Ghana win by one and Team USA lose by more than one. . . .”
Sorry, soccer.
Nice try.
But you’ll never be as complicated as baseball.

Never more than a few feet away. . . .

Fish Spider

News Headline: “Fish-eating spiders found on six continents.”
QT News You Can Use:
It is Antarctica you will want to move to.
Well. Except for the giant sea spiders there.

And then there was the surge. . . .

Raccoon Strategy

News Headline:  “Raccoon with jar stuck on its head gets stuck at top of pole.”
For those trying to recall the original strategy behind the Iraq invasion and war.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Wanton Soup

News Item: “. . . . wanton soup as a starter. . . .”
Some meals you sit down to at your own risk.
K.D., a Chicago reader, while we’re at it, reminds us that there is no such person as a restauranteur.
But there are many restaurateurs.


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