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QT Summer Travel Advisory

D-DayJim Gilchrist, a founder of the Minuteman Project, on plans to stop illegal immigration at the Mexican border:
“If you are familiar with the Normandy invasion of France in 1944, then you have an idea how large and logistically complicated this event will be.”
So we should be prepared to see at least five divisions of soldiers and artillery behind thousands of fortifications and mines against 150,000 immigrants and refugee children in 4,000 landing craft supported  by 1,200 warships.
Not to mention thousands of airborne immigrants parachuting behind our lines.
Summer tourists may want to avoid Texas for a while.

QT Rules of Etiquette for Guys and Dolls

Kissing Hand

J.L., a Chicago reader, writes:
“I remember when you informed us that a man should never kiss a woman’s hand, but only the air above her hand. Didn’t know that. Now I learn that a man should never do even that to an unmarried woman’s hand. Anything else I should know?”
Always try to avoid sneezing.
As long as we’re at it, a reminder that the proper closing of a letter to the pope is:
“Prostrate at the feet of Your Holiness and imploring the favor of its apostolic benediction, I have the honor to be, Very Holy Father, with the deepest veneration of Your Holiness, the most humble and most obedient servant and son/daughter.”
Which is why the pope gets so few postcards.

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Fracked again

Oseberg Field Centre
News Item: “Opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil exploration for the first time in decades, the Obama administration has approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine through waters shared by endangered whales and turtles. . . .”
It’s good to have a president who won’t roll over for the oil companies.
Think of it as more of a sit-stay.

QT Worldwide Man-Bites-Dog Pinpoint Locator

Buddy 5

There have been no reports  of a man biting a dog, but researchers now report that elephants have a better sense of smell than dogs, which suggests that the War on Drugs might be enlivened considerably with teams of drug-sniffing elephants.
This is the 20th dog day of summer.
There are 20 dog days to go.

Modern education + the criminal mind =

A woman in West Frankfort. Ill, stole a dress from a local store and liked it so much she modeled it on Facebook, police said.

Staying the course

Birther Billboard

News Item: “. . . Nearly a quarter of all those polled revealed that they agree with the assertion that Obama is not an American citizen. . . .”
Always try to look on the bright side.
Three out of four people you see on the street aren’t nitwits.

You may now exhale

Marijuana

News Headline: “Friend says Hillary was ‘an enthusiastic pot user’ in her youth.”
Or put it another way:
Have you ever known a pot user who wasn’t enthusiastic?

Advanced studies

Minimum Wage

News Headline: “Minimum wage must not be allowed to obstruct job creation.”
News Headline: “Job growth picks up in states that raised minimum wage.”
A note to those who like to say it’s Economics 101 that higher wages kill jobs:
Have you thought of signing up for Economics 102?

No schadenfreude here

Water Belt

 

News Headline: “California drought will only get worse, experts say.”
Good luck to all those having trouble.
And let’s forget those years when the Western states enjoyed referring to the Midwest and Northeast as the “Rust Belt.”
Or as we call these regions now:
The Water Belt.

Taking America back from. . . from. . . .

Senate Mississippi

News Item: “Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) said the Republican Party should be ‘purged’ of people who paint their fellow members as racists. . . . ”
Exactly right.
The Republican Party won’t survive with a lot of members who can’t keep a secret.