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This just in. . . .


News Headline: “Hillary Duff’s ex-husband ignored by Jonah Hill during LA outing.”
Further reports, as developments warrant.

QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update


Yellowstone  recorded more than 1,000 earthquakes in the first half of the year, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, with seismic activity doubling in the past month.
But the area remains otherwise quiet.
Too quiet.

Why, not since. . . .

Civil Rights Act


Mitch McConnell

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) this week regarding United States legislative history:
“Obamacare is the single worst piece of legislation to pass in the last 50 years.”
McConnell said it as we prepared to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Wait. a minute.
QT knows what you are thinking.
Heavens to Betsy, what a dreadful thing to think.

What could possibly go wrong?

Military Advisers

News Headline: “300 more U.S. troops headed to Iraq.”
Which will bring our new troop level there to about  the same level as our Vietnam troop level in 1960.
But a word of reassurance for those too young to remember:
We weren’t about to let it get out of hand.

QT Summer Travel Advisory

Georgia Guns

News Item: “Georgia residents can now carry guns into bars, nightclubs, school classrooms, and certain government buildings that lack security personnel or devices. . . .”
An update for tourists wondering which states these days are places it is not necessarily a good idea to set foot in.

The cavalcade continues. . . .

Gordon Klingenschmitt

News Headline: “El Paso GOP candidate Klingenschmitt compares Obama to demon.”
So to review:
Tea Party Republicans so far this year have given us:
+ A candidate who says the Second Amendment guarantees the right to own nuclear weapons.
+ A candidate who accuses his opponent of being a robot body-double for a man secretly executed by a world court in Ukraine.
+ A candidate arrested repeatedly for masturbating in other people’s cars.
+ A candidate who warns that demons are among us, lurking at the White House and the Federal Communications Commission, to name two.
News Headline: “Arizona man arrested after mistaking car for alien spaceship.”
No. Wait.
He isn’t a Tea Party candidate.
Sometimes these are hard to sort out.