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Congress
News Headline: “India employs men in ape suits to drive away Parliament’s monkeys.”
A technique we might consider when Congress returns from recess.

This just in from the social media

Ebola Arrival
News Headline: “Atlanta hospital receives hate mail for treating aid workers struck by the Ebola virus.”
As the search continues for any activity anywhere that doesn’t attract enraged e-mails from somewhere.

In this dusty world. . . .

Kent Brantly
News Item: “U.S. Ebola doctor gives only available serum to fellow patient.”
Spare a thought or two for Dr. Kent Brantly when next you have doubts the human race might be worth saving.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

SpiderMichele Bachmann

N.F., a Chicago reader, regarding an item that noted Michele Bachmann was now theorizing that President Obama planned medical experimentation on child refugees, writes:
“You wrote that some spiders are more ‘poisonous’ than others. A toxin injected with a bite is ‘venom.’ Spiders are venomous, not poisonous.”
You are correct.
QT regrets the error.
Spiders are venomous.
Michele Bachmann is poisonous.

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From Poor QT’s Almanack

August Calendar
Today’s Birthdays: Claudius, 2,024;  Coolio, 51.