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Escape from socialism

Canadian Couple
News Headline: “Premature birth during vacation in the U.S. costs Canadian family nearly $1 million.”
Adventurous tourists are to be admired.
But they should take precautions when visiting backward nations.

The long and the shorts of it

Courtroom
+ Ronald Bruce Meyer, a Baltimore reader, regarding news that an Alaskan underwear thief has been arrested and awaits a court hearing once briefs have been submitted, writes:
“So the police finally got their hanes on him. . . .”
+ Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, writes:
“I wonder if they got him on the fly.”
+ Ron Micetic, a Bloomington, Ill., reader, writes:
“I’ll bet witnesses are already jockeying for position.”
+ Larry Rand, a Chicago reader, writes:
“Without a thong the day would never end.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com

‘Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. . . .’

Mission Accomplished
News Item:
“. . . The report suggests that U.S. foreign policy has played a big role in making the problem worse: ‘The rise in terrorist activity coincided with the U.S. invasion of Iraq,’ it concludes. . . .”
Next they’ll be telling us it’s a bad idea to poke a hornet’s nest with a stick.
Bunch of elitist know-it-alls.

The 1 percent solution

1 Percent
News Headline:
“The 1 percent is gutting America’s middle class.”
News Headline: “The computer virus that targets the 1 percent.”
On second thought, have computer viruses been getting a bum rap?

The case for the separation of church and everything

City Union Mission
The City Union Mission, a Christian ministry in Kansas City, Mo., announced it will continue to rescue the homeless. cold and hungry–but only if they are not same-sex couples.

Frontiers of science

Earth
News Headline: “Should science end mankind?”
Well. That seems a bit extreme. . . .
News Headline: “Donald Trump is ‘gonna look at’ running for president in 2016.
Then again. . . .

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Mike PenceScott Walker

+ Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) said plans to cut food stamps would be “ennobling” to the poor because they would be less dependent on government.
+ Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said refusing Medicaid health care is a good way to help the poor “live the American dream” of not being dependent on government.
Ho, Ho, Ho!

Modern education + the criminal mind =

A man in Russia’s Arkhangelsk region called police to report that 24 of his marijuana plants had been stolen.

Ebola nurse has a request

Ebola Nurse
News Headline: “Ebola nurse: Stop calling me ‘Ebola nurse.’ ”
And shouldn’t we respect the Ebola nurse’s wishes here?

Pots, kettles and other kitchenware in the news

Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh this week  called President Obama a “sociopathic liar” who is running “a giant con game on the population of this country.”