News Headline: “Professor: Elf on Shelf conditions children to accept the surveillance state.”
News Headline: “Man dressed as Santa robs San Francisco bank.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!
And as the sunset happens:
News Headline: “Greenpeace unfurls climate message next to Nazca lines in Peru.”
News Headline: “Greenpeace caused ‘irreparable damage’ to Nazca lines, inquiry finds.”
Islam. Christianity. Environmentalism.
Think for a moment of how lovely the world might be without fundamentalists of any kind.
News Item: “Over 1,000 students at Oberlin College in Ohio have signed an online petition asking the school to suspend standard grading because they need to process the police killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. . . .”
Or are you one of those people who have something against crass opportunism in the midst of tragic events?
A word to those who are out of work–or know others who are–while the merriment happens all around:
The outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas will offer free job-search and career advice to anyone who calls from anywhere on December 29 and 30.
The number is (312) 422-5010.
The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.
And always remember:
There are Twelve Days of Christmas.
And a New Year after that.
News Headline: “Tea Party protest at White House: ‘Hang the lying Kenyan traitor.’ ”
Kids, go get grandpa and ask him what it was like when some people knew enough to stay back in the shadows, and the rest of us didn’t have to look at them.
News Headline: “Michele Bachmann ready to ‘take the handcuffs off.’ ”
It happened again?
How did she get away from the orderlies this time?
News Headline: “Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka dies at 70.”
George Hillier Sr., a Highland, Ind., reader, writes:
“Is it too late to remind people that ‘comptroller’ is pronounced ‘controller’? The mispronunciation rate among news readers today seems to be running about 95 percent.”
Judy Baar Topinka likely would have approved your message.
She always pronounced it correctly.
And is it time for QT’s semiannual reminder that “err” should rhyme with “fur”?
WRITE TO QT: email@example.com
News Headline: “Sen. Elizabeth Warren: GOP did bankers’ bidding with surprise change to ‘cromnibus’ spending bill.”
Thank goodness President Obama and 57 House Democrats joined to help slip it through.
That was a close one.