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Sarah Palin
News Headline: “Sarah Palin ‘rambles incoherently’ at Iowa summit.”
It’s good to see she hasn’t lost her touch.

A republic, if you can keep it

House of Reps
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi commenting on Republican leadership in the
current session:
“Week 1, we had the vote for the speaker. Week 2, we debated deporting children. Week 3, we’re debating rape and incest. I just can’t wait for Week 4.”
No. Wait.
Those are the words of Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.).
Sorry.

Antisocial media

Israel Hashtag
News Headline: “Extremists celebrate terror attack in Israel with #IAmAKnife hashtag.”
#AndNotTheSharpestInTheDrawer
#NeedlesstoSay

Taking final stock

Wall Street
G.S., a Chicago reader, regarding QT’s request that readers not play games with  the
news story of a woman who quit a Wall Street investment bank to become a porn star, writes:
“It’s obvious she hopes to become an underlying commodity.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.
Why this fascination when all the woman did was give up acquisitions for mergers?
QT will stop now, also.

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QT trickle-on economics update

Jeff Greene
Billionaire Jeff Greene warned  non-billionaire Americans this week that their “lifestyle expectations are far too high” and “need to be adjusted” toward a “smaller” existence with “less things.”
In a related development, American Express, whose CEO recently received an 11 percent raise in compensation to $24 million a year, announced it hoped to increase profits by cutting the jobs of 4,000 workers, many of whom will have to adjust to a smaller existence with less things.

Shhhhh. . . .

Jeb Bush
News Headline: “Jeb Bush makes secret stop in Boston.”
News Headline: “Bush secretly huddles with Romney.”
Say one thing for Jeb Bush.
He can keep a secret.

Still taking stock

Wall Street
+ Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, regarding QT’s request that readers not play games with  the news story of a woman who quit a Wall Street investment bank to become a porn star, writes:
“I imagine she may still dabble in strip bonds.”
+ L.P., a Chicago reader, writes:
“When one of your readers mentioned interest in arrears, was this a reference to assets management?”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

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QT Super Bowl countdown, DeflVIIIgVIII edition

Football
News Headline: “Patriots coach denies knowledge of deflated footballs.”
We’ll have to see if this is II little, II late, with X days remaining until Super Bowl XLIX.
In other sporting news, the NFL has now recorded XLVI police arrests of players since
Super Bowl XLVIII.

Annals of modern research

ButterflyNews Headline: “Intersex butterfly stuns scientists.”
News Headline: “Photo of thresher shark giving birth stuns scientists.”
Do our scientists stun too easily?

Taking stock

Wall Street
+ Jim West, a Macomb, Ill., reader, regarding the news story of a woman who quit a Wall Street investment bank to become a porn star, writes:
“I think she’s entering a bare market.”
+ S.H., a New York City reader, writes:
“Does this have to do with having interest in arrears?”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

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