News Item: “. . . Bill O’Reilly says that when he said, ‘I saw nuns get shot in the back of the head,’ he was referring to having seen photographs of the nuns who were executed in El Salvador in 1980. . . .”
Which reminds QT of the risks it took in its early reporting days.
QT can remember the incoming shots. . . .
But Riccardo’s and the Old Town Ale House were like that on a Friday night.
News Headline: “Jim Inhofe brings a snowball to the Senate floor to prove
climate change is a ‘hoax.’ ”
And while we’re at it:
Take a look out the window: Is the Earth’s horizon flat or not?
And that’s the sun you see up there–moving across the sky.
All it takes is a little common sense.
On this day 105 years ago Peter De Vries was born, and if you want to know why he is QT’s favorite modern writer, consider:
“Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, ‘What’s in it for me?’ ”
Which isn’t to mention:
+ “The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.”
+ “Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.”
+ “Human nature is pretty shabby stuff, as you may know from introspection.”
+ “It is final proof of God’s omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.”
A De Vries novel to start with is The Vale of Laughter.
Or maybe The Mackerel Plaza.
You can work your way up to The Blood of the Lamb.
News Headline: “Senate passes Homeland Security bill as House GOP works on
Just think of it as kicking the IED down the road.
News Headline: “Conservatives say net neutrality equates to government takeover of the Internet.”
Yet another government takeover while we stand idly by.
First came the national defense. . . then public schools, road construction. . . air-traffic
control. . . .
How did we let this happen?
News Headline: “Many education ‘experts’ in news stories lack expertise, study finds.”
And rest assured this study comes from experts.
News Headline: “California man runs across the United States to promote literacy.”
In other news, National Young Readers Week starts Nov. 9.
Which leave you 257 days to find one.