News Headline: “Clinging to timelessness in a changing cosmos.”
Slow news day.
News Headline: “Five legislative hurdles for new House GOP.”
News Headline: “GOP in minefield about immigration.”
So the GOP seems about to run the hurdles through a minefield.
Sometimes we should just sit back and enjoy politics.
News Headline: “Belarus diplomat worries topless, mayo-throwing women could disrupt the U.N.”
Belarus diplomats seem to have more interesting worries than the rest of us.
News Headline: “Jeb Bush’s private investments in fracking dovetail with public advocacy.”
The system works.
News Headline: “Rare doomed planet with extreme seasons discovered.”
Takes one to know one.
News Headline: “23 percent of Americans don’t believe in global warming.”
News Headline: “1 in 4 Americans apparently unaware the Earth orbits the sun.”
The two stories seemed to go together, for some reason.
News Headline: “Issa: Giuliani is ‘not a partisan politician.’ ”
And how many Americans will believe that?
Figure about one in four.
News Item: “Canadian legislator Pat Martin offered up one of the most original excuses ever heard for hurriedly running out of the House of Commons during a vote. His new cheap pair of underpants was too tight. . . .”
News Item: “President Obama warned Monday that states will feel the pain of a Homeland Security Department shutdown if Congress can’t break an impasse by week’s end. But on Capitol Hill, no solution was in sight. . . .”
We should thank Canada today.
A viable approach now suggests itself to persuade Congress into action.
Wedgies all around.
News Item: “. . . Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has had a history of
straddling the fence. . . .”
News Item: “. . . Walker backed off. . . .”
News Item: “. . . Walker sidestepped. . . .”
News Item: “. . . that Walker stumbled over the. . . .”
. . . fence when he tried to back off and sidestep while straddling it, evidently.
News Item: “Ready for a mind-bending news story that will forever change your
perception of life?”
News Headline: “Scott Walker calls for steep cuts to Wisconsin university system.”
News Headline: “Rauner’s budget plan to cut $209 million in University of Illinois funding.”
News Headline: “Brownback cuts Kansas school funding.”
To N.P., a Chicago reader, who asks if Tea Party governors are cutting school funds because ignorant electorates are easier to trick:
Heavens to Betsy, what a dreadful thing to say.
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