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From the QT news ticker

News Headline:
“Clinging to timelessness in a changing cosmos.”
Slow news day.

And then maybe over a fiscal cliff. . . .

GOP House
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.

And maybe carrying miracle whips

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.

But at least it’s his own pocket that he’s in

News Headline:
“Jeb Bush’s private investments in fracking dovetail with public advocacy.”
The system works.

A glimpse of. . . .

Doomed Planet
News Headline: “Rare doomed planet with extreme seasons discovered.”
Takes one to know one.

Playing the percentages

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.

A modest proposal

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.

Evasion can be taxing

Scott Walker
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.

This just in. . . .

Quantum Entanglement
News Item: “Ready for a mind-bending news story that will forever change your
perception of life?”
But thanks.

Don’t know much about history,
don’t know much biology. . . .

Empty Classroom
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.