News Item: “Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed the anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ bill in a private ceremony. . . closed to the press and the public. . . .”
A good thing to say about the Tea Party:
Some of its members know enough to be embarrassed.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission lists grass as an unsafe playing surface
A fugitive in Maine shared on Snapchat that police were after him–but that he was ahead of them, having managed to sneak back into his house and hide in a cabinet there, police said.
News Headline: “Ted Cruz’s biggest liability is probably his constant lying.”
Are we starting to pick nits already?
News Headline: “Presidential hopeful Ben Carson thinks Obama is a ‘psychopath’ and America is like Nazi Germany.”
News Headline: “Mike Huckabee stands willing to ‘call down fire from Heaven.’ ”
So the Republican platform is starting to take shape.
News Headline: “5-star Georgia recruit injures hand in science class.”
Awaiting word on disciplinary action.
What was he doing in a class?
News Headline: “The 10 best things about Ted Cruz running for president.”
1. He dresses well.
Ran out of things.
News Headline: “U.S. unemployment claims surge marginally last week.”
Testy Copy Editors says we can add surges to the list of things that aren’t what they
used to be.
News Item: “. . . To the contrary, they must trod carefully. . . .”
News Item: “. . . So the Republican leadership must trod carefully. . . .”
And K.R., a Baltimore reader, says we should be careful to say:
Tread, trod, trodden.
And is it past time for QT’s annual reminder that to say “from whence” is to say “from from where”?
WRITE TO QT: email@example.com
News Headline: “Police: Girl,12, tried to poison mother twice for taking away iPhone.”
They grow up so fast, don’t they?