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Breaking news. . . .

Planned Parenthood
News Headline: “After 8 unsuccessful Benghazi investigations, House GOP launches Select Committee on Planned Parenthood.”
News Headline: “Most hay prices generally steady.”
But does this take into account the increasing demand for straw men?

From Poor QT’s Almanack

National Mole Day
Today is National Mole Day, after the unit of chemistry, the mole, which is the amount of substance of a system that contains as many elementary entities as there are atoms in 0.012 kilograms of carbon-12, these entities being molecules, atoms, ions, electrons or other subatomic particles, or groups of particles, the number being 6.02214 X 10 to the 23rd power, or 602.214 billion trillion.

A Day in the Life of Woody and Tree

Country Churchyard
A brief excerpt of QT’s new short story for you:

And on and on.
A wind made the dry autumn leaves flutter and fall unseen in the night. The moon now moved behind thin clouds. Somewhere a  goose honked.
“And so there I was in Stoke Poges, England,” Roy said, walking along. “It was in my young packing-around days–1971, I think it was. And this meant I  was in the vicinity of a special cemetery, the one Thomas Gray wandered before he offered ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.’ You know it?”
“Yes,” Tree said.
“I think I’m supposed to,” Woody said.
“Anyway, I arrived there at almost vespers time. It was damp from a rain just over. I walked in among the gravestones to feel what Gray had felt. And then I saw it. Toward the center was the cemetery’s tallest gravestone. But it was covered with a tarp. I walked over to see what was the matter. I lifted the tarp. And do you know what I saw?”
There was a pause. Roy stopped walking. He turned to Woody and Tree.
“Someone had taken blue paint and painted across the stone in large block letters: ‘FUCK NIXON FUCK HEATH.’  It was that kind of time. Nice of the Brits to give us top billing, though. And yet Gray’s timeless message still stays with us.”
“Yes,” Tree said. “The tweets of Twitter lead but to the grave.”

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In other news. . . .

Prostitution Ring
News Headline: “15-year-old boy charged with running prostitution ring out of
mother’s house.”
They grow up so fast, don’t they?

Breaking news. . . .

Howler Monkey
News Headline: “Study: The louder the howler monkey, the smaller its testicles.”
A thought to keep in mind as the presidential campaign continues. . .

Cruel and usual

The lethal injection chamber at Eyman Prison in Phoenix.

News Headline: “Arizona again tries to import illegal execution drug.”
Do you think this criminal activity by Arizona officials would stop if we made the importation of illegal execution drugs a capital crime?

We have seen the present, and it does not work

UWM Campus
The Inclusive Excellence Center of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has ruled that using the phrase “politically correct” is a microaggression and therefore not politically correct.

Holy income inequality!

Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush when asked to name his favorite superhero:
“I like the old-school guys like Batman.”
Should we have guessed he’d pick the superhero with a butler?

Life with father. . . .

Paul Ryan
News Headline: “Paul Ryan prizes family time, opposes family leave.”
A father should be there to lovingly teach his children.
Today’s lesson is hypocrisy.

‘We have to get out of here! Now!’

News Headline: “Wildlife abounds in Chernobyl radioactive zone.”
News Headline: “The Large Hadron Collider could be about to find a parallel universe.”
As life continues to imitate the Syfy network. . . .