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The sounds of silence

House Speaker

News Headline: “Gun violence requires more than moments of silence: Obama.”
But the Democratic House sit-in is still out of line.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and his Republicans need to get back to work:
A moment of silence for the nation’s hungry.
A moment of silence for underpaid workers.
A moment of silence for the environment.
A moment of silence for the infrastructure.
A moment of silence for. . . .

We’ll always have Paris

Paris Hilton
News Headline: “Paris Hilton shows off the two-story mini-mansion that’s home to her dogs.”
Has has it been  3,288 days since Paris Hilton announced she was leaving public life?
Not that anyone is counting.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

Donald Trump
News Headline: “Trump may speak every night of the convention.”
News Headline: “Yellowstone: Supervolcano could erupt in 2016,”
Which is one possible solution. . . .

QT Summer Travel Advisory

Welsh Eisteddfod
Fourteen days remain until the Welsh Llangollen Eisteddfod in Clwyd.

In other news. . . .

Twitter

News Headline: “How to animate your Twitter avatar.”
Whatever you do, it sounds like something you should do in private.

Guns don’t kill people, politicians kill people

Republican Leadership
News Headline: “Senate Republicans block four gun measures proposed after Orlando attack.”
A well influenced Congress, being necessary to the securing of a purchased State, the right of big businesses to keep and scare Officeholders, shall not be infringed.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Dungeon

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Alberta) on the public reaction to the Orlando shootings:
I think the American people find it ridiculous that in response to an ISIS terror attack the Democrats go on high-dungeon that. . . .”
H.R., an Atlanta reader, writes that it isn’t “dungeon,” which is what Ted Cruz often rates being thrown into, but “dudgeon,” which is a state of anger.
And Rich Rzadski, a Chicago reader, asks if it is time for the annual reminder that it isn’t “heart-wrenching” and “gut-rending.” but “heart-rending” and “gut-wrenching.”
And K.R., a Baltimore readers, asks if it is time for the biennial reminder that things may comprise other things but not be comprised of them.
And. . . .

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From Poor QT’s Almanack

Morse Code
– — -.. .- -.– .—-. … / -… .. .-. – …. -.. .- -.– … —… / — — .-. … . / -.-. — -.. . –..– / .—- –… -….
All right, all right.
Today’s Birthdays: Morse Code, 176.

Greetings and facilitations

Weekend Shootings
News Headline: “13 killed, at least 42 injured in weekend shootings across Chicago.”
Happy Father’s Day from the National Rifle Association!

Civilization as we know it in the news

SDP 81
News Item: “. . . a galaxy 12 billion light years away, first seen as a smudge by the Herschel Space Observatory. . . .”
Can we ever be reminded enough that we amount to a smudge, seen from where we’re looking at?