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O’er the land of the. . . .

National Anthem

News Headline: “Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for national anthem roils Twitter.”
Keeping in mind that there is nothing not capable of roiling Twitter.
. . . and that the national anthem doesn’t stand for much if it doesn’t stand for our right not to stand for it.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office

Planetary Defense

Asteroid 2016 QA2 was discovered Sunday as it passed between Earth and the moon.
It came closer, in fact, than the the orbits of some man-made satellites.
But at worst, if it had it, it would have destroyed almost everything for only five miles in every direction.

Trump University, where thousands learned a lesson, in the news

Trump Hands
News Headline: “The Trump File: Donald couldn’t name any of his ‘handpicked’ Trump U professors.”
. . . as scientists continue to investigate a possible correlation between hand size and memory.

Breaking news. . . .

Suity McSuitface
News Headline: “Defense Department wants you to design its next biohazard suit.”
It has sent out an Internet invitation asking the public for ideas.
. . .  as we await the first suggestion that it be called Suity McSuitface.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

Donald Trump
News Headline: “Donald Trump’s aggressive ignorance.”
News Headline: “Donald Trump’s catastrophic ignorance.”
News Headline: “Donald Trump’s latest ignorance is just appalling.”
News Headline: “Trump claims ignorance on alt-right movement.”
The evidence seems to back him up.

We have seen the present, and it does not work

Northwestern State

Northwestern State University
in Louisiana now requires anyone planning to exercise free speech to apply 24 to 48 hours in advance and allow 72 hours for processing
Free speech on campus is allowed for a two-hour period once every seven days.
Free speech is limited to three designated campus locations.

Scholar-athletes in the news

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets v Notre Dame Fighting Irish
News Headline:
“Five Notre Dame players arrested on drug, gun charges.”
News Headline: “Texas A&M junior linebacker arrested on assault charge.”
Can’t you almost feel it in the air?
College football starts tomorrow!

Origin of the specious

Donald Trump
Andre Bauer, a Donald Trump surrogate, when confronted on CNN with Trump’s wildly differing statements on immigration and other issues:
“All of us evolve in life.”
A reminder that federal law provides a sentence of up to five years for evolving under oath.

This just in. . . .

News Headline: “Poll: Americans giving up on God, miracles.”
Is there anything Donald Trump can’t do?

The national conversation in the news

Rush Limbaugh
News Headline: “Rush Limbaugh warns of an invasion of government-trained ‘lesbian farmers.’ “
Is Rush Limbaugh still on the air?
Hadn’t noticed.