Monthly Archives: January 2017

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We have seen the present, and it does not work


The British Medical Association has recommended that pregnant women not be called “expectant mothers,'” as this might offend people who are transgender.

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A Denver police commander ‘s announcement to airport protesters:
“Stop doing anything that could be construed as free speech without a permit.”

Breaking news. . . .

News Headline: “White House website removes judiciary from being listed as part of government.”
News Headline:  “After controversy, judicial branch returns to Whitehouse.gov.”
An innocent mistake.
There are no plans to replace the judiciary until later in the first term.

This just in. . . .


News Headline: “Geneticist launches bid for U.S. Senate.”
He may face a tough welcome.
As Republicans on Capitol Hill will tell you, biology is only a theory.

GovernMania MMXVII


News Headline (2016): “Trump says he has a secret plan to defeat ISIS.”
News Headline (2017): “Trump orders military to come up with a plan to defeat ISIS.”
Just, well, you know, to see how it compares with his secret plan.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office

Asteroid 2017 BA7 was discovered Saturday, two days after it passed just outside the moon’s orbit.
Which isn’t to mention Asteroid 2017 BH30, which was discovered yesterday and is passing closer than the orbits of some man-made satellites today.
Which isn’t to mention Asteroid 2017 BJ30, which was discovered yesterday and is passing just outside the moon’s orbit  today.
These are the fifth, sixth and seventh asteroids discovered this month as they barely missed Earth.
Almost a monotony here.
Which could end suddenly, of course.

Donald Trump and the new PTSD


Jim Kehoe, a Sydney, Australia, reader and, also, a psychologist, writes:
While many military veterans and survivors of violent tragedies suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there is now a new type: President Trump Stupidity Disaster.  I suspect most of the population of the planet will soon suffer from it..”
The new PTSD is not yet listed in  the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders.
But give it time.

From the QT news ticker


News Headline: “Can Trump be trusted with Medicare, Social Security?”
News Headline: “Can Trump be trusted with surveillance powers?”
News Headline: “Can Trump be trusted with nuclear weapons?”
News Headline: “Time to panic?”
No, no, no, getting there.
See how easy?

People who should have walls built around them
in the news


News Headline: “Majority of Donald Trump voters think he should be able to use private email server.”
Lock them up.
After we’ve locked him up.
And Mexico will pay for it.

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Martha Stewart is spreading alfalfa meal on slippery pathways as you read this, having already reorganized her kitchen drawers, discarding any unused items.
And what are you doing with your day?