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The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators

+ Timber Creek High School in Orlando, Fla., has named 30 valedictorians.
+ Central Magnet High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., has named 48 valedictorians.
+ Stillwater High School in Stillwater, Okla., has named 68 valedictorians.
We can stop now.
The commencements have commenced.
Happy graduation, valedictorians!
And to the scattering of high school seniors who aren’t!

Frontiers of science

News Headline: “Drinking coffee may help protect your liver, study suggests.”
News Headline: “Want a healthy heart? Eat chocolate, new study says.”
Keep up the good work, researchers!

. . . born every minute

News Headline: “Trump supporters grow antsy over unkept campaign promises.”
Just their way of showing they’re tired of all the winning.

QT Summer Travel Advisory

News Headline:
“The 10 best beaches in America, ranked.”
And time for QT’s summer reminder that with each barefoot step you take on beach sand, you are stepping on hundreds and sometimes thousands of extremely tiny creatures, many with snapping jaws, spiked appendages and spidery hairs.
They are called meiofauna.
You can’t see them.
But they are there.
Just be careful not to think about them.

Modern education + the criminal mind =

An anonymous blackmailer in Dettingen, Germany, sent his personal bank account number to expedite payment, police said.

Frontiers of science

News Headline: “NASA to announce new details on mission ‘to touch the sun.’ ”
It’s OK..
We’re going at night.

A republic, if you can keep it

News Headline: “The U.S. is the most obese nation in the world, just ahead of Mexico.”
News Headline: “The world is drinking less alcohol–except Americans.”
News Headline: “Trump’s budget proposal calls for deep cuts to education.”
Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, nation.

Memorial Day 2017

News Headline: “39 percent of Americans can’t name a First Amendment right.”
News Headline: “Nearly a two-thirds of Americans can’t name all three branches of government.”
About 1 million U.S. soldiers and sailors have died in warfare to protect our democracy.
We honor them.
We mourn them.
And we owe them an apology.

QT Summer Travel Advisory

+ Thirty-five days remain until Taste of Indianapolis.
+ There will be no Dry Bean Festival this year in Tracy, Calif.

Art for something’s sake

News Headline: “Where’s Trump? President’s portrait absent from federal walls.”
Which gives QT an idea.
Readers may recall that QT recently commissioned paintings of President Trump by
Tim Hatch, better known as Pricasso, the Australian artist known for painting with his penis.
QT has sent a query to Pricasso:
Would he be willing to make a donation of his Trump art in this cause?
Pricasso has responded:
Yes. I doubt he would want it. But he is hard to predicked.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.
But the problem is solved.
And maybe the Russian Embassy will want one, too.