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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 are concluding.
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.

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 Patch, 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.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office

Asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass between Earth and the moon on October 12, it was announced.
But it is a smallish asteroid.
At worst, if it hit us, it would create a crater less than a mile wide and only 1,000 feet deep, destroying everything for only a few miles in every direction.
And a NASA scientist has assured us that there is only “a one-in-a-million chance that it could hit us,” although “more observations could reduce the uncertainties.”
So relax.