Monthly Archives: May 2018

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Breaking news. . . .


News Headline: “Duluth officials and community to celebrate addition of new restrooms for beach users.”
K.W., a Denver reader, says we can add causes for celebration to the list of things that aren’t what they used to be.

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The national conversation in the news


News Headline:
“White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders chokes back tears as child asks question about guns in schools.”
Sanders learned a lesson.
It isn’t easy to lie to a child.
Always so much easier with adults.

A republic, if you can keep it


News Headline: “Dem congressional candidate calls Donald Trump the ‘greatest threat to democracy’ since Osama bin Laden.”
Nonsense.
He’s a greater threat.

Day 495, America held hostage


News Headline: “Trump’s not a liar. He’s a madman.”
A reminder:
There is always multi-tasking.

. . . born every minute


News Headline:
“Rudy Giuliani admits ‘Spygate’ is Trump PR tactic against Robert Mueller.”
It isn’t every day a grifter informs his marks it’s a con.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update


News Headline: “Trump calls his own national security aide a ‘phony source.’ ”
Judges are conferring.
This may be a personal best.

Immigration in the news


News Headline: ” Mali migrant who scaled Paris building to save child offered French citizenship.”
Good thing it didn’t happen here.
As President Trump has announced:
We don’t want his kind.

Memorial Day 2018


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.

GOP’s new breed


News Headline: “Comey rips Trump’s attacks on FBI: ‘How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?’ ”
No need to worry.
From the look of it, these are Republicans who will cook and eat their grandchildren.

A republic, if you can keep it


News Headline: “The White House lawn has developed a mysterious sinkhole that’s ‘growing larger by the day.’ ”
Or did you think we’d get through this without a Hellmouth openng?