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We have seen the present, and it does not work

News Headline: “Some companies consider banning all physical contact in the workplace.”
A reminder:
This would include handshakes.
Next up in a truly enlightened society:
No eye contact allowed.

This just in. . . .

News Headline: “Donkeys hate British weather and would rather be inside, study finds.”
Are we starting to run out of things to study?

The Trump crime family in the news

News Headline: “Arrest AG Barr if he won’t testify, Robert Reich tells Congress.”
Wait a minute, wait a minute.
This is the attorney general we are talking about.
None of this “Lock him up!” nonsense.
Cuffs and a perp walk should be sufficient.

Goodbye, Columbus

News Headline: “Columbus Day to become Indigenous Peoples Day in Maine.”
Keeping in mind that all the peoples on this continent, including the Sioux and the Inuit, are from somewhere else.
Sometimes from across an ocean.
Sometimes from across a land bridge.
Which would seem to mean we have no indigenous peoples.
But no one said the new holiday didn’t need some tweaking.

Fox & friends

News Headline: “Sean Hannity reveals the real Donald Trump.”
Accidents will happen.
And has it been 4,561 days since Sean Hannity promised he would undergo waterboarding to prove it isn’t torture?
Not that anyone is counting.

Frontiers of science

News Item: “. . . To the unaided eye, the Triangulum Galaxy is just a smudge in
the night sky. . . .”
A reminder that we are a smudge, seen from where we’re looking at.

From the QT news ticker

News Headline: “Is Trump scared?’
News Headline: “Did Trump break the law?”
News Headline: “Can Trump’s immigration policy get worse?”
News Headline: “Have Trump supporters had enough?”
News Headline: “Will Trump see through the Korean con?”
News Headline: “Does Trump have a health-care plan or not?”
News Headline: “Why did Sean Hannity suppress the Trump Tower story?”
Yes, yes, yes, not really, not yet, not, guess.
See how easy?

We have seen the present, and it does not work

A British business consultant proposed banning handshakes as a possible next step in avoiding sex harassment claims.

From the QT police blotter

News Headline:
“Undercover cops posing as drug dealers arrest undercover cops posing as drug dealers.”
. . . it was announced by a police spokesman, very quietly.

The days of the weak

News Headline: “Saudi Arabia beheads a pro-democracy protester set to attend college in U.S.”
Mutjaba al-Sweikat was one of 37 executed that day.
The United States and Donald Trump were urged to intervene.
It was a matter of human rights–and human decency.