News Headline (2018): “Senate confirms former pharma lobbyist Azar as HHS secretary.”
News Headline (2020): “Health Secretary Azar refuses to guarantee coronavirus vaccine will be affordable for all.”
The system works.
Mike Wolstein, a Chicago reader, regarding QT’s mention of a news story about a man punching a sheep, writes:
“Is the guy now on the lamb?”
Stop it now.
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On this day 110 years ago Peter De Vries was born, and if you want to know why this writer is worth reading, consider:
“Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, ‘What’s in it for me?’ ”
Which isn’t to mention:
+ “The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.”
+ “A hundred years ago Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter was given an A for adultery. Today she would rate no better than a C-plus.”
+ “Human nature is pretty shabby stuff, as you may know from introspection.”
+ “It is final proof of God’s omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.”
A De Vries novel to start with is The Vale of Laughter.
You can work your way up to The Blood of the Lamb.
There have been no new reports of a man biting a dog.
But a man punched a sheep in Penicuik, Scotland.
News Headline: “Is Trump honoring loyalty over security?”
News Headline: “Is the rule of law dead?”
News Headline: “Where are the moderates?”
Yes, not yet, under their desks.
See how easy?
News Headline: “End of the world: Book of Revelation ‘prophesied coronavirus stopping Christian Sabbath.’ ”
We should always pay attention to Revelation, which prophesied:
‘And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. . . .”
Donald Trump has entered his 38th month in office, for those keeping track.
Eight asteroids have been discovered in February as they passed between Earth
and the moon.
But none of them in the past week.
So we’re safe.
News Headline: “Trump is ‘running a crime syndicate out of the West Wing.’ ”
Some of it is run out of the White House residence.
And there are the golf courses.
Not to mention Air Force One. . . .
Donald Trump reportedly complained to his White House staff:
“You’re making me look like an idiot.”
The University of Wisconsin Bias Response Team reported a sociology professor for being racist after a remark he made during class.
The remark was to refer to some academic theories as “sacred cows.”