Stereotypes of the Zimmerman case, memorable wedding brawls, and more

News Headline: “House GOP gets its way on farm bill; food aid jeopardized”
News Headline: “Food stamps: Military families redeem $100 million a year”
Should we ask the House GOP why it hates our troops?

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Texting wordsmiths, Sarah Palin residency suspicions, and more

News Headline: “Microsoft helped NSA, FBI access user information”
Critics can be glad it was Microsoft.
The access will soon freeze or shut down for no apparent reason.

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Congress returns from vacation, Obama shills for broccoli, and more

News Headline: “Recess is not a vacation for Congress”
But Congress is back in session this week.
And can rest now.

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Mongolian neo-Nazis, the irreplaceability of oil, and more

News Headline: “Ted Nugent: I might run for president in 2016”
Has it been 452 days since Nugent promised he would “either be dead or in jail by this time next year” if voters re-elected President Obama?
Not that anyone is counting.

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Sarah Palin subtlety, the evolution of Edward Snowden, and more

News Item: “Pope Francis has paid tribute to his predecessor Benedict XVI in his first letter to clergy, acknowledging that most of it was written by Benedict.. . . .
Worth noting. It is not often we see an encyclical built for two.

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Cable news’ George Zimmerman obsession, Vladimir Putin’s fugitive-hunting skills, and more

News Item: “George Zimmerman trial completely dominating cable news”
Wait. As any cable TV news director will tell you, a great deal of thought goes into the coverage of the day’s—oh, look at that bright shiny object!

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The solution to our Sarah Palin problem, the wanton-wonton mix-up, and more


News Headline:
“Texas executes 500th prisoner”
Hats off to Texas.
And almost all of them were probably guilty.

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Donald Trump’s political flirtations, Obama’s Keystone indecision, and more

News Headline: “Trump’s Iowa trip sparks speculation on presidential bid.”
You can be forgiven if you greet the news with disbelief.
Then will come anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

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The Sarah Palin alarm, the spelling of Howard Dean’s scream, and more

News Headline: “Sarah Palin: Abolish the IRS”
Why was QT just reminded of the car alarm that keeps going off in its neighborhood?

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The odds of Earth’s destruction-by-asteroid, the Intelligent Designer’s psychedelic spree, and more

News Headline: “Militants attack U.N. compound in Somalia.”
News Headline: “Russia warns against arming Syrian rebels”
News Headline: “U.S. Navy weapons sharpened for next generation of warfare”
For those keeping track of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

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