Taking America back from. . . from. . . .

Senate Mississippi

News Item: “Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) said the Republican Party should be ‘purged’ of people who paint their fellow members as racists. . . . ”
Exactly right.
The Republican Party won’t survive with a lot of members who can’t keep a secret.

Move along, nothing to see here. . . .

Quiet Sun

News Headline: “Suddenly, the sun is eerily quiet: Where did all the sunspots go?”
Not to worry.
Solar physicist Tony Phillips has been quick to reassure us that “solar physicists really don’t know what the heck is happening on the sun.”

Sound the alarm

Louie Gohmert

News Headline: “GOP congressman compares migrant children crossing the U.S. border to the D-Day invasion.”
A reminder that we are talking about children.
So our politicians have finally brought us to this:
We are running out of things to be terrified of.

The wheels on the bus go round and round

School Bus

News Headline: “12-year-old boy steals school bus for the second time in a month.”
They grow up so fast, don’t they?

The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators

Marshalltown High School

Marshalltown High School in Iowa, which asked its students to wear one of its red-white-and-blue school colors for spirit week, the juniors being assigned white, has suspended a junior athlete for three football games because he posed on the Internet wearing a white T-shirt, white shorts, white socks and white shoes and holding a “W,” which, according to the school, was racist.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Today’s Birthdays: William Makepeace Thackeray, 203; Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, 78.

Don’t you see it?

El Rushbo

News Headline: “Limbaugh responds to deadly airliner crash: ‘Talk about an opportunity’ for the media ‘to abandon bad Obama news at the border.’ ”
We already know that President Obama has used immigration to distract from Obamacare, Obamacare to distract from the IRS, the IRS to distract from Benghazi, Benghazi to distract from the IRS. . . and now comes a plane crash.
What will it take for America to wake up to this alien trickster?

QT Worldwide Man-Bites-Dog Pinpoint Locator

Buddy 5

There have been no reports this week of a man biting a dog, but a man arrested in Lakewood, Wash., for biting his girlfriend told police he did it in self-defense and couldn’t have hurt her because he didn’t have his teeth in.
This is the 15th dog day of summer.
There are 25 dog days to go.

QT continued digest of the early cable TV news coverage of the Malaysian Airlines crash (for your convenience)

Attribution Creative Commons

A Thursday afternoon interview on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” as cable TV news continued to grab wildly for anything to fill air time, including interviews with people who said they were eyewitnesses, but, c’mon, who has time to check:
MSNBC: Let’s turn now to an MSNBC exclusive. U.S. Staff Sgt. —- —- is at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and says that he saw a missile in the air hit the plane. He is on the phone with us. Sergeant, are you there?
Eyewitness: Yes, I’m here. Can you hear me?
MSNBC: I can. Please tell us what you saw there on the ground in Ukraine.
Eyewitness: Well, I was looking out the window and I saw a projectile flying through the sky, and it would appear that the plane was shot down by a blast of wind from Howard Stern’s ass.
MSNBC: So it would appear that the plane was shot down. Can you tell us anything more from your military training about what sort of missile system that may have been coming from?
Eyewitness: Boy, you’re a dumbass, aren’t you.
MSNBC: I’m sorry, sir? All right. We’re going to take a quick break and be back with all the latest.
A few minutes later:
MSNBC: If you were listening prior to the break, we thought we had an eyewitness on the scene. That individual was obviously not actually an eyewitness.
Wait a minute, MSNBC.
Are you sure you confirmed that?

QT digest of the early cable TV news coverage of the Malaysian Airlines crash (for your convenience)

Cable TV News

“. . . unconfirmed report that. . . unconfirmed reports. . .we have unconfirmed reports. . . unconfirmed report. . . unconfirmed reports that. . . unconfirmed reports. . . .”
Kids, go get grandpa and ask him what it was like when the news business reported only confirmed reports.