Checks and check balances

Koch Brothers

News Headline: “Judge who ended probe of Koch activities in WI regularly attends Koch-funded junkets.”
The system works.

Talk about awesome

News Headline:  “Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s epic wedding.”
Add epics to the list of things that aren’t what they used to be.
News Headline: “Obama: ‘Afghanistan will not be a perfect place.’ ”
But understatement is alive and well.

Modern education + the criminal mind =

A man who robbed a doughnut shop in Louisville, Ky., the second time in a week failed to wear a mask the second time and was recognized as a co-worker at the shop, police said.

The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators

Edmond North High School in Edmond, Okla., has named 44 valedictorians.
Forty-one are listed “with distinction.”
A call was placed.
“Edmond North High School.”
Many of your valedictorians are listed “with distinction.” What does that mean?
“It means they’ve taken five advanced placement courses.”
Thank you.
“You’re welcome.”
Or put it another way.
It is now possible to be a valedictorian without distinction.

As our planet spins brightly into the 21st century

News Headline: “Pakistani woman stoned to death for choosing her own husband in ‘honor killing.’ ”
Keep this in mind the next time anyone, for any reason, brings up the subject of “traditional family values.”

And Kabul rhymes with ‘hobble,’ long as we are on the subject

News Headline: “Virginia middle-schooler wins National Geographic Bee.”
The award was presented somewhere out East.

QT trickle-on economics update

CEO pay increased at nearly seven times the rate of average worker pay in the United States last year.

Urgent matter

News Headline: “Scientists have discovered how to create matter from thin air.”
. . . and have named the substance benghazium.

Voting? Is there an app for that?

News Headline: “Young people don’t want to vote in 2014 midterms–Here’s who we should blame.”
Young people.
Political analysis is sometimes easier than it looks.

And fries with that


News Item: “. . . The review of existing research on lifestyle habits and health also indicates many of the theories about the growing obesity epidemic may actually be wrong. . . .”
Let’s try this for a theory:
We eat too much.
But it’s just a theory.