We have seen the present, and it does not work

Cole Middle School in East Greenwich, R.I., has canceled it annual honors night because of concerns about its “exclusive nature.”

Or if laid end to end. . . .

News Item: “. . . Currently, about 9 billion tons a year of CO2 are being emitted globally into the atmosphere–the equivalent weight of 4.5 billion pickup trucks being launched into the atmosphere. . . .”
Or the equivalent of 163.7 billion Jennifer Anistons being launched into the atmosphere, if you are still trying to visualize it.

Meanwhile, in New York City. . . .

News Headline: “Manhattan man suing everyone for everything.”
As reasonable a response as any to the news of the day.

The magic of the free marketplace

Cable Box
News Headline: “FCC: Basic cable prices increased at four times the rate of inflation.”
News Headline: “AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, countering Comcast and Time Warner merger.”
Will someone explain to QT why the antitrust feds let these deals survive for more than, say, 30 seconds?
News Headline: “Comcast, Time Warner execs have been big Obama supporters.”
Move along, nothing to see here. . . .

QT Summer Travel Advisory

Eleven days remain until Taste of Omaha.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item: “. . . has reached crisis proportions. . . .”
News Item: “. . . has reached epidemic proportions. . . .”
News Item: “. . . facing a crisis of epidemic proportions. . . .”
News Item: “. . . is an epidemic of crisis proportions. . . .”
This may take a while to sort out.
QT will get back to you.

Impressive in its way

American SpringNews Headline: “Operation American Spring: The revolution begins?”
News Headline: “Guarantee of 10 million ‘Operation American Spring’ protesters off by just under 10 million.”
Asked and answered.

And have we ever seen her birth certificate?

News Headline: “Conservatives blame Hillary Clinton for Nigerian schoolgirl kidnappings.”
News Headline: “Massive explosion at the edge of the universe.”
And don’t think that doesn’t have Hillary’s fingerprints all over it, too.

Economics 101

News Headline: “Minimum wage increase could mean job cuts, employers say.”
Exactly.
Same thing happened when we stopped child labor.
Same thing happened when we cut sweatshop hours.
When will we ever learn?

The final frontier

Moon Footprints

News Headline: “A Japanese drink company is putting the first billboard on the moon.”
As the Intergalactic Planetary Federation decides in emergency session that the termination of Earth can be put off no longer.