The X’s and O’s and Zzzzzz’s

Football Timeout
D.B., a Chicago reader, writes:
“I was watching an NFL game Sunday, and thanks to all the timeouts and reviews and  commercials, the final five minutes of the game took more nearly 40 minutes to play. Can anything more be done to slow this game down?”
Hard to say.
We’ll have to ask the football people who like to call baseball tedious.

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The latest foe outrage

Debt Showdown
News Headline: “Republicans react furiously to Obama immigration plan.”
News Headline: “Obama accused of creating ‘constitutional crisis.’ ”
News Headline: “Rand Paul: Obama must be stopped.”
And then they went on vacation

Don’t you see how it all connects?

Obama and Phone
News Headline: “Obama forgets his phone, runs back into the White House to get it.”
Obviously another ploy to distract us from his lawless tyranny.
Benghazi.

QT trickle-on economics update

Wal-Mart Food Drive
+ The Walton family, heirs to Wal-Mart, have doubled and redoubled their wealth six times in the last 30 years to more than $150 billion.
+ There are food drives again this year for Wal-Mart workers who are hungry.

Today’s good news

Textbook
News Headline:
“FSU shooting survivor: Textbooks in backpack stopped a bullet.”
This is doubly good news.
A life was saved.
And millennials have found an occasional use for books.

Not gone but forgotten

Veterans Affairs

News Headline: “Six months since VA scandal broke, and ‘nothing has changed.’ ”
The Department of Veterans Affairs should be commended for its efficiency.
It often takes years for the federal government to accomplish nothing.

Escape from socialism

Canadian Couple
News Headline: “Premature birth during vacation in the U.S. costs Canadian family nearly $1 million.”
Adventurous tourists are to be admired.
But they should take precautions when visiting backward nations.

The long and the shorts of it

Courtroom
+ Ronald Bruce Meyer, a Baltimore reader, regarding news that an Alaskan underwear thief has been arrested and awaits a court hearing once briefs have been submitted, writes:
“So the police finally got their hanes on him. . . .”
+ Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, writes:
“I wonder if they got him on the fly.”
+ Ron Micetic, a Bloomington, Ill., reader, writes:
“I’ll bet witnesses are already jockeying for position.”
+ Larry Rand, a Chicago reader, writes:
“Without a thong the day would never end.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

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‘Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. . . .’

Mission Accomplished
News Item:
“. . . The report suggests that U.S. foreign policy has played a big role in making the problem worse: ‘The rise in terrorist activity coincided with the U.S. invasion of Iraq,’ it concludes. . . .”
Next they’ll be telling us it’s a bad idea to poke a hornet’s nest with a stick.
Bunch of elitist know-it-alls.

The 1 percent solution

1 Percent
News Headline:
“The 1 percent is gutting America’s middle class.”
News Headline: “The computer virus that targets the 1 percent.”
On second thought, have computer viruses been getting a bum rap?