What if. . . .

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News Headline: “How DOD’s $1.5 trillion F-35 broke the Air Force
News Headline: ” ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ raises millions for ALS Association.”
Think for a moment of a world where medical researchers are given all the money they need–and generals have to take ice-buckets over the head to buy jet fighters.

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Dog days of summer plus 7

Dog Days
+ Kevin Smith, a Nashville, Tenn., reader, regarding  QT’s asking its readers to stop playing word games with news that a Minnesota town has elected a dog as its mayor, writes:
“Do you think it’s the dog’s intention to fleas the town?”
+ Mike Wolstein, a Park Ridge, Ill., reader, writes:
“Could we please cur tail this?”
+ R.S., a Chicago reader, writes:
“Fido your readers keep doing this?”
Stop it.
Behave.
Or QT will have to get ruff.

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Dog days of summer plus 4

Duke
+ Dan Skowron, a Romeoville, Ill., reader, regarding  QT’s asking its readers to stop playing word games with news that a town in Minnesota that has elected a dog as its mayor, writes:
“It’s an unusual choice. But who are we to kibble?”
+ Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, writes:
“This news gives me paws.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

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Not to mention a box of rocks

Steve King


News Headline: “Steve King: Ferguson protesters all share a ‘continental origin.’ ”
Which is another way of putting it–as long as we’re listening to politicians who display a capacity for knowledge and understanding that negatively surpasses a flexible cloth container filled with hand tools that have handles with perpendicularly attached heads of metal and are used for striking or pounding.

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