We’ll always have Paris

Paris Hilton

News Headine: “The partying life is tough! Paris Hilton recharges her batteries heading to healing center after Cannes Film Festival.”
Can it be 2,538 days since Paris Hilton announced she was leaving public life?
Not that anyone is counting.

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QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update

Yellowstone Caldera

Scientists report that the magma beneath Yellowstone is “potentially more stable” than previously thought.
But it “remains unclear” how this might be affected by “lateral variations in porosity, permeability, temperature and rheology.”
Which isn’t to mention that the entire area has risen nearly an inch since the start of the year.
So we won’t mention it.

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Duty, Honor, Country, not

Dick Cheney

News Headline: “Cheney calls Obama the ‘weakest’ president of his lifetime.”
For some reason, QT just now thought of Calvin Trillin’s reminder that dodgers of military risk who are eager to send others to war shouldn’t be called chicken hawks:
“A chicken hawk, which exists in nature, is a hawk that preys on chickens, not a hawk that acts like a chicken.”
Trillin suggests sissy hawks.
QT just thought of that, for some reason.

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All aboard

News Headline: “GOP seizes upon Veterans Affairs scandal in new attacks against Democrats.”
News Headline: “Democratic senators push Shinseki under the bus.”
News Headline: “Obama accepts VA secretary’s resignation.”
That was a tough few weeks, but things are finally settling down.
And now we can go back to bipartisan neglect.

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