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Monday, February 13, 2012

Random Bits of News and Observations

As I enjoyed a weekend and ignored much of what was going on, things went on.

InSanetorum accuses Romney of rigging things with $ (This is news? I thought that's what politicians usually do)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/mitt-romney-bought-conservative-political-action-conference-caucus-win-rick-santorum-article-1.1021400

Just read this blog:
http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos/very-suspicious-quotation-marks
And good god it's so true. Along with the inability to spell, we have an epidemic of quotation marks. I thought they were meant for sarcasm in a written form, but they're everywhere these days.

What a terrible tragedy:
   http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/whitney-houston-daughter-bobbi-christina-brown-rushed-hospital-mom-dies-reports-article-1.1021338

I hope Obama and the Dems don't cave again:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/13/obama-fiscal-year-budget-2013-release

Signs of things to come in the US, if we don't nip it-
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/10/china-jails-dissident-zhu-yufu

Syria's conflict goes on
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/13/syria-rejects-arab-league-call-peacekeeping

It's sincerely trying to snow here, little more than flurries, but it's trying. I'm thinking it's the effort that counts most.

2 comments:

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

That article on quotation marks is really "scary". What in hell are they doing in US schools. I "blame" the teachers.(Actually I don't but they soon will be)

Austan said...

TSB- What is everyone using "quotation marks" for these days? Is it to "emphasise"? Don't they "know" it looks "shady"?