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State of the Union Address is must see TV this year
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be seated over President Trump’s left shoulder Tuesday, less than two months after the Democratic-controlled House impeached him — and just as the Republican-controlled Senate will be deciding whether to keep or remove him from office.” — I expect to be thoroughly entertained!

Purell is not so pure
The FDA also noted that it is unaware of any adequate and well-controlled clinical trials in the published literature that support” GOJO’s claims.” — When will people stop putting this goo on their hands… It does NOTHING!

The feds come calling for TollFreeDeals
Over a 23-day period in May and June of last year, for example, defendant TollFreeDeals connected 720 million calls to US numbers. According to the Justice Department, 425 million of the calls lasted for one second or less—suggesting that many were unwanted” — I get 8 to 10 bogus calls almost everyday. Send these people up the river for 720 million years.

Murdoch’s trying to out Drudge
It’s a news aggregator just louder and more obnoxious than Drudge

NASA makes the longest of long distance tech support calls
It’s a challenge to diagnose and fix problems on the twin probes due to their sheer distance from Earth. Voyager 2 is located about 11.5 billion miles (18.5 billion kilometers) away.” — 17 hour delay between sending and receiving. We need this for cable news channels

Orwell’s 1984 Cemented in Yale University Academics
Yale announced last week that it will stop teaching its famous survey course, “Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to the Present.” Taught for decades by Vincent Scully, one of Yale’s most celebrated professors, the course was a riveting introduction to pulse of humanism. It is being cashiered for all the usual reasons. Its focus is too white, too European, too male, too “problematic,” as Tim Barringer, chairman of the art history department, puts it.” — “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”–George Orwell 1984