Today: short comments on several different articles.
TRUMP EASES RULES IN SOMALIA PROTECTING CIVILIANS IN STRIKES
" ... some civilian bystander deaths would be permitted if deemed necessary and proportionate."
Nine thousand miles from Trump's breakfast (Egg McMuffin, anyone?), some brown kid just got vaporized. Oh well.
OUSTED LEADER OF SOUTH KOREA IS ARRESTED IN GRAFT CASE
Sulu visits South Korea.
BRITAIN LOOKS TO EXPERT ON BREAKUP: HENRY VIII
Back in 1979, I used to be a typesetter. (main clients: Rolling Stone Magazine and the Avon catalogue). So I tend to be pretty sharp-eyed when it comes to typos and bad line breaks.
For example, up until very recently, The Times was dividing the name Buzzfeed like this:
Buz - zfeed
It's true there is a rule that states that you divide identical consonants between the two. But another rule says that that does not apply in cases where the division is more correctly a division between two syllables. So,
Buzz-feed. (They seem to have corrected the problem.)
Today, in the very first sentence, they divided something horribly wrong:
"When Henry VI-
II's marital troubles ..."
You're kidding me!
NEXT IN PRESIDENT'S SIGHTS: NET NEUTRALITY REGULATIONS
"The Trump administration served notice on Thursday that its next move to deregulate broadband internet service companies would be to jettison the Obama administration's net neutrality rules, which were intended to safeguard free expression online."
Well fuck you, you fucking asshole.
Might as well say it while I can still escape major jail time.
REPUBLICAN HARD-LINERS DISMISS, AND MOCK, AN ONLINE SALVO BY TRUMP
"Mr. Trump's targeting of the Freedom Caucus came on a day of an unexpected change in his senior staff. Katie Walsh, a deputy to Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, announced her sudden departure after less than three months on the job to work for a "super PAC" allied with Mr. Trump. The White House offered no explanation for the timing of her departure."
Betcha Priebus is next!
And finally, a short letter to the editor:
"Clean coal is a bit like humble Trump. Although both may be theoretically possible, few expect to see large-scale implementation of either in their lifetimes."
-- Bruce Couchman, Ottawa