In this political season that is unlike any political season I've experienced in my lifetime, I occasionally run across little blurbs in the newspaper or hear good one-liners on TV or receive something in e-mail that makes me go hmmmm - or - unbelievable!!! - or - ARRRRGHH!!!! - or some such. But these items probably wouldn't generate enough discussion to merit their own thread. So I propose this thread as the dumping ground for such bits of world, national, political, government, or outrageous trivia that we run across. I'll include a sample or two of some of the stuff I'm thinking about in my next post.