The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.
Question and Answer
News of the Tautological
“Despite high production, 2014 crops worth less than 2013”—subheadline, Quad City Times (Davenport, Iowa), March 14
Bottom Story of the Day
“Charles Barkley Silent on Social Media”—headline, USA Today website, March 14
It Takes a Village
A reader sent along an announcement from the Office of Affordable Housing, a division of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, about a retirement home in Warner Robins, a town near Macon:
Potemkin Senior Village of Warner Robins is a 68-unit development which will provide quality affordable housing in the city of Warner Robins, Georgia. Warner Robins is a stable, established community and the location of the site is desirable for a population of seniors. The city of Warner Robins is also currently marketing itself as a destination for retirees, which combined by the naturally aging population of the community, makes it a fertile market for senior housing development.
Sure enough, a Google search proves the Potemkin Village is real. For a minute there we thought we’d gone back in time to Soviet Georgia. [Read about a Potemkin Village at wikipedia.]
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