The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.
Everything Seemingly Is Spinning Out of Control
“Worldwide Lego Shortage: Tension Builds as Toy-Maker Warns It Can’t Meet Christmas Orders”—headline, Daily Telegraph (London), Oct. 20
Out on a Limb
“Donald Trump Is Doomed and/or Invincible”—headline, FiveThirtyEight .com, Oct. 20
War on Whatever
“Secretary of State John Kerry explained at the State Department’s Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum [Tuesday] why climate change is ‘certainly one of two of the defining issues of our generation and perhaps the defining issue of our generation, because of the stakes,’ ” PJMedia’s Bridget Johnson reports.
See if you can guess what the other defining issue is. If you said radical Islam, you may be right. But we’re not sure. See if you can make any sense of this:
“The other being the rise of radical extremism, sectarianism, and the failure of states simultaneously surrounding it, and vast populations of young people needing jobs instead of mind-bending theories of false assumptions about Islam and other things. Both are gigantic challenges,” Kerry acknowledged.
Kerry went on to say that “climate change” is actually a simpler problem to solve, and we have to admit he’s right, though not for the reasons he thinks. The actual reasons are (1) climate change isn’t really a problem, and (2) no one can even remember the other one. Maybe we should just abbreviate it and declare war on RESATFOSSSIAVPOYPNJIOMBTOFAAIAOT.
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