We have seen the present, and it does not work

A British business consultant proposed banning handshakes as a possible next step in avoiding sex harassment claims.

From the QT police blotter

News Headline:
“Undercover cops posing as drug dealers arrest undercover cops posing as drug dealers.”
. . . it was announced by a police spokesman, very quietly.

The days of the weak

News Headline: “Saudi Arabia beheads a pro-democracy protester set to attend college in U.S.”
Mutjaba al-Sweikat was one of 37 executed that day.
The United States and Donald Trump were urged to intervene.
It was a matter of human rights–and human decency.

Our long national nightmare in the news

News Headline: What Donald Trump’s erratic 24 hours on Twitter tell us.”
Nothing really new.
But we are reminded:
Lions roar.
Trump tweets.

Modern education + the criminal mind =

A man wore a bag over his head when he robbed an Australian service station, but removed the bag before he left the store so he could put the stolen cash in it,  police said.

. . . born every minute

News Headline: “Trump claims he’s most ‘transparent’ president in U.S. history.”
In related news, the latest polling shows that 37 percent of American voters still don’t see through him.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item: “. . . Church members on Sunday tackled a woman, carrying a handgun and a baby, who threatened to blow up the church during. . . .”
B.T, a New York City reader, writes:
“And why the baby wanted to blow up the church, we may never know.”
And can it be time for QT’s annual reminder that the owner of a restaurant isn’t a restauranteur, but a restaurateur?

QT Summer Travel Advisory

Eighteen days remain until the 2019 Mushroom Festival Pastie Sale and Mud Bog in Mesick, Mich.

Day 823, America held hostage

News Headline: “Criminal Trump on the loose.”
Could we please be more careful with our word choices?
Donald Trump isn’t precisely “on the loose.”

In other news. . . .

News Headline: “French ambassador on Donald Trump: ‘a big mouth’ who ‘reads basically nothing.’ ”
And he was being diplomatic.