From the QT police blotter


+ Gene Christianson, an Overland Park, Kan., reader, regarding a
news story about a woman arrested for blasting opera music from her house and QT’s noting that the police had her dead to rights, so she wouldn’t rigoletto this one, writes:
“I have no aida what you’re talking about.”
+ Stephen J. Smith, a Minneapolis reader, writes:
“What she needs is a good stiffelio drink.”
+ S.A., a Chicago reader, writes:
“Verdi you get off with all this?”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

 

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Finally, a solution


News Headline: “How can FIFA address corruption in soccer?”
News Headline: “FIFA removes the word ‘corruption’ from its latest code of ethics.”
Asked and answered.

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)


From Donald Trump’s statement on the death of Aretha Franklin:
“. . . She worked for me on numerous occasions. . . .”
Lest anyone think for a moment she was his equal.
Making us forget for only a moment that few were her equal.
Even if she spent much of her songful life working for civil rights.
Which is to say, the idea that all of us are equal.

From the QT police blotter


News Headline: “Woman arrested for blasting Verdi from her house 16 hours a day.”
The police have her dead to rights.
No way she’ll rigoletto this one.

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QT 2018 vote count countdown update


News Headline: “Democrats disgusted, enraged by Trump’s Omarosa comments.”
Keeping in mind QT’s Third Rule of Politics (sorry, forgot the first two):
No one is happier than a politician who is disgusted and enraged.

Day 572, America held hostage


News Headline:
“Trump Tower operators are being sued for using water from the Chicago River.”
Lock them up.
Tear it down.
See how easy?

The multitudinous seas incarnadine in the news


News Headline: ” ‘The Meg’ is one of the best shark movies ever made.”
Nonsense.
It makes a mockery of real science .
Not a single tornado.

QT trickle-on economics update


News Headline:
“Wages drop despite economic boom.”
The system works.

Children, gather


News Headline:
“When it comes to lying, Trump is nonstop.”
News Headline: “Explaining Donald Trump to the children.”
All parents have to do is find a copy of the children’s book Trump Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.|It’s the story of Trump Mulligan and his steam shovel Kellyanne.
It was said that he could shovel more in a day than a hundred men could in a week.
He just kept shoveling it.
He couldn’t stop shoveling it. . . .

Second Amendment solutions in the news


News Headline:
“Many U.S. teens think gun control might curb mass shootings.”
This just in: Many U.S. teens are smarter than many U.S. parents.