The case for profiling

News Headline: “How corporations hijack government with GOP’s help.”
News Headline: “GOP ‘willing to hijack the entire country.’ ”
This is becoming a matter of national security.
All Republicans should be required to take off their shoes until further notice.

News Headline: “Election eve poll: McAuliffe up 6 points over Cuccinelli.”
News Headline: “Cuccinelli fights stench of doom.”
Just be thankful Cuccinelli isn’t behind by seven points.

Rob Bligh, an Omaha, Neb., reader, regarding QT’s new e-book novel 60606, writes:
Want to laugh out loud while reading? 60606 is Joseph Heller funny.”
Wait.
You don’t think you can flatter QT into reminding readers that the book is available right here, do you?
C’mon.

News Headline: “Jay Carney: ‘It would be awesome’ if Ted Cruz, Rand Paul run in 2016.”
Add awe to the list of things that aren’t what they used to be.
News Headline: “U.S. spying efforts sometimes ‘reached too far,’ Kerry says.”
But understatement remains alive and well.

News Item: “A Cirque du Soleil performer slipped and fell off the ‘Wheel of Death’ during a performance. . . transported to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. . . expected to be released in a few days. . . .”
And then back to the Wheel of Brief Hospital Stays.

News Headline: “Chicago Bulls: Add leadership to Rose’s impressive skill set.”
S.C., a Chicago reader, asks when skills became a skill set, and when can we have skills back?

W.S., a Chicago reader, regarding QT’s new e-book novel 60606, writes:
“What would you call a gathering of people who aren’t happy with your attempts to publicize your book? If they met in a conference room: a table of discontents.”
Stop it.
You don’t think you can trick QT into reminding readers for a second time that that the book is available right here, do you?

QT Modern Corporate Gibberish of the Week:
Excelitas has acquired Qioptiq.
And Asurion has acquired Soluto.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language:
Mike Wolstein, a Park Ridge, Ill., reader, writes:
“I’ve been told that ‘anal retentive’ should sometimes have a hyphen. I disagree. It should have a colon.”
You remind QT that there are 41 colons and two semicolons in its new e-book novel 60606, which is available right here.
Sorry.
These things happen in threes.

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