No burdensome regulation here

News Headline: “Lawsuits: Love Canal still oozing 35 years later.”
Is there any end to the magic of the free marketplace?

News Item: “. . . On the move for Saudi women to be allowed to drive, Kerry was careful not to appear to take sides. . . ‘up to Saudi Arabia to make its own decisions about its own social structure and choices. . . .’ ”
Close call.
The United States was on the verge of  taking a stand for human rights.

News Headline: “Alabama chancellor says Nick Saban is the best financial investment the university has ever made.”
A timely reminder.
Sometimes we get caught up in all the sportsmanship and lose sight of the meaning of collegiate athletics.

S.W., a Kendall, Wis., reader, regarding QT’s new e-book novel 60606, writes:
“Is 60606 available in a Kindle format?”
QT is here to answer any reader questions, even if this means it must reluctantly publicize its novel, which another reader has called “hilarious,” and which is NOW SENT OUT COMPATIBLE WITH KINDLE AND NOOK FROM THIS LOCATION.
Boy, the things QT does for its readers. . . .

News Headline: “Toronto mayor Rob Ford admits smoking crack.”
Now we can go back to wondering what the explanation for Ted Cruz might be.

News Headline: “The implosion of the GOP brand.”
J.J.S., a Germantown, Tenn., reader, wants to know when reputation became branding, and when can we have reputation back?

News Headline: “South Floridians strip for skinny-dipping world record.”
And it’s a good thing the 805 people who jumped naked into the water broke the record, or they might have looked silly.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language:
K.R., a Baltimore reader, writes:
“This one doesn’t come up often, but the accent in ‘pastoral’ is on the first syllable, not the second.”
You sound like someone who frequents the dictionary–“frequent” as a verb having its accent on the second syllable, not the first.
Twenty-six percent of Floridians mispronounce “Florida,” as long as we’re at it.


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