Mandela’s life was no
tea party

News Headline: “Rick Santorum compares himself to Nelson Mandela fighting against the ‘apartheid’ of Obamacare.”
The comparison is good as far as it goes.
Let’s put Santorum in prison for 27 years to test it further.

News Headline: “GOP Rep. Joe Barton calls for minimum wage repeal.”
News Headline: “Paul LePage pushing to loosen Maine’s child labor laws.”
A good catch by the Maine governor.
What is a sweatshop without children?


News Headline: “SpaghettiOs apologizes for Pearl Harbor tweet.”
A new finalist for the 2013 News Headline that Best Sums Up the Times We Live in Award.

QT Marie McAntoinette Update:
The McDonald’s employee Web site has reminded its workers to tip their au pairs and pool cleaners this Christmas.

News Headline: “Christmas shopping so stressful it triggers primal ‘fight or flight’ response.”
News Headline: “Images of Munch’s ‘The Scream’ decorate Norway’s Christmas tree at DC Union Station.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

From the Annals of the Federal Bureau of Police Squad:
TSA airport agents in St. Louis confiscated a cowboy sock monkey’s two-inch toy pistol.

B.F, a Chicago reader, writes:
“I can’t believe my eyes. Did you just go through a whole QT on Friday without promoting your new book?”
You are probably referring to QT’s new e-book novel 60606, which has been called suspenseful and hilarious, makes an excellent Christmas present, and can be purchased AT THIS HANDY LOCATION, name your price, and what are you waiting for?
And one other thing.
Thanks a lot.
QT was hoping for two in a row.
Now it has to start all over again.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language:
W.S., an Evanston, Ill., reader, regarding QT’s reminder that the reindeer’s name is Donder, not Donner, writes:
“If a cannibal were to recite ‘The Night Before Christmas’ and didn’t remember the deer’s right name, and skipped it, would that be a Donner Pass? And isn’t it time for QT’s annual reminder that the right title for Clement Clarke Moore’s poem is ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’?”
And time for a reminder, too, that Christmas pudding should be stirred clockwise.
The English language can make a guy hungry.

QT’s NEW E-BOOK NOVEL  60606 is available here

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