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QT 2016 vote count countdown update

Rove and Trump
News Headline: “Trump vs. Rove: Battle of the titans?”
Add titans to the list of things that aren’t what they used to be.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Bill Scott, an East Northport, N.Y., reader, regarding billionaire Jeff Greene ‘s warning to
non-billionaire Americans that their “lifestyle expectations are far too high” and “need to be adjusted” toward a “smaller” existence with “less things,” writes:
“You’d think that a billionaire would know enough to say ‘fewer things’ instead of
‘less things.’ ”
You bring to mind two important rules:
1. Use “fewer” for what can be counted and “less” for what can’t.
2. Wealth is not an indicator of intelligence.
Which you may know as the Trump Rule.
On another subject, have you noticed how the word ‘ubiquitous’ seems to be popping up everywhere these days?


Allies in action

King Abdullah
News Headline: “Pentagon plans essay contest to honor late Saudi King.”
And fair warning that any woman who tries to enter will receive 1,000 lashes.

It’s alive!

Worm Robot
News Headline: “Scientists upload a worm’s mind into a Lego robot.”
Which immediately demanded to see President Obama’s birth certificate.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Wisconsin Snow
News Headline: “7 reasons Wisconsin yawns at the Northeast ‘snowmageddon.’ ”
In Wisconsin, they call it April.

QT Early Warning System

News Item: “An asteroid the size of a cruise ship is due to pass close to Earth. . . .”
News Item: “A asteroid measuring the equivalent of five football fields. . . .”
Or about the same 211 Shaquille O’Neals laid end to end, if you are still trying to visualize it.

You betcha

Sarah Palin
News Headline: “Sarah Palin ‘rambles incoherently’ at Iowa summit.”
It’s good to see she hasn’t lost her touch.

A republic, if you can keep it

House of Reps
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi commenting on Republican leadership in the
current session:
“Week 1, we had the vote for the speaker. Week 2, we debated deporting children. Week 3, we’re debating rape and incest. I just can’t wait for Week 4.”
No. Wait.
Those are the words of Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.).

Antisocial media

Israel Hashtag
News Headline: “Extremists celebrate terror attack in Israel with #IAmAKnife hashtag.”

Taking final stock

Wall Street
G.S., a Chicago reader, regarding QT’s request that readers not play games with  the
news story of a woman who quit a Wall Street investment bank to become a porn star, writes:
“It’s obvious she hopes to become an underlying commodity.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.
Why this fascination when all the woman did was give up acquisitions for mergers?
QT will stop now, also.