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Signings of the times

Mike Pence
News Item: “Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed the anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ bill in a private ceremony. . . closed to the press and the public. . . .”
A good thing to say about the Tea Party:
Some of its members know enough to be embarrassed.

We have seen the present, and it does not work

Grass
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission lists grass as an unsafe playing surface
for children.

QT Early Warning System

Innovation Month
April is Innovation Month.
Again.

Modern education + the criminal mind =

A fugitive in Maine shared on Snapchat that police were after him–but that he was ahead of them, having managed to sneak back into his house and hide in a cabinet there, police said.

QT Ted Cruz (R-Alberta) campaign update

Ted Cruz
News Headline: “Ted Cruz’s biggest liability is probably his constant lying.”
Are we starting to pick nits already?

We have seen the present, and it does not work

Applause
Delegates at a student convention in Solihull, England,  have been asked to stop applauding and use jazz hands instead because applause is not sufficiently “inclusive” and might cause “anxiety” in others.

QT 2016 vote count countdown update

Protest Sign
News Headline: “Presidential hopeful Ben Carson thinks Obama is a ‘psychopath’ and America is like Nazi Germany.”
News Headline: “Mike Huckabee stands willing to ‘call down fire from Heaven.’ ”
So the Republican platform is starting to take shape.

QT college football on-again, off-again off-season update

Ben Cleveland
News Headline: “5-star Georgia recruit injures hand in science class.”
Awaiting word on disciplinary action.
What was he doing in a class?

QT Ted Cruz (R-Alberta) campaign update

Ted Cruz
News Headline: “The 10 best things about Ted Cruz running for president.”
1. He dresses well.
2.
Ran out of things.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Whence It Came
News Headline: “U.S. unemployment claims surge marginally last week.”
Testy Copy Editors says we can add surges to the list of things that aren’t what they
used to be.
News Item: “. . . To the contrary, they must trod carefully. . . .”
News Item: “. . . So the Republican leadership must trod carefully. . . .”
And K.R., a Baltimore reader, says we should be careful to say:
Tread, trod, trodden.
And is it past time for QT’s annual reminder that to say “from whence” is to say “from from where”?
Evidently.

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