Monthly Archives: June 2015

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QT Summer Travel Advisory

Ethnic Festival
Thirty-eight days remain until the Central Nebraska Ethnic Festival

Greetings and facilitations

Wal-Mart Merchandise
News Headline:
“Wal-Mart pulls Confederate flag products in wake of shooting.”
But not guns and ammunition.

Candid camera

Ted Cruz
News Headline: “Ted Cruz cracks jokes on gun control days after Charleston shooting.”
News Headline: “AP photo of gun pointed at Ted Cruz’s head stirs outrage.”
The Associated Press said the photos, taken at a gun range and store, “were not intended to portray Sen. Cruz in a negative light.”
A warning to those who want to see Ted Cruz in a decent light:
There would be a lot of  photoshopping involved.

QT Exploding Cell Phone Worldwide Pinpoint Locator

Cell Phone
Saturday, June 20, at a husking mill in Kazipara, Bangladesh.

Maybe if we pretend it’s not there. . . .

Obama Podcast
News Headline: “Obama uses N-word, says we are ‘not cured’ of racism.”
News Headline:Obama gebruikt het woord ‘nigger’ om punt te maken.”
The thing is, we sometimes have to go overseas to talk as if we were grownups.

QT trickle-on economics update

CEOs in the United States made 303 times as much as the average worker in 2014, according to a new study.
Inflation-adjusted CE0 pay has increased 997 percent since 1978.
Worker pay has increased 10.9 percent.

This just in. . . .

Naked Woman
News Headline: “4,400 people lose power as naked woman crashes car into a pole.”
A lesson in life:
No matter how well you think things are going, there is always a naked woman out there ready to crash her car into a nearby pole.

QT Exploding Cell Phone Worldwide Pinpoint Locator

Cell Phone
8 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at 100 E. 19th Ave. in Post Falls, Idaho.

The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators

Dublin Coffman
QT earlier stopped noting this year’s high school valedictorians with Mustang High School in Mustang, Okla.
The high school had named 64 valedictorians.
QT stopped too soon.
Dublin Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio, has named 96 valedictorians.
QT will stop now.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

QT Time

Jack Finarelli, a Falls Church, Va., reader, regarding QT’s reminder that there is never a “the” in front of Magna Carta and hoi polloi and always a “the” in front of the Mahatma Gandhi and the Bronx, while only you can prevent a “the” in the middle of Smokey Bear, writes:
“Should ‘the’ precede QT?  Is it ‘the QT’ or not?”
Or maybe Q the T.
But QT is telling you that on the QT.
Which reminds QT that it isn’t “gild the lily,” but “paint the lily.”
The Q the T never knows what it will be reminded of next.