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QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

Donald Trump
News Headline: “Donald Trump on shootings: ‘Horrible’ but these things happen.”
As for Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy:
Horrible but these things happen.

And everyone gets a rosary

Pope Francis
News Headline: “Kentucky clerk Kim Davis: Pope Francis told me to ‘stay strong.’ ”
News Headline: “Vatican: Pope Francis meeting with Kim Davis not an endorsement.”
Fair enough.
It was another quick papal audience with “several dozen” well-wishers during a whirlwind pilgrimage, nothing else intended.
Even the infallible make mistakes.

QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update

Yellowstone Technician
Yellowstone earthquake counts for the past four months, as of October 1, have gone from 83 to 60 to 44 to 112 as the region continues what scientists have called “a fascinating year of ups and downs.”

Taking the air out

Donald Trump, left, stops to talk to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady prior to the start of the game at Gillette Stadium, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, in Foxboro, Mass., where the Patriots will play the Tennessee Titans in a AFC divisional playoff game. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) ORG XMIT: FBO105

News Headline: “Inside Jeb Bush’s fall strategy to deflate Trump.”
News Headline: “Tom Brady retracts Donald Trump endorsement.”
No better place to start.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

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Sen. John Tester (D-Mont.) regarding drug use by adolescents:
“Now is the time to nip it in the butt.”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, says it is time to nip nipping in the butt in the bud.
And can it be past time for QT’s annual reminder that it isn’t “hoist by his own petard,” but “hoist with his own petard”?
Evidently.

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com

And outraged, also

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton regarding the comments of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who let slip the cynical politics behind 18 months of Benghazi hearings:
“I have to tell you, I find them deeply distressing.”
Keeping in mind that no one is happier than a politician who is deeply distressed.