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From Poor QT’s Almanack

Bissextus
Today is February 29.
It is a day that occurs every four years.
The day is called bissextus.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Practice makes perfect

GOP Debate
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Republican alternatives to Obamacare proposed at the Houston presidential debate:
“. . . absolute nonsense. . . absolutely nothing to offer the American people. . . .”
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.

Thanks for the memories. . . .

Oscars 2016


News Headline:
“9 most memorable moments from the Oscars.”
News Headline: “8 memorable Oscar moments.”
Already forgot one.

Is it possible to retweet a comb-over?

Donald Trump
S.W., a Kendall, Wis., reader, writes:
“Finally, a photo that provides a visual explanation of Donald Trump’s comb-over.”
Which reminds QT:
Is it true that the comb-over hides a White Power tattoo ?
Now, this isn’t coming from QT.
QT isn’t saying the Trump comb-over hides a White Power tattoo.
QT hasn’t looked into it.
QT only passes along a question wondering if Donald Trump’s comb-over hides a White Power tattoo. . . .

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office

Asteroid 2013 TX68
It was first projected that Asteroid 2013 TX68 might come within 11,000 miles of Earth on March 5.
A revised projection put the March 5 distance at possibly 9 million miles.
Which is not to be confused with a newly revised  projection putting the March 5 distance at 3 million miles.
Except that it will be March 8.
But at least we don’t project it will hit us.

Dum and dummer

Trump University
News Headline: “Trump tweets about the ‘honer’ of winning debates,
‘leightweight chocker.’ ”
These are not the first such Donald Trump tweets.
He has also criticized MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell as “one of the dummer people
on television.”
Does Trump need to show his college transcripts along with his tacks returns?
Nah. Let’s stay the coarse–and make America grate again.

Modern education + the criminal mind =

Virginia man carrying methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin, 18 needles, a cooking spoon and three smoking pipes didn’t want to walk all the way to the local Wal-Mart, so he asked a sheriff’s deputy for a lift, police said.

QT digest of the Houston Republican debate (for your convenience)

Republican Debate

“. . .  liar. . .  disgusting. . .  fake. . . you lied. . . liar. . . you don’t know much. . .
he attacked me. . . fraud. . . fraud. . . liar. . . liar. . . liar. . . liar. . . falsely accusing. . .
lying. . . lie. .  . yelling at me. . .  liar. . . .”
The transcript lists  15 “inaudible” moments.
Think of these as the golden moments.

QT Early Warning System

Kitchen Fire
News Headline: “Kitchen’s fire extinguisher found ablaze.”
News Headline: “Severe weather spotters class canceled due to severe weather.”
The nation’s current irony outbreak appears to have veered west along the Interstate 80 corridor from Easton, Pa., to Joliet, Ill.
Residents of Iowa and Nebraska should be on alert.

But does the law have electrolytes?

Idiocracy
News Headline: “If Iowa law passes, children can use handguns.”
News Headline: ” ‘Idiocracy’ writer: I never expected my movie ‘to become
a documentary.’ ”
The stories seemed to go together, for some reason.