Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Empty LIbrary
News Headline: “Libraries: The decline of a profession?”
A reminder that National Young Readers Week starts November 7.
Which leaves you 221 days to find one.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Pius IV
Today’s Birthdays: Pius IV, 517; WrestleMania XII, 20.


The Making of the President 2016nado!

Ted Cruz
News Headline: “Suddenly, Ted Cruz seems like a gentleman.”
Is there anything Donald Trump can’t do?

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

Human Anatomy

+ Donald Trump speaking in Palm Beach, Fla.:
“I say it from my heart and my brain. It’s not just heart. It’s heart and brain.”
+ Donald Trump speaking in Appleton, Wis.:
“We have something that’s special–so special–going on. It’s a movement.”
So as many have long suspected:
There are other body parts involved.

All in their places with sunshiny faces

Winterberry Charter
News Headline: “Anchorage school suspends 1st-graders for plotting to poison classmate.”
They grow up so fast, don’t they?

We have seen the present, and it does not work

Solar Farm
A solar farm proposed in New Jersey would require the clear-cutting of a 70-acre forest.

Or maybe a wall of some kind

ISIS Propaganda
News Headline: “GOP campaign rhetoric on Muslims harms U.S. security efforts: Homeland Security chief.”
News Headline: “Trump and Cruz are playing right into ISIS’ hands, CIA analyst warns.”
We may want to close our borders to Republicans until further notice.
Just be safe.

In other news. . . .

Al Jazeera

From an announcement by the acting director general of Al Jazeera:
“We have embarked on a workforce optimization initiative that will allow us to evolve our business operation in order to. . . . ”
C.G.,  a New York City reader, wants to know:
When did layoffs become workforce optimization initiatives, and when can we have layoffs back?
And. . . .


QT Midwest New Madrid Fault, where the most recent earthquakes two centuries ago changed the course of the Mississippi River and toppled chimneys as far away as Maine, although geologists say there is only a 10 percent chance of a major quake in the next 50 years, which includes any moment now, update

New Madrid
News Item: “. . . The increase in the natural quakes in the New Madrid area remains a mystery, Petersen said, but ‘it’s higher than it’s been in several years’. . . .”
Typical of the sensationalism we might expect from the chief of the U.S. Geological Survey National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project.

From the QT police blotter

Corey Lewandowski
News Headline: “Trump denies campaign manager roughed up female reporter.”
News Headline: “Trump campaign manager denies manhandling protester.”
News Headline: “Trump’s campaign manager charged with battery.”
What do the police expect?
A populist like Donald Trump has to keep back the riffraff.