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QT 2016 vote count countdown update

DEM 2016 Convention
News Headline: “Michelle Obama to DNC: This country is already great.”
In related news, reports remain unverified that Donald Trump is changing his slogan to Make America Luxurious Again.

QT trickle-on economics update

Bank Vault
News Headline: “Donald Trump: ‘Hillary is bought and paid for.’ “
News Headline: “Trump says Kaine ‘owned’ by banks.”
Trump owes $100 million to Deutsche Bank.
But think of it as a pending transaction.

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

Trump and Clinton
Nerws Headline: “Super-eruptions offer a year’s warning before they blow.”
There are 106 days left to the presidential campaign.
Supervolcanoes are never around when you need them.

QT Man-Bites-Dog Worldwide Pinpoint Locator

Man Bites Dog
As of the 19th dog day of summer, there have been no reports of a man biting a dog.
Then again:
News Headline: “Body-language trainer says Trump displays ‘alpha dog’ behavior
over Pence.”

News Headline: “Chris Christie fills new convention role: Donald Trump’s attack dog.”
News Headline: “Ted Cruz says he won’t be Trump’s ‘servile puppy dog.’ “
There are 21 dog days to go.

QT digest of tonight’s Republican National Convention schedule (for your convenience)

Convention Schedule
Invocation, remarks, remarks, video, remarks, remarks, remarks, video, video, remarks, remarks, remarks, remarks, video, remarks, unhinged bloviation, benediction.
There are 110 days left until the election.

The Making of the President 2016nado!

Republican U.S. presidential candidates businessman Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz pose together before the start of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas
News Headline: “Ted Cruz taunted by angry GOP Convention delegates as he reufses to endorse Donald Trump.”
News Headline: “Trump camp blasts ‘treacherous’ Ted Cruz.”
News Headline: “Brazilian activist puts head in bag of snakes, tarantulas.”
Or you can just watch the Republican Convention.

Frontiers of science


News Headline: “Giant galaxy found in quiet corner of the universe.”
News Headline: “Stand at the edge of geological time.”
As the effort continues to put Donald Trump in reassuring perspective.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Man on Moon
On this day in history 47 years ago American astronauts became the first men to land on the moon in another example of needless government interference in an undertaking that, left properly to free enterprise, would be well on its way to completion any year now.

Going viral


News Headline: “GOP convention staff hit by outbreaks of vomiting, diarrhea.”
. . . not to mention millions in the TV audience.

QT 2016 vote count countdown update

Trump Plagiarism
News Headline: “Melania’s speech is latest plagiarism from Trump campaign.”
News Headline: “Everything Donald Trump has plagiarized.”
Donald Trump addressing the Republican Convention in a video:
“Melania and I had such a great time last night. An unbelievable evening.”
Which is another way of putting it.