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The national conversation in the news

Rush Limbaugh
News Headline: “Rush Limbaugh warns of an invasion of government-trained ‘lesbian farmers.’ “
Is Rush Limbaugh still on the air?
Hadn’t noticed.

Unfortunate branding other than the Trump brand
in the news

Tisdale
The town of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, located in a region known for beekeepers and rapeseed crops, has after 58 years dropped its motto: “Land of Rape and Honey.”

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
Marshall, Mo., Fire Chief Tony Day on what is being learned during this week’s statewide disaster drill preparing for a New Madrid quake that would cause devastation across the Middle West:
“We’ve already come up with two or three different things we need to do already.”
Not that there is any hurry.

QT 2016 vote count countdown update

Trump Supporter
News Headline: “Trump’s empire: A maze of debts and opaque ties.”
Or as Bernie Sanders puts it:
“Do we really want a president who is deeply, deeply in debt to banks all over the world?”
No. Wait.
That was Bruce Bartlett, a senior policy analyst in the Reagan administration.
Sorry.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Clinton Meeting
News Item:
“. . . An aide to bill Clinton confirmed to CBS news that the meeting [with AG Loretta Lynch] wasn’t planned in advance. . . .”
Ronald Bruce Meyer, a Baltimore reader, writes:
“Was it possible the meeting was planned afterward?”
And can it be time for QT’s quadrennial reminder that “mano a mano” doesn’t mean “man to man,” but “hand to hand”?
Evidently.

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QT trickle-on economics update

Trickle-On


According to a new
Congressional Budget Office report on Americans and wealth:
+ Those in the top 10 percent saw their wealth more than double since 1989.
+ Those at the 50th percentile saw their wealth increase 4 percent.
+ Those at the 10th percentile saw their wealth decrease 6 percent.
For those keeping track of the magic of the free marketplace.

Not a real presidential candidate, but he plays one on TV

Trump Leaning

News Headline: “Donald Trump cancels campaign events in Colorado, Nevada and Oregon.”
And have you noticed how he props himself up at lecterns.?
He smiles bravely.
But it should be obvious to anyone.
There is a serious health problem here.

The Making of the President 2016nado!

Michele Bachmann
News Headline: “Michele Bachmann: I’m advising Trump on foreign policy.”
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria. . . .

Frontiers of science

Researcher
News Headline: “Just imagining a workout can make you stronger: study.”
Keep up the good work, researchers!

QT 2016 vote count countdown update

Trump Supporters
News Headline: “12-year-old running Trump campaign office in Colorado.”
Representing, as he does, a key Trump demographic.