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The Party of Lincoln 2.0, which hopes to fool enough of the people enough of the time, in the news

donald-trump
News Headline: “Trump’s Gettysburg address outlines his first 100 days.”
One thing taken with another, the world will little note nor long remember what he said there.

Hey! Hey!

jack-brickhouse
From the Twitter universe this weekend:
Anthony Rizzo home run! #Cubs lead 5-0!!!”
Or let’s visit again with the fine ghost of Jack Brickhouse:
“That’s a fly ball. . . deep to right. . . back. . . back. . . Hey! Hey! . . . Wheeeeee!”
Better than any old kind of a tweet.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

mole-day
Two days remain until National Mole Day, after the unit of chemistry, the mole, which is the amount of substance of a system that contains as many elementary entities as there are atoms in 0.012 kilograms of carbon-12, these entities being molecules, atoms, ions, electrons or other subatomic particles, or groups of particles, the number being 6.02214 X 10 to the 23rd power, or 602.214 billion trillion.
Party!

We have seen the present, and it does not work

university-of-vermont
The University of Vermont warns that  any student saying anything construed as “unwelcoming” may be required to undergo a “restorative intervention.”

QT Early Warning System

early-warning
Denver election judges have been ordered to undergo training to teach them how to respond to an active shooter.

Cause and effect in the news

donald-trump
News Headline: “Tim Kaine: Trump tape ‘makes me sick to my stomach.’ ”
News Headline: “French president: Donald Trump’s excesses are vomit-inducing.”
News Headline: “Restaurant CEOs blame presidential election for hurting sales.”
. . . as the CEOs might have expected.

QT Latest Carjacker Who Didn’t Know How to Work a Stick Shift Worldwide Pinpoint Locator

dustin-french
11 p.m. Thursday, October 13, near a service station in the Benton Park neighborhood of St. Louis.

Great expectations

presidential-debate
News Headline: “New record: Donald Trump said 25 false things on Saturday.”
Or do you have something against debate prep?

The national conversation in the news

Donald Trump Speaks To GOP Women's Groups
News Headline: “Donald Trump and Roger Ailes are giving each other the
silent treatment.”

Imagine for a moment:
Imagine that Donald Trump is giving you the silent treatment.
Keep the moment with you as long as you can.
Savor it.

This just in. . . .

man-in-ball
News Headline: “Man seen floating down River Thames in inflatable ball.”
As reasonable a response as any to the news of the day.