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QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office

Asteroid 2016 TB19 was discovered today.
It will pass between Earth and the moon tomorrow.
Well. Best we can tell.
But it is a smallish asteroid.
So it couldn’t save us from the next presidential debate, in any event.

ElectMania MMXVI in the news


News Headline: “Carrie Fisher: Trump’s sniffles ‘absolutely’ cocaine-related.”
We have no evidence of this.
But a lot of people are talking about it.
Where is Donald Trump’s blood certificate?
Or we could settle for a hair sample.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Today’s Birthdays: Isabella II, 186;  Adlai III, 86.

A republic, if you can keep it

News Headline: “Second presidential debate: Donald Trump insists sex-assault boasts were ‘locker-room talk.’ ”
1973: I am not a crook.
2016: I am not a sex offender.
It may be time for another poll of Americans about the direction this country is heading in.

QT Early Warning System

Twelve days remain until National Evaluate Your Life Day.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

News Headline: “Trump says his” insulting remarks toward women were for
‘entertainment.’ ” 

. . . but still can’t hold a candle to his imitations of the disabled.

QT news you can use

The Rapture Index, which measures the approach of the end of the world according to biblical prophecy, is at a  record high of 188.

ElectMania MMXVI in the news

Donald Trump

+ Primatologist Jane Goodall regarding Donald Trump’s presidential campaign:
In many ways, the performances of Donald Trump remind me of male chimpanzees and their dominance rituals.”
+ Dan Shaviro, a New York University expert on tax law, regarding claims that Donald Trump’s tax deductions are a work of “genius”:
“You don’t need to be a genius. You could be a chimp.”
We may be on the verge of an explanation here.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


R.S., a Chicago reader, writes:
“You say a replica can’t be a replica unless it’s the same size of what it is supposed to replicate. My dictionary says otherwise.”
A number of dictionaries have given up on this point.
But not the QT Abridged Too Far Dictionary of the English Language.
And is it past time for QT’s biennial reminder that a horse doesn’t chomp at the bit, but champs at the bit, and that we don’t wait with baited breath, but bated breath?


<=== I'm with Trump

News Headline: “Pence denies he’s part of an ‘insult-driven’ campaign, Trump tweets insults.”
This is known these days as balancing the ticket.