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The shining locker-room upon a hill

News Headline: “Trump says Clinton corruption ‘on a scale we have never seen.’ ”
News Headline: “Trump says Clinton would let 650 million people into the U.S.”
News Headline: “Trump says he can fix Flint’s pipes for free.”
Five days to go.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Headline: “Hill Republicans raring to investigate Clinton from Day One.”
No. The Republicans are rearing to investigate Clinton.
Just as a horse doesn’t stomp, but stamps.
And is it time for QT’s annual reminder that a speeding car does not careen through an intersection, but careers through it?
And don’t get QT started about people who say “antimony” when they mean “antinomy.”


QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office

Asteroid 2016 VA was discovered yesterday.
It will pass closer than the orbits of some man-made satellites today.
It won’t come close enough to interrupt the presidential campaign.
Sometimes asteroids like to tease.

Indigestion and movements in the news

Presidential Candidates Stump At Iowa State Fair

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: “Texas restaurant changes its name to Trump Cafe.”
The stories seemed to go together, for some reason.

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

The Yellowstone monthly earthquake count for
October fell from 158 to 107.
There are six days to go in the presidential campaign.
Supervolcanoes are never around when you need them.

QT Man-Bites-Dog Worldwide Pinpoint Locator

There have been no reports of a man biting a dog in the past three months.
But a man bit a police officer at 2:30 a.m. Sunday in Denton, Texas.

Greetings and facilitations

News Headline: “17 dead, 41 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings.”
Happy Halloween from the National Rifle Association!

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

News Headline: “Trump policy staffers quit after not being paid.”
News Headline: “Trump owes former pollster $776K.”
Say this for Donald Trump:
He may be dishonest.
He may be ignorant.
He may be unstable.
But he’s a deadbeat.