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In other news. . . .

News Headline: “Rural vote puts Trump over the top.”
News Headline: “Rural America could be hardest hit by repeal of Obamacare.”
Sometimes life is fair.


Reviews for QT’s e-book comic thriller 60606:
+ “I can’t tell you how charmed I was by it. It’s kind of a detective story. There’s a hint of the end of the world. . . .”–Rick Kogan on WGN Radio’s “After Hours.”
 “60606 is Joseph Heller funny.”–R.B., Omaha, Neb.
+ “I was reading it on my Kindle on the train and laughed so loud at one point I embarrassed myself.”–S.C., New York City.
+ “It’s like a breath of aged whiskey. All is told with wry observation. I found myself hungering for more.”–R.M., Baltimore.
+ “60606 is great. I’m trying to read it only in short bursts so it’ll last longer.”–D.D., Chicago.
Set your own price for the QT e-book (and receive with it a copy of QT’s latest
short story) at


News Headline: “The possible outcomes of a Trump presidency.”
We can take heart.
The republic survives in some of them.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office

Asteroid 2017 BX, which was discovered two days ago, is passing between Earth and the moon as you read this.
No need to worry.
Happens all the time.

Round up the usual suspects

News Headline: “A rogue national park tweets out climate-change facts in defiance of Donald Trump.”
Vive la résistance!

From Poor QT’s Almanack

On this day in history 305 years ago, Frederick the Great, who said, “Every man has a wild beast within him,” was born, followed 204 years to the day by the Great Jack Brickhouse, who said, “That’s a fly ball, deep to left. . . back. . .back. . . Hey! Hey! . . . Wheeeeee!”–and can it be only 29 days until spring training?

And do we really need so many
inspections of the food we eat?

News Headline:
“Trump tells business leaders he wants to cut regulations by 75 percent or ‘maybe more.’ “
So relax.
Take a  breath of air.
Drink a glass of water.
Enjoy while you can.

The scales of justice in the news

+ Michael Alan Krajewski, an Oak Lawn, Ill., reader, regarding a news story about a man arrested for selling fish illegally, for which he was given probation after a court herring in which he decided not to be trout by a jury of his piers, writes:
“Did he post bait before the judge let him off the hook?”
+ K.R., a Baltimore reader, writes:
“His wife was so mad at first she told him to hit the pike, but he showed so much remoras she began to mullet over and forgave him.”
+ S.B., a New York City reader, writes:
“I say put him on death roe.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.


QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

News Headline: “Without evidence, Trump tells lawmakers 3 million to 5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote.”
News Headline: “Trump to CIA: ‘Trust me, I’m like a smart person.’ ”
Again without evidence.

The scales of justice in the news

News Headline: “Man handcuffed for selling fish without a license.”
A judge put the man on  probation at a court herrng, as he chose not to be trout by a jury of his piers.
QT will stop now.