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The art of the suspicious deal


Donald Trump again trying to tweet us away from the U.S. intelligence finding that Russia hacked our 2016 presidential election:
The ‘Intelligence’ briefing on so-called ‘Russian hacking’ was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!”
Not that we should question the “mandate” of the “president-elect.”
Or his so-called “loyalty” to the United States.

From the QT news ticker


News Headline: “No teacher left behind.”
News Headline: “No lawyer left behind.”
News Headline: “No puppy left behind.”
News Headline: “No vegetable scrap left behind.”
Does this suggest something we might leave behind?

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

News Headline: “Is Donald Trump a fascist?”
News Headline: “Historian: Trump ‘not principled enough to be a fascist.’ ”
So that’s a relief.
OK. Not really.

QT Rules of Etiquette for Guys and Dolls


+ All Christmas decorations should be taken down after the Twelve Days of Christmas.
+ Twelfth Day is January 5.
+ And the decorations should not go up again until the day after next Thanksgiving.
+ Which is 324 days from now.
+ Ho, Ho, Ho!

The shining locker-room upon a hill


News Headline: “Trump appears alongside felon with mobster ties at
New Year’s Eve party.”

The felon with mobster ties seems to have fallen in with a bad crowd.

QT Early Warning System


One day remains until Perihelion Day.
This is not to be confused with Aphelion Day, which is July 3.
For those keeping track of  their periapsides and apoapsides.

Giving Donald Trump the brush, so to speak


News Headline: “Donald Trump has his first presidential portrait.”
But no artist yet has surpassed Pricasso.
It was some months ago that QT commissioned a painting of Trump by Tim Hatch, better known as Pricasso, the Australian artist known for painting with his penis.
The painting is displayed again here.
Or as Pricasso wrote to QT after completing the work:
“It was difficult in the hotel room. Now I have to wash the carpet a bit.”
The medium is the message.
And who knows?
We may want Pricasso to touch it up now and again.