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Unindicted co-conspirators in the news

News Item: “Priebus: Russia reports are ‘grossly overstated and inaccurate.’ ”
News Item: “Spicer on Trump and Russia: ‘What do you need to further investigate?’ ”
As is often the case:
The shady doth protest too much.

Pushing the envelope

News Headline:
“7 memorable moments from the 2017 Oscars.”
News Headline: “5 memorable moments from the 2017 Oscars.”
Forgot two already.

In other news. . . .

News Headline:
“Majority of Americans oppose Trump border wall, Obamacare repeal.”
News Headline: “Americans oppose Trump’s wall, easing regulations.”
News Headline: “Majority of Americans say Congress should probe contact between Trump, Russia.”
Bad enough when the press is an enemy of the American people.
Now the American people are an enemy of the American people.

. . . born every minute

News Headline: “Trump supporters tricked into waving Russian flags at CPAC.”
Still being tricked!
Aren’t they adorable?

QT EXCLUSIVE: A new presidential portrait of Donald Trump by the artist Pricasso, who is famous for painting with his penis, which seems about right these days

You may recall that QT some months ago commissioned a painting of Donald Trump.
It was painted  by Tim Patch, better known as Pricasso, the Australian artist known for painting with his penis.
QT can announce there is a new one.
It is for Trump supporters who may have thought he was a good idea in the abstract.
Or as Pricasso told QT:
“I think it will all end in tears, so I immediately thought of Pablo Picasso’s Weeping Woman. I visualized Trump crying–although it’s something I don’t think he does that much.”
A fine and intriguing work of art.
And the medium remains the message.

QT 2018 vote count countdown update

News Headline: “Republicans at risk in 2018 steering clear of town halls.”
News Headline: “Vulnerable Dems lie low as town hall angst rages.”
Our politicians are wondering:
What is the matter with our democracy?
Where did all these people come from?

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office

Asteroid 2017 DR34 was discovered today and will pass tomorrow between Earth and the moon.
It is not to be confused with Asteroid 2017 DG16, which was discovered yesterday just before passing between Earth and the moon.
Scientists assure us that there are no other asteroids in the vicinity.
But it can all be very confusing.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

On this day in history 628 years ago, the Danes defeated the Swedes at the Battle of Falkoping, which seemed important at the time.

GovernMania MMXVII

News Headline: “Steve Bannon: Trump is ‘maniacally focused’ on executing promises.”
A bit of an exaggeration.

The whole world is watching

Interpreter Chikako Tsuruta on the difficulty of translating President Trump’s statements into Japanese:
“I often joke that if we translated his words as they are, we would end up making ourselves sound stupid.”
Note to Chikako Tsuruta:
No one’s laughing.