Monthly Archives: December 2017

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10 days until Christmas

News Headline: “Thieves stealing Christmas parcels seconds after delivery.”
News Headline: “Thousands of drunk Santas take over Union Square.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

Greetings and facilitations

News Headline: “Reflections on Sandy Hook, five years later.”
Happy Anniversary from the National Rifle Association.

QT trickle-on economics update

The richest 1 percent of Americans owned 22 percent of the nation’s wealth in 1980, according to a new study.
Now the 1 percent own at least 39 percent.
And the new tax bill hasn’t  passed yet.

QT Christmas news you can use

A word to those who are out of work–or know others who are–while the merriment happens all around:
The outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas will offer free job-search and career advice to anyone who calls from anywhere on December 27 and 28.
The number is (312) 422-5010.
The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.
And always remember:
There are Twelve Days of Christmas.
And a New Year after that.

11 days until Christmas

News Headline: “Your Christmas lights could kill you.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!
And already here:
Happy Hanukkah!

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Beware the ides of National Stress-Free Family Holidays Month.

Rubes and idiots in the news

Bill Britt, an Alabama political reporter, when it looked as if Judge Roy Mooore would win the senatorial race there:
“We’re not the rubes and idiots we’re portrayed to be.”
Evidently not.
Not quite.

12 days until Christmas

News Headline: “Child signals ‘help’ in sign language during photo with Santa.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!.

From the QT Archive of Knowledge

+ Grover Cleveland once worked as a hangman.
+ Peas are a fruit.

Frontiers of science

News Headline:
“Scientists discover new species of world’s smallest known frogs.”
News Headline: “The world has taken Trump’s measure.”
The two stories seemed to go together, for some reason.