Monthly Archives: April 2018

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Unregulated militias in the news


News Headline: “NRA Convention will allow guns, except when Trump and
Pence speak.”
NRA leaders are no fools.
Unlike NRA members.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item: “. . . tittering on the brink of financial collapse. . . .”
So at least they see the humor in it.
News Headline: “Pedestrian hit by car released from hospital.”
And why the hospital released the car, we may never know.

Russian assets in the news


News Headline:
“Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr. during election admits she’s an ‘informant’ for the Kremlin.”
QT Abridged Too Far Dictionary of the English Language:
informant noun 1. one who. . .  who. . .  what is the word. . .  colludes. 2. and the collusions continue. 3. and here we  are.

A wee mistake


Alex Springer, a Denver reader, regarding a QT news headline–“Trump lawyer says he’ll pead the Fifth in porn actress case”–writes:

” ‘Pead the Fifth.’ Was that an intentional typo?”
QT is not that clever.
And it is reluctant to joke about any of Donald Trump’s adventures at the Moscow Ritz.
That would be yellow journalism.

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com

From Poor QT’s Almanack


On this day in history 421 years ago, the German astronomer Johannes Kepler was wed, an April 27 wedding day shared 384 years later with Ringo Starr, in what likely was a coincidence.

QT 2018 vote count countdown update


News Headline:
“Trump’s ‘Fox & Friends’ rant was beyond unhinged.”
Donald Trump was merely unhinged until now.
This is known as growing in office.

We have seen the present, and it does not work


Penn State University has informed the student Outing Club that it will no longer be allowed to go outdoors.
Among activities now “above the university’s threshold of acceptable risk” are nature walks in the woods.
The school instead recommends that the club show movies about the outdoors.

The president will please rise


News Headline: “Trump lawyer says he’ll plead the Fifth in porn actress case.”
News Headline: “Trump once said pleading the Fifth is for mobsters.”
And Donald Trump’s word is good enough for QT.

We’ll always have Paris


News Headline: “Paris Hilton: ‘I wouldn’t get this far in life being a dumb blonde.’ ”
Then again:
The United States has a dumb blond as its president.
And has it been 4,267 days since Paris Hilton announced she was leaving public life?
Not that anyone is counting.

Tomorrow belongs to. . . .


News Headline: “Neo-Nazis burn swastika after white supremacist rally in Georgia.”
This is where Donald Trump’s people are taking us:
The Ku Klux Klan are the moderates.