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QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office


Asteroid
2010 WC9 was discovered nine years ago.
Then it was misplaced.
II was finally rediscovered last week.
It is passing between Earth and the moon as you read this.
No other asteroid poses a similar danger at the moment.
Unless we’ve misplaced it somewhere. . . .

Breaking news. . . .

News Headline: “Three Kansas men found guilty of bomb plot targeting Somali Muslim immigrants.”
Just remember what Donald Trump told us about immigrants.
Talk about  thugs. . . .

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Beware the ides of National Revise Your Work Schedule Month.

The criminal element in the news

News Headline: “Judge finalizes $25 million settlement for ‘victims of Donald Trump’s fraudulent university.’ ”
News Headline:  “Education Dept. dismantles team focused on fraud at for-profit colleges.”
The two stories seemed to go together, for some reason.

Day 480, America held hostage


News Headline:
“Union: Harlev-Davidison will ship work to Thailand from closing U.S, plant.”
Note to American workers who voted for Trump:
Are you finally tired of winning?

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline: “Has the humorless media learned nothing?”
More to the point:
Have the grammarless media failed even to learn singulars and plurals?
Ane while we’re at it:
Data are, data are, data are.
Criteria are, criteria are, criteria are.
Which isn’t to mention phenomena are, phenomena are, phenomena are.
And is it time for QT’s biennial reminder that something is never “different than” something else, but always “different from” it?
Almost.
But not quite.

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Stop it! You’re killing us!


News Headline:
“White House says Trump was joking when he said police should be rough with their suspects.”
News Headline: “Trump team says president was joking when he called Democrats treasonous.”
News Headline: “White House joked of dying McCain.”
What will this merry band  charm us with next?

QT 2018 vote count countdown update

News Headline: “Bolton pushing to eliminate White House cyber-security job.”
This is for efficiency.
Don’t think for a moment it’s to help Russia hack our elections in Donald Trump’s favor.
Heavens to Betsy, what a dreadful thing to think.

Biding its time. . . .


News Item: “An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing. . . . must have disabled the safety on the gun in his belt band and stepped on the trigger. . . .”
How well do you know your dog?
How well, really?

Strictly business


News Headline: “Trump told his lawyers he knows nothing about Michael Cohen’s business.”
It happens. Much as Vito Corleone might have met Luca Brasi at a wedding or two, but that’s about it.