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The Making of the President 2016nado!


News Headline: “Regions with highest opioid use voted for Trump, study says.”
Finally, an explanation.

QT Summer Travel Advisory


Twelve days remain until the Welsh Llangollen Eisteddfod in Clwyd.

Don’t know much about history. . . .


News Headline: “White House misspells ‘separation’ on immigration executive order.”
News Headline: “Trump spells ‘special counsel’ wrong for the third time in a row.”
Next on reality TV:
“Is the Trump Administration Smarter than a Bunch of 5th Graders?”

Huddled masses in the news


News Headline: “Trump ends family-separation policy, will jail families together instead.”
News Headline: “U.S. commemorates World Refugee Day.”
Add commemorations to the list of things that aren’t what they used to be.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline: “Could astrobiology research convince us to fight climate change?”
No.
But it might persuade us.
Convince to change thinking.
Persuade to take action.
Convinced?
And is it time for QT’s biennial reminder that it is impossible to swoop up or zoom down?
Past time, actually.

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In other news. . . .


News Headline: “Jada Pinkett Smith says her vagina feels younger after 3 rejuvenation treatments.”
Kids, go get grandpa and ask him what it was like when our celebrities didn’t give updates on their genitalia.

Looking ahead


News Headline:
“Who is most likely to succeed Donald Trump?”
News Headline: “ABC put a flat-Earther convicted of groping on ‘The Bachelorette.’ ”
Asked and answered.

GovernMania MMXVIII

News Headline: “Trump’s trade war is likely to kill hundreds of thousands of jobs.”
Speak loudly and hit yourself on the head with a big stick.

Breaking news. . . .


News Item:A restaurant in China was forced to shut its doors after an all-you-can-eat promotion backfired and sent the eatery deep into debt. . . .”
This didn’t have to happen.
The owner simply had to announce to his customers:
“That’s all you can eat.”

. . . and a big parade on the moon


News Headline: “Trump orders the creation of a stand-alone Space Force.”
But what finally to call it?
We have the Army, the Navy and, as this is from Donald Trump’s thinking, the Spacey.