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QT 2018 vote count countdown update


News Headline: “Youth voter registration skyrockets across the country after Parkland High School massacre.”
Youth registration is up 2.16 percent.
Add skyrocketing to the list of things that aren’t what they used to be.

In other news. . . .


News Headline: “Jeff Sessions laughs at ‘lock her up’ chants, briefly repeats the line.”
It takes an attorney general to see the humor in lack of due process.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update


News Headline:“TV tuned to CNN on Air Force One sends Trump into rage.”
Woops. Melania heard the tape.

News coverage in the news


News Headline: “Networks’ coverage of Trump immigration policy 92 percent negative.”
Think about it.
Have you once–even just once–seen positive coverage of frightened children being taken away from their mothers and fathers?

QT 2018 vote count countdown update


News Headline: “What might a socialist American government do?”
All kinds of awful things.
There would be an army, a navy, an air force, public schools, public roads, police departments, fire departments. . . .

Frontiers of science


News Headline: “The Earth is humming–here’s what it means.”
It means Earth forgot the words.

The gift of laughter


News Headline:
“Trump team says president was joking when he called Democrats treasonous.”
News Headline: “White House joked of dying McCain.”
News Headline: Audience bursts out laughing after GOP Senate candidate says Trump is ‘standing up’ to Russia.”
Stop it! You’re killing us!
News Headline: “EPA threatens nation’s air and water with ‘shameful’ curbing of toxic safety rules.”
OK. Maybe you really are.

QT trickle-on economics update


CEO pay in the United States was 20 times worker pay in 1965, according to the Economics Policy Institute.
CEO pay was 271 times worker pay in 2016.

Day 549, America held hostage


News Headline:
“Trump: Iran will ‘SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE SUFFERED.’ ”
Whoa. Is he threatening to run for president of Iran?

A republic, if you can keep it


+ A
Trump voter on what he thinks of the president these days:
“I love the fact that he just plays the press like a Stradivarius.”
+ Joseph Goebbels on the press:
“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.”
C’mon, Trump voters.
At least get your instruments right.