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From the QT news ticker


News Headline: “Is Trump putting Putin first, America second?”
News Headline: “Is Trump still the ‘leader of the Free World’?”
News Headline: “Is Trump ending the American Era?”
News Headline: “What do Republicans do now?”
Yes, no, yes, beg forgiveness.
See how easy?

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline: “White House in disarray over ‘meddling.’ ”
QT this week heard two cable news talking heads finally, finally, finally wonder if “meddling” is too weak a word–something a mother-in-law does.
So the change from “meddling” to “attack” seems under way.
Now we can go back to the question of “collusion,” which should be “conspiracy.”

Frontiers of science


News Headline:
“New research supports consuming whole-fat dairy products.”
News Headline: “Coffee is so effective, the smell alone could boost your brain power: study.”
Keep up the good work, researchers!
News Headline: “Bacon is bad for your mental health, say researchers.”
We’ll want to take another look at your grant application, researchers.

Unindicted co-conspirators in the news


News Headline:House GOP refuses to boost funding for election security.”
Republicans ought to bring back the old  House Un-American Activities Committee.
And haul themselves before it.|

QT trickle-on economics update


News Headline: “Jeff Bezos personal wealth tops $150 billion.”
QT will now make its speech.
No one’s wealth should top $150 billion.
No one’s wealth should come anywhere near it.
There should be no such thing as a billionaire.
In fighting poverty in this world, we talk of the need for a minimum wage.
What we need as much is: a maximum wage.
QT will stop now.

Modern education + the criminal mind =

A man in Thibodaux, La., called 911 to ask if there were any warrants out against him and was told there were no warrants but he was now charged with unlawful use of an emergency phone system.

None dare call it treeson


News Headline:
“Trump’s prepared statement had ‘no colusion’ scrawled on the side.”
Kids, go get grandpa and ask him what it was like when presidents could spell the crimes they committed.

Day 543, America held hostage


News Headline:
“Trump is colluding with Russia right in front of our eyes.”.
Not sure how this will play with his base.
Which tends not to be aware of what is in front of its eyes.

We have seen the present, and it does not work


The faculty at Bath University in Somerset, England, has been urged to stop using the phrase “as you know” because it might make students who don’t know feel inadequate.

Is he gone? Is he gone yet?


President Trump
this afternoon on his NATO visit:
Well, if asking people to pay up money that they are supposed to is insulting, maybe I did. But I can tell you when I left, everybody was thrilled.”
Were they ever.