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News Headline: “Bus drivers’ union threatens strike over driverless buses.”
Note to bus drivers threatening to protest driverless buses by leaving buses driverless:
Your strategy may need a little tweaking.

Day 609, America held hostage

News Headline:
“Cuts to cancer research, Head Start and women’s shelters among $226 million diverted to pay for child detention.”
Somewhere the national anthem is being played.
Feel free to kneel on one knee.

The Party of Lincoln 2.0 in the news

News Headline:
“Congressman jokes that Ruth Bader Ginsberg was molested by Lincoln.”
Which party?
Just kidding.
We know there is only one party these days that can see the humor in sexual assault.

QT all’s well that ends walls update

News Headline:
“Trump urged Spain to build a wall across the Sahara to stop migrants.”
Spain has no plans to build a wall.
Spain isn’t that dim.
News Headline: “Trump blasts Congress over ‘ridiculous’ spending bill: ‘Where is the money for the wall?’ ”
And maybe, just maybe, neither are we.

Second Amendment solutions in the news

News Headline:
“Workplace mass shooting in Maryland is the third in 24 hours.”
Shock and sorrow, thoughts and prayers, flowers on sidewalks, and now repeat, shock and sorrow, thoughts and prayers, flowers on sidewalks, and now repeat, shock and sorrow, thoughts and. . . .  

Civilization as we know it in the news

News Headline: “U.S. Air Force plans massive expansion to take on Russia and China.”
For those keeping track of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Headline:
“Trump’s résumé is rife with mob connections.”
News Headline: Trump’s worldwide empire is rife with sleaze.”
K.R, a Baltimore reader, wonders if the word “rife” isn’t becoming just a little too rife in news stories.
But QT will take it, as long as the rifeness has to do with Donald Trump’s mob connections and sleaze.
Then again:
Have you noticed how the word “ubiquitous” is popping up everywhere these days?
Nick Wyatt of CNN reports from the North Carolina floods:
“The situation is still fluid on the ground.”


QT modern corporate gibberish of the week

Vident has increased its holdings in Validus.
Twilio has acquired Ytica.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

News Headline: “CNN’s Jake Tapper dedicates segment to Donald Trump’s penis.”
That’s OK.
It was a short segment.

We have seen the present, and it does not work

News Headline:
“Local pastors attempt to ban books from banned books display at
public library.”

As we continue to explore the case for separation of church and everything.