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QT world beautification project update


News Headline: “New York condo building becomes the 7th to remove Trump’s name since 2016.”
Seven buildings down, 19 to go.
Not counting the golf courses.
Easy does it.
One building at a time. . . .

QT trickle-on economics update

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, whose wealth increased more than $100 million a day last year, has canceled  bonuses for his warehouse workers in time for the holidays.

Still getting deferments


News Headline: “Trump says he hasn’t visited the troops in Afghanistan, Iraq because he’s ‘very busy.’ ”
News Headline: “Donald Trump visits the golf course for 159th time as president.”
The two stories seemed to go together, for some reason.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline:
“The media is going easy on Trump.”
The Washington Post should know better.
The media are, media are, media are.
. . . going easy on Trump.
And can it be time for QT’s annual reminder  that “flaccid” is pronounced FLAK-sid?
And “vagaries” is pronounced vuh-GAIR-eez?
And “err” rhymes with “fur”?
And “dour” rhymes with “your”?
And “sheik” rhymes with “cake”?
Evidently.

QT news you can use


Martha Stewart wants you to know that if you plan to carve a Halloween pumpkin, you will need a keyhole saw, a sabre saw, a wood gouge, a linoleum cutter, a hole cutter, a plaster scraper and a melon-ball scooper.
And a power drill.

From the QT news ticker


News Headline: “Did Donald Trump inherit a lot of money and then increase his net worth at an unremarkable rate?”
News Headline: “Will Trump build his wall?”
News Headline: “What will Trump do about Saudi Arabia?”
News Headline: “What does Trump do all day?”
News Headline: “Will Republicans grow a spine and restore democracy?”
Yes, no, nothing, collude, ha.
See how easy?

A republic, if you can keep it


Two out of three U.S. citizens would flunk the U.S. Citizenship Test, according to a
new study.

The Party of Lincoln 2.0 in the news


News Headline:
“White nationalist leader is plotting to ‘take over the GOP.’ ”
Pssst. A white nationalist leader already has.

The criminal element in the news



News Headline: “Trump defends Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi case.”
News Headline: “Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP.”
Nobody knew covering up the murder of a Saudi-American journalist could be so complicated.

Setting the record straight


News Headline: “Does Saudi Arabia own Trump?”
No. Perish the thought.
Russia owns Trump.
Figure Saudi Arabia is leasing with an option to buy.