Monthly Archives: December 2018

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6 days until Christmas

News Headline: Salvation Army bell ringer assaults customer.”
News Headline:Baby Jesus stolen two years in a row.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

QT digest of recent Donald Trump tweets (for your convenience)

“Biggest outrage yet. . . Witch Hunt. . . Hoax. . . no Collusion. . . WILL NEVER BE PROVEN AND ARE LIKELY FALSE. . . Russian Witch Hunt. . . a Fraud and a Hoax. . . Crooked HIllary. . . whole Russian Collusion thing was a HOAX. . . “
Trump was alone when he shared his thinking.
No. Wait. He is never alone.
He is never more than a few feet from the military aide with the nuclear codes.

7 days until Christmas

News Headline: “You’ll regret something you do at your office holiday party, new research says.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

Frontiers of science

News Headline: “Study reveals new ways coffee can protect your brain.”
News Headline: “A few glasses of wine a day is good for your brain, study says.”
Keep up the good work, researchers!

QT trickle-on economics update

News Headline: “The stock market is on pace for its worst December since the Great Depression.”
News Headline: “Homeless rates increase in U.S. for second straight year.”
News Headline: “Trump’s first 2020 ad tells viewers to call Trump and ‘deliver personal thank-you’ for economy.”
Better hurry up with that call.

8 days until Christmas

News Headline:
“Texas police investigating after someone shoots at Santa.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Headline:Life in prison for Bourbonnais man convicted of double murder in Joliet auto shop.”
J.B., a Chicago reader, writes:
“And why the trial was held in an auto shop, we may never know.”
And can it be time for QT’s biennial reminder that there is no “the” in Smokey Bear?
Which isn’t to mention that there is never a “the” in front of Magna Carta or hoi polloi?
And always a “the” in front of the Mahatma Gandhi?

Russian assets in the news

News Headline:
“Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani says there will be a Mueller interview ‘over my dead body.’ ”
But is there a downside?

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

News Headline:
Incoming White House chief of staff in 2016: Trump is ‘a terrible
human being.’ ”
News Headline: “Trump blasted for tweet sniping at the Weekly Standard for shutting down: ‘What a sh-t he is.’ ”
As the effort continues to find adequate  words. . . .

11 days until Christmas

News Headline: Victorian Christmas cards featured nightmarish snowmen, boiled children, and the occasional dead robin.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!