Monthly Archives: March 2019

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Time for an intervention?

News Headline: “Spectacular super moon lights up night skies across world.”
This is the Intelligent Designer.
News Headline: “Mysterious creature with no eyes, sharp teeth startles fisherman.”
This is the Intelligent Designer on drugs.

Trump University: Econ 101

News Headline: “Trump has now shifted $1.3 million of campaign-donor money into his business.”
Kids, go get grandpa and ask him what it was like when a politician caught stealing was in real trouble.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item: “. . . After a judge squashed the subpoena. . . .”
Judges do not squash subpoenas.
Judges quash subpoenas.
Unless the judge sits on the subpoena.
And it it time for QT’s quinquennial reminder that a factoid is not a fact, but a piece of unverified or inaccurate information presented as a fact?
Past time, in fact.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

On this day in history 598 years ago, the French defeated the English at the Battle of Baugé, which seemed important at the time.

Narcissistic personality disorder in the news

News Headline: “Trump escalates attacks on John McCain, says never got a ‘thank you’ for late senator’s funeral.”
Even the dead don’t thank him.
And dead people everywhere owe him an apology.

QT 2020 vote count countdown update

News Headline: “Texas refuses to use voting machines with a paper trail.”
QT can guess what you are thinking.
Heavens to Betsy, what a dreadful thing to think.

QT modern corporate gibberish of the week.

Generac has acquired Neurio.
Arix has acquired Imara.

GovernMania MMXIX

News Headline: “GOP senator disinvited to Republican event over vote against Trump’s emergency declaration.”
Bad Republican.
Good American.
The two seem more and more to go together these days.

Frontiers of science

News Headline: “Intel and the Department of Energy are building America’s first exascale supercomputer, a computer capable of a quintillion calculations per second.”
But again:
Aren’t we just taking the computer’s word for it?

The Trump crime family in the news

News Headline: ‘His condition is getting worse.’ Trump spirals online.”
Forget the talk of Donald Trump pardoning himself.
There seems a different strategy at work.
Not guilty by reason of mental defect.