From the QT police blotter

+ Tim Contreras, a San Antonio reader, regarding QT’s mention of a news story about a man punching a sheep and another reader’s wondering if the guy was now on the lamb, writes:
“No more. This is starting to herd.”
+ Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, writes:
“The guy might have gotten away if he’d made a ewe turn.”
+ B.D.., a Chicago reader, writes:
“Cud we move on?”
This will stop now.
Before everyone fleece the premises.

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A nation of immigrants

News Headline: “Chicago schools to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day.”
Keeping in mind that all the peoples on this continent, including the Sioux and the Inuit, are from somewhere else.
Sometimes from across an ocean.
Sometimes from across a land bridge.Which would seem to mean we have no indigenous peoples.
The new holiday may need tweaking.

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From Poor QT’s Almanack

On this day 110 years ago Peter De Vries was born, and if you want to know why this writer is worth reading, consider:
“Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, ‘What’s in it for me?’ ”
Which isn’t to mention:
+ “The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.”
+ “A hundred years ago Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter was given an A for adultery. Today she would rate no better than a C-plus.”
+ “Human nature is pretty shabby stuff, as you may know from introspection.”
+ “It is final proof of God’s omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.”
A De Vries novel to start with is The Vale of Laughter.
You can work your way up to The Blood of the Lamb.

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Biblical proportions in the news

News Headline: “End of the world: Book of Revelation ‘prophesied coronavirus stopping Christian Sabbath.’ ”
We should always pay attention to Revelation, which  prophesied:
‘And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. . . .”
Donald Trump has entered his 38th month in office, for those keeping track.

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