Author Archives: Zay Smith

Russian assets in the news

News Headline: “Trump denies his campaign worked with Russia to influence U.S. elections.”
News Headline: “U.S. intelligence committee is ‘confused,’ Russia spokesman says.”
And if Donald Trump and the Kremlin can’t be trusted, who can be?

. . . born every minute

News Headline: “President’s budget proposal hits Trump voters the hardest.”
There is always an upside, if you look for it.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

News Headline: “Trump drops more than 200 spots on Forbes billionaire list.”
Failing Trump falls to $3.5 billion.
Claims “in excess” of $10 billion.
Dishonest. Sad.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item: “. . . were never in eminent danger. . . .”
News Item: “. . . that no eminent danger existed. . . .”
There are times when only the most distinguished of dangers will do.
And is it time for QT’s quinquennial reminder that it isn’t “sacreligious,” but “sacrilegious”?


From Poor QT’s Almanack

On this day in history 101 years ago, The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity was published, followed 87 years to the day by  the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and it is left to the reader to decide which one wasn’t come up with by an Einstein.

Narcissistic sociopathy in the news

News Headline: “Trump supporters call for Hawaii boycott.”
As other states wonder how to get in on this, too.

Frontiers of science

News Headline: “Trump: ‘My job is to represent the United States of America.’ ”
News Headline: “Humpback whales are organizing in huge numbers, and no one knows why.”
Maybe they’re coming to our rescue.

QT Exploding Cell Phone Worldwide Pinpoint Locator

Early Thursday afternoon, March 16, in the hardware aisle of the Costco in Puyallup, Wash.

Modern education + the criminal mind =

A man went to police in Lowville, N.Y., and complained that he had paid a prostitute $200 for sex, but the prostitute had refused to keep the agreement, police said.

GovernMania MMXVII

News Headline:
“Paul Ryan says health plan’s goal is ‘universal access.’ ”
News Headline: “Petition to remove health-care subsidies from members of Congress has 500,000 signatures.”
Members of Congress shouldn’t mind.
They’ll still have access.