+ Donald Trump on torture:
“You know, I have these guys–‘Torture doesn’t work!’ Believe me, it works. And waterboarding is your minor form. Some people say it’s not actually torture. Let’s assume it is. But they asked me the question, What do you think of waterboarding? Absolutely fine. But we should go much stronger than waterboarding”
+ Gina Haspel when asked what she would do as CIA director if President Trump ordered the reinstatement of waterboarding:
“I do not believe the president would ask me to do that.”
This is known as enhanced evasion.
And so here we go.
News Headline: “Fox News blacks out Michael Cohen revelations during 3 hours of primetime coverage.”
Unfair and unbalanced, and afraid.
News Headline: “What scientists learned from putting 3D glasses on praying mantises.”
Always wondered what would happen, didn’t you?
News Headline: “Waffle House hero raises nearly a quarter of a million dollars for victims’ families in two weeks.”
But still not even a call from the White House.
Not that race has anything to do with it.
Bill Scott, an East Northport, N.Y., reader, writes:
“Would you care to comment on ‘loan’ being used as a verb, when we have perfectly good verb, ‘lend,’ available?”
It was Polonius who advised Laertes:
“Neither a borrower nor a loaner be.”
And could it be time for QT’s annual reminder that a speeding car doesn’t careen through an intersection, but careers through it?
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News Headline: “Melania Trump announces ‘Be Best’ campaign to address issues facing children.”
Among the issues will be cyber-bullying.
It wasn’t said whether participation will be allowed by children who are losers, disgraceful, terrible, horrible, low-energy or overrated.
Michael Caputo, a former consultant to Donald Trump, warning Trump about the rigors of being questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller:
“I would compare it to a proctology exam.”
Do not let yourself visualize Donald Tru–
News Headline: “President Trump lied more than 3,000 times in 466 days.”
News Headline: “Study: Trump voters don’t care if he lies.”
A reminder that four out of 10 people you see on the street are still Trump supporters.
And don’t try crossing the street.
It’s four out of 10 over there, too.
News Item: “. . . The chances of an individual being impacted might thus
be miniscule. . . .”
N.T., a Chicago reader, writes:
“I keep hoping to see a correct spelling. But the chances are minuscule.”
And while we’re at it, “impact” is a noun, not a verb.
And. . . .
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