QT Christmas news you can use

Christmas Hotline
A word to those who are out of work–or know others who are–while the merriment happens all around:
The outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas will offer free job-search and career advice to anyone who calls from anywhere on December 28 and 29.
The number is (312) 422-5010.
The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.
And always remember:
There are Twelve Days of Christmas.
And a New Year after that.

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EXCLUSIVE: QT has commissioned a portrait of Donald Trump by the artist Pricasso, who is famous for painting with his penis, which seems about right for our politics these days

Donald Trump
QT some weeks ago watched a TV network news story on Tim Patch, better known as Pricasso, the Australian artist who paints with his penis.
QT had just finished watching a speech by Donald Trump.
One thought led to another.
QT reached Pricasso in Australia and commissioned a special portrait.
It has arrived.
QT here unveils it.
And now all seems right with the world.

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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Hearts and Guts
News Item: “. . . the heart-wrenching story of. . . .”
News Item: “. . . the gut-rending songs of. . . .”
Rich Rzadski, a Chicago reader, reminds us that it isn’t “heart-wrenching” and “gut-rending” but “heart-rending” and “gut-wrenching.”
And as we are heading  into the political season:
Events can be both stomach-churning and stomach-turning.
Not to mention mind-boggling and mind-numbing.
And will be.

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Meanwhile in Texas. . . .

Nuts and Wackos
Bastrop County Republican Chairman Albert Ellison wants you to know that fellow Texans who believe President Obama plans a military invasion of the state are not “nuts and wackos. They are concerned citizens.”
In the spirit of compromise, we can seek middle ground:
Think of them as nuts and wackos who are concerned.

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