Author Archives: Zay Smith

QT all’s well that ends walls update


News Headline: “Trump supporters could  see private land seized to build wall.”
News Headline: “Trump voter upset the border wall will put her house on the Mexico side.”
Sometimes life is fair.

The national conversation in the news


News Headline:
Rosie O’Donnell tells Bill O’Reilly to ‘f—- urself with a stick.’ ”
So. All right.
We’re establishing a dialogue. . . .

QT Early Warning System


Twenty-four days remain until National Honesty Day.
Congress will not be in session.

Freedom of expressions in the news


News Headline: “George Clooney on directing: I look for films ‘in my wheelhouse.’ ”
When did “up my alley” become “in my wheelhouse,” and when can we have “up my alley” back?

Unindicted co-conspirators in the news


News Headline:
“Top Democrat: Multiple Trump associates ‘will probably go to jail.’ ”
No. We should wait for due process.
But maybe a few perp walks to tide us over. . . .

From the QT news ticker


News Item:
“. . . roving gangs. . . .”
News Item: “. . . looting mobs. . . .”
News Item: “. . . groups of rioters. . . .”
It takes a village.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office


Asteroid 2017 GM was discovered today as it passed within 10,000 miles of Earth.
But who doesn’t like a good surprise?

Russian assets in the news


News Headline: “Trump adviser met with Russian spy.”
Note to editors:
It is not news when Trump advisers meet with Russian spies.
It is news when they don’t.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


K.R., a Baltimore reader, wonders if it is time for QT’s biannual reminder that a cohort is a group of persons, not a person.
Same goes for “cadre.”
Same goes for “troop.”
She wonders, also, if it is time for QT’s biennial reminder that a speeding car doesn’t careen through an intersection, but careers through it.
Evidently.

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com

Modern education + the criminal mind =

Police in Bono, Ark., discovered a box of methamphetamine addressed for delivery to a local woman, called the woman, explained to her hat the package was at the police station and then waited for the woman to come pick it up, which she did, police said.