Author Archives: Zay Smith

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Alberta) on
a meeting between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential campaign:
“Everyone is in high dungeon about the meeting.”
Rich Rzadski, a Chicago reader, notes that it isn’t “dungeon,” which is what Ted Cruz rates being thrown into, but “dudgeon,” which is a state of anger.
And is it time for QT’s annual reminder that that it isn’t “heart-wrenching” and “gut-rending.” but “heart-rending” and “gut-wrenching”?
Almost.
But not quite.

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Unindicted co-conspirators in the news

News Headline: “Top Kremlin diploman calls U.S. uproar over Russia ties a ‘witch hunt.’ ”
News Headline: “Donald Trump: ‘Total witch hunt’ over attorney general.”
QT Abridged Too Far Dictionary of the English Language:
witch hunt noun 1. A search for and subsequent persecution of a supposed witch. 2. a phrase used by politicians as investigations close in [see: охота на ведьм].

In other news. . . .


News Headline: “Muslims raise $91,000 for vandalized Jewish cemetery.”
News Headline: “Muslim veterans offer to guard Jewish sites across the U.S.”
What will these Muslims try next?

QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update


There were 48 earthquakes reported at Yellowstone in February, down from 53 in January, as we continue the search for anything in this country that isn’t in worse shape than it was a month ago.

QT trickle-on economics update


A study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy has found that illegal immigrants pay a higher share of income in taxes than the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans.

QT Latest Carjacker Who Didn’t Know How to Work a Stick Shift Worldwide Pinpoint Locator


10:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, on
145th Street between Cleminshaw Road and St. James Avenue in Cleveland.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office


After three asteroids in three days discovered as they passed between Earth and the moon, there was nothing at all for the next three days, which was something of a relief.

Asteroid 2017 EA was discovered today.
It is passing today closer than the orbits of some Global Positioning System satellites.
The Intelligent Designer is known for a wry sense of humor.

Qt loud guy at the end of the bar update


News Headline: “All signs point to a Trump return to Florida this weekend.”
The speech on Capitol Hill was 198 tweets long.
He needs rest.

The shining locker-room upon a hill


News Headline: “Low expectations turn a middling Trump speech into masterpiece.”
Not a single woman was groped.
Talk about presidential..

Greetings and facilitations from the National Rifle Association


News Headline: “Trump signs bill allowing mentally ill to buy guns.”
News Headline: “Republican lawmakers hope to ease restrictions on gun silencers.”
As long we plan more massacres, we should keep the racket down.