Author Archives: Zay Smith

QT Man-Bites-Dog Worldwide Pinpoint Locator

As of the 33rd dog day of summer, there have been no new reports of a man biting a dog.
But a shortage of bomb-sniffing dogs in the United States has been reported.
There are seven dog days to go.

Racial segregation in the news

The Office of Multicultural Affairs at North Carolina State University announced plans to offer separate housing to black students in an effort to be sensitive to the needs of their “particular demographics.”
The housing will be separate but equal.

High crimes and misdemeanors in the news

News Headline: “How Donald Trump’s White House is like ‘Game of Thrones.’ ” 
News Headline: “New York Post depicts Trump White House as reality TV ‘Survivor.’ ” 
News Headline: “The Trump-Russia investigation is headed to a grand jury.”
Next stop:
“Law & Order.”

Frontiers of science

News Headline: “Study: Drinking coffee may help you live longer.”
News Headline: “Moderate, heavy drinkers more likely to reach 85 without dementia, study says.”
Keep up the good work, researchers!

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Martha Stewart, who was born 76 years ago today, is preparing to rotate her lampshades to avoid uneven fading as you read this.

Day 197, America held hostage

News Headline: “Trump wants to judge immigrants by their English-speaking and
job skills.”
And one of these years, we might want to judge presidential candidates similarly.

QT Summer Travel Advisory

There will be no Central Nebraska Ethnic Festival this year.

We have seen the present, and it does not work

News Headline: “U.S. State Department considers dropping ‘democracy’ from its mission statement.”
For those interested in the most important news stories this week that no one is paying attention to.

QT Man-Bites-Dog Worldwide Pinpoint Locator

As of the 30th dog day of summer, there have been no new reports of a man biting a dog.
But a woman bit a police officer in Minot, N.D.
There are 10 dog days to go.

In other news. . . .

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denying reports that the Trump administration is in chaos:
If you want to see chaos, come to my house with three preschoolers.”
Exactly so.
There is only one in the Oval Office.
And his play phone usually calms him down.