Author Archives: Zay Smith

GovernMania MMXVII


News Headline: “Donald Trump’s border wall: A progress report.”
Think of the story as Today’s Chuckle.

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


2:45 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the intersection of Norton Street and Holden Street in
Sydney, Australia.

Blocks, stones and less than senseless things in the news


News Headline:
 ‘Julius Caesar’ interrupted again by pro-Trump protesters.”
News Headline: “Trump supporters are now harassing random theaters that bear Shakespeare’s name.”
Don’t know much  about this Shakespeare.
But he’s not one of us.
Not even an American.
And he writes funny.

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


An “energetic sequence” of 30 earthquakes magnitude 2 and larger hit Yellowstone late last week as part of a sudden swarm of more than 230 quakes.
But scientists reassure us that this is “fairly normal.”

Russian assets in the news


News Headline:
“Kellyanne Conway: Imagine if mainstream media said ‘ISIS’ as much
as ‘Russia.’ ”
Wait. Does Donald Trump owe money to ISIS, too?

This just in. . . .


News Headline: “Hangs by teeth over Niagara Falls.”
As reasonable a response as any to the news of the day.

From Poor QT’s Almanack


On this day in history 802 years ago, King John placed his seal on Magna Carta.
Which makes it a good time for a reminder that there is never a “the” in front of Magna Carta.
And there is no “the” in Smokey Bear.

QT trickle-on economics update


As the richest billionaires move toward becoming the first trillionaires, a study finds that Americans who work full-time at minimum wage can’t afford a two-bedroom apartment in any of the 50 states.

In other news. . . .


News Headline: “London tower fire: Awake for Ramadan meal, young Muslims save residents.”
What will these Muslims try next?

. . . born every minute


News Headline: “Are Trump supporters having second thoughts?”
Not likely.
This would require first thoughts.