Author Archives: Zay Smith

Donald Trump and the new PTSD


Jim Kehoe, a Sydney, Australia, reader and, also, a psychologist, writes:
While many military veterans and survivors of violent tragedies suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there is now a new type: President Trump Stupidity Disaster.  I suspect most of the population of the planet will soon suffer from it..”
The new PTSD is not yet listed in  the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders.
But give it time.

From the QT news ticker


News Headline: “Can Trump be trusted with Medicare, Social Security?”
News Headline: “Can Trump be trusted with surveillance powers?”
News Headline: “Can Trump be trusted with nuclear weapons?”
News Headline: “Time to panic?”
No, no, no, getting there.
See how easy?

People who should have walls built around them
in the news


News Headline: “Majority of Donald Trump voters think he should be able to use private email server.”
Lock them up.
After we’ve locked him up.
And Mexico will pay for it.

QT news you can use


Martha Stewart is spreading alfalfa meal on slippery pathways as you read this, having already reorganized her kitchen drawers, discarding any unused items.
And what are you doing with your day?

QT all’s well that ends walls update


News Headline: “White House floats tax on Mexican imports that would have Americans paying for the wall.”
Note to Donald Trump’s basket of gullibles:
We are all Mexicans now.

In other news. . . .


News Headline: “Rural vote puts Trump over the top.”
News Headline: “Rural America could be hardest hit by repeal of Obamacare.”
Sometimes life is fair.

60606

Reviews for QT’s e-book comic thriller 60606:
+ “I can’t tell you how charmed I was by it. It’s kind of a detective story. There’s a hint of the end of the world. . . .”–Rick Kogan on WGN Radio’s “After Hours.”
+
 “60606 is Joseph Heller funny.”–R.B., Omaha, Neb.
+ “I was reading it on my Kindle on the train and laughed so loud at one point I embarrassed myself.”–S.C., New York City.
+ “It’s like a breath of aged whiskey. All is told with wry observation. I found myself hungering for more.”–R.M., Baltimore.
+ “60606 is great. I’m trying to read it only in short bursts so it’ll last longer.”–D.D., Chicago.
Set your own price for the QT e-book (and receive with it a copy of QT’s latest
short story) at
zaysmith.com/get-the-e-book-pre-release-of-qts-novel-60606/

USA USA USA


News Headline: “The possible outcomes of a Trump presidency.”
We can take heart.
The republic survives in some of them.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office


Asteroid 2017 BX, which was discovered two days ago, is passing between Earth and the moon as you read this.
No need to worry.
Happens all the time.

Round up the usual suspects


News Headline: “A rogue national park tweets out climate-change facts in defiance of Donald Trump.”
Vive la résistance!