Category Archives: Qt

We have seen the present, and it does not work


College students at a conference in Brighton, England, were instructed not to cheer or whoop because cheering and whooping are not sufficiently inclusive of the deaf.
The conference earlier banned applause because clapping sounds might “trigger anxiety.”

From Poor QT’s Almanack


On this day in history 514 years ago, the Spanish defeated the French at the Battle of Cerignola, which seemed important at the time.

High crimes and misdemeanors in the news


News Headline: “Transparency doesn’t seem to be among the Trump administration’s priorities.”
And yet he is so easy to see through.

QT Early Warning System


Fifteen days remain until the National Geography Bee, which will be somewhere out East.

Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill. . . .


News Headline:
“Humans in America ‘115,000 years earlier than thought.’ ”
And many still wait for thought to arrive.

Come on in, the looting’s fine


News Headline:Donald Trump orders review of national monuments to open land for drilling and mining.”
Has it been 111 years since President Theodore Roosevelt established our system of national monuments?
When you come right down to it, there is only one real difference between Theodore Roosevelt and Donald Trump.
Pretty much everything.

Narcissistic sociopathy in the news


News Headline: “Trump boasts of highest TV ratings ‘since the World Trade Center
came down.’ ”

And don’t all of us remember where we were when Trump’s TV ratings went up?

Unindicted co-conspirators in the news


News Headline: “Senate Trump-Russia probe has no full-time staff, no key witnesses.”
News Headline: “Is the Senate actually going to start investigating Russia, or what?
What.
And we know who.

QT digest of Donald Trump’s responses in a recent Associated Press interview transcript (for your convenience)


“. . . the ultimate (uniintelligible). . . can do that (unintelligible). . .  (unintelligible). . . everything’s so (unintelligible). . . (unintelligible). . . (unintelligible). . . this is (unintelligible). . . (unintelligible). . . (unintelligible). . . going to be a big (unintelligible). . .  the other thing is (unintelligible). . . (unintelligible). . . working on it (unintelligible). . .very successful  (unintelligible). . . just in case (unintelligible). . . (unintelligible). . . (unintelligible). . . .”
As we learn to cherish the moments when he is inaudible.

A new leaf


News Headline: “10 pounds of weed accidentally shipped from Sacramento to Pennsylvania pastor.”
That’s the pastor’s story, and he’s sticking to it.