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QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

News Headline: “Trump claims ‘total vindication’ after FBI memo released.”
Add total vindication to the list of things that aren’t what they used to be.
News Headline: “Trump: ‘I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist.’ ”
But understatement is alive and well.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office


Asteroid 2018 CB and Asteroid 2018 CC were discovered today.
One will pass between Earth and the moon tomorrow.
The other will pass between Earth and the moon in three days.
There. That took your mind off President Trump’s stock market, didn’t it?
It didn’t?
OK. So Fox News will have to try something else.

QT 2018 vote count countdown update

News Headline: “Republicans, what will it take to be enough?”
News Headline: “Holocaust denier poised to claim GOP nomination in Illinois race for Congress.”
Not yet. . . getting there. . .  getting there. . . .

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 108 earthquakes at Yellowstone during January.
But please keep in mnd:
Scientists assure us that the odds against a major eruption within a year are
730,000 to 1.
In other news, a British golf twosome hit holes-in-one at the same hole.
The odds against this happening are 17 million to 1.
“I was delighted,” one of the golfers said.

The national conversation in the news

News Headline: “The number of people using Facebook daily in North America dropped for the first time.”

As the feds close in. . . .

News Headline: “Fact-checking site crashes during Trump State of the Union.”
News Headline: “FBI warns of ‘grave concerns’ about ‘accuracy’ of GOP Russia memo.”
Nobody knew covering up high crimes and misdemeanors could be so complicated.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item:
“. . . a more granular understanding of. . . .”
News Item: “. . . a more granular look at. . . .”
S.A., a Phoenix reader, wants to know when “detailed” became “granular,” and when can we have “detailed” back?
And is it time for QT’s annual reminder that to say “from whence” is to say “from from where”?


QT news you can use

QT sunspot and solar wind update:
13 and 968,400 mph.

GovernMania MMXVIII

News Headline: “State of the  Union: Trump celebrates economy.”
News Headline:Trump stock market performance eclipsed by Obama and Bush.”
News Headline: “Job growth slows to a six-year low in Trump’s first year.”
News Headline: “Europe’s economy grew faster than the U.S. economy last year.”

A republic, if you can keep it

News Headline: “Obesity’s impact on health-care costs varies by state.”
News Headline: “Three-quarters of Americans started drinking alcohol before age 21.”
News Headline: “Millions of Americans believe God made Trump president.”
Fat. drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, nation.