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Or should France build a wall?


News Headline: “Macron offers refuge in France for U.S. scientists.”
You can tell much about a nation by the refugees it creates.

In other news. . . .


News Headline: “Trump blasts ‘chorus of critics’ in commencement address.”
Which can be another way of referring to a grand jury.

High crimes and misdemeanors in the news


News Headline: “If Donald Trump were a CEO, he’d probably be fired today.”
News Headline: “The end of Trump: The House impeaches. The Senate convicts. That’s the end of Trump.”
Or as the Founding Fathers might put it:
Just what are you people waiting for?

Just a few clouds on the horizon


News Headline:
“Facts on how man-made pollution is killing the planet.”
News Headline: “Humans may talk to dolphins in 2021 using AI technology.”
And we can expect the dolphins to tell us a thing or two.
News Headline: “Bear locks itself in car, honks horn.”
The Bears may want to have a word with us, also.

A republic, if you can keep it


News Item:  “. . . 29  percent of Americans approve of President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey last week, a new poll shows–while 38 percent disapprove.
Thirty-two percent of survey respondents said they ‘don’t know enough to say.’ ”
If the United States ever needs an epitaph, it could well be:
Didn’t Know Enough to Say.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Beware the ides of National Artisan Gelato Month.

GovernMania MMXVII


News Headline: “Florida Gov. Scott heads new super PAC to reinvent GOP in
Trump’s image.”
Among the new  party slogans being considered:
+ Morning After in America.
+ Беда́ никогда́ не прихо́дит одна́.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update


News Headline:
 ‘Idiot’ is the first word that comes to mind when people think of Trump, poll finds.”
Thirty-six percent of respondents in the Quinnipiac Poll chose the word.
The next two words chosen were “incompetent” and “liar.”
The next word was “leader.”
That last one is our fault.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Kevin G. Barkes, a South Park, Pa., reader and proprietor of the exceptional KGB Report, writes:
“Why have cable news talking heads started using the term ‘tick-tock’ instead of ‘timeline’ or ‘sequence of events’? Stop it. Stop it now.”
And is it time for QT’s annual reminder that the ‘lion’s share” of something is not most of it, but all of it?
Evidently.

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com 

Investigators at the -gate


President Nixon while entertaining:
“. . . When Nixon as president entertained congressmen aboard the presidential yacht Sequoia, he served them a rather good $6 wine and instructed the stewards to fill his glass from a $30 bottle of 1966 Chateau Margaux wrapped in a towel. . . . “
President Trump while entertaining:
“. . . When the chicken arrives, [Trump] is the only one given an extra dish of sauce. At the dessert course, he gets two scoops of vanilla ice cream with his chocolate cream pie, instead of the single scoop for everyone else. . . .”
. . . the difference being that Trump uses  his towels to cover up the tax returns.