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Round up the usual suspects


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

From Poor QT’s Almanack


On this day in history 305 years ago, Frederick the Great, who said, “Every man has a wild beast within him,” was born, followed 204 years to the day by the Great Jack Brickhouse, who said, “That’s a fly ball, deep to left. . . back. . .back. . . Hey! Hey! . . . Wheeeeee!”–and can it be only 29 days until spring training?

And do we really need so many
inspections of the food we eat?


News Headline:
“Trump tells business leaders he wants to cut regulations by 75 percent or ‘maybe more.’ “
So relax.
Take a  breath of air.
Drink a glass of water.
Enjoy while you can.

The scales of justice in the news


+ Michael Alan Krajewski, an Oak Lawn, Ill., reader, regarding a news story about a man arrested for selling fish illegally, for which he was given probation after a court herring in which he decided not to be trout by a jury of his piers, writes:
“Did he post bait before the judge let him off the hook?”
+ K.R., a Baltimore reader, writes:
“His wife was so mad at first she told him to hit the pike, but he showed so much remoras she began to mullet over and forgave him.”
+ S.B., a New York City reader, writes:
“I say put him on death roe.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update


News Headline: “Without evidence, Trump tells lawmakers 3 million to 5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote.”
News Headline: “Trump to CIA: ‘Trust me, I’m like a smart person.’ ”
Again without evidence.

The scales of justice in the news


News Headline: “Man handcuffed for selling fish without a license.”
A judge put the man on  probation at a court herrng, as he chose not to be trout by a jury of his piers.
QT will stop now.

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com.

The shining locker-room upon a hill


News Headline: “President Trump keeps promise, signs executive order targeting ‘Obamacare.’ ”
Let’s be fair to the Trump administration.
There is always some confusion in the first days..
A kept promise or two was bound to slip through.

This just in. . . .


News Headline:
“What would happen if a ball the size of Texas fell into the ocean?”
Sometimes a reporter just wonders things.

Alternative facts in the news


News Headline: “Women lead unprecedented worldwide mass protests against Trump.”
So we hear from the dishonest press again.
Worldwide mass protests?
Only 30 people showed up in Antarctica.

Presidential portraits in the news


You may recall that
QT some months ago commissioned a painting of Donald Trump.
It was painted  by Tim Hatch, better known as Pricasso, the Australian artist known for painting with his penis.
The painting is displayed here for Inauguration Day.
And this just in from Pricasso to QT:
“I will be painting another in February.”
So we have something to look forward to, after all.