Category Archives: Qt

The national conversation in the news

News Headline:
“Republicans, Democrats call for unity after congressional shooting.”
News Headline: “A plea for sympathy and restraint.”
News Headline: “Dem lawmakers receive phone calls saying, ‘You’re next.’ ”
But it was nice while it lasted.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Today’s Birthdays: Ferdinand II of Austria, 488; Harriet Beecher Stowe, 206;
Robert M. La Follette, 162; Che Guevara, 89; Donald Trump, 3.

Modified limited hangouts in the news

News Item:  “. . . Sessions sidestepped. . . .”   
News Item:  “. . . Sessions backed away. . . .”
News Item:  “. . . Sessions stumbled. . . .”
. . . during an attempt to back away while sidestepping, evidently.

Second Amendment solutions in the news

News Headline: “GOP members of Congress experience the domestic gun violence that haunts America daily.”
The headline is in very poor taste.
This is no time for politics.
All we should offer now is our prayers.
Then, in a few days, we can do nothing.

QT Bureau of Waits and Half-Measures

News Headline:  “O.J. pleads ‘100 percent not guilty.’ ”
News Headline: “Trump claims 100 percent of his foundation’s money goes to charity.”
News Headline: “Trump maintains Mexico is ‘100 percent’ paying for border wall.”
News Headline: “Trump: I’m ‘100 percent’ willing to testify under oath.”
We can maintain “100 percent” on the list of things that aren’t what they used to be.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Beware the ides of National Country Cooking Month.

Unindicted co-conspirators in the news

News Headline:
“Big-name Trump supporters push for Robert Mueller to be fired.”
Nobody knew obstructing justice could be so complicated.

In other news. . . .

News Headline: “While Comey was calling Trump a liar, Trump was quoting the Bible.”
But President Trump didn’t have time to quote Proverbs:

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Or Ecclisiastes:

Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child. . . .

Gaudeamus igitur

News Item: “. . . hallways filled with. . . 5,000 balloons. . . .”
News Item: “. . . sex dolls, water balloons and stink bombs. . . .”
News Item: “. . . syrup spread on floors, a fire extinguisher went off and someone also pulled the fire alarm, causing the sprinkler system to go off. . . .”
Happy graduation!

Down the drain

News Headline: “Park Service to drain Lincoln Reflecting Pool.”
Officials say it is maintenance work.
Or have we finally confirmed what President Trump means when he refers to “the swamp”?