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Baked on the Fourth of July


News  Headline: “Five no-sweat recipes for the Fourth of July.”
As we consider recipes that contain no sweat, it may be time for QT’s annual Fourth of July recipe reminder.
It has to do with meatloaf.
QT created the recipe for a Fourth of July some years ago after noticing a different special ingredient emphasized in each of seven different meatloaf recipes–fresh garlic, chives, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, Parmesan cheese, pickle juice and mayonnaise.
The question:
What could possibly go wrong if all seven were emphasized at once?
The answer:
From the many ingredients, one meatloaf.
The E Pluribus Meatloaf.
So for your Fourth of July:

3 pounds lean ground beef
3 eggs (lightly beaten)
1 cup ketchup
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
salt to taste
2 dashes Tabasco sauce
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 onion (peeled and finely grated)
2 cloves of garlic (peeled and crushed)
1/4 cup chopped chives
1 heaping tablespoon mayonnaise
2 tablespoons pickle juice
1 handful of Parmesan cheese.
Mix, form into a loaf  and cover with still more ketchup .
Cook at 350 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours, or until done.
Makes nine servings.
Calories per serving: 570.

The owner of a Chicago restaurant informed QT that he liked the meatloaf so much he was adding it to his menu.
And on the menu it stayed.
Until the restaurant closed.
Happy Fourth of July!

From the QT news ticker


News Headline: “Did Trump get anything out of Kim Jong Un in Singapore?”
News Headline: “Is John Roberts the next Anthony Kennedy?”
News Headline: “Is Congress nothing but a spectator in matters of war today?”
News Headline: “Is Fox News really so bad?”
News Headline:  “Will Trump confront Putin at summit?”
News Headline: “Why is Congress rolling back bank regulations?”
No, no, yes, yes, are you kidding, guess.
See how easy?

QT Summer Travel Advisory


Thirty-one days remain until the Aadi Festival in Mahadanapuram, India, during which a temple priest breaks coconuts over the heads of followers.
Reports are unconfirmed that the followers, when the coconuts hit, immediately start to chant “No collusion! No collusion!”

We have seen the present, and it does not work

News Headline: “Is humanity a lost cause?”
News Headline: “Video shows Trump being worshipped as a god in India.”
Asked and answered.

The final frontier

News Headline: “Company wants to put a billboard on the moon by 2020.”
News Headline: “Send your tweets into space.”
As the Intergalactic Planetary Federation decides in emergency session that the termination of Earth can be put off no longer.

Oyez! Oyez!


News Headline:
“Trump’s short list for Supreme Court.”
Here’s what to do.
Show him a grocery list.
He won’t know the difference.
Then we can end up with a head of lettuce on the Supreme Court.
And the country will be better off.

This just in. . . .

News Item: A shirtless man in only boxer briefs and white sneakers scaled a highway sign. . . began dancing. . . vaped. . . shouted that he loved God. . . .”
As reasonable a response as any to the news of the day.

GovernMania MMXVIII


News Headline: “A Trump trade war will hit red states hard.”
News Headline: “Trump’s food-stamp cuts would hit his voters hard.”
H.L. Mencken wrote:
“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”
Mencken predicted, also, that someday the White House would be “adorned by a downright moron.”
We can see now the man was an alarmist.

Russian assets in the news


News Headline:
“Trump: ‘Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with’ U.S. election meddling.”
And if Donald Trump can’t believe his own collaborators, who can he believe?

The Art of the. . . .


News Headline: “North Korea upgrades nuclear facitilities despite Trump-Kim deal, satellite images show.”
News Headline: “Trump thinks he’ll get a deal with China.”
And China can hardly wait.