Category Archives: Qt

We’ll always have Paris


News Headline: “Paris Hilton reclaims queen of reality TV title from Kim Kardashian.”
Has it been 3,911 days since Paris Hilton announced she was leaving public life?
Not that anyone is counting.

Pre-existing emissions in the news

News Headline: House passes Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill after chaotic setbacks; Senate fight now looms.”
Nobody knew making poor people sick could be so complicated.

Your papers, please


News Headline: “Woman convicted of laughing at Jeff Sessions during hearing faces year in jail.”
Set aside the indications that President Trump and Vladimir Putin have approximately the same view of freedom of speech.
The woman made a mistake.
The Trump administration is laughable.
But not funny.

The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators


Timber Creek High School in Orlando, Fla., has named 30 valedictorians.
And one salutatorian.

GovernMania MMXVII


News Headline: “Arizona GOP lawmaker questions why we force kids to attend school.”
As President Trump has told us:
“I love the poorly educated.”

QT trickle-on economics update


News Headline: “Republicans are moving ahead with mammoth 593-page bill to deregulate Wall Street.”
Nobody knew looting a nation could be so complicated.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office


Asteroid 2017 JA, which was discovered yesterday, is passing between Earth and the moon as you read this.
There is no reason for concern.
It missed, didn’t it?

And he wasn’t low-energy


News Headline: “Tuesday marks the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death.”
He was very much a leader of men. The man had strong control. At a very young age, he was able to assume power. There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. He was a pretty smart cookie.

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


A reservoir of molten carbon the size of Mexico has been discovered beneath the Yellowstone magma chamber.
But scientists say there is “no immediate pathway to the surface.”
So nothing will happen immediately.
And to think you were worried for a moment.

Come on in, the looting’s fine


News Headline: “Trump tax plan would shift trillions from U.S. coffers to the richest.”
The system works.