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Day 197, America held hostage

News Headline: “Trump wants to judge immigrants by their English-speaking and
job skills.”
And one of these years, we might want to judge presidential candidates similarly.

QT Summer Travel Advisory

There will be no Central Nebraska Ethnic Festival this year.

We have seen the present, and it does not work

News Headline: “U.S. State Department considers dropping ‘democracy’ from its mission statement.”
For those interested in the most important news story this week that no one is paying attention to.

In other news. . . .

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denying reports that the Trump administration is in chaos:
If you want to see chaos, come to my house with three preschoolers.”
Exactly so.
There is only one in the Oval Office.
And his play phone usually calms him down.

GovernMania MMXVII

News Headline: “Anthony Scaramucci is out only 10 days after being named White House communications director.”
News Headline: “How Donald Trump’s White House is like ‘Game of Thrones.’ ” 
News Headline: “New York Post depicts Trump White House as reality TV ‘Survivor.’ ” 
. . . as we  move steadily toward “The Benny Hill Show.”

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Headline: “Florida man bitten by poisonous snake slapped with 6-figure bill.”
If you were a poisonous snake slapped with a 6-figure bill, you’d be in a biting mood, too.
And can it be time for QT’s quadrennial reminder that it isn’t “chip off the old block,” but “chip of the old block”?

From the QT news ticker

News Headline: “What happened? What happened?!”
Sometimes a headline writer’s mind wanders.

This just in. . . .

K.R., a Baltimore reader, writes that she is troubled by a city bill she received with “a line for ‘water consumption’ and another for ‘sewer consumption.’ ”
Sewer consumption can be a problem these days.
But try avoiding C-SPAN.
That may help.



Think of it as a valuable lesson

News Headline:   ‘Pickle’ in letter to Trump: ‘I want him to be my friend..’ ”
And President Trump has said he will be your friend, young Dylan “Pickle” Harbin, 9.
Until he decides you are weak.
And incompetent.
And disloyal
You loser.
Until then.

High crimes and misdemeanors in the news

News Headline: “Meet the ex-con who ties himself to Trump.”
It happens
Sometimes an ex-con falls in with a bad crowd.