From Russia with love


News Headline: Trump thanks Vladimir Putin for expelling U.S. diplomats: ‘We’re trying to cut down our payroll.’ ”
News Headline: “Did Russia attack U.S. officials in Cuba? U.S.S.R. used microwaves against diplomats in Cold War.”
President Trump may want to thank Putin again.
Or maybe not.
Never good to butter up the boss too much.

A republic, if you can keep it


A new poll found that more than half of Republicans would agree to postponing the 2020 election of President Trump proposed it.

‘We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when. . . .’


News Headline:
“Is nuclear war looming?
News Headline: “Trump’s big mouth.”
Asked and answered..

QT LatestCarjacker Who Didn’t Know How to Work a Stick Shift Worldwide Pinpoint Locator


8 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, near Darcel Avenue and Middleshire Drive in Mississauga, Ontario.

But still waiting for the perp walks


News Headline: “FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home.”
Give credit to President Trump.
This is more exciting than Watergate.

QT Midwest New Madrid Fault, where the most recent earthquakes two centuries ago changed the course of the Mississippi River and toppled chimneys as far away as Maine, although geologists say there is only a 10 percent chance of a major quake in the next 50 years, which includes any moment now, update


News Headline: “No, the upcoming solar eclipse will not cause the New Madrid fault
to slip.”

Let’s set aside this superstition.
As the U.S. Geological Survey puts it: “Earthquakes are random in time.”
So forget the eclipse. Be reassured. The earthquake could happen tomorrow.

QT news you can use


QT sunspot and solar wind update:
11 and 910,800 mph.
Or did you want to see another story about Donald Trump?

Day 202, America held hostage


News Headline: “Trump vows ‘fire and fury like the world has never seen.’ ”
News Headline: “John McCain on President Trump’s North Korea threat: ‘I don’t know what he’s saying.’ ”
That’s OK..
Trump doesn’t, either.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item: “. . . but this seems pretty beyond the pail. . . . “
Jack and Jill ended up beyond the pail.
The rest of us? Beyond the pale.
And is it time for QT’s triennial reminder that those who pronounce “naïveté” with four syllables instead of three are not being erudite, which is pronounced, also, with three syllables, not four?
Evidently.

QT LatestCarjacker Who Didn’t Know How to Work a Stick Shift Worldwide Pinpoint Locator


4:20 p.m., Friday, August 4, on Interstate 890 at Exit 5 in Schenectady, N.Y.