QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline: “Volcanic ‘super-eruptions’ more frequent than thought.”
As we wait for the day when thought becomes more frequent again.
News Item: “. . . the airline is offering pilots 150 percent of their hourly wage to cover the impacted flights. . . .”
And Doug Dahlgren, a Chicago reader,  wants to know when time and a half became “150 percent of their hourly wage,” and when can we have time and a half back?
And. . . .

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GovernMania MMXVII


News Headline: “Trump taunts Korea.”
News Headline: “Trump taunts China.”
News Headline: “Trump taunts ‘Pocahantas’ during Native American event.”
News Headline: “Trump taunts Hill Republicans.”
News Headline: “Trump taunts McCain.
News Headline: “Trump taunts NFL protesters: ‘those people.’ ”
News Headline: “Trump taunts the Emmys.”
News Headline: “Quakes and volcanoes to rip Earth apart in 2018.”
Finally, a solution.

In other news. . . .

News Headline: “Report says Trump can’t let go of Obama birth-certificate conspiracy.”
News Headline: “Pakistani news channel claims Trump was born in Pakistan.”
President Trump’s real name is Dawood Ibrahim Khan.
The stories seemed to go together, for some reason.  

’Tis the season


News Headline: “Siberian schools plan Santa ban to fight corruption.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

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


8 p.m. Monday, November 27, at Division Street and Commonwealth Avenue in Jacksonville, Fla.

. . . worth a thousand words.


News Headline:
“Donald Trump doesn’t read his briefings; prefers big pictures instead.”
And Rob Bligh, a San Antonio reader, is only too happy to oblige.
He devised the picture shown here.
Think of it as your daily briefing.

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Persons of interest in the news


News Headline: “Did President Trump reverse a pesticide ban after receiving $1 million from Dow Chemical?”
Heavens to Betsy, what a dreadful thing to think.

We have seen the present, and it does not work


The story of
Sleeping Beauty has been called into question because the prince kisses her without asking her consent.

’Tis the season


News Headline: “Adult woman screams that mall Santa is fake, has no sleigh.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

Day 312, America held hostage


News Headline:
“Despite Trump’s promises, coal plants keep closing.”
News Headline: “Coal-mining fatalities up as Trump cuts safety regulations.”
Note to coal miners:
Donald Trump promised to end your troubles.
He didn’t say quite how.