QT trickle-on economics update


News Headline: “Trump’s new bank regulator: Lawyer who helped banks charge
more fees.”

For those who believe the Trump administration isn’t getting anything done
during its collapse.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item: “, , , On Wednesday, the semiannual ‘slow slip’ event began, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. . . .The event happens about every 14 months deep underneath the Puget Sound area. . . .”
Bill Scott, an East Northport, N.Y., reader, writes:
“When did ‘semiannual’  become ‘every 14 months,’ and when can we have ‘every six  months’ back?”
Or we could always try “quattuordecimonthly.”
Or maybe not.
And can it be time for QT’s semitriennial reminder that “flaccid” is pronounced FLAK-sid?
And that “vagaries” is pronounced vuh-GAIR-eez?
Evidently.

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Or should France build a wall?


News Headline: “Macron offers refuge in France for U.S. scientists.”
You can tell much about a nation by the refugees it creates.

In other news. . . .


News Headline: “Trump blasts ‘chorus of critics’ in commencement address.”
Which can be another way of referring to a grand jury.

High crimes and misdemeanors in the news


News Headline: “If Donald Trump were a CEO, he’d probably be fired today.”
News Headline: “The end of Trump: The House impeaches. The Senate convicts. That’s the end of Trump.”
Or as the Founding Fathers might put it:
Just what are you people waiting for?

Just a few clouds on the horizon


News Headline:
“Facts on how man-made pollution is killing the planet.”
News Headline: “Humans may talk to dolphins in 2021 using AI technology.”
And we can expect the dolphins to tell us a thing or two.
News Headline: “Bear locks itself in car, honks horn.”
The Bears may want to have a word with us, also.

A republic, if you can keep it


News Item:  “. . . 29  percent of Americans approve of President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey last week, a new poll shows–while 38 percent disapprove.
Thirty-two percent of survey respondents said they ‘don’t know enough to say.’ ”
If the United States ever needs an epitaph, it could well be:
Didn’t Know Enough to Say.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Beware the ides of National Artisan Gelato Month.

GovernMania MMXVII


News Headline: “Florida Gov. Scott heads new super PAC to reinvent GOP in
Trump’s image.”
Among the new  party slogans being considered:
+ Morning After in America.
+ Беда́ никогда́ не прихо́дит одна́.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update


News Headline:
 ‘Idiot’ is the first word that comes to mind when people think of Trump, poll finds.”
Thirty-six percent of respondents in the Quinnipiac Poll chose the word.
The next two words chosen were “incompetent” and “liar.”
The next word was “leader.”
That last one is our fault.